Thursday, Mar 14, 2019

TOP STORIES

China-US trade war biggest wildcard for Singapore economy

PRIVATE-SECTOR economists cited the US-China trade war as the biggest wildcard that...

PUBLISHED Mar 14, 2019 05:50 AM

Contrarian chefs' backstories

RISHI Naleendra used to daydream about getting a Michelin star. Then he got one, and...

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BREXIT CRISIS: NEWS ANALYSIS

Latest rejection of May's Brexit deal opens up several scenarios

DAILY Mail cartoonist Paul Thomas' slug line in a cartoon for the Daily Mail...

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Pound's yo-yo causing headaches; DBS strategist urges defensive stance

THE see-sawing of the British pound as the fate of Brexit vacillates has been...

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MAS seeks 'good long-term returns' on reserves through balanced asset allocation

THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) seeks to achieve "good long-term...

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Insurtech startup CXA raises US$25m, expects to break even next year

SINGAPORE-BASED insurtech startup CXA Group has raised US$25 million in a bridge...

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New training programme offers bite-sized learning for busy SME bosses

THERE is now little excuse for busy owners of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs...

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BT's Angela Tan wins Excellence in Journalism award

A READER of The Business Times (BT), writing on behalf of over 100 retail investors,...

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Fed bars 2 ex-Goldman executives in 1MDB scandal

THE Federal Reserve on Tuesday barred two former Goldman Sachs executives from working...

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Asean increasingly important to US firms: AmCham survey

NOW, more than ever before, economic ties with the United States rely not just on what...

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COMPANIES & MARKETS

HOCK LOCK SIEW

High time Singapore sets up proper whistleblower laws, protection

THE Australian parliament recently passed a host of amendments to the country's...

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Gold bulls could spark interest in Singapore-listed miners

WASH, rinse and repeat - gold bulls are charging in once again, emboldened in recent...

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Singapore, US derivative trading venues deemed comparable

IN A win for cross-border market regulation, Singapore regulators and their US...

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SingPost may wind down or sell US e-commerce unit: analysts

SINGAPORE Post Ltd is likely to wind down or sell its loss-making US e-commerce...

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Asia boosts Prudential profit, demerger of British business making progress

BRITAIN'S biggest insurer, Prudential, reported an above-forecast 6 per cent rise...

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Singapore moving into IPO radar with rising interest in Asean: PwC poll

WHILE the top listing destinations that issuers will consider beyond their home...

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UOB prices Singapore's first Panda bond at 3.49%

UNITED Overseas Bank (UOB) has successfully priced the first Panda bond from Singapore...

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Corporate digest

VIBRANT Group has pulled itself back into the black for the quarter ended Jan 31, 2019...

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STOCKS

Asia markets will keep eye on China data

THE RESULT of Wednesday's UK parliamentary vote on Brexit will be among the key...

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Brokers' take

While we acknowledge that increased weighting of China in MSCI EM indices is a key...

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CURRENCIES

Aussie dollar retreats again on concerns over economy

THE Australian dollar skidded lower on Wednesday after a consumer confidence gauge...

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REAL ESTATE

Claremont Hotel back on market with lower asking price

CLAREMONT Hotel, a freehold eight-storey development along Serangoon Road, is back on...

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'Beehive' housing opens in Barcelona on the sly

FOR the past few weeks, Harry Kajevic has been sleeping in a 2.4 square metre capsule...

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Condo, HDB rents stagnate in Feb as leasing volumes drop

THE rental market for non-landed private properties and HDB flats in Singapore...

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Singapore co-working space reaches next level of luxury

THE Great Room's co-working space in Singapore's Centennial Tower doesn...

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BANKING & FINANCE

Emerging Asia's top bonds get fresh impetus from new governor

THE new and more dovish Philippine central bank governor could reward the country...

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Japan's top life insurer taps derivatives to fight low yields

IN A WORLD of falling bond yields and rising hedging costs, Japan's leading life...

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ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Malaysia bauxite miners must conduct environmental study

MALAYSIA said that bauxite miners must each conduct a study on the environmental...

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Six foreign-controlled miners to start divestments in 'near future': Indonesia

SIX foreign-controlled miners operating in Indonesia, including PT Vale Indonesia and...

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Trading surge in oil options creates a whirl of speculation

GLOBAL oil options markets this week were the busiest since November after a flurry of...

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Asian jet fuel profit margins hit over 8-month low on weak demand

ASIAN refining margins for jet fuel dropped for a second straight session on Wednesday...

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TECHNOLOGY

British panel calls for stricter antitrust rules on tech giants

THE expanding power of technology companies has become a talking point in the US...

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iPhone trends going from 'bad to worse': Longbow Research

APPLE Inc. continues to struggle with iPhone demand, particularly in China, with...

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Facebook deletes, then restores Warren's ads

SENATOR Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts Democrat vying for the presidency, didn...

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CONSUMER

Top American universities shun cash from Huawei under Trump pressure

TOP US universities are shunning research money from Huawei Technologies Co amid...

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Adidas expects supply chain problems to rein in H1 sales growth

ADIDAS expects supply chain issues to hit sales growth in the first half of the year,...

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China likely to boost pork imports; spurs rally in US hog futures

CHINA, the world's biggest consumer of pork, appears poised to boost imports,...

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TRANSPORT

US says 'no basis' to ground 737 MAX jets

THE United States said there is "no basis" to ground Boeing 737 MAX...

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Cathay Pacific posts HK$2.35b profit after two years of losses

HONG KONG'S Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd reported a HK$2.35 billion (S$405.9...

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Nissan HR exec exits as Ghosn power structure is dismantled

A SENIOR Nissan Motor Co human resources executive left the carmaker as part of a...

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GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Hammond says Brexit war chest has grown

BRITAIN on Wednesday slashed its 2019 economic growth forecast, as Finance Minister...

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Singapore top in Asia-Pacific for quality of living and personal safety: survey

SINGAPORE has come out tops for the highest quality of living in Asia-Pacific, also...

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Japan's machinery orders fall as trade war bites

JAPAN'S machinery orders fell in January at the fastest pace in four months as...

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LATEST US DATA

Core US capital goods orders beat forecasts with 0.8% jump in January

NEW orders for key US-made capital goods rose by the most in six months in January and...

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COMMENTARY

Why Kim Jong Un might not care for the riches Trump is promising

PRESIDENT Donald Trump has spent a lot of time trying to convince Kim Jong Un that...

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LIFE & CULTURE

Singtel ramps up e-sports support and community initiatives ahead of SEA Games

WITH e-sports officially a medal event at this year's Southeast Asian Games (SEA...

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Vietnam's elephant race draws cheers and critics' jeers

MAHOUT Y Hoi Bya sits atop his elephant, whacking him with a large stick to urge him...

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Your surrounds may be safer but your immune system has never been weaker

SHOULD you use anti-bacterial soap or hand sanitisers? No. Are we taking too many...

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OPINION

Brexit defeat could end May's premiership

THERESA May's premiership is hanging by the threads after the House of Commons...

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EDITORIAL

Aviation authorities are best placed to decide whether or not to ground jets

FOLLOWING the crash of the Ethiopian Airlines commercial jet soon after take-off on...

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THE BOTTOM LINE

Trump's nepotism chipping away at America's democracy

IN some ways, it was the same for all of us. As your parent is campaigning for the...

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It's game over for traditional banking as we know it

Historically, traditional banks believed that their captive customers, relatively...

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COMMENTARY

The challenge of monetary policy independence

THE United States Federal Reserve has done it again. In 2018, the prospect of higher...

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COMMENTARY

Bribes to get into Yale and Stanford fly in the face of social mobility

ONE of the funniest stories I ever heard about the college admissions madness came...

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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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