Singapore Budget 2018: Singapore unveils targeted budget for sustainable growth

SINGAPORE'S Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat unveiled on Monday an expansionary budget guided by the government's promise of 'vibrant and innovative' economic growth without leaving anyone behind.
Feb 19, 2018 08:31 PM

Singapore Budget 2018: Strengthening the foundations

Singapore's 2018 Budget will implement a number of measures aimed at building a more robust revenue base and...
Feb 19, 2018 05:16 PM

Singapore Budget 2018: GST to be hiked to 9% in "earlier" part of 2021-2025 period

THE government plans to raise the goods and services tax (GST) by two percentage points to 9 per cent from 7 per cent,...
Feb 19, 2018 04:18 PM

Singapore Budget 2018: Singapore to slap carbon tax from 2019, to collect revenue of S$1b in first 5 years

SINGAPORE will proceed with the planned carbon tax from 2019 to encourage firms to further cut emissions, Finance...
Feb 19, 2018 08:35 AM

Noble gets in-principle nod for 3-year US$700m loan; warns of Q4, full-year 2017 loss

NOBLE Group on Monday said it has reached an in-principle agreement with the group's senior creditors, or "ad...


Feb 19, 2018 07:43 PM

SIAS to hold informal meeting on Friday for Pacific Radiance noteholders

INVESTOR lobby group Securities Investors Association (Singapore), or SIAS, said it will hold an informal meeting for...
Feb 19, 2018 05:36 PM

Malaysia: shares close higher on Monday

MALAYSIAN stocks closed higher on Monday with the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Composite Index up 19.04 points to 1...
Feb 19, 2018 05:30 PM

Singapore shares close 1.3% up on Monday

SINGAPORE stocks ended 1.3 per cent higher on Monday, with the Straits Times Index moving up 44.37 points to 3,487.88.
Feb 19, 2018 04:32 PM

Europe: Stocks ahead at open

[LONDON] Europe's main stock markets edged higher at the start of trading on Monday, in subdued deals amid a long...
Feb 19, 2018 03:03 PM

Seoul: Stocks up for 4th session; won ends at 3-week high

[SEOUL] South Korea's KOSPI stock index rose for a fourth straight session on Monday to reach its highest in two...
Feb 19, 2018 02:56 PM

Tokyo stocks jump on weak yen, gains on Wall Street

[TOKYO] Tokyo's benchmark index surged nearly 2 per cent on Monday, buoyed by investor relief over a weaker yen...


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

Food To Remember

WHEN CHINESE NEW YEAR COMES around, chef Leong is in a reflective mood as he feels the need to pay tribute to people...



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.


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.