Dec 18, 2018 11:38 AM

Singapore business optimism wanes for Q1 2019

BUSINESS confidence among local companies moderated significantly for the first quarter (Q1) of next year,  weakening...
Having running water at a turn of the tap does not come by chance in Singapore. That...
Dec 18, 2018 06:30 PM

Daily Debrief: What Happened Today

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Dec 18, 2018 11:49 AM

PwC Singapore seeks more tax breaks in Budget 2019 to spur startup scene

PWC Singapore has suggested a new tax exemption scheme for early-stage venture capital (VC) investment with a lower...
Dec 18, 2018 02:43 PM

Banyan Tree pushes into Greater China amid global expansion

RESORT operator Banyan Tree Group on Tuesday said it has signed 26 hotel agreements for its four brands, with most of...
Dec 18, 2018 08:31 AM

Kimly to develop own brand of coffees and teas amid probe

KIMLY Ltd - the Catalist-listed coffeeshop operator being investigated over a controversial purchase of a drinks firm...
Dec 19, 2018 12:29 AM

Sterling extends rebound on hopes PM May can avoid no-deal Brexit

[LONDON] The British pound rose further away from 20-month lows on Tuesday, helped by a weaker dollar and hopes Prime...
Dec 19, 2018 12:16 AM

Saudis announce budget deficit for sixth straight year

[RIYADH] Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced its 2019 budget projecting a US$35 billion shortfall, amounting to a deficit...
Dec 19, 2018 12:04 AM

SpaceX halts US satellite launch for national security mission

[ORLANDO] Elon Musk's SpaceX halted Tuesday's launch of a long-delayed navigation satellite for the US...
Dec 18, 2018 11:54 PM

Chaos on French highways as 'yellow vests' torch toll booths

[PARIS] French "yellow vest" protesters caused transport chaos on Tuesday after occupying highway toll booths...
Dec 18, 2018 11:38 PM

Zahid steps aside as Umno president

[PETALING JAYA] Bowing to the mounting pressure from within his party, Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has announced his decision...


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 18, 2018 05:50 AM

TranSwap takes aim at remittance business

IN THE crowded but growing space of remittance startups, TranSwap is hoping to stand out by standing up for small and...


Dec 18, 2018 10:42 PM

US: Wall St opens higher on tech boost; Fed in focus

[NEW YORK] US stocks opened higher on Tuesday boosted by technology shares, as investors wait for clues on the Federal...
Dec 18, 2018 05:54 PM

Singapore shares slide 2.2% on Tuesday on Fed tightening fears

SINGAPORE stocks slumped on Tuesday, with the Straits Times Index down 2.2 per cent or 68.71 points to 3,045.54. 
Dec 18, 2018 05:42 PM

Malaysia: Shares close lower on Tuesday

MALAYSIA share prices closed lower on Tuesday, with the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Composite Index down 6.31...
Dec 18, 2018 04:29 PM

Europe: Stock markets drop at open

[LONDON] Europe's leading stock markets fell further at the open on Tuesday, with London's benchmark FTSE 100...
Dec 18, 2018 04:22 PM

Hong Kong, Shanghai stocks end sharply lower

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong and Shanghai shares tumbled on Tuesday, tracking a sell-off on Wall Street as dealers were...
Dec 18, 2018 03:59 PM

Seoul: Stocks wobble on global growth concerns; won gains

[SEOUL] South Korea's KOSPI stock index dipped on Tuesday as deepening concerns over a slowing global economy sent...


Dec 14, 2018 05:50 AM

Michael Tay

He was a kampung boy who grew up to become a wine-drinking, music-loving plenipotentiary and polymath, but you wouldn’t...
Dec 14, 2018 05:50 AM

Sweet Dreams Of Christmas

YOU COULD SAY that visions of sugar plums - not to mention gold flakes, white truffles and cacao pods - danced in the...
Dec 14, 2018 05:50 AM

A Toast to Christmas

“I wanted to create a punch that could be shared among friends and loved ones for the festive season.It had to be...



Price points

Global energy data provider Platts has been a trailblazer in the energy & commodities trading business. It now aims to be a champion of gender diversity in this male-dominant industry, says its president Martin Fraenkel.

Leading with purpose

As the world's biggest fund manager, BlackRock is using its influence to espouse its bedrock values. Chairman and CEO Larry Fink himself seeks to be a "voice of positiveness" - and says corporations need, now more than ever as governments fall short, to step up in key issues.

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

Zendesk's Mikkel Svane tells why Silicon Valley is still the world's top startup hub. Even the weather helps, he says.


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.