Monday, May 13, 2019

TOP STORIES

BT EXCLUSIVE

Man behind fintech hub Lattice80 locked in legal disputes in Seoul, Singapore

THE MAN behind Marvelstone Group - which calls itself a fintech group - is being sued...

PUBLISHED May 13, 2019 05:50 AM
MIND THE GAP

Why Singapore retail funds' costs remain stubbornly high

INVESTMENT costs among Singapore's retail funds remain stubbornly high, exacting a...

PUBLISHED May 13, 2019 05:50 AM

Marvelstone silent on progress of its plans; web page blank; Lattice 80 UK dissolved

MARVELSTONE Group has previously said that it makes fintech investments, and builds...

PUBLISHED May 13, 2019 05:50 AM
WALL STREET INSIGHT

This week will decide whether Goldilocks rally has run its course

THE US-China trade deal is in jeopardy, and with it the "Goldilocks" stock rally.

PUBLISHED May 13, 2019 05:50 AM

70 units at The Woodleigh Residences sold to date

THE Woodleigh Residences has sold a total of 70 units following its launch weekend,...

PUBLISHED May 13, 2019 05:50 AM
ASEAN BUSINESS

Beware of over-reliance on China arrivals and casinos, says Maybank report on Asean tourism

TOURISM in Asean is set for a significant upside, but more needs to be done in areas...

PUBLISHED May 13, 2019 05:50 AM
LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Disclosures on 1MDB probes were timely, relevant, and adequate

WE REFER to the commentary by Tan Chong Huat and Chan Yuet Ann, 1MDB saga: What the...

PUBLISHED May 13, 2019 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

TOPLINE

Raffles Medical prescribes a patient approach

SLOW and steady was the name of the game when Raffles Medical Group (RMG) set up its...

PUBLISHED May 13, 2019 05:50 AM

Nine-year rule for IDs - an elegant solution

PERHAPS the most controversial rule in the recent corporate governance changes has...

PUBLISHED May 13, 2019 05:50 AM

OCBC Cycle 2019 marks 11th year with new corporate category

OCBC Cycle 2019 attracted nearly 6,800 cyclists to The Straits Times Ride and The...

PUBLISHED May 13, 2019 05:50 AM

Keppel snags S$150m offshore wind contract

KEPPEL Corp has snagged a contract to build two offshore wind farm substations worth...

PUBLISHED May 13, 2019 05:50 AM

UAE's Utico submits binding offer to Hyflux

UNITED Arab Emirates-based utility firm Utico has submitted an offer for a binding...

PUBLISHED May 13, 2019 05:50 AM

China's top security regulator seeks to ease volatility fears

CHINA'S top security regulator sought to ease concerns about burgeoning stock-market...

PUBLISHED May 13, 2019 05:50 AM
CHARTPOINT

Trade war will affect yuan's proxy, AUD

THE Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has kept its official cash rate (OCR) at the...

PUBLISHED May 13, 2019 05:50 AM

Uber's debut flops; new Silicon Valley stock exchange gets nod

UBER Technologies Inc's shares dropped on their first day of trading and a US...

PUBLISHED May 13, 2019 05:50 AM

Investors optimistic about Vale's prospects

INVESTORS are looking past Vale SA's worst-ever quarter as analysts highlight the top...

PUBLISHED May 13, 2019 05:50 AM

Bitcoin jumps to nine-month high

BITCOIN surged more than US$1,000 last weekend to the highest level since August, as...

PUBLISHED May 13, 2019 05:50 AM
STOCKS

China-US trade tensions will continue to dictate trading

AS Singapore's corporate earnings season enters the home stretch, the latest US-China...

PUBLISHED May 13, 2019 05:50 AM

Cautious optimism on US-China trade talks lifts dollar against yen

THE US dollar ticked up against the safe-haven Japanese yen on Friday as hopes rose...

PUBLISHED May 13, 2019 05:50 AM
INSIDE INSIGHTS

Earnings week sees fewer director filings

FOR the five trading sessions from May 3 through to May 9, the STI declined by 3 per...

PUBLISHED May 13, 2019 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

AUSTRALIA PROPERTY

Australian PM vows to cut first-home owner deposit to 5%

AUSTRALIAN Prime Minister Scott Morrison committed as much as A$500 million (S$476.9...

PUBLISHED May 13, 2019 05:50 AM

Report picks out divergence in US housing wealth

MORE than a decade after the recession, one in 11 mortgaged properties in the United...

PUBLISHED May 13, 2019 05:50 AM

Sydney listings hit slowest pace since 2004

SYDNEY houses are hitting the market at the slowest pace since 2004 and Melbourne is...

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China's smaller developers getting cold shoulder from lenders

CHINESE developers are finding the offshore loan market far less welcoming than its...

PUBLISHED May 13, 2019 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Investors focus on China's holdings at Fed

THE escalation of the US-China trade conflict has heightened investor focus on the...

PUBLISHED May 13, 2019 05:50 AM

Bank secrecy rules get a rethink after Danske laundering shock

DANSKE Bank A/S is turning into a case study for European regulators, legislators and...

PUBLISHED May 13, 2019 05:50 AM

Pound volatility a bargain for investors eyeing Brexit breakout

WITH the pound adrift in a directionless spot market bogged down by Brexit fatigue,...

PUBLISHED May 13, 2019 05:50 AM

HSBC opens a Jade in Jewel

HSBC Bank (Singapore) senior executives - head of wealth and international Ian Yim;...

PUBLISHED May 13, 2019 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

COMMENTARY

The winner from Trump's Iran sanctions? Saudi Arabia

SAUDI Arabia is set to do very nicely from President Donald Trump's tougher oil...

PUBLISHED May 13, 2019 05:50 AM

Shortselling of oil jumps as sputtering trade talks darken outlook

PESSIMISM is back in vogue in the oil markets, as investors bet that sputtering trade...

PUBLISHED May 13, 2019 05:50 AM

Hedge funds vindicated by trade war twists as bears rule soybean market

HEDGE funds have never been this bearish on soybeans, a move that's paying off as the...

PUBLISHED May 13, 2019 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Breaking up Facebook is easier said than done

FACEBOOK Inc critics who want the social-media giant broken up gained an unexpected...

PUBLISHED May 13, 2019 05:50 AM

US, EU spar over sharing electronic evidence in investigations

IN August 2016, the lifeless bodies of a young French man and woman were discovered on...

PUBLISHED May 13, 2019 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Butchers have their knives out for synthetic meats

SLICING through juicy cuts of pork belly alongside rarer delicacies of ox brain and...

PUBLISHED May 13, 2019 05:50 AM

Victoria's Secret fashion show is getting  a 'rethink'

VICTORIA'S Secret, desperate to update its image, is pulling its star-studded fashion...

PUBLISHED May 13, 2019 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Boeing crash payout to depend partly on victims' minutes of terror

THE amount of money Boeing Co and its insurers will pay to the families of those who...

PUBLISHED May 13, 2019 05:50 AM

Southwest, pilot unions get subpoenas for 737 Max documents

SOUTHWEST Airlines Co joined the list of organisations - currently including pilot...

PUBLISHED May 13, 2019 05:50 AM

Baltic Exchange Shipping Insights

The market continued its rollercoaster ride last week opening with negative sentiment...

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Myanmar pilot safely lands plane on its nose after landing gear failure

A MYANMAR pilot safely landed a passenger jet without its front wheels on Sunday,...

PUBLISHED May 13, 2019 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Trump's new tariffs put China at centre of 2020 re-election bid

US President Donald Trump is making a high-stakes bet on his 2020 re-election with his...

PUBLISHED May 13, 2019 05:50 AM

No-deal Brexit risk bigger than firms think: business chief

UK companies and politicians are underestimating the chances of a no-deal Brexit, the...

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Economies in Asia to dominate 7% growth club in 2020s

THE 2020s are set to be the Asian decade, with the continent dominating an exclusive...

PUBLISHED May 13, 2019 05:50 AM

EU rich-poor divide widens but bloc still among top in fighting inequality: report

ALTHOUGH the gap between rich and poor has widened in the European Union over the past...

PUBLISHED May 13, 2019 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

UOB donates S$500,000 to ChildAid and BT Budding Artists Fund

SINCE 2005, The Business Times Budding Artists Fund (BTBAF) has helped over 18,000...

PUBLISHED May 13, 2019 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

At Liverpool, there's no such thing as giving up

MAKTUB. This is the only word that came to my mind after watching Liverpool's...

PUBLISHED May 13, 2019 05:50 AM

Hamilton wins in Spain to seize championship lead

LEWIS Hamilton beat Valtteri Bottas in the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday to replace his...

PUBLISHED May 13, 2019 05:50 AM

VIEWS FROM THE TOP

It's output, outcomes that count

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: What do you think of China's 996 work culture? If not the hours...

PUBLISHED May 13, 2019 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

May 21, 2019 06:58 PM

Hundreds protest as Indonesia confirms president's re-election

[JAKARTA] Indonesian President Joko Widodo comfortably won re-election in last month's poll, an official count...

May 21, 2019 06:30 PM

Daily Debrief: What Happened Today

Stories you might have missed

May 21, 2019 06:17 PM

Growth fears, trade worries send Singapore shares down 0.7% on Tuesday

SINGAPORE stocks closed broadly lower on Tuesday, as the final reading on gross domestic product (GDP) missed...

May 21, 2019 05:37 PM

Malaysia: Shares close lower on Tuesday

MALAYSIA share prices closed lower on Tuesday, with the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Composite Index down 1.62...

May 21, 2019 05:35 PM

Stop it! Japan anti-groper app becomes smash hit

[TOKYO] A Tokyo police smartphone app to scare off molesters has become a smash hit in Japan, where women have long...

May 21, 2019 05:16 PM

For many wealthy Brazilians, Portugal is becoming the new Miami

[LISBON] Brazilian entrepreneur Ricardo Bellino knows a good deal when he sees one. So after more than a decade...

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