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HOCK LOCK SIEW

A TOUGH economy can force companies to reassess the value that they had attached to their assets and businesses, and sometimes that reassessment results in a write-off or an impairment.

EDITORIAL

THE setting up of a ministerial-level committee, under the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), to oversee Singapore's digitalisation efforts as well as the building out of the country's...

IN 2014 Bain & Company research discovered that conglomerates were thriving in South-east Asia, outperforming their counterparts in developed markets and consistently delivering higher...

THE BOTTOM LINE

AN international mindset. A community-based, collaborative approach. A creative, digital-first way of doing business. These all sound like ingredients that underpin a vibrant startup ecosystem...

AS Singapore's population ages rapidly and chronic ailments continue rising, the country has more than doubled its healthcare spending from S$4.7 billion in 2012 to S$11 billion in 2016. At a 15...

COMMENTARY

ON Saturday, the European Union (EU) celebrates the 60th anniversary of its founding Rome treaty with a summit of the continent's leaders in Italy. Some six decades after that landmark document...

AS Royal Jordanian's surprise tweet about a cabin ban on electronic items on flights to the United States from March 21 2017 sank in, travellers and airlines scrambled to assess the impact of...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

IT is long overdue for  the Singapore Exchange to gather feedback from market players on the various issues that crop up in our stock market from time to time. One issue that is not sufficiently...

COMMENTARY

THE trend for taxi fares is clear. How they are calculated is still not. Ride-hailing app Grab has introduced a new service that pools all taxis and private cars together, charging rides made in any...

HOCK LOCK SIEW

WHO knew a kopitiam would be hotter than a chilli crab? Coffeeshop operator Kimly Limited opened trading on Monday at S$0.55, some 120 per cent above its initial public offering (IPO) price of S$0.25...