Friday, Nov 02, 2018

TOP STORIES

SGX adds 10 more leveraged exposure products

COME November 7, investors in Singapore with a taste for volatile trading will have more...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

Why we fail at grading workers, in BT Weekend

PERFORMANCE appraisal - two words that fill most working people with a sense of dread. In...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM
BT EXCLUSIVE

78 Shenton Way being sold to PGIM Real Estate

US-BASED PGIM Real Estate is understood to have entered into a deal to buy 78 Shenton Way...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

GIC is world's third most influential and powerful asset owner

SINGAPORE sovereign wealth fund GIC has made a dramatic ascent to became the world's...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM
CHINA ECONOMY

China's Oct manufacturing takes hit from trade war

GROWTH in China's vast manufacturing sector remained soft in October as the trade...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM
CHINA ECONOMY

Beijing likely to rely more on fiscal stimulus measures: economists

ECONOMISTS expect China's government to rely more on fiscal stimulus to lift the...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM
STARTUPS

Working with top VC managers key to unicorn investing: report

INVESTING in unicorns - the holy grail for investors - is both challenging and risky. But...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM
STARTUPS

B2B startups 'are where the opportunities lie'

FORGET unicorns; business-to-business (B2B) startups are where the investment opportunity...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

Consumer insights and trends seminar open for registration

CONSUMERS in emerging countries are more receptive to innovation and disruption than...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

Powerful brand names honoured with awards at dinner gala

THE brand name is one of the key driving factors of successful companies in Singapore,...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

DHL Express names Christopher Ong as its new Singapore MD

DHL Express announced on Thursday the appointment of Christopher Ong as managing director...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

OCBC's all for digital transformation, but is not keen on separate digital bank

OCBC Bank's digital transformation is bearing fruit, with more customers transacting...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

OCBC's Q3 profit jumps 12% to record S$1.25b as repricing kicks in

OCBC Bank has posted a 12 per cent jump in net profit to a record S$1.25 billion as it...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

Ascott Reit Q3 DPU increases 7.7%

HIGHER revenue from two acquisitions gave a fillip to serviced residence landlord Ascott...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

StarHub to cease cable services; customers to switch to fibre networks

STARHUB is pulling the plug on its cable services, the pay-television and broadband...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

Global Invacom pushes ahead with Tactilis acquisition despite dissent

SATELLITE communications equipment provider Global Invacom Group is pressing on with its...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

Former ComfortDelGro CEO Kua Hong Pak dies, aged 74

FORMER ComfortDelGro Corp chief executive Kua Hong Pak has died after a long battle with...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

Vibrant swings to S$88.7m loss on full writedown of Blackgold unit

PROVIDING a full impairment on its beleaguered Blackgold Group acquisition has sunk...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

ISR Capital issues clarification on chairman's comments in Mandarin

ISR Capital requested a lifting of its trading halt on Thursday morning after executive...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

JET fuel trader China Aviation Oil (Singapore) (CAO) turned a profit of US$18.93 million...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Asian markets build on previous gains

ASIAN equities built on Wednesday's gains as global markets recover from October, a...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

The risk of an unfavourable tax ruling on the back of US tax reforms late last year,...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Euro, emerging markets rebound as investors return to risk

THE euro rebounded from 21/2 month lows on Thursday as currencies hit hard by recent...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Home-sales platform paves way for paperless transactions

THE home-sales platform Showsuite has launched Singapore's first fully digitalised...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

Australia's October home prices slide, weakest since 2012

AUSTRALIAN home prices slipped again in October, falling for the 13th month in a row with...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

Sears turning out to be wrong kind of anchor for Reit

INVESTORS, it seems, have come to see only the softer side of Sears Holdings'...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

FLT buys Dutch freehold logistics property for 25.36m euros

FRASERS Logistics & Industrial Trust (FLT) has acquired a freehold Dutch logistics...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

DBS, Agrocorp launch blockchain platform for commodity trades

A NEW blockchain platform is set to help farmers receive payments for their goods more...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

AllianzGI to start new Asian private credit team based in Singapore

ACTIVE investment manager Allianz Global Investors (AllianzGI) is launching an Asian...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Deutsche Boerse launches EEX Asia in Singapore

GERMAN exchange group Deutsche Boerse is revamping its Asian business with the launch of...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

China faces power supply risks as coal-fired capacity growth slows

CHINA added less coal-fired power capacity in the first nine months of the year than in...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Google workers walk out to protest harassment, inequality

HUNDREDS of Google employees and contractors in Asia staged brief midday walkouts on...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Netflix will release 3 prestige movies in theatres first

NETFLIX softened its long-standing view on movie distribution, saying late on Wednesday...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

Whoa. Workout leggings that cost US$320?

FIRST there were the impossible-to-get-into US$40 exercise classes. Then came US$365 foam...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

SIA to expand non-stop flights to Seattle

NATIONAL carrier Singapore Airlines (SIA) has announced it will start flying non-stop to...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

One black box recovered from crashed Indonesia jet

ONE black box from the crashed Lion Air jet has been recovered, the head of Indonesia...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

Germans vent VW fury in mass 'dieselgate'

GERMAN consumer groups filed on Thursday the country's first class-action suit over...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

US indicts Jho Low and ex-Goldman banker

US AUTHORITIES indicted Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho and former Goldman Sachs banker...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

Sterling rises on news UK, EU close to financial services deal

THE UK and the European Union (EU) are close to a Brexit deal on financial services, a...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

DesignSingapore Council moves to EDB to help local firms expand overseas

IN A MOVE to help local companies tap design to expand beyond the country, Singapore...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

SUNBURST 2018

Cha-cha in a wheelchair - with faster beats

WORKING professional by day, Latin-ballroom dancer by night, Julie Chong has made a name...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

Worldwide Hotels marks celebration with donation

WORLDWIDE Hotels celebrated its launch on Oct 24, in conjunction with the group's...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

OPINION

EDITORIAL

Merkel's departure to leave a vacuum in Germany and European Union

GERMANY is entering a period of deep political and economic uncertainty as there is no...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

US mid-term elections: All bets are off

SO IT was around this time two years ago that yours truly - together with thousands of...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Brexit's demographic challenge

SINCE the June 2016 referendum, the overall trend in British opinion polls on Brexit has...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

Independent financial advisers can no longer hedge their bets when giving opinions

IN RECENT months, property firm Wheelock Properties and Norwegian shipyard Vard Holdings...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Digital connectivity will enhance trade processes across Asean

AS AN outward looking and trade-dependent region, Asean depends on efficient movement of...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM
LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Use business as a force for good

KELLY Tay's article "Clearing the air on tobacco investments" (BT, Oct 13...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

Future of customer service and retention rests on cloud

IT TAKES months to find a customer and only seconds to lose one, or so the saying goes...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

Lifestyle

Chef plays it safe, but hints of brilliance are there

COMPETITION is always good, but what happens when your main rival is yourself? Especially...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

Saumur Champigny, not always appreciated

CERTAIN types of wine seem incapable of winning popular acceptance. Riesling is one,...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

China Calling

IF SINGAPORE POSES some major competition with restaurants opening and closing with...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

Tran Uyen Phuong

A typical day for Tran Uyen Phuong begins at 4.30am, and it doesn’t stop until late into...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

Seeing Stars

Rock stars aren’t the only ones who get to tour around the world.
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Self-Made Art

Ashidiq Ghazali is a classic autodidact. In the 1990s, he was part of rap duo...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

Best Brew

Nespresso's Explorations collection is strictly for coffee aficionados and this year...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

Keto Krunch

If carbs are still your enemy and you’ve totally eliminated rice and everything nice in...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

Keeping In Character

You might know Miss Havisham, the strange old spinster in Charles Dickens’ novel Great...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

Aesop’s Christmas

Each year, Aesop collaborates with a designer on its gift kits, a specially curated range...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

ABBA’s Back

You know the songs, you watched the movie (and the prequel recently). Now see the...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

Girls’ Getaway

Is life flying by so fast, that you feel the need to hit the pause button right now? Do...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

Food For The Heart

It all started back in 1997, with a lady who wanted healthy breads without additives or...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

Destination Hotels

The journey’s the thing, wrote Homer in his epic poem The Odyssey – and there’s no...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

That Lofty Feeling

For Sharon Foo and Ronald Huang, it was love at first sight. Not for each other -...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

A Year Of Comebacks

AT 29 YEARS OF AGE the Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) doesn’t look worse...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

Weird And Wonderful

IN THE 1980S YOU COULDN’T be in the field of science and technology without some...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

The Real Deal

WHILE FASHION HOUSES bend over backwards to engage the millennial market, Erdem...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

Drawing From The Past

SINGAPORE’S TRANSFORMATION from a small fishing village to a modern city today can be...
PUBLISHED Nov 2, 2018 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Dec 19, 2018 06:55 AM

Government shutdown threat remains as US Democrats reject Trump bid

[WASHINGTON] Prospects of a partial US government shutdown surged on Tuesday after Democrats rejected what they said...
Dec 19, 2018 06:52 AM

Migration row forces Belgian premier's resignation

[BRUSSELS] Nationalist anger over migration brought down the Belgian government on Tuesday, forcing Prime Minister...
Dec 19, 2018 06:49 AM

Greek lawmakers adopt first post-crisis budget

[ATHENS] Greek lawmakers on Tuesday adopted the first budget free of foreign assistance in almost 10 years, predicting...
Dec 19, 2018 06:48 AM

US offers US$4.5b investment in Central America, Mexico

[WASHINGTON] The United States, hoping to stem migration, said Tuesday it was ready to support US$4.5 billion in...
Dec 19, 2018 06:42 AM

Australian bank regulator to remove cap on interest-only mortgages

[SYDNEY] Australia's banking regulator said on Wednesday it was removing a cap on interest-only loans for...
Dec 19, 2018 06:39 AM

Oil drops over 5% on economic slowdown fears, supply glut

[NEW YORK] Oil prices tumbled more than 5 per cent on Tuesday in heavy trade due to fears of oversupply and...
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