Saturday, Apr 13, 2019

TOP STORIES

Industry's bright spark: Adding bite to additive manufacturing

Ironically, though Singapore is home to EOS's Asia-Pacific headquarters, the island...

PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2019 05:50 AM

Singapore Q1 GDP growth hits decade low

SINGAPORE'S economy is growing at the slowest clip since the global financial crisis,...

PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2019 05:50 AM

MAS maintains monetary policy, cuts core inflation forecast to 1 - 2%

THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is holding steady on monetary policy but...

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Retail sales in February dive 10% due to early Chinese New Year

An earlier Chinese New Year in 2019 was a key contributing factor to a slump in retail...

PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2019 05:50 AM

Architect Moshe Safdie on the paradise garden theme for Changi Airport's Jewel

DINOSAURS, mummies and aquariums. These were some of the ideas that popped up when...

PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2019 05:50 AM

Lifestyle sector tapping govt schemes to ease labour crunch

WITHIN the services industry, the lifestyle sector - including food and beverage,...

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MPA pumps in S$650,000 for startups to develop innovative maritime solutions

THE Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) is investing S$650,000 in seed...

PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2019 05:50 AM

Pure Group to open 8th facility in Suntec City

PURE Group is set to open its eighth facility in Singapore, taking over an existing...

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China, Malaysia to resume East Coast Rail Link project for RM21b less

CHINA has struck a deal with Malaysia to resume the East Coast Rail Link project at a...

PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2019 05:50 AM

China exports rebound after holiday, imports warn of fragility

CHINA'S exports rebounded after the Chinese New Year holiday amid a pickup in trade...

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Commonwealth Bank mulls plans to cut more than 10,000 jobs

COMMONWEALTH Bank of Australia is working on a plan to cut more than 10,000 jobs and...

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COMPANIES & MARKETS

Manager of Frasers Centrepoint Trust names Richard Ng as new CEO

THE manager of Frasers Centrepoint Trust (FCT) has named Richard Ng as chief executive...

PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2019 05:50 AM

Singapore Myanmar Investco sells TPR telco assets for US$8m

SINGAPORE Myanmar Investco (SMI), through its indirect subsidiary TPR Myanmar, is...

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Acromec seals S$6.75m contract with private lab service provider

ACROMEC has secured a S$6.75 million contract to outfit two clinical laboratories,...

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Atlantic Navigation 'reasonably confident' of repaying debt on time

ATLANTIC Navigation's management said it is reasonably confident the group can pay its...

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Lower tax rate prompts China Jinjiang to revise up 2018 profit by 23.9m yuan

CHINESE waste-to-energy firm China Jinjiang Environment Holding Company on Friday said...

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Corporate digest

LIAN Beng turned in 55.3 per cent lower profit of S$3.6 million for the quarter ended...

PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2019 05:50 AM

KFC operator QSR Brands aiming to revive IPO this year: sources

QSR Brands (M) Holdings Bhd, which runs KFC and Pizza Hut outlets in South-east Asia,...

PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2019 05:50 AM
STOCKS

STI adds 0.3% in range-bound week of trading

THIS week's trading in Singapore was one characterised by market watchers as largely...

PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2019 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

WE see Yanlord Land Group as a beneficiary of improved sentiment within the Chinese...

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REAL ESTATE

Upcoming supply tamps down property prices in Sydney

PROPERTY prices in Sydney face "further downward pressure" due to a large ongoing...

PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2019 05:50 AM

China court fines media company for 'violating' building's fengshui laws

A CHINESE court has ordered a media company to pay nearly US$30,000 to a real estate...

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Rejuvenating CBD with new integrated buildings 'visionary': JLL

MORE than 20 ageing office buildings in Singapore's CBD, currently housing some 6 to 6...

PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2019 05:50 AM

US mortgage rates inch higher for a second week

US mortgage rates are starting to crawl back up after falling to 14-month lows.

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GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

THE BROAD VIEW

Julian Assange's seven strange years in self-imposed isolation

THE spectacle of Julian Assange, bearded and haggard, resisting arrest while London...

PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2019 05:50 AM
THE BROAD VIEW

Big China is watching, and rating you

CHINA'S ambitious plan to assign lifelong scores to citizens based on their behaviour...

PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2019 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

THE FINISH LINE

Weary Man City pay heavy price for quadruple push

PEP Guardiola faces a major test of his managerial acumen after Manchester City's...

PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2019 05:50 AM
MANAGEMENT UNLEASHED

Competition is all around you

TWO weeks ago, this column recommended rethinking who our suppliers are. It is also...

PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2019 05:50 AM
OFFBEAT

Ode to my alma mater

I DON'T remember much of my first year of formal education. After all, Primary 1 at...

PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2019 05:50 AM

Don't call it dieting. It's 'biohacking'

ONE night in college, a member of my four-person study group showed up with a bunch of...

PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2019 05:50 AM
THE STEERING COLUMN

BMW M850i Convertible review: Top this if you can

ANOTHER week, another new BMW. Looking at how its 2019 is shaping up, the arch-enemy...

PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2019 05:50 AM

THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

Showbiz stalwart

IT may seem somewhat counter-intuitive but Ricky Ow - child actor in a Chinese drama...

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INVESTING & WEALTH

Singapore firm launches 'blank cheque' company IPO on Nasdaq

HOMEGROWN 8i Group has launched and listed a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC...

PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2019 05:50 AM
VALUE INSIGHT

Even "Perfect" portfolios underperform nearly half the time

ASSUME it is now December 1988. You scan all the stocks listed in Asia and in the US....

PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2019 05:50 AM
CFA SINGAPORE INSIGHTS

Beware the unicorn IPO stampede

IN MEDIEVAL and Renaissance allegories, unicorns are rare and wild creatures that...

PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2019 05:50 AM

The cash party is almost over forĀ  unicorns like Uber

UBER Technologies' coming IPO is a moment to reflect on the oodles of investment cash...

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GOLD REPORT

Gold whipsaws over robust US economic data

GOLD prices exhibited topsy-turvy trading conditions amid shifting market expectations...

PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2019 05:50 AM

OPINION

THE BROAD VIEW

Video gaming can benefit students: study

VIDEO gaming has undeniably become one of the most popular activities among...

PUBLISHED Apr 13, 2019 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

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...

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...

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