The Straits Times' News In A Minute: Sept 21, 2017

Capitaland Commercial Trust buys Asia Square Tower 2 for $2.09b; opening of OCBC building in Xiamen a symbol of enduring ties: Heng Swee Keat; box-shop chain Hako pulls karambit knives from shelves

In The Straits Times' News In A Minute today, we look at:

* CapitaLand Commercial Trust is acquiring Asia Square Tower 2 in Marina Bay from US private equity giant BlackRock for S$2.09 billion. 

* The opening of a reconstructed OCBC building in Xiamen was held up as a symbol of the longstanding and enduring ties between Singapore and China by Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat.

* Popular "box-shop" chain Hako has pulled a merchant's karambit knives from its shelves, following a parent's complaint that her 12-year-old son managed to buy one.