Saturday, Jan 05, 2019

TOP STORIES

Scrapping retirement: the case for tapping the senior workforce

In today's workplace, more companies are asking their older employees if they want...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2019 05:50 AM
OUTLOOK 2019

Banks partner fintechs in quest for digital dominance

THERE is a power play ahead for Singapore banks as they cosy up to fintechs that offer...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2019 05:50 AM

Global M&A value up in 2018, but deal count down for the first time since 2010: report

CHEAP financing, pressure on companies to consolidate, and competition from sponsors...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2019 05:50 AM

China slashes banks' reserve requirements again as growth slows

CHINA'S central bank said on Friday it was cutting the amount of cash that banks...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2019 05:50 AM

ARA, Chelsfield acquire Manulife Centre in Singapore for S$555.5m

ARA Asset Management and British property group Chelsfield have jointly acquired Manulife...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2019 05:50 AM

Flynn Park, Choon Kim House have second go at en bloc sale

The freehold 72-unit Flynn Park, off Pasir Panjang Road, has a minimum price of S$363.8...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2019 05:50 AM

Better matches, more listings on govt job portal

Developed by Workforce Singapore (WSG) in partnership with the Government Technology...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2019 05:50 AM

Employment dispute claims can now be filed online

FROM Jan 7, people involved in an employment dispute will be able to file their claims...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2019 05:50 AM
LATEST US DATA

Payrolls rise 312,000; wages top estimates

US EMPLOYERS added the most workers in 10 months as wage gains accelerated and labour...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2019 05:50 AM

Singapore must continue to transform economy amid global uncertainties: Heng

SINGAPORE must continue to innovate and transform its economy in the face of...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2019 05:50 AM

Top British CEOs earn in a week what workers make in a year

THE year has just begun, but by Friday afternoon the CEOs of Britain's biggest...
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COMPANIES & MARKETS

No bear market yet, but expect volatility to persist: DBS

INVESTORS spooked by the recent equity market bloodshed, take heart - compared to...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2019 05:50 AM

Platinum Equity Advisors makes S$1.33 per share cash offer for PCI

AMERICAN private equity firm Platinum Equity Advisors has offered to acquire all the...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2019 05:50 AM

RHT Health Trust seeks 6-mth extension to maturity of S$120m notes

RHT Health Trust is asking holders of S$120 million of 4.5 per cent notes due Jan 22,...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2019 05:50 AM

SPH Reit posts flat DPU of 1.34 Singapore cents for Q1 FY2019

RETAIL landlord SPH Reit, which posted a distribution per unit (DPU) of 1.34 Singapore...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2019 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

CATALIST-LISTED snack producer China Star Food Group (CSFG) has redesignated its chief...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2019 05:50 AM

Share buybacks more than treble as firms exude confidence in themselves

CORPORATE share buybacks more than tripled last year, as Singapore-listed companies...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2019 05:50 AM

China electric-bus maker's investment in Dragon Group back on, with new terms

THE US$20 million investment by Chinese electric-bus manufacturer Zhuhai Yinlong Energy (...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2019 05:50 AM

Midas says will appeal court ruling in civil complaint if former CEO would step up

TROUBLED railway parts maker Midas Holdings is trying to appeal a judgement by the Jilin...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2019 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Apple sales shock isn't the worst of tech's troubles

BACK on Aug 28 I sounded a warning.
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2019 05:50 AM

China stocks get some relief after rough start to 2019

CHINA'S equity investors finally got some relief at the end of a week that saw...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2019 05:50 AM
STOCKS

News of US-China trade talks lift STI up 1.5% on Friday

SINGAPORE stocks rebounded on Friday to end the week on a higher note, with the Straits...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2019 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

JARDINE Cycle & Carriage (JCC) offers unique exposure to South-east Asian economies...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2019 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

US mortgage rates continue five-week slide

FOR more than a month, US mortgage rates have been in a free fall. Stock market...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2019 05:50 AM

Singapore property agents' track records now available online

WOULD-BE Housing Board flat buyers and sellers can now find out more about property...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2019 05:50 AM

Asia's property markets join global slump

ASIA is finally succumbing to the global property slowdown that has jolted homeowners and...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2019 05:50 AM

Toronto, Vancouver 2018 home sales plunge to decade-lows

CANADA'S priciest housing markets saw their worst year for sales in at least a...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2019 05:50 AM

Reits

Highest-yielding real estate investment trusts
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LIFE & CULTURE

THE BROAD VIEW

Exercising soft power of art to expand global influence

THOUGH the concept certainly predates his analysis, Joseph Nye's work on soft power...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2019 05:50 AM
THE BROAD VIEW

A look at corporate wellness trends in 2019

WE'RE seeing more companies investing in wellness programmes paired with incentives...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2019 05:50 AM
THE FINISH LINE

Romance rationed as big clubs reluctantly embrace FA Cup

ONE of the traditional highlights of the British sporting year takes place this weekend...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2019 05:50 AM

How to hold healthy grudges

HAVE you ever held a grudge for years? (Unrelated, but are you a Scorpio, by any chance...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2019 05:50 AM

Dry January can be full of cheers

THE first time I voluntarily gave up alcohol for a few weeks after New Year's was in...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2019 05:50 AM
MANAGEMENT UNLEASHED

Refreshing your people management style

PREVIOUSLY, management worked on the principle that people perform best when they are...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2019 05:50 AM

Mercedes-Benz A200 Progressive review: An iPhone on wheels

MAKING a stylish, desirable car is a difficult sort of alchemy, requiring a delicate...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2019 05:50 AM

THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

Going audit-gital

CRACK auditor and boardroom bigwig he may be, but KPMG global chairman William "Bill...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2019 05:50 AM

INVESTING & WEALTH

Gold bursts above US$1,300 as slowdown tremors spur New Year rally

GOLD pierced the US$1,300 level to extend a New Year rally. Investors flocked to the...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2019 05:50 AM

Gold miners are 'laughing' through the best rally in a decade

DECEMBER'S cheer is carrying into 2019 for gold-mining companies...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2019 05:50 AM
CHART VIEW

There's a downtrend going on Down Under

AUSTRALIA is rarely free from disaster, be it extreme temperatures, bushfires, or yet...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2019 05:50 AM
CFA SINGAPORE INSIGHTS

Trading in cryptocurrency: is it acceptable?

IN May last year (2018), the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) issued a warning to...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2019 05:50 AM

Is Warren Buffett sending a signal about the bond market?

WARREN Buffett is wading into the bond market with a new deal, leaving traders wondering...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2019 05:50 AM
GOLD REPORT

Turbulent market makes gold gleam

Gold prices clocked a six-month high as investors weighed in on mounting economic and...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2019 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Jan 18, 2019 11:01 PM

US manufacturing output posts biggest gain in 10 months

[WASHINGTON] US manufacturing output increased by the most in 10 months in December, boosted by a surge in the...
Jan 18, 2019 10:50 PM

US: Wall St opens higher on trade hopes, upbeat manufacturing data

[NEW YORK] US stocks opened higher on Friday and were set for their fourth week of gains on hopes that a bitter trade...
Jan 18, 2019 10:36 PM

Metech International selling Malaysian e-waste business to general manager

CATALIST-LISTED Metech International is selling its Malaysian electronic waste management (EWM) subsidiary to that unit...
Jan 18, 2019 10:30 PM

Saudi Arabia in talks to build an oil refinery in South Africa

[JOHANNESBURG] Saudi Arabia is in talks to build a crude-oil refinery in South Africa as part of a pledge last year to...
Jan 18, 2019 10:21 PM

Hyflux warns perp, pref holders they will lose everything in liquidation

WATER cleaning firm Hyflux faced its grey-haired creditors on Friday for the second time since it filed for bankruptcy...
Jan 18, 2019 10:15 PM

Dasin Retail Trust extends maturity date for loans due on Saturday

MAINBOARD-LISTED Dasin Retail Trust has extended the maturity date for a tranche of offshore term loans, in a...
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