Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018

TOP STORIES

Goldilocks economy tiptoes around three grumpy bears

THE "papa bear" of inflation - one of three bears to watch in the current...
PUBLISHED Jan 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Marina One, Duo developments symbolic - and also viable projects

THE two new integrated developments that are the fruit of the 2010 land-swap deal between...
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Deferred prosecution agreements proposed for certain corporate offences: Shanmugam

DEFERRED prosecution agreements (DPAs) - a legal tool used in the Keppel O&M Brazil...
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PSA posts 9.8% growth in global box throughput for 2017

GLOBAL port operator PSA International handled 9.8 per cent more containers across the...
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Temasek, Kuehne tie up to invest in early-stage logistics tech

STATE investment firm Temasek Holdings has its eye on budding logistics and supply chain...
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MAS shuns idea of issuing digital currencies to public

THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is avoiding the issuance of digital currencies...
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OPINION

Hone digital innovation, technology and manpower to keep Singapore relevant

THE golden digital era has brought the global market to the doorstep of businesses in...
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GIANT IPOs

Softbank Group mulls hiving off and listing wireless business

SOFTBANK Group Corp said on Monday that it was considering listing its Japanese wireless...
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COMMENTARY

Masayoshi Son, the golden goose, and a pile of debt

MASAYOSHI Son wants to sell the goose. At least, some of it. As much as people love to...
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China's Lufax seeking US$60b valuation in Hong Kong IPO

CHINA'S largest online wealth management platform, Shanghai Lujiazui International...
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COMPANIES & MARKETS

HOCK LOCK SIEW

TIH takeover - not all deals are created equal

"WHAT's good for the goose is not always good for the gander" pops into...
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CNMC to seek dual listing on Hong Kong exchange

CATALIST-listed CNMC Goldmine Holdings is planning to seek a dual primary listing on the...
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Capital World launches Malaysia's largest indoor theme park concept

CATALIST-listed property developer Capital World Limited has launched Malaysia's...
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Halcyon Agri to acquire 2 firms for S$105.3m, adding 4 factories

NATURAL rubber supply chain manager Halcyon Agri Corporation Limited has signed a...
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SPH, StarHub renew strategic partnership

WITH around two million mobile subscribers, telco StarHub can tell where mall visitors...
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Floor at Indonesia stock exchange tower collapses, 75 injured

AT LEAST 75 people were injured on Monday when a mezzanine floor in Indonesia's...
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Aspen steps up Selangor push with RM58.8m investment

ASPEN (Group) Holdings is pursuing its third project in Selangor, Malaysia, with a RM58.8...
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China Fibretech narrows loss to 1.1m yuan in Q3

DYE maker China Fibretech has released a series of reports on its financial performance...
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London, HK next in line to receive SIA's new A380 cabin products

LONDON and Hong Kong are next in line to receive Singapore Airlines' new Airbus A380...
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Corporate digest

ZICO Capital, the independent financial adviser engaged by the directors of TMC Education...
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STOCKS

STI continues strong upward momentum

TRADERS here returned to the work week still riding the high of last week's improved...
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Brokers' take

The share price has corrected by about 5 per cent in the year to date, and with the...
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CURRENCIES

Euro at 3-year high vs dollar on bullish bets

THE euro rose to a three-year high against the dollar on Monday, fuelled by growing...
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REAL ESTATE

Paya Lebar Quarter signs up tenants for over half of office space

PAYA Lebar Quarter (PLQ), a S$3.2 billion mixed-use development by Lendlease, has secured...
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JLL likely has world's largest 3D-enabled property portfolio

REAL estate consultancy JLL could now have the world's largest 3D-enabled property...
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Freehold Dunearn Gardens up for en bloc sale

DUNEARN Gardens, a rare freehold high-rise residential redevelopment site off Newton Road...
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Britain's Carillion fails, forcing government to step in

BRITAIN'S Carillion collapsed on Monday after its banks lost faith in the...
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London home-sellers cut prices by most since 2009

THE prices that London home-sellers are seeking for their properties fell by the most...
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Sweden's worst housing slump since 2008 likely to hurt GDP growth

SWEDEN is in the worst housing-market downturn since the global financial crisis.
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China group chosen to build Croatia bridge

A CHINESE consortium was chosen to build a controversial bridge deemed vital for Croatia...
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BANKING & FINANCE

Indonesia welcomes foreign banks following MUFG's Danamon deal

BANKS from countries including China are looking to follow the example of Japan's...
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Yuan jumps to 2-year high, Bundesbank adds renminbi to its reserves

CHINA'S yuan leapt to its highest in more than two years against the US dollar on...
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Australia, NZ dollars reach 4-month peaks as greenback stumbles

THE Australian and New Zealand dollars racked up fresh four-month peaks on Monday as...
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ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Bets on oil rally hit record, but will they last?

ANOTHER week of rising oil prices and another record for money manager bets on gains. But...
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COMMENTARY

Opec and allies under rising pressure to manage long-term output

THE battle between Opec and shale oil producers can be characterised as a two-round fight...
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Australia solar shines as rising power bills trigger energy shift

AUSTRALIA, one of the world's biggest users of rooftop solar panels, has probably...
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TECHNOLOGY

End of a chip boom? Memory chip price drop spooks investors

AFTER a blistering year-and-a-half-long surge, a sudden drop in some memory chip prices...
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WeChat plans to resurrect tipping button after agreement with Apple

CHINA'S largest social media platform WeChat plans to resurrect its "tipping...
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French telcos spend 3b euros to plug network gaps

FRANCE'S mobile telephone operators will spend more than three billion euros (S$4.86...
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CONSUMER

US regains status as top beef exporter to S Korea

THE United States reclaimed its spot as the top beef exporter to South Korea in 2017, 14...
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One of the biggest diamonds in history found in Africa

ONE of the biggest diamonds in history has been discovered in the mountainous kingdom of...
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Saudi Arabia begins screening films after decades-long ban lifted

SAUDI Arabia began screening feature-length animated children's films this weekend...
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C&A fashion chain eyes sale to Chinese investors: report

THE billionaire family that owns Dutch clothing retailer C&A is on the brink of...
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TRANSPORT

DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Mercedes' G-Class makes the money for its e-cars

IN THE first revamp of the G-Class since the rugged sport utility vehicle's...
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DETROIT AUTO SHOW

US auto industry jobs down under Trump

A YEAR after criticising carmakers for cutting US jobs due to trade agreements and...
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DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Volkswagen reports record car sales in 2017

VOLKSWAGEN said on Sunday that its namesake brand sold more vehicles worldwide in 2017...
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GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

BOJ's Kuroda gives positive outlook on economy, prices

BANK of Japan (BOJ) governor Haruhiko Kuroda offered a positive view on the economy and...
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Japan revamping how it measures GDP data to reflect 'sharing economy'

JAPAN is set to revamp how it measures gross domestic product data in the coming years by...
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UK voters don't want referendum but regret Brexit decision: Poll

BRITISH voters are sick and tired of referendums, but if there were one, the majority...
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Euro-area economic boom to roll on after strong start to 2018

EUROPE'S growth resurgence is showing little sign of losing steam yet and economists...
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LIFE & CULTURE

Chinese MMA star has her eyes on the prize

FOR Singaporean mixed martial arts (MMA) competitor Tiffany Teo, the only obstacle...
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Jumanji dominates US holiday weekend, The Post leads newcomers

SONY'S new Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle movie dominated the North American box...
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SME

Don't trip up over business travel

ONE of the main growth strategies for booming SMEs is to venture overseas - a...
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How vulnerable is your data security?

THERE is a common misconception that the smaller you are, the smaller target you are to a...
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OPINION

Implementation is key when building skills for the future

SINGAPORE'S workforce transformation must be a tripartite enterprise. At its core is...
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THE BOTTOM LINE

Rolling out the ITMs is only the first step of the slog

ONE item on the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCCI)'s wish...
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EDITORIAL

Softer stance on QR is not a compromise on disclosure standards in Singapore

LAST Thursday, the Singapore Exchange (SGX) proposed wide-ranging options on mandatory...
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Safeguarding your company against corporate corruption overseas

SINGAPORE has long been admired for its tough anti-corruption stance and is exemplary for...
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The old order, globalisation and the new era

THERE is a consensus among academics as well as those who watch policymaking across the...
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Greece to have first 'normal' Budget since debt crisis

AFTER almost eight years under European Union (EU) and International Monetary Fund (IMF)...
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BREAKING NEWS

May 27, 2018 04:55 PM

Prudential Singapore to pay at least S$2.2m to all customers hit by wrong GIRO deductions

[SINGAPORE]PRUDENTIAL Singapore on Saturday said that it would pay S$100 to each customer whose GIRO deduction date for...
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