Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

Art Basel: Tackling Burning Issues

IN ONE ROOM, Japanese art doyenne Yoko Ono - the widow of musician John Lennon - has laid out small pieces of broken...
Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

Cecilia Leong-Faulkner

THEATRE IMPRESARIO Cecilia Leong-Faulkner got an early taste of the entertainment business as a young girl growing up...
Jun 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Hysteria, Coined

What many have observed - and warned against - is the aggressive window-dressing that has drummed up hype for the ICO...
Jun 23, 2018 05:50 AM

As Austrian as red bull

FOR a top-ranking diplomat, Austria's self-professed "startup ambassador" to Singapore comes across as...


Jun 23, 2018 02:17 PM

Why some Saudi women will keep their driving licences a secret

[RIYADH] Saudi Arabia's monarch may have opened the door for Saudi women like Shahd to start driving, but she...
Jun 23, 2018 02:09 PM

Xiaomi puts indefinite delay on CDRs in blow to China's plans for tech listings

[HONG KONG] Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp said on Saturday there is no timeframe for a mainland share offering,...
Jun 23, 2018 01:52 PM

Vietnam busts 600b dong online betting ring: state media

[HANOI] Vietnamese police broke up an online football gambling ring worth around S$35 million, arresting four people as...
Jun 23, 2018 01:12 PM

Switzerland beats Serbia in a game tinged with history and politics

[KALININGRAD, Russia] It was Xherdan Shaqiri's right boot that made the headlines before his match on Friday, but...
Jun 23, 2018 12:57 PM

Ten days after Trump-Kim summit hard work yet to begin

[WASHINGTON] The landmark summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ended with a pledge...
Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

The heat is on at Chengdu

GREASE is the word at Chengdu - a one-stop culinary tour of China's Sichuan province that is part illuminating and...
Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

The Fine Art Of Making Dashi

WHOEVER SAID SIMPLICITY is the hardest thing to achieve must have tried to make dashi at some stage in his life.
Jun 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Off to San Francisco for Hashida Sushi's next phase of growth

HE may have exited Hashida Sushi in Singapore, but the chef who made it one of the most popular Japanese restaurants in...
Jun 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Telcos - dial D for dividend?

TELECOM companies are generally viewed by investors as defensive shares. In other words, they can be in demand when...
Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

Thinking Out Of The Box

WHEN IT COMES TO buying property, Manfred Schmoelz and his wife have one priority - location, location, location.
Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

Bawah, A Private Paradise

A SCHOOL OF ANTHIAS DANCES right before your eyes; marine butterflies of gold and magenta darting, flitting, rising and...
Jun 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Drumming it up

FOR the past many Saturdays, I have been spending time at the Grandstand, a mall on Turf Club Road that's perhaps...
Jun 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Not fading into the sunset during the twilight years

WHEN Dr Mahathir became President of Malaysia for the second time, at the ripe age of 92 years, he demonstrated it is...
Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

Ho Bee may have last laugh by eschewing crowded Singapore market for London

HO Bee Land's acquisition of Ropemaker Place, a 21-storey London office property, has boosted its total investment...
Jun 21, 2018 05:50 AM

Will SembMarine chairman leave to lead Petronas?

WITH Mahathir Mohamad once again prime minister of Malaysia, there's been much buzz about who will be the next...
Jun 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Malaysia Inc reform mustn't become a witch-hunt

"THIS page is being updated" appears innocuously under the "Leadership" and "Board of Trustees...
Jun 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Private bank clients cushion SGD bonds slide

BONDS have fallen out of favour and yet investors seem to be hanging on. The reasons for falling bond prices are still...


Jun 23, 2018 06:19 AM

European shares bounce but trade jitters linger on

[LONDON] Better-than-expected euro zone economic data and energy stocks galvanised by an Opec agreement on a modest...
Jun 23, 2018 06:12 AM

US: Dow snaps losing streak on energy lift

[NEW YORK] The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed on Friday, as the Dow put to rest an eight-day...
Jun 23, 2018 05:50 AM

DLF Holdings eyeing Catalist listing

A SINGAPORE-BASED mechanical and electrical engineering services and solutions provider is eyeing a listing on the...
Jun 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Trade, oil fears linger over markets

AFTER a week of worry over global trade, as one trading partner after another hit back against United States tariffs,...
Jun 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

SINCE its invention of the world's first anti-theft protection technology that uses encrypted codes on consumer...
Jun 23, 2018 05:50 AM

Telcos - dial D for dividend?

TELECOM companies are generally viewed by investors as defensive shares. In other words, they can be in demand when...


As Austrian as red bull

Forget The Sound of Music and bucolic yodelling. Karin Fichtinger-Grohe, Austria's first resident ambassador to Singapore, is more excited about being in Asia, now that Austria is making the region a focus of its foreign policy.

The Disneyland of tech

Brad Smith, Microsoft's President, believes the company is a leader in AI because it has the best computer science research capability in the world.

The intricacy of problem-solving

As CEO of global tech consultancy ThoughtWorks, Guo Xiao brings an engineer's mindset to helping clients tackle complex issues.

Tech Titan

Since leaving Oracle for Infor, Charles Phillips has been on a shopping spree to retool the enterprise software firm. The IT mogul and former Obama adviser sees business potential even in trade tensions and protectionist borders. BY ANNABETH LEOW


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