Monday, Aug 20, 2018

TOP STORIES

NATIONAL DAY RALLY

Rally highlights

The Home Improvement Programme (HIP), which upgrades older public flats around the 30th...
PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2018 05:50 AM
BT EXCLUSIVE

US$335m in new venture funds launched for S-EA tech startups

SOUTH-EAST Asia's startup ecosystem is coming into its own. In just the past week,...
PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2018 05:50 AM
NATIONAL DAY RALLY

Early redevelopment scheme 'gives owners of ageing flats viable exit option'

PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong's announcement of the Voluntary Early Redevelopment...
PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2018 05:50 AM
NATIONAL DAY RALLY

Freehold HDB leases would be 'socially divisive': PM Lee

PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong addressed the issue of Housing and Development Board (HDB...
PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2018 05:50 AM
NATIONAL DAY RALLY

New healthcare package for Singaporeans born in 1950s

A NEW healthcare package will help Singaporeans born in the 1950s with their medical...
PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2018 05:50 AM
NATIONAL DAY RALLY

Tackling living costs without fixing prices

THOUGH the government is working to alleviate concerns over costs of living, some price...
PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Global eTrade Services banking on Asean-China trade flows

GLOBAL eTrade Services (GeTS) is banking on Asean-China trade flows for growth despite...
PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

TOPLINE

ST Engineering positions its aerospace sector for future growth

ST ENGINEERING'S aerospace sector is leveraging new technologies and growth areas to...
PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2018 05:50 AM
CHARTPOINT

Expect 10-year yield to head lower, testing 2.50% area

AFTER threatening the 3 per cent psychological round number since April 2018, the...
PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Invest Fair to give updates on market developments, trends

FIFTY eight partners including local and overseas brokers, product issuers, platforms,...
PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Tariffs will hurt US more than rest of world: Maersk CEO

THE US economy will be hit many times harder than the rest of the world by an escalating...
PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Thai king is now largest shareholder in Siam Cement Group

THAILAND'S King Maha Vajiralongkorn is now the largest shareholder in the country...
PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2018 05:50 AM
STOCKS

US-China talks in focus with more tariffs set to kick in

EMERGING from a week dominated by Turkey's spat with the US, markets are bracing for...
PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2018 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

US dollar slips as China-US trade worries ebb

THE DOLLAR fell against a basket of peers on Friday, retreating from a 13-month high hit...
PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2018 05:50 AM
INSIDE INSIGHTS

More filings, with DBS leading buyback tally

FOR the five trading sessions ended Aug 16, the Straits Times Index (STI) declined 3.5...
PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2018 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Chinese developers tap onshore bonds at cheapest price tag ever

CHINA'S property developers are selling more bonds in the domestic market - and at...
PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2018 05:50 AM

For the love of a country house

FOR New Yorkers - a city of renters with apartments that are usually just barely big...
PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2018 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Kill quarterly reporting? Some US investors, analysts ring alarm bells

LESS reporting by US corporations could put shareholders in the dark, allow companies to...
PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2018 05:50 AM

China regulator asks financial institutions to support infrastructure investment

CHINA'S banking and insurance regulator has asked financial institutions to give...
PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2018 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Massive bear positions in US futures, options help push gold down

MOST precious metals analysts say that the strong US dollar has pushed gold down to a...
PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2018 05:50 AM

UK's richest man Jim Ratcliffe forced out of the shadows

RECLUSIVE titan of industry Jim Ratcliffe has found himself under unusual scrutiny after...
PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2018 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

China shows off automated doctors, combat stars

ROBOTS that can diagnose diseases, play badminton and wow audiences with their musical...
PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Silicon Valley idealism at odds with China market

GOOGLE workers' outrage over the notion of censoring searches to appease Chinese...
PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2018 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

US retailers falsely accuse people of shoplifting to claw back losses

CRYSTAL Thompson was at home watching the Rose Bowl parade when a county sheriff came to...
PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2018 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

'Peak car' and the end of an industry

FOR years, Martin Bruesch was the bread and butter of the German auto industry. He...
PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Volvo shares seen gaining 20.6% over next 12 months

THE world's second-biggest maker of trucks is about to increase its market value by...
PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Baltic Exchange Shipping Insights

Very little change as rates remained around WS 51/52 level.
PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2018 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Yield curve crunch shows Fed hiking rates even amid global agitation

GLOBAL financial markets got uglier while Federal Reserve officials were on their August...
PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2018 05:50 AM
WALL STREET INSIGHT

New highs if trade war ceasefire talks advances

THIS week, the bull market in US stocks will officially tie the longest-lived stock-...
PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Chinese investors can help cut trade deficit, says Mahathir

CHINESE investors can help reduce the country's trade deficit with Malaysia, the...
PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2018 05:50 AM

ECB on course to normalise monetary policy: Bundesbank chief

THE European Central Bank (ECB) is on course towards a less-expansive monetary policy,...
PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Denmark struggles to keep up with booming tourism

A COUNTRY that was recently the target of a Fox Business monologue on the evils of...
PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Spreading financial literacy through rap

FORMER BT ChildAid performer Gisele Chiam stars in a rap song video called 10 Things,...
PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Indonesia's teeny skateboard hope too cool for school

INDONESIA'S nine-year-old skateboarder Aliqqa Noverry is set to melt hearts at the...
PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2018 05:50 AM

In one Philly garage, women using their own elbow grease

ON the outside, the auto body shop looks like the three other garages in this unassuming...
PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2018 05:50 AM

S$50,000 boost for Business Times' Budding Artists Fund

PHILANTHROPIC organisation Kenn Foundation has donated S$50,000 to The Business Times...
PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2018 05:50 AM

VIEWS FROM THE TOP

Welcome spur to board renewal

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: Do you agree with the nine-year rule for director independence?...
PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2018 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Dec 13, 2018 04:07 PM

Anti-junta film 'Ten Years Thailand' aims to fire political debate

[BANGKOK] With cat-like humans, soldiers infiltrating an art gallery and brainwashed cadets, dystopian "Ten Years...
Dec 13, 2018 04:04 PM

South Korean prosecutors raid Samsung Biologics office in accounting probe

[SEOUL] South Korean prosecutors on Thursday raided Samsung Biologics Co Ltd's head office outside of Seoul as...
Dec 13, 2018 03:54 PM

Singapore marine fuel sales drop to 17-month low in November

[SINGAPORE] Sales of marine fuels in Singapore, Asia's biggest ship fuelling port, fell 9.5 per cent in November...
Dec 13, 2018 03:44 PM

Oops. Samsung retreats from ‘fake' Supreme streetwear brand

[SEOUL] Samsung Electronics Co is backing off an envisioned collaboration with a disputed version of streetwear label...
Dec 13, 2018 03:38 PM

Seoul: Stocks, won gain on Sino-US trade war thaw

[SEOUL] South Korea's Kospi stock index ended higher on Thursday as the Sino-US trade war showed signs of abating...
Dec 13, 2018 03:33 PM

Australia shares eke out third session of gains; NZ up

[BENGALURU] Australian shares closed slightly higher on Thursday, bolstered by gains in miners as market sentiment...
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