[WASHINGTON] The International Monetary Fund urged central banks Wednesday to take a gradual and transparent approach to tightening monetary policy, warning that unexpected moves could shock the...

[BERLIN] German Chancellor Angela Merkel backs the idea of a European Monetary Fund, provided national governments have sufficient oversight, sources close to her said before a visit by the French...

[LONDON] Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Wednesday set to sign £1 billion (S$1.87 billion) of investment deals with Britain during a visit to London, where he was met by hundreds of...

[BEIJING] China's steady first-quarter expansion masked a tug-of-war between struggling old industries from mining to textiles, and booming new-economy sectors including e-commerce and health...

SINGAPORE'S tight foreign manpower policies will stay in place for now to encourage companies to transform, but there is room for review in the longer term, said Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat. ...

HENG Swee Keat would be "happy to continue" as finance minister following the upcoming Cabinet reshuffle, he said at a media briefing. ...

THE next phase of Singapore's economic transformation will involve deepening linkages between industries by grouping them into clusters, said Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat. ...

MORE needs to be done to get businesses to embrace inclusion and diversity in the workplace, but experts see it as an uphill task.