Saturday, Feb 23, 2019

TOP STORIES

Shaken and stirred: What it takes to run some of Singapore's best bars

THE era of bars is upon us, say bar owners and drinkers alike. Singapore's bars now...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2019 05:50 AM

'Unlimited' data is the new front line in telcos' price war

WHERE mobile customers once fretted about busting their monthly caps, they are now...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2019 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE BUDGET 2019

SMEs need more help to kick-start digital journey

SMALL and medium enterprises (SMEs) need more help to get past the initial hurdle of...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2019 05:50 AM

Banks stung by Q4 market volatility

THE market turmoil swept through the three banks' results in the fourth quarter,...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2019 05:50 AM
STARTUPS

Developer Space @ Google Singapore takes off

SINGAPORE-BASED dining app Chope will look to gain expertise and technological know-how...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2019 05:50 AM
STARTUPS

Razer CEO backs Echo Base, a startup with mission to disrupt traditional real estate

RAZER chief executive Tan Min-Liang is poised to shake up traditional real estate...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2019 05:50 AM
STARTUPS

AI startup ViSenze bags regional partnership with Samsung

SINGAPORE-BASED startup ViSenze, which sells artificial intelligence (AI) technology to...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2019 05:50 AM

Demographics, tech and sustainability are key trends for sovereign wealth funds to watch: UBS-IMD white paper

SHIFTING demographics, the rise in technology and the increasing focus on sustainability...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2019 05:50 AM

Malaysia's consumer prices fall for first time since 2009

MALAYSIA'S consumer prices fell for the first time in nearly a decade in January, on...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2019 05:50 AM

Saudi Aramco signs US$10b China refinery deal

STATE-OWNED oil company Saudi Aramco signed a US$10 billion deal to build a refining and...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2019 05:50 AM

EU expects May to request 3-month delay to Brexit

THE European Union (EU) expects British Prime Minister Theresa May to be forced to...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2019 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

OCBC signals caution as it pays lower dividend than peers

OCBC has defended its decision to keep more capital than some analysts would like, as the...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2019 05:50 AM

UOB's net profit, revenue hit record S$4.01b and S$9.12b in 2018

UOB's efforts to tap intra-regional flows have borne fruit as it saw a three-fold...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2019 05:50 AM

Venture Q4 profit slides 24.7% but full-year earnings meet forecasts

VENTURE Corp's net profit fell 24.7 per cent to S$107.7 million in the fourth...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2019 05:50 AM

LMIRT slashes Q4 payout

LIPPO Malls Indonesia Retail Trust (LMIRT)'s fourth-quarter distribution per unit (...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2019 05:50 AM

HRnetGroup eyes expansion into new markets

MAINBOARD-listed recruitment firm HRnetGroup is eyeing expansion into Vietnam, the United...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2019 05:50 AM

UIC posts higher FY18 profit on fair-value gains

THE full-year profit for property group United Industrial Corp (UIC) for the year ended...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2019 05:50 AM

Allied Tech's ex-CFO flags concerns with auditors, sponsor

FIRST, he walked out the door - barely two months into the new job at Catalist-listed...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2019 05:50 AM

Kraft Heinz falls near record low

KRAFT Heinz Co wrote down the value of some of its best-known brands by US$15.4 billion,...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2019 05:50 AM

Sevak stuck on SGX watch-list until June

IT solutions company Sevak will stay on the Singapore Exchange's (SGX) watch-list...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2019 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

DESIGN Studio Group expects to report a "significant loss" for the fourth...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2019 05:50 AM

Penang theme park group heads for Catalist debut

PENANG theme park developer Sim Leisure Group is headed for a Catalist debut on March 1,...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2019 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Poor US data dims market moods

INVESTORS on Friday were forced to base decisions on uninspiring cues such as Thursday...
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Brokers' take

While GENS' share price has partially recovered from the correction in H2 FY18,...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2019 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Hong Kong's pent-up property demand heralds price rebound

THE outlook for Hong Kong's property market, the world's least affordable, has...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2019 05:50 AM

China's January home price growth at 9-month low as confidence dips

GROWTH in China's home prices eased to a nine-month low in January in a further sign...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2019 05:50 AM

Online property auctions: a new norm for transactions?

THE e-commerce market in Singapore is growing fast. According to Statista Portal,...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2019 05:50 AM

US housing market facing slowdown as home sales sink to 3-year low

US home sales fell in January to their lowest level in more than three years and house...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2019 05:50 AM

Dubai's 'long decline' in property prices not over yet: S&P

THE worst is yet to come for Dubai's real estate after prices already plunged close...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2019 05:50 AM

Reits

Highest-yielding real estate investment trusts
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2019 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

THE BROAD VIEW

Patients die as Venezuela's politicians fight over medical aid stuck at border

One moment, the Casique family was piled on a motorcycle, on the way to school: the...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2019 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

THE BROAD VIEW

What makes great design?

FOR centuries great design was driven by classical interpretations of beauty - the...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2019 05:50 AM
THE FINISH LINE

Getting to the core of the Pilates spirit

THOSE excruciating Hundreds, flawless Swan dives and countless repetitions on the...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2019 05:50 AM
SATURDAY SOAPBOX

When ordinary people become extraordinary - and unreal

HAVE you ever had that vague feeling that you know people you meet but cannot place them...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2019 05:50 AM
BARFLY

The many-faceted martini

THERE are many theories about how the martini got its name, from an Italian vermouth...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2019 05:50 AM
GEAR HEAD

Thinq-ing differently: the LG V40 smartphone

ASK people to name a great smartphone brand and you get the usual smattering of names:...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2019 05:50 AM

THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

More ways to pay

WE SHOP, tap and go, and we don't think twice about it. Marie Kondo may have...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2019 05:50 AM

INVESTING & WEALTH

Despite a correction, emerging markets are the correct place to be

MIDWAY through last year, we predicted global markets would experience both volatility...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2019 05:50 AM
FUND WATCH

A time for caution on US equities

ONE of the themes that I have been tracking since the second half of 2018 includes the...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2019 05:50 AM
CFA SINGAPORE INSIGHTS

The business of utilities

WHEN electricity was first supplied to homes, it triggered strong emotions. People were...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2019 05:50 AM
THE FOOL'S EYE VIEW

Airports: a flight to safety?

AIRPORTS can be quite exciting places. A trip to the airport could mean that we are about...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2019 05:50 AM
GOLD REPORT

Gold prices whipsaw on US Fed posture

GOLD prices overturned bullish gains this week as market sentiments whipsawed on the...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2019 05:50 AM

Billion-dollar manager says now's the time to sell risky assets

JUPITER Asset Management's Ariel Bezalel says it's time to shun riskier assets...
PUBLISHED Feb 23, 2019 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Mar 24, 2019 11:36 PM

Thailand’s junta-linked party in the lead after nearly all ballots counted

[BANGKOK] Thailand’s junta-linked party took a shock lead in the popular vote with nearly all ballots counted, the...
Mar 24, 2019 09:45 PM

Brexit up in the air as May faces possible plot, parliament tries to grab control

[LONDON] The United Kingdom's exit from the European Union was in disarray on Sunday as Prime Minister Theresa May...
Mar 24, 2019 08:16 PM

S'pore's largest condo Treasure at Tampines moves 272 units at launch

SINGAPORE'S largest condominium Treasure at Tampines sold 272 units at an average S$1,280 per sq ft, after the...
Mar 24, 2019 07:15 PM

Sabana Reit's Tuas industrial building sale off the table

SABANA Reit's divestment of a Tuas industrial building is off for now after the purchaser did not obtain approvals...
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