Thursday, Apr 19, 2018

TOP STORIES

Room for foreign manpower policy review in longer term: Heng Swee Keat

SINGAPORE'S tight foreign manpower policies will stay in place for now to encourage...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Singapore chefs on the road ahead, this Weekend

IT LOOKS good on paper - the notion that Singapore food is not just hawker fare and expat...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Listen to BT financial news bulletin on Google Home

SIMPLY by speaking to Google Home, users of the voice-enabled smart speaker will be able...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Some Asia-Pac airlines hit by flight-time curbs imposed on some Rolls-powered 787s

SOME Asia-Pacific carriers may be affected by the curbs imposed by the US Federal...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM
ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION

Key industries to be grouped into 6 clusters as economy begins next phase of transformation

THE next phase of Singapore's economic transformation will involve deepening the...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM
ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION

The six clusters mapping the way forward

KEY industries under the Industry Transformation Map (ITM) programme will be grouped into...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM
ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION

Heng says he's 'happy to continue' as Finance Minister after Cabinet reshuffle

HENG Swee Keat has said he would be "happy to continue" as Finance Minister...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Uphill task to boost workplace diversity, inclusion

MORE needs to be done to get businesses to embrace inclusion and diversity in the...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM

COE prices end mostly higher in latest tender

CERTIFICATE of entitlement (COE) prices ended mostly higher in the latest tender...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Indonesian bank to offer public shares in its Islamic finance arm

ONE of Indonesia's largest banks said it would sell shares to the public this month...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Kinofy Group launches platform to help firms enter China market

SINGAPORE companies keen to break into China's massive e-commerce market can now do...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Critics doubt Abe-Trump meet will yield much for Abe

AS EVERY Japanese knows, when you travel abroad, you must bring home some omiyage -...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Japan's March exports disappoint on strong yen

JAPAN'S exports rose less than expected in March due to a strong yen, raising some...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

A century of rubber trade in Singapore

Seeded in Singapore: Rubber has uniquely deep roots in Singapore's commercial...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

D-Day for battle of Datapulse's Ngs

THE six-month-long divisive shareholder feud at cash-rich Datapulse Technology between...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Keppel Reit's Q1 DPU dips to 1.42 Singapore cents

KEPPEL Reit's distribution per unit (DPU) dipped to 1.42 Singapore cents for the...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM

shopper360's Samuel Chan resigns amid probe into alleged misconduct

SHOPPER360's executive officer Samuel Chan has voluntarily resigned from his post...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

ASIAN Healthcare Specialists (AHS) has placed out 46.9 million new shares at S$0.23...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM
STOCKS

STI jumps 60 pts on Wall St's gains

ASIAN markets rose on the heels of Wall Street's gains, with the key Straits Times...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

Soilbuild Reit's Q1 2018 results were within expectations. Gross revenue dropped 11...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Dollar rises as investor risk appetite returns

THE US dollar clung to gains on Wednesday after rising from a three-week low as fading...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM
HOCK LOCK SIEW

IHH had to be quick and bold to land Fortis

SAME cast, different show(down).
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM

China's Fosun becomes fourth suitor for India's troubled Fortis

INDIA'S cash-strapped Fortis Healthcare Ltd said Fosun International Ltd has offered...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Ascott Reit DPU up 9% in Q1 on acquisitions, forex gains

ASCOTT Residence Trust (Ascott Reit) saw distribution per unit (DPU) rise 9 per cent to 1...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM

DC Frontiers partners Chongqing peer to launch cross-border business info portal

EXECUTIVES in Singapore and China may now have an easier time identifying new cross-...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Choon Kim House launched for collective sale

FREEHOLD Choon Kim House, located along Upper Serangoon Road, has been launched for...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Don't blame Airbnb for rising rents in popular cities

I RECENTLY returned from a trip to Japan. Travelling in that country - especially for...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Philippine fund managers buy property stocks

PHILIPPINE property stocks' worst year-opening performance in a decade is starting...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Developer Nakheel plans new malls outside Dubai

PROPERTY developer Nakheel expects to sign more deals to build shopping malls outside its...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM

China's new home prices edge up, gains extend to cities

CHINA'S new home prices rose for their 35th consecutive month in March, with more...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

New PBOC chief kicks off reign with 'very clever' reserves move

TECHNOCRAT Yi Gang fended off heavyweight political contenders to become China's...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM

P2P lender Funding Societies nets US$25m Series B funding

PEER-TO-PEER (P2P) lending platform Funding Societies announced on Wednesday that it has...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Survey reveals top finance, accounting professionals in demand this year

THE top three finance and accounting positions in demand by Singapore employers this year...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Bitcoin's true believers vow to ride out cryptocurrency rollercoaster

THE crowds have thinned somewhat at Bitcoin Centre, leaving just the true believers in...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

China's pig farmers rein in expansion plans as hog prices plunge

SOME Chinese pig farmers are adjusting expansion plans or putting planned projects on...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Prices for alumina surge after Rio Tinto force majeure

PRICES of alumina, the raw material for making aluminium, have surged after Rio Tinto...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Singapore startup Dexecure gets seed funding from Cocoon, Walden

DEXECURE - a Singapore-based software startup that "speeds up websites by adding a...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Arcades to take VR gaming mainstream

GAMERS wearing headsets and wielding rifles adorned with flashing lights battle a horde...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Facebook to follow privacy rules in Europe, then everywhere else

FACEBOOK INC is starting to comply with new privacy rules in Europe. And then, to get...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Time to sacrifice margins for growth, says Infosys CEO

SALIL PAREKH did not get much time to settle in after taking over the helm of Infosys Ltd...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Beauty firms put money into tech M&A to fuel sales

SHISEIDO Co, the Japanese firm that sells Laura Mercier cosmetics and Dolce & Gabbana...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Saudi Arabia to host cinema test screening with Black Panther

BLOCKBUSTER action flick Black Panther was to play at a cinema test screening in Saudi...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Digital consultation, MCs available in telemedicine trial

PATIENTS can now consult doctors digitally and even receive medical certificates online,...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Whisky sour? China importers caught in uncertainty as trade dispute with US deepens

WHEN spirits dealer Daniel Taytslin brought his first pallet of American Ragtime Rye...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

SMRT confirms ex-defence chief will be new CEO

SMRT has announced that Neo Kian Hong will succeed Desmond Kuek as chief executive from...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Changi's Jewel takes shape

CHANGI Airport's iconic Jewel is taking shape as work on its glass-and-steel fa├žade...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM

European car sales at their weakest in 5 years on Brexit uncertainty

EUROPEAN car sales turned in their weakest performance in the first quarter since an...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM

New safety campaign fails to lower Thai road fatalities during April holiday week

MORE than 400 people died in road accidents in Thailand over the traditional new year...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Porsche management board member under investigation over emissions

GERMAN prosecutors are investigating current and former employees of Volkswagen-owned...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

China consumers vie to check slowdown as trade spat lingers

CHINA'S steady first-quarter expansion masked a tug-of-war between struggling old...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Singapore looks to boost bilateral investments, trade with Shandong

SINGAPORE and eastern Chinese province Shandong will explore ways to increase bilateral...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Malaysian Opposition can contest under PKR logo

MALAYSIA'S Election Commission (EC) has clarified that it has no objections to the...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Surprise UK inflation drop muddies outlook for interest rates

BRITISH inflation unexpectedly cooled to a one-year low in March, calling into question...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Superman turns 80; his red trunks still fit

SUPERMAN turned 80 years old on Wednesday, and DC Entertainment will publish the 1,000th...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Finally, a comic novel gets a Pulitzer Prize. It's about time

ANDREW Sean Greer did something rare this week: His latest novel, Less, won the Pulitzer...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM

OPINION

Trump's dicey gamble in the Middle East

LET'S forget about US President Donald Trump, his public addresses, media interviews...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Expect trade rows after Brexit

BRITISH politicians, journalists and think-tanks have not had to worry about trade issues...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Big policies ought to be the focus in Malaysia's 14th general election

MALAYSIA'S upcoming election will be unlike any other, as one former prime minister...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Asia infrastructure development needs coordinated approach to tap growing opportunities

IN the world of infrastructure, the funding deficit is a well-established fact. Asia...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Abe's bid to augment Asia-Pac ties with US a patchy success

JAPANESE Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with US President Donald Trump in Florida on...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Innovating the Kiwi way to meet changing food demands of Asia's varied markets

ASIAN consumers are changing the way they shop, cook and eat. Rising incomes across the...
PUBLISHED Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

May 26, 2018 10:41 AM

Daimler in talks with German authorities over diesel issues

[FRANKFURT] Daimler is in discussion with German authorities over potential emissions irregularities in Mercedes-Benz...
May 26, 2018 10:20 AM

Tesla seeks to dismiss securities fraud lawsuit

[SAN FRANCISCO] Tesla on Friday asked a court to dismiss a securities fraud lawsuit by shareholders who said the...
May 26, 2018 09:47 AM

Disney slashes forecast for "Solo" as early ticket sales sag

[LOS ANGELES] Walt Disney slashed its opening-weekend forecast for <span class="italic"><em>Solo...
May 26, 2018 09:28 AM

Cheap pork means more ribs on US grills as meat output expands

[CHICAGO] Alongside their traditional burgers and hot dogs, Americans may be grilling a lot of cheap pork ribs on...
May 26, 2018 09:00 AM

Lagarde says protectionism Is darkest cloud over world economy

[WASHINGTON] The threat of trade protectionism is the biggest concern looming over a solid upswing in the global...
May 26, 2018 08:19 AM

Qualcomm executives to get severance if they're fired after sale

[NEW YORK] Qualcomm's top executives will be eligible to receive cash severances if they're fired after a...
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