SG Budget 2017: Measures for dealing with major global shifts
THIS year’s Budget, delivered by Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat in Parliament on Monday, addressed the issue of ensuring that Singapore will be able to thrive in a changing world.
When Singapore has to keep on keeping on
We are just past our third week of the Trump presidency today, but boy, can time be relative when it wants to be. In 21 days, we have seen several months' worth of surreal news that the darkest bowels of Hollywood and Washington DC could not have made up, for all the Emoluments Clauses in the...
The gifts of Christmas past and present
SO this is Christmas. And what have we done? Blitzed through a sleighful of wrapping paper, ribbons and cash, is what. Goodwill towards mankind usually reaches an orgasmic crescendo of ka-chings around this time of the year.
Singapore shares close 0.1 per cent down on Friday
THE local market ended 0.1 per cent lower on Friday, with the Straits Times Index falling 2.73 points to 2,956.13.
MOF calls for public feedback on Budget 2017
THE Ministry of Finance (MOF) is seeking views and suggestions from Singaporeans in preparation for Budget 2017, it said on Sunday.
Swee Hong put on SGX watchlist, Samko Timber taken off
SWEE Hong Limited will be placed on the Singapore Exchange's watchlist from today, for failing to meet the exchange's minimum continuing criteria. ...
Swee Hong to be added to SGX watch-list; Samko Timber to exit watch-list
SWEE Hong Limited will be placed on the Singapore Exchange's watch-list from Monday, for failing to meet the exchange's minimum continuing criteria. ...
MOF launches call for feedback on Budget 2017
THE Ministry of Finance is seeking views and suggestions from Singaporeans in preparation for Budget 2017, it said on Sunday.
China's rise cannot be contained: Ng Eng Hen
MINISTER for Defence Ng Eng Hen said on Sunday that it is "neither possible nor strategically necessary" to contain China's rise. He said this while speaking at the Reagan National Defense Forum in California...
Singapore shares open 0.1% higher on Friday
THE local market opened 0.1 per cent higher on Friday, with the Straits Times Index up 3.86 points to 2,932.44 at 9.03am - ahead of the US non-farm payrolls data due to come out later on Friday. This is the last jobs report before the Federal Reserve meets this month.
You say tomato, I say . . . potato?
FOR years now, an epic battle has been waged in the state of New Jersey over what to call a particular smoked pork product that is very popular over there.
Will Google pixelate the smartphone market?
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The new BT Weekend: A double bill to lift your weekend reading
THE Business Times (BT) will unveil a new look and content reboot for its weekend edition this Saturday.
SBI Offshore's legal counsel to review PwC findings and provide advice to board
AS a boardroom tussle looms at Catalist-listed SBI Offshore (SBIO) this Friday, the offshore and marine firm's legal counsel will review the findings of a PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report that it had commissioned, it said on Saturday...
Race still a factor in elections: PM Lee
PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong underlined the need to review the elected presidency during his National Day Rally on Sunday.
Heng Swee Keat to resume duties as Minister for Finance: PM Lee
HENG Swee Keat will resume his duties as Minister for Finance, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the National Day Rally on Sunday.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong resumes National Day Rally speech after taking ill
PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong resumed speaking at the National Day rally at 10.40pm, to a standing ovation. The rally was suspended after he took ill around 9.15pm, during the English portion of his speech.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's heart is fine, he did not have a stroke: PM's Twitter account
PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong was "feeling unsteady because of prolonged standing, heat and dehydration" a Tweet from his Twitter account said on Sunday night. ...
Government aware of other plans for terrorist attacks on Singapore: PM Lee
PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong tackled the issue of terrorism at the National Day Rally on Sunday, saying that Singapore has quietly acted on information about other planned attacks by terrorists.
PM Lee outlines Singapore's approach to securing its place in the world
PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong highlighted the need for Singapore to defend itself as well as have a network of friends, in order for the country to secure its place in the world.
New capabilities, entrepreneurship and skills to be used in tackling disruption: PM Lee
PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong stressed the need for a strategy in tackling the issue of disruption, at the National Day Rally on Sunday.
Committee to be formed to study how to improve ElderShield scheme: PM Lee
THE Ministry of Health (MOH) will form a committee to study the enhancement of the ElderShield scheme, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the National Day Rally on Sunday.
Oil & gas, bank stocks fall amid fears of Swiber fallout
SHARES of oil-and-gas and banking counters continued to be battered on Friday, as fears from Swiber Holdings' decision to wind up the company made their rounds...
Hot stock: Oil & gas stocks fall amid fears of Swiber knock-on effect
SHARES of oil-and-gas counters continued to be battered on Friday, as fears from Swiber Holdings' decision to wind up the company make their rounds...