Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018

TOP STORIES

STARTUPS

honestbee cross-pollinates supermart with dining - and sweetens it with tech

HOMEGROWN startup honestbee on Tuesday launched habitat by honestbee, the world's...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Surbana Jurong acquires two architecture firms

SURBANA Jurong is acquiring two major architectural firms, in a move that almost doubles...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2018 05:50 AM

CapitaLand said to be keen on massive Shanghai project on sale for 12.79b yuan

CAPITALAND is said to be eyeing the Star Harbour International Centre, a mixed-use...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Entrepreneurship is the heart of all economies, says OSIM founder

THE question raised at a forum on entrepreneurship on Tuesday night is this: Are we over-...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Engineering consultancy, 3 public sector agencies win Excellence Awards

THIS year's Business Excellence Awards have gone to an engineering consultancy -...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Buyers willing to shell out extra for integrated development projects

CONVENIENCE is king among property buyers in Singapore, this much is clear.
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2018 05:50 AM
INDUSTRY 4.0

Collaboration among partners crucial for Industry 4.0 to take off: Tharman

INDUSTRY 4.0 is a challenge as it will lead to fewer manufacturing jobs in the long term...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2018 05:50 AM
INDUSTRY 4.0

Helping Singapore overcome its limitation: Chan Chun Sing

INDUSTRY 4.0 can help Singapore to transcend its conventional limitations of size and...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2018 05:50 AM

More productive and accessible healthcare

"WE can do and serve more with less manpower," said Chua Chee Yong, director of...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

Keppel Infra Trust reports flat DPU for Q3; confirms interest in Ixom

KEPPEL Infrastructure Trust (KIT) on Tuesday reported a distribution per unit (DPU) of 0...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Keppel DC Reit DPU up 6.3% in Q3

KEPPEL DC Reit has posted a third-quarter distribution per unit (DPU) of 1.85 Singapore...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2018 05:50 AM

TEE Int'l bags S$58m worth of engineering contracts

TEE International has clinched engineering contracts worth about S$58 million to bring...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2018 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Asian stocks mixed amid uncertainties

ASIAN stocks traded mixed on Tuesday after early gains fizzled as investors grappled with...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

Results came in broadly in line, with 9M 2018 DPU of 4.2 S cents/share at 72 per cent of...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2018 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Dollar stuck near three-week lows amid retail data

THE dollar was mired near a three-week low on Tuesday thanks to tepid US data overnight,...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2018 05:50 AM
HOCK LOCK SIEW

From disruptor to disrupted: Circles.Life has come full circle

VIRTUAL telco Circles.Life, whose entry into Singapore opened the floodgates for mobile...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2018 05:50 AM

VCs to play significant role in age of innovation and disruption

VENTURE capitalists will play a significant role in the coming years as technology...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2018 05:50 AM

First Reit Q3 DPU up 0.5% on boost from latest acquisitions

FIRST Real Estate Investment Trust's (First Reit's) third-quarter distribution...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

SHIPBUILDER Vard Holdings will be delisted from Nov 2 at 9am, following the close of its...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2018 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

GIC makes two European investments

SINGAPORE sovereign wealth fund GIC has made two investments in Europe: one is a 465...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2018 05:50 AM
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BANKING & FINANCE

Temasek has held talks for stake in China's Anbang, sources say

SINGAPORE'S state investment firm, Temasek Holdings Pte, has held talks with Chinese...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2018 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

BP criticises price controls after India cuts retail fuel costs

GLOBAL oil major BP said on Monday fuel price controls were "not good", days...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Global steel body hikes demand forecasts, but says risks remain

THE World Steel Association on Tuesday doubled its 2018 and 2019 forecasts for growth in...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2018 05:50 AM

As farmers set fire to fields, Delhi braces for choking smog

HOURS after a mechanised harvester chugged through the rice paddy, flames and a thick...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2018 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies, aged 65

PAUL G. Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft who helped usher in the personal computing...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Bezos defends Amazon's bid for Pentagon cloud project

AMAZON chief Jeff Bezos on Monday defended the company's bid for a major Pentagon...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2018 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Chew on this: China's cheap food deliveries won't last

LIFE in China's largest cities can be very cozy. Air quality is getting better, and...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Japan's tourist numbers drop for first time in 5 years

THE number of foreign tourists to Japan dropped for the first time in more than five...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Crazy rich Asians snap up luxury branded residences

THE super rich frequently want to dress themselves head-to-toe in luxury labels. They are...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Closure of US newspapers leaves expanding news 'deserts'

MORE than 1,800 US newspapers have closed since 2004, leaving expanding "news...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2018 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

STRAIT TALK

As cheap as ships?

RUNNING ships is getting cheaper. Costs are going down. Now, before shipowners start...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2018 05:50 AM
NEWS ANALYSIS

The dirty truth about clean electric cars

BENEATH the hoods of millions of the clean electric cars rolling onto the world's...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Money flies across tarmac as business jet show gets ready for takeoff

ON the eve of the world's largest business jet show, deals began in earnest as...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2018 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

PM Lee on visit to Austria and Belgium

PRIME MINISTER Lee Hsien Loong arrives in Austria on Wednesday for an official visit, and...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Saudi Arabia has more to lose than US from an economic showdown

SAUDI ARABIA has more to lose than to gain from an economic showdown with its ally the...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Mahathir's 'crooked bridge' project may be revived

THE JOHOR state government will be having a meeting with the Singapore government on the...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Vigorous exercise safe during pregnancy

FEMALE athletes seem to be able to exercise safely and intensively both before and during...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2018 05:50 AM

China golfers backed despite rough year

WHEN the PGA Tour Series-China reached its climax at the weekend, the five top money-...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Restoration of Rembrandt's masterpiece The Night Watch to be live-streamed

AMSTERDAM'S famous Rijksmuseum is to restore the Rembrandt masterpiece The Night...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2018 05:50 AM

EXECUTIVE MONEY

Are ethics really the only way?

ASIA has for a long time been considered one of the newcomers to ethical investing, with...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Index fund investors' no-fuss approach may enrich returns

PEOPLE who put their money into index funds seem to make fewer decisions than other...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Fuelling returns with clean energy

IF YOU worry about climate change and have some money to spare, it's natural to...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2018 05:50 AM

OPINION

Trump's Saudi dilemma: Realpolitik vs liberal internationalism

THE continuing international preoccupation with the fate of Saudi Arabian journalist...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2018 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Picking the right China nationals for the world stage

LAST month, the president of Interpol, Meng Hongwei, made a trip back to China - and...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2018 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

The aspirational RCEP and why it matters for Asean amid external risks

LAST week's sharp sell-off in Asian financial markets following steep losses in US...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Momentum in the East: How Asia will lead the pack in blockchain integration

IN BOTH Asia and the West, regulatory uncertainty surrounding blockchain abounds. And yet...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Trump's USMCA renegotiation is just a charade

WHEN the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) was announced, it was met by a...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Now is the time for Asia-Pacific and Europe to cosy up

MORE than 50 heads of state and government, including Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and EU...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2018 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Jan 24, 2019 12:28 AM

Google, Facebook set 2018 lobbying records as tech scrutiny intensifies

[WASHINGTON] Google, Amazon.com Inc and Facebook Inc set company records for lobbying spending in 2018 as Washington...
Jan 24, 2019 12:12 AM

Tech bellwether ASML warns of weak start to 2019

[THE HAGUE] The Dutch microchip-making machines giant ASML warned Wednesday of a slow start to 2019, largely due to a...
Jan 24, 2019 12:04 AM

White House adviser plays down US credit risk over shutdown

[WASHINGTON] White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett said on Wednesday he did not see any risk of a credit downgrade...
Jan 23, 2019 11:54 PM

Volvo recalls 219,000 cars to check for fuel leaks

[STOCKHOLM] Volvo Cars, owned by the Chinese group Geely, has recalled 219,000 diesel-engine cars to fix potential fuel...
Jan 23, 2019 11:38 PM

Third former Tesco director cleared of fraud over 2014 scandal

[LONDON] The last of three former senior directors of Tesco accused of fraud at Britain's biggest retailer in 2014...
Jan 23, 2019 11:26 PM

Europe seeks to protect fishing from 'no deal' Brexit

[BRUSSELS] The European Union unveiled an emergency plan on Wednesday to compensate fishing crews excluded from Britain...
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