Saturday, Mar 10, 2018

TOP STORIES

Economic agencies have flexibility to let in needed foreign skills

THE criteria for hiring foreign professionals has tightened, but economic agencies can...
PUBLISHED Mar 10, 2018 05:50 AM

Sans US, smaller CPTPP gains, but it will still lift members' trade

THE Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) has...
PUBLISHED Mar 10, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

A remarkable piece of diplomacy and a win for free trade

THE signing in Chile of the new trade pact between 11 Pacific Rim nations is a harbinger...
PUBLISHED Mar 10, 2018 05:50 AM

Shell waiting to jump into Indonesia small-scale LNG industry

While the LNG market has historically been a high-cost, large-scale business, it is...
PUBLISHED Mar 10, 2018 05:50 AM

Grab launches region's first bike-sharing marketplace

IN a sign of further consolidation and hotter competition in Singapore's point-to-...
PUBLISHED Mar 10, 2018 05:50 AM

Asia's biggest exporters bristle over new US tariffs

MAJOR Asian nations reacted sharply on Friday to US President Donald Trump's...
PUBLISHED Mar 10, 2018 05:50 AM

China ready to retaliate over Trump's tariffs

TRADE tensions between the world's two largest economies escalated further this week...
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LATEST US DATA

US job growth surges in February

US job growth surged in February, recording its biggest increase in more than 1½ years,...
PUBLISHED Mar 10, 2018 05:50 AM

Disney shareholders throw out CEO's pay package as 'excessive'

WALT Disney shareholders rejected an executive compensation plan that could reward chief...
PUBLISHED Mar 10, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

No partial offer for Datapulse, says Ascapia

ONE day after Singapore-based Ascapia Capital said it was mulling a partial takeover of...
PUBLISHED Mar 10, 2018 05:50 AM

SGX's healthcare stocks' rebound continues into Q1 this year

SINGAPORE'S 10 largest healthcare counters by market capitalisation have averaged...
PUBLISHED Mar 10, 2018 05:50 AM

Goldilocks welcomes order for Noble to appoint IFA to assess revamp plan

GOLDILOCKS Investment Co, the fifth-largest shareholder of Noble Group, has cheered the...
PUBLISHED Mar 10, 2018 05:50 AM

iPhone assembler Foxconn gears up for China's biggest IPO since 2015

HON Hai Precision Industry Co is racing ahead with an initial public offering (IPO) of...
PUBLISHED Mar 10, 2018 05:50 AM

Magnus Energy to raise S$1.18m from placement of 1.31b new shares

MAGNUS Energy Group is placing out 1.31 billion new shares at 0.09 Singapore cent apiece...
PUBLISHED Mar 10, 2018 05:50 AM

Bank of Singapore hires Anthony Simcic as managing director of int'l team

BANK of Singapore, the private banking subsidiary of OCBC Bank, on Friday announced the...
PUBLISHED Mar 10, 2018 05:50 AM

UBS boosts compensation for CEO and staff after profit rises

UBS Group AG boosted chief executive officer Sergio Ermotti's pay and increased the...
PUBLISHED Mar 10, 2018 05:50 AM

Wynn Resorts to pay US$2.6b to settle lawsuit with Japan's Universal

WYNN Resorts Ltd has agreed to pay US$2.6 billion to settle a lawsuit brought by Japan...
PUBLISHED Mar 10, 2018 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

SIIC Environment has received in-principal approval from the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong...
PUBLISHED Mar 10, 2018 05:50 AM
STOCKS

STI ends flat on trade war fears

STOCK markets in Asia awoke to surprising news that the US and North Korea will hold...
PUBLISHED Mar 10, 2018 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

Hongkong Land Holdings > Add
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REAL ESTATE

Tanjong Katong bungalow market on a roll

A STRING of large freehold bungalow deals have been sealed in the past few months in the...
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Reits

Highest-yielding real estate investment trusts
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Singapore's strata office market gains momentum

THE strata office market seems to be rousing in the last half a year. While the sales...
PUBLISHED Mar 10, 2018 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

THE BROAD VIEW

Demand for programmers hits full boil as US job market simmers

OULIANA Trofimenko and Annie Rihn, who work for different technology companies on the...
PUBLISHED Mar 10, 2018 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

THE BROAD VIEW

Trump's bellicosity secures diplomatic coup - for now

FOR the moment, at least, it appears to be a clear-cut victory - the biggest foreign...
PUBLISHED Mar 10, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

THE FINISH LINE

Clash of the Reds at Old Trafford

THE first English Premier League (EPL) fixture of the weekend is a blockbuster of a match...
PUBLISHED Mar 10, 2018 05:50 AM

The convoluted math behind the art fairs everyone loves to hate

THE month of March inaugurates the spring art fair season, a combination of commerce,...
PUBLISHED Mar 10, 2018 05:50 AM

High-end flippers fuel art auctions

PETER DOIG's painting of a house in the woods is up for sale. Again. The work...
PUBLISHED Mar 10, 2018 05:50 AM
SATURDAY SOAPBOX

Holiday resorts and their killjoy rules

MUCH as we love breaking rules when we leave behind the straitjacket of office and home...
PUBLISHED Mar 10, 2018 05:50 AM
CUBICLE FILES

Like it or not, the interview process is changing

FOR those of you ensconced in your current job for a long time and are now thinking of...
PUBLISHED Mar 10, 2018 05:50 AM

Medicine is getting personal

THE year is 2028 - you wake up with an awful headache and decide to pay your doctor a...
PUBLISHED Mar 10, 2018 05:50 AM

THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

Taking the uphill out of upskill

IT IS a widely reported phenomenon of the strange times we live in - we are digitally...
PUBLISHED Mar 10, 2018 05:50 AM

INVESTING & WEALTH

The death of Goldilocks?

OVER the last few days, the markets have been increasingly focused on the spectre of a...
PUBLISHED Mar 10, 2018 05:50 AM

Commodities are casualties of US deficit

A BILLION here, a billion there - and soon you are playing with real money. It was a sad...
PUBLISHED Mar 10, 2018 05:50 AM
CFA SINGAPORE INSIGHTS

Telcos: Economic, operational & regulatory factors

IN the first article of the investor series, published last month, we examined the Real...
PUBLISHED Mar 10, 2018 05:50 AM

Hedge funds tripling short bets grab market attention in Denmark

Perhaps, surprisingly, it's a development that Denmark's financial watchdog...
PUBLISHED Mar 10, 2018 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Dec 15, 2018 08:20 AM

Retail sales show US consumer keeping foot on growth pedal

[WASHINGTON] US retail-sales figures on Friday signalled consumer spending, the biggest part of the economy, is poised...
Dec 15, 2018 08:01 AM

Facebook says bug opened access to private photos

[SAN FRANCISCO] Facebook announced Friday it had discovered a bug that allowed outsiders access to private photos,...
Dec 15, 2018 07:51 AM

Johnson & Johnson shares plunge after report on asbestos in baby powder

[NEW YORK] US pharmaceutical and cosmetics group Johnson & Johnson saw its shares plunge on Friday after a media...
Dec 15, 2018 07:00 AM

Noble Group restructuring gets green light in Bermuda court

[NEW YORK] Embattled commodity trader Noble Group is on track to complete its mammoth restructuring deal after a...
Dec 15, 2018 06:44 AM

Gold dips to one-week low as US dollar bounces on strong data

[BENGALURU] Gold fell to its lowest in over a week on Friday and was on track to mark its biggest weekly decline in...
Dec 15, 2018 06:31 AM

Oil drops 2% on Wall St losses, weak China data

[NEW YORK] Oil prices dropped about 2 per cent on Friday, weighed down by falling US stock markets, while weak economic...
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