EDITORIAL

ECONOMIC pundits (who regularly has had to make predictions by deconstructing the somewhat cryptic messages conveyed by the heads of the US central bank) are insisting that they have found clues as...

LET'S imagine that using the latest Artificial Intelligence (AI) we feed a robot with all the available information on the evolution of the role of the Assistant to the President for National...

THE BOTTOM LINE

WE live in an age of disbelief. Many of the ideas and institutions that have underpinned Americans' thinking since the early years after World War II are besieged. There is an intellectual and...

THE Committee on the Future Economy (CFE) recommends helping the local workforce acquire and utilise deep skills as one of the seven mutually reinforcing strategies to strengthen Singapore's...

COMMENTARY

SINGAPORE has always prided itself on being an adaptive and nimble economy - enough to keep up with the ever-shifting global sphere. With digitisation now one of the main drivers for economic and...

THE trials and tribulations of Blackberry, Yahoo or Twitter remind us that companies can and do disappear. The large companies of today are not the same as those of yesterday. The process of creative...

THE Trump administration is contemplating different methods of trade protection. Whether through tariffs or a border tax, trade protection is a consumer tax. The tax distorts markets to persuade...

COMMENTARY

THERE is a fair amount of speculation in the market that the Singapore Exchange (SGX) is soon to consult the interested public on whether to (i) re-introduce a midday break in trading and (ii) widen...

HOCK LOCK SIEW

WITH the slowdown in office and retail property markets, one non-traditional asset class that is gaining popularity among developers as they diversify their income-producing portfolios is healthcare...

HIGHER expenses, a drop in other operating income and poorer overall gross margin led property developer Roxy-Pacific Holdings to report a 4 per cent drop in fourth-quarter net profit to S$11.9...