Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018

TOP STORIES

BT EXCLUSIVE

Cyber arms race looms as digital connectivity takes hold

AS DIGITAL connectivity ramps up worldwide, an arms race awaits in cyberspace, industry...
PUBLISHED Aug 15, 2018 05:50 AM

China growth loses momentum in July as trade war with US unfolds

CHINA'S economic growth slowed in July amid an ongoing trade war with the US and a...
PUBLISHED Aug 15, 2018 05:50 AM

Joint edition of SBF and Business China forums this year

TWO major business forums have been combined for the first time in conjunction with the...
PUBLISHED Aug 15, 2018 05:50 AM

Vienna dislodges Melbourne as world's most liveable city

VIENNA, the capital of Austria, has displaced Melbourne as the world's most liveable...
PUBLISHED Aug 15, 2018 05:50 AM
NEWS ANALYSIS

Turkish crisis exacerbates existing debt problem

THE Turkish financial crisis exacerbates an emerging market foreign debt problem that has...
PUBLISHED Aug 15, 2018 05:50 AM

Chan Chun Sing urges US businesses to continue investing in region

THE trade conflict between the United States and China will not blow over quickly as it...
PUBLISHED Aug 15, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

HOCK LOCK SIEW

How to become a savvier retail investor

Having spent much of my journalistic focus on investor education, I could not have been...
PUBLISHED Aug 15, 2018 05:50 AM

Noble reports US$128m loss for Q2 ahead of pivotal shareholder meeting

TWO weeks before shareholders of embattled Noble Group are set to vote on its...
PUBLISHED Aug 15, 2018 05:50 AM

Golden Agri disappoints with US$39m Q2 loss

GOLDEN Agri-Resources missed analyst expectations with a second-quarter net loss of US$39...
PUBLISHED Aug 15, 2018 05:50 AM

Battered Tencent looks for a bottom after US$150b wipeout

INVESTORS in Tencent Holdings Ltd, once the hottest stock in Asia, are trying to figure...
PUBLISHED Aug 15, 2018 05:50 AM

Olam Q2 earnings slide 36 per cent to S$94m

COMMODITY trader Olam International has posted a net profit of S$93.9 million in the...
PUBLISHED Aug 15, 2018 05:50 AM

Thomson Medical posts 58% drop in H1 profit

ONE-OFF costs associated with the acquisition of healthcare business Sasteria in April...
PUBLISHED Aug 15, 2018 05:50 AM

Interest income, fair value gains lift Straits Trading Q2 net 3 times to S$34m

HIGHER income from investments - including S$20 million in interest income - and fair...
PUBLISHED Aug 15, 2018 05:50 AM

ThaiBev posts 61% fall in Q3 net profit to 5.99 billion baht

THAI Beverage (ThaiBev) posted a net profit of 5.99 billion baht (S$247.3 million) for...
PUBLISHED Aug 15, 2018 05:50 AM

V3 Group donates S$3m to SMU to establish professorship in family entrepreneurship

LIFESTYLE and wellness products firm V3 Group, headed by OSIM founder Ron Sim, has...
PUBLISHED Aug 15, 2018 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

BUMITAMA Agri's second-quarter net profit rose 36.1 per cent to 388.06 billion...
PUBLISHED Aug 15, 2018 05:50 AM
STRATEGY SPOTLIGHT

Blockchain: disruption or distraction?

BLOCKCHAIN has been trumpeted as a technology that could reshape the way businesses...
PUBLISHED Aug 15, 2018 05:50 AM
STOCKS

STI steadies to end 0.08% lower

AFTER starting the week rattled by financial turmoil in Turkey, Asian markets found their...
PUBLISHED Aug 15, 2018 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

Wilmar posted a strong Q2 FY18 performance, with earnings ahead of our expectations but...
PUBLISHED Aug 15, 2018 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Euro edges up, but jitters over Turkey remain

THE euro recovered on Tuesday from earlier losses linked to the collapse of the Turkish...
PUBLISHED Aug 15, 2018 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Canada home prices up in July

CANADIAN home prices rose in July from June on broad-based gains in most parts of Canada...
PUBLISHED Aug 15, 2018 05:50 AM

CapitaLand to buy Guangzhou sites

CAPITALAND has won its bid to acquire two prime residential sites in Guangzhou, China,...
PUBLISHED Aug 15, 2018 05:50 AM

PropNex strikes master franchise deal in Vietnam

REAL estate agency PropNex has entered into a master franchise agreement with PropNex...
PUBLISHED Aug 15, 2018 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Indonesia's tough love won't crisis-proof rupiah

JUST how worried are emerging markets about the dollar? We'll find out in Jakarta on...
PUBLISHED Aug 15, 2018 05:50 AM

JPMorgan to shut investment accounts for foreign retail clients

JPMORGAN Chase & Co retail clients who don't live in the US will no longer be...
PUBLISHED Aug 15, 2018 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Gold prices rise on bargain hunting, US dollar pullback

GOLD prices edged up on Tuesday from an 18-month low hit in the previous session as a...
PUBLISHED Aug 15, 2018 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Cloud, IoT, key to growing tech sector

OF the many technological frontiers being pushed, solutions in cloud computing, the...
PUBLISHED Aug 15, 2018 05:50 AM

Tech giants face hefty fines under Australia cyber laws

TECH companies could face fines of up to A$10 million (S$9.9 million) if they fail to...
PUBLISHED Aug 15, 2018 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Unilever to use JD.com to get across China

CHINESE ecommerce firm JD.com has agreed to a deal with Unilever to move products like...
PUBLISHED Aug 15, 2018 05:50 AM

Growth cools at Domino's Pizza as investors slice shares

AUSTRALIAN fast-food chain Domino's Pizza Enterprises Ltd posted its slowest profit...
PUBLISHED Aug 15, 2018 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

STRAIT TALK

Sailing through a minefield of rules

A LONG time ago, when I was cadet, we all tried to get sent to one of a fleet of small...
PUBLISHED Aug 15, 2018 05:50 AM

China's Tesla is betting on hot-wired dreams for US listing

BASED in Shanghai and focused on the mainland market, electric car maker Nio aims to...
PUBLISHED Aug 15, 2018 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

UK unemployment rate falls to new 43-year low

BRITAIN'S unemployment rate fell to its lowest in over 43 years in the three months...
PUBLISHED Aug 15, 2018 05:50 AM
LATEST US DATA

July US import prices unchanged

US import prices were unexpectedly flat in July as a surge in the cost of fuels was...
PUBLISHED Aug 15, 2018 05:50 AM

Eurozone beats slowdown expectations

EUROZONE growth was better than expected in the second quarter, flash estimates showed on...
PUBLISHED Aug 15, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Halep qualifies for Singapore WTA Finals

TENNIS fans in Singapore will get to watch the current female world No 1 player Simona...
PUBLISHED Aug 15, 2018 05:50 AM
MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Turning any event into a force for good

IN 2014, social enterprise events management agency Adrenalin had hundreds of...
PUBLISHED Aug 15, 2018 05:50 AM

EXECUTIVE MONEY

Why Turkey's financial crisis can hurt the world

INVESTORS are fretting about emerging markets again.
PUBLISHED Aug 15, 2018 05:50 AM

Fidelity tries luring investors with 2 no-fee funds. So what's the catch?

INVESTING just became even cheaper - free, actually.
PUBLISHED Aug 15, 2018 05:50 AM

OPINION

Relook energy usage to redesign buildings

THE RAPID rate of urbanisation in South-east Asia is sending infrastructure construction...
PUBLISHED Aug 15, 2018 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

China's vaccine scandal highlights HK's special status

IN MID-JULY, China's state drug administration ordered Changsheng Bio-technology, a...
PUBLISHED Aug 15, 2018 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Disrupting the agency model of corporate governance

Digital disruption poses many challenges for companies that rely on traditional business...
PUBLISHED Aug 15, 2018 05:50 AM

US and Turkey on a collision course: the perils of nationalism

MUCH has been said and written in recent years about the rise of nationalism and its...
PUBLISHED Aug 15, 2018 05:50 AM

10 years on, political risk remains high in post-crisis world

THE TENTH anniversary of the height of the international financial crisis, considered by...
PUBLISHED Aug 15, 2018 05:50 AM

The data knight rises - and our society depends on it

WE LOVE superheroes. They have become an integral part of our culture, with the likes of...
PUBLISHED Aug 15, 2018 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Sep 21, 2018 10:45 PM

Sakae Holdings files police report against customer who failed to pay for sugar trade

SAKAE Holdings said on Friday that it has filed a police report relating to the failure of a customer to pay US$4.3...
Sep 21, 2018 07:06 PM

SGX proposes new 'trade at close' session for securities market

THE Singapore Exchange (SGX) has proposed a new five-minute long trading session for the securities market that will...
Sep 21, 2018 07:01 PM

Vibrant Group in talks over proposed sale-and-leaseback for its facility

VIBRANT Group's subsidiary, LTH Logistics (Singapore), is currently in exclusive discussions with an international...
Sep 21, 2018 05:54 PM

Singapore shares close 1.2% higher on Friday

SINGAPORE stocks ended higher on Friday, with the Straits Times Index advancing 37.25 points or 1.2 per cent to 3,217...
Sep 21, 2018 05:50 PM

Malaysia: Shares end higher on Friday

Malaysia share prices closed higher on Friday, with the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Composite Index up 6.94 points...
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