Jul 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Privatisation bid for Wheelock could boost other developer stocks

THE Hong Kong-listed parent of Wheelock Properties Singapore has launched a S$600 million offer - at S$2.10 a share -...
Jul 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Investors lament lack of progress on Hyflux revamp, Tuaspring sale

NO serious bids for Tuaspring yet and no clear restructuring plan either.
Jul 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Fresh grads' woes examined in BT Weekend

STUDY hard. Go to university. Get a good job. Right? Wrong. Young people entering the job market armed with their...
Jul 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Productivity is a better tool to fight business costs: Hong Tat

BUSINESS costs may be a challenge for all companies, but the way to overcome it is not to "artificially suppress...
Jul 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Singapore bargain hunters go on spree during Amazon's shopping bonanza

COCA-Cola Zero Sugar, Kleenex toilet tissue and Play-Doh playsets were among the best-selling items in Singapore during...
Jul 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Where to seek shelter in a time of trade wars

WHILE trade tensions have been making headlines for the past few months - and in fact escalated recently - the causes...
Jul 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Solving the world's potability problems

THE Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) has just celebrated its 10th anniversary. Within only one decade, it has...
Jul 14, 2018 05:50 AM

Insolvency limbo: the SGD bond market

GOODBYE credit boom, hello insolvency limbo. In June, precision- engineering firm CW Advanced Technologies became the...
Jul 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Singapore is third nation to ratify revised TPP trade agreement

SINGAPORE has ratified the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), becoming the...


Jul 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Meeting Of Football Giants

Suffering from post-World Cup withdrawal? Then check out  the International Champions Cup (ICC), which returns to...
Jul 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Hans Tan

WERE IT NOT for a pamphlet for an industrial design course that slipped out of a National University of Singapore (NUS...
Jul 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Secret Language

Nüshu - literally "women's writing" - was a secret script used by women from Jiangyong county in China...
Jul 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Sounds Of Music

LONG-TIME TIONG BAHRU RESIDENTS and bird hobbyists would know of the corner where birds in cages were hung up on a tree...
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Jul 20, 2018 06:26 AM

Europe: Earnings disappointments pull stocks back from month highs

[LONDON] A rally in European stocks fizzled out on Thursday as poor results drove down advertising agency Publicis and...
Jul 20, 2018 05:50 AM

STI up 1% on positive US earnings news

TRACKING stronger performances from the US markets on positive earnings news, the Straits Times Index (STI) rallied...
Jul 20, 2018 05:50 AM

SGX looks to tweak clearing house rules on trading defaults

CHANGES to clearing house rules could help to tackle default risks for both derivatives and securities trading, the...
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...



Relearning the ropes

For veteran banker and DBS chairman Peter Seah, returning to banking in 2009 after a hiatus of about eight years meant having to get up to speed with an industry digitalised and transformed.

Shooting for the stars

Sending a Singaporean to space might sound like a pipe dream, but for the past five years Lim Seng has been working to turn this into reality. He tells why he's pressing on despite multiple setbacks.

Nest egg advocate

As chairman and chief executive of Principal Financial Group, Daniel Houston is in the business of spreading the word about saving for retirement - and changing lives.

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.


HAVING made a career out of turning science fiction into reality, Lim Seng is used to being called "crazy".