Nov 15, 2018 10:32 AM
ASEAN SUMMIT 2018

Singapore, China to collaborate on fintech, regulating derivative trades

TWO agreements penned between financial agencies will pave the way for China and Singapore to collaborate on fintech...
Nov 15, 2018 01:19 PM

New private home sales in October dive by nearly 48% over September amid absence of new launches

DEVELOPERS in Singapore sold 487 private homes last month, falling nearly 48 per cent from the 932 units moved in...
UPDATED 1 min ago
Nov 15, 2018 01:36 PM

Clutch of small caps plunge as much as 93% in Hong Kong

[HONG KONG] A string of Hong Kong stocks suddenly plunged on Thursday with no explanation, leaving traders to speculate...
Nov 15, 2018 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE STOCKS

Death knell for contra trading as T+2 looms

COME Dec 10, trade settlement on the Singapore Exchange (SGX) will be cut from three to two days after the transaction...
Nov 15, 2018 11:34 AM

Jetstar joins Scoot, SIA in ceasing pre-selection of travel insurance in online bookings

LOCAL airline Jetstar Asia Airways has joined Scoot Tigerair and Singapore Airlines (SIA) in ceasing the pre-selection...
UPDATED 4 hours 17 min ago
Nov 15, 2018 12:32 PM

Ex-minister Mah Bow Tan joins Singapore fintech firm as investor, adviser

FORMER cabinet minister Mah Bow Tan has joined a group of seasoned market practitioners to invest in a fintech firm.
Nov 15, 2018 03:30 PM
ASEAN SUMMIT 2018

GrabPay wallets to allow instant remittance overseas from early 2019

RIDING on its vision to build the “Asean e-wallet” of choice, Grab on Thursday announced a remittance offering that...
Nov 15, 2018 03:28 PM

Malaysia charges former PM Najib's wife Rosmah with receiving bribes of RM189m

[KUALA LUMPUR] Malaysia on Thursday charged Rosmah Mansor, the wife of former Prime Minister Najib Razak, with...


ASEAN BUSINESS

Nov 15, 2018 05:50 AM
ASEAN SUMMIT 2018

RCEP conclusion delayed due to 'unique challenges': PM Lee

THE much-awaited finalisation of the Asean-led Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will not materialise...

STARTUPS

Nov 15, 2018 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE FINTECH FESTIVAL 2018

'Reducing friction' for its consumers is key for Go-Jek

GO-JEK has a simple philosophy when it comes to expanding in South-east Asia, at least according to its president Andre...

STOCKS

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Nov 15, 2018 03:49 PM

Australia shares erase losses on Sino-UStrade hopes; NZ flat

[BENGALURU] Australian shares erased early losses to close almost flat on Thursday as investors took heart from further...
Nov 15, 2018 02:50 PM

Tokyo: Stocks close down as bank shares tumble

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks fell on Thursday, dragged down by the banking sector after a drop in US bank shares on regulation...
Nov 15, 2018 01:36 PM

Clutch of small caps plunge as much as 93% in Hong Kong

[HONG KONG] A string of Hong Kong stocks suddenly plunged on Thursday with no explanation, leaving traders to speculate...
Nov 15, 2018 01:13 PM

Singapore stocks: STI resumes Thursday afternoon at 3,045.87, down 0.1% on day

SINGAPORE stocks resumed trading higher after Thursday's lunch break, with the key Straits Times Index inching up...
Nov 15, 2018 12:12 PM

Asia: Markets mixed but traders on edge, pound holds ground

[HONG KONG] Asian investors moved nervously on Thursday as they struggled in the face of multiple headwinds, while oil...
Nov 15, 2018 11:46 AM

Broker's take: KGI downgrades Accordia Golf Trust to 'hold' on natural disasters, cautious macro outlook

A SERIES of natural disasters, the lack of near-term rerating catalysts and a more cautious macro outlook has led...

LIFESTYLE

Nov 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Hugues De Pins

GROWING UP IN VERSAILLES, Hugues de Pins was fascinated by the pomp and splendour of his city’s greatest attraction,...
Nov 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Travelling alone and loving it

WHAT IS IT about going solo that appeals to so many travellers today? Is it the freedom to decide your day’s itinerary...
Nov 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Life’s Lessons

It won’t be long before we’re digging up long-forgotten new year’s resolutions just to break them again.

FOCUS


THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

Banking on digital

BNP Paribas CEO Jean-Laurent Bonnafé tells why mergers and acquisitions are taking a back seat - for now - at the French bank.

Healthcare 4.0

When you shop for toiletries or medicines in a supermarket, GSK keeps a close eye - with tracking sensors - to find out how and why you made those purchases. Data and analytics are a huge play for the pharmaceutical group, says its CEO for consumer healthcare, Brian McNamara.

Reading randomness

To avoid nasty surprises, don't try to predict the future - instead, stay aware of all possibilities, says Richard Fenning, Singapore-based CEO of global specialist risk consultancy Control Risks.

From neanderthals to cyborgs

He's a historian, futurist and social critic all rolled into one. Yuval Noah Harari sees his role as a bridge between academia and the public, to explain simply the story of humankind, both its history and technology.


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