Saturday, May 12, 2018

TOP STORIES

BT EXCLUSIVE

Prime districts enter the collective sales fray in 2018

AFTER making its way through the suburbs and city fringe last year, the collective sale...
PUBLISHED May 12, 2018 05:50 AM

New compulsory training and proficiency test for corporate service providers starts on Nov 15

The government is introducing this to raise the professional standards of such providers...
PUBLISHED May 12, 2018 05:50 AM

Slide in car sales weighs on March retail numbers

SLIDING car sales as well as a decline in sales of mobile devices weighed on Singapore’s...
PUBLISHED May 12, 2018 05:50 AM

Law Ministry invites proposals to pilot moneylending models

THE Ministry of Law (MinLaw) on Friday invited proposals to pilot business models for...
PUBLISHED May 12, 2018 05:50 AM
MALAYSIA POST-ELECTION

Mahathir says King willing to grant full pardon for Anwar

MALAYSIA'S newly elected Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Friday that the...
PUBLISHED May 12, 2018 05:50 AM
MALAYSIA POST-ELECTION

Foreigners who loved Malaysia stocks are now an outflow risk

FOREIGNERS who helped Malaysia become one of Asia's most popular stock markets may...
PUBLISHED May 12, 2018 05:50 AM
MALAYSIA POST-ELECTION

1MDB bonds take a hit as Najib's ouster puts focus on future

MALAYSIA'S controversial state-owned investment fund 1MDB came under pressure in the...
PUBLISHED May 12, 2018 05:50 AM

See tech disruption as enabling, rather than taking away jobs: Heng

RATHER than seeing technological disruption as a threat to jobs, we should think about...
PUBLISHED May 12, 2018 05:50 AM

Trump-Kim summit in Singapore a significant step on the path to peace: PM

THE historic meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong...
PUBLISHED May 12, 2018 05:50 AM

Indonesia sees debt market stabilising; BI signals rate hike

A RISE in Indonesian bond yields is unavoidable given the current global situation, but...
PUBLISHED May 12, 2018 05:50 AM

SPH appoints chief tech officer, chief product officer to drive digital media push

SINGAPORE Press Holdings (SPH), which publishes The Business Times, announced on Friday...
PUBLISHED May 12, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

SingPost back in the black in Q4 on absence of impairment fees

SINGAPORE Post (SingPost) bounced back into the black in the fourth quarter after hefty...
PUBLISHED May 12, 2018 05:50 AM

ST Engineering posts near 18% rise in Q1 profit

SHARES in Singapore Technologies Engineering (ST Engineering) fell seven cents to close...
PUBLISHED May 12, 2018 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

ITS former vice-president of finance Kunye Tagi has admitted to insider trading and paid...
PUBLISHED May 12, 2018 05:50 AM

CDL posts 16.3% drop in Q1 net profit

New Futura is a 124-unit freehold luxury condo in Leonie Hill Road in prime District 9.
PUBLISHED May 12, 2018 05:50 AM

UOL Q1 profit down 8%; group launching Amber45 this weekend at S$2,200 psf

UOL Group, which is launching its freehold residential project Amber45 this weekend at an...
PUBLISHED May 12, 2018 05:50 AM

Hyphens Pharma prices IPO at S$0.26 a share to raise S$13.5m

HYPHENS Pharma International, which sells specialty pharmaceutical products, is seeking...
PUBLISHED May 12, 2018 05:50 AM

Vard says valuation error 'immaterial', no confusion on delisting vote

VARD Holdings said on Friday that an error in its independent financial adviser's (...
PUBLISHED May 12, 2018 05:50 AM

India's Fortis picks Hero-Burman's investment offer after 5-way bidding war

INDIA'S Fortis Healthcare Ltd has accepted an offer of investment from two prominent...
PUBLISHED May 12, 2018 05:50 AM

ComfortDelGro Q1 earnings down 19.6%

TRANSPORT giant ComfortDelGro Corp posted a 19.6 per cent drop in first-quarter earnings...
PUBLISHED May 12, 2018 05:50 AM

Fullerton to plan US IPO after Singapore setback

FULLERTON Healthcare Corp, the medical service provider that shelved plans for a...
PUBLISHED May 12, 2018 05:50 AM
STOCKS

STI lifted by big gains on Wall Street

SOMETIMES, all the local bourse needs amid a dearth of catalysts is a positive cue from...
PUBLISHED May 12, 2018 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

WILMAR International (Wilmar) reported Q1 2018 core net profit of US$183 million, coming...
PUBLISHED May 12, 2018 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

As flat prices soar in HK, investors park money down in the lot

ESTHER Fan's nest egg is tucked away in an old residential complex on the outskirts...
PUBLISHED May 12, 2018 05:50 AM

A new 25-storey tower at New York's City Hall Park

FOR his firm's first residential building in the US, London-based architect Richard...
PUBLISHED May 12, 2018 05:50 AM

Reits

Highest-yielding real estate investment trusts
PUBLISHED May 12, 2018 05:50 AM

Singapore property investment sales could hit record in 2018

SINGAPORE'S property investment sales market rebounded in 2016, surged to a 10-year...
PUBLISHED May 12, 2018 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

THE BROAD VIEW

Alexa and Siri can hear hidden commands. You can't

MANY people have grown accustomed to talking to their smart devices, asking them to read...
PUBLISHED May 12, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

THE BROAD VIEW

Musk's meltdown underscores art of keeping earnings calls dull

THERE are few things in life as reliably stultifying as the corporate earnings call.
PUBLISHED May 12, 2018 05:50 AM
THE FINISH LINE

At the top of her game

IT seems like nothing can halt Latisha Chan's momentum as she continues to cement...
PUBLISHED May 12, 2018 05:50 AM

Record-breaking US$646.1m sales at Rockefeller auction

BILLIONAIRES from around the world fought for a chance to own Peggy and David Rockefeller...
PUBLISHED May 12, 2018 05:50 AM
QUESTION TIME WITH MENTOR JOHN

An intricate juggling act

THE growing number of women entering Singapore's workforce is not only great for...
PUBLISHED May 12, 2018 05:50 AM

NY chef dishes the dirt on seven ways not to do brunch

IF THERE is any subject that divides the US besides politics, it's brunch. A good...
PUBLISHED May 12, 2018 05:50 AM
DISRUPTED

Pink pandas come bearing food

NEON pink - not a colour you would associate with food, or a panda.
PUBLISHED May 12, 2018 05:50 AM
OFFBEAT

Cut the crap: a whodungit

LAST Saturday, I woke up to an alert that someone had taken a dump in my apartment...
PUBLISHED May 12, 2018 05:50 AM

THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

A dose of tech in healthcare

THE healthcare industry is on the brink of a major transformation. In the not-too-distant...
PUBLISHED May 12, 2018 05:50 AM

INVESTING & WEALTH

MSCI inclusion may lower barriers to shorting Chinese stocks

SHORT selling could get a little bit easier in China after the country's domestic...
PUBLISHED May 12, 2018 05:50 AM
VALUE INSIGHT

Picking up discarded index stocks pays handsomely

STOCK index builders periodically review the constituents of the various indices they...
PUBLISHED May 12, 2018 05:50 AM
CFA SINGAPORE INSIGHTS

Designing the investment firm of the future

THE problem with the future is that it is not here yet. Virtually every aspect of our...
PUBLISHED May 12, 2018 05:50 AM

Abraaj's dispute with Gates Foundation has huge fallout for Middle East

IT'S troubling for any asset manager, but this dispute has the potential to damage a...
PUBLISHED May 12, 2018 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Dec 10, 2018 10:56 PM

Siris, Elliott to take Travelport private for US$4.4b

[BENGALURU] Travelport Worldwide Ltd said on Monday buyout firms Siris Capital Group and Elliott Management will take...
Dec 10, 2018 10:51 PM

F&B player Katrina Group enters hospitality segment with purchase of Straits Organization

KATRINA Group, which owns and operates restaurants such as Bali Thai, Streats and So Pho, completed on Monday its...
Dec 10, 2018 10:41 PM

US: Wall Street opens lower as Apple weighs

[NEW YORK] US stocks opened lower on Monday after a drop in Apple Inc's shares curbed the market's attempt to...
Dec 10, 2018 10:24 PM

China biotech Junshi Biosciences seeks up to $414mln in Hong Kong IPO

[HONG KONG] Chinese biotech company Shanghai Junshi Biosciences is seeking up to US$414 million in a Hong Kong initial...
Dec 10, 2018 10:11 PM

Crane rental firm MS Holdings' proposed pact to build South Korea casino, complex now off

CRANE rental firm MS Holdings on Monday said that it and LongRunn Int'l Land have mutually decided not to proceed...
Dec 10, 2018 09:54 PM

Philip Ting steps down as CEO and director of Hong Leong Asia, resigns from subsidiaries

HONG Leong Asia's chief executive and director Philip Ting Sii Tien, 64, gave notice on Monday to resign to pursue...
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