YOU would be hard pressed to find an item more representative of Brazil than Havaianas: those brand-name flip-flops adopted by just about every inhabitant, rich or poor, as well as tourists seduced...

[BENGALURU] Diversified healthcare company Abbott Laboratories reported a 55 per cent drop in quarterly profit on Thursday, hurt by higher costs.

[ZURICH] Swiss watch exports gained for a third time in four months as Chinese demand strengthened and the UK attracted buyers with its weak currency.

[THE HAGUE] Food and consumer products giant Unilever said Thursday profits soared in the first half of 2017, raking in 3.3 billion euros (S$5.205 billion) after the Anglo-Dutch firm spurned a...

[LONDON] Learning new things, eating and drinking well, not smoking and limiting hearing loss and loneliness could prevent a third of dementia cases, health experts said on Thursday.

[PARIS] Children exposed to antidepressants during pregnancy are more likely to suffer autism, but the added risk is very small and may not, in fact, stem from the drugs, researchers said Wednesday.

[MUMBAI] Tata Group, the Indian conglomerate that manages more than 100 operating companies, is weighing a plan to streamline its technology and infrastructure businesses, people with knowledge of...

[MIAMI] The world has a plastic problem. More than 9.1 billion tons (8.3 metric tons) of it have been produced on Earth, with most dumped into landfills or the oceans, US researchers said Wednesday.

[SAN DIEGO] Qualcomm Inc forecast fourth-quarter profit below analysts' estimates as the company's escalating patent battle with Apple Inc continues to take a toll on its licensing business...

COCA-COLA Singapore opened a S$79 million storage and distribution centre in Singapore on Wednesday, making it Asia-Pacific's first warehouse facility that uses 50 per cent less space than...