Friday, Dec 07, 2018

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NOBLE SAGA

Noble relisting is off; assets found to be potentially inflated

THE relisting of commodity-trader Noble Group will not proceed on Dec 11 as targeted,...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Private housing supply from H1 2019 land sales cut by 20%

THE government has cut the private housing supply from its first-half 2019 land sales...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Do diets work? Find out in BT weekend

THE festive season - and attendant feasting - is just around the corner, and with it, or...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Trade war drives companies to review business plans: AmCham

IN the face of trade tensions between the United States and China, members of the...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Singapore extends port limits off Tuas, says will guard sovereignty

SINGAPORE has extended its port limits off Tuas in response to Malaysia's latest...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Variety of choice sites on H1 slate; seven of total 14 sites are new

The Ministry of National Development's first-half 2019 Government Land Sales supply...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM

China protests against top Huawei exec's arrest in Canada

A TOP executive and daughter of the founder of Chinese telecom giant Huawei has been...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM
STARTUPS

SolarHome raises US$10m for expansion plans

SINGAPORE-BASED startup SolarHome - which sells pay-as-you-go solar power systems to...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Cloud startup Sansan raises 3b yen in Series E funding

TOKYO-based cloud startup Sansan has raised three billion yen (S$36 million) in Series E...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Hong Kong fears that Trump will end its special trading status

HONG Kong business groups are starting to worry that the Trump administration will open...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

Keppel's diversity makes it better value than pure O&M play: Goldman

KEPPEL Corp's non-oil and gas businesses are gaining more heft for the conglomerate...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Asia-Pac banks' outlook stable: Moody's

BANKS in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) are in good shape, which will help them face more...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Rekindled US-China tensions hit Asian markets

ASIAN markets were dealt another blow on Thursday as optimism from the US-China trade...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

SIA Engineering's share price, close to nine-year lows, has been on a decline for...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

US dollar, yen rise on revival of US-China trade jitters

THE US dollar and the yen rose on Thursday after the arrest in Canada of a top executive...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Nasdaq steals HK's crown for most IPOs in 2018: report

THE Nasdaq has toppled Hong Kong to clinch the highest number of initial public offerings...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Stamford Tyres Q2 profit drops 98.8% on costs

TYRE and wheels distributor Stamford Tyres Corp reported second-quarter net profit of...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Raffles Education plans 2-for-10 rights issue to repay loans from CEO

RAFFLES Education Corporation is proposing a rights issue to partially repay debt,...
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HOT STOCK

Rich Capital shares up 16.7%

SHARES in Catalist-listed Rich Capital Holdings were on a tear, gaining some 33.3 per...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Meidi-Ya and famed ramen eatery to open in Great World revamp

JAPANESE supermarket Meidi-Ya and renowned ramen restaurant Hototogisu Ramen are among...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Baby boomers spark surge in demand for luxury eldercare

THE restaurant at Fountaingrove Lodge has a sweeping view of California's Sonoma...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Brookfield to be top NY landlord after Forest City deal closes

CANADA'S Brookfield Asset Management Inc will be the largest single commercial...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Pre-Brexit hoarding sparks frenzy for warehouse space in Britain

IN a vast warehouse complex 64 km north of London, staff are wrestling with ways to cram...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Sydney's most iconic House soars in value as home prices are plunging

THE Sydney Opera House's price tag has been put at A$6.2 billion (S$6.16 billion),...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

'Brexit premium' driving up euro borrowing costs for UK firms

BRITISH companies are being forced to pay more to borrow on international bond markets...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM

RBS chief tense about Brexit; warns Labour on break-up

ROSS McEwan surprised markets in October when Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc made a...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM

RBI softens hawkish tone as India's inflation cools

INDIA'S central bank struck a less hawkish tone on Wednesday, signalling it was open...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Zuckerberg endorsed customer data access despite misgivings

FACEBOOK chief executive Mark Zuckerberg questioned the business case for giving millions...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Harvey Weinstein embarks on 'marketing campaign' via e-mail plea to sow doubt

MOST people facing trial hunker down and keep quiet, afraid that speaking out might anger...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Admit it, Britain. You like German grocers

AT AN Aldi grocery store overlooking the rugged Kent coast in south-east England,...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM

World's strictest food-label law sees one Chilean firm fighting back

ONE of the biggest food companies in Chile is lashing out at a law that has made shopping...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Tesla kicks off bidding to build Gigafactory in China as trade war bites

TESLA Inc has opened a tender process to build its Shanghai Gigafactory, and at least one...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Chinese electric-car maker BYD eyes listing of battery business

BYD Co, the electric-car maker backed by Warren Buffett, plans to list its battery...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Toyota frets over hit to car sales from Trump's 25% tariffs

TOYOTA Motor Corp executives still fret that President Donald Trump's proposed auto...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Nissan hit by new inspection scandal: report

NISSAN plans to conduct another recall owing to "improper" tests on new...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Can UK renounce Brexit on its own? EU court to decide on Monday

THE European Court of Justice is expected to announce on Monday whether or not Britain...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM

EU plans tough line against tech companies

EU lawmakers agreed on Thursday to take a tougher stance against tech giants such as...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Sri Lanka's political crisis hits tourism hard

SRI Lanka's travel industry is starting to suffer the fallout of a political crisis...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

'Tis the season to make children's wishes come true

MAKE-A-WISH Singapore concluded the fifth edition of Santa Run for Wishes 2018, an annual...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM

She's the voice for N African and Middle Eastern art

GALLERIST Selma Feriani's debut at Art Basel Miami Beach is likely to garner...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM

World's first honey bee vaccine seeks to save dying pollinators

A GROWING number of honey bees die each year due to pesticides, vanishing habitats, poor...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM

OPINION

Pre-poll investing gathers pace in India

THE great Indian election carnival in the stock market - which happens once in five years...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Trumpism is the result of Republican climate denial

MANY observers seem baffled by Republican fealty to Donald Trump - the party's...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Business must step up on climate change when governments falter

THE pushing, pulling and fraying of wills and self-interest that went into the G-20...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Working world can benefit from lifelong learning ecosystem

THE thriving businesses from yesteryear may be nowhere in sight, while today's...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Are China's trade practices really unfair?

THE temporary truce reached by US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Why staying happy means staying busy

WHY do investors trade stocks? Why do scientists make discoveries? Why do gangsters fight...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Lifestyle

Zén of Nordic cuisine

IT'S beginning to look a lot like Christ... no wait, Stockholm. If you're...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM
A Season Of Giving

A Personal Christmas

For your favourite collector, the ultimate coup will be to get hold of Suntory’s newly...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM
Interview

Santa Claus

SANTA CLAUS IS coming to town. In fact, he’s just arrived - just in time to assert his...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Tarte Treats

Acclaimed pastry chef Cheryl Koh of the two Michelin-starred restaurant Les Amis and...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Festive Spirit

In the spirit of Christmas, local pop band The Sam Willows has helped to make Nurul...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Squeaky Clean

Are you going to bed with your makeup on because you’re too tired to remove it? With the...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Ballet Beauty

Few fairy tale ballets have the pedigree of Sleeping Beauty. The 128-year-old classic was...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Smooth Operator

Three years after his acclaimed debut album, honey-voiced homeboy Charlie Lim returns...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Virtual Versailles

For the first time, you can tour The Palace of Versailles without having to hop onto a...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Personal Space

Let's face it: bikes belong to the great outdoors and not in the living room but if...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Holiday Home

You’ve shopped from their repertoire of affordable fast fashion with a Swedish twist, now...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM
A Season Of Giving

Gifts For The Home

Festive greetings and thoughts sent to family and friends via WhatsApp messages are often...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM
A Season Of Giving

Gifts for the art lover

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A Season Of Giving

Strap Value

UNLESS MONEY IS no object, good luck finding a watchmaker willing to make you a...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Heaven-scent

​THERE is a unique scent out there with your name on it, one that not only reflects who...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM
A Season Of Giving

Party Ready

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Staying power

IT’S HOTTER THAN the cola drink it’s nicknamed after. Customers thirsting for Rolex’s...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM

A Taste Of Christmas Tradition

THIRTY years ago, foie gras was seen as a prized treat for Christmas and celebratory...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Retro Fever

Market risk manager Daryl Foo fondly remembers his childhood days, spending time at his...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM

The Rad Ad Days

Way before television and video ads started popping up on Facebook and smart devices,...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Dec 13, 2018 09:55 PM

End to crisis-fighting era as ECB shuts off stimulus

[FRANKFURT] A chapter of eurozone history came to a close Thursday when the European Central Bank withdrew a key...
Dec 13, 2018 07:54 PM

Delong's Indonesian steel project to be delayed to June 2019 from end-2018

CHINESE steelmaker Delong Holdings announced on Thursday delays in construction of its mega steel plant at the ...
Dec 13, 2018 07:20 PM

Furniture seller Lorenzo's auditors issue disclaimer of opinion on financials

LORENZO International's independent auditors have issued a disclaimer of opinion on the furniture seller's...
Dec 13, 2018 06:30 PM

Daily Debrief: What Happened Today

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Dec 13, 2018 05:49 PM

Singapore shares end higher on Thursday

SINGAPORE stocks closed higher on Thursday, with the Straits Times Index up 0.36 per cent or 11.09 points to 3,111.08.
Dec 13, 2018 05:39 PM

Malaysia: Shares end higher on Thursday

MALAYSIA share prices closed higher on Thursday, with the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Composite Index up 12.73...
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