Mar 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Alibaba pumps US$2b into Lazada to wage war in SEA e-commerce market

E-COMMERCE giant Alibaba is pumping another US$2 billion into Lazada - raising the stakes in the fierce battle for...
Mar 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Markets wait for Jerome Powell to set the tone

JEROME Powell's first major policy act as US Federal Reserve chairman will be closely watched, but it is what he...
Mar 20, 2018 09:12 AM

Fund managers Prudential, Orbis dispose Noble shares

FUND managers of Orbis and Prudential have sold some 42 million shares in Noble Group worth S$5.5 million on the open...
Mar 20, 2018 08:43 AM

Stocks to watch: Union Gas, JEP, CapitaLand, Oxley

THE following companies saw new developments which may affect trading of their shares on Tuesday:
Mar 20, 2018 09:04 AM

F J Benjamin sets up advisory board to integrate online and offline retail

FASHION and lifestyle retailer F J Benjamin has set up an advisory board to help the company integrate its bricks-and-...
Mar 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Kwek and Quek entities secure Pacific Mansion for S$980m

ENTITIES controlled by Singapore property tycoon Kwek Leng Beng and his Malaysian billionaire cousin Quek Leng Chan...
Mar 20, 2018 05:50 AM

MAS fines StanChart units S$6.4m for breach of money laundering, terror financing rules

THE Monetary Authority of Singapore has imposed penalties of S$5.2 million on Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore Branch...
Mar 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Chongqing project yields 25.3b yuan of financing deals, better connectivity

CROSS-BORDER financing deals worth 25.3 billion yuan (S$5.3 billion) have been completed to date under the Chongqing...
Mar 20, 2018 05:50 AM

More companies in S-E Asia planning to divest: survey

SOUTH-EAST Asian firms' divestment intentions have caught up to those of their global peers, according to the...


Feb 22, 2018 02:35 PM

Singapore Budget 2018: Try our business tax calculator

FINANCE Minister Heng Swee Keat on presented the Budget for the year on February 19. Use our Singapore Budget 2018...
Mar 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Singapore Budget 2018: Maritime industry gets S$100m more to push for automated, digital future

THE Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) will pump another S$100 million into the Maritime Cluster Fund (MCF...
Mar 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Singapore Budget 2018: Higher airport charges now will avert big hike later: minister

RAISING passenger charges earlier to fund the airport's Changi East development is being undertaken to avoid...
Mar 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Singapore Budget 2018: Private-hire car services Uber, Grab may face regulations and licensing

PRIVATE-HIRE car services Uber and Grab could be regulated in the future, and even subject to licensing, as the...


Mar 20, 2018 10:02 AM

Broker's take: RHB upgrades CDL to 'buy'

BROKER RHB has upgraded its rating for City Developments Limited (CDL) from "take profit" to "buy...
Mar 20, 2018 09:54 AM

Hong Kong: Stocks start Tuesday with losses

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks sank in the opening minutes of trade on Tuesday following heavy selling on Wall Street as...
Mar 20, 2018 09:46 AM

South Korea: Stocks slightly down, won holds steady

[SEOUL] South Korea's Kospi stock index was a bit weaker early on Tuesday. The Korean won barely moved in the...
Mar 20, 2018 09:22 AM

Malaysia: Shares open lower on Tuesday

MALAYSIA share prices opened lower on Tuesday with the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Composite Index down 1.76...
Mar 20, 2018 09:16 AM

Singapore shares open lower on Tuesday following US tech selloff; STI down 0.4%

SINGAPORE shares opened 0.4 per cent lower on Tuesday, with the Straits Times Index down 13.85 points to 3,484.44 as at...
Mar 20, 2018 08:43 AM

Stocks to watch: Union Gas, JEP, CapitaLand, Oxley

THE following companies saw new developments which may affect trading of their shares on Tuesday:


Mar 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Ho Ren Yung

Sharp-eyed guests at Banyan Tree hotels and spa may notice something different about its body and aromatherapy products.
Mar 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Full Revolution

BUYING A LUXURY WATCH IS no different from buying any big ticket item: you shop around to compare prices, weigh your...
Mar 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Watered-down dining by the river

LOCATION, location, location. On that point, Caffe Fernet has lucked out, with a vantage spot at Customs House that...




While 4 wheels are good, 2 wheels are better at Mobike. But Joe Xia, co-founder and CTO of the bike-sharing firm, is also thinking beyond bicycles in his vision of providing full-fledged transportation services.

Taking the uphill out of upskill

After earning a Wharton MBA, Jake Schwartz started a company to disrupt business schools - and provide people with tech skills for today's digital economy.

Goddess to the rescue

Former venture capitalist turned green tech advocate Peggy Liu reveals why she chose to leave corporate success for non-profit advocacy, and how she is hoping to turn China, one of the world's biggest polluters, green.

Surviving the generations

One of the largest private banks in Switzerland, Lombard Odier's senior managing partner Patrick Odier says the bank's long-term survival is due to its independence and astute succession planning.


DEBT payment behaviour of Singapore's small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) took a turn for the worse last year, with the proportion of severely delinquent debts at 14 per cent in 2017, up from 12 per cent in 2016.