Monday, Mar 12, 2018

TOP STORIES

China's parliament abolishes two-term limit on presidency

CHINA removed presidential term limits from its constitution on Sunday, giving President...
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Indosuez aims for 8-10% AUM growth in Asia

INDOSUEZ Wealth Management, the private banking arm of France's second-largest bank...
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AI-enabled portal UrbanZoom aims to improve housing market data transparency

TECHPRENEUR Michael Cho believes that the man in the street should have equal access to...
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NEWS ANALYSIS

Changes to parking provisions will be shot in the arm for car-lite vision

SINGAPORE is making yet another stride in going car-lite, this time with proposed bill...
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WALL STREET INSIGHT

Wild swings likely to continue this week

THE wild swings of the stock market seem to follow those of US President Donald Trump...
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COMPANIES & MARKETS

TOPLINE

Fourth IP on the way for a rebranded Cityneon

THERE is nothing more frustrating for Ron Tan than the public's level of knowledge (...
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Remuneration disclosures: Is 'comply-or-explain' enough?

DIRECTOR and executive pay is usually the subject of intense scrutiny by regulators,...
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RHT to review Datapulse's practices

LAW firm RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP will undertake an independent review of embattled...
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Awilco Drilling confirms US$425m rig-building award to Keppel O&M

AWILCO Drilling Plc has confirmed a US$425 million contract award to Keppel Offshore...
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Tikehau Capital, Sprim join forces with new S'pore-based life sciences VC fund

LIFE science startups hoping for a big break can now look to a new Singapore-based cash...
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CHARTPOINT

Silver heading for powerful lift

SILVER has been trading tightly within the US$15.60 to US$18.50 range since October 2017...
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STOCKS

Slew of data to distract markets this week

STRONG rallies on Wall Street following a robust jobs report in the US on Friday is...
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INSIDE INSIGHTS

Director acquisitions soar as earnings season wraps up

FOR the five sessions ended March 8, the Straits Times Index (STI) declined 1 per cent...
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REAL ESTATE

Busiest February for Toronto developers as sales begin to slide

TORONTO developers had one of their busiest months on record in February in another sign...
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NY-centric office real estate seen overpriced compared to West Coast

I'LL take Manhattan, the old song goes, but when it comes to making a buck on office...
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BANKING & FINANCE

Uber bypasses banks in seeking US$1.25b loan

INSIDE New York's St Regis Hotel on Friday, debt investors were given what's...
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COMMENTARY

At Goldman Sachs, it's time to fill in the Blankfein

GOLDMAN Sachs Group Inc CEO Lloyd Blankfein has described his role as the "best job...
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ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Trump's sweeping tariffs on steel will kill off some US steel jobs

MICK Lang has been a steelworker for nearly 40 years and voted for businessman Donald...
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Macron pledges 700m euros for solar projects in emerging economies

FRENCH President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday pledged hundreds of millions of euros for...
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LG Chem CEO expects stable 2018 petrochemical market

LG CHEM, South Korea's largest chemical company, sees the global petrochemical...
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TECHNOLOGY

Amazon's chequing system bad news for card payments

JEFF Bezos changed the way America shops. Now he wants to change how it pays for things...
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While Trump fights over steel, aluminium, Silicon Valley braces for a real trade war

FORGET aluminium and steel. The real trade war may be waged in Silicon Valley. At first...
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Uber bets on India in deal with cricket celebrity

UBER Technologies Inc has named India's cricket captain - one of the world's...
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PayPal CEO: Cryptocurrencies just 'an experiment right now'

DESPITE the hype, PayPal Holdings Inc isn't buying into crypto for now. Speaking at...
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CONSUMER

COMMENTARY

YouTube, the great radicaliser

AT one point during the 2016 presidential election campaign, I watched a bunch of videos...
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Toys 'R' Us liquidation threatens to curb toymakers' innovation

TOYS "R" Us Inc doesn't sell the most toys in the US - that distinction...
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Flippy the fast food robot temporarily decommissioned for being too slow

HE was supposed to revolutionise a California fast food kitchen, churning out 150 burgers...
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The flu vaccine: a high-stakes gamble

IT is a high-stakes gamble with thousands of human lives on the line. Yet twice a year,...
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TRANSPORT

Aviation industry braces for Brexit with CEOs divided over fallout

AT an aviation summit in Brussels this past week, Europe's main airlines put on a...
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Elon Musk says his hyperloop plan will give pedestrians priority over cars

ELON Musk provided a clearer glimpse of what his proposed tunnel-based transportation...
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Baltic Exchange Shipping Insights

The LR2 market has firmed modestly with rates for 75,000 tonnes from Middle East Gulf to...
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GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

China will defend rights but will not initiate trade war with US

ANY trade war with the United States will only bring disaster to the world economy,...
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US Treasury Secretary positions himself as economic moderate

WITH President Donald Trump's top economic adviser Gary Cohn out the door, US...
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Hong Kong goes to the polls in crunch test for Democrats

HONG Kong's pro-democracy camp is trying to claw back lost seats in controversial by...
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Dubai's largest bank courts foreigners as it plans Turkey bid

EMIRATES NBD PJSC plans to open up for more foreign shareholders as Dubai's biggest...
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Amazon's Bezos is officially world's richest person

JEFF Bezos is officially the richest person on the planet thanks to the success of Amazon...
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LIFE & CULTURE

Woods firmly on the mend, happy with current progress

WITH just over three weeks to the first Major of the year, the golfing world will be...
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Sony in preliminary talks to acquire EMI majority stake

SONY held preliminary talks to acquire a majority stake in EMI Music Publishing,...
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Tourism industry courts LGBT travellers

FROM gay-friendly honeymoon destinations to party escapes, tourism has long catered to...
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VIEWS FROM THE TOP

A powerful, effective strategy to combat climate change

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: What will be the impact of Singapore's new carbon tax on...
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Lifestyle

Sony in preliminary talks to acquire EMI majority stake

SONY held preliminary talks to acquire a majority stake in EMI Music Publishing,...
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