Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018

TOP STORIES

BT EXCLUSIVE

Latin America's digital economy beckons; will Singapore outfits go?

GETTING there can be a hassle - taking up to 24 hours by plane. Communication will be a...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM
BOAO FORUM FOR ASIA 2018

A US-China trade war will hurt ties in many other areas

IT IS in China's fundamental interest to continue to contribute to strengthening...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM
BOAO FORUM FOR ASIA 2018

Xi seeks to ease trade tensions, vows to open up China economy

CHINA has said it would open its economy further by lowering import tariffs for vehicles...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Don't rule out a yuan devaluation despite Xi's overtures

DON'T relax yet: A potential yuan devaluation is still very much on the table. ...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM

May 9 face-off between Najib and former premier Mahathir

MALAYSIANS will cast their vote on May 9 in what will be a showdown between caretaker...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Talent index ranks Singapore tops in Asia-Pacific

FOR the fifth straight year, Singapore was tops in attracting and developing talent in...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE PROPERTY

Sliding premiums could point to cooling in en bloc fever

A YEAR after en-bloc fever gripped Singapore again, one property analyst thinks that it...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE PROPERTY

Private home resale prices hit fresh highs in March: SRX flash

RESALE prices for private, non-landed homes moved up again in March to a new high, going...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

HOCK LOCK SIEW

Rewarding good corp governance is right move

EARLIER this month, the Singapore Exchange (SGX) joined other developed bourses in its...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Noble restructuring in doubt as founder Elman said to be pushing for new deal

RICHARD Elman, the founder and largest shareholder of Noble Group Ltd, is pushing the...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM

SPH Q2 profit down 25% but H1 earnings edge up 1.4%

MEDIA and property group Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) reported a near 25 per cent year-...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Apsil ends RTO deal with Chinese property firm

CATALIST-LISTED Asia-Pacific Strategic Investments Limited (Apsil) - an investment...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Addvalue Tech sending its IDRS project back to space

HOME-GROWN satellite communications company Addvalue Technologies is going to space again.
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM
STOCKS

STI rises 0.5% as trade fears ease

RISK appetite in the Singapore bourse regained a little heft from the much-watched speech...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

CROMWELL European Real Estate Investment Trust (CERT) is the first Singapore-listed Pan-...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

US dollar dips to 2-week lows on Xi's comments

THE US dollar dipped to a two-week low against a basket of currencies on Tuesday after...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Trade war could reduce US role as agricultural supplier: Olam

TIT-FOR-TAT trade measures against agricultural products could shrink the United States...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM

CAD orders Midas to hand over documents, staff details

BELEAGUERED railway-parts maker Midas Holdings - which is under investigation by...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

COMFORTDELGRO Corporation on Tuesday said it will buy the private bus chartering assets...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

1st major facelift soon for Great World City

GREAT World City will be undergoing major enhancement works beginning mid-April, ahead of...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM

US$292b opinion gap behind volatility in China property stocks

NOTHING divides analysts in Asia quite like the outlook for Chinese property companies -...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM

European property latest lure for Japan funds: Tokio Marine

JAPANESE institutional investors' appetite for European real-estate funds is rising...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

ECB mulls cash injections to smooth bank rescues

THE European Central Bank is considering a new policy tool that would allow it to inject...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Germany cheers as Deutsche Bank ends Goldman pursuit

DEUTSCHE Bank AG's management upheaval may be the final blow to the embattled lender...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Sinochem hires 7 banks for US$2b IPO: sources

CHINA'S Sinochem Group has hired seven banks to manage a US$2 billion Hong Kong...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Canada bets big on canola as China-US spat creates opening

AS China plans for tariffs against US soybeans, Canada's farmers are gearing up to...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Beijing to watch impact of tariffs on soybean supplies

CHINA'S agriculture ministry said on Tuesday it expects soybean supplies to be...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Singtel and VMware setting up 'virtual sandbox' for clients

SINGTEL and enterprise software provider VMware International is setting up in Singapore...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Yotel teams up with US platform to groom hospitality startups

DIGITAL-first hospitality group Yotel, which in last October opened its first Asian hotel...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Apple says all its facilities now powered by clean energy

APPLE Inc on Monday said it had achieved its goal of powering all of the company's...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Not much evidence of productivity boost from robots: economist

ECONOMISTS, politicians and business leaders are all singing the praises of computers,...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

LVMH sets upbeat tone for luxury market as China demand rolls on

LVMH set an upbeat tone for the luxury industry, ploughing ahead with double-digit sales...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM

America's least-favourite candy is suddenly its most sought after

WORD that the United States' oldest continuously operating candy company might shut...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM

UK consumer spending cools as freezing weather keeps shoppers at home

HOUSEHOLD spending in the United Kingdom grew at the slowest pace in almost two years...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

STRAIT TALK

The happier the ship, the safer it is

ARE you happy in your work? For readers of The Business Times who may have missed it,...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Global carmakers get a break amid US-China trade spat

GLOBAL carmakers from BMW to Toyota got some good news from China after President Xi...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Jet Airways rules out bid for Air India

JET Airways on Tuesday became the latest major Indian airline to rule out a bid for debt-...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM

UN shipping agency under the gun over CO2 emissions, resistance from govts

THE United Nations' shipping agency is under pressure this week to agree on a plan...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

US inflation set to break free from mobile phone drag

US INFLATION is finally about to get the pick-up that the Federal Reserve has been...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM
LATEST US DATA

Services, food boost producer prices in March

US producer prices increased more than expected in March, boosted by rising healthcare...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM

IMF warns of heightened credit risk in easy-money era

EASY-MONEY policies enacted after the financial crisis have led to riskier corporate debt...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Najib can still turn the tables on the opposition

NAJIB Razak has an opportunity to reinvent himself. The Malaysian Prime Minister's...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM

ECB officials confident though economy softens

THE European Central Bank's (ECB) top officials lined up to express cautious...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

The BOE's easy money made life harder for some

THE Bank of England (BOE) has often had to fend off charges that years of easy money...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM

US govt is spending more than it earns

THE US federal government is on track to have a US$1 trillion deficit in 2020 - and to...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Ex-Japan PM aide denies favour for Abe's friend as scandal clouds gather

A FORMER aide to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday denied a media report that...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

TAKING HEART

Making hope spring eternal for children

LIFETIME memory - not last wish, is Make-A-Wish Foundation's ethos that drives what...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM

More hay please, frequent-flier horses on board

IN THE front 268 seats of a Boeing 747 flying from Amsterdam, passengers ate tins of...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM

EXECUTIVE MONEY

Watch Boao Forum, Lima summit for big picture on commodities

WE live in interesting times. Just as investors weigh up the US-China trade punch-up,...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Credit card signatures may soon be obsolete

FOR nearly a decade, Doug Taylor, a sales manager who travels often for work, has signed...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Hedge fund picker banks on activists in bet that Japan Inc will change its ways

ED ROGERS, who runs a fund of hedge funds in Tokyo, is adding another activist to his...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM

OPINION

Hong Kong poised to be China's strategic and regional hub

TO GAUGE China's influence on Hong Kong's economy, one need only look up at the...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Trade wars in a winner-takes-all world

WITH President Donald Trump's new trade tariffs, the United States has been...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Communications Stop Order a big step to prevent information leaks

AT the last parliament sitting in March before prorogation, the House passed the new...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Boosting retirement adequacy via a lifetime investment scheme

ENSURING retirement adequacy is a central policy goal of any pension system. While in no...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Ireland may be last big block to final Brexit deal

TUESDAY marked the 20th anniversary of the landmark 1998 Good Friday agreement which...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Euphoria of Trump stock market is dissipating

WHAT is the skittish stock market telling us? Its recent declines have been blamed on...
PUBLISHED Apr 11, 2018 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Jul 21, 2018 02:22 PM

Nasa prepares to fly probe into Sun's scorching atmosphere

[CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida] Nasa is preparing to send a probe closer to the Sun than any other spacecraft has ventured,...
Jul 21, 2018 02:04 PM

Young voters with smartphones may prove to be a bane for Pakistani politicians

[ISLAMABAD] The crowd of young Pakistanis, many armed with smartphones, surround the politician's car and begin...
Jul 21, 2018 01:38 PM

Currency war erupts, threatening to ripple across global markets

[NEW YORK] The currency war has arrived.
Jul 21, 2018 01:19 PM

Trump says NFL anthem protesters shouldn't be paid

[MIAMI] US President Donald Trump again goaded the National Football League (NFL) over its handling of controversial...
Jul 21, 2018 01:08 PM

'Contentious' Duterte, Philippines' inflation worry for Moody's

[MANILA] The Philippines kept its investment-grade rating at Moody's Investors Service, but not without a caution...
Jul 21, 2018 12:05 PM

Got US$250? You can go to Sean Spicer’s book party

[WASHINGTON] Typically, an author's colleagues have a house party to launch a book, or gather in a local pub...
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