Thursday, Nov 28, 2019

TOP STORIES

STARTUPS: BT EXCLUSIVE

Indonesia's startup scene exploding, but exits are another story

IN A neighbourhood nestled within South Jakarta, 37-year-old Romana operates a small...

PUBLISHED Nov 28, 2019 05:50 AM

Australian dollar set to fall further to 0.9 against Singapore dollar

AUSTRALIAN-DOLLAR bears are probably on the prowl, with pundits expecting the currency...

PUBLISHED Nov 28, 2019 05:50 AM

The business of bringing up baby

BRINGING up baby is taking on a different dimension among enterprising mothers who are...

PUBLISHED Nov 28, 2019 05:50 AM

3rd-party government vendors to be subject to PDPA

THIRD-party vendors handling government data and who misuse personal data will come...

PUBLISHED Nov 28, 2019 05:50 AM

Ex-STB chief to fill Sports Hub hot seat

THE Sports Hub Pte Ltd (SHPL), the consortium that manages the S$1.33 billion...

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Singapore services business receipts grow 1.9% in Q3

SINGAPORE’S services industries continued to see their takings go up in the third...

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Clifford Capital launches platform for Asian infrastructure debt

FOLLOWING the success of its pilot issuance of Asia's first infrastructure project...

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CPFIS funds deliver 0.18% returns for Q3 despite global worries

AMID global market uncertainties, funds under the Central Provident Fund Investment...

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OPINION

How to survive and thrive in China's smart cities

CHINA has become the world's largest market for smart city projects, which the Chinese...

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COMPANIES & MARKETS

SPH Reit sees potential in Aussie acquisition

UNITHOLDERS questioned SPH Reit's manager on its plans for the Reit's latest proposed...

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UBS is tactical 'overweight' on Asia ex-Japan equities in 2020

ASIA'S largest wealth manager UBS has taken a tactical "overweight" allocation on Asia...

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SGX lowers rates to spur scrip borrowing and lending activities

THE Singapore Exchange (SGX) will replace the fixed rates for its securities borrowing...

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StarHub partners Perx to drive digital loyalty programme

SINGAPORE telco StarHub has inked a partnership with homegrown startup Perx...

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Hiap Seng narrows Q2 losses, to undergo restructuring

HIAP Seng Engineering narrowed its losses to S$8.5 million from S$22.3 million for the...

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Corporate digest

WATER treatment firm Hyflux's subsidiary has been discharged from a contract for a...

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STOCKS

Singapore shares rise on trade deal hopes

HOPES that a US-China "Phase One" trade deal would be a reality before the year ends...

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CURRENCIES

US dollar boosted by trade deal optimism

THE US dollar pushed higher on Wednesday and flirted with the US$1.10 level against...

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REAL ESTATE

One Holland Village Residences units to go on sale this weekend

SELECTED units of One Holland Village Residences, developed by Far East Organization,...

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URA's latest master plan formalised after review of proposals

AN URBAN masterplan that will guide Singapore's development in the next 10 to 15 years...

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Hyundai gets approval to build South Korea's tallest skyscraper

THE Seoul city government has approved the long-delayed construction of Hyundai Motor...

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US new home sales down unexpectedly in October

US consumer confidence fell for a fourth straight month in November amid worries about...

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Credit Suisse fund selling upmarket Swiss hotels at a discount

A Credit Suisse fund is selling several Swiss properties "at a slight discount",...

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BANKING & FINANCE

Global risk binge is giving central bankers the shudders

GLOBAL central banks are approaching the end of the year with a collective shudder at...

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Banks at forefront of Australia's share-sale boom

AUSTRALIAN banks are topping up share sales in a rush to bolster their capital,...

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TECHNOLOGY

China's ByteDance to separate its TikTok app amid US probe

BYTEDANCE has stepped up efforts to separate its social media app TikTok from much of...

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Facebook buys maker of hit VR game Beat Saber

FACEBOOK-OWNED Oculus on Tuesday said it is buying the studio behind hit virtual...

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Malaysian mobile operator targets US$500m in IPO

U MOBILE Sdn Bhd, a Malaysian mobile service provider, is planning to raise about US$...

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CONSUMER

Cyber Monday deals usurping dominance of Black Friday

CASEY Scott refuses to shop on Black Friday and, he says, there's no discount deep...

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Metro to launch store on e-commerce platform Lazada on Black Friday

PROPERTY investment and retail group Metro Holdings is launching its Metro LazMall...

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TRANSPORT

Electric car battery supply at risk due to feuding Korean companies

IN 2018, South Korea's SK Innovation beat its larger, local rival LG Chem to a...

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HK's MTR poised to rally after Goldman 'buy' recommendation

MTR Corp is poised to recover quickly when Hong Kong's situation eventually settles,...

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FAA retaining authority to sign off on all new Boeing 737 Max planes

UNITED States aviation regulators will conduct the final approval of factory-fresh...

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Lincoln's electric SUV to use Rivian's 'skateboard' chassis: sources

A BATTERY-powered Lincoln SUV, due in mid-2022, will be the first Ford Motor Co...

PUBLISHED Nov 28, 2019 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

LATEST US DATA

US Q3 GDP growth beats forecasts at 2.1%

US ECONOMIC growth picked up slightly in the third quarter, rather than slowing as...

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New EC chief vows to fight climate change, boost growth

GERMANY'S Ursula von der Leyen vowed on Wednesday to fight the threat of climate...

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China says developed countries lack 'political will' on climate goals

CHINA on Wednesday accused developed countries, including the US, of doing too little...

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Thailand reverses ban on weed killer linked to cancer

THAILAND reversed a decision on Wednesday to ban a controversial weedkiller and...

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LIFE & CULTURE

COMPANY OF GOOD

Building a City of Good

AS a child, Leow Shu Mei never felt that there was anything wrong or different about...

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Mass Participation World conference returns with inaugural awards

RARELY does a week go by in Singapore without some sort of mass participation sports...

PUBLISHED Nov 28, 2019 05:50 AM

OPINION

Investing in Myanmar? Do due diligence

RISK and opportunity have always accompanied investors in Myanmar. The recent...

PUBLISHED Nov 28, 2019 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Singapore agri-food innovation an area of new growth opportunities

SINGAPORE's endeavours in the agri-food space, led by an imperative to cut over-...

PUBLISHED Nov 28, 2019 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Governing Britain - a complicated process

SINGAPORE has had a lot of criticism about its fairness of government since...

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Using technology to stop human trafficking

IT WAS in December 1865, exactly 154 years ago, that slavery was legally outlawed in...

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Black Friday: The cost of downtime at peak shopping season

THE increasing importance of data adds three very real risks to companies - downtime,...

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US could be dragged into fighting between Israel and Iran

OCTOBER 1973 is recalled as the month during which the Watergate Scandal was beginning...

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BREAKING NEWS

Dec 7, 2019 02:17 PM

Bloomberg says presidential rivals criticising his fortune could have made their own

[NEW YORK] Michael Bloomberg on Friday brushed back critiques about his wealth and bristled at the suggestion that...

Dec 7, 2019 01:47 PM

New trade group of startup investors who don't focus on flipping

[NEW YORK] Attracting venture capital (VC) has rarely been easier for well-connected tech guys in hoodies, but it's...

Dec 7, 2019 01:41 PM

Pemex announces discovery of 'giant' crude oil deposit

[MEXICO CITY] Mexican state oil company Pemex said on Friday it has discovered a deposit in southeastern Mexico that...

Dec 7, 2019 01:38 PM

Deutsche Bank staffers cleared but bank fined in money laundering case

[BERLIN] Frankfurt prosecutors have dropped an investigation into two Deutsche Bank employees accused of aiding tax...

Dec 7, 2019 01:23 PM

Power producer PG&E reaches US$13.5b agreement with victims of California wildfires

[BENGALURU] Bankrupt California power producer Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) said on Friday it had...

Dec 7, 2019 01:15 PM

Banana taped to a wall sells for US$120,000 at Miami art fair

[NEW YORK] Sales zipped ahead during the early hours of the VIP opening at this week's Art Basel Miami Beach, the...

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