Thursday, Jan 17, 2019

TOP STORIES

NEWS ANALYSIS

UK currency, stocks hope for the best in May's crushing defeat

WITH unpredictability the only certainty, Britain's currency, stock and bond...

PUBLISHED Jan 17, 2019 05:50 AM

What next for Brexit? Here are 3 main scenarios

WHAT next? That's the question on everyone's lips after British MPs trounced...

PUBLISHED Jan 17, 2019 05:50 AM

12 months of travel to off-the-radar idylls

TRAVEL is easy, but getting away from it all - and other tourists - is getting harder...

PUBLISHED Jan 17, 2019 05:50 AM

Critical report on Catalist sparks a lively debate

A REPORT questioning the relevance of the Catalist board has sparked a lively debate...

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WOMEN ON BOARDS

Switching up pace to narrow Singapore boards' gender divide

SINGAPORE's top 100 listed companies appear to be steadily weaning themselves...

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BUDGET WISH LIST

KPMG calls for Smart Nation measures

BUDGET 2019 should help Singapore realise its Smart Nation vision, said KPMG on...

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BT EXCLUSIVE

Google in talks for 400,000 sq ft space at Alexandra Technopark

GOOGLE is planning to expand in Singapore, going by market talk that it plans to boost...

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COMPANIES & MARKETS

HOCK LOCK SIEW

President Halimah's address on board-diversity journey bang on

SINGAPORE'S drive to increase the participation of women on the boards of listed...

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Sino Grandness served letter of demand from shareholder

CHINESE canned vegetable and fruits producer Sino Grandness Food Industry Group said...

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First Reit's Q4 DPU unchanged from a year ago

FIRST Real Estate Investment Trust's (First Reit) fourth-quarter distribution per...

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RHT Health Trust done with disposal of portfolio to Fortis Healthcare

RHT Health Trust has completed the disposal of its entire portfolio of healthcare...

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Rich people will drag down US economy by spending less: Goldman

THE stock market selloff is going to be a significant drag on the US economy this year...

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Corporate digest

ENVIRONMENTAL solutions firm ecoWise Holdings announced after trading hours on...

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Global rally lifts SGD bond prices to record high

THE local bond market is back in favour, with prices hitting new highs in line with a...

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LTC to suspend trading from Feb 1, delist as exit offer crosses 90% threshold

LTC Corp announced on Wednesday that trading in its shares is expected to be suspended...

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Reckitt CEO to leave after eight years capped by setbacks

RECKITT Benckiser Group plc chief executive officer Rakesh Kapoor plans to step down...

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Bull market in equities is coming back, says veteran economist Allen Sinai

A LESS aggressive posture from the world's central banks and moves by the Chinese...

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Deutsche Bank revives probe into Danske case

DEUTSCHE Bank AG chief executive officer Christian Sewing last year launched a further...

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STOCKS

STI stages late rally after day of uncertainty

UNCERTAINTY reigned supreme in major economies around the world on Wednesday, after...

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Brokers' take

MAINTAIN "buy" and target price of S$1.23. We believe the stock is trading...

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CURRENCIES

Brexit vote boosts pound; euro dips on economy woes

THE euro hit a seven-week low against the pound and fell against the dollar on...

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REAL ESTATE

Sultan Plaza launches collective sale with reserve price of S$380m

SULTAN Plaza - a 244-unit, 99-year leasehold development located on Jalan Sultan just...

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In Asia's space-starved cities, urban planners bring 'dead' land to life

URBAN planners and authorities in fast-expanding Asian cities are increasingly turning...

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China's December home prices stay resilient as big cities rebound

CHINA'S home prices remained buoyant last December as big cities rebounded, a...

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Newton Lodge up for collective sale with S$44m minimum price

OWNERS of Newton Lodge, a 16-unit apartment block at Newton Road, have put their...

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Why Hong Kong's property market won't collapse

A DOWNTOWN 38 show flat on display in Hong Kong's APM Millennium City shopping...

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BANKING & FINANCE

JPMorgan misses Q4 profit estimates as bond trading slumps

JPMORGAN Chase & Co missed profit estimates for the fourth quarter as a slump in...

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High-flying banker caught in the middle between UBS, Santander

ANDREA Orcel is Europe's most famous investment banker, a suave, brash and...

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ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Mining's biggest jobs are up for grabs

SOME of the mining world's top executives are starting to plan their departures,...

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BNP Paribas to close its US commodity derivatives desk

BNP Paribas SA is shuttering its US commodities derivatives desk, according to people...

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Opec-led supply cuts support crude prices

OIL prices were steady on Wednesday as signs of a global economic slowdown were...

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TECHNOLOGY

Netflix spends big on content; raises US prices

NETFLIX is raising its rates for its 58 million subscribers in the United States by 13...

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Google sends tourists on outback walkabouts, say Aussie businesses

TOURISM operators in Australia's vast outback say that wild inaccuracies in...

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US reversal on online gambling casts a pall over industry

THE US Justice Department's decision to expand a federal prohibition on Internet...

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YouTube clarifies rules on pranks as risky memes rage

YOUTUBE on Tuesday clarified rules against posting videos of dangerous pranks, as...

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CONSUMER

China tells pig farms to restock amid worries over pork supply, swine fever

CHINA'S pig farmers should quickly replenish their herds and the nation plans to...

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New York draws a record 65m tourists, many of them Chinese

US President Donald Trump may have set off a trade war with China. But it isn't...

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African swine fever spreads to Mongolia

ASIAN pork producers need to redouble efforts to combat African swine fever (ASF)...

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US online holiday shopping soared, but in-store still unknown

WHILE the US government shutdown is keeping investors in the dark about broader retail...

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Irish burger chain Supermac relishes beating McDonald's on Big Mac trademark

MCDONALD'S Corp said it plans to appeal after losing some European Union...

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TRANSPORT

OPINION

Singapore's Grab can't afford to fail the finance test

AFTER sending rival Uber Technologies Inc packing from Singapore and other South-east...

PUBLISHED Jan 17, 2019 05:50 AM

Volkswagen, Ford marriage missing in big dowry plan

THE much anticipated alliance announcement by Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Co left...

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Bamboo Airways launches flights in crowded Vietnam market

BAMBOO Airways launched its long-delayed maiden commercial flight on Wednesday to...

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Renault board ready to replace Ghosn as chairman, CEO: sources

RENAULT SA is preparing to replace jailed chairman and chief executive officer Carlos...

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UK leads Europe's car market in its first annual decline since 2013

ANNUAL car sales in Europe dropped for the first time since 2013, led by a sagging UK...

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GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

PBOC's record US$83b injection deepens worries about ailing China economy

CHINA'S central bank injected a record US$83 billion into the country's...

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More Singapore firms offer flexible work schemes: MOM report

THE share of workers here whose companies offer formal flexible work arrangements...

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BJP wants expansionary economic policy before India polls

INDIAN Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party is in favour of an...

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Draghi says no recession ahead for euro area despite weakness

THE euro-area economy isn't headed for a recession, even though softening...

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IMF to resume Sri Lanka's loan discussion in February, says Lagarde

THE International Monetary Fund will resume discussions with Sri Lanka in February for...

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LIFE & CULTURE

Premier art fair cancelled at the last minute

ART Stage Singapore, long regarded as Singapore's biggest visual art fair, is...

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Japan's golfers eager to end 43-year barren run in Singapore

IT'S no coincidence that, since last Monday, it has been all things Japanese at...

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'Baby Shark' startup to roll out more kiddie entertainment 

"BABY Shark (Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo)" is the YouTube sensation that's...

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OPINION

No big bang, just mini carrots to lure voters

WITH apologies to the American nerdy hit comedy, there will be no more "Big Bang...

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THE BOTTOMLINE

Will China's economy hit a great wall?

THE other day, I issued a warning about the Chinese economy. It is, I wrote, "...

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EDITORIAL

Targeting the sectors to nurture in an era of disruption

IN today's era of disruption, where there is an explosion in automation, the...

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Resolving Brexit impasse requires more imagination

UK PRIME Minister Theresa May suffered a devastating defeat on Tuesday on her Brexit...

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COMMENTARY

Britain is a nation in desperate need of a driver

THIS week, as an anxious Britain prepared to witness Prime Minister Theresa May's...

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COMMENTARY

Trump's brain drain casts pall over higher education, talent sector

AMERICA'S high-quality universities are among the key sources of its greatness....

PUBLISHED Jan 17, 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...

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