Saturday, Mar 16, 2019

TOP STORIES

Fatter commissions, Cross Island Line help boost Feb condo sales

HIGHER commissions to incentivise property agents may have worked some magic in...

PUBLISHED Mar 16, 2019 05:50 AM

Personal data of over 800,000 Singapore blood donors exposed online

THE personal data of over 800,000 blood donors was exposed online over nine weeks...

PUBLISHED Mar 16, 2019 05:50 AM

Dark clouds loom for private equity in Asia-Pacific even as deal value hits new high

WHILE Asia-Pacific private equity deal value and exit value in 2018 reached record...

PUBLISHED Mar 16, 2019 05:50 AM

Wage Credit Scheme: S$600m for more than 90,000 employers

MORE than 90,000 employers - most of them small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) -...

PUBLISHED Mar 16, 2019 05:50 AM
BT EXCLUSIVE

Gojek on track to launch integrated suite of benefits for its drivers

GOJEK is recruiting drivers for an innovation group, the latest in a series of recent...

PUBLISHED Mar 16, 2019 05:50 AM

White supremacist, right-wing chatter abuzz before shooting

ONLINE accounts linked to the gun attacks that killed 49 people and wounded at least...

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China ready to use more policy tools to boost economy

THE Chinese government has additional monetary policy measures that it can take to...

PUBLISHED Mar 16, 2019 05:50 AM

Back the Brexit deal or face long delay, May's deputy warns MPs

PRIME Minister Theresa May's deputy warned lawmakers on Friday that unless they...

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Global gloom forces BOJ to temper its outlook

THE Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Friday but tempered its optimism that...

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Osim marks 40 years in grand style

LIFESTYLE products group Osim Intenational held its 40th anniversary on Wednesday at a...

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COMPANIES & MARKETS

Keppel Infra Trust ups equity fundraising to S$500.8m on strong demand

KEPPEL Infrastructure Trust (KIT) has upped the size of its latest equity fundraising...

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DBS snags ex-BoS private banker

DBS has hired former Bank of Singapore (BoS) banker Lee Woon Shiu as the new regional...

PUBLISHED Mar 16, 2019 05:50 AM

AIA Singapore raises operating after-tax gain by 7% to US$558m

AIA Singapore clocked a 7 per cent increase in full-year operating profit after tax to...

PUBLISHED Mar 16, 2019 05:50 AM

Jawala posts flat half-year profits

CATALIST-LISTED timber company Jawala saw flattish earnings for the half-year - even...

PUBLISHED Mar 16, 2019 05:50 AM

It's lights up at Sembcorp's Myanmar power plant

SEMBCORP Industries officially opened its first project in Myanmar today - the US$310...

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Corporate digest

Eneco Energy, formerly known as Ramba Energy, has applied for an extension of time to...

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Neo Group breaks ground on high-tech HQ and plans to lease space to F&B startups

NEO Group will be consolidating its operations at a new, high-tech headquarters and...

PUBLISHED Mar 16, 2019 05:50 AM

H&M shares slip after quarterly sales rise fails to allay concerns

SHARES in Sweden's H&M, the world's second-biggest fashion retailer,...

PUBLISHED Mar 16, 2019 05:50 AM

Businessman Henry Wee makes S$0.158 a share cash offer for Fabchem China

SINGAPOREAN businessman Henry Wee has launched a conditional cash offer for shares of...

PUBLISHED Mar 16, 2019 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Crackdown on banks gives Hong Kong an IPO edge

IT may have taken a while, but Hong Kong finally showcased an investor-protection edge...

PUBLISHED Mar 16, 2019 05:50 AM

Citi inks 2-year tie-up with Singapore National Paralympic Council

This tie-up stems from Citi's global agreement with the International Paralympic...

PUBLISHED Mar 16, 2019 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Singapore shares end the week marginally higher

WHILE Brexit dominated the headlines this week, markets in Asia focused mostly on...

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Brokers' take

Sheng Siong's same-store sales growth (SSSG) may see some downward pressure from...

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REAL ESTATE

Council for Estate Agencies to get new head on April 24

THE Council for Estate Agencies (CEA) will have a new executive director on April 24...

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US new home sales fall more than expected in January

SALES of new US single-family homes fell more than expected in January, suggesting...

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China will allow cities to set their own property taxes

CHINA will allow cities to set their own property taxes instead of requiring them to...

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Qatar approves foreigner property rule

QATAR'S cabinet has approved proposals to allow foreigners to own property and be...

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Reits

Highest-yielding real estate investment trusts

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Citi-backed mortgage startup takes space at New York's World Trade Center

BETTER.COM, the home-financing startup backed by Citigroup and other major financial...

PUBLISHED Mar 16, 2019 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

THE BROAD VIEW

More trouble at the top for Facebook

Two of Facebook's top executives - one regarded as the company's No. 3, and...

PUBLISHED Mar 16, 2019 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

THE BROAD VIEW

Black box politics: How national pride intrudes on crash probes

THE EgyptAir flight to Cairo had barely cleared the New York coast when it...

PUBLISHED Mar 16, 2019 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

THE FINISH LINE

One Championship's ready for a new era in Japan

THE One Championship juggernaut saunters into Japan in a fortnight's time, with...

PUBLISHED Mar 16, 2019 05:50 AM
SASS AND THE CITY

Plain lessons from the ordinary hipster

THERE are few greater joys than finding life lessons from a defeated hipster.

PUBLISHED Mar 16, 2019 05:50 AM
MANAGEMENT UNLEASHED

Creating an open corporate culture

"ALL wages, bonus payments and prerequisites given to an employee as payment for...

PUBLISHED Mar 16, 2019 05:50 AM

Why creativity thrives when you goof off

NOT everything in life can be achieved with hard work. Creative insights have the...

PUBLISHED Mar 16, 2019 05:50 AM
THE STEERING COLUMN

Audi A6 3.0 TFSI review: Edge of tomorrow

CHOOSING a big executive sedan here is a lot like buying a flagship smartphone. There...

PUBLISHED Mar 16, 2019 05:50 AM
HEALTH

Snoring, sleep apnoea and other sleep disorders

'SIMPLE' snoring is defined as noisy breathing during sleep with no proven...

PUBLISHED Mar 16, 2019 05:50 AM

THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

The Accidental Restaurateur

FOR some reason, the word "restaurateur" doesn't sit well with Desmond...

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INVESTING & WEALTH

The rise of Silicon Valley's new breed of entrepreneurs

RILEY Newman, a former head of data science at Airbnb, set out in mid-2017 to raise a...

PUBLISHED Mar 16, 2019 05:50 AM
CFA SINGAPORE INSIGHTS

Paul Volcker on conflicts, ethics, and the US banking industry

IN his recent memoir, Keeping At It, Paul Volcker gave me a greater perspective on the...

PUBLISHED Mar 16, 2019 05:50 AM
GOLD REPORT

Gold prices seesaw between US equity vigour and Brexit woes

GOLD prices exhibited choppy trading conditions as market sentiments shifted between...

PUBLISHED Mar 16, 2019 05:50 AM
THE FOOL’S EYE

Why the defence business makes for a defensive play

WAR is not something that anyone likes to think about or get involved in. Most of us,...

PUBLISHED Mar 16, 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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