Mar 22, 2019 05:50 AM

PUB to Salim-Medco: Don't use us as excuse to pull out of Hyflux deal

HYFLUX's reluctant white knight should not use PUB as an excuse to back out of its investment agreement with the...
In the fourth episode of My SME story, we feature Jeremy Lee, director, business...

Singapore Budget 2019

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Mar 22, 2019 05:50 AM
STARTUPS

Lazada ramps up efforts to boost seller and brand growth

ALIBABA-backed e-commerce firm Lazada on Thursday announced a series of products and services aimed at accelerating the...
Mar 22, 2019 05:50 AM

Tembusu Partners launching several funds totalling 1b yuan

SINGAPORE-BASED Tembusu Partners is launching several investment funds totalling one billion yuan (S$205.6 million),...
Mar 22, 2019 05:50 AM

SICC aims to raise awareness of the circular economy

THE Singapore International Chamber of Commerce (SICC) on Thursday identified raising awareness on the circular economy...
Mar 22, 2019 05:50 AM

One year on, Skoda chalks up record sales and is launching mobile app for drivers

AFTER the relaunch of the Skoda brand in Singapore exactly a year ago after a five-year absence, the Czech car maker...
BREAKING NEWS
Mar 22, 2019 07:20 AM

New technique may overcome infertility in childhood cancer survivors

[WASHINGTON] Men diagnosed with cancer have the option of freezing their sperm ahead of chemotherapy, which can render...
Mar 22, 2019 07:09 AM

Levi Strauss shares surge 31% in stock market return

[BENGALURU] Shares in Levi Strauss & Co surged 31 per cent in their debut on Thursday, giving the jeans maker a...
Mar 22, 2019 07:06 AM

EU wrestles with short Brexit delay as "no deal" looms

[BRUSSELS] British Prime Minister Theresa May failed to reassure European Union leaders on Thursday that she can secure...
Mar 22, 2019 07:03 AM

Facebook admits storing passwords in plain text

[SAN FRANCISCO] Facebook on Thursday admitted that millions of passwords were stored in plain text on its internal...
Mar 22, 2019 07:01 AM

Trump: US should 'fully recognise' Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights

[WASHINGTON] President Donald Trump on Thursday announced the United States should acknowledge Israeli sovereignty over...


ASEAN BUSINESS

Mar 21, 2019 02:04 PM

Getting the best out of digitally-empowered employees

A Manpower Group report has found that 56 per cent of Singaporean employers have trouble filling open positions, the...

GARAGE

Mar 22, 2019 05:50 AM
STARTUPS

Lazada ramps up efforts to boost seller and brand growth

ALIBABA-backed e-commerce firm Lazada on Thursday announced a series of products and services aimed at accelerating the...

WEEKEND MAGAZINE

Mar 22, 2019 05:50 AM

Singapore, Our Neighbourhood

ARE TEXTBOOKS AND MUSEUMS the only outlets to learn about Singapore’s past? Not so, say the organisers of this year’s...
Mar 22, 2019 05:50 AM

Deep Dive

Hot off its recent SIHH 2019 novelties, Panerai announced a surprise drop earlier this week and it's none other...
Mar 22, 2019 05:50 AM

Zen’s New Menu

The show goes on at the dinner theatre that is Zen - where fun, food and hospitality are served over three floors at...
Mar 22, 2019 05:50 AM

New Room at the Inn

THERE’S A NEW hotspot in town and everyone who is anyone wants to be there. But they need an invitation to get into...

STOCKS

MARKET TODAY:
Mar 22, 2019 07:09 AM

Levi Strauss shares surge 31% in stock market return

[BENGALURU] Shares in Levi Strauss & Co surged 31 per cent in their debut on Thursday, giving the jeans maker a...
Mar 22, 2019 06:11 AM

US: Stocks bounce, shrugging off economic doubts

[NEW YORK] Wall Street stocks shrugged off doubts about the US economy and powered higher Thursday, with Apple soaring...
Mar 22, 2019 06:04 AM

Europe: Stocks slip as banks slide, London shares jump

[BENGALURU] European stock markets slipped for a second day on Thursday, weighed down by financial stocks and a sharp...
Mar 22, 2019 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

CapitaLand Retail China Trust (CRCT) | Buy (initiate)
Mar 22, 2019 05:50 AM
HOT STOCK

Chuan Hup shares soar 12% after firm proposes special dividend

CHUAN Hup Holdings shares surged at the start of trading on stronger-than-usual turnover on Thursday.
Mar 22, 2019 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Fed's pause on rate hikes cheers markets

THE Singapore stock market made gains on Thursday, supported by a dovish US Federal Reserve that indicated that there...

FOCUS


THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

The Accidental Restaurateur

Chance may have led Desmond Lim to open the iconic Les Amis restaurant, but its growth into one of the largest independent restaurant groups in Singapore is no fluke.

Hard drive for success

Take your time to settle in as a new hire? No such thing for feted IT luminary Neelam Dhawan. Even after an illustrious 36-year career, she remains highly passionate about her next roles in the industry.

Call for inclusion

Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga tells why financial inclusion - not exactly a money-spinner for the business - is a worthy investment.

More ways to pay

Visa CEO Alfred Kelly Jr sees a big role for credit cards to smoothen and speed up e-commerce, and in driving two-way payments.


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