Tuesday, Oct 09, 2018

TOP STORIES

BT EXCLUSIVE

Julius Baer primes for second M&A wave in private banking

JULIUS Baer, ranked the fifth-largest private bank in Asia, expects consolidation in the...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Foreign investors dump China stocks

CHINESE stocks' worst October start in a decade has scared off the last remaining...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Pedigree names among One Championship's US$166m fund raising

SINGAPORE-BASED martial arts organisation, One Championship, has closed a US$166 million...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Singapore Fintech Festival draws big names to talk Asean, financial inclusion

PRIME Minister of India Narendra Modi and IMF's managing director Christine Lagarde...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM

SMEs feeling bite of trade battles but retail and F&B buck trend

SINGAPORE SMEs will look to expand in 2019, but show greater caution than six months ago...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM

VC, PE investments in S-E Asia trailing 2017's high base: SVCA

SOME US$5.8 billion in investments were made in South-east Asia by venture capital,...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Further rate hikes should not be taken as a given: Fed's Bullard

FURTHER interest rate hikes by the US central bank this year should not be projected as a...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM
OPINION

Singapore banks need to warm up to renewable energy financing

THE launch in South Korea on Monday of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

HOCK LOCK SIEW

Is there room for a fourth telco?

STARHUB'S shock retrenchment of about 10 per cent of its workforce, hot on the heels...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Hyflux hopes for a strategic investor as bank lenders grow skittish

AS THE clock ticks down to the Dec 18 deadline when Hyflux's debt moratorium will...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

THE dispute between Keppel Infrastructure Trust's Basslink unit and a business owned...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM
HOT STOCK

Chip Eng Seng shares tumble 10% with no mandatory offer in sight

CHIP ENG SENG shares crashed 10 per cent on Monday as punters wagering on a takeover...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM

MAS tweaks rules for 'robo-advisers'

SO-CALLED "robo-advisers" may be exempted from some statutory rules if they...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM

ComfortDelGro to partner Finnish transport subscription startup for Singapore launch

ANOTHER startup in the transport space that offers subscription packages for various...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM

No Signboard licks its chops over fried chicken franchise

NO Signboard Holdings' appetite for expansion looks unsated, as the food and...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM

SGX daily average value falls 13% in September from August, down 11% yoy

THE daily average value of securities traded on the Singapore Exchange (SGX) in September...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Changing hands

Tracking fund flows in the Singapore stock market
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Wells Fargo under Tim Sloan still has far to go

WHAT'S the appropriate board gift for a CEO's two-year anniversary? If you...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Shares of Malaysia contractors slide as Mahathir deepens spending cuts

MALAYSIAN contractors are plunging as the government intensified its efforts to rein in...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Asia markets retreat, led by China losses

MARKETS across Asia ended markedly lower on Monday, as the US dollar gained on strong...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

RECENTLY an unofficial post on Facebook suggested that seven Giant supermarket outlets in...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Euro posts biggest drop in four weeks as Italian yields spike

THE euro fell across the board on Monday, posting its biggest drop against the Swiss...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Philippine resort city chooses low-carbon path

WHEN Theresa Walgraeve and her husband set up their 15-room resort in Puerto Princesa, a...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Angry mobs show all is not well in China's property market

HOME buyers angry that apartments are being sold for much less than they paid swamped...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Australian Unity Office gets sweetened offer

Australian Unity Office Fund said on Monday that funds managed by Starwood Capital Asia...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM

59 shop units at Ming Arcade up for sale with S$51m guide price

FIFTY-nine freehold shop units of Ming Arcade have been made available for sale through...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM

US$90,000 for ocean view property in crisis-hit Nicaragua

AFTER 45 years in Texas, retired US military veteran Erick Estrada is looking to snap up...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

China cuts banks' reserve requirement level

CHINA'S central bank on Sunday announced a steep cut in the level of cash that banks...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Prudential eyes takeovers, bank distribution pacts in Asia

BRITAIN'S largest listed insurer Prudential plc is eager to make acquisitions in...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM

M&A dealmakers are getting spooked by global tensions: EY survey

A RECORD wave of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) could slow sharply as dealmakers get...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

UN urges unprecedented steps to avert worst global warming effects

SOCIETY would have to enact "unprecedented" changes to how it consumes energy,...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM

World to install over a trillion watts of clean energy by 2023

THE world could install more than a trillion watts of renewable power over the next five...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Macquarie joins huge Australian solar, wind project

MACQUARIE Group said on Monday it has agreed to help back an ambitious A$22 billion (S$21...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Tencent partners London tech outfit to improve Parkinson's treatment

ONE of China's tech mammoths is tapping into the London digital hub for help with...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Tech workers take a stand against projects they disapprove of

JACK Poulson, a Google research scientist, recently became alarmed by reports that the...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Walmart partners with MGM to boost video-on-demand service Vudu

WALMART Inc said on Monday it would partner with US movie studio Metro Goldwyn Mayer to...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Lebanon wines bring villages back to life and emigrants home

LURED by Lebanon's winemaking potential and nostalgia for his homeland, Maher Harb...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM

French ham fans bring Hungarian pigs back from the brink

A BREED of hairy Hungarian pig which had nearly disappeared in Europe is once again...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Shares in French Connection surge on prospect of sale

FRENCH Connection shares rose as much 45 per cent on Monday after the British fashion...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

SIA lands on Time's list of 50 'Genius Companies'

SINGAPORE Airlines (SIA) has been named as one of 50 "Genius Companies" in an...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Daimler CFO to leave as Mercedes-Benz maker's revamp unfolds

DAIMLER AG chief financial officer Bodo Uebber will leave the maker of Mercedes-Benz...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Italy keen to keep 15% stake in Alitalia in rescue plan

ITALY is working on an Alitalia rescue plan that would see the state taking a stake of...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM

An app that knows when you've been in an accident - and then calls emergency services for you

IMAGINE you're riding a bicycle when you collide with a car and are thrown over the...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Saudi crown prince: Jobs, investment on track in overhaul of economy

SAUDI Arabia's ambitious attempt to overhaul its oil-dependent economy is on track...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Indonesia to press for policy coordination at IMF-World Bank talks

INDONESIA plans to use meetings between global finance ministers and central bank chiefs...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM

China to raise export tax rebates amid trade war

CHINA will increase export tax rebates from Nov 1 and quicken export tax rebate payments...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM

China says ex-Interpol chief under probe for 'bribery' at home

CHINA said on Monday it was investigating former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei for bribery...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

10 years of bringing joy to children

CHILDREN for Children (CFC) last Thursday marked 10 years of fundraising and celebrating...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Charm offensive is what sponsors seek from sports ambassadors

IT was way back in the 1960s when former national sprinter and rugby player Natahar Bava...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM

SME

Born during crisis, Times Software sees opportunity in adversity

TRADITIONAL HR processes that use outdated technology such as punch cards and local...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM

How Singapore's family-owned SMEs can shoot for the moon

LOCAL small and medium-sized family-run companies with an ageing leadership and concerned...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM

OPINION

Lost trade among South Asian nations

REGIONAL trade among the South Asian countries could be worth US$67 billion annually...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Changes in market structure drive bond market volatility

IN our recent conversations with fixed income traders and portfolio managers, we have...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Keeping AGMs robust yet cordial in a disclosure-based regime

MOST of the focus on the recent changes to the Singapore Code of Corporate Governance has...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM

SGX makes good disclosures, but needs more transparency on share plans

ON Sept 20, the Singapore Exchange (SGX) held its annual general meeting (AGM), which,...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

US$60b challenge to China's 'debt diplomacy'

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump on Saturday signed into law a landmark bill which will create a...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 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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