Friday, Jul 06, 2018

TOP STORIES

Fresh property cooling measures spark last-minute buying frenzy

HOMEBUYERS thronged the Park Colonial show suites on Thursday night to put down deposits...
PUBLISHED Jul 6, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Property curbs: Ahead of the curve but too much?

THE government has deemed it fit to curb the steep rise in private home prices in recent...
PUBLISHED Jul 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Funds, brokers still have faith in China's A-shares

WITH Beijing and Washington set to each slap tariffs on US$34 billion of imports today,...
PUBLISHED Jul 6, 2018 05:50 AM

IPOs on SGX down, but cautious optimism prevails

LIKE most exchanges globally, Singapore Exchange (SGX) has seen a slowdown in the number...
PUBLISHED Jul 6, 2018 05:50 AM

No small change in BT Weekend

HEALTH and social problems in remote places in Asia often have critical needs for...
PUBLISHED Jul 6, 2018 05:50 AM
NEWS ANALYSIS

Grab-Uber deal: CCCS' findings blasted

THE Grab-Uber merger was declared an infringement of the competition act by Singapore...
PUBLISHED Jul 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Mapletree Logistics in S$778m warehouse deal with HNA subsidiary

MAPLETREE Logistics Trust is strengthening its presence in Singapore with the acquisition...
PUBLISHED Jul 6, 2018 05:50 AM
TRADE TENSIONS

US 'opening fire' on world with tariff threats, China says

THE United States is "opening fire" on the world with its threatened tariffs,...
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COMPANIES & MARKETS

Xiaomi call warrants to list on SGX on July 9

THREE new call warrants on Xiaomi Corporation issued by Macquarie Bank will start trading...
PUBLISHED Jul 6, 2018 05:50 AM

China Sun Bio-Chem to delist

CHINA Sun Bio-Chem Technology Group Company - described as "hopelessly insolvent...
PUBLISHED Jul 6, 2018 05:50 AM

SingPost, US-based bike company in logistics and warehousing tie-up

SINGAPORE Post (SingPost) has inked a three-year logistics and warehousing contract with...
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Alliance Mineral shareholder Burwill pares stake in planned investment deal

ALLIANCE Mineral Assets' substantial shareholder Burwill Commodity has cut a planned...
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Sodexo shares rise as Q3 sales beat expectations

FRANCE'S Sodexo cheered investors on Thursday by beating third-quarter sales...
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Corporate digest

The electronics components distributor said its executive chairman and group chief...
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US$240b lending binge threatens to burn Chinese brokers

CHINESE brokerages are sitting on more than US$240 billion of loans that grow riskier by...
PUBLISHED Jul 6, 2018 05:50 AM
STOCKS

STI gains 0.4% on cautious trading

MARKETS were on edge on Thursday as the Straits Times Index (STI) added 11.82 points, or...
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Brokers' take

Singapore Technologies Engineering (ST Engineering) recently announced the divestment of...
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CURRENCIES

Euro near 3-week highs on strong German data

THE euro held near three-week highs on Thursday as strong German industrial orders and...
PUBLISHED Jul 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Deutsche's days on Euro Stoxx 50 benchmark numbered

THE sell-off in Deutsche Bank AG, which drove the stock to a record low last month, is...
PUBLISHED Jul 6, 2018 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Pricey Vancouver housing market weakens

VANCOUVER'S housing market showed continued signs of weakness in June, as...
PUBLISHED Jul 6, 2018 05:50 AM

HDB resale prices in June down 0.3% from May, SRX Property data shows

RESALE prices of Housing Board flats fell 0.3 per cent last month from May, according to...
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HK's empty-home tax may not cool prices: analysts

HONG Kong's plan to tax unsold new apartments may have little effect on the city...
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BANKING & FINANCE

Year-long effort to replace Libor in bonds may reward banks

IT TOOK a full year for banks to design and sell a bond tied to the UK's replacement...
PUBLISHED Jul 6, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

India shows how to make villains of its heroes

WEALTHY Indians living overseas are reliable lenders of last-resort dollars, to be tapped...
PUBLISHED Jul 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Some ECB members see end-2019 rate hike as too late

SOME European Central Bank (ECB) policy makers are uneasy that investors aren't...
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ENERGY & COMMODITIES

China keeps LNG off tariff list for now

CHINA'S omission of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from its vast list of US products...
PUBLISHED Jul 6, 2018 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

India's Reliance unveils fibre broadband service in 1,100 cities

INDIAN conglomerate Reliance Industries unveiled a fibre broadband system and said it...
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China holds growing advanced technology trade edge over US

GETTING a leg up in the ability to process volumes of information in short periods of...
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Razer Pay launches in Malaysia

RAZER on Wednesday made its debut in Malaysia with the launch of an e-wallet service...
PUBLISHED Jul 6, 2018 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Content-hungry bidders circle Big Brother maker Endemol

SEVERAL bidders, including Liberty Global, are preparing offers for TV production company...
PUBLISHED Jul 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Mukesh Ambani, India's richest man goes on a 289b rupee shopping spree

RELIANCE Industries Ltd, India's second-largest company by market value, has been on...
PUBLISHED Jul 6, 2018 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Japan Display bets on dashboard flash for drivers

FULLY digital screens are replacing speedometers and dials in vehicles, making industry...
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China's top EV maker starts battery-swap service to lure users

ELECTRIC Vehicle Co, the Chinese electric-car maker preparing for a stock market listing...
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Ryanair cabin crew in four European countries plan to strike

RYANAIR cabin crew are to hold coordinated strikes in four European countries, a union...
PUBLISHED Jul 6, 2018 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Mahathir in talks to visit China after putting projects on ice

MALAYSIAN and Chinese officials are in talks for Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad to visit...
PUBLISHED Jul 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Malaysia investigates China-backed project links with 1MDB: official

MALAYSIA is investigating whether part of a loan from a Chinese state-owned bank for...
PUBLISHED Jul 6, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

WORLD CUP 2018

Tennis stars get World Cup fever

FROM Roger Federer debating where his loyalties lie to Gael Monfils revelling in England...
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WORLD CUP 2018

Lessons in parenting - from the World Cup

I CONSIDER it a credit to my independence of spirit that despite being married to a...
PUBLISHED Jul 6, 2018 05:50 AM
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OPINION

EDITORIAL

Latest property cooling measures: en bloc sales will bear the brunt

THE surprise latest property cooling measures will likely dampen the collective sales...
PUBLISHED Jul 6, 2018 05:50 AM

How to get ahead in your job when you don't know anyone

YOU'VE aced a daunting interview process and landed yourself in an amazing new job;...
PUBLISHED Jul 6, 2018 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Making returns on knowledge

THE April issue of the International Monetary Fund's World Economic Outlook included...
PUBLISHED Jul 6, 2018 05:50 AM

America's glory days are over

CATHERINE Rampell from The Washington Post recently recalled that when US President...
PUBLISHED Jul 6, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

What Trump doesn't get about conservatism

I HAVE devoted a substantial part of my intellectual life to defining and defending...
PUBLISHED Jul 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Publisher coalitions can help protect the health of the open Internet from duopolies

AS CONSUMPTION of media continues shifting from traditional mediums like newspapers and...
PUBLISHED Jul 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Lifestyle

Famous Treasure serves up familiar gems

WE dined at a famous restaurant the other day. In fact, not only is it famous, it's...
PUBLISHED Jul 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Aligoté wines: Once dissed, now trendy

WE believe in the virtues of an open mind. Yet we would be less than honest if we did not...
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The Future Of Food

TAKE A CHICKEN. Any chicken. Break it down into parts. No, not your favourite drumstick,...
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Joanna Dong

So here she is: a bilingual, multi-faceted local talent who took the long way around to...
PUBLISHED Jul 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Sassy Girl

One of the highlights of the ongoing Singapore Theatre Festival is this feisty one-woman...
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Musical Adventure

Enigmatic homegrown electronic music producer Fauxe moved to Kuala Lumpur last year where...
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Dinner In Wonderland

Music and food make perfect harmony, as homegrown music store That CD Shop proves by...
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Fume-Free Kitchen

Two-in-one extends to a lot more than just coffee and creamer packets as German appliance...
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A Brand New Bottega Veneta

After 17 years, Bottega Veneta's creative director Tomas Maier has stepped down,...
PUBLISHED Jul 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Face-Lift

Two of Montblanc's high-precision complication models have been given a modern touch...
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At The Heart Of Chinatown

CHINATOWN WASN'T ALWAYS CHINATOWN. Prior to the 1980s, its denizens referred to the...
PUBLISHED Jul 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Gym-In-The-Box

Going to the gym can be an intimidating affair, especially when you are shy or a newbie,...
PUBLISHED Jul 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Berlin Basks In Art

WITH SCOOT NOW offering direct Singapore-Berlin flights, there's never been a better...
PUBLISHED Jul 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Magical, Beautiful And Enchanting

River cruising offers travellers a unique way of enjoying the ever-changing scenery as...
PUBLISHED Jul 6, 2018 05:50 AM

It's Back To The 80s

They say the 1980s was the best decade ever and now here's the chance to go back in...
PUBLISHED Jul 6, 2018 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Jul 20, 2018 07:10 AM

Poundworld to close all stores costing thousands of jobs

[LONDON] Bankrupt British retailer Poundworld will close all of its remaining stores as well as its distribution centre...
Jul 20, 2018 07:08 AM

US intel chief: 'I don't know' what Trump, Putin discussed

[WASHINGTON] The top US intelligence official said Thursday that, three days after President Donald Trump met privately...
Jul 20, 2018 07:06 AM

Comcast concedes to Disney in bidding war for Fox assets

[NEW YORK] Comcast Corp dropped its US$66 billion (S$90.4 billion) bid for Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's...
Jul 20, 2018 06:58 AM

Auto industry pleads against new Trump tariffs

[WASHINGTON] The auto industry pleaded Thursday with US President Donald Trump's administration to reject tariffs...
Jul 20, 2018 06:55 AM

Russia, China urge delay as US seeks to cut off oil to North Korea

[UNITED NATIONS, United States] Russia and China on Thursday put a six-month hold on a request from the United States...
Jul 20, 2018 06:47 AM

US expects to restart Nafta talks soon: commerce secretary

[WASHINGTON] Talks to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement could resume shortly, US Commerce Secretary Wilbur...
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