Friday, Feb 23, 2018

TOP STORIES

BT EXCLUSIVE

Creative brings '3D' sound to headphones after US$100m R&D

HEADPHONES are unnatural, Sim Wong Hoo, founder of Creative Technology, believes.
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Wishes, wants and the hongbao handout in BT Weekend

WITH every Budget comes a stack of wish lists from all corners of the economy. Given that...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE BUDGET 2018

Singapore Budget 2018: Lack of data on Singapore's reserves limits discussion on its use

IT IS difficult to say whether Singapore should tap more of the earnings from its...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Singapore Budget 2018: An olive branch in lower-than-expected carbon tax

THE Singapore government surprised many on Monday when the price for carbon tax was...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE BUDGET 2018

Singapore Budget 2018: Lower initial carbon tax aimed at helping companies transit: Masagos

THE lower initial carbon tax of S$5 a tonne is to allow companies to adjust their...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Singapore M&OE remains relevant despite headwinds

SINGAPORE will stay relevant in the global marine and offshore engineering (M&OE)...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM

SembMarine taps WSG programme to reskill workforce

THE health of Singapore's marine and offshore engineering industry hinges on its...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM

SBF targets over 100 Singapore companies for first China International Import Expo

THE Singapore Business Federation (SBF) aims to gather more than 100 Singapore companies...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

HOCK LOCK SIEW

Staff cuts can be a double-edged sword

SINGAPORE Airlines cabin crew will no longer be penalised for taking "casual"...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Deep price discount raises fears over Hyflux perp redemption

THE market seems to be pricing in the chance that Hyflux will not redeem its S$400...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Wilmar Q4 net down 24% due to tropical oil, sugar segments

CONTINUED challenging conditions in Wilmar International's tropical oils and sugar...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM

UE books revaluation gains but dividend falls

REVALUATION gains lifted United Engineers' (UE) full-year net profit from continuing...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM

BreadTalk's full-year earnings up 91% on consolidation strategy

LIFESTYLE food and beverage group BreadTalk Group on Thursday reported record earnings of...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM
HOT STOCK

SembMarine shares fall double digits on poor Q4 results

SHARES of Sembcorp Marine sank by as much as 14.4 per cent a day after the firm posted a...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM

HK exec is new Datapulse CEO

A HONG Kong executive is to join Datapulse Technology as its chief executive officer,...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM

DMX files police report in Singapore, alleges wrongdoing by former management

IT solutions provider DMX Technologies Group said that it has filed a police report in...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

ENGINEERING company Sanli Environmental on Thursday announced it has secured four...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM
STOCKS

STI falls after US slumps on Fed minutes

SINGAPORE shares ended lower on Thursday even as China powered ahead as it resumed...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

With the recent share price drop, we believe the negatives in the construction sector are...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Dollar higher on Fed minutes, rising inflation

THE dollar inched up to a 10-day high on Thursday after minutes from the US Federal...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Gerald Crescent bungalow on offer at over S$35m

A HOUSE that was at the centre of a high-profile dispute - between a former tour guide...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Australia's Westfield says 'No Plan B' as Unibail deal shrinks

AUSTRALIAN shopping mall giant Westfield Corp ruled out trying to increase a US$16...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Li Ka-shing unit is buyer of City Towers

JAPURA Development, linked to Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing's Cheung Kong empire, is...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

BOE rate rises could come faster than expected

THE Bank of England could end up needing to raise interest rates faster than investors...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM

AXA posts net profit of 6.21b euros

FRENCH insurer AXA posted higher-than-expected 2017 net profits and stronger earnings in...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

PNB scandal was not a lone-wolf crime

IT'S disingenuous to think that India's biggest banking fraud was just one bent...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

How GE gambled on fossil fuel power, and lost

LAST March, executives at General Electric Co's power-plant business gave Wall...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM

No plans to move Singapore marketing hub: BHP CEO

BHP Billiton will not move its low tax-paying Singapore marketing hub even if Australia...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Twitter cracks down on automated 'bot' accounts

TWITTER announced on Wednesday a crackdown on accounts powered by software "bots...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM

#MeToo gathers force in S Korea through chat app

A CHAT app where South Koreans can anonymously dish the dirt on their misbehaving bosses...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Fat is back and premium butter makers are taking the cream

CONSUMERS aren't just eating more butter, they are willing to pay more for it, a...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Eye drug Eylea has mysterious rise in side effect reports

DOCTORS say they're seeing an unexplained increase in a rare, frightening side...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Qantas outlines pilot academy plans as profit soars

QANTAS Airways posted a bumper 17.9 per cent jump in interim net profit on Thursday and...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Saudi Arabia ends airport concession deal with Changi

SAUDI Arabia's aviation authority has terminated a concession agreement with...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Ford US chief departs abruptly after behaviour probe

FORD Motor Co said on Wednesday that Raj Nair, its president for North America, was...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Seoul to quickly conduct due diligence on GM's S Korea unit

SOUTH Korea plans to quickly conduct due diligence on the financially strapped South...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Singapore public service among world's least corrupt

SINGAPORE'S zero tolerance for corruption has not been tarnished by the Brazilian...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Fed officials say tax cuts could boost economy

US central bankers said the recent tax cuts could juice the economy more than expected in...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Saudi Arabia to splurge on Western entertainment

SAUDI ARABIA announced plans on Thursday to spend billions on building new venues and...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM

UK economy lags behind G-7 after 2017 growth rate cut

BRITAIN'S economy was weaker than previously thought in 2017, official data showed...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM

OPINION

Bashing 'the other' is wrong, whoever does it

IT HAS become conventional wisdom of sorts to label US President Donald Trump as an...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Singapore Budget 2018 addresses healthcare needs but costs remain a challenge

THE challenge of funding Singapore's escalating healthcare needs is among the key...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

The Internet - the US economy's weakest link

HERE'S today's quiz: What poses the greatest threat to America's economy...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Economic insecurity a hallmark of globalisation

IT IS now commonplace to blame rising economic inequality for working-class anger and the...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE BUDGET 2018

A Singapore Budget for the future

BUDGET 2018 has carefully laid out the plans to prepare Singapore for the next decade...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Digital assimilation - it takes a lot more than marketing hype

WITH the commoditisation of compute, storage and network resources - namely in the form...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM
LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Conservation vs en bloc sale: Money talks louder?

PEARL Bank Apartments will likely be demolished unless CapitaLand decides to preserve it...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Lifestyle

Little place, big menu

ORIGIN is a little restaurant with a big menu. Just when you think you've figured...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Sniffing out Bordeaux wine futures

THE current coverage about the 2015 vintage in Burgundy and Bordeaux in the wine press is...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Off To The Oscars!

DON'T LIKE SUPERHEROES? Tough luck if you're a movie-lover. Try as you might...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Nelson & Terence Loh

THEY ARE COUSINS IN BLOOD, but brothers by nature. Ever since they were kids, Nelson and...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Cooking Cause

You've heard of the Man Booker Prize, but how about the Man Cooker? Published by the...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Poignant Stage Drama

How much do you love your parents? And how will that love be tested should one of them be...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Dynamic Duo

Adam Dahlberg and Albin Wessman are two of Stockholm's hipster chefs who challenge...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Cinema With A View

The inaugural Peroni Sunset Cinema sold out last year and its organiser has just...
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Michelin-Starred Fashion

If you thought food and fashion were mutually exclusive, let the Michelin Guide change...
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Run Around Town

Take part in District Race - the first urban exploration race in the world - and see...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM

There Will Be Blood

If your idea of a "fierce female" is Beyonce, it's time to check out some...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Sounds Superb!

The Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) is playing two special shows for kids. Summon the...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Three Times A Lady

Italian luxury powerhouse Dolce & Gabbana has embarked on an innovative project with...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Recreating Nostalgic Flavours

BETTER KNOWN FOR HIS ELABORATE sweet confections as the "Sugar Daddy" owner of...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Family Matters

WHEN RETIRED PHARMACIST Lim Cheng See and her husband wanted to rebuild their home at...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Fit And Fabulous

YOU MAY LOOK FIT, but are you really fit? According to the National Sports Participation...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Dhaka Ups Its Cultural Stakes

FREQUENT VISITORS TO DHAKA, the capital city of Bangladesh, gush about its warm people,...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Power Up

THE new G-Squad collection of G-Shock GBA-800 watches are designed to take more than just...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM

The Individualist

I am Dean Chew, co-director of spatial design firm FUUR (short for "future urbanism...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2018 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Jun 21, 2018 11:09 PM

North Korean airline Air Koryo plans new route to China's Xian

[BEIJING] North Korea's national airline Air Koryo plans to open a new route linking Pyongyang and Xian in China,...
Jun 21, 2018 10:34 PM

GIC invests in US-based technology firm Verra Mobility

SINGAPORE'S sovereign wealth fund GIC has invested in Verra Mobility, an Arizona-based firm that will be publicly...
Jun 21, 2018 10:27 PM

Chanel posts sales of almost US$10b, rivalling Louis Vuitton

[LONDON] Chanel, known for No.5 perfume, little black dresses and financial secrecy, opened its books to reveal nearly...
Jun 21, 2018 09:59 PM

US: Dow drops at open, technology stocks boost Nasdaq

[BENGALURU] The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened lower on Thursday, as concerns over an ongoing trade spat between...
Jun 21, 2018 09:55 PM

Israel PM Netanyahu's wife charged with US$100,000 meal fraud

[JERUSALEM] Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife Sara was charged Thursday with fraud and breach of...
Jun 21, 2018 09:43 PM

Intel CEO resigns after probe into relationship with employee

[BENGALURU] Intel on Thursday said Chief Executive Officer Brian Krzanich has resigned, effective immediately, after a...
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