Monday, Dec 17, 2018

TOP STORIES

OUTLOOK 2019

SGD bond market may see more retail, infrastructure deals in 2019

FIXED income bankers may not be popping much champagne this Christmas given 2018's...
PUBLISHED Dec 17, 2018 05:50 AM
BT EXCLUSIVE

Social enterprise accused of failing to pay freelancers, others

A LOCAL startup calling itself a social enterprise stands accused of owing some S$20,000...
PUBLISHED Dec 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Singapore economy: 7 factors to watch in 2019

Barring surprises, the main forces that could affect the Singapore economy next year have...
PUBLISHED Dec 17, 2018 05:50 AM
NEWS ANALYSIS

What's a growth stock here depends on who you ask

GROWTH stocks are commonly associated with tech stocks on most exchanges, but without...
PUBLISHED Dec 17, 2018 05:50 AM
WALL STREET INSIGHT

US Fed expected to hike rates; focus to shift to policy statement, new forecasts

US stocks fell last week as China reported the first major casualties in the trade war...
PUBLISHED Dec 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Nations hammer out climate pact rules, but it's less than hoped for

NATIONS on Sunday struck a deal to implement the landmark 2015 Paris climate treaty after...
PUBLISHED Dec 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Saudi Arabia's plans for solar energy have yet to see light of day

AROUND the world, high oil prices tend to accelerate the shift to renewable energy and...
PUBLISHED Dec 17, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

TOPLINE

Bean there, done that

SOYA milk and beancurd used to be traditional breakfast items typically found only in...
PUBLISHED Dec 17, 2018 05:50 AM

SIA Engineering Company to sell Australian unit for A$4.5m

SIA Engineering Company (SIAEC) announced late on Friday that it is divesting its entire...
PUBLISHED Dec 17, 2018 05:50 AM
CHARTPOINT

Rupiah sovereign bonds beckon

NEIGHBOURING Indonesia has always offered immense potential. A vast population of 260...
PUBLISHED Dec 17, 2018 05:50 AM

US companies woo workers to rural areas

THEY call it the "Not So Heavy Metal" tour. It is a lighthearted effort by...
PUBLISHED Dec 17, 2018 05:50 AM
STOCKS

All eyes on Fed, Trump and US-China trade talks

EVEN as markets wind down towards Christmas and New Year, there is plenty on the agenda...
PUBLISHED Dec 17, 2018 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

US dollar net longs fall

SPECULATORS pared back net long bets on the US dollar after a nearly two-year high the...
PUBLISHED Dec 17, 2018 05:50 AM
INSIDE INSIGHTS

S$24 million in buybacks; Medinex makes debuts on Catalist

FOR the 2018 year through to Dec 13, the Straits Times Index (STI) generated a 5.8 per...
PUBLISHED Dec 17, 2018 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Hotel investors continue to bet on high-end segment

THE world's most affluent travellers are showing little sensitivity to higher room...
PUBLISHED Dec 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Billionaire newly-weds to move into swanky home

AS the celebrations from what many in India are calling the wedding of the year wind down...
PUBLISHED Dec 17, 2018 05:50 AM

UK govt to stop use of illicit money in property purchases by foreigners

UNTIL quite recently, Zamira Hajiyeva was living the high life, according to British...
PUBLISHED Dec 17, 2018 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

A painful 2019 forecast for emerging markets

IF Jason Daw is right, some of the world's biggest investors are setting themselves...
PUBLISHED Dec 17, 2018 05:50 AM

The best place to put money? Your mattress

STOCKS? Messy. Bonds? Meh. Commodities? Not pretty. Most years, financial markets are a...
PUBLISHED Dec 17, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

The bubble's losing air. Get ready for a crisis

THE "everything bubble" is deflating. The fact that it's happening...
PUBLISHED Dec 17, 2018 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Commodities investors seek a return to fundamentals in 2019

MORE fundamentals, less drama. That's what investors are looking for in commodities...
PUBLISHED Dec 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Solar companies say Trump's trade war recently 'took a toll' on them

SOLAR energy providers were among the first to be hit by President Donald Trump's...
PUBLISHED Dec 17, 2018 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

More humans working alongside robots

WHEN Robo Global's team recently gathered at the New York Stock Exchange to...
PUBLISHED Dec 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Shenzhen gets set for next-gen transformation

THE southern city of Shenzhen is the symbol of the transformative reforms launched by...
PUBLISHED Dec 17, 2018 05:50 AM

5G: A revolution not without its risks

THE recent diplomatic dust-up over Chinese telecoms company Huawei, one of the leaders in...
PUBLISHED Dec 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Huawei losing allies in Europe over growing security concerns

THE US has been pushing governments for months to block Huawei Technologies from telecom...
PUBLISHED Dec 17, 2018 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Tech startups can save healthcare billions by getting patients to their medical appointments

AS America's baby boomers are hitting 65 at a rate of 10,000 a day, and healthier...
PUBLISHED Dec 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Coco Ichibanya opens its first European outlet in London 

COCO Ichibanya has more than 1,100 restaurants in Japan and about 150 more around the...
PUBLISHED Dec 17, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Free public transportation isn't for everyone

THIS month, the government of Luxembourg said it will make all public transportation in...
PUBLISHED Dec 17, 2018 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Boeing opens first 737 plant in China amid trade war

BOEING Co opened its first 737 completion plant in China on Saturday, a strategic...
PUBLISHED Dec 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Nissan probe into Ghosn puts scrutiny on 'CEO fund' and Dutch unit

NISSAN Motor Co Ltd investigators are examining former chairman Carlos Ghosn's use...
PUBLISHED Dec 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Baltic Exchange Shipping Insights

A positive end to last week after a somewhat uncertain start as some gains made were...
PUBLISHED Dec 17, 2018 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

US Fed to hike again but hints at pause in 2019

THE US Federal Reserve is likely to raise interest rates in the coming week but...
PUBLISHED Dec 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Calls for unified Parliament and referendum to avoid hard, no-deal Brexit

BRITISH Prime Minister Theresa May's Cabinet believes that her deal with the...
PUBLISHED Dec 17, 2018 05:50 AM

As Brexit muddles along, Trump roots for a full break

AS Britain's divorce from the European Union stumbles ahead, hardliners pushing for...
PUBLISHED Dec 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Wickremesinghe returns as Sri Lanka PM as crisis nears end

RANIL Wickremesinghe was sworn in as Sri Lanka's prime minister on Sunday, making a...
PUBLISHED Dec 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Trade war: Small signs of progress in US-China talks

THOUGH markets are on edge and the arrest of a top Chinese executive threatened to spark...
PUBLISHED Dec 17, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

China confronts its eternal dilemma

CHINA'S top leaders meet this week in Beijing to set economic policy objectives for...
PUBLISHED Dec 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Western tourists trickle into Saudi Arabia as it tries to open up

WESTERN tourists, a rarity in Saudi Arabia, visited over the weekend under a new visa...
PUBLISHED Dec 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Disarray in Europe and US leaves a hole where 'the West' was

THE old conundrum of who to call if you want to speak to "Europe" now applies...
PUBLISHED Dec 17, 2018 05:50 AM

French luxury dynasty battle in court over Mona Lisa of Ferraris

THE descendants of a French luxury leather dynasty sparred in a bitter court case last...
PUBLISHED Dec 17, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Seriously, Prada, what were you thinking?

A DISPLAY Of expensive tchotchkes in the windows of Prada's Soho boutique in...
PUBLISHED Dec 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Emily Blunt puts spoonful of British class into Mary Poppins

EMILY BLUNT was more than a little nervous about stepping into Julie Andrews' laced-...
PUBLISHED Dec 17, 2018 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Jan 23, 2019 01:15 PM

Singapore stocks: STI resumes Wednesday afternoon at 3,186.03, down 0.2% on day

SINGAPORE stocks fell on Wednesday afternoon's trading resumption, with the Straits Times Index declining 0.21 per...
Jan 23, 2019 01:07 PM

Thai king signs decree approving first election since coup

[BANGKOK] Thailand's king has issued a royal decree endorsing the first general election since a 2014 coup, the...
Jan 23, 2019 01:07 PM

Singapore's headline, core inflation pick up in December; prices expected to rise faster in 2019

SINGAPORE saw both its headline and core inflation pick up in December, according to the latest Department of...
Jan 23, 2019 12:51 PM

Singapore releases AI model governance framework at World Economic Forum

[DAVOS] Singapore has released a model governance framework for artificial intelligence (AI), which companies in...
Jan 23, 2019 12:38 PM

Singapore-based GBCI Ventures opens US$100m smart city fund

SINGAPORE-BASED smart city investor GBCI Ventures has launched a US$100 million development fund for technologies such...
Jan 23, 2019 12:38 PM

Gold steady as global growth, trade worries raise safe-haven demand

[BENGALURU] Gold prices held steady on Wednesday, after rising the most since Jan 9 the day before, on demand for safe-...
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