Saturday, Oct 13, 2018

TOP STORIES

MAS further tightens Singdollar policy

THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is slightly increasing the pace of the...
PUBLISHED Oct 13, 2018 05:50 AM

USD expected to continue rising against Singdollar

EVEN as the Singapore dollar is set to continue its "modest and gradual appreciation...
PUBLISHED Oct 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Q3 growth better than expected; economists upgrade 2018 forecasts

SINGAPORE'S economy turned in a better-than-expected report card for the third...
PUBLISHED Oct 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Know-your-customer project hits speed bump

THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has hit a snag with its proposed centralised...
PUBLISHED Oct 13, 2018 05:50 AM

G-20 panel urges reset of global financial system to better tackle challenges

WIDE-RANGING reforms are needed to reset the global financial system and make it work...
PUBLISHED Oct 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Retail sales dip by 0.4% in August in second straight month of decline

SINGAPORE retail sales were down for the second straight month in August, dipping by 0.4...
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Morgan Stanley sees 8% home price hike in 2019 despite cooling measures

MORGAN Stanley has predicted an 8 per cent increase in private home prices in 2019...
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Trade bodies can do more to help local SMEs grow

TRADE associations and chambers can play a greater role in helping local small and medium...
PUBLISHED Oct 13, 2018 05:50 AM

China's September export growth tops forecasts

CHINA reported on Friday an unexpected acceleration in export growth in September and a...
PUBLISHED Oct 13, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

IMPACT INVESTING

Feel-good investing gaining ground: DBS

IMPACT investing is a hard sell but, increasingly, the millennial generation is...
PUBLISHED Oct 13, 2018 05:50 AM
IMPACT INVESTING

For Alvin Li, impact investing means taxing dad and becoming a vegan

IMPACT investing shouldn't be easy, said Alvin Li, a 28-year old serial social...
PUBLISHED Oct 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

PNG Cheong Boon, chief executive of statutory board Enterprise Singapore, will become an...
PUBLISHED Oct 13, 2018 05:50 AM

UOB reviewing insurance deal with Prudential

SINGAPORE lender United Overseas Bank (UOB) is reviewing its insurance business,...
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AIA taps humanoids for customer service

AIA is staking a claim to be the first life insurer to tap humanoid robots for roles in...
PUBLISHED Oct 13, 2018 05:50 AM

New reporting standards sink SLB's Q1 results

NEW reporting standards torpedoed SLB Development's first-quarter earnings, as it...
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One of two approved suitors puts in bid for Hyflux's Tuaspring

EMBATTLED water treatment firm Hyflux Group said on Friday that only one of two parties...
PUBLISHED Oct 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Prudential names Michael Falcon to lead North American business unit

BRITAIN'S largest listed insurer Prudential Plc said that it had appointed JP...
PUBLISHED Oct 13, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

The fickle IPO market and a warning from the listed plays

THE market for initial public offerings had been giving off warning signals long before...
PUBLISHED Oct 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Tencent Music delays US$2b IPO due to weak markets: sources

TENCENT Music Entertainment has delayed its planned US initial public offering (IPO)...
PUBLISHED Oct 13, 2018 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Calm returns to Asian markets after rout, STI up 0.71%

ASIAN markets clawed back small gains on Friday after steep selloffs the day before, as...
PUBLISHED Oct 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

MEMTECH International's gross margin was weaker than expected in Q2 2018 due to...
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REAL ESTATE

Companies eye Singapore for data centre storage, cloud leasing

WHEN it comes to big data, Singapore is going large. More companies are looking to lease...
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Sports Direct pays £95m for Glasgow building housing Frasers department store

BRITAIN'S Sports Direct, the sportswear group controlled by billionaire retail...
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US 30-year mortgage rate hits 7-1/2 year peak after sell-off in bond market

INTEREST rates on US 30-year fixed-rate mortgages jumped to a 7-1/2-year high following a...
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Midtown Manhattan office leasing at a high

OFFICE tenants leased the most space in midtown Manhattan this year since 2006, with...
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Reits

Highest-yielding real estate investment trusts
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TECHNOLOGY

THE BROAD VIEW

Internet hacking is about to get much worse

IT'S no secret that computers are insecure. Stories like Facebook's 50 million...
PUBLISHED Oct 13, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

THE BROAD VIEW

Clearing the air on tobacco investments

I'M too cheap to pay for a gym membership, so I often work out in public parks. One...
PUBLISHED Oct 13, 2018 05:50 AM
THE FINISH LINE

One final tennis hurrah

MELISSA Pine lives and breathes tennis. Not only is she vice-president of the Women'...
PUBLISHED Oct 13, 2018 05:50 AM
DISRUPTED

Calm does it in a calm way

WHAT do trains and a good night's sleep have in common? Apparently, stories about...
PUBLISHED Oct 13, 2018 05:50 AM
QUESTION TIME WITH MENTOR JOHN

Just do it right

IN today's instant gratification world, it is easy to close an eye to when things...
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THE STEERING COLUMN

McLaren 600LT review: Espresso shot

EPIPHANY strikes like lightning - hard and fast, like the McLaren 600LT, and in the...
PUBLISHED Oct 13, 2018 05:50 AM

The hours fly by on SQ22, the world's longest flight

THERE is a buffet. With very good satay. There are welcome speeches. There's singing...
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THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

Rewriting the rules

SOME might think it audacious. But Mike Stankey, vice-chairman at Workday, is one...
PUBLISHED Oct 13, 2018 05:50 AM

INVESTING & WEALTH

Don't panic over the pullback in shares

EVERY so often, shares go through rough patches. We saw this most recently around...
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VALUE INSIGHT

Stay invested when the going gets tough

ASIAN markets, which have been grinding lower after hitting a peak in January, took a...
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THE FOOL’S EYE VIEW

Growing dividends from property developers

PRIVATE investors love shares in property developers. And they can find them in just...
PUBLISHED Oct 13, 2018 05:50 AM
CFA SINGAPORE INSIGHTS

Oh no! Accidental Facebook post!

ONE of the most powerful tools for marketing and advertising today is undoubtedly social...
PUBLISHED Oct 13, 2018 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Nov 15, 2018 12:15 AM

No-deal Brexit would cost Britain 6% of GDP, IMF warns

[LONDON] Leaving the European Union without a transitional trade deal would cost Britain about 6 per cent of GDP -...
Nov 15, 2018 12:01 AM

Israel defense minister quits, government's survival at risk

[TEL AVIV] Israel's defence minister resigned and pulled his faction out of the government Wednesday, leaving...
Nov 14, 2018 11:58 PM

Shanghai exchange solicits opinions for launch of China tech board

[SHANGHAI]  China's Shanghai Stock Exchange said on Wednesday it would solicit opinions for the launch of a new...
Nov 14, 2018 11:45 PM

US Justice Department says Trump has power to name Whitaker

[WASHINGTON] The US Justice Department defended the legality of President Donald Trump's appointment of Acting...
Nov 14, 2018 11:20 PM

Sears finalizing US$350m bankruptcy loan with Great American

[NEW YORK] Sears Holdings Corp is finalizing a deal with financial firm Great American Capital Partners and other...
Nov 14, 2018 11:03 PM

Modi government, Indian central bank set for uneasy truce -sources

[NEW DELHI] India's government and its central bank are getting close to ironing out some of their policy...
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