Tuesday, Aug 07, 2018

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BANK EARNINGS

Singapore banks brace for chill from mortgage slowdown

SINGAPORE banks are bracing for a slowdown in the home loan space in the coming years...
PUBLISHED Aug 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Corporate governance: More bouquets, but also more brickbats

AT first glance, this year's Singapore Governance & Transparency Index (SGTI)...
PUBLISHED Aug 7, 2018 05:50 AM
PARLIAMENT

Singapore economy and exports expected to grow with CPTPP trade deal: Chan

SINGAPORE'S economy is expected to grow 0.2 per cent by 2035, arising from the...
PUBLISHED Aug 7, 2018 05:50 AM
PARLIAMENT

SingHealth attack was by APT group typically linked to foreign governments: Iswaran

THE cyber attack in Singapore that led to the leak of 1.5 million SingHealth patients...
PUBLISHED Aug 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Keppel unit to set up Australian property fund

KEPPEL Corporation, through its asset management arm Keppel Capital Holdings, has entered...
PUBLISHED Aug 7, 2018 05:50 AM
OPINION

Data breach fatigue: is there a positive outcome in sight?

FIRST came the shock, then the fear, followed almost inevitably by an outburst of...
PUBLISHED Aug 7, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

OCBC to re-price mortgages for gradual margin lift

OCBC expects to re-price parts of its Singapore mortgage book in the second half of the...
PUBLISHED Aug 7, 2018 05:50 AM
HOCK LOCK SIEW

Turkish delight off the table but this shouldn't ruffle Sats' feathers

NO TURKEY on the table? No problem.
PUBLISHED Aug 7, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Progress in corporate governance, but challenges lie ahead

AS THE Singapore Governance and Transparency Index (SGTI) enters its 10th year of...
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How scoring for the Index is done

THE Singapore Governance and Transparency Index (SGTI) is a joint initiative of CPA...
PUBLISHED Aug 7, 2018 05:50 AM
STOCKS

STI up amid mixed trade in Asian market

ASIAN markets traded mixed on Monday despite starting the early session with gains after...
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Brokers' take

UOB delivered Q2 net earnings of S$1.08 billion, up 28 per cent year-on-year and up 10...
PUBLISHED Aug 7, 2018 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

US dollar extends two-week winning streak

THE dollar rose on Monday, building on two consecutive weeks of gains, as investors bet...
PUBLISHED Aug 7, 2018 05:50 AM

MindChamps posts 83% jump in Q2 profit

MINDCHAMPS PreSchool posted an 83 per cent year-on-year jump in net profit attributable...
PUBLISHED Aug 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Raffles Medical Q2 profit up 0.8% at S$16.9m

RAFFLES Medical Group recorded nearly flat growth in its net profit for its second...
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UOB celebrates opening of fully-owned subsidiary in Vietnam

UNITED Overseas Bank (UOB) has incorporated its fully-owned subsidiary in Vietnam, making...
PUBLISHED Aug 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

AFTER further engagement with its ad hoc group of creditors, commodities trader Noble...
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Changing hands

Tracking fund flows in the Singapore stock market
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REAL ESTATE

Freehold St Thomas Ville targets bids of more than S$58m in collective sale

OWNERS of St Thomas Ville, located along 38 St Thomas Walk, are eyeing bids in excess of...
PUBLISHED Aug 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Court rules in favour of PACC Offshore

PACC Offshore Services said on Monday that the Singapore court has ruled in its favour...
PUBLISHED Aug 7, 2018 05:50 AM
PARLIAMENT

Changes to Stamp Duties Act

THE Ministry of Finance (MOF) introduced the Stamp Duties (Amendment) Bill 2018 in...
PUBLISHED Aug 7, 2018 05:50 AM

IWG plummets after abandoning talks with takeover firms

AFTER months of protracted courtship by multiple suitors, IWG Plc decided it doesn't...
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Developer China Evergrande expects H1 core profit to more than double

CHINA Evergrande Group said on Monday it expects first-half core profit to more than...
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COMMENTARY

Brexit property bargains are only for the wealthy

THERE'S a price for everything, even in Brexit Britain. ...
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London luxury homes market starts to climb on more realistic prices

LONDON'S moribund luxury homes market is showing signs of bottoming out...
PUBLISHED Aug 7, 2018 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

China's stocks and yuan slide as US-China trade war heats up

CHINA'S stocks stumbled on Monday as Beijing's and Washington's fresh...
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China's softer approach to debt doesn't mean easy ride for banks

CHINA'S top regulators are signalling that they are not about to go soft on...
PUBLISHED Aug 7, 2018 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Virus may delay shipments, warns iPhone chipmaker

TAIWAN Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, which makes chips for the iPhone and other devices...
PUBLISHED Aug 7, 2018 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Climate change in Champagne has winemakers prepping for future

IN the cold, chalky cellars deep underground at boutique Champagne house AR Lenoble, co-...
PUBLISHED Aug 7, 2018 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

ComfortDelGro launches seat booking app for its private buses

COMFORTDELGRO Bus (CDG Bus) has launched an on-demand booking app which will guarantee...
PUBLISHED Aug 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Subaru books worst quarterly profit in five years on US sales slump

SUBARU Corp on Monday reported its lowest quarterly profit in over five years, driven by...
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Daimler in talks to make electric Smart cars in China

DAIMLER AG is planning to manufacture battery-powered Smart cars in China with a local...
PUBLISHED Aug 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Billionaires are sensing the call of the seven seas

IT WAS a cold and cloudy July day in Reykjavik, and French arts patron Maryvonne Pinault...
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GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Govt, industry, educational bodies 'have role in innovation'

EVERYONE has a role to play in promoting innovation, including the government, small and...
PUBLISHED Aug 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Indonesia Q2 growth fastest in 4 1/2years; beats expectations

INDONESIA'S economy beat forecasts and grew the fastest in 4½ years in April-June,...
PUBLISHED Aug 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Indonesia has returned yacht linked to 1MDB scandal: Mahathir

INDONESIA has returned to Malaysia a luxury yacht linked to the multi-billion-dollar 1MDB...
PUBLISHED Aug 7, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Russia names Steven Seagal as special envoy for bilateral ties

AMERICAN action-movie star Steven Seagal has played a former CIA agent, a hit man and a...
PUBLISHED Aug 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Marina Bay Sands to donate S$580k to local charities

MARINA Bay Sands is set to contribute S$580,000 to help those with special needs and...
PUBLISHED Aug 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Mission Impossible clings to top spot

TOM Cruise continued to test the limits of the possible this weekend as Mission...
PUBLISHED Aug 7, 2018 05:50 AM

SME

Bringing local flavours to potato chips

EVEN though the potato chip market may seem already saturated, husband and wife team Lee...
PUBLISHED Aug 7, 2018 05:50 AM

A finger on the pulse for biometric security solutions

AS your business grows, you will need to put in place the right security solutions to...
PUBLISHED Aug 7, 2018 05:50 AM

OPINION

Cambodia's exchange gets boost from latest addition

THE BIG guns of the Cambodian stock market - a "Clean Water Hero" and a liquor...
PUBLISHED Aug 7, 2018 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

The triumph of downward mobility

IT'S an axiom among many Americans that each future generation will live better than...
PUBLISHED Aug 7, 2018 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Investors wary of stormy political and economic UK weather to come

ACROSS Europe, Parliaments are in recess. But UK Prime Minister Theresa May cut short her...
PUBLISHED Aug 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Sri Lanka-Singapore FTA a win-win for both sides

WHILE the global trade war threatens to disrupt global trade and the prospects of global...
PUBLISHED Aug 7, 2018 05:50 AM

The promise of liberal identity politics

UTTER the words "identity politics" nowadays and you risk igniting a row. On...
PUBLISHED Aug 7, 2018 05:50 AM

UK's Theresa May fails to form French connection with Emmanuel Macron

BREXIT was on the menu on Friday night when Theresa May met Emmanuel Macron in France for...
PUBLISHED Aug 7, 2018 05:50 AM
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