Tuesday, Nov 06, 2018

TOP STORIES

BANK EARNINGS

Banks set to deliver fatter margins in coming quarters

WHAT has driven bullish calls on banks is the view that banks would clearly benefit from...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Sovereign investors shift forex holdings amid political risks

INCREASED political threats - not just limited to a potential full-blown trade war, but...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Singapore may need to review 2019 growth forecasts: Heng

SINGAPORE may need to review its economic growth projections for next year as a trade...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Xi pledges that China will open up its markets further

IN A closely-watched speech delivered in Shanghai, Chinese president Xi Jinping once...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM
JAPAN MONETARY POLICY

Kuroda concedes BOJ's easy policy hurting banks, but rules out rate hike

BANK of Japan (BOJ) governor Haruhiko Kuroda reiterated that policy makers will be more...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

The BOJ is too focused on 2%

FOR the Bank of Japan, failure can be an opportunity. Judging from the latest economic...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Sakae Holdings founder Douglas Foo selling bungalow for S$16.13m

SAKAE Holdings executive chairman and founder Douglas Foo is understood to be selling a...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM

M1 names Manjot Singh Mann to succeed Karen Kooi as its CEO

A CHANGE of guard is afoot at M1, even as the telco goes through a general offer valuing...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM
OPINION

Asean needs to get set for possibly the biggest supply chain shift in a generation

GLOBAL trade tensions continue to dominate headlines this year and the shift of...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM

MAS, Bank Indonesia set up US$10b bilateral financial arrangement

THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Bank Indonesia (BI) on Monday announced...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

DBS flags more pressure on the mortgage business

DBS Bank chief executive officer Piyush Gupta has flagged that the mortgage business is...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Manulife US Reit reports higher Q3 DPU

MANULIFE US Reit's third quarter distribution per unit (DPU) rose sharply, boosted...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM
HOT STOCK

Venture shares' tumble solidifies analysts' buy calls

SHARES of mainboard-listed Venture Corp dropped by as much as 10 per cent on Monday,...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM

China Sunsine net profit up 85% in Q1

SPECIALTY rubber chemicals producer China Sunsine Chemical Holdings has posted a net...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM

FLT DPU up 0.6% in Q4

FRASERS Logistics & Industrial Trust (FLT) has posted a distribution per unit (DPU)...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Asian markets fall on dashed trade hopes

ASIAN markets tumbled on Monday, tracking last Friday's late falls in US markets...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

Sembcorp Industries (SCI) offers a unique value proposition as a proxy to ride the...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

US dollar rally fades before midterm elections

THE US dollar paused after three consecutive weeks of gains as investors took profits...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM

ComfortDelGro to buy Australian bus business

COMFORTDELGRO on Monday said it is acquiring Buslink, one of Australia's largest...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Great Eastern mulls RM2b contribution to Malaysia's health insurance plan

GREAT Eastern Holdings (GEH) on Monday said that it is in discussions with the Malaysian...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Boustead Projects' Q2 profit down on higher expenses, share loss

REAL estate solutions company Boustead Projects posted a net profit of S$8 million for...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM

SGX inks MOUs with industry bodies to beef up partnerships in China

THE Singapore Exchange (SGX) signed memoranda of understanding (MOUs) on Monday with...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

BREADTALK has posted a net profit of S$2.7 million in the third quarter, down 29.2 per...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Changing hands

Tracking fund flows in the Singapore stock market
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REAL ESTATE

Five signs that Hong Kong's housing market is at risk of a correction

SIGNS of a housing market downturn in Hong Kong are spreading after the city's first...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Australia's property slump casts doubt on household spending

AUSTRALIA'S falling house prices are raising doubts about the resilience of...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Six-storey mansion once occupied by Michael Jackson sells for US$32m

A SIX-STOREY, beaux-arts mansion on the Upper East Side that was home to several...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Indebted Chinese developer plans US$1.4b share sale

INDEBTED Chinese developer Guangzhou R&F Properties could raise as much as US$1.4...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Rich Asians with eye on securing wealth spark family office boom

RICH Chinese and other Asians are increasingly seeking more control of their wealth,...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Australian regulators call for more powers to police retirement funds sector

AUSTRALIA'S top financial regulators have called for tougher powers to police poor...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM

New Zealand banks ordered to scrap all incentives tied to sales

NEW Zealand banks have been ordered to take steps to reduce the risk of bad behaviour,...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM

People's Insurance Group of China slashes Shanghai listing target

PEOPLE'S Insurance Group of China (PICC), which owns the country's biggest...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM

India govt says some shadow lenders face liquidity stress

A TOP Indian government official on Monday said the country's non-banking housing...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

US SANCTIONS AGAINST IRANIAN OIL

Oil market on alert as Iran sanctions hit

US sanctions against importers of Iranian oil threaten the crude oil market's...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM
US SANCTIONS AGAINST IRANIAN OIL

S Korea gets US exemption on Iranian crude oil imports

SOUTH KOREA has been granted a waiver from the United States on Iranian oil imports just...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM
US SANCTIONS AGAINST IRANIAN OIL

Oil bears licking their chops as fears of supply crunch recede

OIL sceptics have been proved right in downplaying sanctions against Iran.
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Qatar shuffles Cabinet, names new heads of wealth fund, state gas giant

QATAR named new heads to its giant state-run energy firm and deep-pocketed sovereign...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Chinese chipmaker's ambitions hit hurdle with US indictment

CHINESE state-backed semiconductor maker Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Co Ltd billed...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Tencent to check IDs of all gamers by 2019 to combat addiction

TENCENT Holdings Ltd will expand its age-verification system to encompass its entire...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

With fewer workers, Japan is rethinking its legendary hospitality

JAPAN'S capital expenditure boom is shifting to the services sector, stirring fears...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Booksellers in 24 countries hit Amazon with strike

MORE than 250 antiquarian book dealers in 24 countries say they are pulling more than one...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Polluted Delhi air akin to death sentence, say doctors

YOGESH Kumar wheezes after life-saving surgery to remove a diseased lung, but his...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Germany's key shipping route crippled by drought

JUST after sunrise, Capt Frank Sep turned to his ship's radio for the defining news...
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Subaru recalls more cars, slashes guidance as cheating issue widens

JAPAN'S Subaru Corp said it would recall more vehicles sold in the domestic market...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Virgin Australia aborts veterans-first boarding plan before takeoff

VIRGIN Australia on Monday jettisoned plans to allow military veterans to board its...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

All eyes on May's Cabinet meeting for Brexit breakthrough

TWO weeks of strategic silence on the progress of Brexit talks appears set to end this...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Indonesia's Q3 GDP growth slows as exports fade

INDONESIA'S economic growth slowed in the third quarter, losing momentum after the...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM

China and Singapore have concluded talks on upgrade of FTA: MTI

SINGAPORE and China have concluded negotiations on an upgraded free trade pact (FTA)...
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Iran says it will resist 'economic war' as US revives sanctions

IRAN said it would defy United States sanctions reimposed on it by Washington on Monday,...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Sri Lanka's ousted PM says US, Japan are freezing aid over political crisis

SRI Lanka's deposed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the United States and...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Skin cancer deaths rates soar, mostly for men: study

SKIN cancer deaths among men have soared in wealthy nations since 1985, with mortality...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Certis staff light up Charitrees

CLOSE to 40 Certis staff and nine beneficiaries joined hands on Monday to adorn four...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Bohemian Rhapsody rocks US box offices

PROVING again that audiences matter more than critics, Fox's Freddy Mercury biopic...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM

SME

Building a future-ready Singapore Inc

"BEING innovative" has moved to an essential rather than a vantage point...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Standing out through design and quality

ESTABLISHED in 1995 by three ambitious brothers who possessed a myriad of complementary...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM

OPINION

Pull in one direction for supply chain sustainability

COMPANIES that produce or sell food face a big hurdle when it comes to achieving...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Splintered US society deepens global concerns over country's decline

PUNDITS in the United States and around the world have sounded off in recent years about...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Lots of campaign sound and fury, but it's all a waste

WE'LL know soon who won the fiercely contested mid-term elections, but we already...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Shaping your business story with data-driven marketing

AS Asia-Pacific gears up for a digital future with the rapidly increasing penetration of...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Why the world must learn to live without Merkel

LIKE other world leaders, Angela Merkel is making final preparations to mark the...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Midterm results and your portfolio

CONCERNED about how the upcoming midterm elections in the United States will impact your...
PUBLISHED Nov 6, 2018 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Nov 21, 2018 10:11 PM

G20 draft communique avoids explicit anti-protectionist pledge

[WASHINGTON] The Group of 20 industrialized nations is drafting a communique that will exclude an explicit pledge to...
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...
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