EDITORIAL

THE announcement by Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat that Singapore will start taxing the digital economy was not entirely unexpected, given that there was much talk in the weeks leading up to Budget...

Think about this statistic. On a purely financial basis, brand value represents 50 per cent of total enterprise value (over US$70 trillion) around the world, according to 2016 research by...

THE BOTTOM LINE

EVEN those who have long since accepted the premise that Donald Trump is corrupt, self-centred and dishonest seem a bit shocked by his tirades over the Presidents Day weekend. Using the Parkland,...

ACROSS industries, companies are increasingly being confronted by new and unprecedented challenges. They are having to deal with the impact of technology-enabled transformation, understand risks...

COMMENTARY

2017 saw a bumper crop of events in the cryptocurrency arena. It looks set to continue in 2018 as the year started with the world's biggest cryptocurrency theft of US$534 million at Coincheck...

COMMENTARY

THE average German worker shows up for 35 hours per week, as does the average Swiss worker. The average Greek worker shows up for 42 hours per week. A US citizen is at work for 38 hours, while...

COMMENTARY

SINGAPORE once again finds itself at the nexus of profound global change. World events first shaped modern Singapore into a global trading hub, following the arrival of the British in 1819.

HOCK LOCK SIEW

THE surprise hike in the top marginal rate of buyer's stamp duty (BSD) has been touted by officialdom and market watchers as a move towards a more progressive tax system, by placing a heavier...

COMMENTARY

FOXCONN is aiming to manufacture something different in a new location. The Taiwanese assembler of Apple's iPhones plans to spin off a subsidiary in Shanghai. Fresh funds will help it push into...

STRAIT TALK

AS expected, an International Maritime Organization (IMO) committee has agreed to prohibit the carriage of high-sulphur fuel oil that does not comply with the new low sulphur limit that comes into...