Thursday, Sep 20, 2018

TOP STORIES

Cooling measures make it harder to clear new housing stock: Redas

THE nearly 46,000 private residential units that could become available for sale in 2019...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Seeing stars this Weekend

THEY'RE back. Celebrity chefs that is. Just when you thought the allure of foreign...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

DBS ramps up project finance deals on Asia infrastructure

DBS Bank is beefing up its project finance team to get a share of Asia's huge...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Singapore among best Asian cities for technology companies: report

SINGAPORE is the second-best city for technology companies looking to establish or expand...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Mastercard inks global sponsorship deal with world's largest e-sport

GLOBAL payments company Mastercard announced on Wednesday it has signed a multi-year...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

BT's video series looks at growth of e-payments

FORGET your cash and credit cards.
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Singapore to spend S$30m to fund new cybersecurity centre

A NEW centre to train teams of experts who can respond to local and regional...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Najib arrested, to be charged on Thursday over 1MDB allegations

MALAYSIA'S toppled leader Najib Razak was arrested on Wednesday and will be charged...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

COE prices end mostly lower in latest tender

CERTIFICATE of entitlement (COE) prices ended mostly lower in the latest tender on...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM
OPINION

Synthetic identity fraud: Exposing the modern-day Frankenstein monster

WHO are these Frankenstein monsters walking silently in our midst? Like Mary Shelley...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

MAS warns of second site soliciting Bitcoin investments

THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has warned of a second fraudulent website that...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

HOCK LOCK SIEW

Are there risks to having too many Jardine units in the STI?

WHEN Dairy Farm International joins the Straits Times Index (STI) on Sept 24 at the...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Straits Trading expands into logistics sector in Australia

THE Straits Trading Company (STC) is expanding its presence Down Under by setting up a...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

SGX-listed Geo Energy eyes dual primary listing in Hong Kong

SINGAPORE-LISTED Indonesian coal miner Geo Energy Resources has set its heart on a dual...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Nicholas Chua moves up to deputy CEO at Ho Bee

HO Bee Land has promoted group director of business development Nicholas Chua to the role...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Alliance Mineral puts dual listing plans on hold

ALLIANCE Mineral Assets has shelved plans to seek a dual listing as a merged entity with...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

SembMarine to build a dozen LNG-hybrid tugs to replace existing diesel-powered ones

YARD group Sembcorp Marine is investing in a fleet of liquefied natural gas (LNG)-hybrid...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

SINGAPORE Post's subsidiary, Quantium Solutions International (QSI), will see its...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM
SIAS 9TH CORPORATE GOVERNANCE WEEK 2018

Is technology disrupting governance?

THERE has been an explosion in the possibilities brought about by rapid developments in...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

CapitaLand announced the acquisition of 16 freehold multi-family properties in the US for...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM
STOCKS

A sigh of relief for Asian markets

SINGAPORE stocks rose on Wednesday in line with buoyant Asian equities, which were mostly...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

US dollar near 7-week lows; commodity units advance

THE US dollar neared a seven-week low against a basket of other currencies on Wednesday,...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Superboom Projects maps 'condotel' plan in Bintan

IMAGINE living in a hotel suite surrounded by nature while on a quick break from work, or...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Looking for cheap real estate in Dubai? Check the stock market

DUBAI is famous for its high skyscrapers and lavish lifestyle, and owning real estate in...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

UK to invest £2b in affordable housing: May

BRITAIN'S government will invest £2 billion (S$3.56 billion) to address an...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

WeWork tops JPMorgan as top New York tenant

WEWORK said it has surpassed JPMorgan, the biggest US bank, as the largest tenant of...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Cash-strapped Americans leveraging their homes to pay bills

AS US household debt rises and wages stagnate, millions of Americans are tapping home...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Waterloo Apartments up for sale at S$115m

WATERLOO Apartments at 64 Waterloo Street is the latest site to be put up for collective...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Yuen Sing Mansion up for en bloc sale

YUEN Sing Mansion, a freehold development in Geylang, has been launched for collective...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

HNA exploring sale of CWT: sources

CHINA'S HNA Group is in talks with banks to find a buyer for its CWT logistics firm...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

More scope for Asia's PE firms to expand: report

THREE-quarters of senior private equity executives in Asia-Pacific (APAC) said that...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Danske CEO to step down amid laundering scandal

DANSKE Bank A/S chief executive officer Thomas Borgen will step down amid allegations his...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Wall Street fears the end of an era

THE masters of the corporate-bond world believe one of their few remaining preserves is...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Tripping of power-generating units caused blackout

THE extensive blackout on Tuesday that affected close to 147,000 customers was caused by...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

China's subway expansion could help its steel sector get back on track

A PUSH to expand subway networks in some of China's biggest cities plus a drive to...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Indonesian coal exports hobbled amid local constraints

COAL exports from Indonesia will be restrained this year, which could frustrate a plan by...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Facebook accused of allowing bias against women in job ads

FACEBOOK has been criticised in recent years over revelations that its technology allowed...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Amazon probed by EU on data collection from smaller rival retailers

AMAZON.COM INC risks following in the footsteps of Google after the European Union's...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

German firm draws up seven commandments for ethical AI

GERMAN business software giant SAP has published an ethics code to govern its research...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Cielo to sell mobile payment device in deal with telecoms

BRAZIL'S largest payment processor, Cielo SA, will partner with wireless carriers...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

US consumers may bear brunt of Trump's tariffs

A UNIVERSE of Chinese-made goods found in every American home is now subject to the...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

UK watchdog wants in-depth review of Sainsbury's-Asda merger

BRITAIN'S competition regulator referred Sainsbury's £7.3 billion (S$13.2...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Glamour capital Los Angeles moves to ban fur products

THE city of Los Angeles, a leading centre of the world's fashion industry, moved on...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

4Fingers acquires 50% stake in Aussie brand Mad Mex

SINGAPORE fried chicken chain 4Fingers announced that it has acquired a 50 per cent stake...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Coke eyes overseas markets for Australian kombucha maker

COCA-COLA Co's acquisition of an Australian kombucha maker means the Down-Under...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Ferrari plans 15 new models in drive to deliver earnings growth

FERRARI plans 15 new models, including hybrids, a utility vehicle and special editions in...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Criminal probe of Musk's tweet could lead to deeper troubles

ALL it took to draw the US Justice Department into investigating Tesla Inc was a single...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Rule out 'no deal' Brexit, UK car industry warns in Brussels

LONDON and Brussels should rule out a "no deal" Brexit, which could add at...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Airbus will take another year to catch up on A320neo output

AIRBUS SE needs at least another year to get production of its A320neo back on track and...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Kim offers to permanently dismantle nuclear test site - but only after US makes concessions

NORTH Korea's leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday offered to permanently dismantle the...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Trump has put the US and China on the cusp of a new cold war

PRESIDENT Donald Trump is confident that the United States is winning its trade war with...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Voting age to be lowered from 21 to 18 in Malaysia

THE Malaysian government has decided to lower the voting age from 21 to 18.
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Kuroda stays the course, helping Abe towards record-beating run

BANK of Japan (BOJ) governor Haruhiko Kuroda is pushing forward with massive monetary...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Food options for Paris Opera fans

IN many major European cities, the opera house is a focal point of city life.
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM
BT CORPORATE GOLF LEAGUE

'Hope springs eternal' for Team Emerio

THE golfers of Team Emerio have been ardent supporters of the The Business Times...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

OPINION

The economy and its impact on US voters

WHEN political strategist James Carville coined the phrase "It's the economy,...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Facing the test of history in the Taiwan Strait

RECENT Chinese actions, such as heightening Taiwan's diplomatic isolation by luring...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Gearing up for the next big economic debacle, a decade on from 2008 crisis

A DECADE after the global financial crisis of 2008, pundits are tripping over themselves...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Sustainability in a garden city - it's all about clever space utilisation

POPULATION growth forecasts indicate that by 2050, the world's population will...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Diverse board crucial in fast-changing world: Bloomberg

TO stay nimble in today's complex, fast-changing environment, companies need diverse...
PUBLISHED Sep 20, 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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