Tuesday, Sep 11, 2018

TOP STORIES

Billion-dollar sites not giving up on en bloc dreams

DESPITE fears that the latest cooling measures could sound the death knell for mega en...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM

SPH buying UK student housing portfolio for £180.5m

SINGAPORE Press Holdings (SPH) has acquired a portfolio of 14 purpose-built student...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM

EY names 5 category winners of Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 awards

PROFESSIONAL services organisation EY named five leading entrepreneurs as category...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM

ASME launches software for SMEs

SMALL and medium enterprises (SMEs) can tap a new cloud-based software platform for their...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM

1MDB probe: Singapore court orders S$15m returned to Malaysia

A SINGAPORE court ordered the return to Malaysia of about S$15.3 million, the first time...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM
PARLIAMENT

Bill tabled to integrate insolvency, bankruptcy and debt revamp laws

AN omnibus Bill that consolidates personal and corporate insolvency and debt...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM
PARLIAMENT

Private developers not ruled out for Vers: Lawrence Wong

PRIVATE developers may have a role in redeveloping ageing HDB flats as the government...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM
PARLIAMENT

Proposed changes to election deposit formula and payment methods

THOSE who intend to contest the next general election (GE) will have to fork out slightly...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

HOCK LOCK SIEW

Look beyond pedigree names that burnish young firms

THE year is 2018 and whether it's shares they're selling or digital tokens, the...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Norwegian Air to scrap Singapore-London service in January 2019

BUDGET carrier Norwegian Air will axe its direct service between Singapore and London in...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Insiders at 800 Super bought almost S$1m worth of shares as stock slumped

THE controlling shareholders of 800 Super Holdings recently acquired almost S$1 million...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Vibrant Group units face lawsuit in China

EIGHT subsidiaries of logistics firm Vibrant Group are being sued for allegedly failing...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM

BreadTalk opening Singapore's first Wu Pao Chun bakery in 2019

BREADTALK Group is bringing to Singapore the Wu Pao Chun bakery, which became famous...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

CATALIST-LISTED food solutions provider Neo Group has acquired a 51 per cent stake in Ye...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Jack Ma to step down in 2019; names successor

ALIBABA co-founder Jack Ma announced on Monday that he would step down as head of the...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM

How Alibaba became Asia's most valuable firm

1999: Jack Ma founds Alibaba with 17 other people in Hangzhou, China, with US$60,000.
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Aug daily average value traded on SGX down 5% year on year

THE daily average value of securities traded on the Singapore Exchange (SGX) in August...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Keppel and Salim Group to develop and operate data centre in Indonesia

MAINBOARD-listed Keppel Corporation said Monday that it had entered into conditional...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM

ST Engineering appoints new head of US headquarters amid US push

ST Engineering has appointed Tom Vecchiolla to head its US headquarters, VT Systems, as...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM
EMERGING ENTERPRISE

Data - the mummy of baby fairs

PICTURE this. A crowd of women aged 25 to 45 filling a large exhibition hall together...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM
EMERGING ENTERPRISE

Helping others breathe easy

AS A child, Adrian Ang grew up suffering from constant bouts of asthma attacks.
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM
STOCKS

STI down 0.43% as trade tensions persist

ASIAN markets closed mixed on Monday amid uncertainty over the US' continued tariff...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

Anchored by resilient yields, CapitaLand Mall Trust (CMT) has been a safe harbour for...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

US dollar, Swiss franc struggle as bond yields drop

THE dollar struggled to build on its gains from last week on Monday while investors piled...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

East Court seeks S$19m in en bloc tender

EAST Court is the latest development here to go en bloc.
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Australia's housing downturn unlikely to hit banks: RBA

A SENIOR central bank official has downplayed the chances of a slowdown in Australia...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM

New construction boom threatens Spanish coastline

SANDWICHED between the crystalline blue sea and green pine trees lies Aiguafreda, one of...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM

China house prices to rise faster in 2018 as buyers turn to smaller cities

HOME prices and property investment in China are expected to rise more this year than...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM

China gives high priority to property tax that may rein in market

CHINA'S legislature said it is giving high priority to a property tax that would be...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Crypto wipeout deepens to US$640m as Ether leads decline

THE cryptocurrency bear market plumbed a fresh 10-month low after Bitcoin's biggest...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Aston Martin names chairman ahead of October London listing

ASTON Martin, maker of luxury sports cars for James Bond, is moving ahead with a plan to...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Abu Dhabi's largest developer Aldar hires banks for US$750m sukuk refinancing: sources

ALDAR Properties, the state-linked builder of Abu Dhabi's Formula One circuit, has...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Solar farms not backed by government subsidies sprouting across Europe

NEXT to a wheat field north of London, banks of solar panels in 35 neat rows are...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Cold snap concerns boost Chinese soybean futures

CHINA'S soybean futures climbed nearly 5 per cent in morning trade on Monday, on...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Human costs of South African gold

AFTER more than two decades of improving mine safety since the end of apartheid, South...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

How Netflix conquered the world of comedy

TO its competitors, the Netflix takeover of comedy must have seemed nasty, brutish and...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Apple to unveil new iPhones to gain fresh momentum

APPLE is set to unveil new iPhones, aiming to gain fresh momentum in the premium segment...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM

It's about time: eBay now authenticates luxury watches

BUYERS looking to purchase a luxury watch on eBay will now be able to click a little...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Roche faces UK pricing row over multiple sclerosis drug Ocrevus

ROCHE faces a fresh row over drug pricing in Britain, following a decision by the body...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

VW faces first big German court date over 'dieselgate' scandal

THE first major German court case against Volkswagen over the "dieselgate"...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM
PARLIAMENT

LTA may allow taxi, private-hire car drivers to make deliveries on limited trial basis

TAXI operators and private-hire car firms can approach the Land Transport Authority (LTA...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM

HNA seeks buyer for US$1b container lessor Seaco

HNA Group Co is seeking a buyer for its container-leasing business Seaco, people familiar...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM

UK firm Vertical joins race to build air taxis, inspired by aerospace advances

A BRITISH energy entrepreneur and one-time Formula 1 racing team owner is entering the...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

China's Aug producer inflation eases, reflecting slowing growth

CHINA'S producer inflation cooled in August amid softening domestic demand, pointing...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM

New Aussie PM under pressure in maiden Parliament address

AUSTRALIA'S new prime minister Scott Morrison's maiden address to Parliament on...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Sweden faces political impasse as polls reflect broad shift to the right

SWEDEN faces a political impasse after its mainstream centre-left and centre-right blocs...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Abe aims for constitution change in bid for another term

JAPANESE Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, eyeing an historic extended term, reaffirmed on...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Djokovic gets back his mojo after a break

WHEN Novak Djokovic's year got off to a less-than-ideal start, the Serbian set off...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM
BT CORPORATE GOLF LEAGUE

Trio lift Team Boss' hopes

WITH all three counting players returning under-par scores last Thursday, Team Boss are...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM

UBS, CampVision mentor 100 youths

PRESIDENT Halimah Yacob presented 100 youths with certificates after they graduated from...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM

The Nun tops US box office with US$53.5m haul

THE Nun had a divine opening weekend atop the North American box office. Warner Bros...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM

SME

MindChamps' curriculum key to its success

EARLY childhood education provider MindChamps has been formulating educational strategies...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Customer, not technology, remains king

IN today's digital age, technology projects have become an expected staple in...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM

OPINION

EDITORIAL

Africa should be mindful of debt trap danger when accepting China aid

FEW would have been surprised that President Xi Jinping found robust defenders of China...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM

'Anonymous' can't derail Trump plans

IT all started late Wednesday afternoon (Washington time), when I noticed that I had more...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Handicap the next financial crisis before it starts

THE news is better than you might think. A decade after the onset of the 2008-2009 global...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Tough predicting what the next global financial crisis would be like

IT'S been 10 years since a US financial shock turned into a crisis in the global...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

The worst is not over for EU integration

EUROPEAN Commission President Jean Claude Juncker gives his annual state-of-the-union...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM
LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Business as usual for ICP as concerns raised about operations, business model do not impact management

WE refer to the article "Datapulse's penchant for odd bedfellows comes to fore...
PUBLISHED Sep 11, 2018 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Dec 19, 2018 01:41 PM

Goldman's Leissner barred for life from dealmaking here over 1MDB saga

FORMER Goldman Sachs director Tim Leissner, among the central figures embroiled in the 1MDB scandal, has been barred...
Dec 19, 2018 01:39 PM

Deutsche Bank in Hong Kong, Singapore sees exodus of almost 50 investment bankers since May

[HONG KONG] Deutsche Bank AG, the German lender that's struggling to enact a turnaround, has seen a surge in...
Dec 19, 2018 01:35 PM

Tencent-backed broker Futu confidentially files for up to US$500m US IPO: sources

[HONG KONG] Futu Securities International, a Hong Kong-based online brokerage firm backed by Tencent Holdings, has...
Dec 19, 2018 01:27 PM

Ying Li discloses take-up rate for Beijing project built amid purchase curbs

PROPERTY firm Ying Li International Real Estate on Wednesday disclosed take-up rates for its investment in the property...
Dec 19, 2018 01:22 PM

Malaysia to charge ex-Goldman's Ng after extradition delay: source

[KUALA LUMPUR] Malaysian prosecutors will charge a former Goldman Sachs Group Inc banker on Wednesday, said a person...
Dec 19, 2018 01:13 PM

Singapore stocks: STI resumes Wednesday afternoon at 3,057.13, up 0.4%

SINGAPORE stocks resumed trading higher on Wednesday's reopen, with the Straits Times Index moving up 0.4 per cent...
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