Thursday, Dec 06, 2018

TOP STORIES

BT EXCLUSIVE

Singapore sprouts innovation centres

PUTTING on your thinking cap? Some professionals can now do so in dedicated "...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM

SMEs expect lower turnover in 2018; sentiment weighed down by trade war: survey

MORE small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore are expecting a decline in...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM

The most wonderful time of the year

IT'S time to dust off the Christmas tree, buy a sweet-smelling fresh one and fill...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM
FOREIGN FORAYS

Builders venture abroad for new income streams, to diversify

SINGAPORE property developers have been diversifying into new markets and business...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM
FOREIGN FORAYS

Outbound real estate capital slightly lower than last year's: C&W

OUTBOUND real-estate investments from Singapore in this year so far are slightly lower...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Small-car COE lowest in more than 8 years

CERTIFICATE of entitlement (COE) premiums ended mostly lower in the latest tender on Dec...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM
CYBERSECURITY BOOM

Cybersecurity industry sees large salary increases amid talent crunch

A DEARTH of cybersecurity talent plaguing Singapore has resulted in local industry salary...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM
CYBERSECURITY BOOM

Singtel and StarHub bank big on cybersecurity

SINGAPORE'S two biggest listed telcos have been ploughing big money into...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Singapore poised to reap the benefits of mobility

DYSON'S announcement that it will build its electric car in Singapore highlights not...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Plan unveiled to help the media industry become digital-ready

SMALL-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as professionals in the media industry...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

HOCK LOCK SIEW

AI principles should pave way for open probes on data usage

THERE is gnawing unease when it comes to the use of artificial intelligence (AI) for data...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM

BreadTalk enters Europe with Din Tai Fung's London flagship

THE Taiwanese restaurant famous for its "xiao long bao" (steamed pork dumplings...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM

OCBC neutral on residential property, predicts -3% to 2% price change in 2019

OCBC analysts are taking a cautious stance on Singapore's residential property...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM

StarHub unveils new mobile plans amid group restructuring

SINGAPORE telcos have not endeared themselves to consumers, a situation StarHub hopes to...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Ace Achieve Infocom's full year profit falls 75%

ACE Achieve Infocom's full year net profit shrank about 75 per cent year-on-year to...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Boom turns to bust for Asia hedge funds

LAST year's boom has turned to bust for Asia-focused hedge funds...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Kimly: Business as usual after arrest of key directors

COFFEESHOP chain Kimly's executive directors will carry on with their duties while...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

CATALIST-listed builder Sysma Holdings has won an S$18.6 million contract to build a two-...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Asian markets down on Wall Street sell-off

HIS tweets may have bearing on market sentiment and shake indices but US President Donald...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

The Ministry of Health recently published fee benchmark guidelines for surgical...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

US dollar pressured by falling yields

THE US dollar edged up on Wednesday but remained under pressure as an inversion of a part...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Canary Wharf lures new bank tenant in much-needed win over London's City

BATTLING Brexit and a decade-long retreat of banks, Canary Wharf Group plc is on the cusp...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Tax perks bring new life to declining towns in US interior

WHILE a housing crisis rages in high-priced coastal cities, where modest homes can sell...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Siemens seeks faster growth in smart buildings

SIEMENS wants to grow its building technologies business faster than the overall...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Urban planners look to Vienna to solve housing problems

VIENNA'S sumptuous imperial palaces may be the main draw for the many millions of...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Ground floor unit at Coronation Shopping Plaza going for S$35m

A PRIME ground-floor strata commercial space at Coronation Shopping Plaza has been put up...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

BOJ official says central bank has room to boost stimulus, rebuffs demerit worries

BANK of Japan (BOJ) deputy governor Masazumi Wakatabe said on Wednesday that the central...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Deutsche 'settles Frankfurt probe into dividend-and-tax deals'

DEUTSCHE Bank AG settled a Frankfurt General Prosecutor's Office investigation into...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM

China central bank putting out more statements in English

CHINA'S quiet central bank wants to tell you more about monetary policy...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM

BofA names 2 execs to replace late wealth management head

BANK of America Corp added two executives to its management team to fill the role left by...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Stretched Australian households cast doubt on central bank's outlook

AUSTRALIANS' reluctance to spend in the middle of a property slump is dragging on...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Oil prices fall on swelling glut, economic growth concerns

OIL fell on Wednesday as a swelling supply glut and signs of an economic slowdown weighed...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Denmark, UK, Canada top global league for climate measures

DENMARK, Britain and Canada are the top countries when it comes to implementing measures...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM

S Korean company plans to build LNG import terminal in Australia

A SOUTH Korea-based company has proposed building a terminal on Australia's east...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Glencore's Singapore head of oil takes over as LNG boss

GLENCORE'S head of oil in Singapore Quek Chin Thean has become the new director of...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Rise in US police use of drones triggers backlash over spying and other abuses

LAW-ENFORCEMENT agencies across the country have adopted using aerial drones to map crime...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM

'Foreign entity' said to have hacked GOP officials' e-mails

THE campaign committee for House Republicans discovered in April that the e-mail accounts...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Apple assembler Foxconn mulls iPhone factory in Vietnam

FOXCONN, the world's biggest electronics contract manufacturer and a key Apple Inc...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM

New York sets first minimum wage for Uber,  Lyft drivers

NEW YORK City's Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) voted on Tuesday to set a...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Americans' holiday trash surge makes matters worse for struggling recyclers

AMERICANS generate 25 per cent more trash during the holiday season and, historically,...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Takeda's long battle for US$62b Shire acquisition clears shareholder hurdle

CHRISTOPHE Weber, the chief executive officer of Takeda Pharmaceutical Co, has faced a...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Visa, Mastercard offer to cap tourist card fees to end EU probe

VISA and Mastercard have offered to cap the fees charged on card payments made by...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM

New Zealand's Fonterra to unwind JV with China's Beingmate

NEW Zealand dairy giant Fonterra said on Wednesday it had reached a provisional agreement...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Hyundai, Gwangju city eye deal on low-cost carmaking joint venture

SOUTH Korea's Hyundai Motor and a local government partner are aiming to sign a...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Daimler floats plan to increase stake in China venture: sources

DAIMLER AG has raised the prospect of boosting its stake in a joint venture with Chinese...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Face scans replace paper boarding passes at Atlanta airport

FACE scans have officially replaced paper boarding passes and passports for travellers...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Theresa May losing control over Brexit endgame in war with Parliament

UK Prime Minister Theresa May is locked in a power struggle with the British Parliament...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM

China confident it can clinch US trade pact

CHINA expressed confidence on Wednesday that it can reach a trade deal with the United...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM

ECB policymakers debate new ways out of easy money

EUROPEAN Central Bank policymakers are debating ways to wean the euro zone off years of...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM

US November job market's strength may surprise investors

INVESTORS primed for moderation in the US labour market may be surprised by the strength...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH

Revamped venue and a focused programme

FOR art fairs, consistency is next to godliness. Deep-pocketed patrons like to be...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Turner Prize goes to Charlotte Prodger for films shot on iPhone

CHARLOTTE Prodger, a Glasgow-based artist who makes films using her iPhone, has won this...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Chanel sheds lizard, crocodile and snake skin

CHANEL has become the first luxury fashion house to turn its back on exotic animal pelts...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM

OPINION

How data-rich Asean can leverage this resource

DATA is increasingly turning into a resource that can transform economies. A study by...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Tariff Man's trade war will claim innocent victims

IN a series of tweets this week, President Donald Trump announced that he was a "...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Brexit reaching parliamentary climax in the self-harming UK

FUTURE historians will wonder why British politicians caused a great nation to self-harm...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM

More needed to scale up sustainability in businesses

SUSTAINABILITY has firmly been in the global spotlight for some time. Close to 200...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Will Americans be ready for the 'Next America'?

I HAVE this feeling that the 2020 presidential election in the United States will be...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Cyber resilience is a choice - one that should be made now

WHEN choosing an office or factory location for a business, risk managers typically look...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2018 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Dec 11, 2018 03:30 PM

Bombardier CEO sees rail unit speeding up after ‘system choked’

[MONTREAL] Bombardier Inc., North America's biggest maker of passenger rail equipment, will rely on...
Dec 11, 2018 03:27 PM

Australian shares close up, healthcare bounces; NZ up

[BENGALURU] Australian shares edged higher on Tuesday as China confirmed it was moving ahead on trade talks with the...
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...
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