Saturday, Nov 03, 2018

TOP STORIES

Why we fail at grading our workers

"LOOKING forward to the year-end performance review," said no one ever. For...
PUBLISHED Nov 3, 2018 05:50 AM

NTUC, Providend tie up to offer low-cost advisory

THE cost of investment and insurance products is stubbornly high in Singapore. But a new...
PUBLISHED Nov 3, 2018 05:50 AM

Making a name through ethical practices

FEE-ONLY advisory firm Providend faced an uphill climb when it was set up in 2001.
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Singapore’s PMI down in October

SINGAPORE’S manufacturing growth slowed for the second straight month in October, with...
PUBLISHED Nov 3, 2018 05:50 AM

SLNG mulls fifth tank as LNG trade turns more liquid

SINGAPORE LNG Corp (SLNG) plans to sound out the market on the demand for a fifth storage...
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Chongqing-Singapore financial links get boost with over 10 MOUs inked

INTEREST is picking up on opportunities for collaboration between South-east Asia and...
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Upgrade to China-Singapore free-trade deal likely to be inked this month: Chan Chun Sing

THE upgrade of the free-trade agreement (FTA) between Singapore and China, three years...
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Malaysia targets biggest budget deficit since 2013

MALAYSIA'S government will push its Budget deficit to the highest in five years,...
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Singapore still second easiest place to do business: World Bank

SINGAPORE has retained its No 2 spot on the latest World Bank rankings for ease of doing...
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Japan aims to open door wider to blue-collar workers

JAPANESE Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet approved draft legislation on Friday to...
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Trump and Xi upbeat on trade after phone call

US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, who spoke by telephone on...
PUBLISHED Nov 3, 2018 05:50 AM
LATEST US DATA

US trade gap hits 7-month high amid expanding tariff war

THE US trade deficit widened more than forecast in September to a seven-month high as...
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Investors bristle as Apple's iPhone data goes the way of its headphone jacks

FIRST Apple took away the headphone jack on its iPhones. Then it took away the home...
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COMPANIES & MARKETS

Sembcorp's Q3 profit dips 12%; firm secures 25-year solar deal

LOSSES in the marine business owing to weak volumes and loss from a semi-submersible sale...
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Venture Corp's Q3 net profit down 27.5%

ELECTRONICS manufacturing services provider Venture Corporation on Friday posted a net...
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Corporate digest

KEPPEL Land's indirect subsidiary Ibeworth has converted 49 per cent of its 500...
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Singtel, StarHub scale back electricity efforts

SPARKS may not be flying, after all, in the marriage between telcos and the newly...
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SingPost's Q2 profit falls 12.9%, weighed down by one-off item

SINGAPORE Post (SingPost) said its second quarter net profit shrank 12.9 per cent to S$25...
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China Everbright bags jobs worth 1.05b yuan from Shandong govt

MAINBOARD-LISTED China Everbright Water has bagged contracts worth about 1.05 billion...
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UIC posts 36% drop in Q3 earnings to S$59.3m

PROPERTY group United Industrial Corp (UIC) has posted a net profit of S$59.3 million in...
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SGX imposes fine, education programme on UOBKH trader for misconduct

THE Singapore Exchange (SGX) on Thursday issued a circular saying that its Disciplinary...
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NetLink NBN Trust to pay H1 DPU of 2.44¢

NATIONAL broadband operator NetLink NBN Trust could deliver an above-forecast...
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Chip Eng Seng Q3 profit up 8.4%

CONSTRUCTION and property group Chip Eng Seng Corporation's third-quarter net profit...
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POSH posts net loss of US$5.3m in Q3

PACC Offshore Services Holdings (POSH) on Friday posted a net loss of US$5.3 million for...
PUBLISHED Nov 3, 2018 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Positive news on US-China trade ties boosts Asian markets

NEWS that US-China trade ties might have turned a corner brought much needed relief to...
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Brokers' take

CAO's Q3 profit of US$18.9 million was 17 per cent below our estimate and marked a...
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THE BROAD VIEW

Power, despair and facts in between

LET it be said that Mike Bloomberg is tired of talk. By his own sharp rebuke, what has...
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REAL ESTATE

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Developers tee off amid mass closure of US golf courses

DEVELOPERS in cities across the US are rushing to cash in on the closure of thousands of...
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China's developers bracing for major shakeout

THE marketing materials for Ruyi Island, a man-made chunk of land about 5km north-east of...
PUBLISHED Nov 3, 2018 05:50 AM

US home prices cool as sales slump in pricey western cities

US home-price gains and sales slowed in the third quarter as higher mortgage rates cut...
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Reits

Highest-yielding real estate investment trusts
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BANKING & FINANCE

THE BROAD VIEW

Goldman Sachs stung by US probe into 1MDB

A HIGH-PROFILE corruption probe that has spanned continents landed its first direct blow...
PUBLISHED Nov 3, 2018 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

THE BROAD VIEW

'National Jealousy Day': Finland goes public with citizens' taxes

SHORTLY after 6am on Thursday, people began lining up outside the central office of the...
PUBLISHED Nov 3, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

THE FINISH LINE

Pretty big (tennis) shoes for Shenzhen to fill

WE are just six days removed from the end of the WTA Finals tennis championships in...
PUBLISHED Nov 3, 2018 05:50 AM
SATURDAY SOAPBOX

The case of the disappearing General Manager

WE ALL recall the dapper hotel general manager who shook hands with an endless stream of...
PUBLISHED Nov 3, 2018 05:50 AM

Why we tend to remember the bad more than the good

THE Washington Post recently asked readers to anonymously share their most vivid memories...
PUBLISHED Nov 3, 2018 05:50 AM
CUBICLE FILES

The Scandinavian key to workplace happiness

SCANDINAVIAN workplaces have been extolled to the skies by envious employees all around...
PUBLISHED Nov 3, 2018 05:50 AM
THE STEERING COLUMN

Audi A8 review: A smart start

THE self-driving car is here before you. It's just not allowed to drive you around...
PUBLISHED Nov 3, 2018 05:50 AM

THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

Healthcare 4.0

BEEFING up capabilities in digital and innovation has been high on the agenda for Brian...
PUBLISHED Nov 3, 2018 05:50 AM

INVESTING & WEALTH

Equities fare well in lead-up to economic slowdown: Fidelity head

A RECESSION in the US may be on the the cards based on a flattening US Treasuries yield...
PUBLISHED Nov 3, 2018 05:50 AM
CHART VIEW

Cash or carry?

SOME relationships are made in investing heaven. Opposites are attractive and this has...
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CFA SINGAPORE INSIGHTS

Best in class: Fundamentals of education-sector investing

CITIUS, Altius, Fortius - Faster, Higher, Stronger may be the Olympic motto, but it also...
PUBLISHED Nov 3, 2018 05:50 AM

The future of fund management? It's vinyl

ACTIVE fund managers face an existential crisis. Study after study suggests too few of...
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BREAKING NEWS

Nov 21, 2018 09:40 PM

Boeing 737 narrowly avoided disaster in Belfast amid crew error

[LONDON] A Boeing Co 737 jet struck a light almost 100 feet beyond the end of a runway and just 14 inches high after...
Nov 21, 2018 09:26 PM

Trump sticks by Saudi Crown Prince

[WASHINGTON] President Donald Trump doubled down on his support for Saudi Arabia, saying the murder of Jamal Khashoggi...
Nov 21, 2018 09:05 PM

US carrier visits Hong Kong amid heightened China tensions

[HONG KONG] An American warship and carrier strike group visited Hong Kong Wednesday in a move seen as a conciliatory...
Nov 21, 2018 08:58 PM

Jumbo Group posts 23.8% fall in FY18 profit

CHILLI crab restaurant chain Jumbo Group on Wednesday reported a 23.8 per cent fall in net profit for its fiscal 2018,...
Nov 21, 2018 08:06 PM

COE prices for small cars down to $25,000 in latest round of bidding

[SINGAPORE] Certificate of entitlement (COE) premiums closed mostly lower on Wednesday (Nov 21), in November's...
Nov 21, 2018 07:53 PM

AIMS Financial Service to buy out partner managing AA Reit

AIMS Financial Service Group - a Sydney-based fund manager - plans to buy out its partner that owns the other half of...
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