Saturday, Aug 18, 2018

TOP STORIES

Pharma holds up July exports but trade war a threat

THE seasonally volatile pharmaceutical sector supported Singapore's non-oil domestic...
PUBLISHED Aug 18, 2018 05:50 AM

About those chips and dips...

CHANGES in inventory did not drive the gap between electronics output and exports in the...
PUBLISHED Aug 18, 2018 05:50 AM

TPG completes A$279m acquisition of Healthscope's Asian pathology labs

TPG Capital Asia on Friday announced that it has fully acquired Healthscope Limited'...
PUBLISHED Aug 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Upcoming GST hike: 'Businesses should focus on value, not just price'

THE impending goods and services tax (GST) hike is any time between three and seven years...
PUBLISHED Aug 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Singapore high-tech park in Chengdu set to see first batch of SMEs early-2019

A MAJOR business park in south-western Chengdu, jointly developed by Singapore companies...
PUBLISHED Aug 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Malaysia Q2 GDP growth drops to 4.5%; slowest in 1½ years

MALAYSIA cut its full-year growth forecast and reported much slower second-quarter...
PUBLISHED Aug 18, 2018 05:50 AM
US-CHINA TRADE TALKS

Trump pushes Beijing for better deal with talks set to resume

US President Donald Trump prodded China to offer more at the bargaining table as the two...
PUBLISHED Aug 18, 2018 05:50 AM

China seen strengthening yuan as trade talks with US loom

CHINA appears to be propping up the yuan just as it prepares to restart trade...
PUBLISHED Aug 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Indonesia's Go-Jek close to profitability in all segments except transport, says CEO

GO-JEK, Indonesia's first billion-dollar startup, is "extremely close" to...
PUBLISHED Aug 18, 2018 05:50 AM

South Korea creates just 5,000 new jobs in July; smallest increase since financial crisis

SOUTH Korea added a mere 5,000 new jobs in July, slowing sharply from 106,000 a month...
PUBLISHED Aug 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Vopak embarks on expansion and cost-cutting plan

DUTCH oil and chemical storage company Vopak said on Friday that it would expand chemical...
PUBLISHED Aug 18, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

Temasek-backed Chinese travel site aims to raise up to US$300m

A CHINESE travel website backed by Singaporean state investor Temasek Holdings hopes to...
PUBLISHED Aug 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Lung Kee (Bermuda)'s H1 profit falls 18%

NET profit fell 18 per cent for Lung Kee (Bermuda) Holdings for the six months ended June...
PUBLISHED Aug 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Duo to maintain 34% stake after private equity takeover of Stratech

THE CURRENT husband-and-wife team that controls The Stratech Group will convert more of...
PUBLISHED Aug 18, 2018 05:50 AM

JD.com losses surge, adding to souring taste for China tech giants

JD.COM posted a blowout loss due to increased spending and said investments in technology...
PUBLISHED Aug 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Drug developer I-Mab hopes to raise up to US$500m in HK IPO

THE Shanghai-backed Chinese drug developer I-Mab Biopharma is poised to seek approval for...
PUBLISHED Aug 18, 2018 05:50 AM

AnnAik's 25%-owned unit leads JV for China waste project

CATALIST-LISTED AnnAik Ltd said on Friday that its 25 per cent-owned associate, Shanghai...
PUBLISHED Aug 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Air France-KLM's new CEO faces unions' threat of strike

AIR FRANCE-KLM's new chief executive officer got a warning from one of the carrier...
PUBLISHED Aug 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

EDNA Lam has been appointed head of communications (Asia-Pacific) with immediate effect...
PUBLISHED Aug 18, 2018 05:50 AM
STOCKS

STI ends week of losses down 0.08% on Friday

IT HAS not been a good week for the Singapore market, with the ongoing spat between the...
PUBLISHED Aug 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

WE believe the worst is likely over for Starhill Global Reit (SGReit). Its committed...
PUBLISHED Aug 18, 2018 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

US homebuilding slowing; labour market strong

US homebuilding rebounded less than expected from a nine-month low in July, suggesting...
PUBLISHED Aug 18, 2018 05:50 AM

US hotel firm eyes Thailand's tourist boom

THE prospect of 40 million foreign tourists coming to Thailand in 2019 is proving too big...
PUBLISHED Aug 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Reits

Highest-yielding real estate investment trusts
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TECHNOLOGY

THE BROAD VIEW

Elon Musk confronts fateful tweet and an 'excruciating' year

ELON MUSK was at home in Los Angeles, struggling to maintain his composure. "This...
PUBLISHED Aug 18, 2018 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

THE BROAD VIEW

Mind the gender pay gap

THE UK is one of the few countries to require employers with over 250 employees to...
PUBLISHED Aug 18, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

THE FINISH LINE

Virgin Active spreading its wings

VIRGIN Active - the premium health and fitness club operator that's under the Virgin...
PUBLISHED Aug 18, 2018 05:50 AM
SASS AND THE CITY

Haha, the funny thing is...

THERE may not be a more powerful term on the vast communication universe than this four-...
PUBLISHED Aug 18, 2018 05:50 AM

A pungent reminder of home and hardship

WHEN my mom cooked sambal from scratch, she moved with controlled haste. Her eyebrows...
PUBLISHED Aug 18, 2018 05:50 AM
QUESTION TIME WITH MENTOR JOHN

Taking your business global

IN SMALL markets like Singapore, businesses need to think of taking their business global...
PUBLISHED Aug 18, 2018 05:50 AM
DISRUPTED

Be at the top of your game with data

BLUNDERS were aplenty during the 2018 Fifa World Cup. Remember how Argentina's...
PUBLISHED Aug 18, 2018 05:50 AM
THE STEERING COLUMN

Absolute power

DRIVERS that value engagement, precision, and more smiles-per-mile will be the first to...
PUBLISHED Aug 18, 2018 05:50 AM
HEALTH

Eye injuries: prepare and prevent, not repair and repent

RECENTLY I attended the Asia-Pacific Ocular Trauma Conference held in Chennai, India as a...
PUBLISHED Aug 18, 2018 05:50 AM

THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

Retirement rethink

AT 24, Rich Nuzum was only the second person hired for Mercer's investment...
PUBLISHED Aug 18, 2018 05:50 AM

INVESTING & WEALTH

Wrong for investors to dismiss inflation threat

EARLIER this year, the big fear was that inflation was going to surge, led by the
PUBLISHED Aug 18, 2018 05:50 AM
THIS TIME IS DIFFERENT

Investing with perfect hindsight

A COUNTRY'S gross domestic product (GDP) growth announcement is one of the most...
PUBLISHED Aug 18, 2018 05:50 AM
CFA SINGAPORE INSIGHTS

Lessons from 1MDB: Can long-time customers be trusted?

FINANCIAL irregularities involving Malaysian state investment company, 1Malaysia...
PUBLISHED Aug 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Traders seeking refuge from volatility will find it in Egypt

EGYPT has transformed into a haven for debt investors from a crisis zone in less than two...
PUBLISHED Aug 18, 2018 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Nov 17, 2018 12:47 PM

Number of missing in California fire soars past 1,000 as Trump set to visit

[PARADISE] The number of people listed as missing in a devastating northern California wildfire soared past 1,000 on...
Nov 17, 2018 11:41 AM

Pence slams China's 'opaque' chequebook diplomacy, trade practices

[PORT MORESBY] US vice president Mike Pence pilloried China's "opaque" chequebook diplomacy in a...
Nov 17, 2018 10:47 AM

US paves way to get 'lab meat' on plates

[NEW YORK] US authorities on Friday agreed on how to regulate food products cultured from animal cells - paving the way...
Nov 17, 2018 10:03 AM

Protectionism 'doomed to failure': China's Xi

[PORT MORESBY] Protectionist actions are short-sighted and doomed to fail, Chinese president Xi Jinping said Saturday...
Nov 17, 2018 08:42 AM

CIA concludes Saudi Crown Prince behind Khashoggi murder: report

[WASHINGTON] The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has concluded Saudi's powerful crown prince Mohammed bin...
Nov 17, 2018 07:10 AM

Fidelity names tech executive Neff to run asset management

[BOSTON] Fidelity Investments on Friday named technology executive Steve Neff to run its big asset management division...
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