Monday, Feb 05, 2018

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SINGAPORE AIRSHOW 2018

Biennial event opens amid roaring travel demand

THE biennial Singapore Airshow returns this week as the aviation industry gears up to...
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NEWS ANALYSIS

Singapore Budget 2018: Time to relook foreign manpower restrictions?

FOREIGN labour restrictions have become part and parcel of doing business in Singapore...
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No proof of broad-based market manipulation around company announcements: CFA study

A NEW study by CFA Singapore and global analytics firm CRISIL has found no statistical...
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Vietnam's privatisation drive 'offers potential for S'pore investors'

BIG buy-ins by Singapore-listed heavyweights have recently turned the spotlight onto...
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COMPANY OF GOOD

'Corporate giving is not just about painting walls'

APART from educating clients on financial knowledge and management skills, specialist...
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Singapore still 2nd freest economy in the world; gap with top-ranked HK widens

SINGAPORE retained its position as the second freest economy in the world for the 24th...
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Asean foreign ministers in Singapore for annual retreat

FOREIGN ministers from all 10 Asean countries are meeting in Singapore from Feb 4 to 6 to...
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Malaysia cuts Goods Vehicle Levy at Second Link to RM50

MALAYSIA has reduced the Goods Vehicle Levy at the Second Link for vehicles leaving...
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COMPANIES & MARKETS

WALL STREET INSIGHT

Bond interest rates may determine market direction

SPECULATORS on stocks and bitcoin learned this week that market "melt-ups" -...
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CHARTPOINT

Premature to call for end of the bond bull

THE 36-year bond bull might be coming to an end soon but only after the 10-year Treasury...
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Singapore companies should seize potential across Asean

THERE is "enormous potential" across the region waiting to be tapped and...
PUBLISHED Feb 5, 2018 06:00 AM

Singapore companies should seize potential across Asean

THERE is "enormous potential" across the region waiting to be tapped and...
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Corporate digest

NOBLE chairman Paul Brough has sought to reassure shareholders that the company's...
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Aoxin leads China dentistry with tech

ORAL medicine specialist Shao Yongxin has always been fascinated by the artistry and...
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Glaxo, Reckitt are the only bidders for Pfizer's consumer unit: sources

GLAXOSMITHKLINE plc and Reckitt Benckiser Group plc are the only companies to have...
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STOCKS

Jitters over bond rout might persist

A NAIL-BITING, volatile session may await the local bourse, with persistent fears over...
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CURRENCIES

US dollar rises, but investors sceptical about lasting gains

THE US dollar rose on Friday against a number of currencies including the Japanese yen...
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INSIDE INSIGHTS

Keppel Corporation buys back S$26.7m in share value

THE five trading sessions spanning Jan 26 to Feb 1 saw the Straits Times Index (STI)...
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REAL ESTATE

COMMENTARY

Millennials leaving the basement to buy homes

THERE are two themes I find endlessly fascinating about real estate. One is its enormous...
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Washington DC to introduce new rule on home-sharing

DISTRICT lawmakers will soon introduce legislation that would further restrict how...
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US stock slump hits day 9, worst in two years

SHARES of US homebuilders were in their ninth straight day of free fall after performing...
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BANKING & FINANCE

Riding the bitcoin wave in search of a golden shore

HE had invested in bitcoin almost two years earlier, so now Jacob Melin had a new house,...
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ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Blizzard exposes flaws in Beijing's rail, coal policies

CHINA'S worst blizzard this winter exposed a flaw in Beijing's drive to create...
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Exxon sees oil demand down 20% in 2040; or maybe it'll be up?

IF climate change curbs live up to their promise, oil demand may fall 20 per cent by 2040...
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South Australia plans to set up world's largest virtual power plant

SOUTH Australia plans to roll out solar panels and Tesla Inc batteries to at least 50,000...
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Australia won't fund mega Adani mine rail link

EMBATTLED Indian miner Adani's plans for a massive coal project in Australia has...
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TECHNOLOGY

We've reached peak smartphone. What is going to happen now?

YOU don't really need a new smartphone. Sure, some of them squeeze more screen into...
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Amazon receives patents for wristbands that could monitor staff performance

AMAZON has received patents for electronic systems that could enable warehouse monitoring...
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CONSUMER

Foreign brands that misfire in China

UNILEVER brought its Rexona deodorant to China a decade ago, dreaming of a market with 2...
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In quest for growth, German toymakers keep it real

IN AN industry upended by the changing play habits of tech-savvy kids, German toymakers...
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Cellphones are still safe for humans: researchers

DO cellphones cause cancer? Despite years of research, there is still no clear answer...
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TRANSPORT

US airlines try and fail to increase fares as fuel costs jump

US airlines are asking shareholders to believe they can raise ticket prices while ramping...
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Boeing wooing Embraer with commercial jet venture: sources

BOEING Co is wooing Embraer SA with a plan to form a commercial jet venture instead of an...
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Baltic Exchange Shipping Insights

Charterers continued to have the upper hand as rates for 270,000 tonnes to China...
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GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Merkel enters final stretch in coalition-building marathon

GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives entered coalition talks on Sunday...
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Waymo vs Uber trade secrets trial at starting line

A BILLION-DOLLAR trial pitting Alphabet-owned autonomous driving unit Waymo against Uber...
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Bank of England at forefront of global rates dilemma

THE Bank of England will find itself facing a question next week that is set to trouble...
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N Korea slams Trump's 'sinister' State of the Union address

NORTH Korea hit back at US President Donald Trump on Sunday after he slammed rights...
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LIFE & CULTURE

COMMENTARY

China set to take lead in Asian golf

GOLF was a sport banned by China's paramount leader Mao Zedong during his reign in...
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SPH brings festive cheer to seniors

MORE than 20 staff from the Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) paid a visit to the Lions...
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VIEWS FROM THE TOP

Stopping the lies, half-truths and smears

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: Should Singapore introduce a law to deal with online falsehoods?...
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BREAKING NEWS

May 26, 2018 02:31 PM

Audi CEO says diesel crisis not over and vows to stay on - report

[FRANKFURT] Audi chief executive Rupert Stadler said the diesel emissions affair was not over and promised to stay at...
May 26, 2018 02:02 PM

South Korea welcomes prospect of 'reignited' US-North Korea talks

[SEOUL] South Korea on Saturday welcomed the renewed prospect of a summit between the United States and North Korea...
May 26, 2018 01:44 PM

ECB board race countdown prompts diversity call to Euro members

[STOCKHOLM] Euro-region leaders picking the successors to European Central Bank President Mario Draghi and colleagues...
May 26, 2018 01:20 PM

Under pressure from Trump, Saudis put brakes on oil's rally

[LONDON] The world's largest oil exporter just made quite a policy swerve. Within six weeks, Saudi Arabia has gone...
May 26, 2018 11:55 AM

Xiaomi said to seek June 7 listing hearing for US$10b IPO

[HONG KONG] Xiaomi aims to seek formal Hong Kong stock exchange approval on June 7 for an initial public offering that...
May 26, 2018 11:16 AM

Apple sees steep increase in US national security requests

[SAN FRANCISCO] Apple on Friday issued its twice yearly transparency report on government data requests, showing...
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