Saturday, Jan 19, 2019

TOP STORIES

BT EXCLUSIVE

Identical bids by linked owners can mean higher prices in govt tenders

WHEN public tenders in Singapore receive identical bids from firms with common ownership...
PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2019 05:50 AM

Coal price rally firing up SGX-listed miners

A CONFLUENCE of fresh factors - chiefly renewed demand from China, the world's top...
PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2019 05:50 AM

Surbana Jurong builds new campus in Jurong Innovation District

URBAN and infrastructure consultancy Surbana Jurong is building a new campus for its...
PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2019 05:50 AM

Li-Fi instead of Wi-Fi and no more draughty offices

THE Surbana Jurong Campus will have dedicated space set aside for the test-bedding of new...
PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2019 05:50 AM

Two new research centres set up to develop data privacy-preserving technology

THE National Research Foundation Singapore (NRF) has set up two research centres to...
PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2019 05:50 AM

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

EXECUTIVE chairman of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) Lim Chuan...
PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2019 05:50 AM

Ex-MP Tan Cheng Bock applies to form new Progress Singapore Party

FORMER presidential candidate Tan Cheng Bock has applied to form a new political party.
PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2019 05:50 AM

HSBC: Asean will be 'surprisingly resilient' in global slowdown

THE world may be set for a synchronised global slowdown, but if it is any comfort to...
PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2019 05:50 AM

Morgan Stanley targets rich China entrepreneurs in Singapore

MORGAN Stanley, the world's second-largest wealth manager, is beefing up its...
PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2019 05:50 AM

Job losses mount as China factories sputter amid trade woes

WANG Zhishen was thrilled when Danish shipper AP Moller-Maersk gave him two months'...
PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2019 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

Courts Asia shares come alive with Nojima's S$0.205 a share offer

SHARES in retailer Courts Asia leapt once a trading halt was lifted on Friday afternoon,...
PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2019 05:50 AM

Be prepared to 'get nothing' in liquidation, Hyflux warns perp, pref holders

WATER treatment firm Hyflux faced its anxious creditors on Friday for the second time...
PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2019 05:50 AM

Challenger enters luxury audio market with concept store in ION Orchard

FOR all the buzz that e-commerce gets, retail industry veteran Loo Leong Thye remains...
PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2019 05:50 AM

Falcon Energy suspends coupon payment, share trading as it embarks on debt revamp

OFFSHORE and marine company Falcon Energy Group announced during the midday trading break...
PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2019 05:50 AM

Post-Viva merger, ESR-Reit focuses efforts on Singapore assets

ESR-Reit, now one of the largest industrial Reits here with S$3 billion in property value...
PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2019 05:50 AM

Dividend proposal stokes fires of takeover tussle for Stanmore Coal

A DIVIDEND announcement may have, unusually, brought some investors more headache than...
PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2019 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

THE deputy CEO of drinks maker Yeo Hiap Seng retires on Saturday, according to a bourse...
PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2019 05:50 AM

Netflix investors hit pause button as sales growth slows

NETFLIX Inc's Bird Box, You and other new programmes helped attract millions more...
PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2019 05:50 AM

FCOT's Q1 DPU flat at S$0.024

FRASERS Commercial Trust will pay a distribution per unit (DPU) of 2.4 Singapore cents...
PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2019 05:50 AM

Asia's richest man outlines plan to take on Amazon in India

RELIANCE Industries will roll out its online shopping platform to 1.2 million retailers...
PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2019 05:50 AM
STOCKS

STI ends mixed week in positive territory

POSITIVE news on Thursday that the US is considering lifting tariffs and offering a...
PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2019 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

DUE to a loan restructuring, ThaiBev now effectively owns 53 per cent of Sabeco, the...
PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2019 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Wendy Tang to join Knight Frank as group MD from April

KNIGHT Frank Singapore has appointed real estate veteran Wendy Tang as group managing...
PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2019 05:50 AM

Huge North Korean beach resort 'nearing completion'

A GIANT beach resort in North Korea is nearing completion, a US monitor said on Thursday...
PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2019 05:50 AM

Buffett's real estate brokerage expands into Italy

BERKSHIRE Hathaway's real estate brokerage is pushing into Italy, just a year after...
PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2019 05:50 AM

The 3 Ls of real estate to watch in 2019

TRADE tensions between the United States and China, strains in the EU caused by Brexit...
PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2019 05:50 AM

Foreign investors on record China property spree

FOREIGN investors are increasing their presence in China's commercial real estate...
PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2019 05:50 AM

Microsoft pledges US$500m to ease Washington State's housing crunch

MICROSOFT has pledged US$500 million for loans and grants aimed at ramping up...
PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2019 05:50 AM

Reits

Highest-yielding real estate investment trusts
PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2019 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

THE BROAD VIEW

Huawei CFO enjoys life of luxury while under arrest

MENG Wanzhou steps out of her US$4.2 million Vancouver mansion, a GPS monitor strapped to...
PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2019 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

DISRUPTED

Fun with DNA, flying taxis: 2 visions for the future?

MY DNA test results came back this week from the lab of Orig3n, an American consumer...
PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2019 05:50 AM
THE FINISH LINE

Can Liverpool be toppled from their EPL perch ?

WITH 22 games played and 16 to go, it is Liverpool that find themselves perched proudly...
PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2019 05:50 AM
SATURDAY SOAPBOX

Why social media may be really bad for you

LAST Christmas, I sent a loving, warm-the-cockles-of-your-heart WhatsApp message to my...
PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2019 05:50 AM
MANAGEMENT UNLEASHED

Assembling the best team

THE mantra that "your people are your most important assets" is nowhere more...
PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2019 05:50 AM

The world's loneliest frog finds his mate

ROMEO was made for love, as all animals are. But for years he couldn't find it. It...
PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2019 05:50 AM
SASS AND THE CITY

World_Record_Egg finds its purpose

We live on the future: "tomorrow," "later on," "when you have...
PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2019 05:50 AM
THE STEERING COLUMN

Mercedes-Benz C 180 Coupe review: Sporting a baby bump

LITTLE tykes leave me cold (yes, including yours), but I've always been a sucker for...
PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2019 05:50 AM

THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

Embracing differences

THERE were three things that Yolanda Conyers' father - a ship's cook who...
PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2019 05:50 AM

INVESTING & WEALTH

Hedge funds rush back to stocks with leverage up the most since 2017

IF December was a crisis of confidence rivalling 2008 for professionals in the stock...
PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2019 05:50 AM
THIS TIME IS DIFFERENT

Your investment outlook vs the consensus one

IT'S a good idea from time to time to pause and assess how similar your investment...
PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2019 05:50 AM
CFA SINGAPORE INSIGHTS

On bubbles, reflexivity, and narrative economics

NOBEL laureate and Yale economics don Robert J Shiller has shown remarkable prescience...
PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2019 05:50 AM
GOLD REPORT

Trading conditions positive for the metal

The Brexit saga dominated headlines this week as UK Prime Minister Theresa May suffered a...
PUBLISHED Jan 19, 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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