Monday, Jun 11, 2018

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TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT

Business leaders cautiously optimistic on Trump-Kim meet

BUSINESS leaders in Singapore are cautiously optimistic about Tuesday's meeting...
PUBLISHED Jun 11, 2018 05:50 AM
TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT

Trump-Kim summit: S$20m bill to host US-North Korea meeting

THE Singapore government is spending about S$20 million to host this week's...
PUBLISHED Jun 11, 2018 05:50 AM
TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT

Singapore-North Korea trade can grow if UN sanctions are lifted, says PM

SINGAPORE may be North Korea's seventh-largest trading partner on paper, but in...
PUBLISHED Jun 11, 2018 05:50 AM
MIND THE GAP

Tech funds dangle high returns, but watch the risk

TECHNOLOGY as an investment theme is seeing a resurgence. In particular, interest has...
PUBLISHED Jun 11, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

Going the distance in director development

THE professional development of directors of publicly listed companies has evolved with...
PUBLISHED Jun 11, 2018 05:50 AM
CHARTPOINT

Interest rate hike cycle to help improve banks' profitability

WITH another interest rate hike upon us, we expect the US bank stocks to perform well as...
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TOPLINE

Accor to manage EL Development hotel in Hill St

EL Development has signed a memorandum of understanding with Accor for the French hotel...
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dormakaba combines 3 sites into one new future-ready facility

ACCESS solutions provider, dormakaba Group, is opening its new facility in Singapore on...
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AT&T-Time Warner antitrust trial 'has long reach'

WITH a judge set to rule in the trial over the merger of AT&T and Time Warner, any...
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STOCKS

Central bank and Trump-Kim meetings to guide market

THE historic Trump-Kim summit on June 12, coupled with a trio of central bank decisions,...
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CURRENCIES

US dollar, yen climb amid tense G-7 meeting

THE dollar rose on Friday last week after a four-day losing streak, while the safe-haven...
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INSIDE INSIGHTS

GYP completes placement; Oxley adds to its Aspen stake

BROADER macro themes and fresh sector rotations by institutional investors have seen...
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REAL ESTATE

Higher rates, tighter mortgage rules cool Canadian home prices

HIGHER borrowing costs and tighter mortgage rules in Canada are seen dampening the...
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Piece by piece, a factory-made answer for California's housing squeeze

CALIFORNIA is in the middle of an affordable-housing crisis that cities across the state...
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In advance of summit, Singapore City condo on North Korea's border booms

EVEN as the island nation of Singapore rushes to get ready for the historic meeting of US...
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BANKING & FINANCE

Mahathir woos Japanese investors in bid to move away from China

MALAYSIAN Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is set to woo investors and offer business...
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German Finance Minister suggests EU-wide jobless insurance scheme

GERMANY has suggested the creation of a Europe-wide unemployment insurance system to make...
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Currency traders souring on euro before Fed, ECB meetings

CURRENCY traders are wagering that even a potential European Central Bank announcement on...
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Brazil's real jumps after central bank pledges to flood market with currency swaps

IT MAY not have been pretty, nor quick, but Brazil's central bank finally became the...
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ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Mixed response to De Beers' two-prong lab-grown and natural diamond strategy

THE jury is still out on De Beers' decision to enter the lab-grown gem market...
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'Haves' can overpower 'Have-nots' when Opec meets in Vienna

OPEC and its friends can be divided up in many ways, but the most useful in the current...
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Tokyo hopes 'solar roads' will lead to greener power grid

THE Tokyo metropolitan government intends to take the initiative in introducing the new...
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TECHNOLOGY

Google not welcome in Bohemian Berlin district

GLOBAL cities from Seoul to Tel Aviv have welcomed Google with open arms, but in the...
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Smartphones are doing to websites what Amazon did to the mall

YOUNG, distracted and styled just-so, Anissa Kheloufi is part of a growing genus of...
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Preparing for the advent of superintelligent AI

MARK Zuckerberg thought his fellow Silicon Valley billionaire Elon Musk was behaving like...
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CONSUMER

Gucci to increase in-house production to reduce turnaround time

FASHION powerhouse Gucci is bringing more manufacturing in-house, as luxury firms step up...
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He returned a bottle of orange juice and won a jackpot of over US$300m

THE bottle of orange juice cost US$5 at ShopRite, but Tayeb Souami's wife had found...
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Advice has changed on what car to buy for a young driver in the US

IF you're car shopping for a recent graduate, the traditional thinking about the...
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TRANSPORT

Surge in Qatar airport cargo cushions blow from Saudi-led embargo

QATAR'S Hamad International Airport may be struggling with plummeting passenger...
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Porsche picks Taycan as the name for brand's first electric vehicle

PORSCHE AG named its first car to directly compete with electric leader Tesla Inc the...
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Baltic Exchange Shipping Insights

Rates in the ME Gulf to China remained steady at around WS 49. A trip to Japan was...
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GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

As G-7 feuds, Xi and Putin play up their own club

THE leaders of China and Russia Sunday praised the expansion of their regional security...
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G-7 FIASCO

Trump trade fury torpedoes Canada's G-7 summit

THE G-7 summit ended in farce and a renewed threat of global trade war on Saturday as US...
PUBLISHED Jun 11, 2018 05:50 AM
G-7 FIASCO

Trump v G-6: barbed fire

G-7 leaders, who can usually at least pretend to be the best of friends, wrapped up a two...
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New Italian economy minister vows to stay in euro, cut debt level

ITALY'S new government has no intention of leaving the euro and plans to focus on...
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Bonanza of US jobs all but ensures a June Fed rate hike

The US Federal Reserve this week will raise the key interest rate for the second time in...
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Swiss reject radical sovereign money plan, projection shows

SWISS voters dismissed a radical proposal to overturn one of the financial system's...
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LIFE & CULTURE

BT CORPORATE GOLF LEAGUE

Newcomer Proelect sets eyes on top 3

PROELECT is a company that espouses the true values of The Business Times Corporate Golf...
PUBLISHED Jun 11, 2018 05:50 AM
WORLD CUP 2018

Football fans, keep your eye on your health this World Cup

FOR football fans, the World Cup should be a time of fun with family and friends. But...
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Tourism keeps Vietnam's ancient water puppets afloat

IN a darkened theatre in central Hanoi, a wooden dragon emerges from a pool to the sound...
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Prince Philip turns 97 in characteristic no-fuss style

BRITAIN'S royal patriarch Prince Philip, turns 97 on Sunday, his first birthday...
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VIEWS FROM THE TOP

Big step towards world peace

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: What do you expect or hope to see come out of the June 12 summit...
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BREAKING NEWS

Dec 11, 2018 09:15 PM

Google 'must scrap censored Chinese search plans': NGOs

[HONG KONG] Google must abandon its development of a censored search engine for China, dozens of NGOs demanded Tuesday...
Dec 11, 2018 09:03 PM

Sunningdale Tech unit sells Guangdong factory for 145m yuan

A UNIT of Sunningdale Tech has agreed to sell a factory and the land that sits on it in Guangdong, China for 145...
Dec 11, 2018 09:00 PM

New Brexit vote will be before Jan 21

[LONDON] Britain's parliament will vote on whether to approve Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal before...
Dec 11, 2018 08:45 PM

Church of England to hold services to mark gender change

[LONDON] The Church of England on Tuesday issued guidance for parishes to plan "creative and sensitive"...
Dec 11, 2018 08:38 PM

EU will 'follow closely' French deficit after Macron measures

[STRASBOURG] EU economics affairs commissioner Pierre Moscovici on Tuesday said Brussels will keep close watch over...
Dec 11, 2018 07:32 PM

Hong Lai Huat calls off S$15.7m sale of hotel in Cambodia project

HONG Lai Huat's S$15.7 million sale of a hotel at its D'Seaview project in Sihanoukville, Cambodia has been...
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