Monday, Feb 11, 2019

TOP STORIES

BT EXCLUSIVE

Omni-channel retail still sweet for Luxasia's Baier

THE man who put Singapore Post (SingPost) on the road to e-commerce joined regional...
PUBLISHED Feb 11, 2019 05:50 AM
MIND THE GAP

Get ready for pricier private hospital Shield plans and riders

IF you are Singaporean or a resident with a CPF account, you will surely have...
PUBLISHED Feb 11, 2019 05:50 AM

Business China Awards: Call for nominations

NOMINATIONS are now open for the Business China Awards 2019, which honours outstanding...
PUBLISHED Feb 11, 2019 05:50 AM
STARTUPS

GrabFood turns kitchen heat up a notch by going onto main menu

IN A long-awaited move, Grab Singapore will integrate its food delivery service, GrabFood...
PUBLISHED Feb 11, 2019 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

SIAS queries Hyflux chief Olivia Lum and board on remuneration, operations

IN a letter to the board of Hyflux and its executive chairman and group chief executive...
PUBLISHED Feb 11, 2019 05:50 AM

Courts Asia in the red for Q3 with loss of S$171,000

MAINBOARD-LISTED Courts Asia posted a net loss of S$171,000 for its third quarter ended...
PUBLISHED Feb 11, 2019 05:50 AM
CHARTPOINT

Betting on SGX? Better metrics than many listed gaming peers

SIR, would you like to make a wager - or hedge, as professional investors like to call it...
PUBLISHED Feb 11, 2019 05:50 AM

SIAS' letter to Hyflux board

The Securities Investors Association (Singapore) (SIAS), representing the interests of...
PUBLISHED Feb 11, 2019 05:50 AM
TOPLINE

A passion for real estate

HERMAN Chang, founder and managing director of property development and hospitality group...
PUBLISHED Feb 11, 2019 05:50 AM
STOCKS

All eyes on US-China trade talks

MARKETS in Asia return for a first full week of trading in February after the festivities...
PUBLISHED Feb 11, 2019 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

US$ posts best week in 6 months, euro dips

THE dollar edged higher against a basket of currencies on Friday, ending its strongest...
PUBLISHED Feb 11, 2019 05:50 AM

Increasing board accountability

THE past year has had its fair share of corporate scandals and breaches of conduct by...
PUBLISHED Feb 11, 2019 05:50 AM

Nikkei's 6-year slog hints at hurdle for Japan Inc over US stocks

THE performance of Japan's biggest shares is falling further behind its US...
PUBLISHED Feb 11, 2019 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Spanish Village in third attempt at en bloc sale

SPANISH Village, a freehold condominium located along Farrer Road, is up for collective...
PUBLISHED Feb 11, 2019 05:50 AM

Timber making a comeback - in skyscrapers

MORE than a century after steel and concrete became the standard for building high-rise...
PUBLISHED Feb 11, 2019 05:50 AM

Norway's US$1 trillion fund scales back appetite for real estate deals

AFTER a decade snapping up US$25 billion of some of the world's toniest properties...
PUBLISHED Feb 11, 2019 05:50 AM

Australia tightens laws in wake of 'cracked' tower

AUSTRALIA'S most populous state said on Sunday that it would embark on the "...
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BANKING & FINANCE

Pound traders favour option bets with less than 50 days to Brexit

AT the Bank of England's (BOE) first meeting of the year, governor Mark Carney...
PUBLISHED Feb 11, 2019 05:50 AM

British, US banks said to be deeply divided on Brexit ties

WITH just seven weeks to go before Brexit, it's not just UK politicians who are...
PUBLISHED Feb 11, 2019 05:50 AM

Russia earns investment grade rating from Moody's

RUSSIA was raised to investment grade at Moody's Investors Service, which cited the...
PUBLISHED Feb 11, 2019 05:50 AM

Indonesia gains upper hand over India in Asia high-yield battle

IN THE battle between Asia's two highest-yielding major bond markets, Indonesia once...
PUBLISHED Feb 11, 2019 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Gushing profits for oil majors on crude price surge

THE world's top energy companies booked enormous profits last year, thanks to higher...
PUBLISHED Feb 11, 2019 05:50 AM

Oil doubters mount comeback as rally stalls on global worries

HEDGE funds reversed course on oil just in time, plowing back into bearish bets as crude...
PUBLISHED Feb 11, 2019 05:50 AM

Goldman, its biggest critic agree on iron outlook

IT took massive output cuts from the world's largest iron ore producer to get...
PUBLISHED Feb 11, 2019 05:50 AM

Soya firm after USDA data; focus turns to US-China talks

US soyabean futures ended firm on Friday as late-session short-covering lifted prices...
PUBLISHED Feb 11, 2019 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Pentagon's cloud strategy aims to rival commercial tech industry's

AN outdated, patchwork approach to managing computer systems has slowed the US military...
PUBLISHED Feb 11, 2019 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Beer giants brew up war for Nigeria's drinkers

GIGANTIC billboards advertising beer now dominate the skyline of Nigeria's megacity...
PUBLISHED Feb 11, 2019 05:50 AM

US cattle ranchers having beef with meat-labelling laws

THE cattle ranchers and farm bureaus of America are not going to give up their hold on...
PUBLISHED Feb 11, 2019 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Qantas closing in on Sydney-London direct flight

QANTAS Airways Ltd's vision for the first direct flights from Sydney to London is...
PUBLISHED Feb 11, 2019 05:50 AM

A peek at the future of car sharing in Russia will terrify carmakers

WHEN Evgeny Barkov owned a car, the 31-year-old software salesman would often look out of...
PUBLISHED Feb 11, 2019 05:50 AM

Baltic Exchange Shipping Insights

The Vale disaster weighed heavily on the market for big ships, with uncertainty about...
PUBLISHED Feb 11, 2019 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

WALL STREET INSIGHT

Trade talks, US economic data to steer stocks this week

TRADE talks between China and the US seem to have stalled last week, causing the stock...
PUBLISHED Feb 11, 2019 05:50 AM

Analysts sound caution on Asia, EMs amid 'overbought' scenario

GLOBAL investors seeking value have been switching money into Asian and emerging markets...
PUBLISHED Feb 11, 2019 05:50 AM

Lawmakers say EU needs stronger anti-fraud curbs

THE European Union needs tougher anti-fraud controls including a central body able to...
PUBLISHED Feb 11, 2019 05:50 AM

Asia-Pac takes lead in list of richest young entrepreneurs

A SHIFT is underway among the world's richest young entrepreneurs...
PUBLISHED Feb 11, 2019 05:50 AM

Huge protest against Spanish govt's Catalonia policy

THOUSANDS of people demonstrated in Madrid on Sunday against Spanish Prime Minister Pedro...
PUBLISHED Feb 11, 2019 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

China entertainment industry endures 'cold winter'

CHINESE film and television are reeling from what industry insiders call a "bitterly...
PUBLISHED Feb 11, 2019 05:50 AM

'Lego Movie 2' to test whether bricks still click with kids, audiences

DO movie audiences have an appetite for all things Lego: Lego superheroes, Lego aliens,...
PUBLISHED Feb 11, 2019 05:50 AM

'Hitler' paintings fail to sell at Nuremberg auction

FIVE paintings attributed to Adolf Hitler failed to find buyers at an auction on Saturday...
PUBLISHED Feb 11, 2019 05:50 AM

VIEWS FROM THE TOP

A time to reflect and start anew

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: What are your wishes, as a business leader, for the Year of the...
PUBLISHED Feb 11, 2019 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Mar 22, 2019 08:12 AM

Wirecard managers in Germany were aware of transactions in fraud probe, FT says

[FRANKFURT] Wirecard AG executives in Germany allegedly approved potentially fraudulent transactions totaling two...
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...
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