Monday, Jan 21, 2019

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SINGAPORE BUDGET 2019

Budget 2019 could be generous - election or not: analysts

WITH Singapore's next general election due by April 2021, economists and political...
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BT EXCLUSIVE

The man who sold Thai Express returns

THAI Express co-founder Dellen Soh sold the home-grown restaurant chain to Thai-listed...
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2019's first home launches sell over 30% of units

THREE condominium projects that were the first launches this year saw over one-third of...
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Tech firm WWT looks to Asia-Pacific for expansion

US-BASED systems integrator World Wide Technology (WWT) has set its sights on the Asia-...
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Food delivery pioneer foodpanda says it's no endangered species

THE app-based food delivery space has grown greatly in recent years, with players coming...
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WALL STREET INSIGHT

Negotiations on government shutdown, US-China trade likely to move market

US stocks skyrocketed last week after reports that Washington and Beijing were close to a...
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China set to post slowest growth in 28 years in 2018; more support measures from Beijing likely

CHINA is expected to report on Monday that economic growth cooled to its slowest in 28...
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COMPANIES & MARKETS

TOPLINE

Singapore Airlines' digitalisation plans make room for the little things

DIGITAL transformation plans often sound like major projects that involve companies...
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CHARTPOINT

EURUSD outlook set to be fairly lacklustre

IT is a new year and the EURUSD is looking less than exuberant. In fact, if we were to...
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Tokyo's top stock surges 305% in 2018, but CFO says it's still cheap

THE best-performing stock in Tokyo quadrupled last year, but its chief financial officer...
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StanChart, Minds team up once again

HAVING received goodwill and support, a group from the Movement for the Intellectually...
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Sorrell's S4 Capital seeks more deals in digital-only drive

MARTIN Sorrell is on the lookout for acquisitions to expand his new advertising venture...
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COMMENTARY

Hey Amazon, UK retailers cheap but not for the faint-hearted

HELLO, Amazon? Are you there? If ever there was a moment for an international retailing...
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Toyota, Panasonic set to launch EV battery venture

TOYOTA Motor Corp and Panasonic Corp are set to launch a joint venture next year to...
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STOCKS

Data, trade war news to continue driving markets

ECONOMIC data will be the focus for Asian investors this week, with highlights including...
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Trade optimism yields dollar's first positive week this year

THE dollar held firm against its rivals on Friday, set for its first weekly gain since...
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INSIDE INSIGHTS

STI up 5% in 2019 YTD; tech sector leaders conducting buybacks

FOR the 2019 year through to Jan 17, the Straits Times Index (STI) generated a 4.8 per...
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REAL ESTATE

NY's latest 'supertall' skyscraper risks running into wall of resistance

FOR decades, the New York City skyline was dominated by one building, the 1,250-foot-tall...
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In Jerusalem's Old City, conflict means buyer and seller beware

IN an alley in Jerusalem's Old City, a three-storey building has become a symbol of...
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BANKING & FINANCE

Corporate debt mountain: A possible avalanche risk?

DURING the years of ultra cheap money, companies loaded up on debt but now the concern is...
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Treasuries' shifting buyer base may be bond market's vulnerable point

AS the US government blows through its crisis-era borrowing record, surpassing US$1...
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India fires 2 PNB execs for lapses in US$2b fraud case

INDIA has sacked two senior executives of state-run Punjab National Bank (PNB) for...
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The 'travelling bandit', a bank robber who gets around

THE nicknames assigned by federal investigators to some bank robbers are drawn largely...
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ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Lethal pipeline blast puts focus on Mexico plan to stop fuel theft

A BLAST at a petrol pipeline in Mexico that killed at least 73 people has put renewed...
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COMMENTARY

How Opec helped transform US into net exporter of oil

THE US Energy Information Administration (EIA) has published its first detailed monthly...
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Brexit bullion: Fear of no-deal triggers Irish gold rush

IN a vault under the streets of Dublin, a pot of gold owned by anxious investors is...
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TECHNOLOGY

Chips are down for online gambling as US moves towards new ban

US authorities have begun an effort to ban all forms of Internet gambling, reversing...
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What's with the rage towards robots? It's about who's in and out

A HITCH-HIKING robot was beheaded in Philadelphia. A security robot was punched to the...
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ABB planning more deals to expand in robotics: CEO

ABB Ltd will plow ahead with more acquisitions to expand in robotics and industrial...
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#10YearChallenge: harmless trend or boon to facial recognition tech?

THE #10YearChallenge was all fun and memes until last week after a tweet moved thousands...
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CONSUMER

Taiwan's traditional medicine stores struggle on life support

TRADITIONAL medicine store owner Gu Cheng-pu knows her dispensary can only stay open as...
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Richard Mille tries to go feminine without alienating men

SWISS watchmaker Richard Mille, whose rectangular timepieces cost more than US$200,000,...
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American yogurt: the race to find the next blockbuster

WHILE Americans eat comparatively little yogurt, there is fierce competition to capture...
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TRANSPORT

Tesla's Model 3 buyers tired of long wait for car

ELON Musk has backed himself into a corner with Tesla Inc's most crucial car. ...
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France wants Renault, Nissan under a single holding company: Nikkei

THE French government is proposing to integrate Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co in a...
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German govt panel recommends 130-kmh cap on autobahn

IN Kraftwerk's famous ode to the autobahn, drivers savoured the freedom of limit-...
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Baltic Exchange Shipping Insights

A positive end to a week that saw rates on the West Australia/China run slip below $6.00...
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GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Do not hijack Brexit, minister warns Britain's Parliament

PARLIAMENT cannot be allowed to hijack Brexit, Trade Minister Liam Fox said on Sunday, in...
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Vietnam makes pitch as an investor safe haven in trade war

A RED-HOT economy, business-friendly policies and a Communist party led by free-traders:...
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Abracadabra! German executives turn to magic to up their game

HAROLD Voit takes out his wallet, extracts a wad of 50-euro bills and gazes at it calmly...
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LIFE & CULTURE

SMBC SINGAPORE OPEN

All that Jazz about his name

MANY golfing fans have had a problem pronouncing his surname.
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Digital playscape by young artists opens at National Museum

THE Little Arts Academy (LAA) is presenting a digital playscape at the National Museum...
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UOB clients cook up a storm for charity

MORE than 40 UOB clients swapped their corporate attire for chef hats and aprons to...
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VIEWS FROM THE TOP

Taking the 4R way to a green future

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: How can Singapore become a zero-waste nation? How is your...
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