Saturday, Mar 09, 2019

TOP STORIES

The capital conundrum

BUSINESSES need workers to operate, and workers need businesses for jobs. You could say...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2019 05:50 AM

Hyflux tweaks scheme to give perp, pref holders higher recovery

HYFLUX is making a tweak to its restructuring scheme that will allow retail perpetual and...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2019 05:50 AM

Business leaders call for flexibility in foreign-worker quota

IT HAS been three weeks since the Finance Minister announced a tightening of the number...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2019 05:50 AM

Women's share among Singapore senior management hits new peak, but proportion in top job still dismal

WOMEN in business in Singapore had much to cheer, but also much to reflect on as they...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2019 05:50 AM
LATEST US DATA

US payroll gains plunge to 20,000 as wages top estimates

US hiring was the weakest in more than a year while wage gains were the fastest of the...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2019 05:50 AM

Jan global air passenger traffic growth hits 6-month high

GROWTH in global passenger traffic rose by 6.5 per cent in January 2019 from a year ago...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2019 05:50 AM

Oil prices take a hit on ECB's warning of continued weakness

OIL prices fell 1.6 per cent on Friday on a worsening global economic outlook after the...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2019 05:50 AM

China's Feb exports tumble the most in 3 years, pointing to further global slowdown

CHINA'S exports tumbled the most in three years in February while imports fell for a...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2019 05:50 AM

New foreign investment law to foster 'fair competition': China

CHINA'S new foreign investment law will help foster "fair competition" and...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2019 05:50 AM

Japan Q4 GDP revised up but trade clouds outlook

THE Japanese economy grew faster than initially estimated in the fourth quarter as...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2019 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Europe can no longer risk being so seriously under-equipped

THE European Central Bank surprised financial markets on Thursday with moves to loosen...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2019 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

2013 penny stock crash: Goh Hin Calm to plead guilty on March 20

THE High Court has fixed March 20 to hear the plea of Goh Hin Calm, who is being accused...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2019 05:50 AM

Del Monte back in the black with Q3 net profit of US$2.6m

LOWER "one-off" expenses for its US subsidiary helped food and beverage group...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2019 05:50 AM

Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank said to be intensifying merger talks

DEUTSCHE Bank AG and Commerzbank AG are intensifying informal merger talks as their...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2019 05:50 AM

China PE firm Boyu closes largest fund yet with US$3.6b

CHINESE private equity (PE) firm Boyu Capital, which counts Temasek Holdings and GIC...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2019 05:50 AM

Daily securities traded value hits 6-month high in February: SGX

THE daily average traded value of securities rose to a six-month high of S$1.06 billion...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2019 05:50 AM

8Telecom served with court summons for non-repayment of share subscription

8TELECOM International has been served with an originating summons taken by Top Capital...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2019 05:50 AM

Tencent-backed brokerage poised to raise US$90m in IPO

FUTU Holdings Ltd, the online Chinese broker backed by Tencent Holdings Ltd, is poised to...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2019 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

China's retail investors are no suckers

THE securities industry just rained on China's bull market parade...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2019 05:50 AM

Tesla secures US$521m bank loan agreement to build China factory

TESLA Inc secured as much as US$521 million in loans from Chinese banks to build a...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2019 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

Serial System
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STOCKS

STI down 33.61 points as Asian markets end week in a sea of red

ONE'S mood usually lifts with each passing day of the work week, hitting a high...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2019 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

WE believe the market has overlooked key growth vectors with regard to Koufu's...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2019 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

State Courts Towers to offer co-working space for small law firms

THE Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) will unveil a co-working space for small law firms at...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2019 05:50 AM

Airbnb buys HotelTonight in deeper expansion into hotel-booking business

HOME-RENTING company Airbnb has bought HotelTonight, an app for finding hotel rooms at a...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2019 05:50 AM

Revolutionising Singapore's industrial spaces

ROBOTICS, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT) … these are not just...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2019 05:50 AM

New York mulls taxing non-resident owners of luxury apartments

PRESSURE to find revenue to finance a US$40 billion fix for New York's subways,...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2019 05:50 AM

Reits

Highest-yielding real estate investment trusts
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2019 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

THE BROAD VIEW

People pay to live in illegal steel boxes in world's priciest property market

AFTER walking through a deserted plot of rural land on an unevenly paved road, Gilbert...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2019 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

THE FINISH LINE

SPL roars into 24th season, but old habits die hard

Home United. Tampines Rovers. Geylang International. Warriors FC. As Singapore's...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2019 05:50 AM

The ultimate video art retreat

PAMELA Kramlich clearly didn't know what she was getting herself into when she...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2019 05:50 AM
CUBICLE FILES

With a boss from hell, it's not just fight or flight

IF YOU have a boss who especially hates your guts, the common assumption is that the only...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2019 05:50 AM
THE WINDING ROAD

Share just the joy on your big day

MY PHONE buzzed. It was a friend in a Whatsapp group chat informing us of an upcoming...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2019 05:50 AM
OFFBEAT

Sham scams

ALL me paranoid, but I feel like scams are everywhere. Between the countless news reports...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2019 05:50 AM
HEALTH

The link between diabetes, obesity and heart disease

DIABETES mellitus and obesity are closely linked to the increase of the prevalence of...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2019 05:50 AM

THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

Hard drive for success

SHE has been recognised as one of the most powerful businesswomen - not just in India but...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2019 05:50 AM

INVESTING & WEALTH

Remember the CDO bomb that blew up in 2008? There is a new one . . .

FINANCIAL markets have short memories. Of late, they've convinced themselves that...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2019 05:50 AM
CHART VIEW

What's behind Shanghai's rise, and will Korea rebound?

THE 22 per cent rise in the Shanghai Index over the past four weeks cannot be ignored...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2019 05:50 AM
CFA SINGAPORE INSIGHTS

Advisers' obligations to Accredited Investors

ON Oct 8, 2018, a slew of changes was made to the Securities and Futures Act and the...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2019 05:50 AM
GOLD REPORT

Gold hangs tight as markets deliberate economic gloom

GOLD prices consolidated late in the week as risk appetite remained nuanced from weaker...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2019 05:50 AM

The Asian markets that should do well but aren't

UNDERNEATH the surface of the solid stockmarket rally across Asia, there's one spot...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2019 05:50 AM

OPINION

THE BROAD VIEW

Doing good, and doing it well

THINKING of joining a non-profit board? These tips come from our collective experience,...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 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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