Monday, Nov 05, 2018



10 years on, TWG sips on global ambitions

FROM the day TWG Tea was founded in 2008, it had ambitions of making it as a global brand...
PUBLISHED Nov 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Grab seizes big deals ahead of Go-Jek's arrival

GRAB is putting the pedal to the metal to become South-east Asia's prodigious Super...
PUBLISHED Nov 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Demand for small flats edging up: OrangeTee study

HOMEBUYERS' affinity for shoebox units and slightly larger offerings below 800 sq ft...
PUBLISHED Nov 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Plenty to keep investors occupied as focus fixed on earnings, mid-terms

US stocks rose sharply last week, but hopes that the rally marked the end of autumn...
PUBLISHED Nov 5, 2018 05:50 AM



Citic Envirotech on lookout for promising SMEs

WASTEWATER treatment provider Citic Envirotech Ltd (CEL) is on a roll, bolstered by...
PUBLISHED Nov 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Gold price could see more downside

GOLD price has been enjoying a slight reprieve over the past month following a meteoric...
PUBLISHED Nov 5, 2018 05:50 AM

BlackRock sick of excuses for corporate boards lacking women

BLACKROCK Inc. isn't buying excuses from companies that say they can't find...
PUBLISHED Nov 5, 2018 05:50 AM

GE hands former CEO John Flannery US$10m exit package after 14-month stint

GENERAL Electric Co's former chief executive officer, John Flannery, will collect an...
PUBLISHED Nov 5, 2018 05:50 AM

BA owner still likes Norwegian, sees Qatar Air leaving Oneworld

IAG SA CEO Willie Walsh dropped a couple of late bombshells at the British Airways owner...
PUBLISHED Nov 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Exxon, Chevron surprise Wall Street as higher output lifts Q3 results

EXXON Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp delivered their strongest third-quarter results in four...
PUBLISHED Nov 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Chinese stocks sending scary signal about the economy

AS exporters feel the heat of the trade war, China's powerful domestic-consumption...
PUBLISHED Nov 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Full occupancy for Mapletree Logistics Trust's redevelopment project in China

MAPLETREE Logistics Trust has achieved full occupancy for the first phase of its...
PUBLISHED Nov 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Earnings, US mid-terms to dominate markets this week

ASIAN markets were given a boost from the middle of last week on positive earnings...
PUBLISHED Nov 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Dollar up as White House denies report of US-China deal

THE dollar rose against the yen and the euro on Friday last week in a choppy session, as...
PUBLISHED Nov 5, 2018 05:50 AM

More director acquisitions filed for Delong, Hwa Hong, Q&M Dental

FOR the 2018 year through to Nov 1, the Straits Times Index (STI) has generated a 7 per...
PUBLISHED Nov 5, 2018 05:50 AM


Positive start for sales of three private residences

BUYERS snapped up a good number of the units released for three private residential...
PUBLISHED Nov 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Owning your own home doesn't make you rich. Owning somebody else's does

IN the United States more than almost anywhere else, wealth and income are concentrated...
PUBLISHED Nov 5, 2018 05:50 AM


Wall St's back to  doing business as usual with Saudi Arabia

FOR a moment, Wall Street seemed to be inching away from Saudi Arabia. Now, it's...
PUBLISHED Nov 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Berkshire profit doubles as Buffett's insurers weather storms

BERKSHIRE Hathaway Inc's insurers dodged the worst of losses caused by Hurricane...
PUBLISHED Nov 5, 2018 05:50 AM


Oil rally faces tidal wave of supply

THE oil market's two-year bull run is running into one of its biggest tests in...
PUBLISHED Nov 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Coal-dependent Poland shifts towards wind energy ahead of climate meeting

RESTRICTIVE legislation introduced by Poland's right-wing government in 2016 threw a...
PUBLISHED Nov 5, 2018 05:50 AM


Data leak affects thousands of wealthy Moscow residents

THOUSANDS of wealthy Moscow residents who subscribed to a regional internet provider have...
PUBLISHED Nov 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Global smartphone sales down for fourth straight quarter

GLOBAL smartphone sales fell for a fourth consecutive quarter in the period through...
PUBLISHED Nov 5, 2018 05:50 AM


Consumer companies try price hikes as US wages climb

CONSUMER goods companies, emboldened by a strong US economy, are rolling out price...
PUBLISHED Nov 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Did you hear that 2018 has been a terrible year for winemakers? Don't believe it

IF ALL that rain in September and October was dampening your mood, think of what it was...
PUBLISHED Nov 5, 2018 05:50 AM


Trade war, spy claims cloud horizon for China airshow

TRADE frictions with the United States and accusations of industrial espionage are set to...
PUBLISHED Nov 5, 2018 05:50 AM

UK promotes global airline carbon market  after Brexit

BRITAIN is urging the European Union (EU) to support a global carbon market for emissions...
PUBLISHED Nov 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Baltic Exchange Shipping Insights

In the Middle East Gulf, healthy enquiry combined with weather delays saw rates firm,...
PUBLISHED Nov 5, 2018 05:50 AM


UK and EU close to Brexit agreement over Irish border, says report

BRITAIN would remain in a temporary customs union with the European Union (EU), avoiding...
PUBLISHED Nov 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Indonesia extends search for jet crash victims, 2nd black box

INDONESIAN authorities on Sunday extended by three days the search for victims and a...
PUBLISHED Nov 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Aung San Suu Kyi's NLD party slapped down in by-elections

THE party of Myanmar's embattled head of state Aung San Suu Kyi said on Sunday they...
PUBLISHED Nov 5, 2018 05:50 AM

North Korea warns of returning to nuclear policy

NORTH Korea has warned the United States it will "seriously" consider returning...
PUBLISHED Nov 5, 2018 05:50 AM


Saudis host WWE wrestlers in shadow of Khashoggi's murder

GREASED-UP and trash-talking WWE stars clashed last Friday at the Crown Jewel...
PUBLISHED Nov 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Mindset raises over S$375,000 for mental health

THE Mindset Challenge & Carnival 2018 raised over S$375,000 for the Mindset Learning...
PUBLISHED Nov 5, 2018 05:50 AM


A broader measure of merit

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: How should the concept of meritocracy be tweaked to tackle new...
PUBLISHED Nov 5, 2018 05:50 AM


Jan 19, 2019 02:15 PM

'No injuries of concern' for Prince Philip, 97, after car crash

[LONDON] Queen Elizabeth II's 97-year-old husband Prince Philip visited hospital for "a precautionary check-...
Jan 19, 2019 01:48 PM

Brexit bullion: Fear of no-deal triggers Irish gold rush

[DUBLIN] In a vault under the streets of Dublin a pot of gold owned by anxious investors is growing every day Britain...
Jan 19, 2019 12:43 PM

Bauhaus design turns 100 as disputes over its legacy churn

[WEIMAR, Germany] Bauhaus, the design school that left its mark on everything from teapots to tower blocks and iPhones...
Jan 19, 2019 12:00 PM

Mueller disputes report that Trump told Cohen to lie to congress

[WASHINGTON] Special Counsel Robert Mueller took the rare step of denying a media report about his Russia investigation...
Jan 19, 2019 10:56 AM

FedEx to take up to US$575m charge as it starts voluntary buyouts

[BENGALURU] FedEx Corp said on Friday it could take as much as US$575 million in charges as it began offering voluntary...
Jan 19, 2019 10:43 AM

US confirms holding Iran-based journalist, no crime alleged

[WASHINGTON] A US court on Friday confirmed the arrest of a journalist for Iranian television, saying her testimony is...