Friday, Oct 19, 2018

TOP STORIES

COMMENTARY: SINGAPORE PROPERTY

URA's revised guidelines a cooling measure not by design?

IS the Urban Redevelopment Authority's Wednesday announcement to raise the minimum...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM

The unseen side of the Singapore startup scene

THE cult of the startup has a strong pull. But the stories of success, glaringly...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE PROPERTY

New URA guidelines pare property share prices

MAJOR property stocks traded downwards in late trading on Thursday after new guidelines...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Top trade official confident EU-Singapore FTA will come to pass

AHEAD of Singapore and the European Union (EU) signing a landmark free trade pact on...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Singapore ranked 9th globally in wealth per adult: Credit Suisse

IN TERMS of wealth per adult, Singapore is ranked ninth among the world's major...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Malaysia cuts growth target, sees budget still in deficit through 2020

MALAYSIA will see wider fiscal deficits and slower economic growth than earlier forecast...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Fed officials debate hiking rates to restrictive territory

FEDERAL Reserve officials stepped deeper into a debate over how high to push interest...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM

More COEs available for three months starting November

THERE will be more certificates of entitlement (COEs) for the next three-month quota...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

Keppel logs 15% fall in Q3 earnings from weaker investments, property divisions

KEPPEL Corporation on Thursday reported a 15 per cent drop in its third-quarter earnings...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Thailand's richest man plans US$1.5b property IPO

THAILAND'S richest man Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi is planning an initial public...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

SATELLITE communications equipment provider Global Invacom Group said on Thursday that it...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM

UOB launches eLab to personalise digital services

UNITED Overseas Bank (UOB) on Thursday launched a pan-regional Engagement Lab (eLab) to...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Markets could see tactical rebound at end-2018

ALTHOUGH market sentiment has been weak, markets could enjoy a tactical rebound at the...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM

SPH puts up Singapore's largest sequential LED-lit billboard

THE outdoor media arm of Singapore Press Holdings has unveiled Singapore's largest...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Nestle's Asia chief to leave as Unilever CEO job opens up

NESTLE SA'S highest-ranking executive in Asia is leaving the Swiss food giant just...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Asian stocks down after FOMC meeting

ASIAN equities took on a weaker tone on Thursday, following a muted close on Wall Street...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

We concur with management that the offshore newbuild sector has commenced a recovery, but...
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CURRENCIES

Dollar snaps gains as Fed-fuelled rally fizzles

THE dollar stepped back from a one-week high on Thursday as investors took profits after...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

OrangeTee not for sale: MD

REAL-estate services company OrangeTee, which owns the third-largest property agency by...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Single-storey detached house in Serangoon Gardens on sale for S$11.5m

A SINGLE-STOREY detached house in Serangoon Gardens with the potential to be developed...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Indonesian authorities raid home of Lippo Group deputy chairman in bribery probe

INDONESIA'S anti-graft agency said on Thursday it had raided 10 locations, including...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Short sellers bet London home woes will spread

SHORT sellers are betting that homebuilders will be hurt by a proposed new levy on...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

China's local authorities step in to curb stock slide

CHINA'S EFFORTS to arrest destabilising declines in domestic stocks in recent years...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Ikea-linked investment company buys US$190m H&M stake

AN INVESTMENT company linked to home-furnishings giant Ikea has bought a US$190 million...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

SE Asia power plants seen clashing with UN climate goals

ALMOST 84 per cent of South-east Asia's planned and existing fossil fuel power...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Mills in China's top steel city boost output despite start of winter ban

STEELMAKERS in Tangshan, China's biggest steel-producing city, are boosting output...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Wozniacki launches her own crypto token in partnership with GCOX

SHE'S already one of the most famous and successful tennis players today, but...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM

TSMC's sales outlook falls short as smartphone demand stalls

TAIWAN Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) forecast revenue below analysts'...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Netflix takes cash-fuelled road to streaming dominance

HERE are some notable numbers from Netflix:
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Nine West files amended bankruptcy plan that cuts debt

AMERICAN footwear and apparel company Nine West Holdings Inc filed an amended Chapter 11...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Mayday! Gatwick mulls using emergency runway to boost capacity

GATWICK airport, the second-busiest in Britain, said in draft expansion proposals that it...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Airbus preparing  for next wave of management shakeup: sources

AIRBUS is preparing for another round of management shakeup, according to people familiar...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Tesla in deal for land in China to build first overseas car plant

TESLA agreed to pay 973 million yuan (S$193 million) to use land for a factory in China...
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GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Japan exports fall for first time since 2016

JAPAN'S exports fell in September for the first time since 2016 as shipments to the...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Fed 'raising rates too fast' amid low inflation: Trump

US President Donald Trump has attacked the soft underbelly of the Federal Reserve's...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Turkey searches Saudi consulate again, as ministers cancel Riyadh trip

TURKEY searched the Saudi consulate in Istanbul for a second time overnight as part of a...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Suu Kyi's estranged brother bids to sell lakeside home

THE estranged brother of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Thursday he is making a...
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May mulls prolonging UK-EU ties after Brexit

BRITAIN'S Prime Minister Theresa May said she is weighing a plan that would keep the...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Australia jobless rate dives to lowest reading since 2012

AUSTRALIA'S jobless rate unexpectedly dived to its lowest since 2012 last month, but...
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Umno president Zahid arrested by anti-graft body

UMNO president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has been arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM

HK bridge launch announcement sparks backlash

CHINA has finally announced the opening ceremony for the world's longest sea bridge...
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LIFE & CULTURE

Printmaking without borders

A LOVE of art brought students from Singapore's School of the Arts (Sota) and...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Whizzpopping worlds collide at Dahl museum

FROM a battered armchair in a hut tucked away in the English countryside, author Roald...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Britain and Brazil churning out most talked-about TV dramas

THE strongest new television dramas this year are coming out of Britain and Brazil,...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM

OPINION

Why it's so hard to punish companies for data breaches

WHAT happens to the companies that allow our personal data to be stolen? In most cases,...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Spiralling Italian debt - a political and economic 'monster'

JUST when it seemed safe not to worry about the next financial crisis, up pops Italy. In...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Mitigating climate change has become an imperative

OVER the past decade global warming and the impact of climate change have increasingly...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Digital transformation - key considerations for business leaders

MANY businesses today are scrutinising their operations to figure out how to join the...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

EU-Singapore FTA deal could have multi-faceted benefits

THE signing of the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA) - expected to be announced...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

The business case for getting Asia-Pacific's rail network on track

HYPERLOOP, autonomous vehicles and ultra long-haul flights are heralded as the future of...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Lifestyle

Savouring The Reality Of Mythz & Myths

LIKE its name suggests, Mythz & Myths has a fantasy element to it: a whimsical tale...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM

For Muscadet, look beyond the obvious

IT says something of a grape's character that what is most obvious about it is what...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Carrè On Style

IN THE WORLD according to Hermès, good business comes from not letting people buy your...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Paige Parker

ON JAN 1, 1999, Paige Parker and her soon-to-be husband Jim Rogers embarked on a three-...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Sensual Beauty

Embodiment|Sentience is the first exhibition of Teng Nee Cheong since the artist passed...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM

New Italian

Thin crust pizza from the erstwhile Peperoni in Binjai Park becomes thicker and chewier,...
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Scary Sunday

Fans of Asian horror movies won’t want to miss this.
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Curly Wurly

First, Dyson made waves with its Supersonic hair dryer in 2016, touted to be faster and...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Forging Their Own Paths

More chefs are striking out on their own. Three of them share what they have in store.
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Set Design

LAWYER U SHAUN LIM spent over a decade not just studying and working in London, but also...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Universal Sound

SCREECHING TYRES. HONKING horns. Construction pounding and drilling. It’s all noise to us...
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SPECIAL FEATURE

Local Signatures Elevated

Most of us would not be able to resist Singapore’s signature hawker dishes such as Bak...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM

The Maverick

He’s already known for the unorthodox “horological machines” he and his friends have...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Bountiful Bahrain

NOT MANY PEOPLE here have visited the Arab kingdom of Bahrain, let alone seen its art...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Pluck And Play

AARON CURRY MAKES ABSTRACT SCULPTURES that are devoid of any reference to the natural...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Floating The Issue

Before people took to social media to sound off about the perceived injustices around...
PUBLISHED Oct 19, 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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