May 24, 2018 08:00 AM

Singapore GDP up 4.4% in Q1, full-year growth forecast at 2.5-3.5%

SINGAPORE'S GDP grew 4.4 per cent in the first three months of 2018, with full-year growth expected to come in at...
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May 24, 2018 08:00 AM

Singapore manufacturing continues to drive growth in Q1; services catching up

MANUFACTURING continued to lead Singapore's economic growth in the first quarter, but the services sector is fast...
May 24, 2018 09:53 AM

Go-Jek says will enter Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines in next few months

INDONESIA's ride-hailing start-up Go-Jek announced on Thursday that it will invest about US$500 million to move...
May 24, 2018 03:08 PM

MAS slaps warnings on 8 cryptocurrency exchanges; bars ICO issuer

THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) warned eight digital token exchanges in Singapore not to allow trading in...
May 24, 2018 11:51 AM

Former Malaysia government used money raised from Khazanah to pay 1MDB dues: sources

[KUALA LUMPUR] The government of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak used money raised from a deal with...
May 24, 2018 05:50 AM

Trading suspension of Hyflux perps leaves investors out on a limb

INVESTORS who bought Hyflux's perpetual securities are reeling from the company's suspension of trading in...
May 24, 2018 03:00 PM

Nearly half of big firms in the Asia-Pacific have been victims of financial crime: report

ALMOST 50 per cent of large companies in the Asia-Pacific have been victims of fraud, theft, money laundering or other...
May 24, 2018 10:27 AM

3 Liang Seah Street shophouses for sale at S$30m; 6 Little India conservation shophouses for auction

THREE adjoining shophouses at 33 Liang Seah Street have been put up for sale via private treaty at S$30 million,...


May 24, 2018 06:45 PM

Bukit Sembawang Estates reports leap in Q4 earnings

PROPERTY developer Bukit Sembawang Estates reported a substantial increase in quarterly net income on Thursday, as it...
May 24, 2018 05:52 PM

Malaysia: Shares end lower again on Thursday

MALAYSIAN stocks closed lower on Thursday, with the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Composite Index down 28.59 points...
May 24, 2018 05:43 PM

Singapore shares rise 0.9% after Wednesday's sell-off

SHARE prices in the Singapore bourse rose with the key Straits Times Index gaining 32.65 points or 0.93 per cent to...
May 24, 2018 04:27 PM

Seoul: Stocks edge down; won holds steady

[SEOUL] South Korea's KOSPI stock index weakened on Thursday. The Korean won held steady, while bond yields fell...
May 24, 2018 04:21 PM

Hong Kong: Stocks end with gains


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 24, 2018 05:50 AM

North Korea defies UN sanctions with restaurants operating in Cambodia

AT least three and possibly more North Korean restaurants are operating in Cambodia's capital in apparent...



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