Oct 23, 2020 05:50 AM

Restaurants come back from the brink

BARELY two months ago in August, restaurateur Wang Yanqing was in dire straits. The former Chinese TV newscaster had...

Oct 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Bridging the skills gap: Is education the key?

AS the hand-wringing and finger-pointing continue amid a deepening recession and rising joblessness, one underlying...

Oct 23, 2020 05:50 AM

Fishing for a good catch at Catfish

CALLING all catfish. If you're worried that a restaurant by the same name is going to decimate you and your fellow...

Oct 24, 2020 05:50 AM

On the green power train

CHANGE starts at home.


Oct 25, 2020 01:28 PM

Malaysia rulers to meet to consider PM Muhyiddin's emergency proposal

[KUALA LUMPUR] Malaysia's rulers are set to meet on Sunday to discuss what sources have said is a proposal by Prime...

Oct 25, 2020 01:18 PM

Singapore's Energy Week conference to test reopening strategy

[SINGAPORE] Singapore will hold its first business conference of scale this week since the coronavirus pandemic put...

Oct 25, 2020 01:03 PM

Mike Pence's chief of staff tests positive for coronavirus

[WASHINGTON] Vice-President Mike Pence's chief of staff, Marc Short, has tested positive for coronavirus along with...

Oct 25, 2020 12:51 PM

Japan's ANA to cut 3,500 jobs in three years due to virus woes

[TOKYO] ANA Holdings plans to cut about 3,500 jobs in three years as Japan's largest airline operator braces for its...

Oct 25, 2020 12:43 PM

Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee dies at 78

[SEOUL] Lee Kun-hee, the charismatic leader of Samsung Group, South Korea's biggest conglomerate, died on Sunday,...

Oct 23, 2020 05:50 AM

End of a chapter in Singapore's art history

THE new show at NTU Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) in Gillman Barracks will be its last. The solo exhibition of...

Oct 23, 2020 05:50 AM

Little big home

IN his seven years as an interior designer, Edward Seet has worked his way through every home configuration - large...

Oct 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Nanofilm IPO shares priced at S$2.59; subscribed 19 times

NANOFILM Technologies, the spin-off company of Nanyang Technological University (NTU), on Friday lodged its final...

Oct 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Q3 private home prices up; new home sales double over previous quarter, but rents are down

A SHARP rebound in private home sales in both primary and secondary markets in the third quarter underpinned...

Oct 24, 2020 05:50 AM

The hidden dragon of 2020

BATTLING through a turbulent year, investors have come to terms with dramatic changes in the corporate sector as...

Oct 24, 2020 05:50 AM

The relentless pursuit of better investment options

MY courtship with Vanguard funds started 16 years ago in 2004. Providend was licensed to give advice just a year...

Oct 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Will airline bailouts fly?

AS AIRLINES and hotels with backs to the Covid wall plead with governments for help, it is not unusual for...

Oct 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Ditch your basic bookshelf speakers and stream in high-fidelity instead

I'D originally set my sights on some refined, time-honoured hardware. A hand-built tube amplifier. Too-tall speakers...

Oct 21, 2020 05:50 AM

5G jobs drive is wind beneath telcos' wings

WITH its latest plan to help mobile network operators (MNOs) hire or reskill some 1,000 5G professionals, the...

Oct 16, 2020 05:50 AM

How does Hong Kong's new Reit ETF stack up against Singapore-listed ones?

ON Thursday, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKSE) saw the listing of its first real estate investment trust (Reit)...

Oct 15, 2020 05:50 AM

Slow recovery a setback for hotels, but there're encouraging signs

THE recovery for the travel industry remains slower than expected, throwing a spanner into the works for the hotel...

Oct 14, 2020 05:50 AM

Directors need to ask if they are going overboard with their various board seats

THE issue of multiple directorships has cropped up again, following the arrest of the current and former Singapore-...


Oct 23, 2020 12:45 PM

Two-speed recovery in services trade expected: HSBC

THE Covid-19 pandemic will lead to a two-speed recovery in services trade, whereby international travel is likely to...


Oct 24, 2020 10:05 AM

Microsoft-backed Databricks plans IPO next year

[SAN FRANCISCO] Databricks, whose business overlaps with data and analytics software maker Snowflake, is preparing...


Oct 24, 2020 06:05 AM

Europe: Stocks rebound with banks in the lead

[BENGALURU] European stocks rose on Friday, boosted by positive earnings updates from Barclays and a surge in Airbus...

Oct 24, 2020 05:59 AM

US: S&P, Nasdaq close higher as stimulus talks in spotlight

[NEW YORK] The S&P 500 and Nasdaq closed modestly higher on Friday in choppy trading, with investors keeping a...

Oct 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Singapore shares track Wall St gains, end week in the black

LOCAL shares finished the week on a high, in tandem with Wall Street stocks that rose on hopes of a US stimulus...

Oct 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Hong Kong connection opens China ETF market to global investors

CHINA'S fast-growing $157 billion market for exchange-traded funds became directly accessible to overseas investors...

Oct 24, 2020 05:50 AM

The sustainable debt market has become unsustainable

THE European Union has offered its first social bond - as in the middle initial of ESG: environmental, social, and...

Oct 23, 2020 10:17 PM

US: Wall St rises at open on hopes of progress in stimulus talks

[NEW YORK] Wall Street's main indexes opened higher on Friday, with investors anticipating progress in bipartisan...


Oct 25, 2020 01:03 PM

Mike Pence's chief of staff tests positive for coronavirus

[WASHINGTON] Vice-President Mike Pence's chief of staff, Marc Short, has tested positive for coronavirus along with...

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Oct 21, 2020 09:27 AM

DBS launches solution for businesses to track cross-border collections in real time

DBS has launched a solution for corporate clients in Singapore and Hong Kong to track cross-border collections in...

Oct 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Decline in retail rents accelerates in Q3

AS ECONOMIC headwinds prevail, rentals of retail space in Singapore's central region fell 4.5 per cent quarter-on-...

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Jul 20, 2020 05:50 AM

SkillsFuture Month 2020

THIS year's SkillsFuture Month, taking place during the Covid-19 pandemic, will feature a series of mostly virtual...


On the green power train

Osamu Ono, Mitsubishi Power Asia Pacific's chief, is leading the charge as his company seeks to take a bigger bite of - and contribute to - the region's push for a carbon-free energy future.

Making life a little more beautiful

Melissa Kwee, CEO of National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre, is on a mission to enhance the charity landscape in Singapore amid the pandemic.

From refugee to CEO

Holding on to his beliefs and values has enabled Omar Shokur, Asia chief executive of Indosuez Wealth Management, to make the right decisions and move in the right direction.

Making it accessible

Nutanix chief Dheeraj Pandey, an industry pioneer, tells why - having snagged a US$750 million investment from Bain Capital into his enterprise cloud computing company - it's timely to step down as CEO from the firm he co-founded.


Samuel Yik’s recipe for Dian Xiao Er is to stir in technology solutions while maintaining a quality workforce.