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A NEW type of government bond to be launched soon will offer retail investors a fresh option. Called Singapore Savings Bonds (SSB), it will not penalise early redemption and pays bonus interest when...

WHEN Alan Chan was preparing to become principal private secretary to Lee Kuan Yew back in 1994, he asked one of his seniors in the civil service how he could apply for leave when he was in this new...

OUR paths crossed with that of former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew in most serendipitous ways. In 2005, our Third World Centre for Water Management was asked by the United Nations Development...

I HAD scarcely heard of Lee Kuan Yew when I first set foot on the hot tarmac of Singapore's Seletar airport some 50 years ago in 1966 en route from London to Sarawak to cover the "...

SINGAPORE'S manufacturing sector contracted more than expected in February, falling 3.6 per cent year on year on the back of plant closures during the Chinese New Year holidays and muted...

BULLS trumped bears on Thursday, propelling crude futures to a two-week high as the market reacted to shrinking US crude production gains, mounting geopolitical tensions in Yemen and a weakening...

SINGAPORE'S government is the 25th most open out of 102 countries, according to the inaugural Open Government Index 2015 released by US-based advocacy group World Justice Project (WJP) on...

BRENT crude oil soared more than 4 per cent towards US$59 a barrel on Thursday after Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies began a military operation in Yemen, which sits on a key shipping passage...