Wednesday, Dec 05, 2018

TOP STORIES

KKR to take 'significant stake' in V3 with up to S$500m investment

PRIVATE EQUITY firm KKR is taking up a "significant stake" in massage chair and...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM
BT EXCLUSIVE

Singapore-listed coal plays getting harder to fire up

AN uptick of activity in the coal space - be it mergers and acquisitions on the local...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Singapore is Asia's second most costly city for rich Asians: Julius Baer report

BOOSTED by a stronger Singapore dollar and costlier luxury goods and services overall,...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM

S-E Asia GDP growth to slow in 2019 amid trade war: ICAEW

ECONOMIC growth across the South-east Asia region is expected to slow in 2019 to 5 per...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM

South-east Asia's M&A appetite down slightly amid increased competition: EY report

MERGERS and acquisitions (M&A) demand in South-east Asia dipped slightly amid rising...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Cross-border airspace management not incompatible with sovereignty, says Singapore MOT

THE Ministry of Transport (MOT) has rejected the contention that Malaysia's...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM
STARTUPS

Singapore startup creates Philippines' first national prescription tracking system

PHARMACIES in the Philippines are typically mom-and-pop-style operations that run on pen...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Top EU legal adviser says UK has right to withdraw Brexit notice

THE European Union's top legal adviser said on Tuesday Britain had the right to...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Yuan poised for biggest two-day gain in a decade after trade truce

THE real winner from the trade thaw between the US and China is proving to be the yuan.
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

HOCK LOCK SIEW

Brexit may be the panacea to Kwek's M&C headache

THE abrupt departure in September of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels' (M&C)...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM

SGX rejigs listings team, makes new appointments as it expands abroad

THE Singapore Exchange (SGX) has made changes to its listings teams as it boosts its...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Singapore firm to launch blockchain accelerator for startups

SINGAPORE venture capital firm Trive Ventures, formerly known as Tri5 Ventures, has...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Kimly's chairman, executive director arrested, later released on bail

KIMLY'S executive chairman and executive director were arrested by the Commercial...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

CASH-STRAPPED water company Hyflux has been given a new deadline to find a buyer for the...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Investment Outlook 2019

With 2018 drawing to a close, analysts are beginning to cast their gaze towards 2019...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Acromec joint venture to power new energy plant with chicken waste

A SUBSIDIARY of engineering-services provider Acromec is diversifying into the renewable-...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM

SIA, Singtel's Innov8 invest in data startup

SINGAPORE Airlines (SIA) has made its first startup investment since launching a digital...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM

China to encourage some "zombie" firms to restructure

CHINA will encourage "zombie" firms that still retain "business value...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM
STOCKS

STI retreats as market confidence fades

MONDAY'S rally on Asian equity benchmarks, driven by the positive sentiment...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

SUSTAINABILITY of net interest margin (NIM) expansion, and asset quality will determine...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Euro rises as drop in Treasury yield whacks US dollar

THE euro rallied above US$1.14 on Tuesday as a fall in US Treasury yields encouraged...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

British construction PMI growth edges up to 4-month high

CONSTRUCTION activity in the UK grew at the fastest pace in four months in November,...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Greenworks arranges US$440m for clean-energy real estate

GREENWORKS Lending, which provides financing to commercial-property owners working to...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Hotel icon sees communal living as the future

THE next big disruptor in hospitality, according to Ian Schrager, is co-living spaces.
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Canada housing has achieved soft landing, says home builder

CANADA has avoided the kind of housing crashes that has bedevilled countries for decades...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Brexit derivatives brinkmanship pits UK firms against Brussels

UK derivatives-clearing giants including a unit of London Stock Exchange Group plc (LSE)...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Here's how Europe plans to challenge the US dollar's dominance

THE European Union (EU) is set to unveil plans for challenging the US dollar's...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Barclays' Brexit prep sets bar for other top banks

BARCLAYS plc's plan to quickly move European business to Dublin in preparation for...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Oil prices rise 1% on hopes of Opec-led output cuts

OIL prices rose by more than 1 per cent on Tuesday, extending bigger gains from the...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Gold climbs to over 1-month high on weaker US dollar

GOLD prices gained on Tuesday, after hitting a more than one-month high earlier in the...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Tumblr to strip nudity from its platform

TUMBLR announced on Monday that it will ban nearly all nudity from its platform, ending...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Europe's tech scene has diversity problem: Atomico survey

THE European tech sector is still far from addressing its lack of diversity.
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM

NASA space probe reaches asteroid deemed potential threat to Earth

NASA'S deep space explorer Osiris-Rex flew on Monday to within a dozen kilometres of...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Q-and-A site Quora reports data breach of 100m users

USERS of Quora, the question-and-answer site, are asking today: Did my personal data just...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Europe's drug regulator backing away from the UK

EUROPE'S medicines watchdog is bracing to make do without one of its most trusted...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM

UK retail needs Internet tax 'shock', says billionaire boss

THE British government should levy a tax on retailers with online sales accounting for...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Trendy avocados removed from UK menus amid environmental concerns

AVOCADOS, the soft, green superfood, may be falling out of favour with some restaurants...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

STRAIT TALK

Shipping and the trade war torpedo

THE weekend's news that US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Lion Air ponders cancelling Boeing jets in worsening row over crash: sources

INDONESIA'S Lion Air is reviewing airplane purchases from Boeing Co and has not...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Morgan Stanley predicts Ford to cut 25,000 jobs in overhaul

FORD Motor Co's US$11 billion restructuring could cost 25,000 employees their jobs,...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

BOE's Mark Carney hits back at critics of Brexit scenarios

BANK of England (BOE) governor Mark Carney defended the central bank's warnings of a...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM

EU finance ministers clinch eurozone reform deal

EU finance ministers on Tuesday agreed on reforms to better fight against a financial...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka suffers credit rating cuts

TWO international credit rating agencies downgraded Sri Lanka by one notch on Tuesday...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM

RBI policymaker questions India's inflation data

INDIA'S inflation data is once again under scrutiny after a member of the central...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Porn star jokes about sexual tryst with Trump

WHAT KIND of author works blue at a book talk at Politics and Prose? That would be porn...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Kanye West called out for handphone use during The Cher Show

IT'S A FAMILIAR story: Someone goes to a Broadway musical, ignores the audience...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM

First book written about a stock market selling for US$200,000

ON TUESDAY, the first book known to be written about a stock exchange went on sale at...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM

World's most popular travel destinations of 2018

JERUSALEM IS poised to lead growth in inbound arrivals, making the Israeli city one of...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM

EXECUTIVE MONEY

Emerging markets equity: Never waste a crisis

IN 2018 the world economy - and global relations - entered unfamiliar territory, with...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Chasing that US$1.4t prize may cause distress

AS COMPELLING as the US$1.4 trillion pile of distressed assets in China looks, there are...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM
US TREASURIES

Flattening yield curve just produced its first inversions

A SECTION of the US Treasuries yield curve just inverted for the first time in more than...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM

OPINION

Trump, threats and trade terrorism

A TERRORIST threatened to detonate the suicide belt that was strapped to his body and to...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Trump versus the Fed: a very public feud

PRESIDENT Trump, do yourself a favour. Stop attacking the Federal Reserve and its...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Unrest in Malaysia: opposition parties out to show their strength

AS if out of nothing, race relations suddenly snapped in Malaysia. A riot ensued last...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM

Mrs May battles for Brexit withdrawal deal in decisive week

THE House of Commons began on Tuesday a five-day debate on the Brexit withdrawal deal,...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Insurers need to do more to capture the millennial market

ESTABLISHED insurers aren't doing a very good job of delivering value to their...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Make privileged-access security a priority to protect patient data

THE increased use of electronic personal health information (ePHI), coupled with rapid...
PUBLISHED Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Dec 11, 2018 03:22 PM

Decades of growth at risk as China car sales keep dropping

[BEIJING] Car sales in China plunged for a sixth consecutive month, intensifying pressure on global automakers that...
Dec 11, 2018 03:14 PM

'Sold by my brother': the Mekong women pressed into marriage in China

[PHNOM PENH] Everyone did well from Nary's marriage to a Chinese man, except the young Cambodian bride herself,...
Dec 11, 2018 03:05 PM

Thai junta lifts ban on political campaigning ahead of 2019 elections

[BANGKOK] Thailand's junta has lifted a ban on political campaigning ahead of 2019 elections, an order published...
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...
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