Tuesday, Jan 08, 2019

TOP STORIES

BT EXCLUSIVE

Singapore market activity may pick up with both listings and delistings

PRIVATISATION activity may pick up this year as a result of attractive valuations after...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Asia to be focus of several mega healthcare deals in 2019

ASIA will be the centre of several mega healthcare deals in 2019, including Japan's...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM

HighPoint jostles for District 9 en bloc deal

PRIME freehold site HighPoint has been launched for collective sale for S$550 million,...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM
STARTUPS

Temasek-backed fitness startup ClassPass acquires Asia rival GuavaPass

CLASSPASS, the US-based fitness marketplace startup that provides users access to...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM

F&N bankrolls new food science lab in NTU tie-up

AS Singapore's public health "war on diabetes" rages on, mainboard-listed...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Earn and Learn scheme to be launched for air transport sector

MANPOWER constraints are expected across all sectors due to Singapore's demographic...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Tat Hong CEO Roland Ng re-elected SCCCI president

CRANE rental veteran Roland Ng will continue to serve as president of the Singapore...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM
OPENING OF THE LEGAL YEAR

CJ to hold dialogues to tap collective wisdom for profession's future

CHIEF Justice Sundaresh Menon will be starting a new round of dialogues to find the best...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM
OPENING OF THE LEGAL YEAR

Law Society chief, three others appointed senior counsel

PRESIDENT of the Law Society, Gregory Vijayendran, and three others were appointed senior...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM

New auditor-general to take charge from Feb 2019

FROM Feb 8, Singapore will have a new auditor-general, Goh Soon Poh.
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM

AGC refers possible misconduct case to Law Society

THE Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) has referred a case to the Law Society over...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Government to administer ElderShield from 2021

THE Ministry of Health (MOH) announced on Monday that the government will administer...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

CapitaLand JV buys 70% stake in Shanghai building for 2.75b yuan

CAPITALAND has teamed up with an unrelated third party to acquire a prime office...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Tokyo-listed Kyowa offers S$0.13 a share for DeClout

A WHOLLY owned subsidiary of Tokyo-listed Kyowa Exeo Corporation has made a voluntary...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

CENTURION Corporation is inviting noteholders to exchange S$85 million of 5.25 per cent...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM
HOCK LOCK SIEW

Could cash-rich private investors be killing IPOs?

THE Singapore Exchange is often bashed for its paltry collection of listings each year,...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Startups fired up over China's plan for Nasdaq-style tech board

CHINA'S ambitions for a Nasdaq-style board for startups have galvanised the country...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM

More institutional investors shifting to private assets: BlackRock survey

MORE institutional investors are shifting risks from public to private markets amid...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM

It's now 'America First' when it comes to market volatility

AS THE world's largest and deepest equity market, the US tends to be the relatively...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Changing hands

Tracking fund flows in the Singapore stock market
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Stocks rise ahead of US-China trade talks

IT was blue skies, not Monday blues, for the Singapore market as stocks started the week...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

Silverlake secured eight digital innovation contracts from financial institutions during...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Dollar skids as bets rise on US rate hike pause

THE dollar weakened on Monday on growing bets that the US central bank will halt its...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

PropNex to expand Toa Payoh HQ

PROPNEX Realty, the largest real estate agency here, is expanding its Toa Payoh HDB Hub...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Hong Kong won't relax property cooling measures

THE Hong Kong government has no plan to ease property-cooling measures, including the...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Credits roll for Moscow's Soviet-era cinemas

SCATTERED throughout the city's outlying neighbourhoods, Moscow's Soviet-era...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Amid property gloom, US homebuilders see rentals as bright spot

TODD WOOD sold his commercial-baking business for US$120 million and weighed plans to get...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Realty Centre going for S$165m in year's first commercial en bloc

REALTY Centre, an office building located at 15 Enggor Street within the Central Business...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Yuan heads for best gain in a month, shrugs off China easing

CHINA'S yuan headed for its biggest gain against the dollar in a month, unperturbed...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Asia markets track Wall St higher as US-China talks begin

ASIAN markets rallied on Monday after a blockbuster performance on Wall Street as US jobs...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Malaysia denies bail to ex-Goldman banker ahead of extradition to US

A MALAYSIAN court on Monday declined to grant bail to former Goldman Sachs banker Roger...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Risks besieging Europe bonds to spill over into 2019

FOR the European bond investors who survived a bruising 2018, there may be bad news in...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Australia, NZ dollars near 2½-week highs in risk-on rally

THE Australian and New Zealand dollars held near 21/2-week highs on Monday as risk assets...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Huawei launches server chipset as China reduces import reliance

HUAWEI Technologies Co Ltd on Monday launched a new chipset for use in servers, at a time...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Chinese investors flee Silicon Valley amid Trump scrutiny

NEW Trump administration policies aimed at curbing China's access to American...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM

US tech sector expects record retail revenue despite trade war

THE US tech industry is weathering a crisis of confidence over data protection and a...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Apple to distribute iTunes shows on Samsung TVs

SAMSUNG Electronics said on Sunday that it will add an app to its smart televisions in...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Japan starts 1,000 yen departure tax for travellers

JAPAN on Monday started levying a 1,000 yen (S$12.55) departure tax on each person...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Musk breaks ground in China for first Tesla  factory outside US

AFTER four years of planning, Tesla Inc finally broke ground on its planned US$5 billion...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Thomson-East Coast line to add MRT station at Founders' Memorial in Marina Bay

THE Thomson-East Coast MRT line (TEL) will have an additional stop between Tanjong Rhu...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Renault alliance not in danger: Nissan CEO

NISSAN'S alliance with France's Renault is not in danger "at all",...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM

UK new car sales record biggest fall since 2008 financial crisis

BRITISH new car sales in 2018 fell at their fastest rate since the global financial...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Norwegian Air passenger growth slows

BUDGET carrier Norwegian Air posted smaller-than-expected passenger growth in December...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Japan warns Seoul ties in 'severe state' amid compensation spat

JAPAN'S top government spokesman said ties with South Korea were in a "severe...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Trade war 'certainly' hurting China economy: US official

CHINA'S economy is more vulnerable to the fallout in the current trade stand-off...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM

EU again rules out reworking Brexit deal

THE European Commission repeated on Monday that EU leaders would not renegotiate a Brexit...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM

UAE bank bailout points to restructuring, mergers

SMALLER banks in the United Arab Emirates are facing regulatory pressure to merge after...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Indian state firms allowed private help with old oil, gas blocks

ENERGY-HUNGRY India will allow state-owned explorers to rope in the private sector to...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

76th GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS

Bohemian Rhapsody and Green Book honoured in a night of surprises

IN A NIGHT of major upsets, Green Book, a divisive road movie about race relations,...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Brex-lit: Social tensions inspire British novelists

WITH Britain's decision to leave the European Union exposing fault lines across...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM

SME

At the heart of healthcare

SINGAPORE Medical Specialists Centre (SMSC) believes the key to building a successful...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Is there still value in cryptocurrencies?

A FLURRY of initial coin offerings (ICO), beginning late last year saw billions of...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM

OPINION

Sunny Nancy vs grumpy Donald

DO you remember US President Donald Trump's dark and depressing inaugural address,...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

The euro - still vulnerable after all these years

ON its 20th birthday, the best that can be said of the euro - the European currency used...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Taiwan factor in US-Sino ties could make 2019 a rough ride for the region

PRESIDENT Xi Jinping's speech last week on reunification with Taiwan ran with all...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Why Macron matters to the world, not just France

AN estimated 25,000 "yellow vest" protestors took to the streets of France on...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Pass on the gas tax - even Super-Macron could not pull it off

FRENCH President Emmanuel Macron is not the first politician to run into trouble over gas...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2019 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Immersive technology: using data to drive new workforce and customer experiences

TECHNOLOGY is immersed in our lives and our businesses more than ever: it is increasingly...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 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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