Friday, Apr 12, 2019

TOP STORIES

BT EXCLUSIVE

Cyber insurance market hobbled by lack of data, experience, clarity

THE risk of cyber attacks against companies grows by the day.

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE ECONOMY

Chip sector on the mend? Economists hold mixed views

ASIA'S slumping semiconductor cycle could soon return to growth mode, a report has...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Industry's bright spark, in BT Weekend

WHEN 3D printers first appeared, jaws dropped, and the possibilities, it seemed, were...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Changi Airport's Jewel sparkles for first visitors

CHANGI Airport's Jewel welcomed its first visitors on Thursday for a preview of the...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

China's Geely angles for global success with new Geometry brand

MOST vehicle launches are for a brand new car, but this one was for a new car brand....

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM
HYFLUX SAGA

Hyflux yet to seek extension of debt moratorium

HYFLUX will restart talks with its creditors to explore outcomes other than...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM
INDUSTRY 4.0

Makino Asia launches smart factory in Tuas

PRECISION engineering firm Makino Asia on Thursday launched its smart factory at 2 Gul...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM
INDUSTRY 4.0

Xnergy's contactless charging for AGVs

ROBOTS are ideal factory workers, able to work long hours without complaint or decline...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM
STARTUPS

Clozette lands US$10m in Series C funding

SINGAPORE-BASED beauty and lifestyle media firm Clozette has raised US$10 million in...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM
STARTUPS

Carousell eyes Hong Kong, Philippines for revenue growth

ONLINE marketplace Carousell is looking to grow its top line in two of its overseas...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Evonik 'confident' about China probe outcome

GERMAN specialty chemicals giant Evonik, which has two methionine plants in Singapore...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

Real estate among top gainers YTD but further rally unlikely

THE real estate sector has been among the best-performing in the Singapore market this...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Indofood Agri gets buyout offer from Indomie maker at S$0.28 per share

THE maker of Indomie instant noodles is offering S$0.28 per share to take Singapore-...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

BM Mobility dismisses CFO after two months

MAINBOARD-LISTED electric transport group BM Mobility is now outsourcing its accounts...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Fitch lowers ThaiBev's outlook to 'negative' from 'stable'

CREDIT ratings agency Fitch Ratings has lowered its outlook for Thai Beverage to "...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Pacific Radiance's auditor flags going concern issue, cites 'material uncertainties'

THE independent auditor of offshore marine company Pacific Radiance has declined to...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM
NEWS ANALYSIS

Tencent's not the only tech stock rallying in Asia

TECHNOLOGY stocks have been at the forefront of the rally in Asian stocks this year,...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Uber IPO listing joins year of the unicorn IPOs

IF YOU thought the past few weeks were a busy time for US initial public offerings,...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Brokerage Shenwan Hongyuan seeks up to HK$9.8b in Hong Kong listing

SHENWAN Hongyuan Group Co, China's sixth largest brokerage by market value, is seeking...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

CHIEF operating officer James Parkin has resigned to pursue other interests. Oct 3...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM
STOCKS

STI inches up amid global woes

CONCERNS over a global economic slowdown and trade tensions between the US and the...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

Home mortgage interest rates, which are pegged to fixed deposit rates or fixed deposit...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

US dollar, euro steady on Fed, ECB caution

THE dollar and euro were little changed on Thursday after the Federal Reserve and the...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Singapore is second priciest city for private property: CBRE

SINGAPORE remains the world's second most expensive housing market after Hong Kong,...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

China Vanke mulls US$1b property management IPO

CHINA Vanke Co, the country's largest developer by market capitalisation, is...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

China's property market feeling the stimulus effect

CHINA'S year-long campaign of targeted stimulus to stoke the economy is making its...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

'China's Manhattan' borrows heavily, but the people have yet to arrive

AT a port in Germany, 150 Steinway pianos are waiting to be shipped to this gateway...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

House prices in London forecast to keep falling

THE Brexit gloom hanging over the UK property market showed no signs of letting up in...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Crypto coin sales stage revival after bursting of ICO bubble

YOU have to give the entrepreneurs in the world of cryptocurrencies credit. After the...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

NTUC Income, China's ZA Tech team up to develop digital insurance products

INSURER NTUC Income has partnered ZA Tech Global Limited to develop digital...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Millions rush to join new health plan from Jack Ma's Ant Financial

BILLIONAIRE Jack Ma's Ant Financial has done more than perhaps any company to disrupt...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Trump signs orders to speed up oil and gas pipeline construction

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump signed two executive orders on Wednesday that he says will...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Singapore's APEX to launch first fuel oil futures contract

SINGAPORE-BASED Asia Pacific Exchange (APEX) plans to launch its first fuel oil...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Exxon in talks to build LNG platform in Israel

EXXON Mobil Corp. is in discussions to build a platform that would expand the export...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Shell sells stake in Gulf of Mexico field for US$965m

ROYAL Dutch Shell has agreed to sell its stake in the Caesar Tonga field in the Gulf...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Facebook trying to stop its own algorithms from doing their job

FOR years, Facebook has built its algorithms to maximise engagement and clicks - a...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Apple adds more suppliers to clean energy programme

APPLE Inc said on Thursday that it has nearly doubled the number of suppliers using...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Casino bidding war looms for Crown after Wynn backs away

FORCED to anchor in licensed clusters in Las Vegas and Macau, the world's biggest...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

LVMH sends positive luxury signal with Q1 sales beating estimates

LVMH's move to tap hip new design talents in a bid to reignite interest in its biggest...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

National Enquirer for sale as tabloid feels heat from its own scandals

THE owner of the National Enquirer said on Wednesday it was considering selling the...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

737 Max's wings stay clipped until FAA gives the all-clear

THE United States will not clear Boeing 737 Max jets for flight again until federal...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

E-scooter startup Lime picks Singapore as Asia-Pacific HQ

MOBILITY solutions provider Lime has picked Singapore to be its regional headquarters...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Tesla falls on report of Panasonic factory expansion freeze

TESLA INC slumped after The Nikkei reported the electric carmaker and Panasonic Corp....

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Fed signals patience in 2019 amid mounting risks to growth

FEDERAL RESERVE officials signalled on Wednesday they're prepared to move interest...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Inequality among factors that weigh on dreams of being part of middle class

THERE'S a trend shaking the foundations of the world's richest economies: middle-class...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Modi favourite as India's incredible election begins

INDIA'S gargantuan election, the biggest in history, kicked off on Thursday with Prime...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Australian premier sets election for May 18

AUSTRALIA'S prime minister on Thursday called a national election for May 18, firing...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Prabowo asks supporters to reject result if Jokowi wins

STANDING up through the sunroof of a van, Prabowo Subianto leans down to shake hands...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Halloween Brexit casts uneasy spell over businesses, investors

BUSINESSES and foreign investor uncertainty continues following the EU accord that...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

China producer inflation picks up for first time in 9 months

CHINA'S factory-gate inflation picked up for the first time in nine months in March,...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

IMF warns of 'dangerous' results as Trump criticises Fed

THE International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned of "dangerous" consequences for the US...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

US, China to set up trade deal enforcement offices: Mnuchin

THE United States and China have largely agreed on a mechanism to police any trade...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

NZ flags risk of foreign meddling in politics

NEW Zealand's intelligence chief said on Thursday the agency was concerned about...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Kim warns of 'telling blow' to hostile foreign forces

KIM Jong Un said North Korea should prove its self-reliance and deliver a "telling...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange arrested in UK

WIKILEAKS founder Julian Assange was arrested on Thursday by British police and...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

The rise and rise of the Birkin

ONCE upon a time, the Hermes Birkin could arguably have been called the rarest handbag...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

What's for dinner? The Masters winner decides

PATRICK REED has been waiting for his meal for a long time - 15 years to be exact.

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

OPINION

Trump-Bibi bromance still on honeymoon

A STRING of corruption scandals and criminal charges has overshadowed his term in...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Corporations are cheating the global tax system

THERE is no gap in the architecture of globalisation more serious than the failure of...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Calling industry advocates to push bugs-as-food campaign

AS THE Singapore Food Story begins to be written by government-funded research and...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Britain's new political parties: 'them' and 'us'

HAVING just moved to London from Latin America, I recently told British dinner...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

It's time for the 'First World' hypothesis to be rewritten

THE term "First World" has been in vogue for many decades, but has meant different...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Merging of same-stable Reits is the way to go

AT LAST count, the Singapore bourse has a diversified Reit Listings across hotels,...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Misleading to label perps safe to be bought through ATMs

AS A professional investor, I disagree that perpetual securities are not complex...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Land mass or population size irrelevant to emissions target

I REFER to the article "Energy industry faces climate and job hurdles: Chan Chun Sing...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Lifestyle

Kilo packs a punch in flavour and fun

KILO Kitchen doesn't just serve food, it dishes up large quantities of conviviality....

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

'Natural' winemakers showcase rugged beauty of Aussie vintage

BY DAY, Alex Schulkin studies topics in wine chemistry, such as texture, for the...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

The Eco-Preneurs

Arthur Huang is a magician, but not the type to pull a rabbit out of a hat. What he...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Sabrina Tan

SABRINA TAN IS only half-joking when she describes the skincare industry as a highly...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Solange Shines

The strong critical reception to Solange’s 2016 album A Seat At The Table helped her...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Thai And Thai

In Bangkok, Chef Thitid “Ton’ Tassanakajohn steered his restaurant Le Du towards one...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Body & Spirit

What’s the point of living to a ripe old age if you’re going to be riddled with aches...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Personal Challenge

If your idea of resort fun is running through a rainforest and swimming in open waters...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Chinese Delights

More than 60 films will be screened over 11 days at the 7th Singapore Chinese Film...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Night Fever

Prepare to lose some sleep from tonight. Marquee, a New York nightlife institution,...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Back To Nature

Fans of the greatest nature documentary-maker of all time, Sir David Attenborough, are...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Rice Bowl

Looking for a new lunch spot with a view that won’t bust your budget? Teppan Chef’s...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Designer Gourmet

LESS THAN THREE years ago, fashion doyenne Christina Ong's COMO Dempsey made its debut...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

The Logo Effect

THE MONOGRAM WAS the reigning status symbol in the 90s up to the early 2000s, thanks...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM
SPECIAL FEATURE

Easter Traditions At Frieda

ALTHOUGH EASTER OR Osten in Germany is a Christian holiday, the festival also marks...

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Home Additions

Whatever your decor needs, you’ll find inspiration from these new furniture...

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Sweet-Faced Scammer

ELIZABETH HOLMES BELIEVED in faking it till you make it. She fooled so many investors...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Against The Tide

THE COMPLEX HISTORY of the Malay Archipelago is investigated in Arus Balik, a new...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM
BOOKS

Tibetan Page-turner

LARGE, RICH AND INTRICATE, Tibet's ancient murals are renowned for their cultural...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Unwrap The Past

WHILE IT'S TRUE to say that Singapore imports almost all of its food, not many people...

PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2019 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Apr 26, 2019 12:28 AM

Latest Earnings

Apr 25, 2019 11:56 PM

US adds another Chinese e-commerce site to 'notorious' list for IP protection

[WASHINGTON] The US Trade Representative said on Thursday it has added Pinduoduo.com, China's third-largest e-...

Apr 25, 2019 11:45 PM

Union Gas names Teo Hark Piang as new CEO

UNION Gas Holdings on Thursday evening named Teo Hark Piang as the new CEO of the group, following his appointment...

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...

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