Insurtech shakes up insurance industry

AGE-OLD insurance companies are facing disruption from emerging startups less than half their age, as insurtech companies leverage technology to plug the gaps in the insurance space.

Singapore as test case for robo-advisory

THE dynamics of the Singapore market as a fintech hub could offer a test case to show how integrating robo-services into traditional financial advisory may be the best option for both consumers and financial institutions.

Challenging for S'pore to ride on eSports wave

MORE than 10,000 fans sit cheering and screaming their lungs out in a stadium, wielding country flags, clappers and light sticks.

Grabbing a piece of the untapped space of mobile eSports

WITH eSports taking off around the globe, Singapore companies are entering the scene with a different approach.
EMERGING ENTERPRISE 2017

He got inspiration for startup from being girlfriend's courier

IT started with him being a courier for his girlfriend's goods. As Cai Li travelled frequently, his friends began to request him to help them purchase products exclusively found in those countries...
EMERGING ENTERPRISE 2017

Paying Homage to the elderly in Singapore

IN HER first 10 years, Gillian Tee was cared for by elderly people. As a child, she lived with her grandmother, and her direct caretaker until she was 10 was a woman in her sixties.
EMERGING ENTERPRISE 2017

Creating a vertical urban jungle

TO some, having "green fingers" is seen as a gift. But what about having a way with plants, and being able to run a successful business?...

Ipoh - sleepy foodie stopover wakes up to new potential

SURROUNDED by mountains, lakes and rivers, Ipoh is better known to Singaporeans for its hor fun (stewed flat rice noodles) than as a business hub, unlike bigger Malaysian cities such as Kuala Lumpur and Penang.

HMI profit doubles in Q4 to RM10.7m amid higher patient load, larger bill sizes

BOOSTED by a higher patient load and increasing average bill sizes at its two hospitals, Health Management International Ltd (HMI) reported on Thursday that net profit more than doubled to RM10.7 million (S$3.4 million) for the fourth quarter ended June 30, 2017.

Heng urges companies to give innovation a boost

SINGAPORE companies are now spending more on research and development (R&D), but there is still more room to improve the innovation ecosystem within which they operate, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said on Wednesday.

Chinese firm to invest US$20m into Dragon Group unit

DRAGON Group International (DGI) on Thursday announced that a strategic investor from China, Zhuhai Yinlong Energy Co (YLE), will invest US$20 million into DGI's subsidiary EoCell. ...
NATIONAL DAY: VOICES FROM THE FUTURE

The importance of doing what you love

I HAVE wanted to be a newspaper journalist since I was 16, which is why I am enrolled at the Nanyang Technological University's undergraduate course in Communications. ...

Centurion aims for HK presence with listing there

CENTURION Corporation Limited hopes to establish its presence in the Hong Kong market and is trying to do this through a listing on the Hong Kong stock exchange.

Deloitte picks Singapore for its first centre of excellence

MORE help is now available for companies that face challenges in their business operations due to the changing nature of work, such as emerging technologies.

Singaporeans open to seeking financial guidance from robo-advisers

EVEN as Singapore investors are found to lead their global peers in tapping human financial advisers, they also show a high level of openness to using robo-advisers.

Singapore gets its first unmanned, cashless store

CHEERS launched its first unmanned and cashless convenience store on Friday at Nanyang Polytechnic.

UK's Tesco ventures into Singapore as a strategic partner of FairPrice

TWO supermarkets thousands of miles apart have formed a partnership to meet the demands of a niche market.

SHS in JV with Japanese to provide steel staircases in Singapore

ENGINEERING services provider SHS Holdings' wholly owned subsidiary Hetat Holdingsis entering into a three-party joint-venture (JV) with precision staircase manufacturer Yokomori Mfg and steel trader Marubeni-Itochu Steel Inc (MISI) to provide and sell steel staircases in Singapore...
THE BROAD VIEW

High-flier ditches corporate career to pursue the 'best life'

WHEN Gill McLaren left her job in 2016, she was the general manager of Coca-Cola for Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei. The corporate chieftain had been working in executive leadership roles for 20 years, and to many, it looked like she had a cushy job and nothing more to ask for.

Coca-Cola opens S$79m storage, distribution centre in Tuas

COCA-COLA Singapore opened a S$79 million storage and distribution centre in Singapore on Wednesday, making it Asia-Pacific's first warehouse facility that uses 50 per cent less space than conventional warehouses...