THE BOTTOM LINE

BUBBLE risks are back. There is no clear economic definition of what causes an asset price bubble. The term is controversial. In broad terms, a bubble has four characteristics.

EDITORIAL

SINCE the global financial crisis of 2008, financial institutions have endured a slew of regulatory strictures, ranging from prescriptions on capital adequacy to a broadening of anti-money laundering...

IN early November, a number of high-profile individuals were named in information released by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. Questions relating to transparency have been...

CLEAN water, sanitation, health care, transport, lighting, cooking, heating - these are energy-driven elements essential to human well-being, as well as a country's economic activity and social...

THE reality of an ageing workforce is rapidly dawning upon Singapore. The numbers speak for themselves. Macroeconomic projections - such as by 2030, 19 per cent of Singapore's population would...

HOCK LOCK SIEW

NETS - the payment services group owned by DBS Bank, OCBC Bank and United Overseas Bank - said on Monday that it will invest more than S$30 million to launch a unified e-payments platform in...

SO like Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle, you had fallen asleep many years ago, say, in 1967 in the aftermath of that year's Middle Eastern War aka the Six-Day War and had woken up 50...

EDITORIAL

IF the Singapore government means to build a more sustainable fiscal base, a Goods and Services Tax (GST) hike may be hard to avoid in the next few years.

THE BOTTOM LINE

JAPAN and China are experiencing a definite, if limited, thaw in their relations. Up until last week, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who assumed office in December 2012, had met Chinese...

DELIVERY logistics continues to flow in new directions led by e-commerce and online innovations. Will SMEs be able to outsmart the giants to survive and thrive? Will new jobs come fast enough as...