Monday, Jul 23, 2018

TOP STORIES

BT EXCLUSIVE

Singapore-listed firms on share buyback spree in H1 2018

SHARE buybacks in the Singapore bourse boomed over the first half of this year as...
PUBLISHED Jul 23, 2018 05:50 AM
BT EXCLUSIVE

Diversity skills becoming management tools of the future

COMPANIES here now offer employees a slew of training modules on diversity and inclusion...
PUBLISHED Jul 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Singapore listing on the cards for Crown Group's Indonesia business

CROWN Group is considering listing its fledging Indonesia business on the Singapore...
PUBLISHED Jul 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Firms tap Enterprise Singapore's expertise, connection for water projects in China

ENTERING a new industry in a different country is rarely a move made lightly, but the...
PUBLISHED Jul 23, 2018 05:50 AM

France resists as US courts allies with free trade offers at G-20

THE United States sought to woo Europe and Japan with free trade deals to gain leverage...
PUBLISHED Jul 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Apple looking into complaints of fraudulent iTunes charges

SEVERAL Apple customers have complained of fraudulent purchases made on their iTunes...
PUBLISHED Jul 23, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

Nikko AM offers new SGD corporate bond ETF

THE first exchange traded fund (ETF) to invest in Singdollar-denominated corporate bonds...
PUBLISHED Jul 23, 2018 05:50 AM
CHARTPOINT

Sentiment over bitcoin starting to turn positive

SINCE hitting a record high of 19,511, bitcoin has been in a freefall. The sentiment has...
PUBLISHED Jul 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Keppel O&M wins two contracts worth S$70m

KEPPEL Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) has secured two contracts with a combined...
PUBLISHED Jul 23, 2018 05:50 AM
TOPLINE

A homecoming for Hong Lai Huat in name and substance

IT has been 10 years since real estate and property developer Hong Lai Huat Group put its...
PUBLISHED Jul 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Fiat Chrysler names Jeep boss new CEO

FIAT Chrysler named on Saturday its Jeep division boss Mike Manley to take over...
PUBLISHED Jul 23, 2018 05:50 AM

New GE unable to shake off old woes

THE new General Electric Co is being dogged by the same old problems.
PUBLISHED Jul 23, 2018 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Trade tensions, greenback to guide local direction

RENEWED focus on the strength of the US dollar and continuing trade tensions are expected...
PUBLISHED Jul 23, 2018 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

China's luck on yuan devaluation risks running out on Trump ire

FOR more than a month, China seemed to be enjoying the advantage of exchange-rate...
PUBLISHED Jul 23, 2018 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Coworking surge in Manhattan raises asset-liability quandary

THE amount of office leasing by "coworking" firms in Manhattan is nearing 10...
PUBLISHED Jul 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Oregon weighs record bond for housing as real estate prices jump

THE Oregon agency that runs Portland's zoo is behind the biggest bond measure in the...
PUBLISHED Jul 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Hillhouse, Alibaba said to be cornerstone investors in China Tower's IPO

CHINA Tower Corp, the state-owned wireless infrastructure operator, has attracted...
PUBLISHED Jul 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Canadians feel little pain of rate hikes - so far

CANADIAN consumers are feeling little pain from four rate hikes by the Bank of Canada,...
PUBLISHED Jul 23, 2018 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Deutsche Bank owners seek restructuring details

CHRISTIAN Sewing was barely two weeks into his role as chief executive officer of...
PUBLISHED Jul 23, 2018 05:50 AM

BOJ ponders how to keep policy sustainable, reduce side effects

AS THE clock counts down to the Bank of Japan's July 31 policy announcement,...
PUBLISHED Jul 23, 2018 05:50 AM

1MDB-tainted Falcon bank taps new market in Switzerland's 'Crypto Valley'

WALK into Falcon Private Bank on the Pelikanstrasse in central Zurich and you are...
PUBLISHED Jul 23, 2018 05:50 AM

India's HDFC Bank Q1 profit misses estimates on higher provisions

INDIA'S HDFC Bank Ltd posted an 18.2 per cent rise in first-quarter net profit but...
PUBLISHED Jul 23, 2018 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Iran leader backs blocking Gulf oil exports if own sales stopped

IRAN'S Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday backed President Hassan...
PUBLISHED Jul 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Oilfield service giants miss forecasts despite soaring US production

OILFIELD service giants Schlumberger and General Electric Co's Baker Hughes missed...
PUBLISHED Jul 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Aramco bid to buy Sabic 'could delay its own IPO'

SAUDI Aramco's potential acquisition of a stake in petrochemicals maker Saudi Basic...
PUBLISHED Jul 23, 2018 05:50 AM

China backs off top-down approach to steel output cuts

PRODUCTION cuts in China's mammoth steel sector will vary from mill to mill next...
PUBLISHED Jul 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Baltimore sues oil and gas companies over catastrophic climate change

THE city of Baltimore filed a lawsuit on Friday against 26 oil and gas companies and...
PUBLISHED Jul 23, 2018 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

China is so wild about tech it even loves waiters that can't serve

THE mind-reading headsets won't read minds. The fire-detecting machine has been...
PUBLISHED Jul 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Amrock's US$706m lawsuit loss draws out surprise whistle blowers

ONE of the biggest trade secrets cases in US history took a bizarre turn, with the...
PUBLISHED Jul 23, 2018 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Big Pharma changes spending amid pressure to charge less

SEVERAL major pharmaceutical companies lowered their spending on lobbyists in the second...
PUBLISHED Jul 23, 2018 05:50 AM

US groups argue over what can or cannot be called 'milk'

CAN you call it "milk" if it didn't come from a mammalian breast?...
PUBLISHED Jul 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Smoked out: Town revered for its hams is losing a slice of its history

THE local charity run is the Hog Jog. The mascot for the wine festival is Pig-o-noir...
PUBLISHED Jul 23, 2018 05:50 AM

China's push to export traditional medicine may doom the dwindling pangolin

IN a rescue centre, a pangolin slowly wakes and uncurls, sniffing out a nighttime feast...
PUBLISHED Jul 23, 2018 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Scrap subways to make way for driverless cars?

AUTONOMOUS vehicles that will outperform buses, cost less than Uber and travel faster...
PUBLISHED Jul 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Baltic Exchange Shipping Insights

Rates from ME Gulf eased down a point to WS 45.5/46 basis 270,000mt to China, although...
PUBLISHED Jul 23, 2018 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Brexit chief says government must prepare for no deal

BRITAIN'S new head of Brexit talks said that the country needs to prepare for the...
PUBLISHED Jul 23, 2018 05:50 AM

China deleveraging plan may impact S Korea economy

THE economy of South Korea, which is very reliant on China, may see more adverse impact...
PUBLISHED Jul 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Trump's tariffs risk harming US, warn German industrialists

GERMAN industry groups warned on Sunday, before European Commission President Jean-Claude...
PUBLISHED Jul 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Dubai's recipe for economic success takes a beating

IN Dubai's posh Jumeirah Beach Residence district, luxury apartment rents are down...
PUBLISHED Jul 23, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

TAKING HEART

At Sodexo, nobody gets left out

INCLUSIVE hiring and fair employment practices are part and parcel of responsible...
PUBLISHED Jul 23, 2018 05:50 AM

No room for shelter amid glass towers

EARLY this year, New York's Department of Homeless Services announced that it was...
PUBLISHED Jul 23, 2018 05:50 AM

VIEWS FROM THE TOP

Teamwork wins

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: What were the highlights of the 2018 FIFA World Cup for you? Are...
PUBLISHED Jul 23, 2018 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Aug 18, 2018 02:32 PM

More than 320 dead in India flood crisis

[KOCHI, India] Pressure intensified Saturday to save thousands still trapped by devastating floods that have killed...
Aug 18, 2018 02:07 PM

Venezuela hikes salaries in 95% devaluation amid hyperinflation

[CARACAS] Venezuela devalued its currency by about 95 per cent ahead of the Aug 20 rollout of a new bolivar, while...
Aug 18, 2018 01:50 PM

Chinese plane pulled from mud at Philippine airport

[MANILA] A Chinese plane that slid off the runway at Manila airport was removed from the muddy spot where it had been...
Aug 18, 2018 12:31 PM

North Korea presses demand for end of Korean War amid talk of Pompeo visit

[SEOUL] North Korea pressed its demand Friday that the United States agree to declare an end to the 1950-53 Korean War...
Aug 18, 2018 11:52 AM

Federer beats Mayer, to face Wawrinka in quarter-finals

[RALEIGH, North Carolina] World number two Roger Federer, bidding for his eighth Cincinnati Masters title, outlasted...
Aug 18, 2018 11:00 AM

Toyota ordered to pay US family US$242m for Lexus seat defect

[DALLAS] A Texas jury on Friday hit Toyota with a US$242 million verdict after finding that defects in the front seats...
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