Monday, Feb 04, 2019

TOP STORIES

BT EXCLUSIVE

MBS' luxury mall rings out 2018 with record revenue of US$179m

THE cash registers rang loud and clear throughout 2018 at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands...
PUBLISHED Feb 4, 2019 05:50 AM

honestbee gets nod to pilot new industrial space concept

HOMEGROWN honestbee is the first startup to receive approvals to incorporate a large-...
PUBLISHED Feb 4, 2019 05:50 AM
BT EXCLUSIVE

Luxury watch players subdued under cloud of uncertainty

TWO years after the luxury watch business recovered from a severe slump, it is facing...
PUBLISHED Feb 4, 2019 05:50 AM
WALL STREET INSIGHT

Reason for cheer as Wall Street welcomes best Jan in 30 years

US STOCKS surged last week, and major indices saw their biggest January gains in 30 years...
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German economists propose flexible Brexit plan

ECONOMISTS at Ifo Institute, a leading German economic think-tank, have proposed a canny...
PUBLISHED Feb 4, 2019 05:50 AM
STARTUPS

SeedPlus bets on Neuron Mobility to zoom ahead of e-scooter crowd

IF the spectacular rise and fall of the bike-sharing market has raised uncertainty for e-...
PUBLISHED Feb 4, 2019 05:50 AM

The Singapore Chinese identity has evolved: PM Lee

CHINESE Singaporeans have integrated into a larger, multiracial whole, and become...
PUBLISHED Feb 4, 2019 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

Singapore-centric developers, construction counters, Reits start 2019 strongly

SINGAPORE'S largest capitalised property developers, construction firms and real...
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Share buyback during black-out period 'a mistake': No Signboard

LIM Yong Sim, executive chairman and chief executive officer of No Signboard Holdings,...
PUBLISHED Feb 4, 2019 05:50 AM

Changing attitudes towards cannabis medical properties

LITTLE illustrates the mania for cannabis investments better than the unprecedented...
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Pine Capital's COO quits after assuming role in Nov '18

CATALIST-LISTED Pine Capital Group's chief operating officer (COO) has stepped down...
PUBLISHED Feb 4, 2019 05:50 AM
CHARTPOINT

Expect XAUUSD to retrace to US$1,284-1,294 levels

LOCO London gold reached its peak of US$1,365.489 for 2018 on April 11 and performed a...
PUBLISHED Feb 4, 2019 05:50 AM

China's rule changes a boost for foreign investors

CHINA'S authorities have given international investors an early Spring Festival gift...
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Big cash holdings in Europe signal unease over market outlook

STOCKS may have started the new year on a better footing but equity investors in Europe...
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Seeking safety, investors drop stocks and pile into bonds

INVESTORS piled into bonds in the past week and pulled billions of dollars from US and...
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Nissan scraps plan to make X-Trail SUV in UK factory

NISSAN Motor Co abandoned a plan to make the X-Trail sport utility vehicle at a factory...
PUBLISHED Feb 4, 2019 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Quiet week ahead but don't dismiss volatility

IT MAY be a quiet week with the Singapore market closed on Tuesday and Wednesday for...
PUBLISHED Feb 4, 2019 05:50 AM

Dollar gains versus yen after US jobs, manufacturing data

THE dollar rose against the yen on Friday, posting its largest one-day gain in roughly a...
PUBLISHED Feb 4, 2019 05:50 AM
INSIDE INSIGHTS

Cohen & Steers increases stake in PLife Reit

FOR the month of January 2019, the Straits Times Index (STI) generated a 4.0 per cent...
PUBLISHED Feb 4, 2019 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Republicans want Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac to be private companies again

A DECADE after Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were placed under US government control, a key...
PUBLISHED Feb 4, 2019 05:50 AM

Hong Kong eyes sea and golf courses to solve chronic housing

HONG KONG'S limited supply of land has forced it to look at unusual and costly...
PUBLISHED Feb 4, 2019 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Upheaval looms for Australian banks

AUSTRALIA'S scandal-plagued banks are set for their biggest upheaval in decades as a...
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Experts work to decode enigma of Fed balance-sheet pivot

AS EQUITY investors cheer the Federal Reserve's newfound caution toward shrinking...
PUBLISHED Feb 4, 2019 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

COMMENTARY

How Trump is wreaking havoc with Opec policy

IF timing is everything, why does Opec seem to keep getting it so wrong? The group's...
PUBLISHED Feb 4, 2019 05:50 AM

Phasing out coal seen costing Germany billions of euros

FOR Europe's biggest economy, phasing out coal will be a very expensive affair...
PUBLISHED Feb 4, 2019 05:50 AM

'Inkjet' solar panels taking clean energy dream one step closer to reality

WHAT if one day all buildings could be equipped with windows and facades that satisfy the...
PUBLISHED Feb 4, 2019 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

European telecos' dilemma: Huawei or the highway?

IT'S a dilemma for European telecoms firms: Should they steal a march on competitors...
PUBLISHED Feb 4, 2019 05:50 AM

Once red-hot smartphone market sees cooler trend

THE smartphone market is down but not out, with high prices and other factors combining...
PUBLISHED Feb 4, 2019 05:50 AM

Adyen, a tech firm far from Silicon Valley, is churning out billionaires

AMSTERDAM-BASED Adyen says it saves merchants millions of dollars by streamlining card-...
PUBLISHED Feb 4, 2019 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Retailers in Japan fret as Chinese consumers cut spending

JAPANESE retailers worry that Chinese tourists will spend less this Chinese New Year...
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TRANSPORT

737 Max software was updated; pilots weren't

IN THE brutally competitive jetliner business, the announcement in late 2010 that Airbus...
PUBLISHED Feb 4, 2019 05:50 AM

Tesla Model 3 owners vent about polar vortex affecting cars

THE next time a polar vortex rips through the US, electric vehicle owners should be...
PUBLISHED Feb 4, 2019 05:50 AM

Baltic Exchange Shipping Insights

The Vale dam tragedy sparked a sharp fall in rates across all regions even where tonnage...
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GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

May 'determined' to meet March 29 deadline for UK to leave EU

UK PRIME Minister Theresa May insists she's "determined" to deliver Brexit...
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US puts squeeze on European firms doing business with Iran

TO BE a European company with links to Iran in the age of American sanctions can mean...
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Saudi Arabia encouraged foreign workers to leave - now it's struggling

MOHAMMED Iqbal joined the throng of foreign workers bound for Saudi Arabia during the oil...
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Japan's working mothers: When housework gets in the way

PRIME Minister Shinzo Abe has a goal of energising Japan's sputtering economy by...
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LIFE & CULTURE

The joy of the junk drawer

IT was a Tuesday night, a work night, a school night, that kind of night, and my husband...
PUBLISHED Feb 4, 2019 05:50 AM
TAKING HEART

Courts Singapore launches charity arm

COURTS Singapore on Thursday launched Courts Charity Home, the brand's CSR programme...
PUBLISHED Feb 4, 2019 05:50 AM

New golf rules help speed up play

MY playing time for golf has been cut by about half-an-hour these days. Since some new...
PUBLISHED Feb 4, 2019 05:50 AM

VIEWS FROM THE TOP

Ushering in abundance and fortune

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: What are your wishes, as a business leader, for the Year of the...
PUBLISHED Feb 4, 2019 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Feb 23, 2019 01:33 PM

North Korea's Kim to make official visit to Vietnam in 'coming days'

[HANOI] North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will soon make an official visit to Vietnam, officials said Saturday, as Hanoi...
Feb 23, 2019 12:42 PM

EY probed in Denmark as Swedbank hires firm in laundering review

[COPENHAGEN] EY, the accounting firm engaged by Swedbank AB following a report that the lender was involved in money...
Feb 23, 2019 12:37 PM

UBS ignored whistleblower warnings in French tax case: judgement

[PARIS] UBS was warned numerous times over a period of at least six years that its French private bank risked breaking...
Feb 23, 2019 12:35 PM

Fed to keep open mind in review of strategy, tools, Clarida says

[NEW YORK] The Federal Reserve will keep an open mind as it begins a broad review this year of its monetary policy...
Feb 23, 2019 09:33 AM

R&B crooner R. Kelly charged with sexually assaulting teenage girls

[CHICAGO] Grammy-winning R&B singer R. Kelly was charged in Chicago on Friday with aggravated sexual assault of...
Feb 23, 2019 09:30 AM

US may slap new sanctions on Venezuela if aid convoys blocked: official

[WASHINGTON] The US government could announce new sanctions to pressure Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro as early as...
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