Wednesday, Nov 07, 2018

TOP STORIES

BT EXCLUSIVE

Rajah & Tann Asia's legaltech unit to counter competition from leading accounting firms

MULTI-DISCIPLINARY accounting firms namely PwC, EY and Deloitte may have to brace...
PUBLISHED Nov 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Infusing science with fun

SCIENCE isn't fun - at least, not the way it's taught in school, says Rosemary...
PUBLISHED Nov 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Helping women scale the career ladder

THE first step to solving a problem, they say, is recognising that there is one. And when...
PUBLISHED Nov 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Opening the black box of AI

FEAR and distrust are often initial reactions to new technology like artificial...
PUBLISHED Nov 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Banking industry growth muted despite resilience

BANKS' risks have fallen and the industry's performance has been stable, yet...
PUBLISHED Nov 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Crucial to ensure trade war does not harm US-China ties: PM Lee

THE leaders of the United States and China have to work out how to resolve their trade...
PUBLISHED Nov 7, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

Share buybacks take a tumble in October earnings season

SHARE buybacks took a month-on-month tumble in October, as companies prepared to announce...
PUBLISHED Nov 7, 2018 05:50 AM

DBS chief downplays impact of US-China trade war

DBS Group Holdings Ltd's chief executive officer said fears about the impact of the...
PUBLISHED Nov 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

ISEC Healthcare posted a 17 per cent year-on-year fall in third-quarter net profit to S$1...
PUBLISHED Nov 7, 2018 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE FIRMS IN SHANGHAI

UOB opens new China HQ in Shanghai

UNITED Overseas Bank has reinforced its commitment to China by opening a new headquarters...
PUBLISHED Nov 7, 2018 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE FIRMS IN SHANGHAI

GuocoLand kicks off final phase in Shanghai's Changfeng

COME 2021, GuocoLand will have added another property to its stock around Shanghai's...
PUBLISHED Nov 7, 2018 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Dollar inches up before mid-term elections

THE dollar edged up on Tuesday but its gains were limited by investor caution about the...
PUBLISHED Nov 7, 2018 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

CK Asset Holdings in talks for London project

CK Asset Holdings Ltd is in preliminary talks to invest in Capital & Counties...
PUBLISHED Nov 7, 2018 05:50 AM

HK office rents may fall in 2019: Colliers

RENTS in the world's costliest office market, Hong Kong, may fall for the first time...
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Brexit risk promptsĀ US$113b fund to shun UK property

ONE of the biggest Nordic pension funds is shunning the UK real estate market after...
PUBLISHED Nov 7, 2018 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Top Chinese bond house sees private firms' funding woes easing

WHILE many market players expect funding conditions for China's private sector firms...
PUBLISHED Nov 7, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

State Bank of India is still too cheerful after eight misfires

STATE Bank of India chairman Rajnish Kumar wants to assure investors he's in...
PUBLISHED Nov 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Indonesia's PLN obtains loan for power station project

INDONESIA'S state-owned power utility Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) said it has...
PUBLISHED Nov 7, 2018 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

A tussle between cheap power and environmental concerns for Australia

FEW places better illustrate the tension between pursuing profit and tackling climate...
PUBLISHED Nov 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Toxin in US corn harvest poses latest headache for farmers

NORTH American farmers are finding increased levels of a plant toxin known as vomitoxin...
PUBLISHED Nov 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Amazon may split HQ2 in two locations

AFTER conducting a year-long search for a second home, Amazon has switched gears and is...
PUBLISHED Nov 7, 2018 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

COMMENTARY

Why Grab doesn't have a handle on Indonesia

A RIDE-HAILING rivalry is gearing up in Southeast Asia.
PUBLISHED Nov 7, 2018 05:50 AM

World Wide Web inventor calls for new 'contract' to make Internet safe

THE inventor of the World Wide Web on Monday called for a "contract" to make...
PUBLISHED Nov 7, 2018 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Movies, pubs mask scene of British consumers under pressure

HOLLYWOOD blockbusters and pubs underpinned UK consumer spending in October as the retail...
PUBLISHED Nov 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Drug resistant superbugs are killing 33,000 in Europe each year

SUPERBUG infections resistant to multiple antibiotics kill around 33,000 people a year in...
PUBLISHED Nov 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Lego wins case against Chinese copycats

LEGO has won another case against imitators in China where copies of its colourful...
PUBLISHED Nov 7, 2018 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

STRAIT TALK

Autonomous shipping: Science fiction or potential horror story?

RECENTLY, an item in Dennis Bryant's Maritime Blog caught my eye. His is an...
PUBLISHED Nov 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Chinese car billionaire sets sights on 'supersonic' trains

CHINESE billionaire Li Shufu spent the past decade expanding his auto empire buying Volvo...
PUBLISHED Nov 7, 2018 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

China ready for talks with US ahead of G20 meeting

THE United States and China will hold a delayed top-level security dialogue on Friday,...
PUBLISHED Nov 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Many more opportunities beyond coastal provinces in China: Chan Chun Sing

THERE are still many more opportunities for Singapore companies in China beyond the...
PUBLISHED Nov 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Euro zone economy slowing, but not as much as feared

EURO ZONE business growth slumped to a two-year low in October as growing trade tensions...
PUBLISHED Nov 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Australia holds key rate as full employment fails to jolt prices

AUSTRALIA kept interest rates at a record low as a decline in the jobless rate - now at a...
PUBLISHED Nov 7, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Art that makes ripples

TWELVE beneficiaries of The Business Times Budding Artists Fund (BT BAF) will see their...
PUBLISHED Nov 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Time to get behind Fandi and his players

WHEN it comes to watching World Cup football on TV, Singapore ranks very high as far as...
PUBLISHED Nov 7, 2018 05:50 AM

The man who is still waiting to be king

WHEN Prince Charles, who turns 70 next week, becomes king on the death of his mother...
PUBLISHED Nov 7, 2018 05:50 AM

EXECUTIVE MONEY

OPINION

Diverging economies will keep driving markets

THE divergence among economies, and the asset-price dispersion that has come with it,...
PUBLISHED Nov 7, 2018 05:50 AM

BlackRock chief dwells on grey areas

FOR someone who speaks often and boldly about taking a stand, Laurence D. Fink of...
PUBLISHED Nov 7, 2018 05:50 AM

OPINION

Rescuing globalisation

THE future of the international trading system is under threat not only from the...
PUBLISHED Nov 7, 2018 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Malaysia's expansionary Budget breaks new ground

MALAYSIA'S 2019 budget proposals under the new Pakatan Harapan government turned out...
PUBLISHED Nov 7, 2018 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Abe's visit to China: Two cheers for Japan-China relations

THE visit last month by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to China to mark the 40th...
PUBLISHED Nov 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Virtual banking: gamechanger for start-up banks and fintech players

HONG KONG is finally welcoming much-needed change to its shores - but not by throwing...
PUBLISHED Nov 7, 2018 05:50 AM

The future of economic convergence

WHO can now sustain rapid economic growth? The answer to this question will determine not...
PUBLISHED Nov 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Why this is not a bear market despite a brutal October

OCTOBER'S sharp equity selldown has raised fears about whether this marks the...
PUBLISHED Nov 7, 2018 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

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...
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