Monday, Apr 08, 2019

TOP STORIES

S-Reits tipped for further gains as rate hike fears subside

AFTER a good run this year, S-Reits are likely to remain in vogue amid a more dovish...

PUBLISHED Apr 8, 2019 05:50 AM
BT EXCLUSIVE: STARTUPS

Major VC player from Israel plans Asia fund, but says it'll watch out for froth

ONE of Israel's most active venture funding outfits plans to raise between US$30...

PUBLISHED Apr 8, 2019 05:50 AM
ASEAN BUSINESS

How Asean can address the data privacy conundrum

WITHOUT a doubt, Asean is one of the fastest technology adopting regions on the planet...

PUBLISHED Apr 8, 2019 05:50 AM

BHP to cut more than 700 white-collar jobs, including some in Singapore: report

THE world's biggest miner BHP Group is poised to cut over 700 white-collar jobs, The...

PUBLISHED Apr 8, 2019 05:50 AM

OUE Commercial Reit, OUE Hospitality Trust in merger talks

OUE Commercial Real Estate Investment Trust and OUE Hospitality Trust are in...

PUBLISHED Apr 8, 2019 05:50 AM
STARTUPS

Ripple aims to make a splash in Asia with expansion of Singapore office

AS MORE banks come aboard the blockchain wagon, US-headquartered startup Ripple is...

PUBLISHED Apr 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Forging business partnerships at Hannover Messe

THIS year marks the second time a Singapore delegation has attended the Hannover Messe...

PUBLISHED Apr 8, 2019 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

TOPLINE

StanChart 'go-to' bank for clients venturing overseas

ASEAN'S mid-sized corporates have done well, riding on the region's strong economic...

PUBLISHED Apr 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Asean's growth driven by demographics

ACCORDING to a Standard Chartered Bank report on Asean corporates, their growth will...

PUBLISHED Apr 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Rethinking the AGM

COMPANIES have traditionally used the annual general meeting (AGM) as a key platform...

PUBLISHED Apr 8, 2019 05:50 AM

3 former Camsing Healthcare IDs explain why they resigned

THE three former independent directors of Camsing Healthcare on Friday night explained...

PUBLISHED Apr 8, 2019 05:50 AM
CHARTPOINT

Bullish Dow poised to break through 28,000 level

AS we enter the second quarter of 2019, we cannot help but look back at the fourth...

PUBLISHED Apr 8, 2019 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Singapore shares poised to rally on Wall St gains

THE benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) may see an extension of last week's rally this...

PUBLISHED Apr 8, 2019 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

US net long dollar bets rise

SPECULATORS raised their net long US dollar position to the highest level since around...

PUBLISHED Apr 8, 2019 05:50 AM
INSIDE INSIGHTS

32 director acquisitions filed and 11 stocks conduct buybacks

FOR the five trading sessions from March 29 to April 4, the STI gained 3.5 per cent,...

PUBLISHED Apr 8, 2019 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Thousands of Germans protest against soaring rents

THOUSANDS of people joined marches across major German cities last Saturday against "...

PUBLISHED Apr 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Illinois to sell landmark Chicago office building

FOR sale: Chicago's James R Thompson Center. Illinois governor J B Pritzker signed a...

PUBLISHED Apr 8, 2019 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

To shoo away the bond market's doves, inflation needs to show up

IT'S going to take a lot to dispel the bond market's view that the world's biggest...

PUBLISHED Apr 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Yen's outlook worsens as traders turn bearish

THE omens are looking bad for the yen.

PUBLISHED Apr 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Switzerland plans to tighten capital rules for its biggest banks

SWITZERLAND is proposing bigger capital cushions for the country's top banks that...

PUBLISHED Apr 8, 2019 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

California refinery breakdowns push petrol towards record highs

CALIFORNIA drivers are facing the prospect of paying US$4 a gallon at the pump for the...

PUBLISHED Apr 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Crude oil market rallies on fading fears of a glut

THE oil market has all but forgotten last year's price crash.

PUBLISHED Apr 8, 2019 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

China's virtual reality arcades aim for real-world success

CHEN Jiuxiao put on virtual-reality (VR) goggles and was immediately transported to a...

PUBLISHED Apr 8, 2019 05:50 AM

UK to fine tech firms if they don't remove harmful content fast enough

TECHNOLOGY firms including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter face "substantial" fines or...

PUBLISHED Apr 8, 2019 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Frothed not fried: Hanoi's egg beer draws curious drinkers

SCRAMBLED, fried, or . . . whipped into beer? It might not be the most conventional...

PUBLISHED Apr 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Mayors of the world get together to tackle challenges of mass tourism

AS MAJOR cities struggle to tackle the challenges of mass tourism, mayors from around...

PUBLISHED Apr 8, 2019 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Indonesia's ride-hailing firm Gojek joins 'Decacorn' ranks with US$10b valuation

INDONESIAN ride-hailing service Gojek's value was estimated at US$10 billion by a US...

PUBLISHED Apr 8, 2019 05:50 AM

EU speeds up probe into cartel charges against VW, Daimler, BMW

THE European Union accelerated a probe into Volkswagen AG, Daimler AG and BMW AG over...

PUBLISHED Apr 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Aireon's data helped FAA decide to ground Boeing 737 Max jets

ITS official launch wasn't planned for weeks, but Aireon, a McLean, Virginia-based...

PUBLISHED Apr 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Baltic Exchange Shipping Insights

The Capesize market over the past week looked to have found a floor on Tuesday with...

PUBLISHED Apr 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Japanese judges asked to question Ghosn's wife

PROSECUTORS in Tokyo have asked judges to question Carlos Ghosn's wife in connection...

PUBLISHED Apr 8, 2019 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Indonesia presidential race heats up

INDONESIAN presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto called for change in a rally on...

PUBLISHED Apr 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Italy's slower growth may trigger spending freeze

ITALY may be forced to freeze some of its planned public expenditures this year as the...

PUBLISHED Apr 8, 2019 05:50 AM
WALL STREET INSIGHT

US stocks seen rallying higher on trade hopes, strong jobs data

THE momentum is now officially with the bulls. US stocks rose last week as two of the...

PUBLISHED Apr 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Saudi private sector keeps momentum but employment shrinks

SAUDI Arabia's non-oil private sector continued to grow in March, while employment...

PUBLISHED Apr 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Netanyahu pledges to annex West Bank settlements after vote

ISRAELI Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged on Saturday to annex settlements in...

PUBLISHED Apr 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Thailand's anti-junta coalition dented by election clarification

THE PROSPECT of many small parties gaining parliamentary seats in Thailand has dented...

PUBLISHED Apr 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Time ticking down for Britain to come to Brexit agreement

BRITAIN'S government held out the possibility of compromise on Sunday with the...

PUBLISHED Apr 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Watch inflation, IMF warns as it gives Egypt programme thumbs up

THE International Monetary Fund said it expects Egypt to keep its monetary policy...

PUBLISHED Apr 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Chinese investors snap up Greek 'Golden Visas'

CHINESE investors led the so-called Golden Visa boom in Greece, where residence...

PUBLISHED Apr 8, 2019 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Hong Kong opera brings together China, Trump and ping-pong

START with a performer playing US President Donald Trump. Then bring in a long-lost...

PUBLISHED Apr 8, 2019 05:50 AM

Tourist numbers double at North Korea marathon

TWICE as many foreigners as last year gathered in Pyongyang on Sunday for the city's...

PUBLISHED Apr 8, 2019 05:50 AM

VIEWS FROM THE TOP

Jazzing up the CBD

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: How might the Central Business District be rejuvenated and turned...

PUBLISHED Apr 8, 2019 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Apr 25, 2019 11:40 PM

Britain wants Brexit deal approved before July - May's deputy

[GLASGOW] British Prime Minister Theresa May's government wants to get her thrice-defeated Brexit deal approved by...

Apr 25, 2019 11:20 PM

UBS seeks more deals among billionaires through new US venture

[NEW YORK] UBS Group AG is starting a new venture at its US operation, marrying its wealth-management unit and...

Apr 25, 2019 11:10 PM

Another US hospitality trust, Eagle Hospitality Trust, eyes SGX listing

JUST two days after ARA Group lodged a preliminary prospectus to list about US$720 million of US hotels under the...

Apr 25, 2019 10:56 PM

Forest fires blight Europe amid drought fears

[BERLIN] Weather experts warn of drought in Europe over its summer as firefighters tackled forest fires on Thursday...

Apr 25, 2019 10:42 PM

High Court grants Hyflux 1-month extension of debt moratorium to May 24

HYFLUX will have its debt moratorium extended by one more month to May 24, though High Court Justice Aedit Abdullah...

Apr 25, 2019 10:40 PM

Britain's Hunt says next Conservative leader must believe in Brexit

[LONDON] British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday the next leader of the governing Conservative Party...

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