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 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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

'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.

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...

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.

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...

60 years on, WP continues to thrive and renew its ranks: Sylvia Lim

WORKERS' Party chairman Sylvia Lim on Friday sounded a note of confidence in the party's "healthy breed" of younger leaders and members who are waiting in the wings, ready to take over leadership of the party...

Ireland can be 'post-Brexit' solution for investors, says DPM Fitzgerald

IRELAND wants to position itself as a top destination for foreign investors in a post-Brexit world, said the country's Deputy Prime Minister Frances Fitzgerald...

One Championship taking its fights to South Korea, Japan

SINGAPORE-based mixed martial arts (MMA) organisation, One Championship, is set to make its long-awaited debut in Japan and South Korea next year.

EPL trophy seems destined for Manchester

THE new English Premier League (EPL) season is only five games old, but the signs are emerging that the competition's gleaming trophy is destined for the city of Manchester come next May...

New skills framework for logistics sector rolled out

FOUR statutory boards have joined hands to roll out a new national skills framework for Singapore's logistics sector...

YCH leaping into the future with Supply Chain City

WHEN Robert Yap, executive chairman of Singapore logistics giant YCH Group, received a notice several years ago that his company had to vacate its Tuas premises to make way for an MRT extension, he was so stressed that he couldn't sleep for three nights in a row. ...