Thursday, Oct 10, 2019

TOP STORIES

Herd of bulls could push gold past US$1,600 per ounce

GOLD's ascent has been petering out lately, but a low-yield environment amid waning...

PUBLISHED Oct 10, 2019 05:50 AM
BT EXCLUSIVE

Motley Fool ceasing Singapore operations over regulatory issues

THE Motley Fool Singapore is ceasing operations over a regulatory bind with the...

PUBLISHED Oct 10, 2019 05:50 AM

Enter brave new world of on-trend workspaces

IS THE office of the future one with hotdesking, lockers and a pantry filled with free...

PUBLISHED Oct 10, 2019 05:50 AM

Innovate to stay relevant, global stock exchanges told

GLOBALLY, stock exchanges are facing unprecedented change on multiple fronts from...

PUBLISHED Oct 10, 2019 05:50 AM

DBS mulls pitch for Bank Permata Indonesia

DBS Group Holdings is considering joining the race to acquire PT Bank Permata, the...

PUBLISHED Oct 10, 2019 05:50 AM

Singapore is world's most competitive economy: WEF

SINGAPORE is the world's most competitive economy, according to an updated global...

PUBLISHED Oct 10, 2019 05:50 AM

China open to partial US trade deal in latest talks

CHINA is still open to a partial trade deal with the US, an official with direct...

PUBLISHED Oct 10, 2019 05:50 AM

Car show pushes COE prices up across the board

CERTIFICATES of entitlement (COE) premiums ended higher across the board in the latest...

PUBLISHED Oct 10, 2019 05:50 AM
BT EXCLUSIVE

SMEs must press on with global plans: ESG

DESPITE a global growth slowdown and disruption from trade tensions, Kathy Lai, the...

PUBLISHED Oct 10, 2019 05:50 AM
OPINION

Innovation, sustainability at the heart of Singapore's energy ecosystem

SWIMMING against the rising tide is an uphill battle. Around the world, nations are in...

PUBLISHED Oct 10, 2019 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

HKEx disappointed at failed LSE takeover but door remains open

HONG Kong Exchange and Clearing (HKEx) has expressed disappointment that its takeover...

PUBLISHED Oct 10, 2019 05:50 AM
NEWS ANALYSIS

PropertyGuru: Portal not enough

LOSS-MAKING online real estate classifieds marketplace PropertyGuru may boast of its...

PUBLISHED Oct 10, 2019 05:50 AM
HOCK LOCK SIEW

Data-backed customisation can help telcos keep customers loyal

WHEN it comes to keeping telco subscribers loyal, offering them lifestyle perks has...

PUBLISHED Oct 10, 2019 05:50 AM

StarHub to offer hyperscale data centre services at AirTrunk's Loyang facility

STARHUB will provide round-the-clock, stepped-up technology and connectivity services...

PUBLISHED Oct 10, 2019 05:50 AM

Christopher Tang to retire as CEO of Frasers Property Singapore

CHRISTOPHER Tang is stepping down as CEO of Frasers Property Singapore at the end of...

PUBLISHED Oct 10, 2019 05:50 AM

Koon Holdings seeks court protection to facilitate its debt restructuring

MAINBOARD-LISTED Koon Holdings and its subsidiary Koon Construction & Transport (...

PUBLISHED Oct 10, 2019 05:50 AM

Katrina unveils the first of its co-living hotels in Chinatown

CATALIST-LISTED food and beverage (F&B) player Katrina Group on Wednesday unveiled...

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Corporate digest

PACC Offshore Services Holdings (POSH) has agreed to acquire the 50 per cent stake...

PUBLISHED Oct 10, 2019 05:50 AM
STOCKS

STI slides ahead of US-China trade talks

WITH each passing day leading up to the US-China trade talks, the prospect of a...

PUBLISHED Oct 10, 2019 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Australia dollar jumps on China-US trade talk news

CURRENCIES linked with greater investor risk appetite, such as the Australian dollar,...

PUBLISHED Oct 10, 2019 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Sept condo, HDB rents down from Aug

RENTAL prices in Singapore fell in September from August for both non-landed private...

PUBLISHED Oct 10, 2019 05:50 AM

3 CBD commercial shophouses up for sale for total of S$31m

THREE shophouses - at Telok Ayer Street, Stanley Street and Smith Street - have been...

PUBLISHED Oct 10, 2019 05:50 AM

New on the menu: Could 'dark kitchens' gobble up Britain's high street restaurants?

WHEN Eccie Newton and her sister began making fresh salads and sandwiches to deliver...

PUBLISHED Oct 10, 2019 05:50 AM

English house builders report weakest demand since 2013

DEMAND for newly built houses in England has fallen to a six-year low as home buyers...

PUBLISHED Oct 10, 2019 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Bank of Thailand looks to rein in baht as it hits 6-year high

THE Bank of Thailand is considering imposing additional measures to rein in the...

PUBLISHED Oct 10, 2019 05:50 AM

DBS launches digital solutions package for logistics sector

DBS Bank on Wednesday rolled out a digital solutions package for small and medium-...

PUBLISHED Oct 10, 2019 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Hyundai to Trafigura shaking up oil industry as lines blur

HYUNDAI Oilbank Co's recent opening of a small Houston office may have been modest in...

PUBLISHED Oct 10, 2019 05:50 AM

Big Oil's renewable shift seen flooding investors with cash

SHAREHOLDERS of global oil giants will be "drowned" in cash from dividends and...

PUBLISHED Oct 10, 2019 05:50 AM

Major palm oil grower breeds assassin bugs to protect trees

A MAJOR palm oil grower in Indonesia is breeding an army of predatory bugs to protect...

PUBLISHED Oct 10, 2019 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Goldman Sachs rethinks role in China's Megvii IPO after US blacklist

GOLDMAN Sachs Group Inc said on Tuesday that it was reviewing its involvement in...

PUBLISHED Oct 10, 2019 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Malaysia's Utusan Malaysia shuts abruptly after 80 years

MALAYSIA'S oldest Malay-language newspaper, Utusan Malaysia, on Wednesday abruptly...

PUBLISHED Oct 10, 2019 05:50 AM

Can the wired denim jacket revive the wearable?

THERE is absolutely no reason I need a jean jacket to tell me my Uber is arriving, but...

PUBLISHED Oct 10, 2019 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

14 Cosco Dalian ships shut off tracers after US sanctions issued

ABOUT one-third of the oil tankers owned by Cosco Shipping Tanker (Dalian) have shut...

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Boeing gets first 737 MAX order in months; deliveries halve

BOEING Co secured the first converted order in months for one of its grounded 737 MAX...

PUBLISHED Oct 10, 2019 05:50 AM

New Nissan CEO brings global outlook but faces uphill task

NISSAN'S new chief executive Makoto Uchida is an insider with a global outlook, but he...

PUBLISHED Oct 10, 2019 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Powell signals Treasuries buying to support continued growth

THE Federal Reserve chair, Jerome Powell, said on Tuesday that the central bank would...

PUBLISHED Oct 10, 2019 05:50 AM

Trump's trade war could put dent in global economy: IMF

THE new head of the International Monetary Fund warned on Tuesday that America's trade...

PUBLISHED Oct 10, 2019 05:50 AM

Sterling falls after EU refutes report of Irish backstop concession

STERLING erased earlier gains on Wednesday after the Northern Irish party that...

PUBLISHED Oct 10, 2019 05:50 AM

Malaysia parliament scraps law penalising fake news

MALAYSIA'S parliament on Wednesday scrapped a law making "fake news" a crime, which...

PUBLISHED Oct 10, 2019 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

No one seems to need superyachts, yet they keep selling them

THE end of summer is a nervous time for superyacht designers, and not because they...

PUBLISHED Oct 10, 2019 05:50 AM

Obamas to headline Singapore events in December

FORMER US president Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama will visit Singapore in...

PUBLISHED Oct 10, 2019 05:50 AM

Odds favour Greta Thunberg for Nobel Peace Prize, but experts sceptical

BOOKMAKERS seem confident that Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg is a shoo-...

PUBLISHED Oct 10, 2019 05:50 AM

OPINION

Debunking 5 additive manufacturing myths

WHEN 3D printing was first introduced in the 1980s, few saw its potential to transform...

PUBLISHED Oct 10, 2019 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Asean regional cooperation to fight cybercrime gets a boost

The Singapore International Cyber Week (SICW) and GovWare conference last week put the...

PUBLISHED Oct 10, 2019 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

The eurozone's 2% fixation

ECONOMIC policy discussions in Europe used to be dominated by the number three, namely...

PUBLISHED Oct 10, 2019 05:50 AM

Trump's lack of a cogent US foreign policy exacts a toll

IT WAS bound to happen sooner or later. President Donald Trump ran for office and...

PUBLISHED Oct 10, 2019 05:50 AM

Human rights: Asean firms among least prepared for them

EXPECTATIONS of responsible company approaches to human rights are rising fast across...

PUBLISHED Oct 10, 2019 05:50 AM

Beware of the pitfalls in automated hiring in the age of algorithms

ALGORITHMS make many important decisions for us, like our creditworthiness, best...

PUBLISHED Oct 10, 2019 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Oct 19, 2019 02:05 PM

Oil short-sellers' gloom deepens with price stuck below US$55

[CALGARY] Hedge funds are increasingly pessimistic on oil as US stockpiles surge and crude refining plunges.

Oct 19, 2019 01:50 PM

Quiet ending for inquiry into Clinton emails

[WASHINGTON] A years-long State Department investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private...

Oct 19, 2019 01:49 PM

McConnell slams Trump's Syria withdrawal as 'strategic nightmare'

[WASHINGTON] US Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell Friday attacked President Donald Trump's decision to pull...

Oct 19, 2019 01:22 PM

Land of the rising scrum: World Cup fever sweeps Japan

[TOKYO] Long queues for replica shirts, desperate searches for tickets and TV stations showing Japan's wins on a...

Oct 19, 2019 12:53 PM

At IMF, US urges action to spur global economy, avoids talk of trade war

[WASHINGTON] Washington called Friday for action from other major world powers to spur economic growth, avoiding...

Oct 19, 2019 12:21 PM

Violence escalates in Barcelona after 500,000 separatists rally

[BARCELONA] Violent clashes escalated in Barcelona late Friday, as radical Catalan separatists hurled rocks and...

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