HOCK LOCK SIEW

SHAREHOLDERS of banks would be cheered by the stronger dividend payout from all three Singapore banks this year, with two of the three also issuing special dividends following greater clarity from...

RESILIENCE and innovation. That's the tag line for Singapore's chairmanship of Asean this year. And both are very much needed if Asean is to achieve true integration in the form of a single...

SILICON Valley has long been viewed as the cradle of innovation when it comes to emerging technologies. As home to the likes of Google, Facebook and Apple, it is easy to see why. However, that...

THE BOTTOM LINE

OVER the past couple of months, Republicans have passed or proposed three big budget initiatives. First, they enacted a springtime-for-plutocrats tax cut that will shower huge benefits on the wealthy...

THE Singapore government's recent decision to form a Select Committee to examine the problem of online falsehoods was an acknowledgement that when "fake news" spreads at Internet-speed...

AS THE sharing economy gains steam, there is a fundamental change in the risk profile of certain assets underway with a consequential direct impact on the financing of these assets. This may have far...

PUBLIC pension funds are tasked with safeguarding the financial futures of their members, which requires making the best possible investment choices. There is a glaring irony when those choices may...

COMMENTARY

FIFTY years ago, a newly independent Singapore enacted the Employment Act in 1968 partly as a bulwark against concerns of mass unemployment following the planned British withdrawal from Singapore in...

COMMENTARY

IT'S not like there was any real risk in shorting an easy target like Teva Pharmaceutical Industries. Warren Buffett could come along to destroy your bet, but what were the odds of that...

THE US$22 billion Chinese technology giant Tencent is sitting on an advertising goldmine. Just 18 per cent of its total revenue in fiscal year 2016 came from online advertising, and industry analysts...