Monday, May 14, 2018

TOP STORIES

BT EXCLUSIVE

Carousell snags US$85m in new funding by investors including DBS

CAROUSELL, Singapore's poster startup and online classifieds app, has raised US$85...
PUBLISHED May 14, 2018 05:50 AM

Construction stocks 'look set for change in fortunes'

CONSTRUCTION companies on the Singapore Exchange may have seen muted performance as real...
PUBLISHED May 14, 2018 05:50 AM

S-E Asia achieves record year with US$20b in PE deal value

SOUTH-EAST Asia scored a record year in private equity with US$20 billion in deal value...
PUBLISHED May 14, 2018 05:50 AM
WALL STREET INSIGHT

Market undecided if it's going to be bulls or bears

US stocks surged last week, with major indexes registering some of their biggest gains...
PUBLISHED May 14, 2018 05:50 AM

AirAsia boss apologises for Malaysia poll stunt

AIRASIA boss Tony Fernandes on Sunday apologised for a controversial stunt endorsing...
PUBLISHED May 14, 2018 05:50 AM
MIND THE GAP

Endowment plans: watch the caveats

INSURANCE policies are a mainstay of Singaporeans' savings and protection plans. For...
PUBLISHED May 14, 2018 05:50 AM

BT celebrates 13 years of helping over 16,000 young artists

SINCE 2005, more than 16,000 children and youths from needy backgrounds have been...
PUBLISHED May 14, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

TOPLINE

Aggression needed, says Medtronic's new regional head

MEDTRONIC's newly minted regional head comes across in conversation as a moderate...
PUBLISHED May 14, 2018 05:50 AM

Internal audit's role to be under more scrutiny, enhanced

SINGAPORE'S Code of Corporate Governance, last revised in 2012, will soon be updated...
PUBLISHED May 14, 2018 05:50 AM
CHARTPOINT

10-year treasury yield due for downturn

AFTER the 10-year treasury yield hit a record high of 15.82 per cent in September 1981,...
PUBLISHED May 14, 2018 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Week may start on a watchful note as Bursa re-opens

WALL Street's sprightly showing last Friday aside, the Singapore bourse may start...
PUBLISHED May 14, 2018 05:50 AM

Ezion's Q1 loss widens to US$46m year on year

EZION'S first-quarter unaudited results released showed a widening loss, a result...
PUBLISHED May 14, 2018 05:50 AM
INSIDE INSIGHTS

Venture buys back shares; Oxley and YPIL increase UEL stake

THE Straits Times Index (STI) has continued to be the strongest of the regional majors...
PUBLISHED May 14, 2018 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Kensington Palace: from 'aunt heap' to young royal hangout

KENSINGTON Palace, the marital home of Prince Harry and his bride-to-be Meghan Markle,...
PUBLISHED May 14, 2018 05:50 AM

November launch for first batch of HDB flats in new Tengah estate

THE first batch of 1,500 Housing Board flats in the new Tengah estate will be launched in...
PUBLISHED May 14, 2018 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Paradox: oil rally makes Russia borrow more

OIL prices near the highest level in over three years are driving the world's...
PUBLISHED May 14, 2018 05:50 AM

Bankers with broken English are Luxembourg's Brexit bottleneck

LUXEMBOURG'S citizens can quickly impress with their language skills, switching with...
PUBLISHED May 14, 2018 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

UAE's Adnoc plans further expansion to compete with Big Oil

ABU Dhabi National Oil Co plans to double its refining capacity and triple petrochemicals...
PUBLISHED May 14, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Gold's beauty contest may still have legs

WHAT'S ailing gold? After a rally from its lows in mid-December to a peak of US$1,...
PUBLISHED May 14, 2018 05:50 AM

Opec oil capacity 'buffer' seen offsetting Iran sanctions

OPEC has enough spare production capacity to cushion oil markets if the US re-imposes...
PUBLISHED May 14, 2018 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Microchips get under the skin of technophile Swedes

IT is the size of a grain of rice but could hold the key to many aspects of your life. A...
PUBLISHED May 14, 2018 05:50 AM

Don't Skype me: How Microsoft turned consumers against a beloved brand

IT'S relatively easy these days to find critics of Skype, the popular online calling...
PUBLISHED May 14, 2018 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

As price comes down, risk goes up for Everest 'trophy hunters'

EVEREST is the ultimate mountaineering "trophy", but the rising number of...
PUBLISHED May 14, 2018 05:50 AM

New Saudi TV station feeds into modernisation drive

SAUDI Arabia's ambitious reform drive takes another step forward this week, with the...
PUBLISHED May 14, 2018 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Airbus, Boeing fly into lucrative services market

AIRBUS and Boeing may have built their global success on the back of the transcontinental...
PUBLISHED May 14, 2018 05:50 AM

First China-made aircraft carrier starts sea trials: state media

CHINA'S first domestically manufactured aircraft carrier started sea trials on...
PUBLISHED May 14, 2018 05:50 AM

Baltic Exchange Shipping Insights

A positive mood for the coming days, with rates firming again as the week closed out. In...
PUBLISHED May 14, 2018 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Mahathir's former foe now seen as confidence-booster

MALAYSIAN Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's finance minister, relatively unknown in...
PUBLISHED May 14, 2018 05:50 AM

Several Asians included in UK Sunday Times Rich List

SEVERAL Asians have become the wealthiest people in Britain, which now has 145...
PUBLISHED May 14, 2018 05:50 AM

Italy's nascent govt has tough economic circles to square

THE Italian coalition taking shape 10 weeks after March's inconclusive election has...
PUBLISHED May 14, 2018 05:50 AM

'Trust me to deliver' Brexit, says Theresa May

UK Prime Minister Theresa May called for unity over Brexit, following a week in which...
PUBLISHED May 14, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

M1 scores with long-term netball sponsorship

WHEN it comes to giving back to the community, local telco M1 is well known for its...
PUBLISHED May 14, 2018 05:50 AM

Israel's Barzilai wins Eurovision contest

ISRAEL won the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon early on Sunday after singer Netta...
PUBLISHED May 14, 2018 05:50 AM

Star Wars as daunting as The Beatles: Ron Howard

OSCAR-WINNING filmmaker Ron Howard said on Saturday that directing a movie in the Star...
PUBLISHED May 14, 2018 05:50 AM

VIEWS FROM THE TOP

Quintessentially Singaporean

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: What do you think is distinctive about the Singapore identity?...
PUBLISHED May 14, 2018 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Jul 20, 2018 02:51 PM

South Korea's Park given eight more years in prison: court

[SEOUL] Disgraced South Korean president Park Geun-hye was convicted of charges including illegally receiving funds...
Jul 20, 2018 02:16 PM

Tokyo: Stocks close lower on higher yen, trade worries

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks closed lower on Friday on a higher yen, with investors cautious ahead of the beginning of Japan...
Jul 20, 2018 01:37 PM

UK stock market isn't paying attention to Brexit chatter

[LONDON] Almost daily, ministerial spats, intra-party broils and corporate objections to government fill UK newspapers...
Jul 20, 2018 01:25 PM

Malaysia cuts 2018 growth projection to 5% as it braces for trade war fallout

[KUALA LUMPUR] Malaysian Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng pared back expectations for economic growth for this year to...
Jul 20, 2018 01:16 PM

Singapore stocks: STI resumes Friday afternoon at 3,291.13, up 0.4% on day

SINGAPORE stocks rose on Friday afternoon's trading resumption, with the Straits Times Index climbing 13.55 points...
Jul 20, 2018 01:12 PM

Foreland Fabrictech's independent directors quit, leaving behind a one-man board

BELEAGUERED Chinese textile maker Foreland Fabrictech Holdings has lost all of its independent directors, with only...
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