Thursday, Jun 14, 2018

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PUBLISHED Jun 14, 2018 05:50 AM
WORLD CUP 2018

Russia's ready to kick off month-long World Cup party

NOW that US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have finally held...
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Getting crafty, in the Weekend magazine

IN a buy and throw society like ours, why make something yourself when you can just get...
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Singapore economy at risk from faster-than-expected rate hikes

PRIVATE-SECTOR economists have flagged faster-than-expected interest rate increases as...
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Enterprise Singapore opens centre in Kenya, its third in Africa

ENTERPRISE Singapore (ESG) opened a new overseas centre in Kenya on Wednesday - its third...
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Retailers must transform digitally to keep up with SEA's Internet economy

AS South-east Asia's Internet economy continues to grow, retail companies must...
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New award launched to recognise firms that reinvent, innovate

A NEW award was launched on Wednesday to recognise businesses which managed to transform...
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Park House goes for record S$2,910 psf ppr

ORCHARD property Park House has fetched a record collective sale price of S$2,910 per sq...
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TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT

A success for Kim, not so much for Trump

DONALD Trump's historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was...
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Retrenchments at 5-year low, vacancies on the rise in 1Q2018: MOM

THE labour market continued to show slight improvements in the first quarter of 2018,...
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Four banks predict who will win World Cup

HOW do you predict which country will take home the World Cup trophy after the July 15...
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US, Mexico, Canada to host 2026 World Cup

EVEN as the Fifa World Cup tournament kicks off on Thursday in Moscow, it has been...
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Ruble rumble

The World Cup, the globe's largest football tournament kicks off tonight (11pm...
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COMPANIES & MARKETS

JEP's acting CEO charts new flight plan

JEP Holdings's acting chief executive officer has plans to turn the business around...
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HOCK LOCK SIEW

Hyflux crisis puts focus on its management

WHEN Hyflux meets its retail stakeholders, as it eventually must to get their buy-in for...
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Imperium Crown to organise first Beerfest Asia in China

CATALIST-LISTED Imperium Crown on Wednesday signed an agreement with Singapore Press...
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UOL gains statutory control of UIC

UOL Group has gained statutory control of United Industrial Corporation (UIC), after its...
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Ezion's equity swap price rises after 60-day period

EZION Holdings has reset the minimum conversion price for its Series B convertible bonds...
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Corporate digest

HOE Leong Corporation will proceed with its Singapore High Court lawsuit against Sumatec...
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STOCKS

STI sinks ahead of Fed meet

A CAUTIOUS mood prevailed in the Singapore bourse with the key Straits Times Index...
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Brokers' take

Banking stocks have performed well this year, up some 9 per cent year-to-date at the high...
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CURRENCIES

US dollar holds firm before Fed outcome

THE dollar held firm on Wednesday and hit a three-week high against the Japanese yen...
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REAL ESTATE

Lakeside Apartments owners ask for S$240m

LAKESIDE Apartments is now on the market with a reserve price of S$240 million, becoming...
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Far East's Oasia Hotel Downtown wins best tall building award

OASIA Hotel Downtown in Singapore's Tanjong Pagar has been named this year's...
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Aspen associate to develop logistics hub in Selangor

AN associated company of Malaysian developer Aspen (Group) Holdings will invest RM600...
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HDB and private rents edge up 0.2% in May: SRX

RENTS in May inched up just 0.2 per cent for both private and HDB homes from the previous...
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Blackstone to step up buying in Asia after raising US$9.4b

BLACKSTONE Group said that it will accelerate its Asia-Pacific investments after raising...
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Tight squeeze for Hong Kong's young professionals

AS housing prices continue to spiral in Hong Kong, young professionals are living in ever...
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Realtors abandoning China's resort island as sales plunge

TOUGH measures to cool the property market in China's resort island of Hainan have...
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BANKING & FINANCE

Bitcoin 'whales' pulling cryptocurrency strings

BITCOIN, the star of the cryptocurrency world, is widely seen as a freewheeling tool as...
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CEO of bank challenged by Indian regulator gets new term

RANA Kapoor won shareholder approval for another term as chief executive officer of Yes...
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ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Oil demand seen steady in 2019 but supply, trade risks loom: IEA

OIL demand will grow steadily in 2019 thanks to a solid global economy, but the world may...
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China's CK Infrastructure bids A$12.98b for Aussie gas pipeline firm APA

HONG Kong's CK Infrastructure Holdings has made a A$12.98 billion (S$13.1 billion)...
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Trafigura H1 profit falls 53% as metals gains can't offset oil drop

TRAFIGURA Group posted its lowest first-half profit in at least four years as gains at...
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TECHNOLOGY

Cloud looms on horizon of video game universe

CONSOLE makers long at the centre of the video game universe are adapting to an exploding...
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Top China money manager retains faith in Tencent despite fall in market value

CHINA'S tech darling Tencent Holdings Ltd has lost US$71 billion in market value...
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CONSUMER

AT&T has big hurdle after Time Warner win - reviving pay-TV

AT&T Inc prevailed in its gruelling fight with the Justice Department on Tuesday,...
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Guess co-founder quits as chairman after sexual assault probe

PAUL Marciano, co-founder of the Guess fashion brand, resigned on Tuesday in the wake of...
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Poultry giant goes to lab in quest for meatier chickens

CHINA'S top poultry producer, Guangdong Wen's Foodstuff Co Ltd, is turning to...
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TRANSPORT

COMMENTARY

Aston Martin  Rapide looks like James Bond in Under Armour

THERE are plenty of new things to love about the track-ready sedan Aston Martin has...
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GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

LATEST US DATA

Expensive petrol raises producer prices in May

US producer prices increased more than expected in May, leading to the biggest annual...
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PBOC seen mirroring Fed with hike while keeping other taps open

THE People's Bank of China will raise borrowing costs in the open market if the US...
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Jho Low ready to meet 1MDB investigators in Dubai: report

FUGITIVE financier Low Taek Jho, also known as Jho Low, is believed to have informed the...
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Plumber in gig economy entitled to worker rights, UK Supreme Court rules

BRITAIN'S Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that a plumber hired on a self-employed...
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LIFE & CULTURE

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Givola banks on user experience to earn

YOU have to take the issue of money off the table and pay your top talent well, said...
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WORLD CUP 2018

Fasting and how World Cup players and teams deal with it

SHOULD top athletes fast during Ramadan? The question has provoked an often heated debate...
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Belgium celebrates the Smurfs' 60th birthday

BELGIUM is celebrating the 60th birthday of the Smurfs by giving fans the chance to...
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OPINION

THE BOTTOM LINE

Unconscious bias can cause companies to miss out

REGARDLESS of the size of the organisation, companies are always in search of the best...
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Putin looks for legacy as World Cup journey begins

THE World Cup - the globe's largest sporting event alongside the Summer Olympics -...
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EDITORIAL

Singapore-KL ties remain strong despite uncertainty over shared projects

WHEN Mahathir Mohamad emerged as Malaysia's new prime minister following the May 9...
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Realism, not idealism, wins the day

IT WAS one of those I-Cannot-Believe-This-Is-Happening moments. President Donald Trump...
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Voluntary delistings: Need to better protect minority shareholders' interest

I REFER to the article "SGX mulls new rule to protect minority shareholders in...
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Don't devalue Singapore's role as Trump-Kim summit host

AS the buzz and excitement surrounding the groundbreaking summit on Sentosa between the...
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BREAKING NEWS

Jun 19, 2018 12:36 PM

Young at heart? Mercedes cultivates its ageing workforce

[BERLIN] Too slow, inflexible, forgetful, always off sick. Those are some attitudes about older workers that carmaker...
Jun 19, 2018 12:26 PM

SP Group to build Singapore's largest public electric vehicle charging network by 2020

ENERGY utilities provider SP Group announced on Tuesday plans to build 500 Electric Vehicle (EV) charging points...
Jun 19, 2018 12:21 PM

Rate hikes, volatile prices and low yields top financial advisers' concerns: Natixis survey

RISING interest rates, asset price volatility spikes, and low yields topped the list of risks that most weighed on the...
Jun 19, 2018 12:11 PM

Chinese parents-to-be seek more fertile ground abroad

[SHANGHAI] The easing of China's one-child policy was a godsend to Zhang Yinzhe and his wife Xu Mengsha, who had...
Jun 19, 2018 12:00 PM

Napoleon’s hat, dropped at Waterloo, is picked up at auction for US$400,000

[PARIS] A hat attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte and said to have been dropped on the battlefield at Waterloo 203 years...
Jun 19, 2018 11:48 AM

Asia: Markets tumble with China, US towards trade war

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong and Shanghai stocks led a sell-off across most Asian markets on Tuesday on rising trade war fears...
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