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Forecasters unanimous: US-China trade war bad for economy - Reuters Poll
Andrew Hammond - The U.S. economy will expand at a robust pace in coming quarters but slow to 2 percent by the end of 2019, according to forecasters polled by Reuters who unanimously said the escalating trade war with China was bad economic policy.
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Mapletree Logistics Trust prices S$375m placement at S$1.21 apiece near cheap end of talk
Leila Lai - MAPLETREE Logistics Trust (MLT) has completed its private placement that was launched on Wednesday and will issue about 309.9 million new units at an issue price of S$1.21 per new unit to raise S$375 million, the trust said in a Singapore Exchange (SGX) filing on Thursday.
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Mapletree Logistics Trust issues 309.9m units at S$1.21 apiece, plans advanced distribution
Leila Lai - MAPLETREE Logistics Trust (MLT) has completed its private placement that was launched on Wednesday and will issue about 309.9 million new units at an issue price of S$1.21 per new unit, the trust said in a Singapore Exchange (SGX) filing on Thursday.
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Keppel Land unit takes 40% stake in Nanjing residential project for 1.4b yuan
Vivien Shiao - KEPPEL Corp's China real estate unit is buying a 40 per cent stake in the development of a prime residential site in Nanjing, China, for about 1.41 billion Chinese yuan (S$283 million).
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mm2 Asia conducts strategic review, exploring possibility of foreign listing
Michelle Zhu - SINGAPORE (Sept 20): mm2 Asia, whose CEO Chang Long Jong is on The Edge Singapore's cover this week, has appointed Haitong International Securities to conduct a strategic review of the group’s businesses. Through the review process, mm2 aims to enhance its corporate profile, branding and market aw ...
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Ascott Reit buys prime greenfield site for S$62.4m to build first co-living property in one-north
Leila Lai - ASCOTT Residence Trust (Ascott Reit) has acquired a prime greenfield site at Nepal Hill in Singapore's research and innovation business hub one-north for S$62.4 million, the company announced on Thursday morning.
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Alibaba's Jack Ma says can't meet promise to create 1 million US jobs
Reuters - SAN FRANCISCO (Sept 20): Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma said the company can no longer meet its promise to create one million jobs in the United States due to US-China trade tensions, Chinese news agency Xinhua reported on Wednesday. Ma had met US President Donald Trump two years ago and laid out the Chin ...
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Keppel in JV with China's Gemdale to develop prime residential site in Nanjing
Michelle Zhu - SINGAPORE (Sept 20): Keppel Land China, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel group’s property arm, Keppel Land, has formed a joint venture with Gemdale Corporation to develop an 8.8 hectare prime residential site in Nanjing, China.  Through a share purchase agreement (SPA) signed with Gemdale’ ...
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Ascott REIT to build 324-unit coliving property at $62.4 mil one-north site
PC Lee - SINGAPORE (Sept 20): Ascott Residence Trust (Ascott REIT) has acquired a prime greenfield site at one-north for $62.4 million to build its first co-living property. To be named lyf one-north Singapore, the property will offer 324 units. It is slated to achieve Temporary Occupation Permit by 2020 and ...
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Facebook building a 'war room' to battle election meddling
Andrew Hammond - Facebook on Wednesday said it will have a "war room" up and running on its Silicon Valley campus to quickly repel efforts to use the social network to meddle in upcoming elections.
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Chart of the Day: Flexible workspace operators doubled their average lease size to 26,579 sq ft in 2018
Staff Reporter - Submitted By:  Luz Wendy Noble Case Study:  No They leased just about 11,780 sq ft on average in 2015. This chart from Colliers International shows that average location size leased by flexible workspace operators in Singapore inched up since 2015. The 2018 YTD average size leased is ...
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Daily Briefing: Ministerial pay computation unveiled amidst falsehood claims; Better pay awaits lift technicians
Staff Reporter - Submitted By:  Luz Wendy Noble Case Study:  No And a CBD shophouse is up for sale at $13.8m. From Human Resources Online: State-run website Factually cleared out the myths on ministerial pay computation amidst several falsehoods claims on pay transparency. One of the oft discussed topics ...
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Trump intends to nominate ex-Fed economist Liang for Fed board seat: White House
Andrew Hammond - WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump intends to nominate former Federal Reserve economist Nellie Liang to the U.S. central bank’s board of governors, the White House said on Wednesday. Earlier, two White House officials speaking on condition of anonymity told Reuters that Liang has a strong ...
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Google Mini captures top spot in connected speaker market: Survey
Andrew Hammond - WASHINGTON: Google Home Mini has vaulted to the top spot in the global market for connected speakers, edging out a rival device from Amazon, a survey showed Wednesday (Sep 19). The Strategy Analytics report for the second quarter of 2018 showed the smallest device from Google captured 20 per cent .. ...
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Canada PM urges some US flexibility in NAFTA, talks seen slow
Andrew Hammond - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday he wanted to see flexibility from the United States if the two sides are to reach a deal on renewing NAFTA, which Washington insists must be finished by the end of the month.
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Trump nominates ex-Fed economist Liang for Fed board seat: officials
Andrew Hammond - U.S. President Donald Trump is set to nominate former Federal Reserve economist Nellie Liang to the central bank’s board of governors, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing a person familiar with the matter.
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Waterloo Apartments up for sale at S$115m
Leila Lai - WATERLOO Apartments at 64 Waterloo Street is the latest site to be put up for collective sale, and the first one with outline planning permission for hotel use, marketing agent Cushman & Wakefield said in a press statement on Wednesday.
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China will not resort to massive stimulus, yuan devaluation: PM Li
Virginie Mangin - CHINA will not resort to a massive stimulus as it did in 2008 to boost its economy, Prime Minister Li Keqiang said in his opening speech at the summer edition of the World Economic Forum held in Tianjin on Wednesday.
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BT's video series looks at growth of e-payments
Lim Li Shian - FORGET your cash and credit cards.
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MAS warns of second site soliciting Bitcoin investments
Nisha Ramchandani - THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has warned of a second fraudulent website that has been soliciting investments in Bitcoins, using fabricated comments attributed to MAS chairman and Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam.
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Trump has put the US and China on the cusp of a new cold war
Mark Landler - PRESIDENT Donald Trump is confident that the United States is winning its trade war with China. But on both sides of the Pacific, a bleaker recognition is taking hold: The world's two largest economies are in the opening stages of a new economic Cold War, one that could persist well after Mr T ...
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The economy and its impact on US voters
Leon Hadar - WHEN political strategist James Carville coined the phrase "It's the economy, stupid!" as the theme of Bill Clinton's successful 1992 presidential campaign against sitting president George H W Bush, he echoed the view of the majority of American political scientists, that the co ...
2 days ago
Diverse board crucial in fast-changing world: Bloomberg
Janice Heng - TO stay nimble in today's complex, fast-changing environment, companies need diverse boards to inform their decision-making, says Bloomberg chairman Peter Grauer.
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Mastercard inks global sponsorship deal with world's largest e-sport
Wong Kai Yi - GLOBAL payments company Mastercard announced on Wednesday it has signed a multi-year global sponsorship deal with video game developer Riot Games to become the first global sponsor for computer game League of Legends, touted as the largest e-sport in the world.
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4Fingers acquires 50% stake in Aussie brand Mad Mex
Vivien Shiao - SINGAPORE fried chicken chain 4Fingers announced that it has acquired a 50 per cent stake in Mad Mex Fresh Mexican Grill (Mad Mex), an Australian brand of Mexican eateries, for an undisclosed sum.
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Cooling measures make it harder to clear new housing stock: Redas
Yunita Ong - THE nearly 46,000 private residential units that could become available for sale in 2019 and 2020 would take about five years to be absorbed by the market - and this is barring unforseen circumstances.
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DBS ramps up project finance deals on Asia infrastructure
Siow Li Sen - DBS Bank is beefing up its project finance team to get a share of Asia's huge infrastructure development needs.
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Singapore among best Asian cities for technology companies: report
Leila Lai - SINGAPORE is the second-best city for technology companies looking to establish or expand operations in Asia, according to a report published on Wednesday by real estate services and investment management company Colliers International.
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Synthetic identity fraud: Exposing the modern-day Frankenstein monster
Alisdair Faulkner - WHO are these Frankenstein monsters walking silently in our midst? Like Mary Shelley's original character, they are made up of parts of real people.
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Are there risks to having too many Jardine units in the STI?
Annabeth Leow - WHEN Dairy Farm International joins the Straits Times Index (STI) on Sept 24 at the expense of StarHub, it will be the second index reshuffle this year, following Venture Corp's replacement of Global Logistic Properties in January.
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Straits Trading expands into logistics sector in Australia
Lee Meixian - THE Straits Trading Company (STC) is expanding its presence Down Under by setting up a joint venture with Australian property development and investment management business Commercial & General to develop, own and manage logistics properties and ancillary business space.
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SGX-listed Geo Energy eyes dual primary listing in Hong Kong
Anita Gabriel - SINGAPORE-LISTED Indonesian coal miner Geo Energy Resources has set its heart on a dual primary listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX), hoping that its stock may be rewarded with better liquidity and improved valuation.
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Nicholas Chua moves up to deputy CEO at Ho Bee
Kenneth Lim - HO Bee Land has promoted group director of business development Nicholas Chua to the role of deputy chief executive and appointed executive director Ong Chong Hua to the additional role of chief operating officer.
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Alliance Mineral puts dual listing plans on hold
Leila Lai - ALLIANCE Mineral Assets has shelved plans to seek a dual listing as a merged entity with Tawana Resources on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), the mining company said in a Singapore Exchange (SGX) announcement on Wednesday. Alliance will remain listed on the SGX.
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SembMarine to build a dozen LNG-hybrid tugs to replace existing diesel-powered ones
Tan Hwee Hwee - YARD group Sembcorp Marine is investing in a fleet of liquefied natural gas (LNG)-hybrid powered tugs, which would allow its operations to comply with emission targets being rolled out by the International Maritime Organization, the industry's overarching regulatory body.






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