Mar 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Full Revolution

BUYING A LUXURY WATCH IS no different from buying any big ticket item: you shop around to compare prices, weigh your...
Mar 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Wrist watch

ON the set of the World World II movie Fury, Logan Lerman, the youngest member of the cast, was given a watch to track...
Mar 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Ho Ren Yung

Sharp-eyed guests at Banyan Tree hotels and spa may notice something different about its body and aromatherapy products.
Mar 17, 2018 05:50 AM


PITEOUS pictures of wrecked two-wheelers may grab the public's attention, but Mobike co-founder and chief...


Mar 17, 2018 11:47 AM

Top officials scramble to make Trump-Kim summit a reality

[WASHINGTON] Senior officials staged a flurry of calls and top-level meetings on Friday as they scrambled to make a...
Mar 17, 2018 11:03 AM

China's parliament gives Xi second term, top ally named VP

[BEIJING] China's rubber-stamp parliament unanimously re-appointed President Xi Jinping to a second five-year term...
Mar 17, 2018 10:10 AM

US Attorney General Sessions fires former FBI No 2 McCabe

[WASHINGTON] US Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired Andrew McCabe, the FBI's former No 2 official who was deeply...
Mar 17, 2018 09:54 AM

Trump signs US-Taiwan travel bill, angering China

[WASHINGTON] US President Donald Trump on Friday signed legislation that encourages the United States to send senior...
Mar 17, 2018 09:49 AM

Australia warns South-east Asia of high-tech terror threat

[SYDNEY] Australia on Saturday warned the use of encrypted messaging apps to plan terrorist attacks was the greatest...
Mar 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Watered-down dining by the river

LOCATION, location, location. On that point, Caffe Fernet has lucked out, with a vantage spot at Customs House that...
Mar 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Harmony of opposites

When it came to the design of their home, social media entrepreneur Cheo Ming Shen and his fashion designer wife, Patty...
Mar 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Non-oil exports shrink 5.9% in Feb, far below economists' expectations of 4.8% expansion

AN UNEXPECTED decline in Singapore's exports last month surprised economists who were hoping for another month of...
Mar 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Do small caps still have a place in your portfolio?

LAST year was a good year for stocks. The S&P 500 returned 21.8 per cent. But you would have done way better if you...
Mar 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Laidback in Okinawa

THERE'S JAPAN, AND THEN THERE'S Okinawa. The people speak nihongo, but the prefecture looks and feels like a...
Mar 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Restaurant revivals

Mar 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Spoofing tech

WHAT if God was one of us? Us Twitter users that is. What tweets would he post to the Twittersphere? Thanks to a parody...
Mar 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Kill Bill: Vol. Pay(back) Now

AS THE cold steel sword snapped to meet the end of the sheath, the female protagonist in a yellow jumpsuit resisted the...
Mar 15, 2018 05:50 AM

Cash and mobile banking can be sound proposition in emerging markets

IT WOULD seem odd to put the two together: cash and mobile banking. But the strange bedfellows make a good business...
Mar 14, 2018 05:50 AM

Will SoReal Prop give incumbents a run for their money?

IT FELT surreal witnessing the launch of SoReal Prop, an online platform initiative that binds Singapore's biggest...
Mar 13, 2018 05:50 AM

O&M sector's debt revamp has long way to go

WHEN Marco Polo Marine cobbled together a S$60 million financial rescue package in January, it buoyed hopes that the...
Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Time to regulate Uber, Grab given their dominant role today

THAT Singapore could soon impose regulations on private-hire car services Uber and Grab may seem like a clamp down on...


Mar 17, 2018 06:36 AM

Europe: M&A livens up European equity trading, Stoxx ends on a weekly loss

[LONDON] European shares rose on Friday, led by NEX Group as it jumped after a takeover offer, but stocks ended the...
Mar 17, 2018 06:32 AM

US: Stocks end higher amid 'respite' from Washington

[NEW YORK] Wall Street stocks finished a difficult week on an upbeat note, rising modestly after largely positive US...
Mar 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

TOGETHER with Leighton Contractors, Yongnam has been shortlisted as the potential contractor for the design and...
Mar 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Do small caps still have a place in your portfolio?

LAST year was a good year for stocks. The S&P 500 returned 21.8 per cent. But you would have done way better if you...
Mar 17, 2018 05:50 AM

STI extends losses to close 0.2% lower on Friday

THE Singapore bourse finished on Friday in much the same way as it spent most of the week's trading sessions - on...
Mar 17, 2018 05:50 AM

How to know when a company represents a paradigm shift

THOMAS Kuhn, the American physicist and philosopher, is perhaps best known to the public for the phrase "paradigm...



While 4 wheels are good, 2 wheels are better at Mobike. But Joe Xia, co-founder and CTO of the bike-sharing firm, is also thinking beyond bicycles in his vision of providing full-fledged transportation services.

Taking the uphill out of upskill

After earning a Wharton MBA, Jake Schwartz started a company to disrupt business schools - and provide people with tech skills for today's digital economy.

Goddess to the rescue

Former venture capitalist turned green tech advocate Peggy Liu reveals why she chose to leave corporate success for non-profit advocacy, and how she is hoping to turn China, one of the world's biggest polluters, green.

Surviving the generations

One of the largest private banks in Switzerland, Lombard Odier's senior managing partner Patrick Odier says the bank's long-term survival is due to its independence and astute succession planning.


DEBT payment behaviour of Singapore's small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) took a turn for the worse last year, with the proportion of severely delinquent debts at 14 per cent in 2017, up from 12 per cent in 2016.