Dec 12, 2018 12:00 PM

Economists fret over trade tensions, shave forecast for Singapore growth in 2019

PRIVATE economists unanimously fingered higher US-China trade tensions as a downside risk to Singapore’s growth, as...
Having running water at a turn of the tap does not come by chance in Singapore. That...
Dec 12, 2018 06:30 PM

Daily Debrief: What Happened Today

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Dec 12, 2018 11:00 AM

Singapore consumer confidence still in doldrums but hits 3-year high in Q3: poll

CONSUMER confidence in Singapore rose in the third quarter to its highest level since entering pessimistic territory...
Dec 12, 2018 10:54 AM

Singapore condo rents up 0.6% in November; HDB rents drop 0.5%: SRX

THE rental market for private non-landed property in Singapore picked up in November while it slowed for HDB properties...
Dec 12, 2018 05:11 PM

"I will contest that vote with everything I've got," says Britain's Theresa May

[LONDON] Theresa May will fight for her job as British prime minister after being told she will face a vote of no...
Dec 12, 2018 09:45 PM

Indian voters boot out cow, happiness ministers in state elections

[NEW DELHI] India's only dedicated "cow minister" has been dumped in state elections, ending a...
Dec 12, 2018 09:25 PM

At least 150 lawmakers publicly back PM May ahead of confidence vote

[LONDON] At least 150 Conservative Party lawmakers have indicated support for Prime Minister Theresa May ahead of a...
Dec 12, 2018 09:11 PM

Apple's "Netflix for Magazines" getting a chilly reception

[NEW YORK] When Apple Inc introduced the iPad eight years ago, media executives rejoiced.
Dec 12, 2018 08:50 PM

Opec says it replaced Iran oil loss, sees lower 2019 demand

[LONDON]  Opec on Wednesday said it replaced a drop in Iranian exports as US sanctions resumed and lowered the 2019...
Dec 12, 2018 08:39 PM

Sri Lanka parliament demands sacked PM is restored

[COLOMBO] Sri Lanka's legislature voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to demand the reinstatement of prime minister...


Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM

S-E Asia GDP growth to slow in 2019 amid trade war: ICAEW

ECONOMIC growth across the South-east Asia region is expected to slow in 2019 to 5 per cent, after an estimated 5.3 per...


Dec 12, 2018 10:00 AM

Singapore online printing startup Gogoprint buys Indonesia printing business

SINGAPORE-BASED Gogoprint has acquired Prinzio, an Indonesian printing startup specialising in commercial printing...


Dec 12, 2018 05:51 PM

Singapore shares end higher on Wednesday

SINGAPORE stocks closed higher on Wednesday, with the Straits Times Index up 1.33 per cent or 40.71 points to 3,099.99.
Dec 12, 2018 05:46 PM

Malaysia: Shares close higher on Wednesday

MALAYSIA share prices closed higher on Wednesday, with the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Composite Index up 10.64...
Dec 12, 2018 05:16 PM

Hong Kong: Stocks rally on talks hopes

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks rallied Wednesday with other Asian markets as investors were cheered by upbeat...
Dec 12, 2018 04:50 PM

Europe: Shares extend gains on trade war hopes; UK shares up

[MADRID] European shares rose at the open, adding to the strong gains on Tuesday, as investors welcome renewed optimism...
Dec 12, 2018 03:45 PM

Seoul: Stocks rise on Hyundai Motor group's gains, Sino-U.S. trade hopes

[SEOUL] South Korea's Kospi stock index closed higher on Wednesday buoyed by the gains in shares of the country...
Dec 12, 2018 03:40 PM

Australia shares end firmer as US-China tensions ease; NZ up

[BENGALURU] Australian shares rallied on Wednesday, as US President Donald Trump's positive stance on trade...


Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM

Santa Claus

SANTA CLAUS IS coming to town. In fact, he’s just arrived - just in time to assert his claim over the Orchard Road...
Dec 7, 2018 05:50 AM
A Season Of Giving

A Personal Christmas

For your favourite collector, the ultimate coup will be to get hold of Suntory’s newly released Hibiki 35 Year Old - an...
Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Money FM podcast: Coffee with Claressa: The Great American Brunch

Chef John Kunkel founder of 50 Eggs Inc, which operates some of Miami's most popular restaurants, is in town to...



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Breaking down to build up

With technology no longer just an enabler of business but an element that drives strategy in every organisation, now's the most exciting time ever, says Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins.

Entrepreneurial Zen

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Strength in a sari

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WHEN Adrian Chia was on holiday in Australia's picturesque Great Ocean Road several years ago, he loved the beautiful coastal scenery and thought about how this was exactly what city dwellers needed to recharge.