SINGAPORE'S top priority for its Smart Nation initiative has always been around jobs - be it job creation or the transition to better-quality jobs. The push for more technologically advanced...

THE BOTTOM LINE

HIGH drama was the order of the day at the United Nations General Assembly this past week when Donald Trump promised to "totally destroy" North Korea if the US has to defend itself or its...

EDITORIAL

GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel secured a fourth consecutive term after Sunday's heated federal election. That was perhaps the most unsurprising outcome, for no one - least of all the 63-year-...

THE US Federal Reserve has finally "pressed the button" on ending its massive monetary easing, but the action has created remarkably little market alarm so far. However, this calm is likely...

ANGELA Merkel picked up her fourth straight general-election win on Sunday, in the face of the rise of the far-right Alternative for Germany party (AfD), which surged to third place. In a race in...

FROM now on, for Angela Merkel - and for Europe - everything gets tougher. In an initial TV post-mortem after Sunday's landmark German election, the German chancellor emphasised the country...

YUM CHA

FANCY living in a cargo container barely larger than a parking lot, or being a property owner "sharing" your underutilised flat with a less fortunate family by accepting lower than market...

INSIDE VIEW

Big storms - both environmental and political - continued to barrel across the world. Mexico suffered a second major earthquake in a month on Tuesday, and Hurricane Maria lashed the Caribbean,...

THE merger of International Enterprise Singapore and Spring Singapore has brought internationalisation to the forefront of Singapore's national agenda. For companies looking to expand overseas,...

THE BOTTOM LINE

THE speech by British Prime Minister Theresa May in Florence, Italy on Friday could improve the fortunes of the UK's negotiations on exiting the European Union (EU). Observers will inevitably...