Saturday, Oct 06, 2018

TOP STORIES

The 5G Frontier

DRIVERLESS cars, drones and virtual reality. These are just some of the headline-grabbing...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Lim Kim San estate sells Dalvey Rd GCB site for S$93.9m

THE estate of the late Lim Kim San has sold a freehold Good-Class Bungalow along Dalvey...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Asia's health protection gap widens to US$1.8 trillion: Swiss Re

THE health protection gap in Asia is estimated to have reached US$1.8 trillion,...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2018 05:50 AM
OIL ECONOMICS

Oil rises, but Singapore industry watchers doubt prices will stay up

WHILE US oil traders are bullish that crude oil could surge to US$100 a barrel by next...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2018 05:50 AM
OIL ECONOMICS

Petrochemicals, plastics will outpace transport to be future driver of global oil consumption: IEA

A GROWING need for more plastics and petrochemicals in the developing world will be the...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2018 05:50 AM
STARTUP FUNDING

SoftBank close to pumping another US$500m into Grab

SOFTBANK Group is reported to be nearing a deal to invest about US$500 million in Grab -...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2018 05:50 AM
STARTUP FUNDING

Singapore's Insignia, tryb among co-leads in US$26m fund raising by Philippine fintech First Circle

PHILIPPINE business-lending fintech startup First Circle has raised US$26 million of...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

KKR wades into South-east Asia's e-payments battle

KKR is taking sides in South-east Asia's tech battle. The US buyout giant is...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Chan Chun Sing warns of serious damage if trade wars persist

EXPORT-DEPENDENT Singapore has a strong warning for the rest of the world: The damage...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Era of bank secrecy ends as Swiss start sharing account data

THE era of mystery-cloaked numbered Swiss bank accounts has officially come to a close as...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2018 05:50 AM
LATEST US DATA

US job growth dives; but unemployment rate falls to 49-year low

US job growth slowed sharply in September likely as Hurricane Florence depressed...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Japan August household spending posts biggest rise in three years

JAPAN'S household spending jumped in August at the fastest annual pace in three...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

Singapore takes another shot at growing Islamic finance industry

SINGAPORE is taking another shot at the growing global Islamic banking and finance...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Chip Eng Seng shareholders, including founder, sell 29.73% stake to SingHaiyi MD for S$201m

SEVEN of Chip Eng Seng's shareholders, including founder Lim Tiam Seng and executive...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Hyflux still in talks on possible Tuaspring sale, strategic investments

HYFLUX remains actively engaged in discussions with potential investors in its Tuaspring...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2018 05:50 AM

SIA, Air NZ get Kiwi nod to extend alliance; S'pore carrier signs deal to boost NSW visits

SINGAPORE Airlines (SIA) and Air New Zealand's joint venture alliance has received...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Lenovo, ZTE shares tumble as investors fret over impact of China hack report

SHARES in Lenovo Group and ZTE Corp tumbled on Friday, hurt by worries about overseas...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2018 05:50 AM

GIC makes another Vietnam bet with Masan Group stake

GIC, Singapore's sovereign wealth fund, is making another bet on Vietnam by...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Unilever's about-face on London base leaves CEO in limbo as shareholders revolt

UNILEVER abandoned a plan to leave the UK for a single headquarters in the Netherlands...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Turnaround queen with Midas touch helps transform ailing Thai drinks company

KANNIKAR Chalitaporn has a unique claim to fame: she's helped transform not one but...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Samsung flags 20% profit jump in Q3, but chip price falls cast shadow

SAMSUNG Electronics Co Ltd estimated that third-quarter operating profit jumped by a...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

EPICENTRE Holdings has entered into a term sheet with TNT Sinvestment Fund SPC for a S$20...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2018 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Asian shares end week lower on rising Treasury yields, tech rout

THE twin troubles of rising US Treasury yields and a troubling report about China...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

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PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2018 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Indicator flashing sell warning signs for HK's pricey homes

A RELIABLE leading indicator for the world's least affordable housing market is...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2018 05:50 AM

As a San Francisco skyscraper leans, a call for stricter building codes

A PANEL of experts said Thursday that San Francisco's building codes were inadequate...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2018 05:50 AM

The future of facilities management in a tech-driven world

EARLIER this year, the Singapore government unveiled details of the Real Estate Industry...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Queen Elizabeth to vacate her Buckingham Palace rooms for refit, says official

BRITAIN'S Queen Elizabeth will vacate her private rooms at Buckingham Palace in 2025...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Reits

Highest-yielding real estate investment trusts
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2018 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

THE BROAD VIEW

Tech failures, risk aversion: a lesson in ING's digital transformation

SINCE taking charge of ING Groep NV in 2013, chief executive officer Ralph Hamers has...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

THE BROAD VIEW

Facing insecurity, art dealers play it safe

ART dealers and art museums have always had a symbiotic relationship. Dealers lend work...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2018 05:50 AM
THE FINISH LINE

Round-the-clock fitness

THE last few years have seen the growth in Singaporeans taking an interest of their...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Bottles of rare Scotch from same cask vie for million-$ record

ANOTHER day, another million-dollar bottle of whisky.
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Wanted: Fashion designers who really understand women

A SINGLE brand captivated the fashion industry during the Spring 2019 runway shows. The...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Fuzzy thinking: artist-designed rugs

As the line between art and design becomes increasingly blurry, one type of product is...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2018 05:50 AM

How to beat jet lag without coffee and other high-end travel hacks

AT Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we're...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2018 05:50 AM
CUBICLE FILES

The life skill that your boss won't teach you

IT IS often said that one should pick the right boss, not the right job. While that is...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2018 05:50 AM

THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

Catching your clicks

ALL is for the best in the best of all possible worlds. This line from Voltaire's...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2018 05:50 AM

INVESTING & WEALTH

Asset management in Asia in 'hyper-growth' mode

P ENSION reforms, the "great wall" of Chinese capital and burgeoning affluence...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2018 05:50 AM
CHART VIEW

October opportunities for the brave

OCTOBER is here and with it the increasing probability of a severe market collapse...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2018 05:50 AM
CFA SINGAPORE INSIGHTS

Undercover analysis: assessing insurance companies

INSURANCE is a curious sector. In years gone by, it has been regarded as something of a...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Asia's private-bank party is rocking - while it lasts

EVERY day, it seems like another wealth manager joins the scramble for Asia's...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2018 05:50 AM
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