Friday, Nov 29, 2019

TOP STORIES

In nod to market, SGX seeks to scrap minimum trading price rule

THE Singapore Exchange Regulation (SGX RegCo) is formally looking at scrapping the...

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM
MAS FINANCIAL STABILITY REVIEW

MAS flags leverage risk in businesses tied to trade, building sectors

CORPORATE debt in Singapore has built up amid loose financial conditions, with pockets...

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM

Shareholder vs employee: Who counts more?

WHICH came first, shareholders or employees? Conversations on governance rightly place...

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM
MAS FINANCIAL STABILITY REVIEW

Post-cooling measures, property prices 'closer to fundamentals'

EVEN amid the accommodative financial conditions today, price movements of properties...

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM
MAS FINANCIAL STABILITY REVIEW

20 to 35% of banks' quarterly profit at risk in direct cyber attacks

A FULL-BLOWN direct cyber attack on a bank would cost it between 20 and 35 per cent of...

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Differentiating unicorns from asses

I WILL remember 2019 as the year when many unicorns were exposed as donkeys in...

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM

Frasers Logistics, Frasers Commercial Trust make plans to merge: sources

FRASERS Logistics & Industrial Trust and Frasers Commercial Trust are planning to...

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE WORKFORCE

More help for businesses, PMETs in manufacturing sector

MANUFACTURERS will get increased support so they can hire staff to support their...

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE WORKFORCE

Singapore resident employment rate up, income growth slows

THE resident employment rate was slightly higher in June this year than in June 2018...

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM

China speeds up 1 trillion yuan bond sale to boost slowing economy

CHINA has ordered local governments to speed up the issuance of debt earmarked for...

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM

Dyson to move HQ to St James Power Station

BRITISH consumer electronics company Dyson has found a new home for its Singapore...

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM

Japan retail sales dip the most since 2015 as tax hike hits demand

JAPAN'S retail sales tumbled at their fastest pace in more than four-and-a-half years...

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

HOCK LOCK SIEW

Ditching MTP rule is about listening to the market

IT'S not often that the Singapore Exchange reverses a rule it deemed necessary just a...

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM

Hyflux bank lenders said to oppose adviser fees for Utico deal

SOME of Hyflux's unsecured bank lenders are reportedly objecting to the new...

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM
TRADING SUSPENSIONS

RHT Health Trust manager advises unitholders to adjourn Dec 3 EGM on winding-up action

THE trustee-manager of mainboard-listed RHT Health Trust is proposing to adjourn an...

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM
TRADING SUSPENSIONS

Hiap Seng calls for trading suspension amid going concern uncertainty

HIAP Seng Engineering on Thursday requested a trading suspension on its shares even as...

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM

First Sponsor sells Amsterdam office building to associate

PROPERTY developer First Sponsor has sold its entire share capital in a wholly-owned...

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

NAM LEE's full-year earnings dropped 18.3 per cent to S$9.8 million for the fiscal...

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Oil proxies among main laggards in market

WITH oil prices falling for a second day after data unexpectedly showed US inventories...

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

US sparks overnight risk-off move with HK bill

THE US dollar was little changed in early London trading on Thursday as a mild...

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

URA launches two Canberra Drive residential sites for tender

THE Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has put up two residential sites along...

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM

JustCo, Daito Trust to operate flexible workspaces in Japan

CO-WORKING space operator JustCo has secured a US$50 million investment from Japanese...

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM

Hong Kong sets record in HK$42b land sale

HONG Kong's government fetched a record HK$42 billion (S$7.32 billion) for a plot of...

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM

US mortgage rates rebound slightly heading into Thanksgiving weekend

AFTER sinking to their lowest level in six weeks, US mortgage rates rebounded a bit...

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM

China Merchants breaks Reit-listing drought for HK

HONG Kong is set to welcome its first listing of a real estate investment trust in...

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM

Berlin housing market faces investment crunch

BERLIN'S plan to control surging housing costs is diverting investment from the...

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

China's crackdown on cryptocurrencies claims first victims

CHINA'S latest crypto-crackdown is already claiming its first casualties.

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM

Investment income gain pushes up Maybank's Q3 profit

MALAYAN Banking Bhd's (Maybank) quarterly net profit rose as it swung to a gain from...

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

TikTok reinstates video on China's treatment of Muslims

SOCIAL media app TikTok apologised to a user on Thursday for removing a video that...

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM

Amazon's cloud unit readies more potent data centre chip

AMAZON.COM Inc's cloud computing unit has designed a second, more powerful generation...

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM

Israel's military experience gives it an edge in global drone industry

IN a fierce battle for market share against world superpowers China and the United...

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

World's first urban veg and fish garden in a hotel opens in Singapore

FAIRMONT Singapore and Swissôtel The Stamford officially opened their urban aquaponics...

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Trump signs Bill in support of HK protesters

DONALD Trump signed legislation expressing the US' support for Hong Kong protesters,...

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM

China holds out carrot ahead of Taiwan election, but few are convinced

CHINA is stepping up efforts to be nice to Taiwan ahead of key elections on Jan 11,...

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM

Supply-side global food inflation and central bank policies

FOOD prices are climbing fast in the world's biggest emerging markets, posing a...

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Something to talk about

NAME a trait you share with your mother? The oddest item you've gotten for free? Did...

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM

The hoodie now a museum piece

THERE are few items of clothing as politically, socially and racially charged as the...

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM

OPINION

EDITORIAL

Countries need to take urgent action on climate change

IT should be of little surprise that actions by various nations to rein in greenhouse...

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM

Global economy dodges bullets, but is sluggish

THE US economy ended last year with a whimper and 1.1 per cent annual rate of GDP...

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

There's no reason workers can't be corporate owners

WHY aren't companies owned by the people who work for those companies? It seems like a...

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM

Will Trump get China deal wrapped up in time for Christmas?

DONALD Trump re-affirmed on Wednesday that US-China negotiators are in the "final...

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM

Tackling the climate crisis needs data, not dreams

RECENT years have seen great progress in awareness of sustainability - in finance, in...

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM

Lifestyle

DINING OUT

Tung Lok plates up a taste of sustainability

THE fate of TASTE by Tunglok, it seems, rests on a chicken.

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM

Operators brace for bird calls on the Butterball Turkey hotline

THE Internet should have killed the Butterball Turkey Talkline years ago, but all the...

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM

Banking on Baby

FOR SERENE LIM, a yoga mat isn’t just a yoga mat. At least not where her daughter is...

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM

Luke Bailes

LUKE BAILES MUST have the best job in the world. As the founder of ultra-luxury safari...

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM

Musical Wonderland

Homegrown electronic musician The Analog Girl has released an album's worth of new...

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM

Malaysian motormouth

The world’s most beloved ah beng is coming to town.

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La Dolce Vita

One leaves and another takes its place.

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Winning Architecture

Will it be fourth time lucky for Singapore to win the Building of the Year award at...

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM

Music, murder & meatpies

Stephen Sondheim’s most macabre musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street...

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM

Free Play

If you like your music adventurous, then don't miss Playfreely.

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM

Plastic Pandemic

An 11m tall sculpture made from recovered ocean plastic and steel that lurks outside...

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Clean Eating

Long  before sustainable farming became a thing, a noble English lady in Staffordshire...

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Special Feature: Korea's Medley of MICE venues

When it comes to organising events, conference centres, elegant ballrooms and...

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Harmony of Old and New

Chinese designer Jiang Qiong Er believes that life isn’t about black versus white, or...

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM

Fashion Plate

PRISCILLA SHUNMUGAM DID something almost unthinkable for a homegrown fashion designer...

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM
SPECIAL FEATURE

Yuletide Feasts

Get set for a show-stopping feast at Mandarin Orchard Singapore as friends and family...

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Labour of Love

The name Missoni is synonymous with its colourful chevron-patterned clothing. But...

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM

Raffles Place: Then and Now

RAFFLES PLACE HAS been Singapore’s commercial district for nearly 200 years.

PUBLISHED Nov 29, 2019 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Dec 6, 2019 02:32 PM

SoftBank's Masayoshi Son cleaves to guts-led investing in chat with Alibaba's Jack Ma

[TOKYO] Weeks after his billion-dollar bailout of WeWork, SoftBank Group Corp's founder and CEO Masayoshi Son...

Dec 6, 2019 02:15 PM

Tokyo: Stocks edge up on hopes for US-China trade deal

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks inched up Friday on continued hopes for a US-China trade deal, with investors cautious thanks...

Dec 6, 2019 01:31 PM

Singapore stocks: STI resumes Friday afternoon up 0.07%

SINGAPORE shares resumed trading in positive territory on Friday afternoon, with the benchmark Straits Times Index...

Dec 6, 2019 01:22 PM

Samsung to take on iPhone’s popularity with big camera overhaul

[SEOUL] Samsung Electronics Co's response to Apple Inc's much-improved iPhone 11 cameras is going to be a giant...

Dec 6, 2019 01:21 PM

Sasseur Reit to join FTSE EPRA Nareit Global Emerging Index

SASSEUR Real Estate Investment Trust (Sasseur Reit) will be included in the FTSE EPRA Nareit Global Emerging Index...

Dec 6, 2019 01:04 PM

Polar Water unveils latest product in recyclable cartons in green push

POLAR Water Distributor, a Singapore-based food service distribution company, has gone for fully recyclable...

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