Setting off sparks in digital analytics

SPARKED after identifying a crucial gap in the burgeoning local digital analytics market, Aleetza Senn - one of Google's pioneers in the Asia-Pacific - felt compelled to co-found Sparkline, a Singapore-based data analytics consultancy startup, together with ex-Google colleague, Vinny...

Making the arts a national asset

"POETRY is a luxury we cannot afford", said Lee Kuan Yew in the late 60s, but it's a mantra that strikes a chord with me, even today. ...

ISOTeam in JV to launch next generation bike-sharing business

ISOTeam Ltd announced a joint venture to launch SG Bike Pte Ltd, a next generation bike-sharing business, on Tuesday.

Programme launched to ease PMETs back into the workforce

LOCAL professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs) looking to return to the workforce after a few years out of it must be active about breaching the main re-employment challenges, said NTUC Champion for Women and Family Desmond Choo on Thursday.

Marking 10 years of prepping PMETs for careers in real estate

THE Real Estate & Construction Centre (RECC) and Real Estate & Construction Academy (RECA) on Tuesday celebrated a decade of preparing mid-career professionals for jobs in the real estate and facilities management industry.

Sapphire bags new China metro contracts worth 308m yuan

MAINBOARD-LISTED Sapphire Corp announced on Monday that it had secured new infrastructure contracts in China worth about RMB308 million (S$63 million), sustaining its order book at about RMB2.6 billion, up from the previously announced RMB2.5 billion.

Sapphire secures 308 million yuan of metro contracts in China

SINGAPORE Exchange's Mainboard-listed Sapphire Corporation Limited announced on Monday that it had secured new infrastructure contracts in China worth about 308 million yuan (S$63 million), sustaining its order book at about 2.6 billion yuan, from about 2.5 billion yuan as previously...

5 growth industries picked for job-matching help: Swee Say (Amended)

RESOURCES will be poured into helping job-seekers to land jobs in five growth industries, with senior political office holders coordinating the work in each of these sectors.

Agrocorp acquires Queensland-based Associated Grain for A$25m

SINGAPORE-BASED agricultural commodities trading and processing firm Agrocorp International announced its acquisition of Associated Grain, a leading Australian processor of pulses and seeds, for A$25 million (S$26.6 million) on Tuesday.

New Jetstar-SATS partnership to boost customer ground and air experience

JETSTAR Asia has signed two new agreements with SATS Ltd in a partnership to enhance airport and inflight customer experience.

Hotel room demand surges as NDP returns to Marina Bay float

AS this year's National Day Parade (NDP) returns to The Float@Marina Bay, a departure from its festivities at the National Stadium last year, hotels in the city area are experiencing a surge in booking rates for the Aug 9 public holiday period, and some of them are also charging a higher...

Eco-friendly journey of heart and sole

SINGAPORE firm Enviably Me, originally a multi-brand retailer selling eco-friendly designer products, revamped its core product offerings when its founder, Terence Yow, learnt of a Brazilian brand of plastic shoes, Melissa, in 2011.

BOC launches regional debt capital market centre in S'pore

BANK of China launched its Debt Capital Market Centre (Asia) in Singapore on Thursday - the first such centre established by a Chinese bank in the Republic.

Thales officially launches expanded Changi facility

FRANCE'S Thales Group, a multinational company that provides services for the aerospace, defence, transportation and security markets, officially launched its newly expanded facility in Singapore on Thursday...

Most law firms likely to renew leases

WITH an eye on containing costs, most law firms here are likely to renew their office leases in the months ahead, rather than relocate or expand their premises.

Local beauty brands take on the world

OFTEN touted as being "recession-proof", the global beauty industry remains perennially popular despite turbulence in financial markets - a possible catalyst for the rise in homegrown beauty brands in recent years. ...

US dollar in for long period of correction: Citi

THE US dollar will undergo a fairly long period of correction, and this will lift a major headwind for emerging markets, a top analyst said on Thursday.

Millennials seek exclusive identity and indie business model: study

BUSINESSES targeting the millennial consumer market need to be aware of Generation Y's tech-savviness and their demands for authenticity and an exclusive identity, said Bernd Schmitt, pioneer executive director of the Nanyang Technological University's (NTU) Institute on Asian Consumer...

Traditional F&B businesses, disruptive startups get together

IMPECCABLE robot-cooked omelettes, exotic vending-machine cuisines and freshly-roasted specialty coffee beans ordered online were on the menu at the second edition of DBS's flagship event "Disrupt @ the Bay" on Friday...

Singapore workers do not feel empowered for digital age, says Microsoft study

MICROSOFT unveiled findings of its Asia Workplace 2020 Study on Wednesday, where it found that Singapore employees do not feel empowered for the digital age.

Boustead unit launches startup programme

MAINBOARD-listed engineering company Boustead Singapore's geospatial subsidiary Esri Singapore has launched a startup programme to help startups develop sustainable Smart Nation solutions. It does this by equipping them with sophisticated location analystics capabilities...

Japan playing cards supplier aims to be more agile with new US$100m facility

JAPAN'S Angel Playing Cards Co, Ltd, the leading global supplier of playing cards, broke ground for its new manufacturing centre and Research and Development (R&D) hub on Wednesday. ...

Montessori opens its first preschool in Vietnam

Modern Montessori International (MMI), a company in Singapore that specialises in early childhood education, launched its largest overseas preschool campus in Binh Duong province, Vietnam, yesterday.

DISA's tracking tech tapped by pig supplier

A DISA Limited subsidiary has agreed to leverage blockchain technology to digitally track a pig supplier's pork all the way from its pig farm in Indonesia to the consumer in Singapore...

Singapore Sustainability Academy launched on World Environment Day

THE Singapore Sustainability Academy (SSA), a joint collaboration between City Developments Limited (CDL) and the Sustainability Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS), was officially opened on World Environment Day on Monday.