Monday, Oct 08, 2018

TOP STORIES

BT EXCLUSIVE

Ping An eyes markets in Asean; uses tech to turn banks into allies

PING An International has arrived squarely in Asean and will look to expand through banks...
PUBLISHED Oct 8, 2018 05:50 AM

China slashes banks' reserve requirements

CHINA'S central bank on Sunday announced a steep cut in the level of cash that banks...
PUBLISHED Oct 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Oil price surge signals critical phase in coming months

OIL prices dipped slightly last Friday after Saudi Prince Mohammed claimed that Saudi...
PUBLISHED Oct 8, 2018 05:50 AM

VP Bank safely ahead of the game

TEN years ago, Liechtenstein-based VP Bank received a licence from the Monetary Authority...
PUBLISHED Oct 8, 2018 05:50 AM
MIND THE GAP

FA managed portfolio services gaining ground

MANAGED PORTFOLIO services by licensed financial advisers (FAs) are slowly gaining ground...
PUBLISHED Oct 8, 2018 05:50 AM
WALL STREET INSIGHT

10-year Treasury yield tops 3.2%; US stocks dip

US stocks fell last week as a spike in Treasury yields became too pronounced to ignore.
PUBLISHED Oct 8, 2018 05:50 AM

App to help parents monitor child's eye health

GLOBAL myopia rates have continued to rise in recent years, with researchers suggesting...
PUBLISHED Oct 8, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

TOPLINE

Champion sailor turns Grand Banks shipshape

THE regatta - it appears - never ends for champion sailor Mark Richards.
PUBLISHED Oct 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Keppel to build another two LNG carriers for Stolt-Nielsen

KEPPEL Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) customer Stolt-Nielsen Gas has exercised...
PUBLISHED Oct 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Stamford Land and Mano Sabnani reach 'amicable settlement'

THE directors of Stamford Land have arrived at an "amicable settlement" with...
PUBLISHED Oct 8, 2018 05:50 AM
CHARTPOINT

Indicators, fundamentals point to more upside for China A50

IN September 2018, the SGX FTSE China A50 Index Futures (A50) had retraced approximately...
PUBLISHED Oct 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Every board member a digital director

TODAY'S boards are starting to get the message: from every front, digital players...
PUBLISHED Oct 8, 2018 05:50 AM

New binding feature for online car auction service Quotz

ONLINE car auction platform sgCarMart has introduced a new feature to its sgCarMart Quotz...
PUBLISHED Oct 8, 2018 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Eyes on China after Golden Week

EYES will be on Chinese markets as they resume after the Golden Week holiday and news on...
PUBLISHED Oct 8, 2018 05:50 AM

China's Sept foreign exchange reserves fall to 14-month low of US$3 trillion

CHINA'S foreign exchange reserves fell more than expected in September to a 14-month...
PUBLISHED Oct 8, 2018 05:50 AM
INSIDE INSIGHTS

Standard Life Aberdeen adds to its AEM stake

FOR the five trading sessions ended Oct 4, the Straits Times Index (STI) ended marginally...
PUBLISHED Oct 8, 2018 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

The developer who's building Milanese version of Canary Wharf

MANFREDI Catella's office is surrounded by the skyscrapers, shops, residential...
PUBLISHED Oct 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Manhattan sales slump broadens in Q3

MANHATTAN'S luxury apartment sales continued to fall in the third quarter, but now...
PUBLISHED Oct 8, 2018 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Global finance chiefs meet at Bali, divided

A DECADE after the guardians of the world economy united to save it from depression, the...
PUBLISHED Oct 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Bitcoin hits inflection point with volatility at 17-month low

IS THIS the start of a new phase for bitcoin or the beginning of the end for the biggest...
PUBLISHED Oct 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Increased US dollar dependence sets world up for 'liquidity crunch': analysts

THE current run-up in US Treasury yields and the dollar poses a major stress test for a...
PUBLISHED Oct 8, 2018 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

On-and-off wind, solar power take toll on coal plants

THE Gentleman coal plant was once the linchpin of Nebraska's electricity grid, its...
PUBLISHED Oct 8, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Opec takes a backward view of the future

THE Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries has seen the future and - you may...
PUBLISHED Oct 8, 2018 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Hacking threats in focus ahead of US elections

AT A Boston technology conference last month, computer scientist Alex Halderman showed...
PUBLISHED Oct 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Homeland security dept backs US tech firms' denial that China hacked their systems

THE Department of Homeland Security said it has no reason to question denials by US...
PUBLISHED Oct 8, 2018 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Ireland bill to crack down on excessive drinking with health warning labels

IRELAND will impose tobacco-style health warning labels on alcohol as part of a sweeping...
PUBLISHED Oct 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Target tries to lure budget shoppers with US$2 toiletries

WATCH out dollar stores, Target Corp wants to steal your shoppers.
PUBLISHED Oct 8, 2018 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Automakers losing policy clout in European Union

CARMAKERS are discovering that there are limits when it comes to influencing European...
PUBLISHED Oct 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Can anyone on Tesla's board tame Elon Musk?

THE silence of Tesla's board over the past two days after Elon Musk went on another...
PUBLISHED Oct 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Baltic Exchange Shipping Insights

Healthy activity combined with delays in the East saw rates climb 21 points in the Middle...
PUBLISHED Oct 8, 2018 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Kim, Pompeo agree to arrange second summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo agreed to arrange a...
PUBLISHED Oct 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Plans to end search for Indonesia quake victims brings anger, sadness

RELATIVES of hundreds of people missing after an earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia...
PUBLISHED Oct 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Singapore, India stress importance of RCEP

INDIA and Singapore reaffirmed the importance of the Regional Comprehensive Economic...
PUBLISHED Oct 8, 2018 05:50 AM

UK's painful post-crisis pay squeeze saved 800,000 jobs: report

THE UK's painful pay squeeze in the aftermath of the financial crisis helped save...
PUBLISHED Oct 8, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Ronaldo is more than a footballer, he's a multi-national business

WITH huge revenues, a colossal audience on social media, sponsors queuing up, and his...
PUBLISHED Oct 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Hamilton storms to Japan win to close on world title

A RAMPANT Lewis Hamilton led a Mercedes one-two at the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday to...
PUBLISHED Oct 8, 2018 05:50 AM
TAKING HEART

Collective CSR bonds at FTI Consulting

SEEING that many in its staff volunteer at non-profits during their free time, the...
PUBLISHED Oct 8, 2018 05:50 AM

VIEWS FROM THE TOP

It's quality of life that's key

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: How do you personally see the increased prospects of living to...
PUBLISHED Oct 8, 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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