TOPLINE

Planting the Capella flag in Asia, one city at a time

THESE are exhilarating times for everyone who works at the Capella Hotel Group.
PAP CONVENTION

S'pore's GDP growth may exceed 3% for 2017, productivity up: PM Lee

SINGAPORE'S economy could expand by more than 3 per cent in 2017, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday as he sketched a bullish picture of the country's full-year growth prospects...

Russia's SWF eyes more tie-ups with Singapore investors

ONE could well describe the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) as a sort of sovereign wealth fund (SWF) in reverse.
THE FINISH LINE

Stuck in the World Cup wilderness

THERE are just a little under seven months to go until the next Fifa World Cup, with the first match of the most-watched football tournament in the world set to kick off at the new 81,000-seater Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on June 14, 2018.
APEC IN VIETNAM

Trudeau's no-show at meeting throws spanner in TPP talks

THERE was confusion and drama in Da Nang on Friday as a meeting of world leaders involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact was unexpectedly scrapped after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau failed to turn up at the venue.
APEC IN VIETNAM

'Fair amount' of structural reform needed to achieve inclusive growth: SBF

BUSINESS leaders from Singapore and the rest of the Pacific Rim met their countries' leaders on Friday as part of the ongoing Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Summit in Da Nang...
APEC IN VIETNAM

Globalisation has its pluses, but one problem is Asean's 'brain drain': Duterte

GLOBALISATION has brought its share of benefits to the world economy but there are also concerns that it has caused problems for the less developed countries, said Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday.
APEC IN VIETNAM

Apec ministerial meeting ends a day late due to differing views on trade and protectionism

A MEETING of Pacific Rim trade and foreign ministers in the Vietnamese city of Da Nang finally ended on Thursday afternoon, nearly 24 hours later than originally scheduled.
APEC IN VIETNAM

One in three Asia-Pac CEOs see revenue boost in next 12 months: PwC

BUSINESS leaders in the Asia-Pacific are feeling increasingly confident in their companies' growth prospects, with one out of every three chief executive officers (CEOs) believing that revenue will increase in the next 12 months...
APEC IN VIETNAM

Fate of TPP, without the US, remains up in the air

THE future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is still highly uncertain, even as the 11 remaining nations are trying their best to salvage the mega free trade deal after the abrupt withdrawal of the United States earlier this year.

12 Apec leaders slated to speak at CEO Summit

AT least 12 Pacific Rim leaders, including US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, are scheduled to speak at a high-level conference in the bustling Vietnamese city of Da Nang this week.

Da Nang gears up for high-level Apec meeting

FAMED for its tranquil beaches and verdant national parks, Vietnam's coastal city of Da Nang will be in the global spotlight this week as it prepares to host the largest gathering of world leaders in its history...
THE FINISH LINE

When the tennis stars come to town

SIX days have passed since Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki won the biggest prize of her professional tennis career in Singapore, and I'm still suffering from a terrible case of tennis withdrawal...
WTA FINALS SINGAPORE

44 years on, BNP Paribas continues to embrace tennis

IT is a Friday evening at the end of the work week and the Racquet Club - the VIP hospitality programme of Singapore's most prestigious tennis tournament - is a hive of activity...
WTA FINALS SINGAPORE

Ex-national player meets Navratilova in Pro-Am event

SHERMAN Lim, a client of OCBC Bank, had a rare opportunity to play some tennis with former world No 1 player Martina Navratilova last Saturday at the Singapore Sports Hub.
WTA FINALS SINGAPORE

Rampant Wozniacki snaps Williams hoodoo in style

CAROLINE Wozniacki has faced Venus Williams seven times in the past 10 years before the past weekend, and the Dane was on the losing end each time.

Williams eyes revenge in all-or-nothing showdown with Muguruza

AT 37 years of age, Venus Williams is by far the oldest and most experienced competitor among the eight singles players taking part in this week's BNP Paribas Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Finals Singapore presented by SC Global tournament...
WTA FINALS SINGAPORE

Halep, Wozniacki heat up centre court

THOSE fortunate enough to be at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Wednesday evening will bear witness to a potentially classic tennis match between two of the sport's most talented players...
WTA FINALS SINGAPORE

'Ace queen' Pliskova eager to seal her semi-final spot early

KAROLINA Pliskova was probably just being humble when she described her impressive straight sets win over Venus Williams on Sunday as being tougher than it seemed.
INSIDE VIEW

Troubled times for rail operator

A lot of newsworthy events have taken place in the past few days. New Zealand is poised to have its youngest prime minister in 150 years in the form of 37-year-old Jacinda Ardern, while Austria's Sebastian Kurz, at just 31 years of age, is set to be the world's youngest head of state and...
THE FINISH LINE

A smashing success

THE biggest tennis tournament in Singapore is back for its fourth edition this weekend, and more companies are snapping up VIP hospitality tickets to catch the likes of Venus Williams and new world No 1 Simona Halep in action.

Hold your breath, injured Sheeran's Singapore shows may not happen

AWARD-WINNING British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has cancelled five shows of his upcoming Asia tour due to a recent bicycle accident.
THE FINISH LINE

Porsche and WTA a perfect doubles pair

SEVEN of the eight available spots for this month's BNP Paribas Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Finals Singapore presented by SC Global tournament have already been snapped up...

SCDF cyclists leading OCBC corporate race

THE opening round of the inaugural OCBC Cycle Speedway Corporate Championship took place last Saturday at the Singapore Sports Hub in Kallang, with four of the 11 participating teams advancing to the grand final on Nov 18.

Halimah to move out of Yishun flat for security reasons

PRESIDENT Halimah Yacob has agreed to move out of her flat in Yishun after Singapore's security agencies deemed it challenging to ensure her continued protection if she continued to stay there...