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For female voices to be heard, men cannot stay silent

LIKE many others a few weeks ago, my social media feed was awash in a sea of #metoo hashtags. What was initially a Hollywood scandal has now hit home; I watched aghast as friends, colleagues and even family came forward to reveal that they, too, have been victims of sexual harassment.

MAS, Chinese securities regulator to up supervisory cooperation, development of capital markets

INITIATIVES to support the listing of qualifying Chinese companies in Singapore, and the exploration of possible mutual recognition of collective investment schemes, were some of the developments that took place during a recent roundtable by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the China...

Cosco Shipping Int'l makes voluntary cash offer for Cogent at S$1.02 per share

COSCO Shipping International on Friday made a voluntary conditional cash offer to acquire all the issued ordinary shares of Cogent Holdings Ltd for a sum of S$488.07 million.

NTU, NUS to unveil Singapore Energy Centre in 2019; ExxonMobil to be first founding member

THE Singapore Energy Centre will be launched in early 2019 to explore innovative ideas and develop talent to meet future energy needs, in a tie-up between the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the National University of Singapore (NUS).

Singapore, China securities regulators to strengthen supervisory cooperation, capital markets development

THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) agreed to strengthen supervisory cooperation and facilitate the development of their capital markets, during the 2nd MAS-CSRC Supervisory Roundtable held in Singapore on Oct 31, 2017.

MOT, CAAS seeking proposals to develop solutions for unmanned aircraft systems

A CALL for proposal to develop systems and technologies to enable innovative, wide-ranging use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) was issued on Friday, in a joint statement by the Ministry of Transport (MOT) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS).

Singapore shares open up on Friday

SINGAPORE share prices opened higher on Friday with the Straits Times Index up 1.75 points to 3,382.25 as at 9am, as the market reacted positively to the appointment of centrist Jerome Powell at the helm of the Federal Reserve, as well as plans for US tax cuts.

Stocks to watch: UOB, China Aviation Oil, Manulife US Reit, StarHub, Sembcorp Industries

STOCKS to look out for on Friday morning trading include UOB, China Aviation Oil (S) Corp, Manulife US Real Estate Investment Trust, StarHub and Sembcorp Industries.

8Telecom to issue 18.74m shares via placement at S$0.054 each

8TELECOM International announced after trading hours on Thursday that it has entered into two subscription agreements to issue 18.74 million new ordinary shares at S$0.054 each, for a sum of about S$1.01 million.

mm2 Asia's profit more than doubles to S$4.6m for Q2

ENTERTAINMENT company mm2 Asia posted a net profit of S$4.6 million for its second quarter ended Sept 30, 2017, a sharp increase from the S$2.02 million seen a year ago, mostly due to contribution from events production and concert promotion business UnUsUaL Limited, a subsidiary acquired by the...

Uni-Asia Group acquires vessel for US$13.5 million

Uni-Asia Group announced on Wednesday that it has acquired a 29,256 dwt second-hand bulk carrier for approximately US$13.5 million.

Services to replace electronics in growth limelight

STAR performer electronics may have dazzled over the past year, but it could be the services sector's time to shine in the next six months, according to two quarterly surveys on business sentiment...
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Surviving the brave new world of retail

The doomsday declaration of the demise of retail in Singapore is perhaps more alarmist than reality as industry watchers say that far from dying, retail is simply transforming.
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The fashionista who can

Pek Lay Peng, founder of SocietyA and director of Shingda Group, is a steely woman who cut her teeth in the male-dominated construction industry before taking on the competitive world of retail.

Citic Envirotech secures 4.6b yuan China project

CITIC Envirotech (CEL) bagged its largest project to date in Lanzhou City, China worth 4.6 billion yuan consisting of a public-private partnership project for wastewater treatment and an engineering procurement and construction project for land remediation.

Singapore business expectations up for next six months; services show signs of strengthening

BOTH the services and the manufacturing sectors in Singapore showed signs of further strengthening as more firms expect improved business conditions in the six months ending March 2018, based on figures from the Economic Development Board and the Department of Statistics (Singstat).

Family pumps fresh blood into home-grown eyewear brand O+

THINK of eyewear, and it's usually foreign names that come to mind, such as Gucci, Oakley or Owndays - depending on your budget. But Elmsley, a local eyewear designer and manufacturer with over 20 years of history, is intent on changing this with their very own Singapore eyewear brand O+...

Collaboration is key to growing SMEs: KPMG

PROFESSIONAL services firm KPMG is looking to play a bigger role in the nurturing of local enterprises, starting from the earliest stage in their life cycle as a small startup, instead of the traditional focus on firms that have already grown large enough to be listed on the stock exchange.

Another star showing by electronics likely to upgrade Q3 GDP growth

THE predicted slowdown of Singapore's manufacturing output has not come in as sharply as economists feared for the month of September, as the electronics cluster continued to power ahead with double-digit growth...

Singapore's electronics output continues stellar run in September

THE predicted slowdown in Singapore's September manufacturing output has not come in as sharply as economists feared, as the electronics cluster continued to register double-digit growth...

Ezra Holdings' deadline extension for restructuring plan approved

BELEAGUERED offshore-services provider Ezra Holdings announced after trading hours on Tuesday that the US Bankruptcy Court has approved its application to extend the deadline for its restructuring plan to Nov 13, 2017.

Hengxin Technology to delist from its secondary listing on SGX

HENGXIN Technology, a manufacturer of radio frequency coaxial cables series for mobile communications in China, intends to voluntarily delist from its secondary listing on the Singapore Exchange (SGX).

Aspial Corporation cancels S$6.5m worth of repurchased notes

ASPIAL Corporation announced after trading hours on Tuesday that it intends to cancel S$6.5 million worth of 5.05 per cent notes due 2019 that it has repurchased in the open market.

Cache Logistics Trust's DPU down 12.8% in Q3

WAREHOUSE owner Cache Logistics Trust reported a distribution per unit (DPU) of 1.54 cents for the third quarter ended Sept 30, 2017, down 12.8 per cent from 1.77 cents a year ago.

Singapore eDevelopment issues, transfers shares in US subsidiaries

SINGAPORE eDevelopment Ltd made several announcements after trading hours on Tuesday regarding its subsidiaries. Its wholly-owned indirect subsidiary Global BioMedical Inc (GBMI) will allot and issue 10 ordinary shares at US$0.001 per ordinary share to Tang Peihong, an executive director of GBMI.