Friday, Apr 13, 2018

TOP STORIES

BT EXCLUSIVE

Ezion, China Merchants in talks that could lead to asset injections

STATE-OWNED conglomerate China Merchants Group is in talks with Singapore-listed offshore...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Playing the online retail game, in BT Weekend

Can homegrown e-commerce players survive in the cut-throat online arena and a punishing...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Yanlord, MCL bag Tulip Garden for S$907m, 20% above reserve price

A YANLORD Land Group and MCL Land joint venture has successfully bagged the freehold...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM
PM LEE IN CHINA

Greater trade war danger is souring of Sino-US ties: PM Lee

THE greater danger from a US-China trade war is not just in higher tariffs or damage to...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Singapore, Chongqing to set up electronic info-sharing platform

SINGAPORE is working with Chongqing to set up a single electronic window to connect the...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

IHH Healthcare proposes bid of US$1.3b for Fortis Healthcare

IHH Healthcare Bhd has proposed a potential bid of as much as US$1.3 billion for Fortis...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Indonesia set for repeat contest in 2019 polls

FORMER Indonesian general Prabowo Subianto has accepted the endorsement of the main...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Singapore Prestige Brand Awards 2018 launched

THE Singapore Prestige Brand Award (SPBA) 2018 was officially launched on Thursday, now...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM
NEWS ANALYSIS

GDP hit from trade war will outweigh fleeting inflation: Fed

A TRADE war would leave the US Federal Reserve having to choose between battling weaker...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Retail sales up in Feb thanks to Chinese New Year effect

Retail sales rose in February, due in part to the Chinese New Year festive season,...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

HOCK LOCK SIEW

Spare shareholders the gravedigging

IN its role as regulator, bourse operator Singapore Exchange (SGX) has the authority to...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Disciplinary actions require a due process: SGX RegCo

THERE is no lack of will or ability on the part of Singapore Exchange Regulation (SGX...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Bangladesh's Summit Power seeks to raise over US$200m in S'pore IPO

SINGAPORE is set to have the first Bangladeshi company list on the Singapore Exchange, as...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Tussle over future direction of Datapulse wages on

DATAPULSE Technology will expand its recently acquired hair care product manufacturer...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Asian Healthcare Specialists prices IPO at S$0.23 a share

ASIAN Healthcare Specialists (AHS), a group of five doctors engaged in orthopaedic,...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM
HOT STOCK

Hyflux shares jump 20%; firm still in talks with likely investors

HYFLUX continues to be in talks with several potential investors, the company said on...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

SUTL, StarHub to launch digital marketplace for yacht charters

MARINA developer and operator SUTL Enterprise has inked a deal with telco StarHub to...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Lian Beng's Q3 profit up 63% on higher revenue

CONSTRUCTION firm Lian Beng Group, which is spinning off its property unit into a...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

EMBATTLED commodities firm Noble Group on Wednesday said it has secured approval from 75...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Geopolitics back to spook markets

NO SOONER had trade war tensions begun to ease that geopolitical tensions of a different...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust (LMIRT) announced on Wednesday that Indonesia has...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

US dollar snaps four-day losing streak

THE dollar rebounded after a four-day losing streak as the threat of a clash between...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

UOB JV accelerator to give seven SMEs digital makeovers

SEVEN small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will each get a digital makeover under a...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

ComfortDelGro unit to buy Melbourne bus company

TRANSPORT giant ComfortDelGro Corporation announced on Thursday that it will acquire...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

88 Market Street secures JPMorgan as anchor office tenant

88 MARKET Street, the landmark 51-storey tower coming up on the site of the former Golden...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Cache Logistics Trust converts commodity hub to multi-tenancy lease

CACHE Logistics Trust will convert its CWT Commodity Hub property from a master lease to...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Paris to sue Airbnb over undeclared listings

PARIS is taking home-sharing giant Airbnb to court for failing to remove ads from people...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

UK housing hit by weak demand with no pickup in sight

THE UK property market is wilting from lack of demand, leaving home prices unchanged for...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Bernie Madoff mansion on market again with US$21m asking price

AFTER the disgraced American financier Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme collapsed in...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Singapore favours 'organic' policy in move toward open banking

SINGAPORE wants its lenders to share data with financial technology and other non-bank...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Germany wants ECB to get tough with banks over bad loans

GERMANY is leading a drive within the European Central Bank's oversight arm for...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Wealth assets at Asia private banks surge 29% to top US$2 trillion

ASSETS under management at private banks in Asia surged 29 per cent last year to top US$2...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

'Urban mining' in S Korea pulls rare battery materials from recycled tech

WORKERS at a rural South Korean factory are busy extracting some of the world's most...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Avast plans watershed London tech listing

AVAST, the world's largest consumer antivirus supplier by customers, said on...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Zuckerberg's testimony is over, but scrutiny is just ramping up

FOR 14 years, Mark Zuckerberg was free to use any means he could imagine to build his...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Google engineer developing tool to make and spot fake videos

IN AN era replete with fake news stories, you might expect video evidence to provide a...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

'Night owls' risk earlier deaths and should sleep in, study finds

PEOPLE who stay up late and have to drag themselves out of bed are likelier to die...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Netflix pulls out of Cannes film festival after rule change

NETFLIX Inc said on Wednesday it was totally pulling out of the Cannes Film Festival next...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Uniqlo parent notches up robust Asian growth

JAPAN'S Fast Retailing Co Ltd, the owner of clothing chain Uniqlo, on Thursday...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Uber unveils urban transport vision with bikes, transit

UBER said on Wednesday it plans to add mass transit, bike-sharing and other options to...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

AssetsCo tender for KL-Singapore high-speed rail attracts 6 potential bidders

THE tender for a company that will help develop key parts of the high-speed rail linking...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Global trade growth strong but at risk if conflict escalates: WTO

WORLD trade in goods is maintaining a robust recovery, but it still might falter if trade...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

ECB frets over euro strength, trade war risk

EUROPEAN Central Bank policymakers gathering last month expressed concern over the risk...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Anwar: Dr M and I are not an 'odd couple'

MALAYSIA'S leading opposition figure Anwar Ibrahim is puzzled why the Umno...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

World Bank raises East Asia's 2018 GDP outlook

THE World Bank raised its growth forecast for East Asia and the Pacific for 2018, but...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

BOJ upbeat on regional Japan but wary of labour woes, trade risks

THE Bank of Japan mostly held an optimistic view on regional economies, in a sign of its...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

The growing UK economy isn't as strong as it looks

ONE year before the UK is to split from the European Union, the economy has avoided the...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Indonesia to ensure stability during elections

A STRING of Indonesian regional elections this year followed by a presidential and...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

IMF aims to nudge Belt and Road away from white elephants

THE International Monetary Fund is cautiously climbing aboard President Xi Jinping's...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Xi pushes China's new position on global stage

THE International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief praised his openness. A senior British banker...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Economists say US tariffs are wrong move on a valid issue

PRESIDENT Donald Trump's advisers insist that the economics profession is solidly...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Imagining a world after Anna Wintour

FOR the last several days, pretty much every conversation I have had with pretty much...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Buyer acquires two dinosaurs for 1.4m euros each

TWO dinosaur skeletons marketed as hip design objects - one of a diplodocus, the other of...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

OPINION

SGX RegCo's tools to keep the investing game clean

WHEN a company is listed on the Singapore Exchange (SGX), it is obliged to comply with...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Legislation needs to go hand in hand with education

Malaysia has just passed laws outlawing fake news and spelt out tough sentences for those...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

It's Sputnik all over again

CALL it the Sputnik Syndrome. Ever since the launching of Sputnik in October 1957,...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

The lessons we learned from a Smart Nation - Germany

GERMANY and Singapore have many commonalities, such as their strategic interests in...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Pence pitches US partnership to Americas as new Nafta nears

PRESIDENTS and prime ministers are convening for the Summit of the Americas on Friday and...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Gongfu bonds become bright spot with Asian investors as Chinese US$ bonds take off

AS GLOBAL investors continue to search for yield, China's dominance in Asia's...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Lifestyle

Fresh touch to traditional Japanese cuisine

GO into a new Japanese restaurant and you already know what you're going to get. A...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Down on Burgundy? Give these lesser-known French wines a taste

YOU love Burgundy, but oh, those prices. You can't drink Champagne all the time, and...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Good timing

IF NOT FOR THE CLEAR reminders that you're at Baselworld 2018, you might think that...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Baselworld 2018 highlights:

The Tudor Black Bay GMT introduced for the first time a multiple time-zone function into...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Christine Amour -Levar

It takes several minutes to digest what it is Christine Amour-Levar does for a living...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Synthetic beauty

Fast fashion label H&M finds beauty in waste with its 2018 Conscious Exclusive...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Comfort Food

That the crowds have been at the door of Mui Kee Congee since its first day goes to show...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

In Full Bloom

Heading to the Netherlands or Europe over the next few weeks? It's not too late to...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Meet the Stars

The Avengers - or rather the cast of Marvel's latest big screen superhero outing -...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Baez's last songs

At 77, Joan Baez is the elder stateswoman of protest music. She became a counterculture...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Styling Pro

Up your styling game with experts from Crate and Barrel. For one afternoon, the house-...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Basking in Bergman

Who knows what people think of Ingmar Bergman's films today? In an era when cinema...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Pay it Forward

Homegrown start-up Free Good has developed an app for the public to request for as well...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

High-Tech Luxe

You can't ignore the signs: the Swiss luxury watch industry is getting smart. At...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Get Smart

Bag This!
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Cut the scrap

WHAT IF YOU COULD stop seeing a banana peel, fish bones and stale bread as food waste?...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Cosy Up

Finding the right person to design a home is almost like speed dating. You meet a few...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Women On Top

In history, there have been benign women rulers who have changed lives for the better -...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Punching Above Their Weight

With its bright interiors and lounge area filled with colourful cushions, it is hard to...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2018 05:50 AM

A Cut Above

Forget your favourite salon with the 20-minute massage or just the right amount of bounce...
PUBLISHED Apr 13, 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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