Sep 20, 2019 05:50 AM

TEDxSingapore: The meaning of life

AT THE END of one group session, participants of the recent TEDxSingapore Salon event each wrote on a piece of paper...

Sep 21, 2019 05:50 AM

Back to square one? Why are “asset-light” players in the sharing economy buying up property and cars?

FOUR years ago, an advertising and public relations executive penned these words about four up-and-coming companies...

Sep 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Interview - Alain Ducasse

ALAIN DUCASSE is synonymous with French fine dining, and has enough gravitas as a chef with 20 Michelin stars to...

Sep 21, 2019 05:50 AM

Powering social good

ASK Kojin Nakakita to talk about himself and the chairman of Hitachi Asia immediately says he is an ice hockey...


Sep 21, 2019 02:27 PM

Japan prosecutors set April date for ex-Nissan chief hearings: report

[TOKYO] Prosecutors in Japan will begin hearings into the case of former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn in April of next...

Sep 21, 2019 02:22 PM

Tesla board must face trial over Elon Musk's mega-pay package, says judge

[WILMINGTON] A Delaware judge ruled on Friday that Tesla Inc's board of directors must defend chief executive Elon...

Sep 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Sebastien Lepinoy's Road to Three Michelin Stars

Les Amis’s Sebastien Lepinoy recounts the long and tough journey
to get to the top of the Michelin food chain...

Sep 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Home Improvement

Don’t be fooled by its name. Label Y Jeans isn’t something you buy to wear. The steel table base frame is designed...

Sep 21, 2019 05:50 AM

1st phase of Sentosa-Brani Master Plan to be completed by 2022

CONSTRUCTION will start by year-end on the long-awaited redevelopment of resort island Sentosa and nearby Pulau...

Sep 21, 2019 05:50 AM

Play to win: investing in the mobile gaming sector

HERE'S a game you can play - the next time you're out, whether on the train or waiting in line at your favourite...

Sep 20, 2019 05:50 AM

It's Show Time

YOU DON'T HAVE to own a Patek Philippe watch to get a free pass to the Patek Philippe Watch Art Grand Exhibition at...

Sep 20, 2019 05:50 AM

TV: Shedding light on China-US trade war

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE between American and Chinese factory workers? A provocative new American documentary titled...

Sep 21, 2019 05:50 AM

We are falling more in love with bad news

PEOPLE can't tear their eyes away from bad news. A 2014 study by researchers at McGill University showed that even...

Sep 21, 2019 05:50 AM

For 5-time F1 champ Hamilton, that winning feeling never gets old

LEWIS Hamilton always looks forward to his annual trip to Singapore, and it's hardly a surprise why he feels that...

Sep 19, 2019 05:50 AM

Telcos need new ideas to dial up revenue from rising data use

SINGAPORE has seen the sharpest decline in data prices among key Asian telecom markets in the past 12 months in...

Sep 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Banks can use sustainability-linked loans to prod clients into going green

ENVIRONMENTAL, social and governance (ESG) considerations are moving out of a specialised niche into mainstream...

Sep 11, 2019 05:50 AM

Hard to say goodbye to cheques when they remain cheap to use

SINGAPORE is on track to become cheque-free by 2025, but it may be worth looking at cheque-processing fees and how...

Sep 10, 2019 05:50 AM

Is BreadTalk's S$80m offer for Food Junction worth the dough?

WAS it nostalgia that led BreadTalk founder and chairman George Quek to buy back the food court operator Food...


Sep 20, 2019 12:00 PM

South-east Asia risks faring worse in the next downturn than in the 2007-09 crisis: report

SOUTH-EAST Asia is more vulnerable to an economic downturn than it was during the global financial crisis one decade...


Sep 21, 2019 11:48 AM

For Airbnb employees, dream turns into disillusionment

[SAN FRANCISCO] Last summer, several Airbnb employees wrote a letter to the online room-rental startup's founders....


Sep 21, 2019 05:55 AM

US: Wall Street drops after China cancels US farm visits

[BENGALURU] Wall Street dropped on Friday, and also finished the week lower, after a Chinese agriculture delegation...

Sep 21, 2019 05:51 AM

Europe: Shares log fifth week of gains, Danish pharma firm shines

[BENGALURU] European stocks clocked their fifth straight week of gains on Friday with investors buying into the oil...

Sep 21, 2019 05:50 AM

Geopolitical tensions limit gains; STI ends flat

INVESTORS found their attentions divided by various geopolitical tensions on Friday, with the world keeping an eye...

Sep 21, 2019 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

Manulife US Reit > Buy (maintained)

Sep 20, 2019 09:46 PM

US: Wall St opens slightly stronger amid stimulus hopes, easing trade tensions

[NEW YORK] US stocks opened marginally higher on Friday as an interest rate cut by China's central bank and signs of...

Sep 20, 2019 06:02 PM

Singapore shares end flat as geopolitical tensions weigh

THE Straits Times Index (STI) added just 0.03 per cent or 0.88 point to end at 3,159.68


Powering social good

Having redefined its mission as a "social innovation business", Japanese conglomerate Hitachi is tackling issues faced by society. And that, says the company's vice president Kojin Nakakita, is what "contributing to society" truly means.

Straight shooter

UBS Asia Pacific president Edmund Koh – who says his job has made him one of the best connected persons in Asia – pulls no punches about life at the helm of the wealth management business.

Old-School Newsman

Even as he drives the South China Morning Post's digital expansion, Gary Liu, techie CEO of the Hong Kong broadsheet's publisher, says the print product will remain relevant and will evolve.

Refocus on the core

Jennifer Johnson, president and COO of global fund house Franklin Resources, says her firm - and the industry at large - need to get back to the basics: Investors want to see growth in their funds.


In using a digital platform to add a touch of modernity, Haulio’s Alvin Ea is hauling the logistics industry into a new era.