Friday, Oct 05, 2018

TOP STORIES

Big-ticket property deals fall 42% in Q3 after cooling measures

THE tally of big-ticket property transactions of S$10 million and above across all...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM

The 5G frontier, in BT Weekend

5G is almost upon us, and the fifth-generation mobile networks, so the hype goes, will...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM

StarHub cost-cutting brings out the bulls, but are dividends safe?

STARHUB's swift and decisive cost-cutting plan driven by new chief executive Peter...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Applying for F&B licences to become simpler, faster, cheaper

FROM next year, business owners will find applying for food and beverage (F&B)...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Brexit bill could go up as new data shows rise in EU budget liabilities

BRITAIN may be required to channel more money than expected into the European Union...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM

A day of giving by children, for children

CHILDREN'S Day celebrations came a little earlier this year for 1,000 children...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Cairnhill Mansions en bloc: It's a 'go'

THE S$362 million collective sale of Cairnhill Mansions will proceed at that price,...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM

IBF launches microsite to help finance professionals upgrade skills

The Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF) is nudging finance professionals to upgrade...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

Irate SBI Offshore investors grill Mirzan Mahathir at EGM

THE relatively poor turnout at Catalist-listed SBI Offshore's extraordinary general...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Maybank to ring-fence Singapore retail, SME and commercial banking businesses

MAYBANK on Thursday said that it has been granted approval from the Monetary Authority of...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM

CapitaLand's joint venture acquires co-working business

A JOINT venture between CapitaLand and The Work Project, known as The Work Project...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Singapore companies on a global acquisition spree amid trade tensions

SINGAPORE Inc is stirring, with companies from real estate to engineering becoming bolder...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Wilmar unit leads US$50m funding in pharma firm Accera

WILMAR Ventures, a wholly owned subsidiary of agribusiness group Wilmar International,...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Vibrant seeks noteholder approval for waiver of notes' terms

MAINBOARD-LISTED Vibrant Group is seeking noteholders' approval to waive certain key...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Asian markets falter on greenback, bond rally

SINGAPORE stocks took a beating on Thursday, led by a fall in the three local banks, amid...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

Ascendas Reit | Accumulate
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CURRENCIES

US dollar near six-week highs

THE DOLLAR held near a six-week high on Thursday as an overnight jump in US Treasury...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Pacific International Lines, IBM tie up for blockchain initiative

SINGAPORE'S largest private-owned shipping line, Pacific International Lines (PIL),...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Amara to launch Newton boutique project at upwards of S$2,400 psf

AMARA Holdings will launch its 10 Evelyn boutique development next weekend at upwards of...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM

HDB resale prices drop 0.7% in Sept; volume falls 3.9%

HOUSING Board resale prices dropped 0.7 per cent in September from August, and by 2.1 per...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM

HK banks, developers offer sweeteners after rate increase

BANKS and developers in Hong Kong are offering homebuyers cash rebates and discounts just...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Pressure on India lenders as easy money ends

A CRISIS at one of India's biggest infrastructure financiers is the latest example...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Leave passports out of ECB race

WITHIN the space of little more than a year, the European Central Bank (ECB) will see two...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Italy bond turmoil far from over: HSBC

THINGS are likely to get worse for Italian bonds before they get better.
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Traders eye US$100 oil as Iran sanctions loom

OIL traders have piled into wagers that US crude oil could surge to US$100 a barrel by...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM
NEWS ANALYSIS

US steelworkers wonder where the windfall will land

WHEN President Donald Trump imposed tariffs on steel imports in June, Richard Lattanzi...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Irish data authority probes Facebook over breach

IRELAND'S data protection authority launched an investigation into Facebook on...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM

HP gives upbeat 2019 profit forecast on strong demand

HP Inc gave an upbeat profit forecast for fiscal 2019, signalling that the world's...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Russia's latest billionaire minted on cheap booze

RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin has spent 18 years erecting barriers to selling alcohol...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Tsukiji: It's not all about the fish, says Michelin chef

WHEN two-starred Michelin chef Lionel Beccat, 42, reminisces about Tsukiji, the world...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM

'Holy Grail' of whisky sold for US$1.1m

IN SCOTLAND, you can buy a 16th-century castle for a little more than US$1 million.
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

OPINION

Carmakers throwing money at the future of driving

JAPAN Inc is leaping into the future of cars, courtesy of SoftBank Group Corp.
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Ahead of holidays, FedEx dangles bonuses to keep pilots from retiring

SANTA'S sleigh cannot fly without its pilot...
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GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Rosmah charged with money laundering

THE wife of former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak was charged with 17 money...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM

World Bank trims East Asia's 2019 GDP forecast on trade frictions

THE World Bank slightly lowered its growth estimate for East Asia and the Pacific for...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM

What keeps Fed chief Powell up at night? Everything

IS inflation about to rise? Are interest rates too high? Or too low? Are economic risks...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Macron pushes on with with business-friendly moves as popularity dips

AS French President Emmanuel Macron presses ahead with the most business-friendly...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Shamans broaden their services

TWENTY souls sprawled on the floor of the hotel wellness spa, swaddled in earth-toned...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Parkway Pantai gives S$2m to establish scholarship

PARKWAY Pantai Limited has contributed S$2 million to the establishment of a Mount...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM

For Performance Motors' new boss, motorcycles sharpen the BMW brand

YOU'RE just as likely to find the new managing director of Performance Motors...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM

OPINION

Where is Hyflux now?

IN June, the Securities Investors Association (Singapore) (SIAS) appealed to stakeholders...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

IT infrastructure is key to successful adoption of AI

DATA is the building block that drives Artificial Intelligence (AI). Thus, the heart of...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Transition to cloud will improve govt service delivery

SLOWLY but surely, the contours of Singapore's Smart Nation have emerged in recent...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Digital technologies finally making possible financial inclusion in India

INDIA has long pursued financial inclusion as a policy goal in the hope and expectation...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Diversity quotas on corporate boards can work

ON Sept 30, Governor Jerry Brown of California signed a Bill requiring companies with...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM
BOOK REVIEW

Exploring the controversial effects of the Japanese Occupation on localities

AFTER the Japanese capture of Singapore in February 1942, thousands were summarily...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM
LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Recommending directors have complied with all requirements

WE refer to the article "The things independent directors do for shareholders"...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Lifestyle

A Meta of taste

HOW important is a chef's nationality to his cuisine? After all, you can be Asian...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Three Morgons from 2016 Beaujolais vintage are drastically different

GOOD WINE is almost never simple. If I needed a reminder of this rewarding but...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Home For The Holidays

IT’S NO SECRET that Singaporeans love to travel. So much so that if you’re not fast...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Drink And Stay The Night

For years, the Axis Bar was the go-to spot at the Mandarin Oriental for a cocktail and a...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Ellen Bettridge

SINCE RIVER CRUISE COMPANY Uniworld set up office in Singapore four years ago, business...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Best Foot Forward

Winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography, Kinky...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Screen Debut

He’s best known for his still photography, but renowned Singapore lensman John Clang is...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Travel Insider

Who needs a hotel concierge when you have an app to help you? First established in New...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Watch and Learn

If you like working with your hands, check out the new TV channel Makeful HD, which...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Making way for mod-Italian cuisine

WHEN MASSIMO BOTTURA’S Osteria Francescana made its debut at the top of the World’s 50...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM

The comeback kid

​GOODBYES DON’T LAST forever. Just look at Kenjiro ‘Hatch’ Hashida, possibly the highest...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM
SPECIAL FEATURE

Elevating the Cantonese table

Cantonese fine dining stalwart, Shang Palace, has recently launched The Chef’s Table, a...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Future Reality

In the near future, instead of electric scooters, city folks may zip around town on the...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Bichup Line – Healing from Within

The Ja Saeng Essence’s 10th Special Edition (2018) showcases artisanal craftwork inspired...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Code Appeal

WHEN FRENCH FASHION house Chanel decided to create a watch version of its iconic 2.55 bag...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Stately Palace

The first Government House was built in 1819 shortly after Sir Stamford Raffles set up a...
PUBLISHED Oct 5, 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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