Wednesday, Nov 07, 2018

TOP STORIES

BT EXCLUSIVE

SGX less strict than peers, but compliance is weighing on firms

PRESSURE to comply with the rules and guidelines of the Singapore bourse have risen as...
PUBLISHED Nov 7, 2018 05:50 AM
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...
PUBLISHED Nov 7, 2018 05:50 AM
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Brexit risk prompts 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

Nov 21, 2018 10:25 PM

Trump thanks Saudi Arabia for lower oil prices

[WASHINGTON] US President Donald Trump thanked Saudi Arabia Wednesday for lower oil prices - a day after pledging the...
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,...
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