Monday, Nov 12, 2018

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NEWS ANALYSIS: SINGAPORE POLITICS

Big test awaits 4G leaders as next GE nears

THERE is still quite some time to go until the next general election (GE) in Singapore,...
PUBLISHED Nov 12, 2018 05:50 AM

Singapore can achieve steady, sustained growth: PM

SINGAPORE'S economy must continue to grow, and that is why the government is...
PUBLISHED Nov 12, 2018 05:50 AM
MIND THE GAP

Term insurance for death cover on the rise

SINGAPOREANS' protection gap in terms of death and critical illness cover has been a...
PUBLISHED Nov 12, 2018 05:50 AM

100 units of The Woodleigh Residences released for sale

THE Woodleigh Residences sold 60 per cent of the 50 units released for sale during the...
PUBLISHED Nov 12, 2018 05:50 AM

MAS, SGX leverage blockchain tech to settle tokenised assets

THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Singapore Exchange (SGX) have developed...
PUBLISHED Nov 12, 2018 05:50 AM
OPINION

Connected, inclusive and sustainable in the digital age

IN an increasingly dynamic and technology-driven world, all governments face challenges...
PUBLISHED Nov 12, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

TOPLINE

Gearing up for growth in Asia-Pacific

REAL estate services group Cushman & Wakefield is turning its focus to building its...
PUBLISHED Nov 12, 2018 05:50 AM

Can directors who procure a company's breach be liable?

A TORT is an act or omission which Singapore law recognises as a civil wrong. A person...
PUBLISHED Nov 12, 2018 05:50 AM

Alibaba notches another sales record on Singles' Day

ALIBABA Group Holding Ltd logged 168.3 billion yuan (S$33.4 billion) in sales in 16 hours...
PUBLISHED Nov 12, 2018 05:50 AM
CHARTPOINT

Dollar-offshore yuan rate at transition point

The USDCNH pair has been in a clear uptrend for seven straight months ever since a...
PUBLISHED Nov 12, 2018 05:50 AM

Oxley subsidiary sells 300-year lease on Ireland project for 106.5m euros

OXLEY Holdings' wholly-owned subsidiary, Oxley Docklands Quay One and National Asset...
PUBLISHED Nov 12, 2018 05:50 AM

Total wins 40% stake in Abu Dhabi's Adnoc gas concession

ABU Dhabi National Oil Co (Adnoc) has granted Total SA a 40 per cent stake in an...
PUBLISHED Nov 12, 2018 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Economic data, geopolitics in focus this week

IT appears that there are no clear winners in the US-China trade war, as markets around...
PUBLISHED Nov 12, 2018 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Speculators boost bullish US$ bets

SPECULATORS' net long bets on the US dollar rose to their highest level since...
PUBLISHED Nov 12, 2018 05:50 AM
INSIDE INSIGHTS

Earnings in focus; fewer director filings & 5 stocks conduct buybacks

FOR the 2018 year through to Nov 8, the Straits Times Index (STI) has generated a 5.9 per...
PUBLISHED Nov 12, 2018 05:50 AM

Last week's single stock DLC activity led by Tencent

ON Nov 7, SGX launched Long and Short 5x Daily Leveraged Certificates ("DLCs")...
PUBLISHED Nov 12, 2018 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Returning Cubans boost island's real estate market

IN SHORTS and wearing shoes but no socks, Mauricio Garcia could pass for a tourist as he...
PUBLISHED Nov 12, 2018 05:50 AM

HK Christians, rights groups oppose 'irresponsible' land plan

CHRISTIAN groups and land-rights campaigners are petitioning the Hong Kong government to...
PUBLISHED Nov 12, 2018 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Seizing the Greater Bay Area's opportunities

OCBC Bank is gearing up to seize the growth opportunities arising from China's plans...
PUBLISHED Nov 12, 2018 05:50 AM

Euro hitched to Pound and caught in throes of Brexit cliffhanger

THEY are getting a divorce but for currency traders, they're almost as close as ever...
PUBLISHED Nov 12, 2018 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Apple finds quality issues in some iPhone X, MacBook models

APPLE Inc said on Friday it had found some issues affecting some of its iPhone X and 13-...
PUBLISHED Nov 12, 2018 05:50 AM

2 competing visions of the Internet-controlled future

WESTERN bigwigs were a no-show at China's biggest web conference. But in their...
PUBLISHED Nov 12, 2018 05:50 AM

Samsung to make at least 1m foldable phones: Yonhap

SAMSUNG Electronics Co will roll out its foldable phone in the first half of next year...
PUBLISHED Nov 12, 2018 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Psst, want to buy some 'Ababis' sneakers or 'Star Wnrs' toys?

SNEAKERS on a popular Chinese e-commerce platform look like Adidas, but are branded...
PUBLISHED Nov 12, 2018 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Lime in global recall over e-scooter danger

THE fast-growing electronic scooter company Lime has decided to immediately remove one of...
PUBLISHED Nov 12, 2018 05:50 AM

Indonesia ends search for Lion Air victims as black box ping fades

INDONESIA'S national rescue agency ended a search for victims of the Lion Air plane...
PUBLISHED Nov 12, 2018 05:50 AM

Baltic Exchange Shipping Insights

In the Middle East Gulf, enquiry slowed and rates eased to WS 93.75/94 for 270,000mt to...
PUBLISHED Nov 12, 2018 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

WALL STREET INSIGHT

Trade war fears still a dampener on stocks

US STOCKS rose last week as investors breathed a sigh of relief at the election results,...
PUBLISHED Nov 12, 2018 05:50 AM

World leaders hold solemn ceremony to mark WW1 Armistice centenary

SOME 70 world leaders gathered under rainy skies at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on...
PUBLISHED Nov 12, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

TAKING HEART

Recognising unsung heroes for their work

OFTEN overlooked and their efforts less noticed, cleaning professionals are the unsung...
PUBLISHED Nov 12, 2018 05:50 AM

Netball Hall of Fame and M1 raise S$50k for charity

AN annual charity exhibition game held last Saturday as part of the M1 Corporate Netball...
PUBLISHED Nov 12, 2018 05:50 AM

Going solo: Ohitorisama or the Japanese art of doing it alone

EVERY so often, 33-year-old Masaki Kitakoga slips into a tiny booth with a desk and a...
PUBLISHED Nov 12, 2018 05:50 AM

VIEWS FROM THE TOP

Making things easier

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: What would make doing business in Singapore even easier and...
PUBLISHED Nov 12, 2018 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Dec 18, 2018 09:38 PM

Indians are buying gold for as little as one rupee

[NEW DELHI] Indians are buying gold for as little as one rupee (2 Singapore cents) as retailers offer online sales in...
Dec 18, 2018 09:19 PM

Dutch government launches new bid to curb bankers' pay

[AMSTERDAM] The Dutch government on Tuesday unveiled new plans to tighten up rules covering bankers' pay,...
Dec 18, 2018 09:12 PM

Hyflux says case management conference scheduled for Jan 14

HYFLUX on Tuesday said the Supreme Court Registry has scheduled a case management conference to be held on Jan 14,<...
Dec 18, 2018 09:05 PM

US financial regulator warns on no-deal Brexit: report

[LONDON] The head of the US Securities and Exchange Commission wants no disruption to financial markets in the event of...
Dec 18, 2018 09:01 PM

Roxy-Pacific not proceeding with commercial building buy after due diligence

ROXY-PACIFIC Holdings on Tuesday updated on its earlier announced proposed acquisition of a New Zealand property,...
Dec 18, 2018 08:56 PM

EU's Vestager worries about high speed trains in Alstom, Siemens deal

[BRUSSELS] EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager on Tuesday voiced concerns over a plan by Siemens and Alstom to create...
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