Othman Wok, member of Singapore's first Cabinet and founding father, dies at 92

A FOUNDING father. A strong leader. A Singapore son. A dear friend. These epithets were in the tributes that poured in on Monday afternoon, soon after news broke that Othman Wok, a key member of Singapore's first Cabinet more than half a century ago, had died at the age of 92...

United Airlines, Public Enemy Number One

The last few days were certainly rather eventful. Domestically, the long-running City Harvest Church saga is still running. The Attorney-General's Chambers on Monday said it would take the case to the Court of Appeal, aiming to restore the six church leaders' original convictions which...

IE Singapore ups funding to help more firms to venture abroad

HEMISFAIR, a small local company selling organic children's wear, took part in an international trade fair in Singapore last year and came away with deals from Taiwan and Indonesia, sending its sales up by 25 per cent...

Pliskova, Wozniacki on course for Singapore

THERE are still 194 days to go until the start of this year's BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global tournament, but the race to snatch one of the eight available spots at the US$7 million event is already fast heating up...

Tight at the top, edgy at the bottom

THERE are only six weeks and a handful of fixtures left before we bring the curtain down on another enthralling season of the English Premier League (EPL), and what a finale we are in for this time. There are different tussles at the top and bottom halves of the table, with the bigger boys jostling...

URA to tackle developers that misrepresent info: Lawrence Wong

THE Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) will take developers to task if they misrepresent important information about the units they are selling to prospective home-buyers.

Going global: Many Singapore businesses do get it, says IE

THERE doesn't seem to be a shortage of Singapore companies - both the bigger boys and the newer start-ups - that are ambitious and hungry enough to want to expand abroad these days...

Consumer watchdog to keep eye on profiteering from water, power price hikes

SINGAPORE'S consumer watchdog will keep a close eye on businesses that attempt to make a profit from the increases in the cost of water and electricity, Parliament was told on Monday...

IE S'pore chief: The job is about securing deals for companies

ASK Lee Ark Boon what he enjoys most about leading the government agency spearheading Singapore's external economy, and he describes the job as the "most exciting, fun and challenging" one of his long public service career...

Internet breach at Mindef took place weeks before detection: Ong Ye Kung

FORENSIC investigations into the unprecedented breach of the Ministry of Defence's (Mindef) Internet system found that the hacking took place weeks before it was finally detected...

Singaporeans must unite and stay resilient if terror attack strikes: PM

SINGAPOREANS must have the "fortitude, resilience and unity" to denounce any acts of terrorism in the country, and they must be aware that there is no such thing as fool-proof protection against an attack...

More opportunities for S'pore to work with Vietnam: PM

AS Vietnam continues to develop and grow its economy, there will be more opportunities for Singapore to work with the country to develop more integrated industrial parks in the future.

Fight nights galore

FANS of mixed martial arts (MMA) and professional wrestling are in for a real treat soon, with the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang gearing up to host three mega-events in the space of a month.

S'pore, Vietnam agree to discuss liberalisation of bilateral air links

THE leaders of Singapore and Vietnam on Thursday agreed that their two countries should explore how to further liberalise their bilateral air services.

Sembcorp unit eyeing an 8th industrial park in Vietnam

WITH seven industrial parks successfully up and running across Vietnam, the senior management at Sembcorp Development believes that the time is right to consider building an eighth.

UOB gets nod to expand branch network in Vietnam

UNITED Overseas Bank (UOB) is on track to become the first Singapore bank to set up a network of branches in Vietnam.

Sembcorp studying feasibility of building 8th Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park

SEMBCORP Development is exploring the possibility of building another Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park in Vietnam's Quang Tri province...

PM Lee opens Mapletree's first office development in Vietnam

THE Saigon South Place Complex in Ho Chi Minh City, one of Mapletree Investment's landmark mixed-use developments in Vietnam, had a special guest, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, on Wednesday. ...

StanChart to open 4th Vietnam branch in August

STANDARD Chartered already has operations in all 10 Asean member states, but these days, the global lender is pumping in significant resources to beef up its presence in Vietnam.

PM Lee opens Mapletree Business Centre in Ho Chi Minh City

SINGAPORE Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong officially opened the Mapletree Business Centre in Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday morning.

Mapletree eyeing greater expansion across Vietnam

ONE of Mapletree Investments' signature mixed-use developments in Vietnam, the 4.4-hectare Saigon South Place Complex in an upscale area of Ho Chi Minh City, is fast taking shape...

Singapore's ties with Vietnam prospering: PM Lee

THE bumper-to-bumper traffic jams seen throughout the day in Ho Chi Minh City, the commercial hub of Vietnam, can be seen as a sign that the country is doing well, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on the first day of his official visit to Vietnam.

PM Lee on four-day official visit to Vietnam

PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong departs for Vietnam on Tuesday morning, on a trip that will include stops in Ho Chi Minh City and the capital Hanoi.

PM Lee to make official visit to Vietnam this week

PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong will make an official visit to Vietnam from Tuesday to Friday at the invitation of Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

Vietnam a viable market for overseas expansion: IE S'pore

THE strong numbers are proof that Vietnam remains one of the key South-east Asian markets for Singapore companies big and small.