Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019

TOP STORIES

Asean CEOs' business outlook dimmer than global peers'

CHIEF executive officers (CEOs) across Asean are harbouring greater pessimism than their...
PUBLISHED Jan 22, 2019 05:50 AM

About 70 Pines club members to sue Exklusiv Resorts

DISGRUNTLED members of The Pines club are edging towards a face-off in court with...
PUBLISHED Jan 22, 2019 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE BUDGET 2019

SMEs need help in enterprise and tech road-mapping: SBF

THE Singapore Business Federation wants the government to help small and medium...
PUBLISHED Jan 22, 2019 05:50 AM
OPINION

Taking fintech full throttle into the deployment phase

SINGAPORE'S financial services ecosystem has kept pace with global changes, allowing...
PUBLISHED Jan 22, 2019 05:50 AM

China's growth rate dips to three-decade low in 2018

CHINA'S economy chalked its slowest growth rate in over three decades as it faces a...
PUBLISHED Jan 22, 2019 05:50 AM
STARTUPS

Alchemy raises S$2.5m in pre-Series A funding, sets up foodtech lab

LOCAL startup Alchemy Foodtech has raised S$2.5 million in its pre-Series A round, co-led...
PUBLISHED Jan 22, 2019 05:50 AM

Singapore tops Asia-Pacific in talent competitiveness

FOR the sixth straight year, Singapore ranked first in the Asia-Pacific and second...
PUBLISHED Jan 22, 2019 05:50 AM
FAIR EMPLOYMENT

Engaging workers as business transforms is a must: panellists

EVEN as businesses continue to transform themselves, many have focused on technology...
PUBLISHED Jan 22, 2019 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

HOCK LOCK SIEW

If Hyflux has found a white knight, why are stakeholders still in distress?

CORPORATE restructurings can be dirty and ugly. It usually ends with creditors fighting...
PUBLISHED Jan 22, 2019 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

FRASERS Centrepoint Trust saw distribution per unit edge up 0.7 per cent to 3.02...
PUBLISHED Jan 22, 2019 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

We believe that the worst could be over for ESR-Reit. We see synergies that the manager...
PUBLISHED Jan 22, 2019 05:50 AM
STOCKS

STI dips, bucking regional trend

SINGAPORE shares bucked the trend among Asian markets on Monday when the Straits Times...
PUBLISHED Jan 22, 2019 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Dollar nears 2-week high as Chinese growth slows

THE dollar held near a two-week high on Monday, shrugging off concerns about weakening...
PUBLISHED Jan 22, 2019 05:50 AM

Keppel, SPH offer for M1 'fair and reasonable', says IFA

THE offer of S$2.06 per share that Keppel Corporation and Singapore Press Holdings (SPH)...
PUBLISHED Jan 22, 2019 05:50 AM

Keppel Reit's Q4 DPU slides 4.9%

KEPPEL Reit's distribution per unit (DPU) for the fourth quarter ended Dec 31, 2018...
PUBLISHED Jan 22, 2019 05:50 AM

Mapletree Logistics Trust's DPU rises 5%

MAPLETREE Logistics Trust's distribution per unit (DPU) was up 5 per cent year on...
PUBLISHED Jan 22, 2019 05:50 AM

Soilbuild Reit's Q4 DPU at 1.45 cents

SOILBUILD Business Space Reit (Soilbuild Reit)'s distribution per unit (DPU) for its...
PUBLISHED Jan 22, 2019 05:50 AM

Changing hands

Tracking fund flows in the Singapore stock market
PUBLISHED Jan 22, 2019 05:50 AM

Nintendo rebounds as optimistic signs emerge after a brutal year

NINTENDO investors, battered by slower than anticipated sales of the Switch and a steep...
PUBLISHED Jan 22, 2019 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Big deals bump Ascott portfolio to over 100,000 units globally

CAPITALAND'S serviced residence arm, The Ascott, has secured contracts for 26...
PUBLISHED Jan 22, 2019 05:50 AM

HK housing ranked world's least affordable for 9th year

HONG KONG has been ranked the world's least-affordable housing market for a ninth...
PUBLISHED Jan 22, 2019 05:50 AM

Elizabeth Towers up for en bloc sale again at reserve price of S$610m

ELIZABETH Towers, a freehold high-rise residential redevelopment site off Orchard Road,...
PUBLISHED Jan 22, 2019 05:50 AM

Freehold property off Serangoon Road up for sale at S$8.5m

A NEW freehold, five-storey mixed development off Serangoon Road is up for sale at a...
PUBLISHED Jan 22, 2019 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

If it's a no-deal Brexit, some fund managers may have to move to US

BLACKROCK and Goldman Sachs Asset Management both plan to temporarily move some British-...
PUBLISHED Jan 22, 2019 05:50 AM
OPINION

Why the mooted Deutsche-Commerzbank merger is such a terrible idea

IF YOU'RE looking for one of the worst ideas in contemporary banking, look no...
PUBLISHED Jan 22, 2019 05:50 AM

Nippon Life actively exploring M&A overseas

NIPPON Life Insurance Co is actively seeking mergers and acquisitions overseas, with a...
PUBLISHED Jan 22, 2019 05:50 AM

JGB prices fall as safe-haven appeal fades

JAPANESE government bond (JGB) prices edged down on Monday as gains in Japanese and US...
PUBLISHED Jan 22, 2019 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Gold steady as rising risk appetite offsets dovish Fed position

GOLD prices held steady on Monday as expectations that the US Federal Reserve will pause...
PUBLISHED Jan 22, 2019 05:50 AM

Oil hits 2019 high on China crude use, but slowdown looms

CRUDE prices rose to their highest so far in 2019 on Monday after data showed refinery...
PUBLISHED Jan 22, 2019 05:50 AM

There's loads of sustainable palm oil - but no one wants it

THE world's biggest growers of palm oil say they're stepping up efforts to...
PUBLISHED Jan 22, 2019 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Amazon knows what you buy - and it's building a big ad business from it

WHEN a chain of physical therapy centres wanted new patients, it aimed online ads at...
PUBLISHED Jan 22, 2019 05:50 AM

OECD policymakers hash out AI policy recommendations

HAL Abelson, a renowned computer scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (...
PUBLISHED Jan 22, 2019 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Medical-info firm MIMS expands to US, Europe through tie-up

SINGAPORE-BASED medical information company MIMS and a unit of London-listed UDG...
PUBLISHED Jan 22, 2019 05:50 AM

From London's Brick Lane to Davos, veganism on the menu

TEENAGE London restaurant manager Abdul Muhaimen settled his first-year university bill...
PUBLISHED Jan 22, 2019 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Xi warns party of 'serious threats' as risks mount

PRESIDENT Xi Jinping stressed the need to maintain political stability in an unusual...
PUBLISHED Jan 22, 2019 05:50 AM

US-China trade talks falling short on make-or-break IP issues

EVER since negotiators from the US and China sat down in Beijing after a Christmas...
PUBLISHED Jan 22, 2019 05:50 AM

Davos billionaires keep getting richer

THE global elite descending on Davos are richer than ever.  A decade after the financial...
PUBLISHED Jan 22, 2019 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Popularity of Ghana art prompts calls for a national gallery

VETERAN artist Ablade Glover measures spaces on a canvas with a palette knife, then dabs...
PUBLISHED Jan 22, 2019 05:50 AM

Shyamalan's Glass tops the box office

FOR a weekend dominated by M Night Shyamalan, there weren't too many twists at the...
PUBLISHED Jan 22, 2019 05:50 AM

SME

Going with the flow of business

STARTING with a single desk in borrowed office space and just one telephone line, Aik...
PUBLISHED Jan 22, 2019 05:50 AM

SMEs need open innovation for Fourth Industrial Revolution

THE month of October last year saw two large-scale events gearing local enterprises for...
PUBLISHED Jan 22, 2019 05:50 AM

OPINION

Giving food waste a new lease of life

THE world is gradually transitioning from a linear to a circular economy, as we move...
PUBLISHED Jan 22, 2019 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

China Watchers are moving with the times

The Soviet Union's status as a superpower is no more, though Russia still has...
PUBLISHED Jan 22, 2019 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Post-Brexit imbroglio: Life will go on in the United Kingdom

TO hear it said, it is either Nirvana or Armageddon ahead for Britain. Stories abound of...
PUBLISHED Jan 22, 2019 05:50 AM

Hark the trends that will mould the world economy

Powerful forces are changing how we live and work on a global level. The indomitable rise...
PUBLISHED Jan 22, 2019 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

World Economic Forum to address rising risks

The 2019 World Economic Forum (WEF), which starts in Davos on Tuesday, coincides with...
PUBLISHED Jan 22, 2019 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Is the worldwide credit boom in danger of going bust?

WE are in the midst of a worldwide credit boom that may be without precedent. The debt...
PUBLISHED Jan 22, 2019 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Mar 22, 2019 07:20 AM

New technique may overcome infertility in childhood cancer survivors

[WASHINGTON] Men diagnosed with cancer have the option of freezing their sperm ahead of chemotherapy, which can render...
Mar 22, 2019 07:09 AM

Levi Strauss shares surge 31% in stock market return

[BENGALURU] Shares in Levi Strauss & Co surged 31 per cent in their debut on Thursday, giving the jeans maker a...
Mar 22, 2019 07:06 AM

EU wrestles with short Brexit delay as "no deal" looms

[BRUSSELS] British Prime Minister Theresa May failed to reassure European Union leaders on Thursday that she can secure...
Mar 22, 2019 07:03 AM

Facebook admits storing passwords in plain text

[SAN FRANCISCO] Facebook on Thursday admitted that millions of passwords were stored in plain text on its internal...
Mar 22, 2019 07:01 AM

Trump: US should 'fully recognise' Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights

[WASHINGTON] President Donald Trump on Thursday announced the United States should acknowledge Israeli sovereignty over...
Mar 22, 2019 06:58 AM

British cannot close off fishing waters post Brexit: France

[BOULOGNE-SUR-MER, France] French Minister of Agriculture Didier Guillaume said on Thursday it was "not possible...
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