Monday, Apr 15, 2019

TOP STORIES

BT EXCLUSIVE

More VCs pour into Asean, but await elusive exits

VENTURE funds are pouring into the region at an unprecedented rate as big venture...

PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2019 05:50 AM
STARTUPS

WhiteCoat clinches AIA group healthcare deal

DIGITAL healthcare start-up WhiteCoat has inked a partnership with AIA to become the...

PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2019 05:50 AM
VC INVESTMENTS

Asean's top venture lender InnoVen increases its tempo

SOUTH-EAST Asia's top venture debt firm InnoVen Capital sees room to be more active in...

PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2019 05:50 AM

How Grab can outwit the incumbents

VERTEX Ventures' Chua Kee Lock may try to tell startups at a pitch that it is no big...

PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Mobike's backpedal, and a lesson on ambition

WHEN Qiming Ventures invested in Mobike, it saw a disruptive force tackling the issue...

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MIND THE GAP

Be discerning on funds' income payouts

INVESTING with a view to generating income is a key building block for long-term...

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ASEAN BUSINESS

Small firms in Vietnam and Indonesia most optimistic about 2019: survey

SMALL businesses in Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines did the best in 2018 and...

PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Wall St gives Fed a passing grade even as Trump continues to pressure Powell

AS President Donald Trump keeps up his attacks on the Federal Reserve's policies, Wall...

PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2019 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

TOPLINE

Don Don Donki not fazed by tight labour, pricey rentals here

STIFF labour conditions and pricey property rents may be the bane of retailers in...

PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2019 05:50 AM
WALL STREET INSIGHT

Does the US market have enough upward momentum to test new highs this week?

US stocks came within inches of new record highs last week, and will test those...

PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2019 05:50 AM

UIC buying Marina Mandarin and parts of Marina Sq complex

THE Marina Mandarin Singapore and parts of the Marina Square complex are changing...

PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2019 05:50 AM
CHARTPOINT

USDCAD may continue upwards to retest the 1.3460 high

THE movement of the USDCAD has been range bound. It continues to move sideways...

PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Heeton consortium buys Crowne Plaza London Kensington

THE ritzy Crowne Plaza London Kensington has been sold for £84.3 million (S$148.9...

PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2019 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Positive vibe from Wall Street expected to lift shares

AFTER a week of range bound trading, the benchmark Straits Times Index is likely to...

PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2019 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Dollar weakens as euro rides demand linked to cross-border deal

THE dollar weakened against the euro as the common currency climbed in a move dealers...

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INSIDE INSIGHTS

20 director acquisitions filed; 12 stocks conduct buybacks

FOR the five trading sessions from April 5 to 11, the STI gained 0.4 per cent, again...

PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2019 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Squatters occupy Venice homes in housing protest as tourism surges

SQUATTERS are taking over unoccupied buildings in Venice in defiance of what they say...

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BANKING & FINANCE

China will maintain prudent monetary policy: PBOC official

CHINA will maintain a prudent monetary policy stance this year and keep the yuan in...

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Saudi wealth fund to seek bridge loan of US$5-8b

SAUDI Arabia's sovereign wealth fund has started preliminary talks with banks to raise...

PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2019 05:50 AM

GE finalises US$1.5b DOJ settlement over old subprime unit

GENERAL Electric Co (GE) finalised an agreement to pay US$1.5 billion to settle a US...

PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Big bank earnings reflect strength in US economy

THE US economy is still humming, if the performance of some of the country's biggest...

PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2019 05:50 AM

ECB's Draghi, in rare move, sounds concern over Fed's independence

EUROPEAN Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi took the rare step of weighing in...

PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2019 05:50 AM

ECB policymaker sees no need for tiered rates to help banks

THE European Central Bank's negative interest rate policy has been effective at...

PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2019 05:50 AM

The end of Fed debt unwind is set. So what's next?

THE US Federal Reserve may be just weeks removed from announcing plans to halt its...

PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2019 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Chevron deal highlights revival of American energy

FOR all the ink spilled over climate change and the global energy transition, the...

PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Coffee price crisis means hipsters could lose their specialty blends

THE dramatic plunge in coffee prices has become so bad that it's threatening to claim...

PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2019 05:50 AM

China not prepared for iron ore shortage: industry adviser

CHINA'S steel industry isn't prepared for a looming shortage of iron ore, the metal...

PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2019 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Google's Sensorvault helps police track where you've been

LAW enforcement officials across the country have been seeking information from a...

PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Nintendo returns to VR with US$40 DIY headset 

A QUARTER-CENTURY after its disastrous first foray into virtual reality, Nintendo has...

PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Microsoft's work with Chinese military university triggers concerns

MICROSOFT has been collaborating with researchers linked to a Chinese military-backed...

PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2019 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Renting flat-pack furniture? Ikea's push to go green

IKEA will start renting and recycling furniture worldwide as part of an eco-friendly...

PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Canadian couple, brewer create Atlantic Ocean salt beer

A CANADIAN couple that harvests Atlantic sea salt has teamed up with a brewmaster...

PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2019 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Stratolaunch, world's largest airplane by wingspan, takes flight

ITS wingspan is longer than a football field. The tail is 15.2 metres from the ground...

PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Global carmakers face bumpy road as China hosts auto show

GLOBAL carmakers are flocking to the Shanghai Auto Show this week with the world's...

PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Baltic Exchange Shipping Insights

The market saw a steep ascent from the depths of last week. The Baltic Capesize Index...

PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Daimler faces probe over 'new cheating software'

DAIMLER confirmed on Sunday that it was facing a regulatory probe after a report said...

PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2019 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Money, money, money: the tycoon factor in India's election

INDIA'S tycoons are playing a pivotal role in the Asian giant's most expensive...

PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Global finance chiefs to 'act promptly' on growth

GLOBAL finance ministers and central bankers are prepared to "act promptly" to shore...

PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Indonesians ready for world's biggest single-day polls

TENS of millions of Indonesians will vote in presidential and parliamentary elections...

PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Indonesia polls thrust China's Belt and Road push into the spotlight

INDONESIA has become the latest election battleground for Beijing's soaring economic...

PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Iran peddling millions of barrels of oil again

AN Iranian exchange has offered investors as much as 6 million barrels of oil so far...

PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Europe's risk of paralysis in slowdown puts Germany on the spot

GERMANY and France aren't exactly looking like a power couple when it comes to firing...

PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2019 05:50 AM

French clamour for tax cut: poll

A DECREASE in income tax is favoured by 82 per cent of the French, according to a poll...

PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Mexico to stay on course for sound budget surplus

MEXICO has ruled out easing this year's budget surplus goal to protect its credibility...

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Finnish voters may pave way for leftist premier but he will likely struggle to form a coalition

FINLAND may usher in its first leftist prime minister in two decades in a...

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Mnuchin hopes US-China trade talks nearing 'final round'

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday a US-China trade agreement would...

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Brexit can-kicking leaves pound's prospects in suspended animation

POUND analysts are struggling to find reasons to be optimistic even after the...

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Japan tells global finance leaders it will raise sales tax as scheduled

JAPANESE Finance Minister Taro Aso on Saturday pledged to global finance leaders that...

PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2019 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

TAKING HEART

Empowering young designers to design for good

TRANSFORMING war-torn spaces in Syria into children's playgrounds and making education...

PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Keppel screens award winning documentary on the circular economy

IN LINE with the Singapore government's push towards a circular economy and in support...

PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Dominant Hamilton wins 1,000th race in Mercedes one-two

LEWIS Hamilton won the 1,000th Formula One grand prix on Sunday after grabbing the...

PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2019 05:50 AM

VIEWS FROM THE TOP

Urban farming: a viable option

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: What would be key to Singapore achieving its "30 by 30" local food...

PUBLISHED Apr 15, 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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