Thursday, Jan 18, 2018

TOP STORIES

BT celebrates Journalist of the Year win

THE Business Times (BT) snagged three awards, including the top prize, at the Singapore...
PUBLISHED Jan 18, 2018 05:50 AM

ITMs not static but adaptable: Iswaran

THE industry transformation maps (ITMs) rolled out by the government are not static plans...
PUBLISHED Jan 18, 2018 05:50 AM

A lifestyle of less, in the Weekend magazine

A MINIMALIST lifestyle isn't just about reducing wastage, spending less or reducing...
PUBLISHED Jan 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Slower December export growth, currency effect mask strong finish to 2017

AT FIRST glance, Singapore's December export data seems to show that the trade-...
PUBLISHED Jan 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Aerospace industry transformation map could create 1,000 new jobs by 2020

A NEW aerospace industry transformation map (ITM) that could create 1,000 new jobs by...
PUBLISHED Jan 18, 2018 05:50 AM

CDL will not extend offer for M&C beyond Jan 26; investors must vote by Jan 23

SOME uncertainty surrounding the future of London-listed Millennium & Copthorne...
PUBLISHED Jan 18, 2018 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE BUDGET 2018

Singapore Budget 2018: Developing, drawing unicorns to Singapore a possible growth strategy: SME panel

UNICORNS in Singapore may not be so mythical after all, if the government takes on board...
PUBLISHED Jan 18, 2018 05:50 AM

COE premiums for cars, commercial vehicles slide

CERTIFICATES of entitlement (COE) tumbled in the latest tender yesterday, despite buying...
PUBLISHED Jan 18, 2018 05:50 AM
OPINION

Unlocking growth in Asean's digital economy - the time is now

IN just decades, digital advancement has enabled technology to shift from being a...
PUBLISHED Jan 18, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

HOCK LOCK SIEW

CapitaLand's game plan to achieve 8% ROE

TWO of the biggest drivers for CapitaLand in the future will be its ability to continue...
PUBLISHED Jan 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Rent declines hit ESR Reit's Q4, full-year DPU

RENEWED leases that were locked in at rates lower than their previous contracts led ESR...
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Singapore Kitchen Equipment seeks dual listing on HK GEM board

CATALIST-listed Singapore Kitchen Equipment is seeking a dual primary listing of its...
PUBLISHED Jan 18, 2018 05:50 AM

ST Aerospace bags S$510m worth of contracts in Q4

SINGAPORE Technologies (ST) Engineering's aerospace arm, ST Aero-space, secured new...
PUBLISHED Jan 18, 2018 05:50 AM

New StanChart unit to invest in fintech and promote innovation

STANDARD Chartered (StanChart) has set up a new unit aimed at promoting innovation within...
PUBLISHED Jan 18, 2018 05:50 AM

UMS raises stake in JEP to 29.5%

PRECISION engineering company UMS Holdings has upped its interest in JEP Holdings by...
PUBLISHED Jan 18, 2018 05:50 AM

First Reit Q4 DPU rises 0.9% on hospital acquisitions

FIRST Reit has posted fourth-quarter distribution per unit (DPU) of 2.15 Singapore cents...
PUBLISHED Jan 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Soilbuild Reit's Q4 DPU down 11.9%

SOILBUILD Business Space Reit reported an 11.9 per cent drop in distribution per unit (...
PUBLISHED Jan 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Orange Valley opens sixth home, plans expansion

FRESH from opening its sixth location in Balestier, Orange Valley Nursing Homes is...
PUBLISHED Jan 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Daily digest

FOOD Empire's wholly owned subsidiary Indus Coffee will be undertaking an expansion...
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STOCKS

STI pulls back after hitting a 10-year high

TRADERS here beat a cautious retreat on Wednesday amid the release of modest export...
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Brokers' take

Despite factoring in contributions from recently acquired cyber security solutions...
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CURRENCIES

Euro drops after hitting a 3-year high on ECB talk

THE euro fell nearly half a per cent on Wednesday after rocketing to a fresh three-year...
PUBLISHED Jan 18, 2018 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Hollandia in District 10 up for en bloc sale

HOLLANDIA, a residential development in District 10, has been put up for sale at an...
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Real estate stays hot in eastern Europe at pre-crisis growth pace

COMMERCIAL and industrial real estate in eastern Europe remains attractive to developers...
PUBLISHED Jan 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Push to make Washington's downtown more liveable

IN a 43-square-block portion of the booming central business district here are just 23...
PUBLISHED Jan 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Modi's home-for-all pledge could become India's subprime problem

INDIA'S US$207 billion bad loan pile could get worse...
PUBLISHED Jan 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Wanda billionaire extends sell-off with London luxury project

CHINESE billionaire Wang Jianlin has agreed to sell one of the largest luxury residential...
PUBLISHED Jan 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Trump has 'no idea' if Kazakh money was invested in SoHo hotel

US President Donald Trump said he has "no idea" whether money from Kazakhstan...
PUBLISHED Jan 18, 2018 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

ANZ drops quarterly earnings update, reignites debate over QR

AUSTRALIA and New Zealand Banking Group said it will stop reporting quarterly earnings...
PUBLISHED Jan 18, 2018 05:50 AM

India cuts planned extra borrowing to 200b rupees

INDIA said it would cut back on planned additional borrowing for the current fiscal year...
PUBLISHED Jan 18, 2018 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Flow of unwanted fuel from China set to turn into deluge

THE pace at which China exports the fuel it doesn't want is set to jump by more than...
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China's solar boom lifts clean energy funding to near record

CHINA'S insatiable appetite for solar power led to a surprise increase in global...
PUBLISHED Jan 18, 2018 05:50 AM

US exporter Cheniere signs 15-year LNG supply pact with Trafigura

US liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter Cheniere Energy has inked a 15-year, one million...
PUBLISHED Jan 18, 2018 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

COMMENTARY

Apple needs to admit it still has a labour problem

APPLE needs to do better. For all the talk of cleaning up its supply chain, too many...
PUBLISHED Jan 18, 2018 05:50 AM

NTUC Income launches digital portal for Integrated Shield Plans

NTUC Income has launched a portal that allows customers to digitally purchase an...
PUBLISHED Jan 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Microsoft heads top 100 list of global tech leaders

THOMSON Reuters on Wednesday published its debut Top 100 Global Technology Leaders list...
PUBLISHED Jan 18, 2018 05:50 AM

YouTube toughens rules regarding which videos get ads

YOUTUBE on Tuesday announced ramped-up rules regarding when it will run ads with videos...
PUBLISHED Jan 18, 2018 05:50 AM

India's Hike unveils cellphones that work without active data

WHATSAPP rival Hike of India is introducing a version of Android that lets users message...
PUBLISHED Jan 18, 2018 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

China luxury sales rebound as millennials snap up handbags, shoes

CHINA'S luxury goods market is back in fashion...
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Italy's Ferrero buys Nestle's US candy business

NESTLE said Tuesday it has agreed to sell its US candy business to Italy's Ferrero...
PUBLISHED Jan 18, 2018 05:50 AM

South Korea's 'kimchi deficit' hits record high

SOUTH Korea's trade deficit in kimchi, its proud traditional side dish of fermented...
PUBLISHED Jan 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Burberry holiday sales miss estimates as CEO pushes brand's facelift

BURBERRY Group's holiday sales fell short of estimates as chief executive officer...
PUBLISHED Jan 18, 2018 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Update Nafta, don't scrap it: GM chief

GENERAL Motors' chief executive urged the Trump administration on Tuesday not to...
PUBLISHED Jan 18, 2018 05:50 AM

New NY Transit chief rides subway to work on his first day, vows to fix ageing system

LIKE countless others headed to work on Tuesday morning, Andy Byford stood wearing a...
PUBLISHED Jan 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Global sales help VW weather fallout from diesel scandal

VOLKSWAGEN AG's global deliveries rose to a fresh record last year as robust...
PUBLISHED Jan 18, 2018 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Cyber attacks, war at top of WEF elites' fears

THE threat of large-scale cyber attacks and a "deteriorating geopolitical landscape...
PUBLISHED Jan 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Juncker welcomes Britain to rejoin EU after Brexit

EUROPEAN Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday he would welcome any...
PUBLISHED Jan 18, 2018 05:50 AM
LATEST US DATA

Utilities, mining give industrial production a boost

US industrial production increased more than expected in December as unseasonably cold...
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Japan's solid machinery orders show firms ready to spend, support BOJ optimism

JAPANESE orders for machinery surged to their highest level in a decade in November, in a...
PUBLISHED Jan 18, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Tips from Obama's photographer

DURING his eight years as the chief official White House photographer for former US...
PUBLISHED Jan 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Man U revenue top among European clubs

MANCHESTER United enjoyed the biggest revenue of any European club in the last financial...
PUBLISHED Jan 18, 2018 05:50 AM

OPINION

EDITORIAL

US tensions with North Korea and Iran on the wane?

ONLY a few months ago, pundits were warning that we were heading towards new wars in the...
PUBLISHED Jan 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Singapore needs to remain competitive

SINCE independence, Singapore has stood out in the Asia-Pacific for attracting foreign...
PUBLISHED Jan 18, 2018 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Economists should not make forecasts

DECEMBER always has a rash of economic forecasts for the year ahead. The reception areas...
PUBLISHED Jan 18, 2018 05:50 AM

How Britain could change its mind about Brexit

WILL 2018 be the year when the United Kingdom changes its mind about leaving the European...
PUBLISHED Jan 18, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

A year on, Trump still has time to turn things around

DONALD Trump's first year of office ends this week. After his remarkable election...
PUBLISHED Jan 18, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

When bitcoin's network meets a regulated global financial centre

IN 2009, a novel incentive structure was published in open-source software. The...
PUBLISHED Jan 18, 2018 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Jul 21, 2018 02:22 PM

Nasa prepares to fly probe into Sun's scorching atmosphere

[CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida] Nasa is preparing to send a probe closer to the Sun than any other spacecraft has ventured,...
Jul 21, 2018 02:04 PM

Young voters with smartphones may prove to be a bane for Pakistani politicians

[ISLAMABAD] The crowd of young Pakistanis, many armed with smartphones, surround the politician's car and begin...
Jul 21, 2018 01:38 PM

Currency war erupts, threatening to ripple across global markets

[NEW YORK] The currency war has arrived.
Jul 21, 2018 01:19 PM

Trump says NFL anthem protesters shouldn't be paid

[MIAMI] US President Donald Trump again goaded the National Football League (NFL) over its handling of controversial...
Jul 21, 2018 01:08 PM

'Contentious' Duterte, Philippines' inflation worry for Moody's

[MANILA] The Philippines kept its investment-grade rating at Moody's Investors Service, but not without a caution...
Jul 21, 2018 12:05 PM

Got US$250? You can go to Sean Spicer’s book party

[WASHINGTON] Typically, an author's colleagues have a house party to launch a book, or gather in a local pub...
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