Saturday, Mar 03, 2018

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SINGAPORE BUDGET 2018

Singapore Budget 2018: Pact scheme to include tie-ups among SMEs

PARTNERSHIPS among small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups will qualify for the...
PUBLISHED Mar 3, 2018 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE BUDGET 2018

Singapore Budget 2018: Productivity Solutions Grant to cover six sectors first

AN INITIAL S$110 million will be set aside over the next three years for the new...
PUBLISHED Mar 3, 2018 05:50 AM

Manufacturing expands for 18th straight month in February but pace of growth slows

THE manufacturing sector started 2018 on a high and is still powering along, albeit at a...
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SINGAPORE BUDGET 2018

Singapore Budget 2018: Infrastructure Office to be launched in October

AS A LEADING financial centre, Singapore is uniquely placed to address the problems...
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SINGAPORE BUDGET 2018

Singapore Budget 2018: No 'test balloons' on GST tax hike, says Swee Keat

FINANCE Minister Heng Swee Keat has asked whether Workers' Party chairman Sylvia Lim...
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US Fed's Powell sees 'no evidence' of overheating economy

FEDERAL Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said he sees no signs the US economy is...
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Singapore to pursue deeper ties with EU as Asean chair

THE time is right for Asean and the European Union (EU) to pursue greater region-to-...
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EU hopes trade deal with Singapore will enter into force this year

THE European Union (EU) hopes that its free-trade deal with Singapore will enter into...
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Apple Macs, Hershey's Kisses and Bud beer caught up in aluminium tariff plan

US President Donald Trump says his proposed aluminum and steel tariffs are about putting...
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Winners and losers from new tariffs

PRODUCERS such as Nucor, AK Steel Holding and US Steel will reap the benefits. They have...
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May wants reciprocal binding trade agreements after Brexit

BRITISH Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday that Britain's future trading...
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Changi Airport fee hikes could hurt passenger demand: Jetstar group CEO

Changi Airport announced on Wednesday that the revenue from these fees would go towards...
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COMPANIES & MARKETS

Three Datapulse investors move to rally the troops

THREE minority shareholders led by retired human resource manager Chew Ah Kong, who...
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Frasers Property's Thai unit prices 3 more debenture offerings totalling up to 5b baht

FRASERS Property said on Friday that its subsidiary, Frasers Property Holdings (Thailand...
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Oei Hong Leong withdraws acceptance for his IPC shares

TYCOON Oei Hong Leong has pulled out of a deal for his shares in mainboard-listed IPC...
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LafargeHolcim CEO launches overhaul, takes big Q4 charge

LAFARGEHOLCIM aims to grow faster than the overall market and cut costs under a five-year...
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Ipco boots out CFO, names new investor as finance chief

MAINBOARD-LISTED Ipco International has dismissed its executive director and chief...
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YCH Group, Forchn Holdings join forces to deepen Belt and Road Initiative investments

SUPPLY chain management company YCH Group and e-commerce logistics services firm Forchn...
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China's CEFC Shanghai International downgraded after its bond trade is suspended

A MAJOR Chinese credit ratings agency downgraded CEFC Shanghai International Group on...
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Infineon launches chip venture with Chinese carmaker SAIC

GERMAN chipmaker Infineon Technologies AG is teaming up with SAIC Motor Corp Ltd, China...
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Corporate digest

COSCO Shipping International (S) Co has exercised its right to acquire the shares held by...
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STOCKS

STI tumbles nearly 1% amid global sell-off on tariff tremor

THE Singapore market was not spared from the sharp selloff in global equities after US...
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Brokers' take

Singapore Medical Group > Buy
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REAL ESTATE

FEC Properties snags Hollandia collective sale site for S$183.4m

The sale price for Hollandia translates to a land rate of S$1,703 per square foot per...
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Wuhan to implement transparent mortgage payments to rein in soaring prices

HOUSING authorities in the central Chinese city of Wuhan plan a measure requiring...
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Beckham's MLS partner eyes new Miami stadium sites

ENGLISH football star David Beckham's five-year quest to bring a Major League Soccer...
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Saudi builder Jabal Omar to close Umm Al Qura merger deal in 2018

JABAL OMAR Development, one of Saudi Arabia's largest listed property developers,...
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Australia home prices fall for fifth month in February

HOME prices across Australia's major cities fell for a fifth straight month in...
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Reits

Highest-yielding real estate investment trusts
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CONSUMER

THE BROAD VIEW

'Success' on YouTube still means a life of poverty

DO your children dream of YouTube stardom? Do them a favour: Crush that ambition now.
PUBLISHED Mar 3, 2018 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

THE BROAD VIEW

Flying taxis may be years away, but the groundwork is gaining pace

FLYING cars are just starting to inch their way out of science fiction. But that is not...
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LIFE & CULTURE

THE FINISH LINE

A priceless way to engage customers

WHEN it comes to sponsoring major sporting events around the world, Mastercard is leaving...
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The world of luxury carpets gets the rug pulled out from under it

EVEN in an increasingly expensive New York, US$3.5 million still pays for a lot, like a 2...
PUBLISHED Mar 3, 2018 05:50 AM
DISRUPTED

All plant, no plastic

SOME signs are subtle, like the "NZ roads are different. Allow more time" ones...
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OFFBEAT

Mighty morphin' power angbaos

"WHERE got such thing?!" my mum exclaimed at the dinner table, when my brother...
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THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

Goddess to the rescue

SHE has been hailed as a "Green Goddess" in China in recognition of her leading...
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INVESTING & WEALTH

From guns to climate, companies are taking on issues govt won't

IN the weeks since the Parkland school shooting, big US companies have found themselves...
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FUND WATCH

Rebalance your portfolio amid rising rates and rising volatility

WHILE I cautioned on misguided expectations of a low yield environment and the risks...
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CFA SINGAPORE INSIGHTS

The multi-asset manager meets the monkey

FEBRUARY'S spike in market volatility, correction in equity markets and increase in...
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Bitcoin has entered the awkward adolescence stage

LAST autumn, as cryptocurrencies seemed on the brink of a linkage with the traditional...
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BREAKING NEWS

Jun 18, 2018 09:28 PM

Sysma unit secures S$37.7m for construction of Pasir Panjang residential development

SYSMA Construction, a unit of Catalist-listed Sysma Holdings, has secured a S$37.7 million contract with Oxley Amber...
Jun 18, 2018 09:02 PM

No Signboard to acquire remaining 20% stake in Danish Breweries for S$400,000

NO Signboard Holdings announced that it has acquired the remaining 20 per cent stake in Danish Breweries for S$400,000.
Jun 18, 2018 08:55 PM

Kingsmen unit awarded S$29m in contracts

KINGSMEN Creatives - which designs booths and other exhibition structures for events - said on Monday evening that its...
Jun 18, 2018 07:47 PM

Envictus International proposes rights cum warrants issue of up to 113.5m new shares

ENVICTUS International Holdings announced that the company is undertaking a rights cum warrants issue of up to 113.5...
Jun 18, 2018 07:41 PM

More execs from Raffles United provide bonds to CAD over potential breaches

RAFFLES United Holdings provided further updates on Monday that several of its top executives have  provided a bond to...
Jun 18, 2018 06:49 PM

Lian Beng unit snags S$95.8m deal for construction of condo at Flora Drive

A UNIT of mainboard-listed construction firm Lian Beng Group on Monday snagged a contract - worth S$95.8 million - for...
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