Wednesday, Mar 07, 2018

TOP STORIES

SINGAPORE BUDGET 2018

Singapore Budget 2018: A nationwide e-invoice system to link them all

IF a nationwide e-invoicing system that will be rolled out soon succeeds, it will cut...
PUBLISHED Mar 7, 2018 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE BUDGET 2018

Temasek should flag suspicions in accounts of portfolio firms

SINGAPORE investment company Temasek Holdings can be expected to query portfolio...
PUBLISHED Mar 7, 2018 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE BUDGET 2018

Singapore Budget 2018: Built-environment sector to get leg-up from research funds and Build.SG office

Plans are afoot to raise the capabilities of local construction players by roping in...
PUBLISHED Mar 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Singapore to set up first cybersecurity startup hub

SINGAPORE is setting up its first cybersecurity startup incubation hub, with funding to...
PUBLISHED Mar 7, 2018 05:50 AM

SPH, IMDA teaming up for second season of short public service videos

SINGAPORE Press Holdings (SPH) and the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) will...
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SINGAPORE BUDGET 2018

Singapore Budget 2018: Govt to trim rate of late payment to business vendors

THE government aims to bring down its rate of late payment to business vendors to below 5...
PUBLISHED Mar 7, 2018 05:50 AM
EYE ON GLOBAL TRADE

EU plans to hit back if Trump imposes his tariffs

THE planned retaliation by the European Union (EU) against US President Donald Trump...
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EYE ON GLOBAL TRADE

11 nations set to sign revamped TPP deal amid trade war fears

A YEAR after an abrupt US withdrawal left a fledgling 12-nation Pacific trade pact for...
PUBLISHED Mar 7, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

HOCK LOCK SIEW

New aircraft set to return SIA to capacity growth

SINGAPORE Airlines (SIA) is set to usher in a phase of capacity growth as it begins to...
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Ascapia may make offer for Datapulse; faces suit over 'baseless claims'

SINGAPORE-BASED hedge fund Ascapia Capital, which already owns some 410,000 shares in...
PUBLISHED Mar 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Offer for IPC goes on but not mandatory after Oei Hong Leong pulls out

CATALIST-listed Asia-Pacific Strategic Investments (APSI) has said it will proceed to...
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Chinese owner to offload its majority stake in troubled House of Fraser

THE Chinese owner of House of Fraser plans to sell its majority stake in the troubled...
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Corporate digest

SINGAPORE O&G said on Tuesday that its former lead independent director, Christopher...
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Orders overhang may lift for Keppel, SembMarine

KEPPEL Offshore & Marine (O&M) and Sembcorp Marine (SembMarine) stand to resolve...
PUBLISHED Mar 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Yoma makes push into Myanmar's financial services market

MYANMAR-focused Yoma Strategic Holdings is making a push into a "fourth pillar...
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SPH and NeuroTrend launch neuro-marketing consumer insights lab

ADVERTISERS who are clients of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) will soon be able to delve...
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Huan Hsin to acquire mining company stake for S$1.06b in reverse takeover

CHINESE electronics contract manufacturer Huan Hsin Holdings has entered into a...
PUBLISHED Mar 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Memtech gets second wind, thanks to Tesla

THE rise of the smartphone almost broke Chuang Tze-Mon's company - Elon Musk...
PUBLISHED Mar 7, 2018 05:50 AM
STOCKS

STI soars 1.6% as tariff fears fade, for now

STOCK markets in Asia enjoyed some reprieve on Tuesday, after Wall Street rose sharply...
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Brokers' take

We think GSS is significantly undervalued and provides a unique opportunity for investors...
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CURRENCIES

Trade war worries keep US, Canadian dollars weak

THE dollar edged down on Tuesday, while the Canadian dollar traded close to an eight-...
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REAL ESTATE

Trump name stripped from Panama hotel in property dispute

WORKERS pried the name "Trump" off a luxury hotel in Panama City on Monday as...
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Bigger supply of HDB flats with shorter waiting time

TO HELP more young couples buy their first home, the Housing Board will double the number...
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China developer Sunac flags strong 2017 profit

JOINING a raft of real estate developers brimming with strong earnings, Sunac China has...
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BANKING & FINANCE

Urgent rates decision likely to face next head of China's central bank

CHINA'S central bank will probably have to respond to an expected US interest rate...
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COMMENTARY

Cool the HK peg fever (again). It's going nowhere

RUMOURS of the Hong Kong dollar peg's impending demise have always been vastly...
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ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Shale boom, oil price dominate Houston energy conference

THE world's largest oil producers appealed to US shale producers to join their...
PUBLISHED Mar 7, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

US crude exports to Asia slumping as WTI discount to other oils narrows

EXPORTS of US crude oil to Asia appear to be starting to struggle under the weight of a...
PUBLISHED Mar 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Malaysia's FGV eyes new palm oil buyers as India, Europe curb imports

FELDA Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (FGV), the world's biggest crude palm oil...
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TECHNOLOGY

Apple turning up the volume with new headphones

APPLE'S AirPods earphones have been a surprise hit. Now, the company is planning a...
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Amazon tours Washington, Maryland and Virginia in search for new HQ

OFFICIALS from Amazon.com toured sites in Washington, Montgomery County in Maryland, and...
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CONSUMER

Founder of Tower Records dies

RUSS Solomon, the founder of Tower Records who brought a cool factor to music retail...
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Google to sell Zagat to upstart restaurant review site

RESTAURANT review newcomer The Infatuation announced on Monday a deal to buy veteran...
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TRANSPORT

STRAIT TALK

Can protectionism and shipping go together?

PRESIDENT Donald Trump's recent announcement that the US will impose high tariffs on...
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VW ponders truck & bus IPO amid broader efficiency push

VOLKSWAGEN is pondering a stock sale of its truck and bus division as part of a broader...
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Volkswagen CEO predicts a comeback for diesel cars

VOLKSWAGEN, whose global emissions-cheating scandal put the future of diesel engines in...
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Toyota to stop selling diesel cars in Europe

JAPANESE car giant Toyota announced Monday that it will stop selling diesel cars in...
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Toyota planning to add US$2.8b to self-driving software outlays

TOYOTA Motor plans to spend US$2.8 billion to make sure its system for writing self-...
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GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

UK PM unites Tory factions but faces uphill battle with EU

THERESA May has managed to temporarily unite the Tory factions over Brexit, but the...
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ECB to underline bright outlook for eurozone

THE European Central Bank could signal greater optimism for the eurozone at a meeting on...
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BOJ chief tempers talk of easy policy exit

JAPAN'S central bank chief said on Tuesday a future exit from ultra-easy monetary...
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LIFE & CULTURE

TAKING HEART

Teeing off to bring smiles to kids

MORE than a hundred golfers descended upon Sentosa Golf Club's Serapong Course on...
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TAKING HEART

Taking persons with disabilities on a Ubin tour

EVEN the choppy waters could not dampen the spirits of the group of 115 persons with...
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90th Oscars show draws smallest-ever US TV audience

THE Academy Awards attracted its smallest US television audience ever on Sunday,...
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EXECUTIVE MONEY

AXA Insurance eyes high net worth market

AXA Insurance has set its sights on expansion in the high net worth (HNW) space; it plans...
PUBLISHED Mar 7, 2018 05:50 AM

China's Year of the Dog bounds into view

IN this Lunar New Year, the stars seem to be aligning for China. President Xi is...
PUBLISHED Mar 7, 2018 05:50 AM

OPINION

Can the US afford a trade war?

A TRADE war between the United States and China may help resolve their deep differences,...
PUBLISHED Mar 7, 2018 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Singapore Budget 2018: Tackling skills shortages - Being pro-worker in a pro-business city

WITH the latest tightening of the rules on hiring foreigners in Singapore, the government...
PUBLISHED Mar 7, 2018 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Return to strongman rule dangerous for China

THE decision by President Xi Jinping to end term limits for himself returns China to...
PUBLISHED Mar 7, 2018 05:50 AM

US economy at risk of rationally irrational exuberance

THE timing was exquisitely ironic: equity markets peaked - and a week later began...
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Making video technology integral in security and business

THE video technology industry is undergoing a revolution. The newly unveiled Security...
PUBLISHED Mar 7, 2018 05:50 AM

EU's future makes road bumpy for Merkel, EU leaders

ANGELA Merkel, Emmanuel Macron and Theresa May, the German, French and British leaders,...
PUBLISHED Mar 7, 2018 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Sep 23, 2018 10:41 PM

Stamford Land lawsuit: Company supports engaging shareholders meaningfully

STAMFORD Land Corporation, responding to media articles last week on a defamation suit the company had filed against a...
Sep 23, 2018 06:05 PM

300 units sold at JadeScape condo

Qingjian Realty (South Pacific) Group said that it has sold 300 units at the JadeScape condo as at  2pm, Sunday, Sept...
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