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November 5, 2017 1:25 AM Factbox: Kobe Steel's affected customers

Kobe Steel Ltd's tampering with specifications has led to a scramble among the 525 customers currently affected to check the safety of their cars, planes, trains and other products. The metals from Kobe Steel whose specifications have been falsified have been used in a dizzying array of products including air conditioners, Blu-ray discs, car doors 85

November 5, 2017 1:25 AM Factbox: Kobe Steel's 10 largest shareholders

- Asset Management One Co Ltd and other Mizuho Financial Group Inc companies 6.54 pct (23.83 mln shares) - Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corp and other Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc companies 6.09 percent (22.2 mln shares) - BlackRock Japan Co Ltd and other BlackRock Inc companies 5.16 pct (18.8 mln shares) - Japan Trustee Services Bank Ltd (Trust 85

November 1, 2017 8:29 PM Amid soaring profits, Facebook vows to curb abuse

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook on Wednesday (Nov 1) reported profits leapt on booming revenue from online ads in the third quarter, topping investor forecasts and buoying shares already at record highs. The leading social network said it made a profit of US$4.7 billion in the quarter that ended on Sep 30, a jump of 79 per cent from the same period a year earlier 38

November 1, 2017 3:29 PM MORGAN STANLEY: Apple's iPhone X could steal nearly $30 billion in holiday spending from other companies (AAPL)

The iPhone X is the most expensive phone Apple has ever made, which could be bad news for retailers during the all-important holiday season. The high price of the new iPhone, coupled with increased demand in a "supercycle" of upgrades could mean holiday shoppers have less money than usual to spend on other categories, such as clothing. "Apparel is a wallet 41

November 1, 2017 12:15 PM Trump to push for more balanced trade ties and free markets in trip to Asia

SINGAPORE — Mr Donald Trump’s upcoming visit to Asia demonstrates his administration’s engagement of the region and his personal interest in helping it grow economically, said senior American officials, adding that the president will push for more equitable trade relations and for countries to adopt free-market principles. “The President’s travel is going 40

November 1, 2017 4:20 AM Song Hye-kyo's $12,200 wedding bouquet said to cost more than her ring

Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo tied the knot in a private ceremony on Oct 31, but that did not stop photos from leaking onto social media. Fans got more than a glimpse of what was happening at the wedding, almost in real time, under the hashtag #SongSongCouple. Hye-kyo wore a long-sleeved white Dior gown with a plunging neck detail, possibly a custom-made 89

November 1, 2017 4:10 AM Wal-Mart triples online items, lowers prices as holiday season kicks in

CHICAGO - Wal-Mart Stores Inc is planning to boost sales and fend off rivals this holiday season by doubling down on incentives for shoppers who buy online and those who visit its stores. The world's largest retailer said it tripled its online selections for the holiday season to 60 million items, and that it would provide free two-day shipping on more than two million 38

October 31, 2017 11:38 PM Social media giants vow to crack down on fake news

WASHINGTON(AFP) - American internet giants told Congress on Tuesday (Oct 31) they were committed to cracking down on fake news operations on their platforms like the ones Russians conducted to meddle in last year's US presidential elections. A day after bombshell indictments in a US probe of Moscow's election interference and possible coordination between 43

October 31, 2017 9:00 PM S'pore, UK share rich, enduring ties: President

She traces a common history back to Raffles, who she credits for Republic's global outlook Singapore and the United Kingdom enjoy a natural affinity owing to a common history, as well as share a "rich and enduring relationship", President Halimah Yacob said yesterday. The shared history dates back to 1819, when Sir Stamford Raffles founded a trading 35

October 31, 2017 3:16 PM Singapore shares rich and enduring relationship with the UK: President Halimah Yacob

SINGAPORE: Singapore and the United Kingdom enjoy a natural affinity due to the countries' common history, President Halimah Yacob said on Tuesday (Oct 31). The two countries share a rich and enduring relationship as well, Madam Halimah said during an official dinner at the Istana's Banquet Hall for Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall 35