Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019

TOP STORIES

Call for changes to Catalist and regulatory framework

IT is time for changes to be made to Singapore's Catalist board and the portion of...
PUBLISHED Jan 16, 2019 05:50 AM
BT EXCLUSIVE

Savills to launch business valuations service

WITH its new business valuation and advisory team, property consultancy Savills Singapore...
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Market watchers mixed over 2019 home sales

THE wave of new launches that began in earnest the second half of last year may have...
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Glassdoor launches operations in Singapore

WHEN US-headquartered job search and review platform Glassdoor burst onto the scene in...
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Tech hiring ramps up as Singapore nears tech-hub status: Glassdoor report

WITH hiring demand in the tech sector catching up with demand from the finance industry,...
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STARTUPS

ESG, partners to pump over S$90m into agri-food tech

ENTERPRISE Singapore (ESG) investment arm Seeds Capital has appointed seven co-investment...
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STARTUPS

TRIVE spots a blue ocean in S-E Asia for NeuroTrend's grey matter

IN November 2018, South-east Asia-focused venture firm TRIVE led a US$1.5 million seed...
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COMPANIES & MARKETS

HOCK LOCK SIEW

Is it time for government to take ownership of telcos' infrastructure?

NETLINK NBN Trust has gained lustre of late. Analysts, who have a mixed view of the telco...
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Semiconductor veteran Ricky Lee back for S$13.2m IPO

SEMICONDUCTOR industry veteran Ricky Lee, who played key roles in listing Norelco...
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Midas says judicial manager trying to sell unit's assets against its will

THE judicial manager of the principal operating subsidiary of troubled railway parts...
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Ascent Capital launches Myanmar fund backed by Temasek, ADB

ASCENT Capital Partners, a Singapore-registered fund management firm, has launched its...
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HOT STOCKS

CapitaLand-linked counters see active trading

CAPITALAND'S proposed S$11.3 billion acquisition of Ascendas-Singbridge (ASB) set...
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Corporate digest

JASON Holdings announced after trading hours on Tuesday that it will appeal the court...
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STOCKS

STI gains on news of China's economic stimulus

AFTER unexpected misses in Chinese trade data scared investors into retreat on Monday,...
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Brokers' take

SEMBCORP Energy India (SEIL) is expected to report a Q4 2018 plant load factor (PLF) of...
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CURRENCIES

German slowdown hits euro, investors watch sterling

THE euro fell on Tuesday after data showed Germany's economy slowed in 2018,...
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REAL ESTATE

Club St hotel site sets record price for 99-year land at GLS tender

A PLUM hotel site along Club Street in the CBD on Tuesday drew hotel groups from...
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Courts Asia acquires building in Jakarta from Sinarmas Land

COURTS Asia's wholly-owned subsidiary, PT Courts Retail Indonesia (PTCRI), has...
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Turkish tycoon in talks to sell several Europe luxury hotels to Dubai firm

TURKISH billionaire Ferit Sahenk is in talks to sell some of Europe's most famous...
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BANKING & FINANCE

China's primary money rates rise after previous week's multi-year lows

CHINA'S primary money rates rose on Tuesday after the previous week's multi-...
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No currency, just a currency crisis in Zimbabwe

NOT having a currency of its own hasn't stopped Zimbabwe from sliding into a...
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Bank of China offers Sri Lanka US$300m loan: sources

SRI Lanka is considering an offer from Bank of China for a loan of US$300 million, which...
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IOOF delays ANZ pension buyout after inquiry

AUSTRALIAN wealth manager IOOF Holdings Ltd said its buyout of pension assets from...
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ENERGY & COMMODITIES

PG&E prepares bankruptcy filing after California wildfires

PG&E Corp, owner of the biggest US power utility by customers, said on Monday that it...
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Alliance Mineral to add market pricing, drop exclusivity in restructured deal

LITHIUM miner Alliance Mineral Assets has restructured offtake agreements with Burwill...
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TECHNOLOGY

Breakdowns, cyber incidents top risks of 2019

SINGAPORE firms say business interruptions (BIs) and cyber incidents are the biggest...
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Robot rollout under way at Giant Food's 172 stores to free up more time for staff

HE GOES by the name "Marty." Tall, slow-moving and grey-coloured, he has big...
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China plans another moon mission this year, eyes Mars in 2020

CHINA'S space agency, buoyed by its success in landing a rover on the dark side of...
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AWS invests in wireless technology startup Wiliot Inc

AMAZON Web Services (AWS) has invested in Wiliot Inc, an Israel and San Diego-based...
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CONSUMER

Shiseido goes on hiring drive, upgrades regional R&D and training hub

SHISEIDO is ramping up its hiring and investment in Singapore, as it expands its regional...
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Swiss watchmakers see shift in Chinese demand

SWISS watchmakers are starting to see signs of slowing spending from Chinese tourists,...
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Companies jumping on oat milk bandwagon to meet demand

SUPPLIES of oat milk, a coffee-shop favourite, are expanding after the popularity of the...
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Chocolate maker Lindt posts on-target sales despite US slowdown

SWISS chocolate maker Lindt & Spruengli on Tuesday said its organic sales rose 5.1...
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JD Sports sees full-year profit at higher end of market view

JD Sports Fashion Plc forecast annual profit at the higher end of expectations on Monday...
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TRANSPORT

STRAIT TALK

Methanol a dark horse in 'alternative fuel' race?

IT IS almost inconceivable anybody in the shipping industry is still unaware that the...
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Nissan CEO says he hopes Renault will also decide to oust Ghosn

NISSAN Motor Co chief executive officer Hiroto Saikawa said French partner Renault SA...
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PSA Int'l handled 81m TEUs of containers in FY18; up 9.1 per cent

PSA INTERNATIONAL handled 81 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of containers at...
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Etihad to raise stake in cash-strapped Jet Airways: source

ETIHAD Airways plans to increase its stake in debt-laden Jet Airways, a person close to...
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Canadian air traffic controllers send pizzas to US counterparts working without pay

BEING nice in Canada can sometimes feel like a full-time job.
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PSA Group hit record vehicle sales in 2018 as rivals struggled on emissions

PSA Group said global sales rose 6.8 per cent to a record 3.88 million cars and vans in...
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GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Tiered model of Internet access being considered for public healthcare sector

A TIERED model of Internet access will be in the works for the healthcare sector here,...
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China signals more stimulus as economic slowdown bites

CHINA on Tuesday signalled more stimulus measures in the near term as a tariff war with...
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Thailand must postpone general election again, until March: officials

THAILAND'S long-delayed general election to end military rule will have to be...
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German economy posts weakest growth in five years

THE German economy grew by 1.5 per cent in 2018, the weakest rate in five years and...
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LIFE & CULTURE

BANGKOK'S FIRST BIENNALE

Of politics, temples and sex

IN THE waning weeks of this city's first biennale, original artwork continues to...
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Age no barrier for China's senior catwalk models

WEARING a bright floral ensemble with her short hair dyed blonde, Chinese model Ma...
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EXECUTIVE MONEY

ETFs woo investors into niches promising riches

EXCHANGE-TRADED funds became the next big thing in portfolio management a couple of...
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Diversify your investments with global real estate

VOLATILITY in global securities markets is expected to continue into 2019. Global real...
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OPINION

What has Huawei given to the world?

WOULD the world be better off without Huawei? To answer this question, you need to know...
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THE BOTTOM LINE

What Sears' and GE's decline teaches us about capitalism

GENERAL Electric and Sears have fallen on hard times, and that tells us a lot about US...
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EDITORIAL

Woes to watch: China's economic slowdown could be more impactful

EVEN as Asia wakes up Wednesday morning to news on the outcome of the momentous vote on...
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Catalist: A platform for growth firms or ICU for mainboard patients?

CATALIST was established in November 2007 as the successor of Sesdaq, and is one of the...
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COMMENTARY

To fulfil potential, telehealth must be universally available

WITH healthcare systems around the world under increasing strain from ageing populations...
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Lifestyle

COMMENTARY

To fulfil potential, telehealth must be universally available

WITH healthcare systems around the world under increasing strain from ageing populations...
PUBLISHED Jan 16, 2019 05:50 AM
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