Friday, Mar 08, 2019

TOP STORIES

BT EXCLUSIVE

Is venture money masking an untenable on-demand delivery gig?

SINCE end-2015, food-delivery platform foodpanda has grown its base of delivery persons...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:52 AM

Soh Chee Wen co-accused may plead guilty in penny stock case

THE trial of the alleged mastermind and his two co-accused charged with rigging the...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

The capital balancing act

CAPITAL versus labour, businesses versus employees, the push and pull of classic...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Muji Singapore wants to get bigger; bring in Renovation

BY 2025, Muji fans in Singapore might be able to go to the Japanese retailer for a...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Best armour against risk is an informed investor

THE collapse of water treatment firm Hyflux Ltd has raised many important questions, not...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Maybank Kim Eng plans 'mobile remisiers'

MAYBANK Kim Eng Securities is planning to convert some of its fixed-desk remisiers to...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE BUDGET 2019

Restrictions on use of CPF to buy older HDB flats to be relaxed by May

THE government is looking into relaxing Central Provident Fund (CPF) loan rules on the...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

Gender balance in STEM an issue of concern

DISRUPTIVE technologies are challenging entrenched notions of work, reinventing jobs and...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

Wealthy Singaporean women leave financial planning to spouses

CONVENTIONAL wisdom often says that women don't participate much in their financial...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM
STARTUPS

ST Telemedia sets up cloud, AI services firm

COMMUNICATIONS technology investor ST Telemedia (STT) has unveiled a new subsidiary...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM
STARTUPS

P&G pumps in S$12m to grow new Singapore businesses

PROCTER & Gamble (P&G) marked the fifth anniversary of its Singapore Innovation...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

Healthcare plays finish well in 2018, may stay in pink of health in years ahead

HEALTHCARE service providers on the Singapore Exchange (SGX) fared relatively well in a...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Y Ventures says inventory that became obsolete within a year partly to blame for loss

PART of Y Ventures Group's woes were due to certain stocks that were purchased in...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Singtel trims Airtel stake in rights deal

MAINBOARD-LISTED Singtel will subscribe in part to Indian associate telco Bharti Airtel...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Drug developer Cennerv makes second bid to list on Catalist

SINGAPORE-based biotech Cennerv Pharmaceuticals is making a second attempt at an initial...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

China International discloses lapse in internal controls in share buybacks

WATER services company China International on Thursday said that there has been "...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

UOB crowdfunding partner OurCrowd hits US$1b in fundraising in six years

OURCROWD, an Israel-based equity crowdfunding platform that counts UOB as its equity...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:51 AM

Keppel, SPH to exercise right to compulsory acquisition of all M1 shares before delisting telco

KEPPEL Corporation and Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) will exercise their right to...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Corporate Digest

INDONESIAN nickel mining group Silkroad Nickel on Thursday said that it has been informed...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Asia markets dip on global growth issues

INVESTORS have been looking to a positive ending to the US-China trade relationship and...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

Ascendas Reit | Neutral (downgraded)
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Euro clings to US$1.13 as ECB stimulus signal awaited

THE euro paused just off three-week lows versus the dollar on Thursday's European...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

At least three new freehold projects on sale

SALES for at least three freehold projects are slated to begin on either Friday or during...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Goodluck Garden appeal dismissed, sale to go ahead

GOODLUCK Garden's en bloc is still on after an appeal by some dissenting owners was...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

HDB resale transactions down in Feb, prices steady: SRX

HOUSING and Development Board (HDB) resale transactions resumed their downtrend in...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

US eases post-crisis oversight of Wall Street

FEDERAL regulators moved Wednesday to ease oversight of the country's largest banks...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

UOB marks 30 years of Lady's Card

ON the eve of International Women's Day, United Overseas Bank (UOB) gathered over...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Aviva Singapore's operating profit up 14%

AVIVA Singapore saw a 14 per cent increase in operating profit in fiscal 2018 to £125...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Gold steady on firmer dollar ahead of ECB policy meeting

GOLD prices steadied on Thursday as the dollar traded near its more than two-week high,...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

China steel rebounds as top producer Hebei cuts capacity

BENCHMARK steel futures in China edged higher at the close of a choppy session on...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Asia remains top US oil buyer in 2018

ASIA more than doubled its intake of American crude oil last year even as Beijing and...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Global Switch launches Singapore Woodlands data centre

LEADING operator and developer of carrier neutral data centres, Global Switch, launched...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Users' privacy is the new focus, says Facebook

SOCIAL networking has long been predicated on people sharing their status updates, photos...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Huawei CFO's next court date in Canada scheduled for May 8

MENG Wanzhou, the Chinese telecoms executive at the centre of an escalating row between...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Jewel Changi Airport to open on April 17

JEWEL Changi Airport, with more than 280 shops and food and beverage outlets, will open...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Chinese tourism boom that propped up luxury brands faltering

FOR the better part of a decade, wealthy Chinese tourists have been on a feeding frenzy...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Qatar Air could leave Oneworld alliance; says it won't be bullied

QATAR Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker said he'll decide in the next month or...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Japan's biggest airline bets big on axed A380

JUST as a tide of cancelled orders has prompted Airbus to halt production of the A380...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Toyota warns of UK exit in event of no-deal Brexit

TOYOTA Motor warned that it may end manufacturing in the UK if the country crashes out...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

ECB unveils fresh moves to support eurozone economy

THE European Central Bank (ECB) on Thursday announced fresh measures to juice the slowing...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Slow global growth weighing on US manufacturers: report

US manufacturers increasingly worry trade spats and other factors will dampen their...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

UK will have to delay Brexit if MPs reject May's deal

BRITAIN will probably have to delay its departure from the European Union if lawmakers...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Thai court dissolves key Shinawatra-linked party that fronted a princess

A KEY party linked to Thailand's powerful Shinawatra clan was dissolved on Thursday...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Disgraced chef Batali exits restaurant empire

The 20-year partnership between celebrity chef Mario Batali and the Bastianich family of...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Paris shows off its creativity with suits

SUITS. When the fall 2019 runway season closed here on Tuesday night, that was the...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

OPINION

Pulwama attack changes India-Pakistan dynamics

THE potential for an outbreak of war between nuclear rivals India and Pakistan alarmed...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Ten years on, is the global bull market set for greater heights?

TO almost the day, it is 10 years since the bottom of the bear market - and what an...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Corporate America, critics spar over share buybacks

THE latest pitched battle between Corporate America and its critics involves stock...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Here's an invite to address the gender imbalance in male-dominant sectors

THE long-standing debate on gender inequality across multiple industries has become more...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Might Mrs May deliver Brexit next week?

BRITISH Prime Minister Theresa May is making final preparations for a second vote, next...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Lifestyle

Safe Spanish cuisine served at Olivia

WELCOME to Barcelona - not via a long-haul flight but a doorway on Keong Saik Road, where...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Valtellinas that are worth the labour and physical challenges

IF you ever doubt the value that humanity has placed on the fermented juice of the grape...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Sister Acts

When American-Chinese sisters Valerie and Bebe Ding opened a boxing studio in Los Angeles...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Grace Sai

IN FEBRUARY, two popular co-working spaces, Found and Collision8, merged to become Found8...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Math Whiz

Math seldom looks as rich, intricate and poetic as it does in A Disappearing Number, a...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Luxe Watch Meets Art

Iconic watch brand Richard Mille expands its commitment to art with a new three-year...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Vintage Lunch

Get a taste of winemaker Laurent Ponsot’s first vintage at the Michelin-starred Saint...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Pass The Bubbly

Over 30 years ago, Nyetimber Vineyard in Southern England set itself a goal - to make the...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Passport Please

The people behind the popular OH! Open House art tours have come up with a new concept...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

House Brew

Till now, coffee houses remain hot spots for people to gather and catch up on the latest.
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Daily Diver

The HydroConquest watches from Longines are sporty and tough enough to withstand dives up...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Chairs For All

IKEA started to develop its OMTӒNKSAM (the Swedish word for care) range a few years ago,...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Women chefs who are making their mark in Singapore’s F&B scene

Women chefs are a rarity no more, as more young ones set out to make their mark on the...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Heritage And Luxury At The Kempinski

THE MOMENT YOU STEP into the lobby of this historic building along Stamford Road, you are...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Women Of Vision

Miuccia Prada is up there with the likes of fashion greats such as Yves Saint Laurent and...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

The Oval House

​A BIRD FLYING above the houses near Holland Road probably wouldn’t take a second look at...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Have Your Cake And Eat It

For someone who loves baking, it was a nightmare for Ramya Ragupathi, when some years ago...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Neighbourhood Museum

IT WAS A SAD DAY in April 2018 when Thin Huat, a family-run provision shop at Tanglin...
PUBLISHED Mar 8, 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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