Monday, Jan 14, 2019

TOP STORIES

BT EXCLUSIVE

Shopee fully leases 5 Science Park Drive

SHOPEE, the e-commerce arm of Singapore-based, New York-listed Sea Ltd, is understood to...
PUBLISHED Jan 14, 2019 05:50 AM

SME business sentiment slides for third straight quarter

BUSINESS sentiment among Singapore small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) eased again...
PUBLISHED Jan 14, 2019 05:50 AM

Impossible Burgers coming to Singapore in first half of 2019

COMPANIES backed by Singapore investors made their presence felt at the CES show in Las...
PUBLISHED Jan 14, 2019 05:50 AM
STARTUPS

EMQ goes behind the scenes to stand out in world of remittance

IN the increasingly crowded space of remittance, one startup has decided not to have a...
PUBLISHED Jan 14, 2019 05:51 AM
WALL STREET INSIGHT

Resurrected bull market faces earnings test this week

THE bull market's resurrection faces an earnings test this week...
PUBLISHED Jan 14, 2019 05:50 AM
MIND THE GAP

A financial health check for 2019

THE start of a new year is an opportune time to review your personal finances. Among...
PUBLISHED Jan 14, 2019 05:50 AM

China to reduce foreign investment curbs: minister

CHINA will reduce restrictions on foreign investment and address difficulties facing...
PUBLISHED Jan 14, 2019 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

TOPLINE

It's your friendly neighbourhood ISOTeam

THE pundits have divined that Singapore will hold its General Election in a year or so,...
PUBLISHED Jan 14, 2019 05:50 AM

Qatar Investment Authority plans to invest up to US$45b in US

QATAR Investment Authority aims to raise investments in the United States to US$45...
PUBLISHED Jan 14, 2019 05:50 AM

Exuberance back after Wall St meltdown in Dec

INVESTORS are throwing down the gauntlet to anyone who pronounced the last rites for...
PUBLISHED Jan 14, 2019 05:50 AM

Will we need boards in the future economy?

THE future economy, with its emphasis on digital disruption and hyper-disintermediated...
PUBLISHED Jan 14, 2019 05:50 AM
CHARTPOINT

US dollar will be under pressure against Asian currencies in 2019

IN 2018, the US economy grew at its fastest rate in nine years and this should have...
PUBLISHED Jan 14, 2019 05:50 AM

Saudi Aramco may issue US$10b bond for Sabic deal

SAUDI Aramco could tap the bond market for about US$10 billion to help fund the...
PUBLISHED Jan 14, 2019 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Local stocks shaken, not stirred

SUPPORTIVE developments on the US-China trade and US Fed policy fronts gave markets some...
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CURRENCIES

Dollar gains, but outlook suggests weak trend

THE US dollar rose against the euro on Friday, boosted by technical factors after the...
PUBLISHED Jan 14, 2019 05:50 AM
INSIDE INSIGHTS

STI leads benchmarks into 2019, Sam Goi ups GSH Corp stake

FOR the first seven sessions of 2019, the Straits Times Index (STI) generated a 3.7 per...
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REAL ESTATE

London housing shows signs of life despite Brexit uncertainty

THE London property market has begun to improve in the past few months, despite...
PUBLISHED Jan 14, 2019 05:50 AM

Thai developer scaling back its ambitions for new projects

A LEADING Thai residential developer is scaling back its ambitions for new projects this...
PUBLISHED Jan 14, 2019 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Indonesia resurgence gathers pace as global investors pile in

THE return of yield-hungry investors is signalling the worst may be over for Indonesia.
PUBLISHED Jan 14, 2019 05:50 AM

Bond traders bedeviled by absent data in gauging US economy

FOR bond traders, the challenge of gauging the outlook for US growth and yields is only...
PUBLISHED Jan 14, 2019 05:50 AM

Zimbabwe plans new currency as dollar shortage bites

ZIMBABWE will introduce a new currency in the next 12 months, its finance minister said,...
PUBLISHED Jan 14, 2019 05:50 AM

Markets get lucky break during outage on Treasuries electronic platform

BROKERTEC, the biggest electronic trading platform for Treasury securities, shut down for...
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ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Gold: not a bull market but downside is limited

GOLD bears have been routed in recent weeks as investors and central banks have boosted...
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Saudi energy minister says oil market is 'on the right track'

SAUDI Arabia's energy minister Khalid al-Falih said on Sunday that the oil market is...
PUBLISHED Jan 14, 2019 05:50 AM

Russia starts gradual oil output cuts as Opec+ deal kicks in

RUSSIA is gradually reducing oil production in line with the Opec+ deal and is on track...
PUBLISHED Jan 14, 2019 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Mixed response in Europe to calls for Huawei boycott

EUROPE is giving US-led calls for a boycott of Huawei 5G telecoms equipment a mixed...
PUBLISHED Jan 14, 2019 05:50 AM

Qualcomm CEO defends sole supply deal with Apple for chips

QUALCOMM sought to become the sole supplier of modem chips for Apple's iPhone to...
PUBLISHED Jan 14, 2019 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Breadcoin: the new dough in Washington for those in need

JEFFREY Carter, who is homeless, clutched two gold-coloured coins in his palm as he...
PUBLISHED Jan 14, 2019 05:50 AM

D&G back on fashion runway after China fiasco

DOLCE and Gabbana mixed checks, furry gloves and shimmering dressing gown-style coats on...
PUBLISHED Jan 14, 2019 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Shutdown effects being felt at airports

THREE weeks into the partial government shutdown, airports and their workers are...
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Storm Gia strikes US Midwest as airlines cancel flights and waive rebooking fees

WINTER storm Gia struck the Midwest region of the US, freezing travel plans and prompting...
PUBLISHED Jan 14, 2019 05:50 AM

Baltic Exchange Shipping Insights

Dashed hopes summed up the first full week of the New Year. A slow start followed by a...
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GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

MFA welcomes Malaysian minister's initiative to visit Singapore

THE Singapore Foreign Affairs Ministry said on Sunday it welcomed Malaysian Economic...
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Jokowi challenger moots tax cuts to stimulate economy

INDONESIAN presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto is proposing deep tax cuts to...
PUBLISHED Jan 14, 2019 05:50 AM

Corbyn plans to call for no-confidence vote in May's government

LABOUR Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is planning to call for an immediate vote of no-...
PUBLISHED Jan 14, 2019 05:50 AM

Obama protege Julian Castro joins race for 2020 US presidency

JULIAN Castro, the telegenic former mayor of San Antonio, Texas and Obama-era cabinet...
PUBLISHED Jan 14, 2019 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

COMPANY OF GOOD

Creating an inclusive society

DAILY activities which may be taken for granted by some pose a challenge for Nur Alfian...
PUBLISHED Jan 14, 2019 05:50 AM

'Grandfather of golf' makes 44th appearance at Singapore Open

HAVING attended golf's Singapore Open since 1970, Loh Ah Joo's participation at...
PUBLISHED Jan 14, 2019 05:50 AM

VIEWS FROM THE TOP

Belt up for the ride!

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: What's the biggest risk event that you're watching out...
PUBLISHED Jan 14, 2019 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Feb 22, 2019 10:20 PM

Chip Eng Seng Corp doubles Q4 profits to S$26.6 million on condo project turnover

MAINBOARD-LISTED construction group Chip Eng Seng Corp more than doubled its profits in the fourth quarter, on the back...
Feb 22, 2019 10:06 PM

Maxi-Cash FY2018 profit down by 22% to S$10.4 million

CATALIST-LISTED pawnbroker Maxi-Cash Financial Services Corp's full-year earnings suffered from the costs of its...
Feb 22, 2019 09:53 PM

Malaysia's Sim Leisure Group aims for Catalist debut on March 1

PENANG theme park developer Sim Leisure Group is headed for a Catalist debut on March 1, it said in an offer document...
Feb 22, 2019 07:50 PM

'Growing discontent' before Ayondo founder left the company: board

TIES between the founder of Catalist-listed financial technology firm Ayondo and its directors and key investors had...
Feb 22, 2019 07:36 PM

Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust more than halves Q4 DPU to 0.3 S cent

LIPPO Malls Indonesia Retail Trust (LMIRT) slashed its distribution per unit (DPU) for its fourth quarter, under what...
Feb 22, 2019 07:24 PM

UIC posts 5% increase in FY18 profit

PROPERTY group United Industrial Corp’s (UIC) full-year profit for the year ended Dec 31, 2018 rose 5 per cent year on...
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