Thursday, 21 August, 2014

 

Celcom boss tipped to become new MAS CEO

[SINGAPORE] As the search for a new boss to helm disaster-struck Malaysia Airlines (MAS) nears its end, one candidate appears to be emerging as the most likely to take on the laborious task of redeeming the ailing airline: savvy branding expert and charismatic Shazalli Ramly, chief executive of...



 

 

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EDITORIAL & OPINION

Editorial

THERE is no doubt that Iraq is facing a major humanitarian catastrophe. Forces affiliated with the radical Sunni group, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), have seized areas in the north of the country, massacring members of minority religious groups, including Christians and Yazidis, and forcing them to flee from their homes.

 
 
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[SINGAPORE] As the search for a new boss to helm disaster-struck Malaysia Airlines (MAS) nears its end, one candidate appears to be emerging as the most likely to take on the laborious task of redeeming the ailing airline: savvy branding expert and charismatic Shazalli Ramly, chief executive of Malaysia's oldest cellular firm Celcom Axiata.

 

Companies

OCBC Bank continued to rally yesterday, with some 5.7 million shares worth S$59 million changing hands making the stock the most actively traded by value.

Singapore

TIRED of rummaging through a pile of taxi receipts at the end of each month, trying to remember what each one was for, and making note of how much you should be reimbursed?

Singapore Markets

THE Straits Times Index (STI) continued its upward trend this week yesterday, albeit on low volume. It closed at 3,323.65 points, up 7.22 points or 0.22 per cent. A total of 1.68 billion shares worth a paltry S$936 million were traded.

Malaysia

[KUALA LUMPUR] Women in Malaysia who have stopped working to raise their families are being enticed to rejoin the labour market as the country tries to boost South-east Asia's lowest female workforce participation rate.

Indonesia

[SINGAPORE] Previously ranked as Asia's top diesel importer, now No. 3 Indonesia is expected to take a third less of the fuel this year as demand from mining falters and biodiesel use in transport and industry grows with a mandate implemented in January.

China

[TOKYO] China found a dozen Japanese auto parts makers guilty of price fixing and doled out the biggest antitrust fines in the country since relevant rules came into effect six years ago.

India

[MUMBAI] Indian rupee bond sales will reach a record in 2014 as companies seek to raise money before a spike in yields, the nation's biggest underwriter says.

World

[TOKYO] Asia may be the seat of an economic miracle, but the region remains home to the world's largest numbers of people living in absolute poverty - and now a new report is suggesting that the number of the very poor may be a lot larger than previously estimated.

Transport Hub

[BEIJING] Qinhuangdao, home to China's largest coal port that's been called an indicator of Asia's biggest economy, is set for record commodity deliveries over the next three years as urbanisation boosts demand for the fuel.

Editorial & Opinion

THE era of cheap Chinese-made goods may be nearing an end but, contrary to popular belief, major global buyers are not switching out of the country.

 

Dining

"SO what's gastro-botanica?" asks the alter ego - my penny-pinching, buffet-loving, occasional dining companion whose opinion of fine "terroir" dining is that a handful of greens, a sprinkle of edible soil and a single perfectly grown turnip do not an appetiser make. 

Shopping

IT'S difficult to meet the doe-eyed, effortlessly stylish Francesca Amfitheatrof without hating her, just a little.

Home & Garden

DESIGNER and architect Kee Wei Hui describes her clients' home as a "gallery shophouse". Except that the shophouse off East Coast Road doesn't have a single piece of artwork hanging in it.

 
 

Young Investor

AT ANY one time there are about a thousand vessels in the Singapore Port. Statistics show that every two to three minutes, a ship leaves or departs to, or from, 600...

BizIT

[SINGAPORE] WITH a new owner, Linksys, one of the pioneers in indoor wireless connectivity, has re-entered the SMB (small and medium-sized business) market with a three-...

Dining Out

"SO what's gastro-botanica?" asks the alter ego - my penny-pinching, buffet-loving, occasional dining companion whose opinion of fine "terroir" dining is that a handful...

Executive Money

PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong made an excellent Retirement Planning 101 presentation to a national audience on TV last Sunday.

Property

[LOS ANGELES] Millionaire Hiroshi Horiike has spent two years searching California for a dream home, one grander than any he could find in his native China.

Raffles Conversation

IT is near the end of the summer of 2012. On a rain-soaked evening at the Bird's Nest Stadium in Beijing, a raucous crowd of more than 75,000 people witness Juventus,...

 

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