Tuesday, Feb 05, 2019

TOP STORIES

Business interruption resurfaces as top business risk in Singapore

BUSINESS interruption has re-emerged as the top business risk in Singapore this year,...
PUBLISHED Feb 5, 2019 05:50 AM

From farm to reunion dinner table

What's on your plate? Tech tools have helped farms boost capacity, enhance safety...
PUBLISHED Feb 5, 2019 05:50 AM
OPINION

CNY: Symbolism in the Year of the Pig

THE Year of the Pig is traditionally the last in the Chinese astrological cycle. Its...
PUBLISHED Feb 5, 2019 05:50 AM

Singapore police looking into alleged irregularities at payments firm

THE Singapore Police Force (SPF) is looking into reports by the Financial Times of...
PUBLISHED Feb 5, 2019 05:50 AM
STARTUPS

Oddle provides eateries with one-stop tech solutions to grow

MORE businesses are turning to technology to provide services to customers. This can be...
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Singapore's manufacturing growth at two-year low in January

SINGAPORE'S manufacturing growth slowed for the fifth straight month in January,...
PUBLISHED Feb 5, 2019 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

Ex-SMRT CEO joins UBS as divisional vice-chairman

PRIVATE Bank UBS has appointed former SMRT Corp chief executive Desmond Kuek as...
PUBLISHED Feb 5, 2019 05:50 AM

US-based New State Capital signals intent to make offer for Procurri

ENTERPRISE hardware supplier Procurri Corporation on Monday named its offeror, saying it...
PUBLISHED Feb 5, 2019 05:50 AM

Ezion expects Q4 and FY18 net loss

OFFSHORE and marine company Ezion Holdings expects to post a net loss for the fourth-...
PUBLISHED Feb 5, 2019 05:50 AM

SGX rejects Green Build's request for more time to announce FY18 results

THE Singapore Exchange (SGX) has turned down Green Build Technology's request for...
PUBLISHED Feb 5, 2019 05:50 AM

Popiah king's son Ben Goi dies

BUSINESSMAN Ben Goi, son of popiah king Sam Goi, died of a heart attack in Kuala Lumpur...
PUBLISHED Feb 5, 2019 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

PROPERTY developer Hong Fok Corp (HFC) on Monday said its 42.33 per cent unlisted...
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Changing hands

Tracking fund flows in the Singapore stock market
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STOCKS

Asian markets turn in mixed performance

MUTED trade activity on the account that many Asian markets were on holiday or on half-...
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Broker's Take

Singapore Post's (SingPost's) Q3 net profit rose 15.6 per cent year-on-year (...
PUBLISHED Feb 5, 2019 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

US dollar holds firm on stronger-than-expected jobs data

THE US dollar hovered near a one-week high against the yen on Monday, buoyed by stronger-...
PUBLISHED Feb 5, 2019 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Australian home approvals dive as credit tightens

APPROVALS to build new homes in Australia collapsed to five-year lows last December as...
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Habitat for Humanity founder dies at 74

MILLARD Fuller, a 74-year-old self-made millionaire who gave away his wealth to start the...
PUBLISHED Feb 5, 2019 05:50 AM

Turkey's mini-castle resort wins reprieve after bankruptcy

A HALF-BUILT Turkish residential development of hundreds of mini-castles won a reprieve...
PUBLISHED Feb 5, 2019 05:50 AM

HNA sells its last plot near HK's former Kai Tak airport to Wheelock

HNA Group, the debt-laden Chinese conglomerate on a selling spree, agreed to dispose of...
PUBLISHED Feb 5, 2019 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

ANALYSIS

Australia's central bank faces watershed week amid bad news

AUSTRALIA'S central bank holds its first policy meeting of the year facing a world...
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Anil Ambani's Reliance Comm seeks bankruptcy cover

BILLIONAIRE Anil Ambani's Reliance Communications Ltd plunged as much as 54 per...
PUBLISHED Feb 5, 2019 05:50 AM

Powell said to be 'coming around'  to wait-and-see view on rate hikes

FEDERAL Reserve Bank of Minneapolis president Neel Kashkari said Fed chairman Jerome...
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Maoyan Entertainment makes weak HK debut

TENCENT-BACKED Maoyan Entertainment, China's biggest movie ticketing platform by...
PUBLISHED Feb 5, 2019 05:50 AM

No rush to reverse Philippine rate hikes: central banker

PHILIPPINE central bank deputy governor Diwa Guinigundo said a quick reversal of last...
PUBLISHED Feb 5, 2019 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

After years in doldrums, gold miners shine again

AFTER years on the sidelines, gold producers are suddenly the mining world's hottest...
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Outbreak of swine fever may bury China's small pig farmers

FOR farmers Zhang Shiping and Bai Fuqin in northeast China, there is little to celebrate...
PUBLISHED Feb 5, 2019 05:50 AM

Oil has shortsellers on the run, helping fuel a new year rally

OIL'S rally is driving doubters out of the market, with hedge funds abandoning more...
PUBLISHED Feb 5, 2019 05:50 AM

The curious case of Norway's 60 million barrels of missing oil

NORWAY has built a reputation as one of the calmest and most predictable corners of the...
PUBLISHED Feb 5, 2019 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Tech sector turns wary as 'chip dip' hurts sales

DON'T look now: Storm clouds are gathering over tech...
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Sony shares drop most since 2016 on weak PlayStation 4 demand

SONY Corp shares fell the most in 21/2 years after reporting slower growth in its...
PUBLISHED Feb 5, 2019 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Anheuser-Busch picks JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley for possible Asia IPO

ANHEUSER-BUSCH InBev has selected JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley for a possible...
PUBLISHED Feb 5, 2019 05:50 AM

Stop pigging out, save the planet, Chinese told ahead of new year joy

AS Chinese people celebrate the new Year of the Pig this week, environmental campaigners...
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GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Big spending may help US hold off recession

MINNESOTA leaders are starting work on a US$2 billion light rail project, the state'...
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China services sector notches slower growth in Jan

CHINA'S sprawling services sector maintained a solid pace of expansion in January...
PUBLISHED Feb 5, 2019 05:50 AM

Crisis looming in cash-strapped Oman worries bond investors

BOND investors rattled by Bahrain's fiscal woes last year are bracing themselves...
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Former mayor Nayib Bukele wins El Salvador presidential election

A FORMER mayor campaigning on an anti-corruption ticket swept to victory in El Salvador...
PUBLISHED Feb 5, 2019 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

New Jersey takes to first ever legal Super Bowl bets

A ROAR went up inside the FanDuel Sportsbook in New Jersey on Sunday (Monday morning,...
PUBLISHED Feb 5, 2019 05:50 AM

Miss Bala fumbles as Glass leads slowest Super Bowl weekend in two decades

M NIGHT Shyamalan's Glass remained victorious at the North American box office for...
PUBLISHED Feb 5, 2019 05:50 AM

It's a theatre, with craft beer and DJs until 6am

THE stage filled with women in Princess Diana masks, smashing VHS cassettes with hammers...
PUBLISHED Feb 5, 2019 05:50 AM

SME

Reeling in fresh ideas from a family tradition

IN 1976, Ang Junting's father set up the family business, Hai Sia Seafood, in a wet...
PUBLISHED Feb 5, 2019 05:50 AM

Challenges SMEs face in their digital transformation journey

IN 2018, digitalisation became a popular buzzword in Singapore. Adopting e-payment...
PUBLISHED Feb 5, 2019 05:50 AM

OPINION

Left-leaning US Democrats leave centrists in a bind

SAY you are a Democratic politician, in your 40s or 50s, who in the not-so-distant past...
PUBLISHED Feb 5, 2019 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Desire for limelight may lead Trump to settle for less

AS CHINA celebrates the arrival of the Year of the Pig, trade negotiators on both sides...
PUBLISHED Feb 5, 2019 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

New year tidings for Mindanao: Finally, a chance of peace for region

AT long last, there is a good chance of peace in the Muslim majority regions of the...
PUBLISHED Feb 5, 2019 05:50 AM

Trump's failing foreign and trade policy revolution

DONALD Trump makes his second state-of-the-union speech on Tuesday amidst growing focus...
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Is it time to consider introducing a wealth tax?

THE movie Crazy Rich Asians propelled Singapore into the limelight, as moviegoers around...
PUBLISHED Feb 5, 2019 05:50 AM

Risk of civil disorder if Brexit vote is not followed

AFTER a series of debates, the UK Parliament has decided to send their Prime Minister...
PUBLISHED Feb 5, 2019 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Mar 22, 2019 07:59 AM

Lyft's debut looks like Snap all over again, warns IPO analyst

[NEW YORK] As investors toil over how to value Lyft Inc, one analyst who specialises in tech listings advises looking...
Mar 22, 2019 07:54 AM

Amazon to launch mobile ads, in threat to Google and Facebook

[SEATTLE] Amazon.com Inc has hit on a new way to grab a chunk of the US$129 billion digital advertising market now...
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...
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