Friday, Sep 07, 2018

TOP STORIES

Facebook to build S$1.4b data centre in Singapore - its first in Asia

FACEBOOK will build a S$1.4 billion data centre in Singapore, its first such facility in...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Food fights, flight perks and fitness in BT Weekend

WITH food foremost on the minds of Singaporeans and a hunger for convenience driving...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM

GIC still sees gems in tech sector despite stretched valuations

THERE may be some stretched valuations in the technology space that remain of concern to...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Prices down, but hold off on buying Indonesia stocks for now, strategists say

INDONESIA'S key stock index may be down 14 per cent from its February peak but it...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM

MAS wants binding cyber security rules for Singapore financial institutions

THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has moved to tighten the rules on cyber...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Lianhe Zaobao serves as window to Chinese culture and the wider world, says PM Lee

DESPITE the challenges confronting traditional media, the almost-100-year-old Lianhe...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM

HSR still holds out deals for firms with longer-term horizon

THE postponement of the High Speed Rail (HSR) project would likely incur missed...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Insurer MSIG makes strides in digital transformation

GENERAL insurer MSIG has introduced robotics technology into its work processes and is...
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COMPANIES & MARKETS

EMERGING ENTERPRISE

A passion for all things digital

BACK in the days of clunky dial-up connection and flip phones, Roger Yuen already...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Dairy Farm to replace StarHub on Straits Times Index

PAN-ASIAN retailer Dairy Farm will join the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) with...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM

SembMarine bags contract to retrofit 13 ships from Maran Tankers

SEMBCORP Marine (SembMarine) has bagged a contract from Greek shipping firm Maran Tankers...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Keppel unit wins JTC deal for cooling system

KEPPEL Corp's infrastructure arm has clinched a S$275,000 contract for the initial...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM

YuuZoo unit initiates judicial recovery proceedings in France

YUUZOO Networks Group, formerly known as YuuZoo Corp, said on Thursday that it had...
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Ascendas Reit to place out 178 million units to raise S$450m

ASCENDAS Reit plans to raise gross proceeds of at least S$450 million through a private...
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Fintech firms need more scrutiny by regulators: DBS CEO

REGULATORS need to increase their scrutiny of non-bank firms that are moving into the...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM

CGS-CIMB issues 'add' call on Synagie

BROKERAGE CGS-CIMB has initiated coverage on Synagie Corporation with an "add"...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

THE exit offer for electronic components manufacturer Europtronic Group has lapsed, as at...
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STOCKS

Asian stocks fall again on lingering fears

IN what is beginning to sound like a broken record, the bad news just goes on and on.
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Brokers' take

Last week, ST Engineering signed an agreement to provide engine maintenance, repair and...
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CURRENCIES

Weaker US$ and strong demand lifts oil prices

OIL rose on Thursday, encouraged by a weaker US dollar and evidence of strong US fuel...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

First study on impact of declining HDB leases seen leaving out too many factors

WHAT'S said to be the first attempt to quantify the price impact of declining leases...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Prices of HDB resale flats rise 0.1% in August

RESALE prices of Housing Board flats rose 0.1 per cent in August from July, according to...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM

NZ's construction sector growth at 6-year low

NEW ZEALAND'S construction industry is growing at the slowest pace in six years,...
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Norway builds world's tallest timber tower

NORWAY has completed the frame of the world's tallest timber building, which is...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Fugitive jewellers rob Indian business of trade-pricing edge

BANKS were not the only victims of fugitive jewellers Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi, who...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM
OPINION

Emerging-market rout claims a blameless victim

WHENEVER there's a bout of emerging-markets flu, Indonesia catches it.  Jakarta may...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Two more Fed hikes 'could trigger a bear market'

THE Federal Reserve may trigger a US equity bear market after two more interest rate...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Oil dips on EM turmoil, but finds support from looming Iran sanctions

OIL prices dipped on Thursday as emerging market turbulence weighed on sentiment, while a...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM
NEWS ANALYSIS

India boosts purchases of Indonesian coal as prices drop

ONE of the standout commodity performers this year has been thermal coal - but not all...
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TECHNOLOGY

Grab expects to double revenue in 2019

SINGAPORE'S Grab outlined ambitious fundraising plans and predicted that sales will...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Facebook, Twitter come under US pressure to make rules clearer

THE more US lawmakers learn about how Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc work, the more they...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Macron's push to drop CIA code turns serious as Trump calls EU foe

JUST weeks after Emmanuel Macron took office last year, his team went over the French...
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Indonesia's bourse to launch tech segment

INDONESIA'S stock exchange plans to launch a dedicated technology section in 2019 to...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Starbucks finally opens cafe in Italy, spiritual home of espresso

US COFFEE giant Starbucks opened its first branch in Italy on Thursday, with the...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM

China may face wider pork bans

WIDER bans on pork products from China may be recommended as part of emergency measures...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

World's biggest car markets reach end of the road

SOME of the world's biggest car markets may be reaching the end of the road for...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM

UK devises plan to keep jets flying in no-deal Brexit

BRITAIN'S Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is stepping up efforts to ensure that...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM

British navy warship sails near disputed islands

A BRITISH Royal Navy warship sailed close to islands claimed by China in the disputed...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Impatience with Philippine gridlock is growing: Ayala CEO

PHILIPPINE companies can fund President Rodrigo Duterte's US$170 billion...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM

easyJet eyes more tie-ups with airlines after SIA deal

EASYJET chief executive officer Johan Lundgren is in talks for further deals allowing...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Jobs report set to seal September Fed hike, not future path

AN AUGUST rebound in US payrolls would all but cement a Federal Reserve interest-rate...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM

HK passes New York as home to the most ultra-rich people

NEW YORK has lost its crown as home to the most ultra-rich people, beaten out by the...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Powerful quake paralyses Hokkaido in latest disaster to hit Japan

A POWERFUL earthquake paralysed Japan's northern island of Hokkaido on Thursday,...
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India's Supreme Court legalises gay sex in landmark ruling

INDIA'S top court has legalised gay sex in the world's second-most populous...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

NYC kicks off a month-long merry-go-round

NEW York Fashion Week opened with a bang with a masterclass from Tom Ford, A-list models...
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NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

Runway style for those with physical disabilities

AMID a week of shows dominated by fashion icons like Calvin Klein and Tom Ford, the...
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Hill of Grace has 150-year history, with price to match

THE release of Henschke Hill of Grace 2013 this week marks a significant anniversary for...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM

OPINION

The mid-terms will polarise an already divided America

VETERAN politicos insist that they have never witnessed such scenes of chaos and...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Do Nafta negotiations spell the end of multilateralism?

NAFTA renegotiations resumed on Wednesday with pressure growing on Canada to cut into the...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

UK needs national unity for best Brexit deal amid political impasse

BRITAIN desperately needs national unity to negotiate the best Brexit deal possible, but...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM

I am part of the resistance inside Trump administration

PRESIDENT Donald Trump is facing a test to his presidency unlike any faced by a modern...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Importance of sustainability in maritime growth

IT is in everyone's interest to drive the maritime sector from a traditional rust...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Architects have the ability to inject sustainable goals into their building designs

THE birth of new technologies that resemble figments of science fiction has changed the...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Lifestyle

Hill of Grace has 150-year history, with price to match

THE release of Henschke Hill of Grace 2013 this week marks a significant anniversary for...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Getting the kitchen in order at Nostra Cucina

SO Mozza is gone. So is Osteria. So is Mario Batali's reputation as a morally...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM

A mystifying American riesling from Graham Tatomer

WITH riesling, the line between dry and not-dry can be awfully fine.
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Dress like a Crazy Rich Asian

CRAZY RICH ASIANS has been praised and criticised for its depiction of Singapore. But if...
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Toby Koh

UNLESS YOU'RE TOM CRUISE in Mission: Impossible, breaking into a high-security...
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Play Time

Singapore's biggest pop culture convention - the Singapore Toy, Game & Comic...
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Wear and peace

We rush about so much, it's hard to find the time or inclination to chill out, be...
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Bunking in

Sustainability rules the menu at Michelin-starred restaurant Nouri so it's no...
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Rocking Race

The annual Singapore Grand Prix is about more than just super fast cars going round and...
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Tiger tiger burning bright

Singapore's top playwright Alfian Sa'at joins forces with researcher-dramaturg...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Close Up

Architect-turned-professional photographer Billy Mork launches his first photography art...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Radio Romance

Debbie Gibson and Tiffany, two of the biggest teen stars of the '80s and early...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Fright Night

Move over, Marvel superheroes; The Conjuring now has its own cinematic universe too.
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Fall /Winter 2018 Trend Report

Black is always the faithful standby but this Fall, beige, taupe and chocolate are close...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM

A Cut Above

Hipster burgers are on the grill at Three Buns Quayside, the just-opened burger and...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM

When rice turns to wine

WHILE IT'S CONVENIENT to label sake as rice wine, it's really not a wine. Made...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Eye spy

JUST AS THERE ARE different health screenings for a person depending on his age, vision...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM
SPECIAL FEATURE

Fly me to the moon

Mid-Autumn season seems to be getting bigger and more elaborate year after year. There...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Makeover for Art Stage

A RECENT PARTY thrown by Art Stage Singapore had tongues wagging when COO Marcus Teo...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Writings on the wall

WHEN NATIONAL GALLERY SINGAPORE held the first solo exhibition of top Chinese artist Wu...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM

A slice of Sentosa's past

With attractions such as Universal Studios Singapore and Adventure Cove Waterpark,...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2018 05:50 AM
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