May 21, 2018 12:33 PM

Abuses pushed Malaysia's debt over RM1 trillion, says Mahathir

[KUALA LUMPUR] Malaysia is saddled with over RM1 trillion (S$338.3 billion) in debt, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad...
May 21, 2018 08:42 AM

Perennial appoints Europe's luxury hotel group Kempinski to operate Capitol Singapore hotel

PERENNIAL Real Estate Holdings has appointed Europe's luxury hotel group, Kempinski Hotels SA, to operate The...
May 21, 2018 08:48 AM

Tat Hong to delist as offeror now controls more than 90% of all shares

CRANE supplier Tat Hong will soon be delisted from the Singapore Exchange.
May 21, 2018 11:24 AM

Crowdfunded '3D' headphones startup Ossic shuts down; backers threaten lawsuit

ONE contender in the race to bring "3D" headphone technology to the mass market has dropped out of the race...
May 21, 2018 02:33 PM

Ex-Googler turns mum's money into a billion dollars on Amazon

[HONG KONG] After Steven Yang left his coveted job at Google, he asked his mother whether he should take venture-...
May 21, 2018 09:45 PM

Ascendas Hospitality Trust completes acquisition of hotel in South Korea, master lease agreement inked

ASCENDAS Korea Hospitality No 1 Professional Investors Private Real Estate Investment (Ascendas Korea Hospitality) has...
May 21, 2018 11:54 AM

Bank of Singapore inks MOU with Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp unit SMBC Trust Bank

BANK of Singapore (BOS) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with SMBC Trust Bank with the aim of providing...
May 21, 2018 11:18 AM

Asean at an inflexion point; positive outlook cannot be taken for granted: Chan Chun Sing

ASEAN is at an inflexion point, as the open and rules-based multilateral trading system, regional integration, and...

STOCKS

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May 21, 2018 05:28 PM

Malaysia: Shares close lower on Monday

MALAYSIA share prices closed lower on Monday with the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Composite Index down 0.92 point...
May 21, 2018 05:23 PM

Singapore shares close up by 0.54% on Monday

ASIAN equities were lifted on Monday by a thaw in trade tensions between the United States and China.
May 21, 2018 03:07 PM

Australian shares end flat as financials and materials weigh; NZ falls

[BENGALURU] Australian shares closed flat on Monday as losses in materials and banking stocks offset positive sentiment...

LIFESTYLE

May 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Colin Goh

IN 1991, Colin Goh was a young aspiring producer determined to have a career in the arts.
May 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Old trades, new trends

In an age where most people live in a throwaway society, and anything bright, new and shiny is preferred, it is hard to...
May 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Only Onigiri

This mainstay of the Japanese convenience store - rice balls stuffed with different fillings and shaped into seaweed...

FOCUS


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