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 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Gone to waste: a hard look at our recycling effort

The extent of recycling, for most people in Singapore, is the blue bin they have outside their homes. For them, the...
Aug 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Retirement rethink

AT 24, Rich Nuzum was only the second person hired for Mercer's investment consulting business in Japan in 1992...


Aug 18, 2018 02:32 PM

More than 320 dead in India flood crisis

[KOCHI, India] Pressure intensified Saturday to save thousands still trapped by devastating floods that have killed...
Aug 18, 2018 02:07 PM

Venezuela hikes salaries in 95% devaluation amid hyperinflation

[CARACAS] Venezuela devalued its currency by about 95 per cent ahead of the Aug 20 rollout of a new bolivar, while...
Aug 18, 2018 01:50 PM

Chinese plane pulled from mud at Philippine airport

[MANILA] A Chinese plane that slid off the runway at Manila airport was removed from the muddy spot where it had been...
Aug 18, 2018 12:31 PM

North Korea presses demand for end of Korean War amid talk of Pompeo visit

[SEOUL] North Korea pressed its demand Friday that the United States agree to declare an end to the 1950-53 Korean War...
Aug 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Accessible kaiseki fare at Yoshi

WITH its rebranding as just "Yoshi", the original Kaiseki Yoshiyuki has dropped the "Kaiseki" and...
Aug 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Father Of Modern Italian Cuisine

HE'S DOING FOR Italian cuisine what Ferran Adria did for Spanish food, but don't mistake Massimo Bottura as...
Aug 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Pharma holds up July exports but trade war a threat

THE seasonally volatile pharmaceutical sector supported Singapore's non-oil domestic exports (NODX) in July, but...
Aug 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Lessons from 1MDB: Can long-time customers be trusted?

FINANCIAL irregularities involving Malaysian state investment company, 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), have cast the...
Aug 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Story Of Us

AS FOUNDERS OF DESIGN FIRM Foreign Policy Design Group, married couple Arthur Chin and Yu Yah-Leng tell their clients...
Aug 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Jogja Art Inspirations

ARTIST LIM TIONG GEE, who's been painting landscapes since the 1970s, returned from a Jogjakarta trip organised by...
Aug 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Taking your business global

IN SMALL markets like Singapore, businesses need to think of taking their business global from day one.
Aug 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Eye injuries: prepare and prevent, not repair and repent

RECENTLY I attended the Asia-Pacific Ocular Trauma Conference held in Chennai, India as a delegate and invited speaker...
Aug 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Time is running short for Triyards

EMAS Offshore (EOL) and Triyards are both subsidiaries of erstwhile stock market darling Ezra Holdings. Although of the...
Aug 15, 2018 05:50 AM

How to become a savvier retail investor

Having spent much of my journalistic focus on investor education, I could not have been more pleased than to hear that...
Aug 14, 2018 05:50 AM

TPG may not be a game changer for Singapore telco market

A DRAMATIC scene in J R R Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring has the heroes trapped in the caves of Moria, with...
Aug 8, 2018 05:50 AM

MAS must set right tone in CG committee set-up

IT IS perhaps fitting that, in a week that celebrates Singapore's nation-building, the city-state has also...


Aug 18, 2018 09:42 AM

Tesla shares tumble after Elon Musk interview sparks fresh fears

[WASHINGTON] Tesla shares took a pounding on Friday amid fresh fears about the future of the electric carmaker after a...
Aug 18, 2018 06:29 AM

European shares slide as Turkey anxieties linger

[LONDON] European shares slipped on Friday as investors licked their wounds after a tumultuous week, eyeing further...
Aug 18, 2018 06:00 AM

US: Wall Street rises on upbeat trade news

[NEW YORK] US stocks closed higher on Friday, with the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average extending gains...
Aug 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

WE believe the worst is likely over for Starhill Global Reit (SGReit). Its committed Singapore office occupancy has...
Aug 18, 2018 05:50 AM

STI ends week of losses down 0.08% on Friday

IT HAS not been a good week for the Singapore market, with the ongoing spat between the US and Turkey dragging global...


Retirement rethink

Rich Nuzum, president of Mercer's wealth business, reckons traditional notions about investment risks and fees - and yes, the idea that people should stop working at a certain age - are ripe for reassessment.

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.


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.