Friday, Mar 15, 2019

TOP STORIES

BT EXCLUSIVE: CORPORATE INNOVATION AND VENTURE

Singapore corporate venture capital players stay upbeat

SINGAPORE corporate venture capital (CVC) players are sticking to vigorous investment...
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SMEs to be given help to digitalise and venture abroad earlier

ENTERPRISE Singapore (ESG) said on Thursday that it will embark on a new strategy to grow...
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Of fat cats, top dogs and CEOs

WHEN it comes to chief executive officers, popular opinion has it that they are, as a...
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Local SME Tee Hai Chem sells 51% stake to German MNC, teams up to go global

SPECIALITY chemicals distributor Tee Hai Chem on Thursday sold a 51 per cent stake to...
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Singapore, Malaysia to suspend overlapping port claims off Tuas

SINGAPORE and Malaysia agreed on Thursday to jointly suspend overlapping port claims in...
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PropNex calls for revisions in cooling measures

PROPERTY brokerage PropNex said the increased spate of reissued Options to Purchase (OTPs...
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Retrenchments at a 7-year low last year

THE labour market improved on several fronts over the whole of last year, with...
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China's Jan-Feb output drops to 17-year low as slowdown persists

CHINA'S industrial output grew the slowest pace in 17 years in the first two months...
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Facebook back up in operation after massive outage worldwide

FACEBOOK appeared to be back in operation Thursday after a massive outage affecting its...
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COMPANIES & MARKETS

Oxley gets potential offer for Chevron Hse

OXLEY has found a potential buyer for Chevron House, after owning the Grade-A office...
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Datapulse gets shareholders' nod to move into hotel investments

DATAPULSE Technology's board led by its chairman of seven months Aw Cheok Huat...
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HOT STOCK

Japfa drops 8% amid heavier than usual trading on Thursday

SHARES in agri-food business Japfa Limited dipped amid heavier than usual trading on...
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Shanghai Turbo narrows FY18 loss to 14m yuan

SHANGHAI Turbo Enterprises narrowed its full-year 2018 net loss to 14 million yuan (S$2.8...
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Chinese billionaire's net worth drops US$2.8b as PDD shares fall

ONE of China's freshly minted billionaires saw his net worth plunge US$2.8 billion...
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Asia getting tougher on auditors after high-profile defaults

REGULATORS in some Asian countries are getting tougher on auditors after landmark...
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Keppel Infra Trust to raise S$450m through placement, preferential offer

KEPPEL Infrastructure Trust (KIT) will raise S$450 million through a placement and a non-...
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Corporate digest

Ramba Energy
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Sino Grandness seeks extension to hold AGM, announce Q1 results

CHINESE canned vegetable and fruits producer Sino Grandness Food Industry Group has...
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SUTL Enterprise, UEM Sunrise begin construction of Johor marina

MAINBOARD-listed marina developer SUTL Enterprise on Thursday announced that its joint...
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STOCKS

Mixed day at the office for Asian markets

THE UK government's decision on whether to seek an extension to Article 50 is...
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Brokers' take

Japfa Limited | Reduce (downgraded)
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CURRENCIES

Aussie dollar falls as US, China delay trade meeting

THE Australian dollar fell on Thursday after reports that a meeting between China and the...
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REAL ESTATE

CBRE capital markets director to join James Koh private unit

SEASONED shophouse and strata commercial property agent Sammi Lim is joining JK Global...
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2,203-unit Treasure at Tampines up for preview

TREASURE at Tampines, the 2,203-unit condominium coming up on the site of the former...
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Brexit impasse sees UK property price index drop to 8-year low

WHATEVER form of Brexit is finally reached, the ongoing uncertainty will cause further...
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Average US mortgage size hits record-high US$354,500

THE average size of mortgages US consumers were looking to obtain to buy a home or to...
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Airbnb loses fight over California city's rental law

AIRBNB and Expedia Group's HomeAway failed to persuade a US court of appeals to...
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China's Jan-Feb property investment accelerates despite cooling sales

CHINA'S property investment accelerated in the first two months of the year driven...
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BANKING & FINANCE

China brokerages' stock surge of 54% may be running out of steam

CHINA'S brokerages are on pace for their best quarter since 2014, though a rare...
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Australia's CBA halts demerger amid mortgage broker uncertainty

COMMONWEALTH Bank of Australia (CBA) said on Thursday it had halted preparations for the...
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Charter Court, OneSavings banks agree to merger

ONESAVINGS Bank Plc said on Thursday it will merge with online mortgage bank Charter...
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ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Why US growers are betting the farm on soyabeans amid China trade war

US farmers are gearing up to plant what could be their third-largest soyabean crop ever...
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US, India commit to building 6 nuclear power plants

THE United States and India on Wednesday agreed to strengthen security and civil nuclear...
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TECHNOLOGY

Space Launch System rocket stalls; Nasa may look for alternatives

STRUGGLING to get its new giant rocket ready in time for a scheduled launch next year,...
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Uber self-driving cars' could see US$1b investment

A GROUP of investors including SoftBank Group is in talks to invest US$1 billion or more...
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CONSUMER

California jury awards US$29m to woman with cancer who used J&J talc

A CALIFORNIA jury on Wednesday awarded US$29 million to a woman who said that asbestos in...
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Truck keeps French villages in high spirits

THE traditional French cafe where people of all stripes have customarily met is becoming...
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TRANSPORT

US joins other countries in grounding Boeing 737 Max

US regulators reversed course Wednesday and grounded Boeing Co's top-selling 737 Max...
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Boeing 737 Max crashes put US$600b order book at risk

BOEING Co's US$600 billion-plus order book for its 737 Max is beginning to look...
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GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Singapore's air, water quality not affected by Pasir Gudang spill

SINGAPORE authorities on Thursday said they have been closely monitoring the chemical...
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Health of UK economy depends on Brexit deal

THE good news is that the UK's economy is stable despite the messy Brexit...
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LIFE & CULTURE

I helped get rich kids into elite colleges but obsessive parents drove me away

WE WERE meeting with the family again about their daughter's application to Stanford...
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OBITUARY

Charlie Whiting: Driving force of F1

CHARLIE WHITING, who has died suddenly aged 66, was much more than his title of FIA race...
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Break out the batiks: It's party time at Armenian St

DON your best batiks and kebayas to party like a Peranakan at the Armenian Street Party...
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OPINION

A bromance hanging on political survival

TWO years ago, upon returning to Washington, DC after a few weeks in Tel Aviv, I...
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EDITORIAL

Buy and hold still? Yes, but recognise the risks ahead

IT has been 10 years since the local stock market hit its low in the aftermath of the US...
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THE BOTTOM LINE

Washington must remain alert to Brexit risks

IT is tempting for Washington and for markets to dismiss the UK's exit from the...
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How to make AI transformation more likely to succeed

"Tell me one thing that I should do but haven't done," asked a senior...
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Singapore's bunker industry dilemma ahead of IMO 2020

THE move by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to introduce a 0.5 per cent...
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Trump's imperial-style overreach on trade may prove detrimental to US

TWO recent developments are bringing America's trade strategy toward China into...
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Lifestyle

DINING OUT

Barracuda lures with enticing bait

CONTRARY to its name, Barracuda isn't the restaurant equivalent of a fighting fish...
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Leaving it all behind for the love of nebbiolo

IN AN unassuming shed near this small town in the centre of the Yarra Valley, just north-...
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A new horizon: Rishi Naleendra and fellow chefs on new career paths

RISHI NALEENDRA USED to dream about getting a Michelin star. Now that he’s had one for a...
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Carolyn Kan

A CHANCE MEETING with an Italian silversmith in Florence in 2008 led to a month-long...
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Brunching Out

Go directly to jail and do not pass go. If you’re hungry and a fan of the board game...
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Buffalo Swing

The Laguna Golf Lang Co in Vietnam is quite unlike any golf course in the world. Not...
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Epic Ballet

William Forsythe is one of the most influential figures in contemporary dance today. And...
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Book + Coffee = Bliss

Fancy a good local book while you sip some quality coffee? Local publisher Epigram has...
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Faust with a twist

The classic German tragedy Faust depicts the story of the titular protagonist, an...
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Raising the bar: New bars to check out

FROM SINGAPORE SLINGS to jackfruit and curry negronis, the city’s bar scene has come a...
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Cooking up a legacy: Turning family recipes into a business

FAMILY TIES ARE what led Derrick Chew and his business partner to open their new mod-...
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Love is the Answer

HOW DO I love thee? Goes the sonnet by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, which was dedicated to...
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Going Green: How to incorporate plants into your home decor

FOR AS LONG as he can remember, Jonathan Choe has always loved plants. He jokes that his...
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Watch Novelties

This comes in three new flyback chronographs inspired by the beauty of classic yachts.
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SPECIAL FEATURE

The Innovation Behind Vacheron Constantin

THERE ARE FEW fine watch brands that are as prolific as Vacheron Constantin
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The art of window-dressing

HERMES TAKES ITS windows seriously. Since 2016, it has used the precious shop-front...
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Soldiers of fortune

FRESH OFF ITS Oscar victory with the Mexican film Roma, Netflix has just released its...
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There and Back Again

The pasar malam – or ‘night market’ in Malay, has gone through several guises since the...
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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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