Friday, Aug 10, 2018

TOP STORIES

Singapore skyline glitters as nation turns 53

AS many as 3,000 colourful fireworks lit up the Marina Bay skyline for about 12 minutes...
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BT EXCLUSIVE

For Singapore startups, India is a land of fintech opportunities

A HUGE 1.3 billion population, strong government support for going cashless, and an...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2018 05:50 AM

A new chapter in Singapore's stories, in BT Weekend

ON the heels of the 2018 Singapore Literature prize, we pause and ask: What is the future...
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MAKING SINGAPORE HOME

White guy outside, Singaporean inside

NICK Evered is someone who's had a long history with Singapore. ...
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MAKING SINGAPORE HOME

'Singapore is a very easy place to live in'

DMITRI Chen admits he is constantly amazed by Singapore's efficiency and modern...
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MAKING SINGAPORE HOME

Singapore's openness made it easy to adapt

EVEN though Singapore's cleanliness and efficiency might be obvious to its visitors...
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MAKING SINGAPORE HOME

Global-mindedness has helped him to adapt

As much a citizen of the world as he is a citizen of Singapore, former Standard Chartered...
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A grand NDP parade of several 'firsts'

HISTORY was made on Thursday when Singapore's first female president, Halimah Yacob...
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MAKING SINGAPORE HOME

'Lucky accident' led him to find home here

ARRIVING in Singapore 33 years ago by what he calls a stroke of luck, one of the most...
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COMPANIES & MARKETS

Far East Hospitality sees room for variety as it grows

MID-TIER hotel operator Far East Hospitality's chief executive Arthur Kiong...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2018 05:50 AM

Tesla's troubled New York solar factory tells a gloomy story

TESLA'S production of solar roof tiles has been delayed by assembly-line problems at...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2018 05:50 AM

FastJobs kiosk helps older workers find temporary, part-time jobs

RADIN MAS residents seeking temporary, part-time and contract jobs can now browse and...
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Ezion back in black on fair value gain

LIFTBOAT-focused Ezion Holdings returned to profitability in the second quarter mainly on...
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CURRENCIES

US$ strengthens broadly; yen edges up before US-Japan trade talks

THE dollar gained against most major currencies on Thursday as investors bet that trade...
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REAL ESTATE

UK house prices inch up, buy-to-let investors exit market

BRITISH house prices edged up last month as widespread falls in London weighed on gains...
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Australia's Crown sues to protect casino's Sydney Harbour views

AUSTRALIAN casino giant Crown Resorts filed a lawsuit on Friday to protect its views of...
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COMMENTARY

Easing could re-inflate China's housing bubble

MONETARY relaxation could magnify China's housing headache, with Beijing wanting a...
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COMMENTARY

Caught in the crossfire of trade tensions

THE trade tensions between the US and China - the world's largest and second-largest...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2018 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Mercari IPO may signal new era in VC investing

THE hugely successful initial public offering (IPO) by online marketplace Mercari in June...
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Dai-ichi buys Suncorp's life insurance division for US$540m

AUSTRALIA'S Suncorp Group is selling its life insurance division to Dai-ichi Life...
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TECHNOLOGY

Tech companies' ban on Infowars fuels conspiracy-theory market

JUST days after Google, Facebook and Apple purged videos and podcasts from the right-wing...
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Apple's mettle in India tested in squabble over anti-spam app

IN India, the world's second-biggest smartphone market, Apple Inc's normally...
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CONSUMER

Adidas gets World Cup boost despite Nike's dominance on field

ADIDAS AG got a boost from the World Cup, selling record numbers of jerseys even though...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2018 05:50 AM

Hungry for growth, food makers seek new flavour of CEO

PEPSICO Inc's incoming chief executive Ramon Laguarta is the latest of a new...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2018 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Boeing faces new production snarls for cash-cow 737 jetliner

BOEING Co is working through cascading supplier problems that will hamper third-quarter...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2018 05:50 AM

Mazda, Yamaha, Suzuki did improper vehicle tests

MAZDA, Suzuki and Yamaha conducted improper fuel economy and emissions tests on their...
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Criminal case filed against BMW over South Korea car fires

A GROUP of BMW owners in South Korea filed a criminal complaint against the German...
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GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Growing support for Britain to join Efta

GROWING numbers of key individuals across the political spectrum are saying that the UK...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2018 05:50 AM
LATEST US DATA

July PPI unchanged for the first time in 7 mths

US producer prices were unchanged in July for the first time in seven months as a modest...
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US trade dispute causes rift in Chinese leadership

A GROWING trade war with the United States is causing rifts within China's Communist...
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Japan machinery orders tumble, fuel doubts on capital expenditure

JAPAN'S core machinery orders tumbled in June at the fastest pace in six months,...
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Central banks push aside inflation doubts as they eye the exit

SOME of the world's biggest central banks are taking baby steps on the path away...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Oscars to add new 'popular film' category

ALARMED by plunging television ratings for the Academy Awards, the organisation behind...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2018 05:50 AM
BT CORPORATE GOLF LEAGUE

Proelect take lead with Lau's six-over 78

HE was a familiar figure on the badminton courts - at home and abroad. A multi-national...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2018 05:50 AM

OPINION

EDITORIAL

Anti-China rhetoric in Washington risks sparking a new Cold War

US officials, lawmakers and pundits regard Russia as the main threat to American global...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2018 05:50 AM

Benefiting the world with blockchain

BLOCKCHAIN technology's potential to disrupt the financial, social and political...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2018 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

The Age of Malware

WELCOME to the Age of Malware. It promises to be a huge downer and, possibly, a great...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2018 05:50 AM

Global politics for a globalised economy

FROM the end of World War II to the mid-2010s, economic globalisation progressed...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Feeling busy could be useful for you

FEELING busy today? You are not alone. It is ubiquitous to experience busyness under high...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Brexit raises Scottish independence spectre

UK Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan was described as "dead" on...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2018 05:50 AM

Lifestyle

Rizu needs to raise its game

THE restaurant scene is a perpetual revolving door - if you keep returning to the same...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2018 05:50 AM

Beyond assyrtiko, Greek whites reach for distinction

AMONG all the little-known grape varieties found in the ancient land of Greece, assyrtiko...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2018 05:50 AM

The New Mavericks

DISRUPTORS AREN'T ALWAYS to be found in multi-billion dollar startups or even in...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2018 05:50 AM

Delvyn Wong

SOMETIMES, THE BEST ideas are the simplest ones. In 1967, three brothers in search of a...
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Big In Japan

Fraser Hospitality's design-centric brand Capri has just added Tokyo to its stable...
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The Producers

French bistro Atout goes local - literally - as its tribute to Singapore's 53rd...
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Crossover Sensation

Grammy-winning classical/electronic pop sensation Clean Bandit was forced to cancel its...
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Spirit Of Choice

Award-winning restaurant-bar Tippling Club has just launched its very own gin.
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2018 05:50 AM

Music For The Nation

Some of Singapore's best classical musicians come together for the Singapore...
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Paw-Trait Artist

A picture paints a thousand words so why not show how much you love your dog by drawing...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2018 05:50 AM

Wearable Art

Fashion designer Phuay Li Ying, better known by her brand Ying The Label,  has...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2018 05:50 AM

Football Vs Fashion

You know the French take fashion seriously when a football club launches its new jersey...
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Artisanal Finds

Eastern European may not be on the average Singaporean's culinary radar, but for the...
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Treasure Islands

FOR A TERRIFYING fortnight in September 2017, Hurricane Irma - a Category 5 storm -...
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Tracing Provenance

ORIGIN GRILL AND BAR at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore is known for its focus on ingredient...
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New-Age Gentleman

This relatively new brand conceived in 2016 by Xie Qian Qian is a ready-to-wear men'...
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Remembering A Watercolour Maestro

WATERCOLOUR IS ONE of the hardest mediums to master. It is fluid and transparent. It...
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Peranakan Fascination

VALLEY ARORA MOVED from New Delhi to Singapore in 2008, when her husband was posted here...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2018 05:50 AM
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