Saturday, May 19, 2018

TOP STORIES

MERGER

ESR-Reit and VIT merger could lead to more industrial Reit deals

WITH the proposed merger of ESR-Reit and Viva Industrial Trust (VIT) to create Singapore...
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MERGER

SIA to drop SilkAir brand; bring it under its wing

SINGAPORE Airlines (SIA) will spend over S$100 million overhauling SilkAir's cabins...
PUBLISHED May 19, 2018 05:50 AM

A*Star: Efforts to spur local firms to innovate are working

BUSINESSES are responding well to Singapore's Research, Innovation and Enterprise (...
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Rare is a start-up like A*Star spinoff AMF

THERE are not many start-ups like it. ...
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PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS DEBATE

4G leaders will listen to people's views and launch discussion series, says Heng

THE debate on the President's Address, touted as a major outing for the fourth-...
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Indonesian rate hike may slow, not stop, outflow of foreign funds

IF THE rupiah's slide is any indication, Bank Indonesia will need to make good its...
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China denies offer of US$200b package to slash trade gap

CHINA denied on Friday that it had offered a package to slash the US trade deficit by up...
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Economic crime reported in Singapore 'at record high'

MORE than a third, or 35 per cent, of Singapore organisations reported suffering fraud in...
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MALAYSIA POST-ELECTION

Designer bags, jewellery, cash seized from Najib's home

MALAYSIAN police seized 284 boxes of designer handbags and dozens of bags filled with...
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COMPANIES & MARKETS

Hyphens Pharma marks first day of trading with positive gains

SPECIALITY pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare group Hyphens Pharma International made...
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Boustead Projects' Q4 profit falls 59% on absence of one-off gain

MAINBOARD-LISTED Boustead Projects booked a 59 per cent slide in its fiscal fourth-...
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CCT sells S$217.9m of units at S$1.676 apiece to cover rich end of price talk

CAPITALAND Commercial Trust (CCT) has priced an upsized S$217.9 million overnight...
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Singapore's China-backed exchange to start trading on May 25

CHINESE-backed Asia Pacific Exchange Pte (Apex) said it will start trading in Singapore...
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Linc Energy fined A$4.5m for environmental damage

SINGAPORE-listed oil and gas company Linc Energy was on May 11 slapped with a A$4.5...
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Pacific Radiance spells out details of restructuring plan

OFFSHORE marine operator Pacific Radiance has shed light on a restructuring proposal that...
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PayPal buying iZettle for US$2.2b to compete with Square

PAYPAL Holdings Inc is buying Swedish small-business platform iZettle for US$2.2 billion...
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UBS said to target topline acceleration at investment bank

UBS Group AG plans to focus on growing its merger and IPO advisory business over coming...
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HK property developer Hsin Chong set to default on US$ bonds

HSIN Chong Group Holdings Ltd is set to become the second Asian company to default on its...
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Corporate digest

MAINBOARD-listed China Environment on Friday said the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory...
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AstraZeneca's Q1 profit hit by falling Crestor sales

ASTRAZENECA'S first quarter profit was hit by generic competition to cholesterol...
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Brokers wary of trading snags as China's stocks go global

CHINA'S stock market will finally join MSCI Inc's global indexes on June 1, but...
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STOCKS

Trade issues, impending FOMC minutes weigh on local bourse

GEOPOLITICAL uncertainty and an anticipation of what the US Federal Open Market Committee...
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Brokers' take

THE S$548.3 million proposed acquisition of Gallileo Property will extend CapitaLand...
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REAL ESTATE

Prime central London home prices likely to rise 15% over 5 years

LONDON is one of a handful of global cities that attracts the most affluent international...
PUBLISHED May 19, 2018 05:50 AM
EN BLOC SALE

Chinatown Plaza owners to get S$260m in collective sale

CHINATOWN Plaza has been sold for S$260 million to a property unit affiliated to...
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Indebted Kushner Tower gets a Qatar-linked lifeline

THE company controlled by the family of White House adviser Jared Kushner is close to...
PUBLISHED May 19, 2018 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

THE BROAD VIEW

Drone pilots' US$2,000 pay tumbles 90% in 'race to the bottom'

ANDY Trench made US$2,000 a day in 2015 taking sky-high photographs along the East Coast...
PUBLISHED May 19, 2018 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

THE BROAD VIEW

Amazon goes where no retailer has gone before for endangered art

ABDUL Gafur Khatri lives on the fringe of great salt marshes in far western India. He...
PUBLISHED May 19, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

THE FINISH LINE

DBS makes a big splash with Marina Regatta

DBS BANK, Singapore's largest bank, turns 50 this year, and among the golden jubilee...
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A royal wedding and anniversary of the brutal beheading of Anne Boleyn

THE British calendar is splattered with bloody anniversaries commemorating hundreds of...
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CUBICLE FILES

Guilt-tripped at work? Pause before saying 'yes'

ESTHER* (not her real name) has been with the same company for many years, where she is...
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SASS AND THE CITY

Tax me if you can

IT SEEMS that creativity knows no bounds when it comes to taxes. At least, when it comes...
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THE STEERING COLUMN

Bigger is badder

WHEN the zombie apocalypse is finally upon us (and unless Hollywood has been lying to us...
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HEALTH

Understanding hearing loss

HELEN Keller, the famous deaf-blind author, once said "Blindness separates us from...
PUBLISHED May 19, 2018 05:50 AM

THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

Crystal ball gazer

WHENEVER he binge-watches Netflix, Benjamin Pring likes to open a completely random movie...
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INVESTING & WEALTH

Warning signal for global stock markets is flashing in Japan

MORGAN Stanley calls it "the end of easy", that witching hour in global stock...
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Crypto wealth sinks US$52b in week of lambos, yachts

SO much for the Blockchain Week bump.
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THIS TIME IS DIFFERENT

Higher interest rates mean bonds and leverage don't mix

STOCKS are stories, bonds are mathematics.
PUBLISHED May 19, 2018 05:50 AM
CFA SINGAPORE INSIGHTS

Property development - lumps, bumps and slumps

IN a complex and fast-moving financial world, it's comforting to know that some...
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Private equity firms bet on stock market's fixer-uppers

PRIVATE equity firms, armed with a record US$1 trillion in cash, are investing more in...
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