Aug 17, 2018 08:30 AM

Volatile pharma drives Singapore non-oil exports up 11.8% in July to beat forecasts

SINGAPORE'S non-oil domestic exports (NODX) came in ahead of expectations in July, helped by a jump in seasonally...
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Aug 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Singapore fintech firms joining the dots in Africa's digital frontier

ONE of the world's leading mobile-money markets is farther afield than many might venture - but Kenya, on Africa...
Aug 17, 2018 08:42 AM

Stocks to watch: CapitaLand, CDL, Stratech, GRP, Keong Hong, Mencast, 8Telecom 

[SINGAPORE] The following companies saw new developments which may affect trading of their shares on Friday.
Aug 17, 2018 11:14 AM

Brokers' take: Starhill Global Reit upgraded to 'buy' by OCBC

STARHILL Global Reit (SGReit) has been upgraded to a "buy" by OCBC Reseach with a fair value of S$0.74...
Aug 17, 2018 05:50 AM

CapitaLand and CDL team up again - this time for Sengkang mixed development

FOR the first time in about a decade, property heavyweights CapitaLand and City Developments are teaming up for a...
Aug 17, 2018 12:11 PM

Malaysia Q2 GDP growth drops to 4.5%, slowest pace in 1½ years

[KUALA LUMPUR] Malaysia's economy expanded at a much slower pace of 4.5 per cent in the second quarter, hit by...
Aug 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Financial Times CEO to return part of £2.6m pay after staff outcry

FINANCIAL Times (FT) chief executive John Ridding will return some of his £2.6 million (S$4.5 million) annual salary...
Aug 17, 2018 08:11 AM

OCBC prices S$1b perps at 4%, first callable in 2023

OCBC Bank has priced S$1 billion of perpetual capital securities at a distribution rate of 4 per cent, richer than the ...
Aug 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Smaller suppliers can use unaudited financials to bid for govt tenders

FROM October 2018, companies will no longer need to affix their company stamps on government forms - including tender-...


Aug 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Fantastic Journeys And Who Can Find Them

Sonja Piontek's previous job revolved extensively around travel, so when she quit to be an entrepreneur, the focus...
Aug 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Victor Lee

For as long as he can remember, Victor Lee has had a healthy (bordering on obsessive) relationship with his footwear:...
Aug 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Devil's Delight

TAG Heuer has unveiled two Manchester United special editions just in time for the kick-off of the new Barclays Premier...
Aug 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Studying The Past

IT TOOK Tan Lark Sye more than six years and two official proposals before the powers that be allowed him to set up...
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Aug 17, 2018 05:29 PM

Malaysia shares close higher on Friday

MALAYSIA share prices closed higher on Friday with the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Composite Index up 6.20 points...
Aug 17, 2018 05:26 PM

Singapore shares end lower on Friday

SHARE prices on the Singapore bourse closed lower on Friday, with the key Straits Times Index down 2.49 points, or 0.08...
Aug 17, 2018 04:22 PM

Tokyo: Shares close higher

Aug 17, 2018 01:11 PM

Singapore stocks: STI resumes Friday afternoon at 3,226.14, up 0.44%

SINGAPORE shares resumed trading on Friday afternoon in positive territory, with the Straits Times Index gaining 0.44...



Crusader for fintech rules

Failing to regulate fintech or Big Tech is not unlike ignoring shadow banking activities, says Standard Chartered chairman Jose Vinals - and he's optimistic about the Herculean task of coordinating global regulation.

Green warrior

Governments should make businesses bear the cost of their environmental impact, says Jonathon Porritt, co-founder of Forum for the Future.

Real estate game changer

JLL is riding the digital technology wave, investing in proptech to become more productive and create value for clients, says its CEO Christian Ulbrich.

Unbound by rules

Adrian Cheng, heir to Hong Kong's New World Development and Chow Tai Fook conglomerates, has brought his own vision into the sprawling family business empire and made his mark as an art and cultural entrepreneur.


EVEN though the potato chip market may seem already saturated, husband and wife team Lee Yue Jer and Kee Vern Cheng, both 32, saw a gap in it.