Monday, Mar 11, 2019

TOP STORIES

BT EXCLUSIVE

Chinese insurers expanding in Singapore; eyeing South-east Asia

DESPITE Singapore's small market size, a handful of Chinese insurers has been...
PUBLISHED Mar 11, 2019 05:50 AM
BT EXCLUSIVE

HSBC riding on strong macro environment, expects to gain market share in next 3 years

HAVING invested heavily in growing its South-east Asian franchise, HSBC Singapore is...
PUBLISHED Mar 11, 2019 05:50 AM
MIND THE GAP

Retirement income products: flavour of the times

THE NEED for income in retirement is surely one that causes anxiety to savers. If you...
PUBLISHED Mar 11, 2019 05:50 AM

APB Singapore wants Asia to say cheers to zero-alcohol Heineken

AFTER becoming the first Asian market for Heineken's zero-alcohol brew Heineken 0.0...
PUBLISHED Mar 11, 2019 05:50 AM

ESR files for Hong Kong IPO

ESR Cayman, the sponsor of ESR-Reit, on Sunday said that it had on Feb 28 made...
PUBLISHED Mar 11, 2019 05:50 AM
WALL STREET INSIGHT

New source of inspiration needed for bull market to continue its fine run

HOLD the ticker-tape parade for the bull market's 10-year anniversary...
PUBLISHED Mar 11, 2019 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

TOPLINE

Cromwell European Reit eyes further growth after acquisition spree

FRESH on the heels of over 400 million euros (S$619.4 million) in acquisitions over the...
PUBLISHED Mar 11, 2019 05:50 AM

Baltic Exchange new Asia head eyes stronger regional presence

MORE than two years since Singapore Exchange (SGX) sealed its £87 million (S$156)...
PUBLISHED Mar 11, 2019 05:50 AM
CHARTPOINT

Inflation down, yields up; Malaysia looks set for positive rerating

TEN months since Malaysia formed a new government, its equity market has corrected by...
PUBLISHED Mar 11, 2019 05:50 AM

The evolving state of directorships in Singapore

THE directorship landscape in Singapore has gradually shifted in the last few years,...
PUBLISHED Mar 11, 2019 05:50 AM

Keppel O&M clinches repeat order for semi rig worth about US$425m from Awilco

RIGBUILDER Keppel Corp's offshore and marine unit has clinched a repeat rig...
PUBLISHED Mar 11, 2019 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Markets look to Brexit, Chinese data for leads

RECENT data releases and cuts in economic growth forecasts are representative of a...
PUBLISHED Mar 11, 2019 05:50 AM

Pound's rocky ride set to get worse

AT ONE point on Friday, the pound swung between gains and a two-week low as traders...
PUBLISHED Mar 11, 2019 05:50 AM
INSIDE INSIGHTS

Over 40 director acquisitions filed in first week of March

FOR the first five trading sessions of March, the STI gained 0.5 per cent, with mixed...
PUBLISHED Mar 11, 2019 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Spanish tycoon paying huge premium for Stanley St shophouse

SPANISH tycoon Ricardo Portabella Peralta continues to expand his portfolio of...
PUBLISHED Mar 11, 2019 05:50 AM

Oxley's 1953 moves a third of its units; Sustained Land's One Meyer 14% sold

AMID more muted home-buying sentiment, residential property developers appear to be more...
PUBLISHED Mar 11, 2019 05:50 AM

Chinese millennials snapping up Asian property online

ICE Chen, a 36-year-old bank manager in Beijing, has not been to Bangkok lately, but she...
PUBLISHED Mar 11, 2019 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

China's central bank steps up support as bank lending slides

CHINA'S central bank on Sunday pledged to further support the slowing economy by...
PUBLISHED Mar 11, 2019 05:50 AM

No relief for India bond market as RBI is seen tightening money tap

INDIA'S central bank is seen curtailing its support for the bond market, dashing...
PUBLISHED Mar 11, 2019 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Hedge funds stay the course to bet on oil rally

HEDGE funds keep betting on an oil rally, even with prices stuck in neutral. Investors...
PUBLISHED Mar 11, 2019 05:50 AM

Hedge funds dump gold bets before jobs data spark rally

HEDGE funds are looking like fair-weather friends when it comes to gold. Investors dumped...
PUBLISHED Mar 11, 2019 05:50 AM

Opec crude oil shipments to US sink to 30-year low

OPEC crude oil shipments to the world's largest economy sank to a 30-year low as...
PUBLISHED Mar 11, 2019 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Newspapers, agencies turn to robo-journalism

A TEXT-GENERATING "bot" nicknamed Tobi produced nearly 40,000 news stories...
PUBLISHED Mar 11, 2019 05:50 AM

Amazon hints that fighting fakes was a reason behind recent big vendor purge

AMAZON.COM on Saturday hinted that fighting counterfeits was a reason for its sudden and...
PUBLISHED Mar 11, 2019 05:50 AM

Ultrasound machines running outdated software vulnerable to hacking: report

MEDICAL imaging machines running outdated software like Windows 2000 can give hackers...
PUBLISHED Mar 11, 2019 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Hipster Americans drive share of gourmet coffee drinking to record

THE number of Americans drinking coffee every day has stagnated this year, but evidence...
PUBLISHED Mar 11, 2019 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Ghana bets on rejuvenated railways for growth

AS Ghana's urban landscape gently slides by the train window, Shaibu Amoah swells...
PUBLISHED Mar 11, 2019 05:50 AM

Ethiopian Airlines flight crashes, killing 157 aboard

AN Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 passenger jet to Nairobi crashed early on Sunday,...
PUBLISHED Mar 11, 2019 05:50 AM

Carmakers get no relief in China as sales keep plunging

CHINA'S car sales fell for the ninth consecutive month in February, pulling...
PUBLISHED Mar 11, 2019 05:50 AM

Baltic Exchange Shipping Insights

A faint glimmer of hope with the suggestion the market may have finally bottomed out,...
PUBLISHED Mar 11, 2019 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

BREXIT FATE

Theresa May faces heavy defeat in parliament as Brexit crisis grips Britain

BRITISH Prime Minster Theresa May's Brexit deal faces a heavy defeat in parliament...
PUBLISHED Mar 11, 2019 05:50 AM

Crunch votes in British Parliament on Brexit: The key dates

BRITISH MPs this week finally have to decide how and when they want to leave the European...
PUBLISHED Mar 11, 2019 05:50 AM

UK plans to spend £200m on innovation in spring budget

THE UK plans to invest £200 million (S$354 million) in supercomputers, lasers and genetic...
PUBLISHED Mar 11, 2019 05:50 AM

Trump to ask Congress for additional US$8.6b for border wall

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump will on Monday ask the US Congress for an additional US$8.6...
PUBLISHED Mar 11, 2019 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

TAKING HEART

Help is at hand for the elderly infirm

THERE were almost 14 working adults supporting one elderly Singaporean in the 1970s. Fast...
PUBLISHED Mar 11, 2019 05:50 AM

Intergenerational lunch to celebrate International Women's Day

IN celebration of International Women's Day 2019, WINGS (Women's Initiative for...
PUBLISHED Mar 11, 2019 05:50 AM

Mick Schumacher's main challenge will be dealing with pressure: Brawn

MICK Schumacher will be under "tremendous pressure" when he makes his Formula 2...
PUBLISHED Mar 11, 2019 05:50 AM

VIEWS FROM THE TOP

Championing gender equality

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: Why do women still lag the men at work today, in position and/or...
PUBLISHED Mar 11, 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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