The Business Times
A Porsche at hand
Sat, 23 Jun 2018 05:50:00 +0800
WHEN uttered, the word Porsche evokes images of rolling hills, an infinite ribbon of tarmac, and the unmistakeable sound of a roaring flat-six motor nestled deep inside a sleek, purposeful sports car: the Porsche 911. A product of years of evolution, the 911 is a symbol of status, a sign that whoever is driving it is on the top of the world, driving not a car but precision machinery, scything its way through the south of France.
Swedes just love to get technology under their skin
Sat, 23 Jun 2018 05:50:00 +0800
THOUSANDS of people in Sweden have inserted microchips, which can function as contactless credit cards, key cards and even rail cards, into their bodies. Once the chip is underneath your skin, there is no longer any need to worry about misplacing a card or carrying a heavy wallet. But for many people, the idea of carrying a microchip in their body feels more dystopian than practical.
Hysteria, Coined
Sat, 23 Jun 2018 05:50:00 +0800
What many have observed - and warned against - is the aggressive window-dressing that has drummed up hype for the ICO market. Many ICOs have a dodgy reputation, observers say.
Malaysia picks ex-1MDB investigator as central bank chief
Sat, 23 Jun 2018 05:50:00 +0800
A MALAYSIAN official who probed the 1MDB mega-scandal which helped topple the corruption-plagued former regime has been named the new central bank governor, the government said Friday.
Ringgit's fair value now the same as during 1998 Asia crisis: Mahathir
Sat, 23 Jun 2018 05:50:00 +0800
MALAYSIAN Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said the ringgit's fair value now is the same as the peg his previous government established in 1998 during the Asian financial crisis.
Largest US banks eye more share buybacks, investments after clearing 1st stress test stage
Sat, 23 Jun 2018 05:50:00 +0800
THE 35 largest US banks are poised to put more money towards dividends, share buybacks and business investments, after clearing the first stage of an annual regulatory stress test on Thursday, showing they have enough capital to withstand an extreme recession.
Opec agrees to modest hike in oil supply after Iran softens stance
Sat, 23 Jun 2018 05:50:00 +0800
OPEC members have agreed on a combined increase in crude oil output of one million barrels per day, the oil minister of the cartel's kingpin Saudi Arabia said Friday.
EU slaps revenge tariffs on US as trade war erupts
Sat, 23 Jun 2018 05:50:00 +0800
THE European Union (EU) slapped revenge tariffs on iconic US products including bourbon, jeans and motorcycles on Friday in its opening salvo in a trade war with US President Donald Trump.
Off to San Francisco for Hashida Sushi's next phase of growth
Sat, 23 Jun 2018 05:50:00 +0800
HE may have exited Hashida Sushi in Singapore, but the chef who made it one of the most popular Japanese restaurants in town is set to literally export his name overseas.
Selegie Centre, Peace Centre trying for en bloc sale again
Sat, 23 Jun 2018 05:50:00 +0800
THE rejuvenation of Selegie Road will move further along if the owners of two buildings there succeed in their collective sale bids.
Theresa May sees off rebels, allowing freedom to negotiate Brexit
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 05:50:00 +0800
BRITISH Prime Minister Theresa May has narrowly escaped a vote loss in Parliament and leadership threat after Tory rebels voted for the European Union (EU) Withdrawal Bill.
Marina One Residences launching tower at average S$2,700-S$2,800 psf
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 05:50:00 +0800
COME July, the developer behind the mega mixed-use project Marina One will find out whether its strategy four years ago of holding back half its 1,042 residential units from the market has paid off.
Australian telco MNF to acquire Singapore's SuperInternet
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 05:50:00 +0800
AUSTRALIAN telecommunications firm MNF Group has agreed to acquire Singapore-based SuperInternet Group for S$2 million, it announced on Thursday.
Xiaomi secures seven cornerstone investors for US$6.1b HK IPO
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 05:50:00 +0800
CHINESE smartphone maker Xiaomi has lined up US$548 million from seven cornerstone investors including US chipmaker Qualcomm for its Hong Kong initial public offering (IPO) of up to US$6.1 billion, according to a term sheet seen by Reuters.
MyRepublic moves into telco space; launches 3 mobile plans
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 05:50:00 +0800
INTERNET service provider MyRepublic has moved into the telco space, offering three mobile plans for all users from Thursday.
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