Monday, Sep 17, 2018

TOP STORIES

E-sports to drive millennial engagement for Singtel

E-SPORTS, once viewed as a quirky niche pastime, has grown into a multi-billion dollar...
PUBLISHED Sep 17, 2018 05:50 AM
NEWS ANALYSIS

Talk of a POSH-MEO merger as M&A activity picks up in OSV sector

FOUR years into a prolonged industry downturn, merger and acquisition (M&A) activity...
PUBLISHED Sep 17, 2018 05:50 AM

De Beers' millennial push a model for fashion, luxury retail

DE BEERS' insights into millennial earnings, wealth and desires could well be a...
PUBLISHED Sep 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Banks blending dollars and sensitivity

PROTECTING children from distressed family situations is among the key priorities of...
PUBLISHED Sep 17, 2018 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX

Hamilton wins Singapore Grand Prix to increase championship lead

LEWIS Hamilton won the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday in dominant fashion to increase his...
PUBLISHED Sep 17, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

TOPLINE

The resilience of outlet malls in China

ONLINE shopping may be changing the physical retail landscape and affecting traditional...
PUBLISHED Sep 17, 2018 05:50 AM
WALL STREET INSIGHT

Market volatility seen if trade ceasefire ends, US Treasury yields rise

US stocks rose to near record levels last week on hopes that America and China would pull...
PUBLISHED Sep 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Shareholder Tabarak says it's committed to Dubai's Drake & Scull

UNITED Arab Emirates private equity firm Tabarak Investment said it is committed to...
PUBLISHED Sep 17, 2018 05:50 AM
CHARTPOINT

Sugar hits sweet spot as downtrend comes to an end

SINCE hitting a high of 23.90 in October 2016, sugar has been stuck in a brutal downtrend...
PUBLISHED Sep 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Tencent, Hillhouse Capital team up to manage China's offshore trillions

TENCENT Holdings Ltd and Hillhouse Capital Management Ltd are joining the throng of...
PUBLISHED Sep 17, 2018 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Trade tensions, weather are key concerns in week ahead

IN THE trade spat between the US and China, the only certainty seems to be uncertainty,...
PUBLISHED Sep 17, 2018 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

US$ up on solid data, US tariffs report

THE dollar rose against a basket of currencies on Friday, rebounding from a near 11/2-...
PUBLISHED Sep 17, 2018 05:50 AM
INSIDE INSIGHTS

Buyback momentum returns and director acquisitions rise

FOR the five trading sessions ended Sept 13, the Straits Times Index (STI) declined 0.5...
PUBLISHED Sep 17, 2018 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

COMMENTARY

Putting Singapore on the data centre world stage

THE hype around data centres (DCs) as a viable alternative asset class has come under...
PUBLISHED Sep 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Manafort forfeits US$22m in New York real estate in plea deal

PAUL Manafort, US President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, will forfeit an...
PUBLISHED Sep 17, 2018 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Lehman-era securities back on the market

THE collapse of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc has consigned some financial products,...
PUBLISHED Sep 17, 2018 05:50 AM

China seen as firewall in emerging economies' currency crisis

CHINA is the last bulwark against a deep crisis in emerging economies going fully global...
PUBLISHED Sep 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Year-end remittances may slow Philippine peso's slide

THE embattled Philippine peso needs a break - and it may soon get one.
PUBLISHED Sep 17, 2018 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

How Anglo quietly built a commodity trader in Glencore's shadow

ANGLO American plc has quietly become a commodities trader.
PUBLISHED Sep 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Spanish farmers go nuts for almonds as global demand booms

SURGING worldwide demand for almonds is pushing Spanish farmers to replace traditional...
PUBLISHED Sep 17, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Iran's export pain could mean a hot winter for oil

WINTER Is coming, and the oil market is starting to look pretty tight.  Iran's oil...
PUBLISHED Sep 17, 2018 05:50 AM

New oil fund commitments obtained from China, says Venezuela's Maduro

VENEZUELAN President Nicolas Maduro said on Saturday that he had new commitments from...
PUBLISHED Sep 17, 2018 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

US defence giants going for smaller, cheaper satellites amid space industry shake-up

MAJOR US defence contractors are working to reinvent their satellite businesses to...
PUBLISHED Sep 17, 2018 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Growing use of smart speakers makes news outfits happy, but power of tech makes some worry

"WHAT'S the news?" has become a familiar refrain for consumers with smart...
PUBLISHED Sep 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Teva migraine drug wins US nod; gives turnaround plan a boost

TEVA Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd won US regulatory approval to sell a new treatment for...
PUBLISHED Sep 17, 2018 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Typhoon Mangkhut disrupts hundreds of HK flights

TYPHOON Mangkhut battered Hong Kong's airport, a central transit point for much of...
PUBLISHED Sep 17, 2018 05:50 AM

BMW morphs electric flagship from car to SUV ahead of 2021 debut

BMW AG has unveiled the latest iteration of its planned electric car flagship, morphing...
PUBLISHED Sep 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Baltic Exchange Shipping Insights

Rates were unchanged at WS 55 for 270,000mt from the Middle East Gulf to both China and...
PUBLISHED Sep 17, 2018 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

May irritated by leadership speculation over Brexit deal

BRITISH Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday that she was irritated by speculation...
PUBLISHED Sep 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Storm Florence weakens but epic rains still expected on US east coast

TROPICAL Storm Florence was likely to weaken on Sunday as it swept through the Carolinas...
PUBLISHED Sep 17, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

China's Silicon Valley dream bumps against hard reality

BUILD it and they will come. Maybe.
PUBLISHED Sep 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Australia to start powerful public inquiry into aged-care sector

AUSTRALIA will begin a public inquiry, or Royal Commission, into the country's aged-...
PUBLISHED Sep 17, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Could marijuana give wine a run for its money?

COULD marijuana knock wine off its throne?
PUBLISHED Sep 17, 2018 05:50 AM
TAKING HEART

Book 'em

THERE were more cars than usual parked outside Mandarin Oriental Hotel two Saturdays ago.
PUBLISHED Sep 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Season's eatings: #spaghettiandmetballs

AS rats scampered among trash cans by moonlight in Chinatown, a procession of tall and...
PUBLISHED Sep 17, 2018 05:50 AM

VIEWS FROM THE TOP

Double-edged tool

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: How do you see the pros and cons of introducing dual-class shares...
PUBLISHED Sep 17, 2018 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Dec 13, 2018 12:29 AM

Madrid temporarily bans 'oldest, most polluting' vehicles

[MADRID] Madrid on Wednesday temporarily banned the oldest, most polluting vehicles from driving its streets, two weeks...
Dec 13, 2018 12:15 AM

Francis to say first Mass by a pope on Arabian peninsula in UAE

[VATICAN CITY] Pope Francis will say the first Mass by a pontiff on the Arabian peninsula in February and visit one of...
Dec 13, 2018 12:08 AM

EU, Japan clinch record trade accord in shadow of protectionism

[STRASBOURG] The European Parliament approved a draft free-trade agreement with Japan, removing the last political...
Dec 12, 2018 11:54 PM

Hitachi to buy ABB power-grid unit for 800b yen

[TOKYO] Hitachi Ltd is close to a deal to purchase ABB Ltd's power-grids business for as much as 800 billion yen (...
Dec 12, 2018 11:34 PM

BHP's US$320m copper mine sale called off, Chile Union says

[SANTIAGO] The sale of BHP Group Plc's smallest copper mine in Chile has been called off after the would-be buyer...
Dec 12, 2018 11:18 PM

Edition Limited calls off acquisition of Israeli cybersecurity firm

KRANJI farm operator Edition has called off a planned acquisition of 51 per cent in the enlarged share capital of...
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