SHE had raised her hand for the job a few years ago, when as group head of wealth management at Standard Chartered Bank, she felt she could make a different kind of impact in the Singapore franchise...

NIRMAL Sethia was never born to be common.

WHEN an abnormally high number of babies died in heart surgery in a hospital in Bristol in the United Kingdom in the late 1990s, investigators running a public inquiry turned to David Spiegelhalter...

ENTERPRISE sales, to Diane Greene, isn't a matter of sweet talking and expense accounts. Rather, it's "really a science", says the chief of Google's massive cloud computing...

TWENTY years ago, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was in the headlines almost every day all over Asia. 1997 was the year of the Asian financial crisis, which started in Thailand and then spread...

YOU can have your cake and eat it - but just once a week. The problem in a standard diet, says Robert Lustig, one of the world's most prominent crusaders against sugar, is "you are getting...

WHEN he first arrived in Hong Kong on a cargo ship in 1974, he did not even know how to open a bank account. Then, Cheah Cheng Hye was a 20-year-old journalist who had only secondary school education.

THERE are about 10 sleek boats bunched together near the mouth of the harbour in Malta when one of them suddenly rolls off precariously to one side, breaks free of the gaggle and makes an unexpected...

INDIA'S Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government were elected in a landslide in 2014 on a platform that focused overwhelmingly on economic development and...

THE first thing Takumi Shibata did upon taking the top job at Nikko Asset Management (Nikko AM) in 2013 was to meet every single employee working in the Japanese asset manager's Tokyo...