Saturday, Feb 09, 2019

TOP STORIES

The New Retail Playbook

Shoppers wandering into the Iuiga store at Causeway Point might notice a few things...
PUBLISHED Feb 9, 2019 05:50 AM

Gold rush still has legs after recent pullback

GOLD may be a fine way to say it with love this Valentine's - that is, if pundits...
PUBLISHED Feb 9, 2019 05:50 AM
EXECUTIVE MOVES

Citibank Singapore CEO Han Kwee Juan resigns

CITIBANK Singapore CEO Han Kwee Juan has resigned after nearly three decades with the...
PUBLISHED Feb 9, 2019 05:50 AM

Remittance fintech TransferWise's head of Asia-Pac expansion leaves

Singapore TRANSFERWISE - a remittance fintech dubbed a unicorn for its billion-dollar...
PUBLISHED Feb 9, 2019 05:50 AM

Mapletree reported to be selling HK office property for HK$8.6b

MAPLETREE Investments is said to have sold Mapletree Bay Point, its prime office property...
PUBLISHED Feb 9, 2019 05:50 AM

COEs end mostly higher in latest tender

CERTIFICATES of entitlement (COE) finished mostly higher despite the long Chinese New...
PUBLISHED Feb 9, 2019 05:50 AM
STARTUPS

Garuda in talks with Gojek to provide logistics support

INDONESIA'S national carrier Garuda and Gojek are in talks for a partnership that...
PUBLISHED Feb 9, 2019 05:50 AM
REGIONAL ECONOMY

Japan's modest household spending, wages growth point to fragile outlook

JAPAN'S household spending rose slightly and higher bonus payments lifted wages in...
PUBLISHED Feb 9, 2019 05:50 AM

Australia's central bank steps up warning on housing, cuts growth forecasts

A SHARP downturn in Australia's once-booming property market has become a "...
PUBLISHED Feb 9, 2019 05:50 AM

Trump says he will not meet Xi before trade deal deadline

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump said on Thursday that he would not meet this month with...
PUBLISHED Feb 9, 2019 05:50 AM

Thai king's sister named PM candidate  by Thaksin-linked party

THAILAND'S Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya was named as a prime ministerial candidate...
PUBLISHED Feb 9, 2019 05:50 AM

Singapore police raid Wirecard office following FT reports

SINGAPORE police raided the premises of German payments company Wirecard in the city on...
PUBLISHED Feb 9, 2019 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

SIA Engineering's Q3 profit dips amid challenging environment

SIA Engineering reported a second consecutive weak quarter amid a challenging operating...
PUBLISHED Feb 9, 2019 05:50 AM

Procurri's shares deflate after potential buyer terminates talks

SHARES of enterprise hardware supplier Procurri Corporation gave up some of the gains...
PUBLISHED Feb 9, 2019 05:50 AM

Sony stock jumps after first-ever share buyback announcement

SONY Corp announced its first-ever major share buyback on Friday, worth 100 billion yen (...
PUBLISHED Feb 9, 2019 05:50 AM

TSH is now into spirits following RTO completion

TSH Corporation on Friday said it has completed the acquisition of Sloshed!, which...
PUBLISHED Feb 9, 2019 05:50 AM

FSL Trust units get up to US$25m bridging loan to buy tankers

FIRST Ship Lease Trust (FSL Trust) on Friday said its sponsor and controlling unitholder...
PUBLISHED Feb 9, 2019 05:50 AM

Longtime Nintendo bull slashes target, says Switch console has peaked

ONE of Nintendo Co's longest-running bulls has ended a four-year recommendation to...
PUBLISHED Feb 9, 2019 05:50 AM

Jaguar's China woes push Tata Motors shares to its lowest level in a decade

THE China slowdown sending tremors through the business world has resulted in the biggest...
PUBLISHED Feb 9, 2019 05:50 AM

CAD seeking documents on certain bank transactions from Mercurius Capital Investment

MERCURIUS Capital Investment received a letter on Thursday from the Commercial Affairs...
PUBLISHED Feb 9, 2019 05:50 AM

Lenders dump shares of Anil Ambani group after S$2.4b of value is wiped out

LENDERS dumped shares of Anil Ambani group companies they held as collateral after their...
PUBLISHED Feb 9, 2019 05:50 AM

Work in Europe if you want your pension to grow while doing good

THESE days, European asset managers' websites all seem to have a section devoted to...
PUBLISHED Feb 9, 2019 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Trump remarks chill markets but STI holds on to end flat

INVESTORS had days off from trading in many Asian markets this week. But whether their...
PUBLISHED Feb 9, 2019 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

SINCE CDL Hospitality Trusts, Ascott Residence Trust and OUE Hospitality Trust posted...
PUBLISHED Feb 9, 2019 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Norway's US$1 trillion fund scales back global real estate push

AFTER snapping up US$25 billion of some of the world's toniest properties in London...
PUBLISHED Feb 9, 2019 05:50 AM

WeWork to open facility in Johannesburg - its first in Africa

US shared-workspace provider WeWork plans to launch in South Africa this year, it said...
PUBLISHED Feb 9, 2019 05:50 AM

Grand Hyatt New York faces demolition

A NEW York developer and a partner plan to demolish the Grand Hyatt New York, the hotel...
PUBLISHED Feb 9, 2019 05:50 AM

Australian real-estate ad site REA warns of a slowdown

AUSTRALIAN real estate classifieds firm REA Group on Friday reported plunging listings,...
PUBLISHED Feb 9, 2019 05:50 AM

US 30-year mortgage rates fall to 10-month low

INTEREST rates on US 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages fell to a 10-month low in step with...
PUBLISHED Feb 9, 2019 05:50 AM

Reits

Highest-yielding real estate investment trusts
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CONSUMER

THE BROAD VIEW

Ikea mulls greener strategy

THE most circular thing about Ikea, the Swedish furniture retailer, has traditionally...
PUBLISHED Feb 9, 2019 05:50 AM
THE BROAD VIEW

Don't blame the economy, could be just poor service

WHEN business is bad, no one talks about the service. But poor service is a serious...
PUBLISHED Feb 9, 2019 05:50 AM
THE BROAD VIEW

The moral indecency of the 'away' message

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PUBLISHED Feb 9, 2019 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

THE FINISH LINE

At Ritual, a big push to go global

BRAD Robinson is a busy man these days. The chief executive officer of Singapore-based...
PUBLISHED Feb 9, 2019 05:50 AM

My life in theatre

I REMEMBER the moment I fell in love with theatre. I was a university student in America...
PUBLISHED Feb 9, 2019 05:50 AM

The language of love and the a-peel of prawns

THERE'S something about Chinese New Year that makes the perpetual prawn issue stand...
PUBLISHED Feb 9, 2019 05:50 AM
OFF BEAT

Rixsky business

IN THE last edition of Offbeat, I pondered why Singaporeans insist on calling the hash...
PUBLISHED Feb 9, 2019 05:50 AM
BAR FLY

Craft bartenders revisit orange juice in cocktails

BACK in college, I got what I thought would be a great job at a bookstore. I imagined...
PUBLISHED Feb 9, 2019 05:50 AM

THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

Network man

IN JUNE 2007 this writer interviewed then Nokia CEO, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, on the...
PUBLISHED Feb 9, 2019 05:50 AM

INVESTING & WEALTH

Asian investors hold the most bullish outlook for 2019

UBS surveyed over 3,000 HNWIs globally to gauge investors' current attitudes,...
PUBLISHED Feb 9, 2019 05:50 AM
VALUE INSIGHT

Countering randomness in the markets

AS in life, there is a certain degree of randomness in the stock market. That is why the...
PUBLISHED Feb 9, 2019 05:50 AM
CFA SINGAPORE INSIGHTS

Timing the market doesn't have to be a roller-coaster ride

WOULD you rather be stuck in rush-hour traffic or rebalance your portfolio? It's an...
PUBLISHED Feb 9, 2019 05:50 AM

Investing in China could be very rewarding in 2019

AFTER a difficult year for stocks in 2018, investors will be hoping that the Lunar New...
PUBLISHED Feb 9, 2019 05:50 AM
GOLD REPORT

Gold stumbles on US dollar vigour

Gold prices succumbed to bearish pressures this week in lieu of vigorous showings by the...
PUBLISHED Feb 9, 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...
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