HPH Trust's Q2 profit down 21.5% to HK$269m

NET profit of Hutchison Port Holdings Trust (HPH Trust) for the second quarter fell 21.5 per cent to HK$269.1 million (S$47.1 million) year on year, due mainly to share of profits less losses after tax of associated companies.

HPH Trust's Q2 earnings down 21.5%

PORT operator Hutchison Port Holdings Trust's (HPH Trust) net profit for the second quarter fell 21.5 per cent to HK$269.1 million (S$47.1 million) year on year due mainly to share of profits less losses after tax of associated companies...

Qian Hu's Q2 profit jumps 66.7%

ORNAMENTAL fish service provider Qian Hu Corporation's net profit for the second quarter jumped 66.7 per cent to S$25,000 compared to S$15,000 in the same period last year. ...
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How leaders can be fit for the job

IF you ask for a list of desirable attributes for an ideal leader, physical fitness is probably the last thing on anyone's mind. ...
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Building a thoughtful business

The Thought Collective, says co-founder Kuik Shiao-yin, is a for-profit organisation where the profit is a means of achieving its vision of an emotionally and socially stronger Singapore.
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The different ways of doing good

You don't need a lot to give a little, as some Singapore SMEs prove in the various ways that they are making a social impact...

Ascott Reit divests two properties in China for 980m yuan

ASCOTT Residence Trust (Ascott Reit) announced on Monday it has entered into two conditional sale-and-purchase agreements through its two wholly owned subsidiaries, Biyun Investments (Hong Kong) and Gaoxin Investments (Hong Kong), to divest two serviced residence properties in China for 980...
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Personal brand: must-have or the Kardashian syndrome at work?

IT seems every man and his dog has a "personal brand" these days. Depending on who you ask, it is regarded either as a shameless, self-promotion tool or a necessity to stand out in today's crowded job market. Or even both. ...

Singapore firms see silver lining in eldercare industry

AS Singapore strives towards its Smart Nation vision, it cannot escape the fact that it is also an ageing society.

Millennial entrepreneurs take on ageing

ARMED with tech-savviness and passion, a growing number of millennials are taking the leap into the eldercare sector, gamely tackling the challenges of an ageing population with innovation and creativity.

SMEs' optimism improves again, but profit outlook stays weak

SMALL and medium enterprises (SMEs) are slightly more optimistic about business prospects for the next six months, marking the second consecutive quarter that the outlook has improved.

Pure Group to pump S$20m in Singapore

PURE Group Asia, known for its yoga and fitness studios, announced plans to invest over S$20 million in Singapore over the next two years, with two new outlets by early 2018, and three to four more in the pipeline.

Non-oil exports down for second month running

SINGAPORE'S non-oil domestic exports (NODX) fell year on year in May for the second month in a row, said International Enterprise (IE) Singapore on Friday...
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Singled out at work

AS WORKPLACES get more "family friendly" in Singapore, it is not unheard of for singles to end up with the shorter end of the stick...

2017 GDP expectations raised but growth may be uneven: MAS survey

PRIVATE-SECTOR economists have lifted their growth forecast slightly for 2017 from 2.3 per cent to 2.5 per cent, led by an expected pick-up in manufacturing, according to a survey by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).

April retail sales up 2.6%

Total retail sales in Singapore rose by 2.6 per cent in April compared to a year ago, buoyed by double-digit increases in sales of watches and jewellery, and petrol service station sales.

Singapore retail sales up 2.6% in April from a year ago

TOTAL retail sales in Singapore rose by 2.6 per cent in April compared to a year ago, buoyed by double-digit increases in sales of watches and jewellery, and petrol service station sales.

Future gazing

HIGHER pay, higher visibility, higher chances of promotion - what's not to love about management trainee (MT) programmes? They may go by other names, such as the Management Associate or the Graduate Development programme, but they all have the same goal: groom and fast-track high-potential...
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Collaboration in the office - a necessity or a chore for workers?

FUELLED by the rise of open-plan offices and growing emphasis on collaboration, employees find themselves working together more than ever.

Singapore falls 6 rungs in cost-of-living ranking

THE cost of living for expatriates in Singapore is now lower compared to many of its Asian neighbours such as Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seoul.

Singapore out of top 20 most expensive locations for expats

THE cost of living for expatriates in Singapore is now lower than many of its Asian neighbours such as Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seoul.

Soilbuild's Myanmar unit awarded US$10.5m contract

SOILBUILD Construction (Myanmar) Company Limited, a subsidiary of Soilbuild Construction Group, was awarded a contract worth US$10.5 million for the construction of a 12-storey hotel building in Yangon.

Third run of 99%SME campaign to focus on digitalisation, e-commerce

SMALL and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) keen to establish an online presence and venture into e-commerce now have a new avenue to do so, with the launch of the third run of the 99%SME movement co-founded by DBS and Singtel.

Tech boost for brick and mortar retailers

E-COMMERCE may be all the rage these days, but the vast majority of fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sales are still carried out in brick-and-mortar shops.

Soilbuild Construction's Myanmar unit awarded US$10.5m contract

SOILBUILD Construction (Myanmar) Company Limited, a subsidiary of Soilbuild Construction Group, was awarded a contract worth US$10.5 million for the construction of a 12-storey hotel building in Yangon.