Jan 18, 2019 08:24 AM

Japan retailer Nojima makes offer for Courts Asia at S$0.205 per share

A UNIT of Japanese electronics retailer Nojima Corp is making a conditional cash offer for Courts Asia at S$0.205 per...
UPDATED 1 hour 10 min ago
The maritime sector in Singapore provides jobs for 170,000 people and contributes to 7...
Jan 18, 2019 11:37 AM

Tan Cheng Bock applies to form new Progress Singapore Party

[SINGAPORE] Former presidential candidate Tan Cheng Bock has applied to form a new political party.
Jan 18, 2019 09:11 AM

Stocks to watch: Courts Asia, ESR-Reit, OUE Lippo Healthcare Limited, Chaswood, GS Holdings

THE following companies saw new developments that may affect trading of their shares on Friday:
Jan 18, 2019 09:19 AM

ESR-Reit posts Q4 DPU of 1.005 Singapore cents in first results since VIT merger

ESR-Reit posted a distribution per unit of 1.005 Singapore cents for the fourth quarter ended Dec 31, 2018, up 8.2 per...
Jan 18, 2019 05:50 AM

Where's the pound headed? The jury's out for now

A SINGAPORE housewife with three children studying in London told The Business Times that she changed about S$90,000...
Jan 18, 2019 02:42 PM

Tokyo: Stocks close higher on US-China trade rumours

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks closed higher on Friday, tracking gains on Wall Street as investors took heart from a report the...
Jan 18, 2019 02:07 PM

Chinese tech hiring ads dive as trade tensions, slowdown bite

[BEIJING] Hiring by China's technology companies plummeted by a fifth in 2018's final quarter as the nation...
Jan 18, 2019 02:00 PM

Ghosn received US$9m improperly from Mitsubishi-Nissan JV

[TOKYO] Arrested auto executive Carlos Ghosn improperly received 7.8 million euros (S$12 million) in compensation from...
Jan 18, 2019 01:56 PM

US government shutdown seen causing minor hit to broad economy: Bloomberg poll

[WASHINGTON] The US government shutdown is causing some real pain, but economists are largely brushing off the risk to...
Jan 18, 2019 01:23 PM

Falcon Energy to undertake complete debt revamp, suspends trading

OFFSHORE and marine company Falcon Energy Group announced during midday trading break on Friday that it will suspend...


Jan 5, 2019 05:50 AM

Refreshing your people management style

PREVIOUSLY, management worked on the principle that people perform best when they are organised. On production lines,...


Jan 17, 2019 05:50 AM

Insurers tap startup platforms to open new distribution channels

LURED by the promise of a large user base and a well of data to tap, insurance companies are tying up with non-...


Jan 18, 2019 05:50 AM

Way Of Life

FROM BARBERS TO FORTUNE TELLERS, knife sharpeners to scribes, a plethora of small businesses were set up on the...
Jan 18, 2019 05:50 AM

Scent of Henry Jacques

Get an early start on Valentine's Day with this newly-minted pair of exquisite crystal perfume bottles by haute...
Jan 18, 2019 05:50 AM

Special Feature: Feasts of Abundance

Welcome the Year of the Pig with Tung Lok’s specially created Yusheng for every taste. Its classic Prosperity Yusheng (...
Jan 18, 2019 05:50 AM

12 Months of Travel

WE ALL KNOW that getting away from it all is becoming harder to do. There was a time when travel to faraway lands meant...


Jan 18, 2019 02:42 PM

Tokyo: Stocks close higher on US-China trade rumours

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks closed higher on Friday, tracking gains on Wall Street as investors took heart from a report the...
Jan 18, 2019 01:17 PM

Singapore stocks: STI resumes Friday afternoon at 3,221.10, up 0.2% on day

SINGAPORE shares resumed trading on Friday afternoon on higher ground, with the Straits Times Index up 6.66 points or 0...
Jan 18, 2019 11:33 AM

Asia: Markets boosted by fresh China-US trade hopes

[HONG KONG] Asian markets rallied on Friday as another broadly positive week drew to a close, with investors cheered by...
Jan 18, 2019 10:03 AM

Australia: Shares touch highest point since mid-November; New Zealand gains too

[BENGALURU] Australian shares climbed to a more than two-month high early on Friday, with banks and material stocks...
Jan 18, 2019 09:50 AM

Hong Kong: Stocks open higher on trade hopes

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks rose in the opening few minutes of trade on Friday, tracking a healthy lead from Wall...
Jan 18, 2019 09:20 AM

Singapore shares open higher on Friday, STI up 0.24% to 3,222.03

SINGAPORE stocks opened higher on Friday, with the Straits Times Index advancing 7.59 points, or 0.24 per cent to 3,222...


Jan 14, 2019 05:50 AM

It's your friendly neighbourhood ISOTeam

THE pundits have divined that Singapore will hold its General Election in a year or so, and that typically means more...
Jan 18, 2019 05:50 AM

A promising start for 15 Stamford

ONE wonders if Alvin Leung can cook a good fried rice. As in old-fashioned, wok hei-infused, tossed in an actual wok...



Cyber sleuth

The way to fight cyber crime is to ensure that the perpetrators and their backers face repercussions, says FireEye CEO Kevin Mandia, who's been at the frontline battles against hackers.

Going audit-gital

KPMG chairman Bill Thomas tells how technology has impacted the work of auditors, and delivers an impassioned response to recent criticism of scandals in the accounting profession.

Customise & connect

High-fashion label Coach turns the concept of luxury on its head, eschewing the top-down approach in favour of a more inclusive customer experience, says the American brand's CEO and president Joshua Schulman.

Going green, driving development

From climate change to global inequality, businesses must become part of the solution, not problem, to today's big challenges, says Achim Steiner, head of the United Nations Development Programme.


WHEN Adrian Chia was on holiday in Australia's picturesque Great Ocean Road several years ago, he loved the beautiful coastal scenery and thought about how this was exactly what city dwellers needed to recharge.