Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019

TOP STORIES

MAS moves to attract listings, boost equity research talent

THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on Monday unveiled a S$75 million initiative...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM
CAPITALAND GOES BIG

CapitaLand courts growth with fresh Ascendas-Singbridge assets

CAPITALAND is banking on Ascendas-Singbridge's (ASB) logistics and business parks...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

A big step by CapitaLand and Temasek in play for global stakes

CAPITALAND'S announcement that it would be acquiring Temasek subsidiary Ascendas-...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM

UBS positive on global and Asia ex-Japan equities

BRACE for sharp volatility in 2019, and the outsized impact of geopolitics on...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM
PARLIAMENT

Stiffer anti-money laundering rules for jewellers ahead

SOME 2,500 jewellers and businesses dealing with precious stones and metals in...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Singapore will discuss outstanding issues with Malaysia calmly: Vivian

SINGAPORE will do its best to discuss all outstanding bilateral issues with Malaysia...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM
OPINION - SINGAPORE BUDGET 2019

Is Corporate Singapore ready for a new tax world?

WITH the 2019 Singapore Budget around the corner, the government faces complex and...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

Asia on track to gain largest share of global capital markets: index

ASIAN markets have the greatest growth opportunity and could gain the largest share of...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Hyflux's TuasOne may get early injection of S$23m from Mitsubishi

INSOLVENT water treatment company Hyflux's ongoing TuasOne waste-to-energy (WTE)...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Keppel Infrastructure unit bags S$40m JTC deal for Jurong Island pipe rack project

ENERGY solutions provider Keppel Infrastructure Holdings has secured a contract to...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM
HOT STOCK

Creative shares climb 3% on plans to tap OEMs

CREATIVE Technology's shares rose as much as 14 per cent in active trading on...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Changing hands

Tracking fund flows in the Singapore stock market

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

KARIN Technology Holdings has a new substantial shareholder after an existing...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Time to play defence, says Howard Marks

CELEBRITY investor Howard Marks has advised punters to be "more defensive than...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM

TSMP Law adds China desk, new staff and partners

SINGAPORE law firm TSMP has kickstarted the new year with new partners, new hires and...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Best World to invest in A*Star startup with an eye on stem cell-based products

BEST World International is investing in A*Star spinoff Celligenics as it seeks to...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Thumb drive maker Trek invests US$3m in solar energy firm for 7.5% stake

THUMB drive maker Trek 2000 International has injected US$3 million into solar energy...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Kimly chairman up for re-election amid probe

CATALIST-LISTED coffeeshop operator Kimly is seeking the re-election of its executive...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM
STOCKS

China data woes end STI upward streak

ASIAN markets declined broadly on Monday, following news of worse-than-expected...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

Supply of new office space will taper to 1.2 million square foot (sq ft) in 2019 and...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Aussie dollar, yuan sink on China export slump

THE Australian dollar and kiwi dollar, gauges of global risk appetite, fell on Monday...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Construction demand in Singapore strong, set to hit up to S$32b this year: BCA

CONSTRUCTION demand is expected to remain strong this year due to sustained public...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Hotel Marrison in Little India for sale at S$28-30m by expression of interest

HOTEL Marrison @ Desker, a 25-room boutique hotel in the Little India vicinity, has...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Tuan Sing divests units in Century Warehouse property

PROPERTY developer Tuan Sing Holdings announced on Monday that it has accepted a...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM

AA Group signs MOU with OneAsia for data centre development

AA Group on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with private company...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM

ICP places 460m new shares at 0.85 Singapore cent apiece to CMIA

HOTEL management company ICP has placed S$3.9 million worth of new shares representing...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Hong Kong's rural hinterland could hold key to chronic land crunch

HONG KONG'S government says that it needs to build billions of dollars'...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Hong Kong's finance chief welcomes 'orderly' declines in home prices

HONG KONG'S finance chief welcomed the city's decline in home prices since...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

OPINION

England's universities flunk their finance exams

APRIL is the cruelest month. It's not just English literature professors who...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Fintech firms want to shake up banking, and that worries the Fed

THE US Federal Reserve is wary of giving "fintech" firms such as OnDeck...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Retailer Sears' bankruptcy raises issues about the cost of going broke

SEARS has survived the Great Depression and world wars. Whether the 126-year-old...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Coffee price slump leaves farmers earning less than a cent a cup

IN THE verdant southern highlands of Ethiopia, coffee farmer Gafeto Gardo is thinking...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Oil retreats as risk appetite shrinks

OIL extended its retreat as investor appetite for risk assets shrank and uncertainty...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Ophir Energy rejects Medco's buyout offer

OPHIR Energy Plc said on Monday that it has rejected Indonesian oil and gas group...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Samsung targets India millennials with M series phones

SAMSUNG Electronics Co unveiled a new range of inexpensive smartphones for India,...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Gin's journey in Britain: From 'mother's ruin' to a hipster drink

EVER since European apothecaries began distilling gin and selling it as a cure-all in...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

China car sales shrink for first time in two decades

CAR makers in China will face more fierce competition this year, after a tough 2018...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Container throughput at Singapore port up 8.7% in 2018

THE Port of Singapore maintained a stable performance in 2018, the Maritime and Port...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Detroit car show, and industry, prepare for transition

THE CAR industry gathered on Sunday in Detroit, on the eve of the last winter edition...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Indonesia recovers second black box from Lion Air crash

THE cockpit voice recorder from an Indonesian Lion Air jet that crashed in October has...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Weak monthly China trade data points to slower growth ahead

CHINA'S exports fell dramatically in December while imports contracted as the...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Online businesses in Singapore most globalised; policies a challenge: poll

SINGAPORE is home to the highest percentage of online businesses selling globally,...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Saudi Arabia set for US$11b asset-sale blitz after slow start

SAUDI Arabia could be in for a busy year of asset sales if the kingdom sticks to its...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM

N Korea's nuclear programme quietly advances

NORTH Korean leader Kim Jong Un told the world this month that his country took steps...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Saudi weddings: small is the new beautiful

IT WAS a Saudi wedding like any other - clutching a decorative sword, the groom bobbed...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Philip Glass tantalises with new symphony

AFTER a half-century in the spotlight, Philip Glass continues to intrigue. His...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Amid Oscar controversy, Kevin Hart has a number 1 movie to savour

HE'S still not hosting the Academy Awards, but Kevin Hart has a No 1 movie to...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM

SME

Leveraging technology in greening the future

BUILT on the back of Singapore's little-known horticulture industry, landscaping...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM

How can South-east Asia produce more unicorns?

FUELLED by talented and experienced entrepreneurs, South-east Asia is fast becoming a...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM

OPINION

Trump authors art of no-deal in Washington

ONE of the advantages of joining the gig economy and working from my apartment has...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Governance standards must constantly be nudged upwards

WHILE the Singapore economy has long been "promoted" out of the ranks of...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

China's efforts to win trust remain Sisyphean

IN his New Year address, President Xi Jinping spoke proudly of China's...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Brexit bravado sees UK Parliament taking back control of the process

IN one of the most important UK political moments in the post-war era, the House of...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

When diffusion hits a snag

SINGAPORE'S fintech sector will receive a significant boost, with the passing of...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Offline and online to blend in the future of global retail

THE tremendous growth of the e-commerce sector has brought about a revolution in the...

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2019 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Apr 20, 2019 02:30 PM

China's pledged share risks recede in first quarter: Shenzhen exchange

[SHANGHAI] The risks posed by the use of pledged shares as collateral in China eased in the first quarter, thanks to...

Apr 20, 2019 02:06 PM

Hundreds sign online petition supporting woman suing JD.com CEO in rape case

[SHANGHAI] Hundreds of people have added their names to an online petition in support of a University of Minnesota...

Apr 20, 2019 01:47 PM

Security breaches won't derail singapore's tech push: Minister

[SAN FRANCISCO] Recent security breaches, including one where details of HIV patients were leaked, won't hold back...

Apr 20, 2019 01:28 PM

China to accept applications for restricted scrap metal imports from late May: Association

[BEIJING] Chinese authorities will start accepting applications for licences to import unspecified quantities of...

Apr 20, 2019 12:47 PM

US intelligence says Huawei funded by Chinese state security: Report

[BENGALURU] US intelligence has accused Huawei Technologies of being funded by Chinese state security, The Times...

Apr 20, 2019 12:38 PM

Germany's Leica is latest to draw fire in China over ad

[SHANGHAI] German camera maker Leica has become the latest company to draw fire over an advertisement deemed...

sentifi.com

TOP 10 TALKED ABOUT: