Saturday, Feb 16, 2019

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SINGAPORE ECONOMY

MTI: 2019 growth could slow to below mid-point of forecast range

THE Singapore economy slowed last year - and will likely only cool further, according to...
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SINGAPORE ECONOMY

Services productivity lagging wage growth

And the costs could keep going up this year, researchers from the Ministry of Trade and...
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SINGAPORE ECONOMY

Singapore's trade crosses S$1 trillion for first time in 4 years

And both the trade and the non-oil domestic export (NODX) growth are tipped to ease...
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SINGAPORE ECONOMY

WSQ training helped raise wages for workers: study

After taking into account selection bias, the study by the Ministry of Trade and Industry...
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SINGAPORE BUDGET 2019

Greater clarity expected for HIP and VERS

Cushman & Wakefield's senior director of research, Christine Li, reckons that...
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SINGAPORE BUDGET 2019

Eight in 10 SMEs expecting more business incentives: DBS poll

EIGHT in 10 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore are expecting more business...
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Hyflux's replies to Sias raise more questions

HYFLUX chief executive Olivia Lum is "deeply saddened for the pain and loss"...
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Big project launches expected to drive home sales from March

PROPERTY consultants are expecting the pace of developers' private housing sales...
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COMPANIES & MARKETS

HOT STOCKS

Singtel, StarHub shares stumble after earnings misses

SHARES of StarHub and Singtel tumbled on Friday, a day after both telcos reported profit...
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HOT STOCKS

Creative tumbles 10% after net loss widens

SHARES in Creative Technology fell by more than 10 per cent on Friday, after the company...
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Reclaims Global builds on home advantage

CONSTRUCTION service provider Reclaims Global, formerly known as Reclaims Enterprise, may...
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Offer price for Courts 'not fair but reasonable', says KPMG

INDEPENDENT financial adviser (IFA) KPMG Corporate Finance on Friday described Japanese...
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Ayondo shares in limbo pending clarity over unit's compliance with UK authority

CATALIST-LISTED Ayondo, which runs a social trading platform, said on Thursday night that...
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DeClout selling 36.3m Procurri shares for S$12m

CATALIST-listed DeClout has entered into an agreement to sell 36.3 million shares in...
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Money manager bought Tesla put options in Q4 as stock rose

TESLA Inc rose 26 per cent in the last three months of 2018 as the electric carmaker...
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StanChart reaffirms commitment to Singapore

DESPITE expanding its global presence over the years, Standard Chartered Bank has "...
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Millennium & Copthorne expects Brexit-led hiring crunch

BRITAIN'S impending exit from the European Union is making it hard to hire workers...
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STOCKS

Scant cheer from market data and trade talks; STI slips 0.41%

FRIDAY was a day of bad news for markets, amid weak data from the two largest economies...
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Brokers' take

THAIBEV'S results beat expectations. Q1 FY19 revenue increased 60 per cent year-on-...
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REAL ESTATE

Six adjoining strata offices at International Plaza for sale with S$11.97m guide price

A BATCH of six adjoining and refurbished strata offices at International Plaza in Tanjong...
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Cisco invests S$25m in cybersecurity centre and first S-E Asian co-innovation hub in S'pore

CISCO on Friday launched its first South-east Asian co-innovation centre in Singapore,...
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The tech effect in the real estate market in Singapore

I'VE been working in Singapore's commercial real estate market for more than...
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Cromwell E-Reit buys French logistics property for 6.9m euros

CROMWELL European Reit (E-Reit) has acquired a logistics property located in France for 6...
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Reits

Highest-yielding real estate investment trusts
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TECHNOLOGY

THE BROAD VIEW

The AI that can write a fake news story from a handful of words

OPENAI, an artificial intelligence (AI) research group co-founded by billionaire Elon...
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LIFE & CULTURE

THE FINISH LINE

Golf's new rules continue to confound players

THE AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am never fails to rattle Darius Rucker's nerves. This...
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Brad Pitt joins billionaire collectors   in show that tests LA art market

At 11 am on Thursday, a crowd of art collectors and celebrities including Jodie Foster...
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SASS AND THE CITY

Death, depression, and denial

THIS is the story of Leonard (let's just call him that), a good-natured employee at...
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MANAGEMENT UNLEASHED

Reward and punishment

HOW should you pay people? As little as possible needed to retain them? As much as...
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CUBICLE FILES

Superstars at work can help the team shine too

IF YOU are bemoaning your fate as one of those average Joes in the office, take heart -...
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THE STEERING COLUMN

Mercedes C-Class Cabriolet review: Convertible bond

WHAT price glamour? Here's an easy answer in the context of the new Mercedes-Benz C-...
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THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

Slick shift: Philip Morris' future vision

THE world's biggest listed tobacco company has a vision - to completely stop selling...
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INVESTING & WEALTH

The 10 best-paid hedge fund managers made US$7.7b in 2018

EVEN for this Gilded Age of 0.0001 percenters, Kenneth Griffin drips money.
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Singapore insurance veteran to become president-elect of UK actuarial body

INSURANCE veteran Tan Suee Chieh has been named president-elect of the UK-based Institute...
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THIS TIME IS DIFFERENT

When the market does not react the way you expect

"DO as I say, not as I do" was attributed to preachers, but would work just as...
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CFA SINGAPORE INSIGHTS

Position for the future by learning from the past

WE are arguably in the later stage of the economic cycle, and further periods of...
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Hedge funds play tug-of-war with most volatile major currency

HEDGE funds are ratcheting up wagers on the Australian dollar - in both directions -...
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GOLD REPORT

Gold see-saws on robust dollar strength and global growth worries

GOLD prices continue to trade sideways this week as investors balance between robust US...
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OPINION

THE BROAD VIEW

Structuring philanthropy to do more good

LAURA and John Arnold aren't quite as well known as Bill Gates or Warren Buffett,...
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BREAKING NEWS

Mar 25, 2019 04:57 PM

Thaksin allies claim victory in Thai election, challenging army

[BANGKOK] A political party linked to exiled tycoon Thaksin Shinawatra claimed victory in Thailand's election and...
Mar 25, 2019 04:55 PM

Majestic Wine ramps up investments in online Naked Wines business

[LONDON] Majestic Wine PLC on Monday said it would sell assets, close stores and review its dividend as part of a wider...
Mar 25, 2019 04:50 PM

Europe: Shares sink as recession risk fears hit home

[FRANKFURT] European shares opened deep in the red on Monday, adding to the worst weekly fall of the year last week...
Mar 25, 2019 04:38 PM

Abu Dhabi aims to lure start-ups with investment in new technology hub

[ABU DHABI] Abu Dhabi will commit up to 1 billion dirhams (US$272 million) to support technology start-ups, it said on...
Mar 25, 2019 04:36 PM

Hong Kong: Stocks plunge on growth worries

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong and mainland Chinese stocks tumbled more than two per cent Monday, in line with a sell-off across...
Mar 25, 2019 04:35 PM

Seoul: Stocks fall most in 5 months on US recession woes; bonds rally

[SEOUL] South Korea's Kospi stock index extended its loss on Monday by falling nearly 2 per cent, marking the...
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