Saturday, Feb 03, 2018

TOP STORIES

World manufacturing starts 2018 on strong note

FACTORIES could be bracing for busy months in 2018, as the start of the year saw...
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Manufacturing expands for 17th straight month in January

Singapore’s manufacturing sector started the year strong, with factory activity rising...
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MAS orders Nets to address cause of two-hour disruption

THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has instructed Nets to identify and address the...
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May bags £9b in China deals, Xi promises to build on 'golden era'

BRITISH Prime Minister Theresa May left China on Friday with deals worth more than £9.3...
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SINGAPORE BUDGET 2018

Security spending set to go up amid heightened terror threat: Heng Swee Keat

SECURITY spending is set to increase at this year's Budget, said Finance Minister...
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EDBI joins investors in US$500m funding for US biotech unicorn

EDBI, the investment arm of the Singapore Economic Development Board, has joined a group...
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LATEST US DATA

US hiring accelerates; annual wage growth strongest since 2009

US job growth surged in January and wages increased further, recording their largest...
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COMMMENTARY

Trump's weak dollar upends Asian growth calculus

CURRENCY moves speak louder than words, Donald Trump is learning.
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Japanese authorities raid crypto exchange Coincheck after hack; bitcoin plunges further

JAPANESE authorities on Friday raided virtual currency exchange Coincheck, a week after...
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Aston Martin zooms off to China in race to make e-cars

FOR the world's top automakers wanting to join the race for electric vehicles, China...
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Apple posts record profit despite selling fewer iPhones

APPLE on Thursday said it sold fewer iPhones in the most recent quarter than a year...
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City Harvest case, flash floods tabled for Parliament sitting

HOME Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam will state the Government's position on...
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COMPANIES & MARKETS

Pacific Radiance's new restructuring terms leave noteholders still miffed

PACIFIC Radiance has commenced a consent solicitation exercise (CSE) on a revised debt...
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SIAEC's Q3 bottom line up on contributions from JVs

BOOSTED by higher contributions from joint venture companies, SIA Engineering Company...
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SingPost's Q3 net profit up, driven by broad growth, changes in US tax rates

SINGAPORE Post's third-quarter net profit rose 37.2 per cent to S$43 million on...
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Noble's planned sale of four vessels for US$95m falls through

NOBLE Group said on Friday that a proposed divestment of four dry bulk carrier vessels to...
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Pine Capital posts smaller Q3 loss; plans to raise funds

PINE Capital Group reported a narrower loss in its fiscal third quarter and a negative...
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Pacific Andes says talks with creditors, potential sponsors 'encouraging and productive'

IN an update on its restructuring process, seafood company Pacific Andes on Friday said...
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UBS opens 2018 volunteering efforts with road race with youth

WHEN it comes to learning the importance of teamwork and being an effective leader, the...
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Sony CEO Hirai to step down; turnaround ally Yoshida to take helm

SONY Corp said on Friday that its chief executive officer Kazuo Hirai will be replaced by...
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Weaker estimates cast shadow over Visa share price

VISA Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday, joining rival...
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MUFG's Q3 profit slides as overseas growth costs bite

JAPAN'S largest lender Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) posted a 20 per cent...
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Corporate digest

JUMBO Group will set up a new branch office and Jumbo Seafood restaurant in the Chinese...
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STOCKS

Correction mode leaves its mark on local bourse

IT WAS not meant to be for Singapore's stock market barometer - try as it may - to...
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Brokers' take

ComfortDelGro Corp > Hold
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THE BROAD VIEW

Rags to riches tale ends sadly for Noble Group founder Richard Elman

WHEN Swiss commodity trader Andre & Cie went bust 17 years ago, Richard Elman pounced...
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REAL ESTATE

Sentosa Cove penthouse up for auction in mortgagee sale

A TWO-LEVEL penthouse on the sixth storey of The Berth by the Cove is among the...
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Empire State Building joins landlords with retail space to fill

ONE of the world's most famous skyscrapers is about to have a massive amount of...
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What's on the block in China's potential sale of the century?

TWO years ago, hardly a week would go by before news would emerge that HNA Group, Dalian...
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Reits

Highest-yielding real estate investment trusts
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Demand for shophouse units to remain strong in 2018: CBRE

SHOPHOUSES are a unique and interesting asset class in Singapore. This asset class,...
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LIFE & CULTURE

SATURDAY SOAPBOX

A tale of two women . . . or three

I RECALL back in 1984 when I first came to Hong Kong, a French lady friend asked to be...
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THE FINISH LINE

The business of getting fit

THERE was a bit of a hoo-ha back in December 2015 when Pure Fitness gave its customers...
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Taking photos of things that do not exist

GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel and her three predecessors sit in an orderly row; between...
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READERS' PROMOTION

An all-inclusive Chinese New Year gathering

IF you are planning a Chinese New Year office gathering for your colleagues and business...
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DISRUPTED

Automatic for the people

MOST of us have, at various points in our lives, wished for more time. But unless you own...
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OFFBEAT

#betterlucknexttime

FEW things incense me more than sloppy ads. I don't mean the ones that could've...
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THE STEERING COLUMN

Mercedes GLS: King of the jungle

MOST Sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and crossovers are expected to be used off-road a...
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THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

Journeying the skies

GARETH Williams' regular visits to the French Alps, where his brother worked as a...
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INVESTING & WEALTH

Buzz goes on for Asia bond markets

THE year has started off on a busy note in Asia's bond markets. This buzz continues...
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CHART VIEW

Attacking co-dependency

THE Greek goddess Artemis was born before her twin brother Apollo. Despite being twins,...
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CFA SINGAPORE INSIGHTS

Understanding the different types of Reits

IN the first part of this sector analysis last week, we examined the specific dimensions...
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The old school way to close that deal in private equity

DURING the last few years, private equity as an asset class clearly benefited from a low...
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BREAKING NEWS

May 27, 2018 08:14 PM

Suzhou court rules in favour of AEM Holdings' subsidiary

THE Suzhou court has passed its verdict on two legal cases in favour of its wholly-owned subsidiary AEM Microtronics (...
May 27, 2018 07:53 PM

Valuetronics posts higher profit of HK$204.73 million for FY2018

VALUETRONICS saw its full year net profit rise by about a third to HK$204.73 million (S$35.05 million) for the year...
May 27, 2018 06:19 PM

Beyond paper credentials

Max Loh
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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