Friday, Aug 17, 2018

TOP STORIES

CapitaLand and CDL team up again - this time for Sengkang mixed development

FOR the first time in about a decade, property heavyweights CapitaLand and City...
PUBLISHED Aug 17, 2018 05:50 AM

The problem with recycling, in BT Weekend

WE mean well in our intentions to recycle. We dutifully collect our plastic containers,...
PUBLISHED Aug 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Smaller suppliers can use unaudited financials to bid for govt tenders

FROM October 2018, companies will no longer need to affix their company stamps on...
PUBLISHED Aug 17, 2018 05:50 AM

China nearly quadruples infrastructure-project approvals in July

CHINA almost quadrupled the value of fixed-asset investment projects approved in July as...
PUBLISHED Aug 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Get set for Industry 4.0, says EDB official

A SENIOR official of the Economic Development Board (EDB) Singapore has emphasised the...
PUBLISHED Aug 17, 2018 05:50 AM
NEWS ANALYSIS: TURKISH ROUT

Why Turkey's crisis feels familiar for emerging markets: it's the debt

FOR nearly 10 years now, the flood of cash from global central banks has financed...
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Jakarta calls on exporters to support rupiah with their forex earnings

INDONESIA'S government has made a fresh appeal to the country's exporters to...
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Financial Times CEO to return part of £2.6m pay after staff outcry

FINANCIAL Times (FT) chief executive John Ridding will return some of his £2.6 million (S...
PUBLISHED Aug 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Indonesia's richest man going for gold at Asian Games

BILLIONAIRE tobacco tycoon Michael Bambang Hartono may not be the oldest competitor at...
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COMPANIES & MARKETS

Debt-laden Stratech agrees to private equity takeover

THE Stratech Group has agreed to place out an eventual 58.4 per cent stake in itself to a...
PUBLISHED Aug 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Vibrant Group suspects fire in China deliberate act to destroy Blackgold's accounts

A MOTOR vehicle carrying certain accounting records of a company subsidiary caught fire...
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Corporate digest

A WHOLLY owned subsidiary of construction and real estate company Keong Hong Holdings has...
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Mystery man who triggered a US$10b commodity collapse finally speaks up

ARNAUD Vagner has been a mystery for more than three years.
PUBLISHED Aug 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Keppel Land CFO Lim Kei Hin dies

KEPPEL Land's chief financial officer Lim Kei Hin has died on Aug 10 at the age of...
PUBLISHED Aug 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Uber narrows loss but is a long way from finding profit

UBER Technologies Inc said on Wednesday it narrowed its quarterly losses from a year...
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Tencent shares hit by profit drop, freeze on new game approvals in China

SHARES in China's Tencent Holdings lost more ground on Thursday after it logged its...
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STOCKS

STI falls 0.7%, breaks support level

TRACKING other Asian markets as they struggled through yet another day burdened by...
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Brokers' take

We expect an improvement in the next few quarters as the weakness in Q1 2019 was also...
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CURRENCIES

Euro rebounds; dollar eases on US-China trade talks

THE euro recovered on Thursday from its weakest since late June 2017 and the dollar fell...
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REAL ESTATE

Developers' cashflow squeezed as Shenzhen tightens rules

NEW tightening measures imposed on business apartment developments in Shenzhen, China...
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Ultra-rich save millions exploiting HK property loophole

WHEN Pan Sutong, the billionaire chairman of Hong Kong investment conglomerate Goldin...
PUBLISHED Aug 17, 2018 05:50 AM

UK construction firms more sensible after Carillion collapse

BRITISH construction firms are taking a more sensible approach to big projects, pursuing...
PUBLISHED Aug 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Freehold commercial corner site near Farrer Park MRT for sale

A FREEHOLD commercial corner development site with a 40-metre wide dual frontage along...
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Big NY landlords join plan to cut energy use 20% by 2030

SOME of the biggest names in New York real estate, including SL Green Realty Corp and...
PUBLISHED Aug 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Taiwan hotel axes Marriott contract over China naming row

THE owner of a Starwood-branded hotel in Taiwan said on Thursday that it will terminate...
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Once prized and profitable, beachfront real estate can now be a losing proposition

UNDER normal circumstances, the six-bedroom ocean-front home on Oregon's northern...
PUBLISHED Aug 17, 2018 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

China's yuan surges most since January; rebounds from 2017 low

CHINA'S yuan jumped the most in more than six months on optimism that trade...
PUBLISHED Aug 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Deutsche Bank traders reap US $35m profit on Turkey turmoil

DEUTSCHE Bank AG fixed-income traders generated a US$35 million profit in two weeks as...
PUBLISHED Aug 17, 2018 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

New fuel rules push owners of ships to go green with LNG

TOUGH new rules on marine fuel are forcing shipowners to explore liquefied natural gas (...
PUBLISHED Aug 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Oil prices edge up as China, US set talks to resolve trade dispute

OIL prices on Thursday clawed back some of the previous day's losses after Beijing...
PUBLISHED Aug 17, 2018 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Alibaba-backed Babytree eyeing up to US$1b from HK IPO in Oct: sources

CHINA'S leading online parenting firm Babytree Group, backed by e-commerce giant...
PUBLISHED Aug 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Australia telecom giant Telstra flags tough times as profit slides

AUSTRALIA'S dominant telecommunications company Telstra on Thursday warned of "...
PUBLISHED Aug 17, 2018 05:50 AM

ASX-listed Dreamscape Networks acquires Singapore's Webserver.sg

ASX-listed tech firm Dreamscape Networks is acquiring Singapore's Webserver.sg for S...
PUBLISHED Aug 17, 2018 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Digital payment firms fight for HK market

HONG Kong's shopping districts are well known for their fierce competition...
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Taiwan bakery chain disappears from major Chinese food apps

CHINESE food delivery platforms Meituan-Dianping and Ele.me have taken down listings for...
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Carlsberg sales boosted by World Cup, raises 2018 outlook

DANISH brewer Carlsberg raised its full-year profit outlook on Thursday after second-...
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Thailand to ban imports of high-tech trash, plastic waste

THAILAND will ban imports of 432 types of scrap electronics within six months, an...
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TRANSPORT

Toyota lays foundation to ramp up sales in China's Tianjin

TOYOTA Motor Corp is likely to make 120,000 more cars a year in the Chinese port city of...
PUBLISHED Aug 17, 2018 05:50 AM

German infrastructure skids into crisis after cut in govt spending

IN Langsdorf, a tiny 200-person village about 40 km from Germany's Baltic coast, the...
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GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Jokowi plans record spending next year

INDONESIAN President Joko Widodo plans a record spending next year to support growth as...
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Tide about to turn for markets as easy-money decade ends

SWEPT along by super-easy money, investors have debated for years how world markets will...
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Italy threatens action over bridge disaster, investors shun operator

ITALY'S biggest toll-road operator came under heavy stock-market attack on Thursday...
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LIFE & CULTURE

Supreme wraparound cover is all over the New York Post

MORNING commuters were hard-pressed to find a copy of the New York Post near the Port...
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Successful Asians push Crazy Rich Asians

LAST month, a group of Silicon Valley venture capital and tech minds gathered for an...
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Millennium Hotels, Chelsea FC ink 3-year deal

MILLENNIUM Hotels and Resorts has entered into a three-year partnership with Chelsea...
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OPINION

When digital shift becomes inevitable

AS digital continues to upend business operations and markets, traditional organisations...
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THE BOTTOM LINE

Will inflation kill the economy?

INFLATION is back. What do we do about it? For starters: Don't ignore it...
PUBLISHED Aug 17, 2018 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Long-term economic outlook upbeat for India as it turns 72

AS India celebrated its 72nd Independence Day on Wednesday, the economic news coming out...
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Booming US growth in question

ACCORDING to US President Donald Trump, the second quarter US GDP growth figure of 4.1...
PUBLISHED Aug 17, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Trump's victorious retreats

WILL Donald Trump back down in his trade war with China, or will he win it? The answer is...
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COMMENTARY

Why another great power war is unlikely soon

PLANS are well underway to commemorate this Autumn's centenary of the landmark end...
PUBLISHED Aug 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Lifestyle

Accessible kaiseki fare at Yoshi

WITH its rebranding as just "Yoshi", the original Kaiseki Yoshiyuki has dropped...
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When Chianti is more than a flask-shaped bottle in a wicker basket

CHIANTI is to Italy what Bordeaux is to France - its best known and most widely drunk...
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Fantastic Journeys And Who Can Find Them

Sonja Piontek's previous job revolved extensively around travel, so when she quit to...
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Victor Lee

For as long as he can remember, Victor Lee has had a healthy (bordering on obsessive)...
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Night Lights

The Singapore Night Festival returns from Aug 17 to 25 with 16 light installations by...
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Function Meets Style

Stationery company The Paper Bunny has just introduced TPB EVERYDAY, its debut collection...
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Taste Of Japan

Be transported to Japan without flying there at Pan Pacific Singapore's newly-built...
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At Home With Wolf

Luxury American appliance brands Wolf and Sub-Zero are making a re-appearance in...
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Glamping It Up

Get set for an adventure through India's remote wildlife and cultural destinations...
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Rocking On

Following the 2017 death of Linkin Park's lead singer Chester Bennington, fellow...
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Devil's Delight

TAG Heuer has unveiled two Manchester United special editions just in time for the kick-...
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Beat The Heat

Nobody likes the current heatwave, but look at it also as an excuse to down another iced...
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Father Of Modern Italian Cuisine

HE'S DOING FOR Italian cuisine what Ferran Adria did for Spanish food, but don'...
PUBLISHED Aug 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Story Of Us

AS FOUNDERS OF DESIGN FIRM Foreign Policy Design Group, married couple Arthur Chin and Yu...
PUBLISHED Aug 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Get Fit The Right Way

DOES THE COMMITMENT to be healthy mean giving up hawker fare and eating rabbit food for...
PUBLISHED Aug 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Science Diet

YOU POP A daily cocktail of supplements, exercise daily and think you've got all...
PUBLISHED Aug 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Peter Pan, Singapore Style

WHO WAS PETER PAN? And how did the boy who never grew up come to be in Neverland?
PUBLISHED Aug 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Jogja Art Inspirations

ARTIST LIM TIONG GEE, who's been painting landscapes since the 1970s, returned from...
PUBLISHED Aug 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Relive The Glory Of Old Cinema

ANY SELF-RESPECTING CINEPHILE would have seen Yasujiro Ozu's 1953 masterpiece Tokyo...
PUBLISHED Aug 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Studying The Past

IT TOOK Tan Lark Sye more than six years and two official proposals before the powers...
PUBLISHED Aug 17, 2018 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Dec 15, 2018 02:19 PM

China jails boss of 100b yuan pyramid scheme for inciting protests

[BEIJING] A Chinese court has jailed for 17 years a businessman who ran a 100 billion yuan (S$19.9 billion) pyramid...
Dec 15, 2018 01:40 PM

Oceans of garbage prompt war on plastics

[PARIS] Faced with images of turtles smothered by plastic bags, beaches carpeted with garbage and islands of trash...
Dec 15, 2018 01:19 PM

Andrew Frierson, pioneering black opera singer, dies at 94

[NEW YORK] Andrew Frierson, whose bass-baritone reverberated from the stages of theaters and music halls around the...
Dec 15, 2018 12:04 PM

China to halt added tariffs on US-made cars in easing of trade tensions

[BEIJING] China will temporarily suspend additional 25 per cent tariffs on US-made vehicles and auto parts starting Jan...
Dec 15, 2018 11:52 AM

China’s home-price growth eases amid lacklustre buyer demand

[SHANGHAI] China's home-price gains slowed in November in a further sign the nation's property market is...
Dec 15, 2018 11:20 AM

Obamacare thrown out by judge, raising insurance uncertainty

[DALLAS] Obamacare was struck down by a Texas federal judge in a ruling that casts uncertainty on insurance coverage...
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