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Jun 5, 2020 05:50 AM

The Staying Power of Bespoke Design

IN THESE CHALLENGING times, a long-term relationship is everything in business. Local designers and artisans are...

Jun 6, 2020 05:50 AM

Brand new ball game

"We decided that instead of spending on advertising (to get people to sell or buy cars), we will spend on creating...

Jun 5, 2020 05:50 AM

Suzy Annetta, Editor-in-chief, Design Anthology

GROWING UP IN a single parent household, Suzy Annetta and her mother moved from one rental home to another. The pair...

Jun 6, 2020 05:50 AM

Eye, robot

BACK in January, when the world was blissfully unaware of the disruption Covid-19 would come to wreak in our lives,...


Jun 6, 2020 10:02 PM

Art Basel show in Switzerland cancelled over coronavirus worries

[BASEL] The Art Basel show, which was slated for September, has been called off amid worries about health risks and...

Jun 6, 2020 09:59 PM

Volkswagen considering more cost cuts to cope with downturn

[BERLIN] Volkswagen is considering more cost cuts to help cope with the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic...

Jun 6, 2020 09:47 PM

Opec+ agrees to extend output cuts as cheats offer penance

[MOSCOW] Opec+ agreed to a one-month extension of its record output cuts and adopted more stringent methods to...

Jun 6, 2020 09:43 PM

Malaysia: Even US$3b not enough to settle 1MDB case with Goldman

[KUALA LUMPUR] Malaysia's new government would not be willing to accept even compensation of US$3 billion from...

Jun 6, 2020 09:40 PM

Malaysia prime minister appoints Petronas CEO to run Malaysia Airlines

[KUALA LUMPUR] Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on Saturday appointed Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin, the...

Jun 5, 2020 05:50 AM

Dining Goes Virtual

What's the difference between a virtual restaurant and one that's simply pivoted to offer delivery options?

Jun 5, 2020 05:50 AM

Hawker fare blossoms at Miss Vanda

SO I just ate at a new restaurant. It was weird. The dining room looked like mine. The presentation was terrible....

Jun 6, 2020 05:50 AM

Four Budgets may help avert 5 percentage point output loss

SINGAPORE'S four Budgets this year may help it avoid an annual average output loss of five percentage points or S$23...

Jun 6, 2020 05:50 AM

The demise of the business-to-consumer model

THE INTERNET of Things (IoT) refers to an interconnected system whereby objects or things such as alarm clocks,...

Jun 5, 2020 05:50 AM

Blasts From A Celluloid Past

A film historian has uploaded several old Singapore films on YouTube, reminding us of our rich cinematic heritage...

Jun 5, 2020 05:50 AM

Art On The Rebound

Delayed by Covid-19, an international art show with Singapore’s participation finally opens in Hong Kong

Jun 6, 2020 05:50 AM

Brave new news world

SOME years ago, when I was in Washington DC, I visited the Newseum, an institution celebrating journalism and the...

Jun 6, 2020 05:50 AM

Our eyes: Our first defence

SGSecure, a national campaign launched in Singapore four years ago for crisis preparedness has been a success in...

Jun 4, 2020 05:50 AM

Mandate for landlords' rent waivers exception to the norm

THIS year is turning out to be a rather bad year for landlords. First, most of their tenants had to be shuttered to...

Jun 3, 2020 05:50 AM

Aerospace firms get some reprieve but the fight's not over yet

THANKS to the enhanced Jobs Support Scheme (JSS), companies such as ST Engineering and SIA Engineering Company (...

Jun 2, 2020 05:50 AM

Giving up MSCI licensing may hurt but SGX has more strings to its bow

THE rivalry between Singapore Exchange (SGX) and Hong Kong Exchange and Clearing (HKEx) has been cast into the...

May 27, 2020 05:50 AM

For banking to go digital, the first steps need to begin with empathy

IT SEEMS like a natural course correction with the virus outbreak. As banks have to limit physical interactions with...


Jun 6, 2020 09:47 AM

UK seeks to boost post-Brexit ties with Asean partnership

[LONDON] Britain has applied to become a dialogue partner of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), the...


Jun 6, 2020 03:32 PM

Grubhub receives takeover interest from Just Eat Takeaway, Delivery Hero: CNBC

[BENGALURU] US food delivery company Grubhub has received takeover interest from at least two European companies -...


Jun 6, 2020 02:10 PM

US bonds falter as blazing stock rally lures investors

[NEW YORK] Improving US economic data is pushing investors out of US government bonds at the fastest pace in months...

Jun 6, 2020 06:51 AM

US: Wall Street rallies to end higher on surprise jobs report

[BENGALURU] Wall Street surged on Friday after a strikingly upbeat May jobs report unexpectedly provided the...

Jun 6, 2020 06:49 AM

Europe: Stocks rack up hefty gains as cyclicals rally

[BENGALURU] European stocks racked up their best week in two months on Friday, with investors scooping up battered...

Jun 6, 2020 05:50 AM

High yield stocks provide bright spots in gloomy economy: analysts

EVEN as many companies suspend or cut dividend payments to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic, analysts say some stocks...

Jun 6, 2020 05:50 AM

Singapore shares end higher for fifth straight session, up 1.6%

THE Straits Times Index (STI) ended higher on Friday for the fifth straight session at 2,751.50, up 44.30 points or...

Jun 5, 2020 09:44 PM

US: Wall St jumps on surprise fall in unemployment rate

[NEW YORK] US stocks jumped at the open on Friday after a closely watched report showed a surprise drop in the US...


Jun 6, 2020 04:07 PM

PM Lee, other Cabinet ministers to speak in national broadcasts on Covid-19

[SINGAPORE] Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat and several other ministers will...

Jun 6, 2020 05:50 AM

UOB seeks to maintain dividend policy despite Covid-19 woes

UNITED Overseas Bank (UOB) is targeting to maintain its 50 per cent dividend payout ratio this year amid the...

Jun 4, 2020 12:14 PM

HDB resale volume dips to 30-year-low but prices edge up

[SINGAPORE] Housing Board flat resale volumes tumbled still further last month, following the already record low...

Jun 6, 2020 04:07 PM

PM Lee, other Cabinet ministers to speak in national broadcasts on Covid-19

[SINGAPORE] Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat and several other ministers will...


Eye, robot

Covid-19 is helping to accelerate the healthcare sector's transition out of its age-old model of care, which could spell structural shifts in how hospitals operate, says Professor Wong Tien Yin, medical director of the Singapore National Eye Centre.

Banking on leadership

Amid the uncertainty that the Covid-19 outbreak has wrought, the big challenge for a leader is to make decisions that are in the best interests of all stakeholders, not least employees, says StanChart Singapore CEO Patrick Lee.

Pushing the envelope

From smart stamps that track packages and mailboxes that enable contactless delivery, to cold chain shipments and reverse dispatches, Postmaster General Vincent Phang says Singapore Post's reach is limited only by its imagination.

Hey, Google

"How can we help" is what Ben King, the IT behemoth's Singapore operations head, has been focused on since the outbreak of the global pandemic.


Samuel Yik’s recipe for Dian Xiao Er is to stir in technology solutions while maintaining a quality workforce.