Friday, Dec 14, 2018

TOP STORIES

The rise of co-living, in BT Weekend

FANCY sharing your rented abode with like-minded flatmates, in an arrangement where your...
PUBLISHED Dec 14, 2018 05:50 AM
NEWS ANALYSIS

May's Brexit deal could fail unless EU leaders lend support

THE initial reaction of both the United Kingdom and European markets was relief as...
PUBLISHED Dec 14, 2018 05:50 AM
OUTLOOK 2019

Housing demand could still fuel 2019 growth in Singapore

THE local housing market could still support Singapore's growth in 2019, despite the...
PUBLISHED Dec 14, 2018 05:50 AM

Slowdown in Asia next year before H2 recovery: Nomura

IT'S going to get worse before it gets better. Nomura economists believe that 2019...
PUBLISHED Dec 14, 2018 05:50 AM

Singapore acts to stop unilateral third-party arbitration amid spat

SINGAPORE has filed a declaration under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the...
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Q3 labour market improves but hiring may be slowing: MOM

THE labour market continued to improve in the third quarter of this year, but several...
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Lazada CEO, co-founder Poignant expects 'watershed' year in 2019

LAZADA Group has named co-founder Pierre Poignant as its new chief executive officer,...
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ECB ends long-running QE stimulus programme

THE European Central Bank (ECB) took the watershed decision to halt its 2.6 trillion-euro...
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Grab secures US$150 million investment from Yamaha

GRAB is attracting more global backers as the Asian ride-hailing service fights Uber...
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Oei calls for EGM on Raffles Edu rights issue

TYCOON Oei Hong Leong wants Raffles Education Corporation to hold a shareholders'...
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COMPANIES & MARKETS

Quarz urges Sunningdale Tech to return cash to shareholders

SHARES of Sunningdale Tech jumped six cents or 4.29 per cent to S$1.46 on Thursday after...
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Acra investigating China Environment

CHINA Environment announced before trading hours on Thursday that it is being...
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Del Monte Pacific in the black in Q2 on one-off expenses a year ago

FOOD and beverage company Del Monte Pacific posted a net profit of US$8.4 million for the...
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Silkroad Nickel secures S$400m long-term contract to supply nickel ore

A SUBSIDIARY of Indonesian nickel mining group Silkroad Nickel has signed a new offtake...
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FSL Trust subsidiaries to buy two product tankers for US$97.6m

FIRST Ship Lease Trust (FSL Trust) plans to buy two product tankers for a total of US$97...
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China's WuXi AppTec ends flat on HK debut

SHARES of Chinese medical tech platform WuXi AppTec ended flat on their first day of...
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GAM stock drops 30% on loss forecast of 925m Swiss francs

GAM Holding's bad year just got a lot worse...
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Bonmarche shares plunge after dire warning on profit, dividend

BONMARCHE shares sank 50 per cent on Thursday after the women's fashion chain said...
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Shopper360 hires group CEO to drive growth and strategic offerings

SHOPPER360 has hired former Facebook Malaysia client partner Matthew Ho to take on the...
PUBLISHED Dec 14, 2018 05:50 AM

Ex-OCBC dealer allegedly made unlawful trades that caused losses

OVER more than two years, a dealer at OCBC bank allegedly made numerous unauthorised...
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Corporate digest

THE furniture seller's independent auditors issued a disclaimer of opinion on its...
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STOCKS

Markets rise amid mixed signals on trade war

AMID A DAY of mixed messages on the trade war front, markets chose to focus on Thursday...
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Brokers' take

First Real Estate Investment Trust (FREIT) is looking to rebalance its portfolio, where...
PUBLISHED Dec 14, 2018 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Euro's gains held back by caution over ECB meeting

THE EURO struggled to stay in positive territory on Thursday after the European Central...
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REAL ESTATE

Eurokars Group buys 23 Leng Kee Rd for S$33m

MOTOR trade entrepreneur Karsono Kwee's Eurokars Group is expanding its property...
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Brexit worries push UK house price gauge to six-year low

A MEASURE of British house prices hit a six-year low in November as the approach of...
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Charity helping single Japanese mothers wins award

A JAPANESE charity that turns empty homes into housing for single mothers has won a major...
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US mortgage activity hits 2-month high as interest rates fall

US borrowers filed the most loan requests to buy a home and to refinance one in two...
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Manhattan rents drop in November after 2 months of increases

MANHATTAN'S apartment renters got a break in November, with leasing costs dropping...
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Developers use 'try before you buy' tactic to induce luxury home buyers

WHEN San Diego residents Marty Smith and Tracy Park realised they'd soon be empty...
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BANKING & FINANCE

COMMENTARY

The Greek banking tragedy and how to end it

IF A COUNTRY has a problem with its banks, the thing to do is to come up with a strategy...
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2 US senators seek probe of Deutsche's compliance history

WALL Street critic Elizabeth Warren is joining with a fellow Senate Democrat in seeking a...
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Pandora selloff hits US$7b in its worst year since 2011

THE WORLD'S biggest jewellery maker had another very bad day on the stock exchange,...
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ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Singapore energy-saving firm wins S$45m KKR investment

KKR & Co is buying a stake of as much as S$45 million in Barghest Building...
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China turns up gas heat in 3.29m more homes

CHINA has switched another 3.29 million households to gas heating this winter, Reuters...
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Too early to tell if Opec+ cuts will succeed: IEA

THE International Energy Agency (IEA) said that it's too early to tell whether oil-...
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TECHNOLOGY

Huawei troubles spell opportunity for Samsung as 5G nears

GROWING security concerns surrounding Huawei Technologies Co may help Samsung Electronics...
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Inside Huawei's secret headquarters, China is shaping the future

THE surprise arrest of Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies Co,...
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Apple suppliers may move iPhone production if tariffs hit 25%

APPLE Inc's suppliers will keep making iPhones in China if the US imposes tariffs on...
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Australian regulator casts doubt on telco mega-merger, shares slammed

THE Australian consumer watchdog warned that a A$15 billion (S$14.9 billion) tie-up...
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TRANSPORT

EU court backs cities' complaint on emissions, scraps higher NOx limits

A EUROPEAN Union (EU) court upheld on Thursday a complaint by the city authorities of...
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Madrid temporarily bans most polluting vehicles

MADRID on Wednesday temporarily banned the oldest, most polluting vehicles from driving...
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NEWS ANALYSIS

Nissan-Renault alliance faces a leadership crisis

DURING the nearly two decades he dominated the alliance of Renault and Nissan, Carlos...
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Nissan plans to boost external board seats: source

NISSAN Motor Co Ltd plans to boost the number of external board members and set up a...
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Boeing's 737 deliveries rise in November

BOEING Co delivered 61 of its best-selling 737 single-aisle aircraft in November, up from...
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GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

China's rich rush to shelter US$1t from new taxes

WEALTHY CHINESE are rushing to shelter assets and income in overseas trusts before new...
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China to keep 2019 growth within reasonable range, says politburo

CHINA WILL keep its economic growth within a reasonable range next year, striving to...
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Top Sri Lanka court rules against president's snap election plan

SRI LANKA'S top court ruled against President Maithripala Sirisena's plan to...
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Japan confirms economy in 2nd best stretch of post-war growth

JAPAN IS having its second-best stretch of uninterrupted post-war growth, the government...
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UK court rules Scotland partly overstepped powers over Brexit bill

SCOTLAND'S devolved parliament partially overstepped its constitutional reach when...
PUBLISHED Dec 14, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Actors' guild fete box-office hits

IF Wednesday's Screen Actors Guild (SAG) nominations serve as a traditional Oscars...
PUBLISHED Dec 14, 2018 05:50 AM

Most unforgettable wines of 2018

IT'S A PRIVILEGE and necessity of my job to drink many wines over the course of a...
PUBLISHED Dec 14, 2018 05:50 AM

OPINION

THE BOTTOM LINE

The Fed's latest worry - financial markets

PAY attention to the financial markets. If the Great Recession and 2008-09 financial...
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Markets in Cambodia cheer first bond issue

The Cambodian financial markets have welcomed with gusto the first issue of a corporate...
PUBLISHED Dec 14, 2018 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Benchmarks for surgical fees raise transparency; help keep lid on costs

THE Ministry of Health's recent publication of fee benchmarks for common surgical...
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Time for China to live up to its pledges on climate change

EVERY year, China burns as much coal as the rest of the world combined, and every year...
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COMMENTARY

Auditors, audit committees should aim to raise their game

THE implementation of Enhanced Auditor Reporting Standards in 2016 has marked a paradigm...
PUBLISHED Dec 14, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Effective corporate giving: Striving for better, always

ONE of the recent meaningful philanthropic works supported by Singaporeans is a...
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Lifestyle

Raising the stakes at Bacchanalia

A GOOD restaurant is kind of like a well-thought-out argument. It's one that holds...
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Fire up your winter cocktails with the amazing amari

LIKE putting away the flip-flops and taking out the boots, changing your cocktail...
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Sweet Dreams Of Christmas

YOU COULD SAY that visions of sugar plums - not to mention gold flakes, white truffles...
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Michael Tay

He was a kampung boy who grew up to become a wine-drinking, music-loving plenipotentiary...
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Kicks For Autobots

Puma and Hasbro have teamed up to create an exclusive Transformers capsule collection in...
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By George!

Local retro-pop fans will never get to see the late George Michael 'live' in...
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Go Green And Prosper

Defiantly drink through metal straws, re-use plastic, and acknowledge climate change at...
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Sharp Shooter

If you fancy yourself a pretty handy street photographer who enjoys capturing the...
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Art Pages

Premier publisher Phaidon makes some of best books in the world.
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Snow Place Like Helsinki

If you want to sing along to White Christmas and mean it, then consider wintry Helsinki...
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Holiday Homes

FOR AS LONG as she can remember, Lynette Wong has always celebrated Christmas at home. It...
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A Toast to Christmas

“I wanted to create a punch that could be shared among friends and loved ones for the...
PUBLISHED Dec 14, 2018 05:50 AM

A Smarter Watch

A smarter watch — Montblanc’s new smart watch is better than its first in many ways.
PUBLISHED Dec 14, 2018 05:50 AM

DIY Christmas Decor

“A centrepiece on the dining table would complete the look”, says floral designer Aude...
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Gifts for Every Style

Architecture and geometry are your favourite subjects.
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A Rattan Business

Wicker furniture can be seen in any stylish furniture label’s outdoor collection, but...
PUBLISHED Dec 14, 2018 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Jan 23, 2019 06:39 AM

Trump tells spokeswoman 'not to bother' with press briefings

[WASHINGTON] President Donald Trump said Tuesday he has told his chief spokeswoman Sarah Sanders "not to bother...
Jan 23, 2019 06:39 AM

Apple supplier loses half its value but no selloff from foreign funds

[CHINA] Han's Laser Technology Industry Group Co has lost US$5 billion, or half its value, since the summer, swept...
Jan 23, 2019 06:36 AM

Waymo revs up self-driving car making near Motor City

[SAN FRANCISCO] Waymo on Tuesday announced it will rev up its self-driving car production by establishing a factory...
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...
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