Mar 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Down To Earth Heroes

The daughter of orchid farmers, Eng Ting Ting fondly remembers growing up in Lim Chu Kang, when farm-to-table wasn...
Mar 24, 2018 05:50 AM

Plant Pharma

YEW Wen Shan, a 44-year-old enzymologist at the National University of Singapore, has been working on ways to extract...
Mar 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Subhash Chandra

Subhash Chandra is one of the wealthiest men in India, heading the Essel Group conglomerate that owns several companies...
Mar 24, 2018 05:50 AM

Banker to central bankers

EVEN before he turned 50, Agustin Carstens was a veteran at handling economic and financial crises, as a central banker...


Mar 24, 2018 03:04 PM

China should not seek high growth as financial risk mounts: party official

[BEIJING] China should focus less on rapid economic growth and more on the quality of its economy, given the dangers...
Mar 24, 2018 01:34 PM

Aussie cowboys join Sydney rally against coal and gas mining

[SYDNEY] Thousands of Australians including farmers on horseback rallied in the heart of Sydney on Saturday, calling on...
Mar 24, 2018 01:09 PM

Fed policymakers say they are watching trade risks closely

[KNOXVILLE, Tennessee] Federal Reserve officials on Friday said they want to see more details about new tariff policies...
Mar 24, 2018 12:40 PM

Motor racing: F1 deals with halo safety device glitches

[MELBOURNE] Formula One bosses say they are working on glitches with the new cockpit protection halo device after...
Mar 24, 2018 12:24 PM

North Korea agrees to inter-Korean talks next week: Seoul

[SEOUL] North Korea on Saturday agreed to hold high-level talks with Seoul next week to discuss logistics for a rare...
Mar 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Steak out at Gyu Bar

SINGAPORE doesn't exactly need another Japanese restaurant, but being rather smitten with yakiniku after a couple...
Mar 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Home Additions

If the chairs from Shanghai-based furniture brand Stellar Works look familiar, that's because you may have seen...
Mar 24, 2018 05:50 AM

Markets savaged as US-China tariff brinkmanship escalates

ASIAN stock markets skidded and the US dollar fell on Friday while gold rose, as the US and China continued to fuel...
Mar 24, 2018 05:50 AM

ETFs: Fail-safe investment vehicle or weapon of mass destruction?

EXCHANGE-traded funds (ETFs) attracted more flows than "any structure ever" in 2017, according to Bloomberg...
Mar 23, 2018 05:50 AM

KL - A New Food Paradise

IF THERE WAS ALWAYS A sense that Kuala Lumpur was lagging behind Singapore in the hip dining scene, it's safe to...
Mar 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Arts Fest Shifts Course

THE UPCOMING Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) will be a litmus test of sorts. It will be the first...
Mar 24, 2018 05:50 AM

Stuck in a loveless relationship with your job

THERE comes a time in your relationship when the spark fizzles out and you are left nitpicking at details that never...
Mar 24, 2018 05:50 AM

Good gets better

TO make something great, it must first have the strongest of foundations. To keep building upon what was before, and...
Mar 23, 2018 05:50 AM

SIAS-initiated sessions mostly constructive, but not all are useful

THE heart-to-heart townhall meetings hosted by the Securities Investors' Association of Singapore (SIAS) to help...
Mar 22, 2018 05:50 AM

Singapore bourse finds Creative spark, but whither the tech boom?

THE rocket rise of Creative Technology - it became a seven-bagger in seven sessions after spending a good part of a...
Mar 21, 2018 05:50 AM

Electricity market may add sparks to telcos' enterprise arms

MARKETING kicked off for the new Open Electricity Market (OEM) on Monday, and - apart from the households and...
Mar 20, 2018 05:50 AM

SGX cracks down on errant companies

OVER the past month, it is heartening to see Singapore Exchange (SGX) slap, in a very public manner, Notices of...


Mar 24, 2018 07:01 AM

US: Wall Street nosedives as investors flee on trade war fears

[NEW YORK] Wall Street tumbled on Friday with more than 1,000 points knocked off the Dow in two days as investors,...
Mar 24, 2018 05:50 AM

STI loses 2% on Friday on trade war jitters

THE Straits Times Index (STI) has cumulatively shed 2.6 per cent this week to finish at 3,421.39, with the greatest...
Mar 24, 2018 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

Thai Beverage > Buy
Mar 23, 2018 10:27 PM

US: Stocks open higher despite trade war threat

[NEW YORK] Wall Street stocks opened mostly higher Friday, recovering after fears of a trade war sent the Dow tumbling...
Mar 23, 2018 09:35 PM

Ayondo's IPO sees public applications come in at four-and-half times the number of offer shares

SOCIAL trading broker Ayondo's initial public offering (IPO) drew roughly four and a half times as many...
Mar 23, 2018 05:45 PM

Malaysia: shares close lower on Friday

MALAYSIAN stocks closed lower on Friday with the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Composite Index down 11.65 points...


Banker to central bankers

As general manager of the BIS, Agustin Carstens - a policymaker who's dealt with several financial crises over a 38-year career - now leads an institution that's been described as "the secret bank that runs the world".


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.


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.