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ASIAN shares were rudderless in storm-tossed waters as a fresh wave of volatility swept across regional bourses on Wednesday, with the trigger this time being yet another bout of fears over the...

SINGAPORE GENERAL ELECTION

WHEN it comes to finding suitable candidates to enter politics, the People's Action Party (PAP) looks beyond just a person's intellect or credentials...

SINGAPORE GENERAL ELECTION

THE Aljunied GRC incumbents took the offensive in addressing the long-running town council saga at the Workers' Party's (WP) first rally on Wednesday night - and on home ground - saying...

SINGAPORE GENERAL ELECTION

FOR the first time, the Elections Department (ELD) will announce "sample count" results for each of the 29 constituencies not long after polling closes on Sept 11, to give the public an...

SINGAPORE interest rates have jumped again as Asian currencies get hammered by continued China economic weakness.

CURRENCY JITTERS

ASIAN Development Bank (ADB) president Takehiko Nakao on Wednesday backed China's recent devaluation of the yuan, saying that the move had brought the Chinese currency to near its "real...

THE past two weeks have been turbulent for the world's markets. But they have been buoyant for proponents of the theory that the global economy is stuck in a semi-permanent rut...

CURRENCY JITTERS

HONG Kong's de facto central bank stepped in for a second day to prevent the city's currency from breaking out of the strong end of its pegged range against the US dollar...

THE shakeout in global markets is sending currency traders back to basics.

HUNDREDS of billions of dollars in economic output from Southeast Asia's largest cities could be at risk from threats such as a human pandemic or a market crash in this decade, suggests a new...