Friday, Nov 16, 2018

TOP STORIES

SGX: No basis to suspend voluntary delistings amid consultation

WITH the proposal to shift voting power on voluntary delistings to minority shareholders...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Finland's new hope, in BT Weekend

FINLAND scores highly on many fronts - for its inclusive and enlightened education system...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM
BT EXCLUSIVE

Russian sovereign wealth fund courts more Singapore investors

RUSSIA is about to embark on an infrastructure spending programme worth US$100 billion,...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM
ASEAN SUMMIT 2018

PM Lee confident RCEP deal can be inked in 2019

AS negotiations to create the world's largest free-trade area drag on into the new...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Opportunities for growth abound despite tensions

THE global political and economic landscape of 2018 is one characterised by the...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Govt 'can't be hands off about the property cycle'

THE government cannot take a hands-off approach to the property cycle and allow bubbles...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

October new private home sales fall, rebound seen this month on new launches

NEW private home sales slumped month-on-month in October owing to a dearth of new...
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STARTUPS

GrabPay wallets to allow instant remittance overseas

RIDING on its vision to build the "Asean e-wallet" of choice, Grab on Thursday...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM
STARTUPS

Govt policies, talent pipelines key to success: poll

GOVERNMENT policies and talent pipelines are key to startup success beyond the US and...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM
STARTUPS

MVL Foundation unveils cab-booking app TADA Taxi

MVL Foundation, the Singapore-based company behind blockchain-based ride-hailing app TADA...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Ascendas-Singbridge 'mulling US$500m Reit IPO'

ASCENDAS-Singbridge Group is considering a Singapore real estate investment trust (Reit)...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

Keppel Infrastructure Trust inks deal for Australian group Ixom

KEPPEL Infrastructure Trust will pay A$777 million (S$775 million) for Australian...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Deep soft skills will be needed in next decade, says DBS chief

MOST people probably do not see it yet, but in the next 10 years, deep soft skills such...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Noble granted court sanctions for debt revamp schemes

THE board of Noble Group said the schemes of arrangement tabled for its debt revamp have...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Jetstar joins Scoot, SIA in ceasing pre-selection of travel insurance

LOCAL airline Jetstar Asia Airways has agreed to stop pre-selecting travel insurance for...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM
BROKER'S TAKE

KGI downgrades Accordia Golf Trust to 'hold' but sees limited downside risks for investors

A SERIES of natural disasters, a lack of near-term re-rating catalysts and a more...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Sanli wins S$54.3m deals to boost order book to S$134.4m

CATALIST-LISTED environment engineering firm Sanli Environmental has clinched S$54.3...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Now's not the time to celebrate Tencent earnings

TENCENT Holdings Ltd may struggle to repeat the better-than-expected earnings it...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Five small caps plunge as much as 93% in Hong Kong

A STRING of Hong Kong stocks suddenly plunged on Thursday with no explanation, leaving...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM
STOCKS

STI picks up on rise in Asian equities

ASIAN stocks rose on Thursday, buoyed by signs that China and the United States are...
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Brokers' take

We maintain "buy" with a new S$0.23 target price from S$0.22, a 35 per cent...
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CURRENCIES

Brexit turmoil spooks investors, boosts US dollar, yen

THE US dollar jumped and traders bought into the safe-haven yen on Thursday after Britain...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Proptech startup fills market gap with hybrid model

AT some point in their lives, everybody ends up buying, selling or renting a home. But...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Demand for new London offices to progress even as Brexit weighs: survey

DEMAND for new office space in London will continue even with the imminent exit of the UK...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

HK property prices - it's all down to location, size

HONG Kong's notoriously unaffordable property prices have started to turn down. In...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

This is what's killing Australia's property boom

A POTENT combination of nervous buyers, cautious lenders and retreating investors has...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Ardern wants foreigners to invest in NZ hotels, not houses

NEW Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said her country still welcomes overseas...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Europe's hottest building markets need workers to return

FIVE flights up a concrete skeleton, Vasile Kocori's crew scrambles to lash hundreds...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

China opens luxury hotel in quarry

A HOTEL development sunk into a disused quarry in China opened its doors on Thursday to...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Fund managers place bets on Asia's oversold assets

AS contagion from worries over global growth and trade friction pushes Asian equity, bond...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Impact investing in China - is it only for foreigners?

POLLUTED Beijing is an apt place to consider how international asset managers can...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

COMMENTARY

Commodities are sending a distressing signal

OIL markets are sending a powerful message. After reaching a four-year high in early...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

China close to setting renewable power quotas for first time

CHINA is close to introducing its first mandatory renewable power quota system by giving...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Conoco to start sale of North Sea assets by year-end

CONOCOPHILLIPS plans to invite bids by the end of the year for its remaining North Sea...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Uber posts US$1b quarterly loss as growth in bookings slows

UBER Technologies Inc said on Wednesday that growth in bookings for its ride-hailing and...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Cisco shines as new areas of business pay off

CISCO Systems Inc beat analysts' estimates for quarterly revenue and profit on...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Walmart's LatAm delivery app eyeing Canada, US

CORNERSHOP, a Latin American grocery delivery app being acquired by Walmart, plans to...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Nepal's first robot waiter is ready for orders

"PLEASE enjoy your meal," says Nepal's first robot waiter, Ginger, as she...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Apple to hire trafficking survivors as retail staff

APPLE will employ trafficking survivors to work in its retail stores, the technology...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Hugo Boss adopts Zara focus to revamp its fashion offerings

HUGO Boss is taking a cue from Zara owner Inditex to further its transition from...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

African swine fever spreads to more than half of China's provinces

AFRICAN swine fever has spread rapidly to more than half of China's provinces...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Tata Sons chairman to pitch to board plan to buy Jet Airways

TATA Sons Ltd chairman N Chandrasekaran is expected to present to the board on Friday a...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Scoot to relocate from Changi Airport's T2 to T1 in late 2019

SCOOT will shift its operations from Changi Airport Terminal 2 to Terminal 1 in the last...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Germany eases diesel vehicle bans

THE German government will ease air pollution law so as to spare cities that only...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

May risks facing 'no confidence' vote without EU deals

PARLIAMENT likely to vote against Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit draft deal...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

US economy strong but could face headwinds in 2019 as Fed weighs policy: Powell

FEDERAL Reserve chairman Jerome Powell said the US economy is strong but could face...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Singapore cleaners to get an annual bonus of at least two weeks' pay from Jan 1

DETAILS of a compulsory bonus to be paid to all resident cleaners in Singapore from 2020...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Rosmah charged with two additional counts of corruption in helping company win govt project

MALAYSIA on Thursday accused Rosmah Mansor, the wife of former Prime Minister Najib Razak...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Between feeling 'suffocated' and 'awestruck'

IT was "The Michelle Obama Show" in front of 14,000 cheering fans as the lights...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Drunk raccoons cause false rabies scare in West Virginia

RABID animals are, of course, no laughing matter. The rabies virus can infect the central...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Using arts to bring everyone together

FIFTEEN groups of students from special education schools partnered mainstream schools...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

OPINION

Whole-of-society approach needed against truth decay

THE threat of deliberate falsehoods, or more popularly "fake news", poses...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Selling advice should not involve selling your soul

GOLDMAN Sachs has faced many crises in its time but none more shocking than the case of...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

What will happen to the experimental transitional office sites?

TRANSITIONAL offices were an experimental property type minted by the authorities here...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Create something new than be swept away by it should be the mantra

DIGITAL transformation is about reorienting our businesses to serve the ever-shifting...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

It's Europe that really won the Brexit brinkmanship

EARLY in the morning of June 24, 2016, as the UK awoke to the news that a majority had...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Data breaches are now a case of when, not if

It is often quipped that it is not a question of if, but when a business will face a data...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Lifestyle

Not quite a match made in heaven at JAG

DINING at Restaurant JAG is a bit like going on a first date. There's a lot of...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Cider production in New York enters a new golden age

TWO hundred years ago, when the Catskill region was among the cider-making centres of the...
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A Chef's Tour

ON EVERY DINING table in Ryunique - a modern fine dining restaurant in Seoul’s Gangnam...
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Taha Bouqdib

TAHA BOUQDIB DOESN’T believe in coincidences. He uses words like “soul”, “destiny” and “...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Remembering Bugis

Four dancers move through various locations around Kampong Bugis and recall the glory...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Dynamic Duo

Elmgreen and Dragset are the famous provocateur duo behind some of the most talked-about...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

DIY Christmas

Make Christmas more personal with a decorative wreath you make yourself rather than buy...
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Mighty Mini

Say goodbye to bulky kitchen appliances and hello to more countertop space with the...
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Sustainable Luxury

Since taking over Breitling last year, Georges Kern has wasted no time in introducing...
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Dinner At Datai

After a US$60 million, 12-month refurbishment, the Datai is set to re-open its doors on...
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In A Franz-y

It's been awhile since Franz Ferdinand has played Singapore but the Glaswegian will...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Dining With The Stars

IF YOU WERE seeing stars at the Ritz-Carlton Osaka last week, it wasn't because...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Let There Be Light

CALL IT THE ultimate terrace house challenge. As most owners of intermediate units are...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Checks And Balances

IN A FOUNDATION dedicated to promoting the watch industry, no one can tell you the time...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Best In Show

IT’S COMPLICATED. SO much so that a highly complex astronomical watch that shows the...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Offbeat Baubles

If an exclusive ring is in order, Choo Yilin’s got you sorted. She may be a stalwart in...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Art On Track

THE ART WORLD WOKE UP to a rude shock recently when MCH Group – the brand behind the...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

The Return Of Polaroid

IN THE AGE OF commonplace digital image manipulation, Polaroid photographs feel...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Back To Our Roots

What do the Jurong Town Hall, The Great Madras hotel in Little India and the Khong Guan...
PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Dec 18, 2018 08:40 PM

British government steps up 'no-deal' Brexit preparations

[LONDON] Prime Minister Theresa May and her ministers will on Tuesday step up preparations for a "no deal"...
Dec 18, 2018 08:20 PM

British Airways announces return to Pakistan after a decade

[ISLAMABAD] British Airways will resume flights to Pakistan next summer, the carrier announced Tuesday, in a major vote...
Dec 18, 2018 08:08 PM

Japan's 'Ninja Boy' aims to take down Mayweather

[MATSUDO] Japanese kickboxer Tenshin "Ninja Boy" Nasukawa said Tuesday he wants to use the element of...
Dec 18, 2018 07:52 PM

Credit Suisse names Dominique Leimer head of Saudi private bank

[BENGALURU] Zurich-based Credit Suisse Group AG has named Dominique Leimer of UBS Group as the head of its private...
Dec 18, 2018 07:42 PM

Manchester United lose patience and sack Mourinho

[MANCHESTER] Manchester United have sacked manager Jose Mourinho after their worst start to a season in almost 30 years...
Dec 18, 2018 07:39 PM

Toyota to offer Total-care Service to 1,500 Grab vehicles

ASIA'S biggest carmaker Toyota Motor is offering a service to Grab that will allow Toyota to collect real-time...
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