Monday, Dec 03, 2018

TOP STORIES

BT EXCLUSIVE

STI's high yield haven offers balm to painful bear grip

INVESTING in the local stock market may not be a bad move for those looking at income...
PUBLISHED Dec 3, 2018 05:50 AM
BT EXCLUSIVE

Derivatives space: India can benefit from network effect: SGX

FROSTY reactions from new and existing players in the derivatives space, like the one...
PUBLISHED Dec 3, 2018 05:50 AM
BT EXCLUSIVE

Former Midas chairman's bungalow fetches S$30.8m in mortgagee sale

SOME notable bungalow deals have taken place recently in Good Class Bungalow (GCB) Areas...
PUBLISHED Dec 3, 2018 05:50 AM
G-20 SUMMIT

G-20 outcome positive but tough negotiations still have to take place: PM Lee

PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong hopes the meeting between US President Donald Trump and...
PUBLISHED Dec 3, 2018 05:50 AM

China, US declare 90-day halt to new tariffs: White House

CHINA and the United States agreed to halt additional tariffs in a deal that keeps their...
PUBLISHED Dec 3, 2018 05:50 AM

Alpha Energy pushes for first oil in Alaska despite crude slump

CATALIST-LISTED oil exploration and production firm Alpha Energy is re-starting work at...
PUBLISHED Dec 3, 2018 05:50 AM
WALL STREET INSIGHT

Xi-Trump meet could inspire Santa Claus to return to Wall St

THE traditional year-end rally was delayed this year because of trade-war and interest-...
PUBLISHED Dec 3, 2018 05:50 AM

Drew & Napier CEO appointed to World Bank Sanctions Board

DREW & Napier's chief executive officer Cavinder Bull has been appointed to the...
PUBLISHED Dec 3, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

TOPLINE

PropNex powers on with an eye on growth

DESPITE his company's share price sliding 21 per cent from its opening price on July...
PUBLISHED Dec 3, 2018 05:50 AM

StanChart to cut Dubai, Singapore jobs

STANDARD Chartered Plc is cutting jobs in Dubai and key markets including Singapore as it...
PUBLISHED Dec 3, 2018 05:50 AM

Memories bets on tourist boom in Myanmar

ONE of Myanmar's most well-known tycoons, and dubbed "Mr Clean" for his...
PUBLISHED Dec 3, 2018 05:50 AM
CHARTPOINT

Selling pressure will continue for GBP

SINCE the start of the year, the process of the United Kingdom's (UK's)...
PUBLISHED Dec 3, 2018 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Regional markets brace for busy week ahead

SINGAPORE and other regional markets head into December with a busy week, as investors...
PUBLISHED Dec 3, 2018 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Speculators' net long dollar bets at highest since December 2016

SPECULATORS' net long bets on the US dollar rose in the latest week to the largest...
PUBLISHED Dec 3, 2018 05:50 AM
INSIDE INSIGHTS

STI rebounds 2% with 26 director acquisitions filed

FOR the 2018 year through to Nov 29, the Straits Times Index (STI) has generated a 5.4...
PUBLISHED Dec 3, 2018 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Airbnb to start testing prototype homes in 2019

AIRBNB will begin testing prototype homes as soon as next year to accommodate the needs...
PUBLISHED Dec 3, 2018 05:50 AM

Time to relax mortgage rules, Canada home builders urge

CANADA'S home builders are urging the federal government to loosen mortgage-lending...
PUBLISHED Dec 3, 2018 05:50 AM

Online boom makes logistics sector hot in India

INDIA'S burgeoning logistics sector is gaining favour with property developers and...
PUBLISHED Dec 3, 2018 05:50 AM

Mexican public gets first look at 'haunted' presidential home

IT WAS a house and a symbol. Just before Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was sworn in on...
PUBLISHED Dec 3, 2018 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

UBS gets green light from China to control local securities business

UBS has been authorised by China's securities regulator to take a controlling stake...
PUBLISHED Dec 3, 2018 05:50 AM

Green finance blooms as investors look beyond profits

ENVIRONMENT-FRIENDLY finance is blooming, thanks to investors willing to weigh profits...
PUBLISHED Dec 3, 2018 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Moscow, Riyadh to extend Opec+ oil pact into 2019, says Putin

RUSSIA and Saudi Arabia have agreed to extend into 2019 their agreement to manage the oil...
PUBLISHED Dec 3, 2018 05:50 AM

For Poland's mining region, coal is not an enemy, but a lifeline

"IT'S A family thing. My father, my grandfather were miners, so I am,"...
PUBLISHED Dec 3, 2018 05:50 AM

Canada's heavy oil producers face challenges galore

JUST when relief was in sight for Canada's beleaguered heavy oil producers, a new...
PUBLISHED Dec 3, 2018 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Apple Inc puts music service on Amazon Echo in subscription push

APPLE Inc and Amazon.com Inc announced their second partnership this month - the iPhone...
PUBLISHED Dec 3, 2018 05:50 AM

Nato exercises cyber defences as threat grows

IN a nondescript brick building on the snowy edge of Estonia's second city Tartu,...
PUBLISHED Dec 3, 2018 05:50 AM

EU antitrust regulators probe Google's search dominance

EU antitrust regulators have asked Google's rivals if the Internet search giant...
PUBLISHED Dec 3, 2018 05:50 AM

Top US official tells tech giants to police themselves or face regulation

JUST days before a parade of tech executives are slated to visit Washington, a top...
PUBLISHED Dec 3, 2018 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Japan prefecture adopts 'smart' payments to lure cashless tourists

ELECTRONIC payments using smartphones are becoming increasingly common at tourist spots,...
PUBLISHED Dec 3, 2018 05:50 AM

From Biblical to revival: Jordan's traditional desert winemakers

TWO Jordanian families aim to put wine from their desert land on the world viticultural...
PUBLISHED Dec 3, 2018 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

COMMENTARY

Why India's airlines struggle to take off

ANYONE puzzled by how the Indian economy manages to grow swiftly while somehow failing to...
PUBLISHED Dec 3, 2018 05:50 AM

United moves deeper into Latin America with Avianca, Copa tie-up

UNITED Continental Holdings Inc on Friday said that it had finalised a three-way joint...
PUBLISHED Dec 3, 2018 05:50 AM

Baltic Exchange Shipping Insights

Another positive week for the Middle East Gulf as rates firmed six points to WS 96 for...
PUBLISHED Dec 3, 2018 05:50 AM

France, Japan uphold auto alliance amid Ghosn crisis

THE leaders of France and Japan on Friday stood by the Renault-Nissan auto alliance...
PUBLISHED Dec 3, 2018 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

G-20 SUMMIT

G-20 finance ministers preparing for risks, downturn: Heng

FINANCE ministers from the world's 20 largest economies were concerned about the...
PUBLISHED Dec 3, 2018 05:50 AM

Trump threatens to withdraw from Nafta to pressure democrats

PRESIDENT Donald Trump announced his intention late on Saturday to quickly withdraw the...
PUBLISHED Dec 3, 2018 05:50 AM

Nations urged to tackle urgent threats at UN climate talks

WITH the direst warnings yet of impending environmental disaster still ringing in their...
PUBLISHED Dec 3, 2018 05:50 AM

Macron visits riot-damaged Arc de Triomphe

PRESIDENT Emmanuel Macron rushed to the Arc de Triomphe on Sunday after one of France...
PUBLISHED Dec 3, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

A penny for your cause

AMID the hubbub of Christmas sprees and ringing tills, CapitaLand found a way to channel...
PUBLISHED Dec 3, 2018 05:50 AM

Christmas comes early for 500 kids at Universal Studios

OVER 500 under-privileged children visited the Universal Studios Singapore (USS) theme...
PUBLISHED Dec 3, 2018 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Dec 11, 2018 02:51 PM

Mecca developer's stock set for worst year in a decade

[RIYADH] The biggest listed property developer in the holiest city for the Islamic world is failing to lure investors...
Dec 11, 2018 02:40 PM

Tokyo: Stocks close lower

[TOKYO] Tokyo shares closed lower on Tuesday as uncertainty caused by factors including Brexit and trade tensions...
Dec 11, 2018 01:21 PM

Singapore stocks: STI resumes Tuesday afternoon at 3,059.08, down 0.43% on day

SINGAPORE stocks fell on Tuesday afternoon's trading resumption, with the Straits Times Index declining 0.43 per...
Dec 11, 2018 01:08 PM

Singapore firms raise US$4.9b in equity capital markets to date in 2018; 30.1% fall from 2017: Refinitiv

SINGAPORE companies have raised US$4.9 billion in equity capital markets (ECMs) so far this year, a 30.1 per cent...
Dec 11, 2018 12:44 PM

Hong Kong says no to nano flats as prices start to crater

[HONG KONG] Could nano flats - billed as one way of solving Hong Kong's chronic housing shortage - be on the way...
Dec 11, 2018 12:13 PM

Korea: Stocks flat, won slips on Brexit vote delay

[SEOUL] South Korea's Kospi stock index traded flat on Tuesday as sharp gains in Samsung BioLogics Co on...
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