Monday, Jun 18, 2018

TOP STORIES

O&M stocks appear to be decoupling from oil prices

PRICES of Singapore's oil-linked stocks may well be decoupling from oil prices. ...
PUBLISHED Jun 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Ho Bee Land acquires freehold Grade A London property with £650m investment

PROPERTY group Ho Bee Land announced on Sunday that it has acquired a freehold 21-storey...
PUBLISHED Jun 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Tharman concludes meetings with Kenya, Rwanda amid deepening ties in Africa

DEPUTY Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam has returned to Singapore after a four-day...
PUBLISHED Jun 18, 2018 05:50 AM
WALL STREET INSIGHT

Stock market remains in correction mode

AFTER flirting with new highs earlier this month, US stocks are back on the skids, with...
PUBLISHED Jun 18, 2018 05:50 AM

SGX's Nifty gets trading extension beyond August

THE Singapore Exchange (SGX) has been granted a licence extension by a court-appointed...
PUBLISHED Jun 18, 2018 05:50 AM
WORLD CUP 2018

As peso plummets, Argentines tighten their belts at World Cup

ARGENTINE fans visiting Russia for the World Cup are keeping a wary eye on the sliding...
PUBLISHED Jun 18, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

COMMENTARY

Saving Hyflux: stakeholders, patience is vital now

WHEN any listed company, let alone one as prominent as water treatment specialists Hyflux...
PUBLISHED Jun 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Grab secures S$500m facility from HSBC for vehicle fleet financing

RIDEHAILING unicorn Grab announced on Sunday that it has secured a S$500 million five-...
PUBLISHED Jun 18, 2018 05:50 AM
TOPLINE

Building lifestyle developments in China

ASIA-PACIFIC Strategic Investments Ltd (APSIL), a Catalist-listed small-cap company...
PUBLISHED Jun 18, 2018 05:50 AM
CHARTPOINT

Expect Dow to retest January record high

THE risk-on sentiment is back in full force once again with small-cap stocks leading the...
PUBLISHED Jun 18, 2018 05:50 AM
STOCKS

STI may lack upside impetus amid trade tensions

AS the Singapore bourse returns from a long Eid holiday weekend, global trade fears that...
PUBLISHED Jun 18, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMODITIES

Brazil soy premiums jump on renewed demand, logistic hurdles

PRICE premiums over Chicago futures for soybean shipments from Brazilian ports jumped in...
PUBLISHED Jun 18, 2018 05:50 AM
INSIDE INSIGHTS

Buybacks and acquisition filings continue amid market swings

FOR the 2018 year through to June 13, the Straits Times Index (STI) generated a 1.4 per...
PUBLISHED Jun 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Perry Ellis taken private by founder in deal with Fortress

CLOTHING designer-retailer Perry Ellis International Inc agreed to be taken private by...
PUBLISHED Jun 18, 2018 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

S Africa's black majority battles apartheid urban planning

"(SKIN) colour gets darker the further away you are" from the town centre, says...
PUBLISHED Jun 18, 2018 05:50 AM

For US house flippers, reality meets reality TV

WATCH enough HGTV and flipping houses starts to look easy. Just talk to Joshua Levitt,...
PUBLISHED Jun 18, 2018 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

EU banks waiting for friendlier merger rules

THE European Central Bank (ECB) and the lenders it oversees are running out of time in...
PUBLISHED Jun 18, 2018 05:50 AM

BOJ far from realising exit strategy for monetary easing

The decision of the Bank of Japan on Friday to leave its large-scale monetary easing...
PUBLISHED Jun 18, 2018 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Oil-addicted Nigeria hopes to revive mining

LOCALS have always known that a vast deposit of gold sits underneath the cocoa trees and...
PUBLISHED Jun 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Australian energy retailers may face further govt intervention on prices

AUSTRALIA'S energy retailers face further government intervention in the market if...
PUBLISHED Jun 18, 2018 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

WORLD CUP 2018

Twitter, Instagram set players, coaches on collision course

ENGLAND'S Raheem Sterling branded himself "The Hated One" after becoming...
PUBLISHED Jun 18, 2018 05:50 AM

App empowers disabled to win better access to buildings

FED UP with the obstacle course of Lisbon's narrow footways and stairs in doorways,...
PUBLISHED Jun 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Orange, former executives to stand trial over staff suicides

THE former head of France Telecom Didier Lombard, six other executives and telecoms...
PUBLISHED Jun 18, 2018 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Voice shopping gains traction, will disrupt retail

HEY, Google, order a large pizza! Alexa, I need vitamins!
PUBLISHED Jun 18, 2018 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Ford aims to revive a Detroit train station, and itself

FOR the past year, Ford Motor Co has been working on a plan to reinvigorate its...
PUBLISHED Jun 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Siemens wins £1.5b deal to build new London Tube trains

A DIVISION of Germany's Siemens has been awarded a contract worth about £1.5 billion...
PUBLISHED Jun 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Baltic Exchange Shipping Insights

Although the market in the ME Gulf to China had been steady in high WS 40s, there are now...
PUBLISHED Jun 18, 2018 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

May pledges £20b extra for healthcare post-Brexit

BRITISH Prime Minister Theresa May pledged on Sunday to increase funding for the National...
PUBLISHED Jun 18, 2018 05:50 AM
NEWS ANALYSIS

May struggles to iron out kinks in parliament as Brexit looms

TIME is ticking towards Brexit but British Prime Minister Theresa May is still struggling...
PUBLISHED Jun 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Malaysia power shift hits China infrastructure drive

MALAYSIA was once a loyal partner in China's globe-spanning infrastructure drive but...
PUBLISHED Jun 18, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

With no fanfare, Beyoncé and Jay-Z stun fans with a surprise album

BEYONCÉ is back with another world-stopping surprise album - and this time she brought...
PUBLISHED Jun 18, 2018 05:50 AM
WORLD CUP 2018

Football fever plays out in Teheran's cinemas

WITH Iran banning open-air screenings of its World Cup opening match against Morocco at...
PUBLISHED Jun 18, 2018 05:50 AM

VIEWS FROM THE TOP

Going the ultra-long-haul route

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: For business travellers, what are the pros and cons of ultra-long...
PUBLISHED Jun 18, 2018 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Jul 21, 2018 02:22 PM

Nasa prepares to fly probe into Sun's scorching atmosphere

[CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida] Nasa is preparing to send a probe closer to the Sun than any other spacecraft has ventured,...
Jul 21, 2018 02:04 PM

Young voters with smartphones may prove to be a bane for Pakistani politicians

[ISLAMABAD] The crowd of young Pakistanis, many armed with smartphones, surround the politician's car and begin...
Jul 21, 2018 01:38 PM

Currency war erupts, threatening to ripple across global markets

[NEW YORK] The currency war has arrived.
Jul 21, 2018 01:19 PM

Trump says NFL anthem protesters shouldn't be paid

[MIAMI] US President Donald Trump again goaded the National Football League (NFL) over its handling of controversial...
Jul 21, 2018 01:08 PM

'Contentious' Duterte, Philippines' inflation worry for Moody's

[MANILA] The Philippines kept its investment-grade rating at Moody's Investors Service, but not without a caution...
Jul 21, 2018 12:05 PM

Got US$250? You can go to Sean Spicer’s book party

[WASHINGTON] Typically, an author's colleagues have a house party to launch a book, or gather in a local pub...
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