Monday, Jan 07, 2019

TOP STORIES

Slight 2.5% fall seen in Singapore 2019 dividends in absence of DBS's one-off

DIVIDEND huggers may be slightly miffed because 2019 dividends from Singapore is expected...
PUBLISHED Jan 7, 2019 05:50 AM

EDB to go into risk-sharing venture financing

BEYOND its traditional task of attracting firms to set up here, the Singapore Economic...
PUBLISHED Jan 7, 2019 05:50 AM

10 stocks that could surprise in 2019

THE years-long bull market finally fizzled in 2018, though not before the Straits Times...
PUBLISHED Jan 7, 2019 05:50 AM

Getting Asean to do business with the world through Singapore

WHEN the next emerging tech giant thinks of expanding in Asia - particularly South-east...
PUBLISHED Jan 7, 2019 05:50 AM
STARTUP

Construction tech startup Novade on paperless crusade with one-stop solutions platform

WHEN he led Autodesk's Asia sales team, Denis Branthonne wanted to sell the...
PUBLISHED Jan 7, 2019 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

TOPLINE

Sabana Reit getting basics right before going abroad

DONALD Han could have chosen to retire comfortably at a top real estate consultancy...
PUBLISHED Jan 7, 2019 05:50 AM

SGX says no directive to ISR Capital over queries on mining asset purchase

THE Singapore Exchange (SGX) said on Sunday that no directive has been issued so far to...
PUBLISHED Jan 7, 2019 05:50 AM

ARA co-founder John Lim now Sias patron

ARA Asset Management's co-founder John Lim is now patron of the Securities Investors...
PUBLISHED Jan 7, 2019 05:50 AM
WALL STREET INSIGHT

Exceptional jobs data helps mask market volatility

US stocks rose slightly last week, masking a violently volatile opening week to the year...
PUBLISHED Jan 7, 2019 05:50 AM
STOCKS

All eyes will be on China-US trade talks

INVESTORS looking to a positive start to the year were instead greeted by weak Chinese...
PUBLISHED Jan 7, 2019 05:50 AM

Dollar hurt as US Fed's Powell pledges patience over economy

THE US dollar retreated against the euro on Friday, giving up all the gains logged after...
PUBLISHED Jan 7, 2019 05:50 AM
CHARTPOINT

Bearish trend for Nasdaq still intact despite recent post-Santa rally

THE tech-heavy index Nasdaq Composite ended 2018 down 3.88 per cent for the year. It is...
PUBLISHED Jan 7, 2019 05:50 AM

Apple's biggest problem? My mom and users like her

WHEN Apple lost more than US$75 billion in market value this past week after a surprise...
PUBLISHED Jan 7, 2019 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Collapsed high-rise buildings an emblem of Russian hardship

A LOUD bang startled Anna Timofeyeva awake. She reached for the light, but the...
PUBLISHED Jan 7, 2019 05:50 AM

China house price gains no longer a certainty: central bank adviser

A RISING trend in property values in China is no longer a certainty as "...
PUBLISHED Jan 7, 2019 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Sears said to prepare for possible liquidation as ESL bid fails

SEARS Holdings Corp is preparing to potentially wind down the iconic retailer after...
PUBLISHED Jan 7, 2019 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

China has a dangerous dollar debt addiction

CHINA'S foreign debt has been rising rapidly, and that's becoming an...
PUBLISHED Jan 7, 2019 05:50 AM

PG&E to consider a bankruptcy filing within weeks

IN weighing a bankruptcy, power giant PG&E Corp may be firing a warning shot to...
PUBLISHED Jan 7, 2019 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Venezuela taps obscure driller as oil exports slump

WITH brand-name drillers unwilling to jump in, Venezuela is resorting to a newly formed...
PUBLISHED Jan 7, 2019 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Get ready for angry Trump tweets as Saudi Arabia slashes oil output

THE list of things that US President Donald Trump criticises in his tweets varies from...
PUBLISHED Jan 7, 2019 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

In space, the US sees a rival in China's quest for dominance

DURING the Cold War, US eyes were riveted on the Soviet Union's rockets and...
PUBLISHED Jan 7, 2019 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Brutally competitive Chinese phone makers outpace Apple

TO most Americans, the names are unfamiliar, maybe a little hard to pronounce: Huawei,...
PUBLISHED Jan 7, 2019 05:50 AM

Johannesburg's grandest old colonial club seeks new image

WITH its imposing columned facade, hunting trophies and oil portraits, the Rand Club in...
PUBLISHED Jan 7, 2019 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Ghosn to 'vigorously' defend himself in Japan court

FORMER Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn will "vigorously" defend himself in a Japanese...
PUBLISHED Jan 7, 2019 05:50 AM
OBITUARY

Herb Kelleher, co-founder and chief exec of Southwest Airlines, dies at 87

HERB Kelleher, the charismatic and colourful co-founder of Southwest Airlines, was hardly...
PUBLISHED Jan 7, 2019 05:50 AM

Baltic Exchange Shipping Insights

It was an active start to the New Year, with trading from West Australia maintaining...
PUBLISHED Jan 7, 2019 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

May says if Brexit deal is rejected, UK will be in uncharted territory

PRIME Minister Theresa May said on Sunday that Britain would be in uncharted territory if...
PUBLISHED Jan 7, 2019 05:50 AM

EU desperately needs Brexit deal as key economies slow down

THE European Union (EU) desperately needs a Brexit deal as key economies Germany, France...
PUBLISHED Jan 7, 2019 05:50 AM

Malaysia's king abdicates in historic first

MALAYSIA'S king has abdicated, royal officials said on Sunday, in a historic first...
PUBLISHED Jan 7, 2019 05:50 AM

No breakthrough in US shutdown talks; Pelosi plans new legislation

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democrats would pass new legislation to try to reopen...
PUBLISHED Jan 7, 2019 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

TAKING HEART

Using data to inform and alert people of the real risks on the road

WITH a growing number of bicycles, personal mobility devices and private-hire vehicles on...
PUBLISHED Jan 7, 2019 05:50 AM

The art of shedding light on gifts with possible Nazi ties

WHEN Georges F Keller began donating paintings by masters like Henri Matisse and Salvador...
PUBLISHED Jan 7, 2019 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Jan 18, 2019 05:36 PM

Challenger enters luxury audio market with ION concept store

FOR all the buzz that e-commerce gets, retail industry veteran Loo Leong Thye remains convinced that bricks and mortar...
Jan 18, 2019 05:32 PM

Lim Chuan Poh retiring from public service, new A*Star CEO to be appointed

EXECUTIVE chairman for the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star). Lim Chuan Poh, 57, is retiring from...
Jan 18, 2019 05:00 PM

Knight Frank names new group managing director

KNIGHT Frank Singapore has appointed real estate veteran Wendy Tang as group managing director (MD) with effect from...
Jan 18, 2019 04:46 PM

Europe: Trade war hopes lift shares to early December highs

[LONDON] European shares opened higher on Friday and reached their highest level since early December as new-found hope...
Jan 18, 2019 04:41 PM

Hong Kong: Stocks end week with gains

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks finished another healthy week on a positive note Friday as investors cheered a report that...
Jan 18, 2019 04:34 PM

China Sky selling investment-holding unit to chairman for S$190,000

CHINA Sky Chemical Fibre Company is selling its wholly owned subsidiary, Deluxe Dragon International Limited, to the...
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