Jul 19, 2018 07:54 AM

Wheelock Properties parent offers S$2.10 per share to privatise developer; stock hits S$2.19

SHARES of Wheelock Properties (Singapore) jumped on Thursday after its Hong Kong-listed parent made a S$2.10 per share...
UPDATED 5 hours 29 min ago
Jul 19, 2018 09:46 AM

Tat Hong to delist on Friday morning after successful buyout

TAT Hong Holdings will be delisted on Friday at 9am, completing a takeover bid involving the chief executive, the board...
Jul 19, 2018 12:20 PM

Director fined record S$57,000 for breaching Companies Act

A COMPANY director was on Tuesday fined a record S$57,000 for various breaches of the Companies Act, prompting the...
Jul 19, 2018 10:09 AM

Co-living startup Hmlet moves into Hong Kong with acquisition of we r urban

SINGAPORE-based co-living startup Hmlet has acquired we r urban, marking its expansion into the Hong Kong market.
Jul 19, 2018 10:55 AM

ComfortDelGro may buy more fully electric vehicles if two-car trial pays off

COMFORTDELGRO's taxi unit has started testing the first fully electric cabs in its fleet, the transport operator...
UPDATED 11 hours 36 min ago
Jul 19, 2018 10:32 AM

China bike-sharing giant Ofo to close most US operations after less than a year: WSJ

[NEW YORK] Less than a year after Beijing-based Ofo Inc entered the United States with big ambitions, the world's...
Jul 19, 2018 12:17 PM

Malaysia PM Mahathir says to negotiate deferment of high-speed rail link with Singapore

[KUALA LUMPUR] Malaysia will look to negotiate the deferment of a high-speed rail project with Singapore, Prime...
Jul 19, 2018 12:01 PM

UOB invests and partners in AI firm Personetics

UOB on Thursday said it has invested and partnered with Israeli fintech firm Personetics to boost its use of artificial...
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Jul 19, 2018 05:54 PM

Malaysia: Shares close higher on Thursday

MALAYSIA share prices closed higher on Thursday, with the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Composite Index up 6.17...
Jul 19, 2018 05:48 PM

Singapore shares end higher on Thursday

SHARE prices in the Singapore bourse closed higher on Thursday, with the key Straits Times Index up 1.1 per cent or 37...
Jul 19, 2018 04:35 PM

Hong Kong: Shares end lower

Jul 19, 2018 01:11 PM

Singapore stocks: STI resumes Thursday afternoon at 3,271.72, up 1%

SINGAPORE stocks resumed trading Thursday afternoon on higher ground, with the Straits Times Index moving up one per...

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Baby Boomer Entrepreneurs

THERE ARE NO dreams of unicorns or Series A funding, but a group of 50- and 60-something entrepreneurs are showing that...
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Perfect Cuppa

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