Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018

TOP STORIES

Two weekend property launches see keen take-up rates

STRONG buying momentum continued in last weekend's property launches, for which...
PUBLISHED Apr 10, 2018 05:50 AM
OPINION

Tax harmonisation in Asean: S'pore should take the lead

ESTABLISHING the Asean Economic Community (AEC) after years in the making was a...
PUBLISHED Apr 10, 2018 05:50 AM

MOM's Kok Ping Soon to be new GovTech CEO from May 1

THE agency behind technology transformation in the public sector will have a new chief...
PUBLISHED Apr 10, 2018 05:50 AM

Catalist firms fret over high compliance costs

THE sustainability reporting requirement has sparked concern among some Catalist-listed...
PUBLISHED Apr 10, 2018 05:50 AM

MindChamps, Temasek tie up in preschool franchisee fund

PRESCHOOL operator MindChamps Preschool and a Temasek Holdings unit are co-investing in a...
PUBLISHED Apr 10, 2018 05:50 AM

Chinese AI startup snags Alibaba, Temasek funding

SENSETIME Group has raised US$600 million from Alibaba Group Holding and other investors...
PUBLISHED Apr 10, 2018 05:50 AM

Singapore continues to support China's opening up: PM Lee

SINGAPORE will continue to support China's efforts in its next stage of opening up...
PUBLISHED Apr 10, 2018 05:50 AM

SBF team in Chongqing for Chan Chun Sing's official visit

THE Singapore Business Federation (SBF) is leading another business delegation to...
PUBLISHED Apr 10, 2018 05:50 AM

Competition watchdog to conduct studies to launch protection role

SINGAPORE'S competition watchdog launched its new consumer protection role on Monday...
PUBLISHED Apr 10, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

HOCK LOCK SIEW

Hyflux's uphill task in selling down Tuaspring

AMID the massive overcapacity in Singapore's power generation industry, Hyflux'...
PUBLISHED Apr 10, 2018 05:50 AM

ComfortDelGro expands into patient transport in Australia with A$30m buy

COMFORTDELGRO Corp will continue to be an active acquirer of smaller ticket deals like...
PUBLISHED Apr 10, 2018 05:50 AM

Changing hands

Tracking fund flows in the Singapore stock market
PUBLISHED Apr 10, 2018 05:50 AM

Sinanju orders first dual-fuel LNG-powered bunker tanker

LICENSED marine fuel supplier Sinanju Tankers Holdings has placed a newbuild order with a...
PUBLISHED Apr 10, 2018 05:50 AM

Yanlord joins consortium to buy 2 Tianjin land parcels

PROPERTY firm Yanlord Land Group said on Monday that it has bought stakes in two property...
PUBLISHED Apr 10, 2018 05:50 AM

Hong Kong's most painful short keeps on breaking record highs

INVESTORS shorting Kingdee International Software Group Co are feeling the pain as they...
PUBLISHED Apr 10, 2018 05:50 AM

Trendlines says its most valuable portfolio company is Stimatix

CATALIST-LISTED The Trendlines Group - an Israel and Singapore-based incubator of medtech...
PUBLISHED Apr 10, 2018 05:50 AM

Cheng family's LTC buyout bid declared unconditional

THE controlling Cheng family's buyout offer for mainboard-listed LTC Corporation has...
PUBLISHED Apr 10, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Vietnam stocks may be in for some inclement weather

THE heat in Ho Chi Minh City these days is almost too intense to bear.
PUBLISHED Apr 10, 2018 05:50 AM

Goldman leads banks in setting up periodic auction service

GOLDMAN Sachs Group Inc is taking on the exchanges to win the business of fund managers...
PUBLISHED Apr 10, 2018 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

DISTRESSED commodities firm Noble Group on Monday said that more than 70 per cent of its...
PUBLISHED Apr 10, 2018 05:50 AM
STOCKS

STI rises as traders keep eye on trade war

SHARE prices in the Singapore bourse shrugged off last Friday's steep losses in Wall...
PUBLISHED Apr 10, 2018 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

Moya Holdings Asia | Buy
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CURRENCIES

US dollar extends gains as trade war fears nag

THE US dollar rose against its rivals on Monday, extending a two-week run, as investors...
PUBLISHED Apr 10, 2018 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

United Mansion, Landmark Tower up for collective sale

WITH en bloc fever showing few signs of abating, two developments joined the bandwagon...
PUBLISHED Apr 10, 2018 05:50 AM

Ascott signs deals with China, Japan, Thailand developers

ASCOTT Limited, the serviced residence unit of mainboard-listed CapitaLand, has struck...
PUBLISHED Apr 10, 2018 05:50 AM

Lego fund shopping for more London property

THE fund managing the wealth of the billionaires who own Lego wants to buy more London...
PUBLISHED Apr 10, 2018 05:50 AM

Japan ministry proposed story on land sale to justify discount: official

JAPAN'S Finance Ministry proposed crafting a cover story with a school operator at...
PUBLISHED Apr 10, 2018 05:50 AM

Chinese tycoons bet big on Hainan's gaming prospect

IN CHINA'S southernmost province of Hainan, inside a glittering skyscraper shaped...
PUBLISHED Apr 10, 2018 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

COMMENTARY

New Deutsche Bank chief's mission looks like more Deutsche, less bank

DEUTSCHE Bank's near-farce of a CEO search, which saw the lender trying to lure...
PUBLISHED Apr 10, 2018 05:50 AM

UK watchdog to publish review of cryptocurrencies

BRITAIN'S markets watchdog will publish a review of cryptocurrencies in the third...
PUBLISHED Apr 10, 2018 05:50 AM

Islamic scholars debate if cryptos meet sharia rules

THE world's top Islamic finance scholars are scrutinising the validity of...
PUBLISHED Apr 10, 2018 05:50 AM

Eurozone govt bond yields down on economic worries

EUROZONE government bond yields held near recent lows on Monday on concerns over European...
PUBLISHED Apr 10, 2018 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Oil trades below US$63 as investors size up US-China trade battle

OIL'S decline slowed after prices fell to an almost three-week low as investors...
PUBLISHED Apr 10, 2018 05:50 AM

Lithium glut fears tempered by optimism over surging demand

WARNINGS of a lithium glut may be premature. For one thing, doomsayers assume all the...
PUBLISHED Apr 10, 2018 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Zuckerberg to face angry lawmakers as Facebook firestorm rages

MARK Zuckerberg will appear before US lawmakers this week as a firestorm rocks Facebook...
PUBLISHED Apr 10, 2018 05:50 AM

Consumer groups seek probe into YouTube over ads for kids

CONSUMER and activist groups called Monday for an investigation into Google-owned YouTube...
PUBLISHED Apr 10, 2018 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Dubai splashes billions on mega projects ahead of Expo

DUBAI is splashing tens of billions of dollars on infrastructure and hospitality projects...
PUBLISHED Apr 10, 2018 05:50 AM

'Heterogeneous' Bordeaux 2017 restores confidence

THE 2017 vintage from leading Bordeaux wine estates, due to be presented to global...
PUBLISHED Apr 10, 2018 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Rolls-Royce to sell diesel parts maker for 700m euros

BRITAIN'S Rolls-Royce said it had agreed to sell its Germany-based diesel parts...
PUBLISHED Apr 10, 2018 05:50 AM

SIA named world's best airline by TripAdvisor reviewers

SINGAPORE Airlines (SIA) has bagged the title of "Best Airline in the World"...
PUBLISHED Apr 10, 2018 05:50 AM

Cost of French rail strike escalates as walkout enters second week

STRIKES at France's state-owned SNCF railway operator may have already cost the...
PUBLISHED Apr 10, 2018 05:50 AM

Runaway train in India rolls for 12 km without engine

INDIA'S railway ministry said on Sunday that a "ghastly" accident was...
PUBLISHED Apr 10, 2018 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Mahathir to review China ventures if he wins election

CHINESE investors in Malaysia will face more scrutiny if former prime minister Mahathir...
PUBLISHED Apr 10, 2018 05:50 AM

China should invest in assets, not US govt debt: PBOC adviser

CHINA should make better use of the country's funds by looking to invest its large...
PUBLISHED Apr 10, 2018 05:50 AM

Indonesia to regulate non-subsidised fuel prices to control inflation

INDONESIA plans to regulate prices of non-subsidised vehicle fuels as part of efforts to...
PUBLISHED Apr 10, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Vietnam's street-food cocktails making a splash

WITH his daring pho cocktail inspired by Vietnam's signature beef noodle soup, Hanoi...
PUBLISHED Apr 10, 2018 05:50 AM

SME

Homegrown firm Actxa blazes a trail to fitness

JUST like hopping on stepping stones across a river, local fitness wearables company...
PUBLISHED Apr 10, 2018 05:50 AM

Why not a regulatory sandbox for SMEs?

WITH the digital tech revolution creating Manufacturing 4.0 with robotics, artificial...
PUBLISHED Apr 10, 2018 05:50 AM

OPINION

Infrastructure finance and the new economy: A case for tokenising

A LARGE funding gap exists in the infrastructure space. Available funding covers only 10...
PUBLISHED Apr 10, 2018 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Kim's visit ends Chinese isolation but questions remain

THE sudden visit by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to Beijing ended China's fear of...
PUBLISHED Apr 10, 2018 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

How to avert a Sino-American trade war before anyone gets hurt

US President Donald Trump's new National Economic Council director Larry Kudlow was...
PUBLISHED Apr 10, 2018 05:50 AM

India makes headway in fending off predatory biopiracy firms

THE Traditional Knowledge of ancient civilisations, known in intellectual property...
PUBLISHED Apr 10, 2018 05:50 AM

Will the US be able to avert another cyclical crisis?

LATER this century, when economic historians compare the "Great Recession" that...
PUBLISHED Apr 10, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Pakistan's economy can thrive even in lean times but it needs political will and marketing efforts

PAKISTAN has a geostrategic importance largely because one of the world's most...
PUBLISHED Apr 10, 2018 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Aug 17, 2018 04:22 PM

Tokyo: Shares close higher

Aug 17, 2018 01:59 PM

Temasek-backed Chinese travel site aims to raise up to US$300m: sources

[HONG KONG] A Chinese travel website backed by Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings hopes to raise up to US$300...
Aug 17, 2018 01:46 PM

Malaysia central bank relaxes currency conversion rules for exporters

[KUALA LUMPUR] Malaysia's central bank said on Friday exporters will no longer be obligated to convert most of...
Aug 17, 2018 01:32 PM

Thai Q2 growth seen slowing to 1% q-o-q as tourism, manufacturing decelerate: poll

[BANGKOK] Thailand's economic growth in was expected to slow in the second quarter from January-March, a Reuters...
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