Monday, Apr 16, 2018

TOP STORIES

BT EXCLUSIVE

StanChart rides return of trade flows

STANDARD Chartered Singapore registered an over 20 per cent boost in transaction banking...
PUBLISHED Apr 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Singapore retail investors have low trust in financial services industry

ONLY 10 per cent of Singapore retail investors believe their investment adviser or firm...
PUBLISHED Apr 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Asean power grid will raise use of renewables, says energy body

A TOP official of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has called on Asean...
PUBLISHED Apr 16, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Positioning Asean for a trade war

THE tit-for-tat trade spat between the world's two largest economic powerhouses has...
PUBLISHED Apr 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Latvia overhauls banking amid money-laundering accusations

EUROZONE member Latvia is scrambling to reform its banking sector after US authorities...
PUBLISHED Apr 16, 2018 05:50 AM
WALL STREET INSIGHT

US politics, conflict in Syria and big earnings to steer Wall Street

US stocks rose last week but volatility persisted, thanks to the tweeted slings and...
PUBLISHED Apr 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Oil, gold to gain on Western strike on Syria

GOLD and oil will extend their gains on Monday, albeit modestly, when the markets open...
PUBLISHED Apr 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Shophouse deals cross S$500m year to date

THE buzz in the shophouse market continues, with deals crossing the S$500 million mark...
PUBLISHED Apr 16, 2018 05:50 AM
COMPANY OF GOOD

Becoming a role model for sustainability

WHILE real estate developer City Developments (CDL) is famous for being involved in some...
PUBLISHED Apr 16, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

TOPLINE

BNP Paribas sees value in sustainability agenda

FRENCH bank BNP Paribas is turning fifty in Singapore this year, and its fortunes are...
PUBLISHED Apr 16, 2018 05:50 AM

ICBC Singapore to launch investment banking services

THE Industrial and Commercial Bank of China's Singapore branch (ICBC) is launching...
PUBLISHED Apr 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Memstar reminded by SGX to arrange for its de-listing

MEMSTAR Technology has been reminded by the Singapore Exchange (SGX) to arrange for its...
PUBLISHED Apr 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Mencast taps AI to ride out O&M downturn

IF Mencast Holdings' chief executive gets his way, the small-cap offshore and marine...
PUBLISHED Apr 16, 2018 05:50 AM
CHARTPOINT

Dollar index downtrend just started, to retest multi-year low

DESPITE the current interest rate hike cycle that began in December 2015, the dollar...
PUBLISHED Apr 16, 2018 05:50 AM
STOCKS

War fears, US politics to remain dominant themes

WAR mongering after the US and its British and French allies launched targeted military...
PUBLISHED Apr 16, 2018 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

US dollar steadies as traders await Syria outcome

THE dollar was little changed against a basket of major currencies on Friday as traders...
PUBLISHED Apr 16, 2018 05:50 AM
INSIDE INSIGHTS

STI rebounds; 37 director acquisitions filed

FOR the five sessions ended April 12, the Straits Times Index (STI) rebounded 1.9 per...
PUBLISHED Apr 16, 2018 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Rivercove Residences EC units 80% sold at average S$965 psf

RIVERCOVE Residences wrapped up the first ballot and booking exercise for the executive...
PUBLISHED Apr 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Art dealer's death reveals Trump Tower price swoon

FOR Todd Brassner, an art dealer who died in a fire that ripped through his Trump Tower...
PUBLISHED Apr 16, 2018 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Falling US dollar means investors should look abroad

SINCE the start of last year, the dollar has lost more than 12 per cent of its value...
PUBLISHED Apr 16, 2018 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Pipeline jobs, or spills? Internal commercial feud embroils Canada

WHILE much of the world may be focused on US President Donald Trump's threats of a...
PUBLISHED Apr 16, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

The real worry for oil prices isn't missiles over Syria

RISING geopolitical tensions in the Middle East have already boosted oil prices and there...
PUBLISHED Apr 16, 2018 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Zuckerberg keeps a cool head while in hot seat

THE Mark Zuckerberg show in Washington this past week stirred memories for Senator Orrin...
PUBLISHED Apr 16, 2018 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Drug company 'shenanigans' in US come under scrutiny

TRUMP administration officials, seeking ways to lower drug costs, are targeting...
PUBLISHED Apr 16, 2018 05:50 AM

China to support horse racing, sports lotteries in Hainan

CHINA said it would encourage horse racing and expand sports lotteries in the...
PUBLISHED Apr 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Martin Sorrell quits as CEO of ad firm WPP

MARTIN Sorrell quit Saturday as chief executive of WPP, the world's biggest...
PUBLISHED Apr 16, 2018 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Dreamliners' longest trips face curbs on Rolls-Royce woes

ABOUT a quarter of Boeing Co 787 Dreamliners in service face restrictions on long-range...
PUBLISHED Apr 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Demand for Wi-Fi on board planes triggers 'gold rush' among suppliers

SATELLITE technology to provide Wi-Fi on board planes has matured to a point where more...
PUBLISHED Apr 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Baltic Exchange Shipping Insights

The LR2 market for 75,000 tonnes, Middle East Gulf to Japan, has continued to soften, and...
PUBLISHED Apr 16, 2018 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

ANALYSIS

On trade 'remedies' US barks, but where is the bite?

PRESIDENT Donald Trump's administration claims it has doubled America's efforts...
PUBLISHED Apr 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Abe aims to move Japan off sidelines with trip to US

JAPANESE Prime Minister Shinzo Abe heads to the US on Tuesday, hoping his carefully...
PUBLISHED Apr 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Reciprocal visits between Chinese, Japanese leaders seen as ties warm

THE leaders of China and Japan are expected to pay reciprocal visits as relations between...
PUBLISHED Apr 16, 2018 05:50 AM

China's economy slows in first quarter: survey

CHINA'S economy slowed slightly in the first quarter as the government battles debt...
PUBLISHED Apr 16, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Hermès plays a hipster tune

LAST Thursday evening, the ground floor of the Madison Avenue Hermès men's store...
PUBLISHED Apr 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Ricciardo savours 'shoey' after storming to sensational Chinese GP win

RED Bull's Daniel Ricciardo celebrated with a trademark champagne "shoey"...
PUBLISHED Apr 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Transgender news anchor challenges barriers in conservative Pakistan

MARVIA Malik made headlines when she debuted last month on a private television channel...
PUBLISHED Apr 16, 2018 05:50 AM

VIEWS FROM THE TOP

Top of the agenda

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: What are the key issues for Singapore to address in the second...
PUBLISHED Apr 16, 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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