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NOBLE SAGA

Noble probe launched - three years after alarms first raised

BARELY a week to the expected listing of a new Noble Group that will be born out of a...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM
UPDATED 9 hours 35 min ago

More foreign issuers target Singapore-dollar market amid volatility

BANKERS here are hopeful that more foreign issuers will be making a beeline for the local...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM

SGX lays out guidelines for listed companies issuing initial coin offerings

THE Singapore Exchange (SGX) has outlined guidelines for listed companies planning to...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM

Asia refinancing risk to 'remain low' in next 5 years: study

REFINANCING risk in the Asia-Pacific will remain low and manageable over the next five...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM

Kazakhstan holds first Singapore forum to attract potential investors

COMPANIES from Singapore and around the region will get to find out more about the many...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM

Cartier reopens its ION flagship boutique

A GIANT Ferris wheel with Cartier's name emblazoned on it greets Christmas shoppers...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM

More scope for Singapore, Jiangsu firms to collaborate

COMPANIES from Singapore and China's Jiangsu province will have more chances to...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM

Xi's Manila visit expected to yield deals worth billions

XI JINPING is expected to seal billions of dollars worth of deals during a trip to Manila...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM

New plan launched to help food businesses go digital

IF OLD Street Bak Kut Teh's experience is any indication, going digital can pay off...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM

PSA complaint 'leads to antitrust probe at Mumbai port'

INDIA'S antitrust regulator has ordered a probe into alleged anti-competitive...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

HOCK LOCK SIEW

Shareholders right to have misgivings over Magnus Energy's headlong rush into microalgae farming

AT a recent annual general meeting (AGM), Magnus Energy shareholders grilled the board...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM

Buyers of water produced by Hyflux's Algerian plant seek to terminate deal

INSOLVENT water project developer Hyflux said on Tuesday that the offtakers of its Souk ...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM
HOT STOCK

First Reit falls as concerns swirl over sponsor

FIRST Reit suffered one of the steepest selloffs for a real estate investment trust in...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM

DBS makes new appointments to transaction banking team in bid to grow business

DBS Bank has made new appointments to its transaction banking team as the lender seeks to...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM

Credit markets set for worst year since 2008 as crashes hit sentiment

CREDIT markets are set for the worst year since the global financial crisis as investors...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM

Singapore investors unfazed by market volatility: poll

FEARS over sluggish global growth, geopolitical uncertainty and trade tensions may have...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM
UPDATED 8 hours 1 min ago

Medinex eyes all-placement Catalist IPO

MEDICAL support-services company Medinex is seeking a listing on the Catalist board of...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

DEVELOPER Oxley Holdings deputy chief executive Low See Ching raised his stake from 27.77...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Asian equities shaken by US tech tremors

A TUMBLE in tech stocks on Wall Street overnight on Monday extended to Asian equities on...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

We maintain our forecasts for mm2 Asia with a 1 times PEG (price-to-earnings growth)-...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Euro weakens as market sell-off hits sentiment

THE euro fell from a two-week high on Tuesday as a sell-off in world stock markets and...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Minbu Villa takes second stab at en bloc sale at S$145.8m, but price may go lower

FACED with the cooling en bloc market, Minbu Villa, a freehold residential development in...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM
PARLIAMENT

Opposing collective sale doesn't exempt owners from stamp duty

IN a collective sale of private homes, residents who oppose it will still have to pay any...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM

Foreign investors find trophy properties in unlikely US cities

US properties in places like Denver, Phoenix, Philadelphia and the suburbs of Atlanta...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM

Italian police confiscate Mafia villas in Rome swoop

ITALIAN police on Tuesday confiscated eight luxury villas illegally built in Rome by its...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

NEWS ANALYSIS

Italy's boardroom saga - a property rights lesson

A CORPORATE battle at Telecom Italia SpA shows why it's tough to be an investor in...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM

Australia's central bank governor raps banks for misdeeds

AUSTRALIA'S top central banker on Tuesday rapped the country's scandal-ridden...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM

Cash-hungry China property developers face new norm: double-digit bond yields

CHINESE property developer Times China Holdings sold a three-year bond in January at a...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

GE shakes up leadership in ailing power business

GENERAL Electric Co shook up its ailing power business again on Monday, naming a CEO for...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM

Incoming Petrobras CEO rules out privatisation

A UNIVERSITY of Chicago-trained economist who was named on Monday to head Brazil's...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM

Coal pollution may rise in UK if Brexit comes without a deal: analysts

BRITAIN'S pollution levels would probably rise if the country crashes out of the...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Exporters of AI tech fretting over proposed curbs

AMAZON, Apple, Google, IBM and their peers could be subject to new restrictions on how...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM

Tech rout putting Silicon Valley on edge

STEVE Hoffman grabs the mic and, at once, beams Silicon Valley optimism. In his high-...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM

Twitter CEO trolled for 'hate mongering' against India's Brahmins

TWITTER CEO Jack Dorsey has kicked up a social media storm in India after a picture of...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM

Instagram ousting fake followers, likes and comments from accounts

INSTAGRAM on Monday said it is booting fake followers, likes and comments generated by...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Fishing nations rue the one that got away - saving the bigeye tuna

DOZENS of nations on Monday failed to agree on measures to preserve one of the planet...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM

Taco Bell brings back Big Ben's chimes to mark outlets' opening

BIG Ben may be out of action, but, this week, a new bell is stepping in to give it back...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM

Victoria's Secret appoints new CEO to uplift sagging results

US lingerie giant Victoria's Secret announced on Monday that it had appointed...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

STRAIT TALK

Getting maritime industry shipshape

YEARS ago, it was quite easy to recruit youngsters to go to sea, and thus maintain the...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM

Nissan shares slump as Ghosn's arrest rocks global alliance

NISSAN Motor Co's shares fell nearly 6 per cent on Tuesday as chairman Carlos Ghosn...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM

Vietnam's Bamboo Airways books maiden flight

BAMBOO Airways aims to make its first domestic flight on Dec 29 should it receive its...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM

EasyJet logs sky-high annual profit

EASYJET'S annual net profit jumped by almost a fifth on strong sales and record...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

India's central bank signals truce with government over reserves

INDIA'S central bank signalled a compromise with the government by agreeing to study...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM

China's opening up could offset US trade frictions

CHINA'S opening up of its economy will help it cope with trade frictions with the...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM

IMF sees Australia risks tilt to downside on China and rising trade tensions

THE balance of risks to Australia's economy are "tilted to the downside"...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Theresa May's Brexit deal has a fatal defect

LAST week Theresa May unveiled her draft agreement with the European Union on the terms...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM

One in five Hong Kong residents living in poverty

MORE than one-fifth of Hong Kong's 7.4 million population were living in poverty...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

TAKING HEART

Courts Singapore treats kids with special needs to carnival revelry

COURTS Singapore kicked off year-end festivities by bringing carnival cheer to children...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM

Taylor Swift flexes music muscle to seek higher payouts for other artists

POP MUSIC titan Taylor Swift on Monday announced a new record deal with Universal Music...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM

Frank and Barbara Sinatra's rare personal items up for auction

RARE items from the personal collection of Barbara and Frank Sinatra are up for auction...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM

EXECUTIVE MONEY

Seeking life's lessons in books, podcasts - Wall St elites reflect

SHANE Parrish was a cybersecurity expert at Canada's top intelligence agency and an...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM

Fallout from US-China clash

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump believes that "trade wars are easy to win". Many...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM

OPINION

Clamping down on money laundering

IN SEPTEMBER this year, the CEO of Danske Bank resigned from his post after a report...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Trumpism and the politics of division in the US

A LITTLE over a year ago, Amazon invited cities and states to offer bids for a proposed...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

China-bashing agenda will have bipartisan support in Washington

POLLSTERS and pundits in Washington seem to now have a new full-time job: Figuring out...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM

Give time to blockchain to make a difference in everyday lives

MUCH of the technology that is now deeply embedded in our daily lives was unfathomable a...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

How Amazon marches to the beat of a different drum

WHAT is it that makes Amazon.com different from other large companies?
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Can we expect a major rebound in oil prices?

AFTER declining by more than 20 per cent from the October peak, oil prices are showing...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2018 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Nov 21, 2018 11:03 PM

US core capital goods orders flat; jobless claims rise

[WASHINGTON] New orders for key US-made capital goods were unexpectedly unchanged in October and shipments rebounded...
Nov 21, 2018 10:51 PM

German regulator questions Deutsche Bank over Danske scandal

[FRANKFURT] Germany's financial supervisor has asked Deutsche Bank, the country's largest lender, for...
Nov 21, 2018 10:42 PM

Banyan Tree unit sells 18.6% stake in JV with China Vanke to JV partner for S$78.6m

A UNIT of resort operator Banyan Tree Holdings plans to sell 18.6 per cent of its stake in a joint venture (JV) with...
Nov 21, 2018 10:40 PM

US: Wall Street opens higher as oil prices, tech stocks recover

[NEW YORK] US stocks opened higher on Wednesday after two days of heavy selling as Apple Inc and other major technology...
Nov 21, 2018 10:25 PM

Trump thanks Saudi Arabia for lower oil prices

[WASHINGTON] US President Donald Trump thanked Saudi Arabia Wednesday for lower oil prices - a day after pledging the...
Nov 21, 2018 10:11 PM

G20 draft communique avoids explicit anti-protectionist pledge

[WASHINGTON] The Group of 20 industrialized nations is drafting a communique that will exclude an explicit pledge to...
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