Feb 21, 2018 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE BUDGET 2018

Infrastructure bond financing could turbo-charge Singapore debt market

THE just-announced policy for statutory boards and government companies to issue bonds to fund infrastructure projects...
Feb 21, 2018 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE BUDGET 2018

Status quo on foreign manpower rules a let-down for businesses

COMPANIES grappling with the tech talent shortage were disappointed that Budget 2018 did not contain measures to ease...
Feb 21, 2018 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE BUDGET 2018

Buyer's stamp duty hike a preferred tool to wealth taxes

WHILE some sort of tax on the wealthy had been expected in Monday's Budget, few thought it would take the form of...
Feb 21, 2018 08:13 AM

Pomex Court in Joo Chiat up for en bloc sale with S$37m minimum price

POMEX Court in 50 Lorong 101 Changi Road is set to be put up for collective sale, with a minimum price of S$37 million...
Feb 21, 2018 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE BUDGET 2018

MAS still likely to tweak monetary policy, say economists

THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) remains likely to tighten monetary policy despite the government's...
Feb 21, 2018 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE BUDGET 2018

Helping businesses, workers, seniors and more: PM

THIS year's Budget is aimed at helping businesses grow to support a "vibrant and innovative" economy,...
Feb 21, 2018 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE BUDGET 2018

Singapore still competitive despite higher taxes: Iswaran

SINGAPORE remains a competitive destination for businesses even though it is raising taxes and maintaining some...
Feb 21, 2018 05:50 AM

Getting into gear for employee engagement

EVERYONE knows it is easier to drive an automatic than a manual, but as any passionate petrolhead will tell you, being...
Feb 10, 2018 05:50 AM

Gamechangers in fintech

FOR every 10 startups, just one survives. These are the odds that Singapore fintechs stare down, but for those who dare...

SINGAPORE BUDGET 2018

Feb 21, 2018 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE BUDGET 2018

Status quo on foreign manpower rules a let-down for businesses

COMPANIES grappling with the tech talent shortage were disappointed that Budget 2018 did not contain measures to ease...
Feb 21, 2018 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE BUDGET 2018

Buyer's stamp duty hike a preferred tool to wealth taxes

WHILE some sort of tax on the wealthy had been expected in Monday's Budget, few thought it would take the form of...
Feb 21, 2018 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE BUDGET 2018

MAS still likely to tweak monetary policy, say economists

THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) remains likely to tighten monetary policy despite the government's...
Feb 21, 2018 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE BUDGET 2018

Iras releases consultation papers on e-commerce transactions

THE Inland Revenue Authority Of Singapore (Iras) published two consultation papers on Feb 20 regarding taxing e-...


STOCKS

MARKET TODAY:
Feb 21, 2018 09:51 AM

Hong Kong: Stocks open slightly higher on Wednesday

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks opened higher on Wednesday morning, in line with gains across most of Asia, with investors...
Feb 21, 2018 09:27 AM

Malaysia: Shares open lower on Wednesday

MALAYSIA share prices opened lower on Wednesday with the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Composite Index down 2.48...
Feb 21, 2018 09:24 AM

Singapore shares open flat on Wednesday, STI down 0.04%

SINGAPORE stocks opened flat on Wednesday, with the Straits Times Index losing 1.4 points, or 0.04 per cent, to 3,475...
Feb 21, 2018 08:58 AM

Stocks to watch: TalkMed, Pacific Radiance, PACC Offshore, Delong

THE following companies saw new developments that may affect trading of their shares on Wednesday:
Feb 21, 2018 08:24 AM

Tokyo: Stocks open flat on Wednesday

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened flat on Wednesday with investors weighing drops on Wall Street against a downturn in the...
Feb 21, 2018 06:55 AM

Deutsche Boerse posts rise in net profit despite weak markets

[FRANKFURT] Deutsche Boerse posted a 26 percent rise in net profit in the fourth quarter of 2017, and the German stock...

LIFESTYLE

Feb 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Declan Ee

Multipotentialite may be a multisyllabic mouthful, but it's a term that perfectly fits Declan Ee, one of those...
Feb 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Dogs & their heroes

WITH THIS BEING THE YEAR of the Dog, celebrities Andrea De Cruz and Pierre Png hope all new dog owners remember that...
Feb 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Every bite hits the spot

AND so, it's over. By the end of Valentine's Day, Singapore's chef royal-designate Andre Chiang's...

FOCUS


THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

People problem fixer

Krishnan Rajagopalan, who heads Heidrick & Struggles, talks about the "new breed of leader" organisations seek and how he plans to take the business forward in a digital world.

Journeying the skies

Having cornered the search market for flights and hotels, and landed a suitor, Skyscanner has set its sights further in the travel market, but keeping intact its "product-first-traveller-first" credo, says CEO and co-founder Gareth Williams.

Future perfect

Artificial intelligence is overblown and overstated, says George Colony. Still, the Forrester CEO believes technology will lead mankind into a brighter and better future.

Finishing on a high

Wrapping up a 37-year career in banking, Citi Private Bank's Bassam Salem talks about the industry's real challenges, and shares his plans for his next phase of life.


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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.