Saturday, Apr 14, 2018

TOP STORIES

MAS tightens policy slightly; trade tension risks remain

SINGAPORE'S central bank moved to tighten monetary policy for the first time in six...
PUBLISHED Apr 14, 2018 05:50 AM

Steady growth ahead with GDP up 4.3% in Q1

SINGAPORE'S first-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) growth came in at 4.3 per...
PUBLISHED Apr 14, 2018 05:50 AM
UBER-GRAB DEAL

Competition panel's interim measures raise some eyebrows

SINGAPORE'S competition commission has announced interim measures for the Grab-Uber...
PUBLISHED Apr 14, 2018 05:50 AM

'Godfather' of Macau casinos Stanley Ho to retire

MACAU gambling tycoon Stanley Ho will step down from his flagship casino empire SJM...
PUBLISHED Apr 14, 2018 05:50 AM

Singapore welcomes US move to rejoin TPP, but economists ask if it's for real

WHILE Singapore welcomes the US rejoining the Trans Pacific free trade pact, private-...
PUBLISHED Apr 14, 2018 05:50 AM

Techcombank kicks off Vietnam's biggest IPO

VIETNAM Technological and Commercial Joint Stock Bank (Techcombank) launched on Friday...
PUBLISHED Apr 14, 2018 05:50 AM

China's March exports fall, but Q1 trade surplus with US still up

CHINA'S exports growth unexpectedly fell in March, the first drop since February...
PUBLISHED Apr 14, 2018 05:50 AM

Singapore, Chongqing aim to cut freight time between them to as little as 5 days

IT now takes about a week to transport goods between Singapore and Chongqing but the two...
PUBLISHED Apr 14, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

HPH Trust expects muted impact on cargo volumes even if trade war materialises: CEO

HUTCHISON Port Holdings (HPH) Trust estimates that its cargo volumes would be hit by less...
PUBLISHED Apr 14, 2018 05:50 AM

OCBC, CIMB downgrade LMIRT on new Indonesian tax rules

ANALYSTS at OCBC Investment Research and CGS-CIMB have downgraded their call on Lippo...
PUBLISHED Apr 14, 2018 05:50 AM

Delfi to acquire licence to Van Houten chocolate brand for US$13m

MAINBOARD-listed Delfi Limited on Friday said it has entered an agreement to purchase the...
PUBLISHED Apr 14, 2018 05:50 AM

DeClout's minorities up in arms over S$10m margin loan

DECLOUT'S decision to take a S$10 million margin loan that triggers immediate...
PUBLISHED Apr 14, 2018 05:50 AM

Noble's shares soar as creditor backing for deal tops 75%

NOBLE Group Ltd's shares surged more than 60 per cent after senior creditor support...
PUBLISHED Apr 14, 2018 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

CSE Global, which makes safety systems used in the oil-and-gas (O&G) sector, has...
PUBLISHED Apr 14, 2018 05:50 AM
STOCKS

STI ends week on upbeat note

THE Singapore bourse bounced back on Friday after snapping a five-day winning streak the...
PUBLISHED Apr 14, 2018 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

THE Frasers Group is blooming with several catalysts to drive the respective stocks...
PUBLISHED Apr 14, 2018 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

China developer lights fire under managers for slow sales

CHINA'S biggest developer is girding for a cooling property market, urging staff to...
PUBLISHED Apr 14, 2018 05:50 AM

Manulife US Reit acquires two US properties for US$387m

MANULIFE US Real Estate Investment Trust (Manulife US Reit) on Friday announced it has...
PUBLISHED Apr 14, 2018 05:50 AM
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Ensuring Singapore's Smart Nation ambitions are future-proof

THERE has been a lot of discussion about smart cities in recent months as cities across...
PUBLISHED Apr 14, 2018 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

THE BROAD VIEW

No, Mark Zuckerberg, we're not really in control of our data

THE Mark Zuckerberg that showed up in a suit in Washington this week is mature. He's...
PUBLISHED Apr 14, 2018 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

THE BROAD VIEW

A day in the life of US farmers struggling to reach shoppers - before Amazon does

HUGE retailers like Walmart, Amazon and Peapod are fighting for a piece of the online...
PUBLISHED Apr 14, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

THE FINISH LINE

An absolute cracker of a Wrestlemania

THE 34th edition of the WWE's annual Wrestlemania took place in New Orleans last...
PUBLISHED Apr 14, 2018 05:50 AM
QUESTION TIME WITH MENTOR JOHN

Six main things you need to start a business

DO you need to bounce business ideas off someone to get a different opinion? Would you...
PUBLISHED Apr 14, 2018 05:50 AM

How a Philly cheesesteak goes from the grill to Carnegie Hall

"CAN I get one with whiz, no onion?" a hungry young man called into the window...
PUBLISHED Apr 14, 2018 05:50 AM
DISRUPTED

Chaos is also needed to build a Smart Nation

CARLO Ratti is a lot of things: architect, engineer, activist, and voted one of the world...
PUBLISHED Apr 14, 2018 05:50 AM
THE STEERING COLUMN

The beauty in the beast

PUBLISHED Apr 14, 2018 03:21 AM

THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

Silicon stalwart

IN many ways Bill Coleman - who relinquished his job as CEO of data management company...
PUBLISHED Apr 14, 2018 05:50 AM

INVESTING & WEALTH

Hedge funds no longer need the star system to thrive

HEDGE funds' brightest lights have fallen on hard times, but don't shed a tear...
PUBLISHED Apr 14, 2018 05:50 AM
VALUE INSIGHT

How cost-conscious investors can beat the index

EXCHANGE traded funds (ETFs) have grown by leaps and bounds since the first one was...
PUBLISHED Apr 14, 2018 05:50 AM
CFA SINGAPORE INSIGHTS

Is the global equity juggernaut losing steam?

THE billion dollar question today (as always) is "Is it too late to buy equities now...
PUBLISHED Apr 14, 2018 05:50 AM

Optimists are driving bitcoin to its bubbly high

THE recent bitcoin bubble was not the first, and it might not be the last. Once in 2011...
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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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