Mar 20, 2019 12:00 PM

Fines totalling S$16.8m slapped on 42 financial firms in Singapore in 18 mths ended December '18

</span>A TOTAL of S$16.8 million in financial penalties and settlements was slapped on 42 financial institutions...
In the fourth episode of My SME story, we feature Jeremy Lee, director, business...

Singapore Budget 2019

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Mar 20, 2019 06:30 PM

Daily Debrief: What Happened Today

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Mar 20, 2019 02:43 PM

Penny scandal: Brokers lost S$350m; ex-IPCO exec to serve 3 years in prison

THE 2013 penny stock crash has pummeled the brokerages used by the alleged perpetrators with more than S$350 million of...
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Mar 20, 2019 03:09 PM

Temasek-backed Pine Labs buys India gift card solutions provider Qwikcilver for US$110m

TEMASEK-BACKED Pine Labs has acquired Indian gift card solutions provider, Qwikcilver for US$110 million, subject to...
Mar 20, 2019 02:09 PM

Boulevard 88 high-end condo sells 20 units worth over S$160m

FREEHOLD luxury development Boulevard 88 in prime district 10 has sold 20 residential units at an average selling price...
Mar 21, 2019 12:20 AM

New unisex toilets for transgender fans in Germany

[BERLIN] The German FA (DFB) will launch new measures to improve the stadium experience of transgender football fans at...
Mar 21, 2019 12:06 AM

Pfizer buys stake in French gene therapy firm Vivet

[BENGALURU] Pfizer Inc said on Wednesday it acquired a 15 per cent stake in Vivet Therapeutics, as well as an exclusive...
Mar 20, 2019 11:53 PM

Japanese Olympic Committee was step behind when dealing with Takeda charges

[TOKYO] Japanese Olympic Committee chief Tsunekazu Takeda's decision to step down at the end of his current term...
Mar 20, 2019 11:43 PM

Trump calls top aide Kellyanne Conway's spouse 'husband from hell' in Twitter brawl

[NEW YORK] US President Donald Trump refused to let go of his feud with White House aide Kellyanne Conway's spouse...
Mar 20, 2019 11:29 PM

US top court undermines Google settlement in internet privacy case

[WASHINGTON] The US Supreme Court on Wednesday cast doubt on a US$8.5 million settlement Google had agreed to pay to...


Mar 20, 2019 06:36 PM

Freshworks takes on Asean on the back of rapid expansion

Software-as-a-Service firm, Freshworks, has launched its first regional hub for the ASEAN market in Singapore, from...


Mar 20, 2019 05:51 AM

InstaReM nabs US$41m in Series C funding

DIGITAL payments company InstaReM has closed a Series C funding round at US$41 million in Singapore. The final close of...


Mar 20, 2019 09:44 PM

US: Wall St opens flat as investors await Fed outlook

[NEW YORK] Wall Street's main indexes were little changed at the open on Wednesday as investors cautiously waited...
Mar 20, 2019 06:04 PM

Singapore shares drop 0.4% on Wednesday

MARKETS in Asia were mixed as investors were jittery on reports that there were renewed tensions between the US and...
Mar 20, 2019 05:58 PM

Malaysia: Shares close lower on Wednesday

MALAYSIA share prices closed lower on Wednesday, with the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Composite Index down 3.47...
Mar 20, 2019 04:51 PM

Europe: Stock markets drop at open

[LONDON] European stock markets opened lower on Wednesday, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index down 0.3 per...
Mar 20, 2019 04:32 PM

Hong Kong: Stocks close down, ending four-day rally

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks closed down Wednesday, snapping a four-day winning streak, as investors look ahead to the...
Mar 20, 2019 03:41 PM

Broker's take: RHB upgrades Dairy Farm to 'buy' but lowers target price to US$8.25

RHB Research Institute has upgraded its call on bluechip index constituent Dairy Farm International to "buy...


Mar 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Carolyn Kan

A CHANCE MEETING with an Italian silversmith in Florence in 2008 led to a month-long apprenticeship. And that...
Mar 15, 2019 05:50 AM

A new horizon: Rishi Naleendra and fellow chefs on new career paths

RISHI NALEENDRA USED to dream about getting a Michelin star. Now that he’s had one for a couple of years, he’s decided...
Mar 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Brunching Out

Go directly to jail and do not pass go. If you’re hungry and a fan of the board game Monopoly, get your silver token...



The Accidental Restaurateur

Chance may have led Desmond Lim to open the iconic Les Amis restaurant, but its growth into one of the largest independent restaurant groups in Singapore is no fluke.

Hard drive for success

Take your time to settle in as a new hire? No such thing for feted IT luminary Neelam Dhawan. Even after an illustrious 36-year career, she remains highly passionate about her next roles in the industry.

Call for inclusion

Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga tells why financial inclusion - not exactly a money-spinner for the business - is a worthy investment.

More ways to pay

Visa CEO Alfred Kelly Jr sees a big role for credit cards to smoothen and speed up e-commerce, and in driving two-way payments.


In using a digital platform to add a touch of modernity, Haulio’s Alvin Ea is hauling the logistics industry into a new era.