Saturday, Mar 17, 2018

TOP STORIES

Non-oil exports shrink 5.9% in Feb, far below economists' expectations of 4.8% expansion

AN UNEXPECTED decline in Singapore's exports last month surprised economists who...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2018 05:50 AM

HSBC ramping up investment in consumer, wholesale banking

HSBC is ramping up its Singapore operations to grab a bigger share of the consumer and...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

The ultimate luxury good now costs at least US$10 million

LAST year's US$28.8 million sale of Peter Doig's Rosedale - a stunning 1991...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Slow start to year as proceeds raised by Singapore bond offerings drop 21.5%

PRIMARY bond offerings from Singapore-domiciled issuers raised some US$6.7 billion to...
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PM LEE IN AUSTRALIA

Asean, Australia to make it easier for businesses to conduct cross-border digital trade

PROTECTIONISM is a "dead end", Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said...
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PM LEE IN AUSTRALIA

Businesses must train workers for the future: Temasek CEO

TEMASEK Holdings chief executive officer Ho Ching and Greater Sydney Commissioner Lucy...
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Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing retires

LI Ka-shing, a wartime refugee who used to sweep factory floors in Hong Kong for a living...
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NEWS ANALYSIS

Chinese takeovers sparking pushback from US, Europe and others

EUROPE is pushing for more stringent vetting of foreign investments, with an eye on...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

Strong start to 2018 with Singapore firms raising US$816.9m in equity capital markets

SINGAPORE-based companies have raised US$816.9 million through equity capital markets (...
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Loss-making Ayondo set for Catalist debut

LOSS-MAKING Ayondo has registered its offer document to list on Singapore's Catalist...
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Noble says it won't make payment on 2018 bonds

NOBLE Group will not be paying the principal and interest on its US$379 million bonds due...
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Oxley to raise S$78.1m from placement of 156.8m new shares

OXLEY Holdings on Thursday entered into a placement agreement for the issue of 156.8...
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Bank of Singapore seeks to expand family office business

BANK of Singapore (BOS), the private bank of Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp, is looking to...
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Steering Oceanus Group out of troubled waters

THREE years after Peter Koh stepped in to helm the troubled abalone producer, Oceanus...
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Shares in Nutryfarm International fall after trading halt lifted, announcement of acquisition

SHARES in Nutryfarm International fell 3.5 Singapore cents to close at 27.5 cents on...
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Launch of new association to represent Catalist-listed companies

A NEW body to represent the interests of Catalist-listed companies was launched on Friday...
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Corporate digest

COMFORTDELGRO has rationalised its businesses in Vietnam and China. The operations of...
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STOCKS

STI extends losses to close 0.2% lower on Friday

THE Singapore bourse finished on Friday in much the same way as it spent most of the week...
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Brokers' take

TOGETHER with Leighton Contractors, Yongnam has been shortlisted as the potential...
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REAL ESTATE

Tenders launched for parcels at Mattar Road, Silat Avenue

SINGAPORE'S Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has launched two residential sites...
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En-bloc fever may be cooling

ENGINEER Andy Goh has stopped saying hello to some neighbours in his condominium.
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Reits

Highest-yielding real estate investment trusts
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HK mulls over tax on unsold apartments to unlock supply

HONG KONG is considering imposing a tax on unsold apartments in its search for ways to...
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Bukit Sembawang Estates secures Katong Park Towers for S$345m

BUKIT Sembawang Estates has successfully tendered for the en bloc sale of Katong Park...
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Can 3D-printed houses provide cheap and safe homes for the world's poor?

DOZENS of families living in El Salvador's slums hope to swop their makeshift wooden...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2018 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

THE BROAD VIEW

Tech's whiz-kids are growing up - again. Phew!

Several years ago, a plastic figurine began appearing around Google's offices - an...
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LIFE & CULTURE

THE FINISH LINE

The greenest run in Singapore

OF the many mass running events that are held in Singapore throughout the year, perhaps...
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DISRUPTED

Spoofing tech

WHAT if God was one of us? Us Twitter users that is. What tweets would he post to the...
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Virtual reality lets rare works of art take a field trip

THIS museum is floating in outer space.
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2018 05:50 AM
SASS AND THE CITY

Kill Bill: Vol. Pay(back) Now

AS THE cold steel sword snapped to meet the end of the sheath, the female protagonist in...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2018 05:50 AM
THE STEERING COLUMN

A car fit for the modern Bond

FICTIONAL British spy James Bond has been linked with Aston Martin for decades, in...
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THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

Wheeler-Dealer

PITEOUS pictures of wrecked two-wheelers may grab the public's attention, but Mobike...
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INVESTING & WEALTH

Goldman puts its stock by emerging markets

EMERGING-market stocks are the world's best investment after February's rout...
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VALUE INSIGHT

Do small caps still have a place in your portfolio?

LAST year was a good year for stocks. The S&P 500 returned 21.8 per cent. But you...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2018 05:50 AM
CFA SINGAPORE INSIGHTS

Investors need 'science' skills to enable the artist in them to shine

Every financial services firm today is desperately trying to prove how tech savvy they...
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How to know when a company represents a paradigm shift

THOMAS Kuhn, the American physicist and philosopher, is perhaps best known to the public...
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OPINION

THE BROAD VIEW

Shattering the sharing economy illusion with blockchain

IT is strange to think that many of the world's most accomplished businesses today...
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THE BROAD VIEW

Is more sleep an answer to S'pore's productivity problem?

HOW much sleep did you get last night?
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BREAKING NEWS

Sep 22, 2018 10:44 AM

Can this US$18m penthouse beat New York’s market slump?

[NEW YORK] The developer Cary Tamarkin bought at the top of the market. His US$50 million purchase in 2014 wasn't...
Sep 22, 2018 10:17 AM

United Airlines pilots resist contract changes over regional routes

[CHICAGO] United Airlines pilots said they refuse to budge on the wording of their contract governing the outsourcing...
Sep 22, 2018 09:28 AM

Malaysia's Axiata in talks for US$900m worth of acquisitions

[KUALA LUMPUR] Malaysian telecoms firm Axiata Group's tower unit is working on acquisition deals amounting to more...
Sep 22, 2018 09:07 AM

Trump holds on to diplomatic 'success' in North Korea

[WASHINGTON] More than a year after President Donald Trump threatened Pyongyang with "fire and fury like the world...
Sep 22, 2018 08:41 AM

Dissected new iPhones reveal Intel, Micron, Toshiba parts

[SAN FRANCISCO] Apple's latest iPhones use components made by Intel Corp, Micron Technology, and Toshiba, among...
Sep 22, 2018 08:37 AM

Toyota agrees to add Android Auto in its cars

[TOKYO] Toyota Motor agreed to add Android Auto to its vehicles, according to a person familiar with the matter, ending...
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