Saturday, Dec 08, 2018

TOP STORIES

NOBLE SAGA

Noble disputes regulators' allegations of improper accounting

COMMODITIES trader Noble Group is disputing allegations of possible accounting...
PUBLISHED Dec 8, 2018 05:50 AM
BT EXCLUSIVE

'I was vindicated a long time ago,' says Iceberg's Arnaud on Noble probe

ICEBERG Research's Arnaud Vagner ought to be having his moment now, after three...
PUBLISHED Dec 8, 2018 05:50 AM

British tycoon buys controlling stake in fintech Singapore Life

FINTECH outfit Singapore Life has found a controlling shareholder in British tycoon...
PUBLISHED Dec 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Homegrown SC Auto launches first made-in-Singapore bus to meet demand for coaches

HOMEGROWN bus designer and manufacturer SC Auto has launched the SC Neustar, a bus...
PUBLISHED Dec 8, 2018 05:50 AM

KONE boosts presence here with new HQ

FINNISH elevator maker KONE has expanded its presence in Singapore with a new, 25,000...
PUBLISHED Dec 8, 2018 05:50 AM
LATEST US DATA

Rise in payrolls and wages in November is less than forecast

US payrolls and wages rose by less than forecast in November while the unemployment rate...
PUBLISHED Dec 8, 2018 05:50 AM
OPINION

Huawei case reveals the real US trade war with China

IF you only scan the headlines, you could be forgiven for thinking that the US-China...
PUBLISHED Dec 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Impasse broken, Opec agrees to larger-than-expected output cut

OPEC finally broke an impasse over production curbs, agreeing on a larger-than-expected...
PUBLISHED Dec 8, 2018 05:50 AM

IP watchdog says the word 'Brent' cannot be trademarked

BRENT cannot be trademarked, rules Singapore's intellectual property (IP) watchdog,...
PUBLISHED Dec 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Kuroda defends Japan central bank's ETF purchases

BANK of Japan (BOJ) governor Haruhiko Kuroda said he saw no problems emerging from the...
PUBLISHED Dec 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Japan's October household spending falls unexpectedly

JAPAN'S household spending unexpectedly fell in October, and real wages slipped for...
PUBLISHED Dec 8, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

PUBLISHED Dec 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Medinex opens 14% above IPO price on debut

MEDICAL support services company Medinex made its Catalist debut on Friday at S$0.285, a...
PUBLISHED Dec 8, 2018 05:50 AM

HK shareholder makes general offer for Sunrise Shares at S$0.017 apiece

ELECTRICAL products trader and distributor Sunrise Shares' largest shareholder will...
PUBLISHED Dec 8, 2018 05:50 AM
BT EXCLUSIVE

Best World COO lauds new China strategy as share price surges

BEST World International has begun to see the benefits of changing its business model in...
PUBLISHED Dec 8, 2018 05:50 AM

SGX's derivatives flow faster in Nov as securities dry up

DERIVATIVE trading volumes continued to grow in November on the Singapore Exchange (SGX...
PUBLISHED Dec 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Swissco sells sizeable chunk of offshore support vessels division

THE Judicial managers of marine company Swissco Holdings are disposing of a substantial...
PUBLISHED Dec 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Japan Foods, Minor S'pore to take F&B brands to the region

DINERS could soon slurp away on ramen in the birthplace of pad thai, or vice versa,...
PUBLISHED Dec 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Unitholders vote not to wind up AIMS fund

UNITHOLDERS of dual-listed AIMS Property Securities Fund voted against a winding-up...
PUBLISHED Dec 8, 2018 05:50 AM

SoftBank seeks to assuage investors on mobile outage before IPO

SOFTBANK Group Corp and its bankers held emergency conference calls with institutional...
PUBLISHED Dec 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Low Keng Huat's Q3 net profit down 60%

CONSTRUCTION and property development company Low Keng Huat's net profit for the...
PUBLISHED Dec 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Ride-hailing firm Lyft races to leave Uber behind in IPO chase

RIDE-HAILING company Lyft Inc beat bigger rival Uber Technologies Inc in filing for an...
PUBLISHED Dec 8, 2018 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Another volatile week for Asian markets

IN RECENT months, volatility seems to be the mantra of the markets with this week being a...
PUBLISHED Dec 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

THE H12019 Government Land Sales (GLS) programme has seen a private housing supply cut of...
PUBLISHED Dec 8, 2018 05:50 AM
THE BROAD VIEW

Personal branding of corporate honchos - law of diminishing returns?

CARLOS Ghosn was the darling of the auto industry for over a decade. He could not put a...
PUBLISHED Dec 8, 2018 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

HDB to launch around 15,000 new flats in 2019

THE Housing Board (HDB) will launch about 15,000 new flats in 2019 in neighbourhoods like...
PUBLISHED Dec 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Kampung Admiralty project attracts international attention

KAMPUNG Admiralty, nestled in the Woodlands heartland, buzzes like any HDB community, but...
PUBLISHED Dec 8, 2018 05:50 AM

A 21st-century space in Edwardian clothes

OVER the years, Jonathan Feldman and Lisa Lougee have bought and sold numerous houses.
PUBLISHED Dec 8, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

HK tycoon Gordon Wu tunnelling out of public markets

REAL estate tycoon Gordon Wu, whose plan to build artificial islands around Hong Kong was...
PUBLISHED Dec 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Reits

Highest-yielding real estate investment trusts
PUBLISHED Dec 8, 2018 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

THE BROAD VIEW

A case of foot-in-mouth disease

LIKE many bad ideas, it started innocuously enough. In late November, Dolce & Gabbana...
PUBLISHED Dec 8, 2018 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

THE BROAD VIEW

Singapore: a global playground of infinite possibilities

THE year 2018 has been a truly eventful one for the meetings, incentives, conventions and...
PUBLISHED Dec 8, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

THE FINISH LINE

Battle among London's finest

WITH over a third of the Barclays Premier League season done and dusted, most football...
PUBLISHED Dec 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Tech to the fore for Singapore's seniors

SINGAPORE is reaching a critical juncture for addressing the social impact of its status...
PUBLISHED Dec 8, 2018 05:50 AM

See all the Vermeers in the world - on your phone

JOHANNES Vermeer, whose acute eye captured the quiet beauty of Dutch domestic life, was...
PUBLISHED Dec 8, 2018 05:50 AM
QUESTION TIME WITH MENTOR JOHN

Diversity at the workplace

DIVERSITY at the workplace makes good business sense. Research shows that companies with...
PUBLISHED Dec 8, 2018 05:50 AM
OFFBEAT

Quite a vexing hex

EARLIER this week, I called a bank and had the (dis)pleasure of dealing with an automated...
PUBLISHED Dec 8, 2018 05:50 AM

THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

Leading with purpose

BY any measure, BlackRock's ascent from US$1.2 billion in assets under management (...
PUBLISHED Dec 8, 2018 05:50 AM

INVESTING & WEALTH

Laws of attraction, dating and factor-based investing

THERE are laws of attraction when we seek a partner. We often find ourselves gravitating...
PUBLISHED Dec 8, 2018 05:50 AM
CHART VIEW

90 day anticlimax

THE ARGENTINE APEC meeting gave markets a Christmas present - a 90 day reprieve from the...
PUBLISHED Dec 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Market, economists drifting apart

WHILE Wall Street's traders are betting against the Federal Reserve's ability...
PUBLISHED Dec 8, 2018 05:50 AM
CFA SINGAPORE INSIGHTS

Ethics in focus: Trading in unit trusts

FROM Oct 1 this year, CPF members who make new purchases of products such as investment-...
PUBLISHED Dec 8, 2018 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Jan 23, 2019 06:35 AM

General Electric to cut up to 468 jobs in France: unions

[BELFORT, France] US energy giant General Electric plans to slash up to 468 jobs across France, union sources said...
Jan 23, 2019 06:33 AM

White House denies reports of canceled trade meeting

[WASHINGTON] A top White House aide flatly rejected media reports on Tuesday that Washington had canceled a trade...
Jan 23, 2019 06:32 AM

Trump vows not to 'cave' on 32nd day of government shutdown

[WASHINGTON] President Donald Trump had a message on Tuesday for Democrats hoping he'll relent in the political...
Jan 23, 2019 06:28 AM

US banks boost aid to customers as federal shutdown drags on

[NEW YORK] Lenders across the US are bolstering assistance programs and evaluating how else to help their customers as...
Jan 23, 2019 06:18 AM

Oil settles down 2% as global growth slows, supply rises

[HOUSTON] Oil prices dropped about 2 per cent on Tuesday over concerns the world's stumbling economy could pinch...
Jan 23, 2019 06:05 AM

Europe: UBS and global growth concerns drive down European shares

[LONDON] European shares extended their slide on Tuesday as growth worries weighed on global markets while results from...
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