Monday, Jul 09, 2018

TOP STORIES

SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL WATER WEEK

Local players tackle industrial water demand

AS global water industry players flock to Singapore for this week's World Cities...
PUBLISHED Jul 9, 2018 05:50 AM

New M&C CEO gunning for asset-driven growth

MILLENNIUM & Copthorne (M&C) will continue its core strategy of owning hotels,...
PUBLISHED Jul 9, 2018 05:50 AM
MIND THE GAP

Navigating critical illness plans

HARDLY anyone would argue against the need for some critical illness (CI) protection, but...
PUBLISHED Jul 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Digitalisation to help drive Applied Materials' Singapore operations

ABOUT half of Nasdaq-listed Applied Materials' semiconductor output comes from its...
PUBLISHED Jul 9, 2018 05:50 AM
OPINION

Banks should recognise Asia's growing FX stature

ON ANY given day recently, more than US$1.3 trillion in currencies would have been traded...
PUBLISHED Jul 9, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Chilling effect on property market as cooling measures hit developers, buyers

THE timing of the additional cooling measures came as a surprise on Thursday, as...
PUBLISHED Jul 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Singapore's Temasek set to report record portfolio

SINGAPORE state investor Temasek Holdings Pte Ltd is likely to book a record S$300...
PUBLISHED Jul 9, 2018 05:50 AM
WALL STREET INSIGHT

Trade war, US-Korean diplomacy to decide market stability

US stocks finished last week slightly higher as investors celebrated strong jobs growth...
PUBLISHED Jul 9, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

Grasshopper leaps to new paradigm

VETERAN trader John Lin knows a thing or two about the long road to success in the...
PUBLISHED Jul 9, 2018 05:50 AM

The board's oversight of corruption risk

SINGAPORE is known for its clean system and low corruption levels. It is the sixth least...
PUBLISHED Jul 9, 2018 05:50 AM
CHARTPOINT

Equity outlook positive as US capital goods data still expanding

WHILE the trade tension continues to escalate and hurt the general sentiment of the...
PUBLISHED Jul 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Samsung's profit falls short on weak phone demand

EVEN as most global smartphone makers felt the impact of slowing smartphone sales months...
PUBLISHED Jul 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Cosco clears US hurdle on Orient Overseas deal

COSCO Shipping Holdings Co has pledged to sell a container terminal in California,...
PUBLISHED Jul 9, 2018 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Property stocks to remain the hot topic in town

TRADERS will have plenty to work on this week as the twin troubles of property cooling...
PUBLISHED Jul 9, 2018 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

US dollar hits 3-week low on jobs report

THE dollar hit three-week lows on Friday after data showed the US economy created more...
PUBLISHED Jul 9, 2018 05:50 AM
INSIDE INSIGHTS

Six SGX stocks commence buybacks

FOR the 2018 year through to July 5, the Straits Times Index (STI) generated a 2.6 per...
PUBLISHED Jul 9, 2018 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

HDB looking at expanding use of floating system for solar panels in open sea

IN LAND-SCARCE Singapore, the quest to harvest more energy from the sun will soon go one...
PUBLISHED Jul 9, 2018 05:50 AM

US mall landlords push to cut escape clauses for smaller tenants

THE only thing more dangerous for America's malls than a string of apparel-chain...
PUBLISHED Jul 9, 2018 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Health insurers warn of turmoil as Trump suspends billions in payments

THE Trump administration said on Saturday it was suspending a programme that pays...
PUBLISHED Jul 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Adjusted Ebitda masks higher leverage on buyout loans

INVESTORS in European leveraged loans are increasingly concerned that private equity...
PUBLISHED Jul 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Loan funds see outflows for first time in 20 weeks amid trade war

US BANK loan funds saw the first week of outflows after 19 consecutive weeks of inflows...
PUBLISHED Jul 9, 2018 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Metal markets are preparing  for a new world disorder

US President Donald Trump's attempts to rebalance global trade have already sent the...
PUBLISHED Jul 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Mexico's next president aims to end foreign fuel imports in 3 years

MEXICAN President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will seek to end the country's...
PUBLISHED Jul 9, 2018 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

As facial-recognition use grows, so do fears of being watched

THE unique features of your face can allow you to unlock your new iPhone, access your...
PUBLISHED Jul 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Zuckerberg tops Buffett to become world's third-richest person

FACEBOOK Inc co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has overtaken Warren Buffett as the world's...
PUBLISHED Jul 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Orange says it is open to French telecom tie-up discussions, but won't instigate talks

FRENCH telecoms firms Orange is open to discussing potential tie-ups with other operators...
PUBLISHED Jul 9, 2018 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Business booms for plastic giants even as change beckons

IT'S the worst enemy of environmental campaigners, but people around the world use...
PUBLISHED Jul 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Sustainability the key theme for upcoming mega sourcing event

THE message of sustainability will be front and centre in the upcoming mega sourcing...
PUBLISHED Jul 9, 2018 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

China has big bumpers to fend off car wars

US President Donald Trump is trying to take on the single most globalised industry - and...
PUBLISHED Jul 9, 2018 05:50 AM

'Super polluting' trucks get a break as disgraced environment chief leaves

IN THE final hours of Scott Pruitt's tenure as administrator, the US Environmental...
PUBLISHED Jul 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Baltic Exchange Shipping Insights

Despite good volumes of enquiry, rates eased for eastbound 270,000-ton cargoes. The rate...
PUBLISHED Jul 9, 2018 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

COMMENTARY

Chinese savers won't save China

CHINESE are, in the popular imagination as well as some economic statistics, inveterate...
PUBLISHED Jul 9, 2018 05:50 AM

China's economy to expand 6.7% in H1

CHINA'S economy is predicted to expand 6.7 per cent in the first half of 2018,...
PUBLISHED Jul 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Forget Trump: Europe plans to push for more ambition on climate

TRUMP or no Trump, the European Union (EU) is set to spur businesses to do more to meet...
PUBLISHED Jul 9, 2018 05:50 AM

May seeks to bind ministers to her Brexit plan

THERESA May sought to bind internal critics into publicly supporting her Brexit policy,...
PUBLISHED Jul 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Pompeo urges North Korea's Kim to follow Vietnam's example

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday urged North Korea to follow the example of...
PUBLISHED Jul 9, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

TAKING HEART

Levelling the playing field for youth through all-round development

PROVIDING a level playing field for youth to have opportunities in school and...
PUBLISHED Jul 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Fullerton raises S$200,000 for President's Challenge

IN celebration of the 90th anniversary of the iconic Fullerton Building, which houses the...
PUBLISHED Jul 9, 2018 05:50 AM
WORLD CUP 2018

The clock strikes midnight on Russia's unforeseen success

IT WAS only a couple of minutes to midnight, and Miroslav Romaschenko did not want to...
PUBLISHED Jul 9, 2018 05:50 AM

VIEWS FROM THE TOP

Going hand in hand

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: How can profit and purpose be strategically aligned in Singapore...
PUBLISHED Jul 9, 2018 05:50 AM
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