Feb 22, 2019 05:50 AM

Ahead of the pack: Top creative names in Singapore you need to know now

ANYONE WHO CAME OF AGE before the Internet can tell you how much faster the world has become.
Feb 23, 2019 05:50 AM

Shaken and stirred: What it takes to run some of Singapore's best bars

THE era of bars is upon us, say bar owners and drinkers alike. Singapore's bars now ping on global radars. Young...

Singapore Budget 2019

Click here for all our Budget coverage; news, analysis, infographics
Feb 22, 2019 05:50 AM

Gani Atmadiredja

IN 2004, WHEN Gani Atmadiredja volunteered to take over the flailing Singapore operations of his family’s sanitary ware...
Feb 23, 2019 05:50 AM

More ways to pay

WE SHOP, tap and go, and we don't think twice about it. Marie Kondo may have something to say about all that easy...


Feb 23, 2019 01:33 PM

North Korea's Kim to make official visit to Vietnam in 'coming days'

[HANOI] North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will soon make an official visit to Vietnam, officials said Saturday, as Hanoi...
Feb 23, 2019 12:42 PM

EY probed in Denmark as Swedbank hires firm in laundering review

[COPENHAGEN] EY, the accounting firm engaged by Swedbank AB following a report that the lender was involved in money...
Feb 23, 2019 12:37 PM

UBS ignored whistleblower warnings in French tax case: judgement

[PARIS] UBS was warned numerous times over a period of at least six years that its French private bank risked breaking...
Feb 23, 2019 12:35 PM

Fed to keep open mind in review of strategy, tools, Clarida says

[NEW YORK] The Federal Reserve will keep an open mind as it begins a broad review this year of its monetary policy...
Feb 23, 2019 09:33 AM

R&B crooner R. Kelly charged with sexually assaulting teenage girls

[CHICAGO] Grammy-winning R&B singer R. Kelly was charged in Chicago on Friday with aggravated sexual assault of...
Feb 22, 2019 05:50 AM

Spotlight on Basel

You have to flip this simple but elegant timepiece over to see what’s so special about it. Laser- engraved on the grey...
Feb 22, 2019 05:50 AM

A taste of Bangkok style at JAM in Dempsey

HEY Siri, find me a restaurant. Let it be stylish yet homey, kind of like a showflat where you don't have to take...
Feb 23, 2019 05:50 AM

'Unlimited' data is the new front line in telcos' price war

WHERE mobile customers once fretted about busting their monthly caps, they are now bombarded on all sides with telco...
Feb 23, 2019 05:50 AM

Airports: a flight to safety?

AIRPORTS can be quite exciting places. A trip to the airport could mean that we are about to jet off to somewhere...
Feb 22, 2019 05:50 AM

Furniture Flair

When it comes to furniture, French brand Roche Bobois doesn’t believe in playing it straight. Fun, high fashion and...
Feb 22, 2019 05:50 AM

Jake Gyllenhaal Vs The Art World

HAS THERE EVER been a movie about the contemporary art market quite like Velvet Buzzsaw? It’s funny, wacky, chic,...
Feb 23, 2019 05:50 AM

The many-faceted martini

THERE are many theories about how the martini got its name, from an Italian vermouth maker to the Californian town of...
Feb 23, 2019 05:50 AM

Thinq-ing differently: the LG V40 smartphone

ASK people to name a great smartphone brand and you get the usual smattering of names: Apple, Samsung, Huawei, even...
Feb 21, 2019 05:50 AM

E-commerce tax: not in Budget, but on the horizon

MUCH Of this week's news coverage has focused on the measures announced on Monday in Singapore's Budget 2019...
Feb 20, 2019 05:50 AM

UOB's mobile-only bank tests data as TMRW's currency

UOB's mobile-only bank TMRW for millennials offers a new way to test how data can become a new currency for...
Feb 15, 2019 05:50 AM

DBS mirrors Singapore's success in harnessing talent from within and without

SINGAPORE is a young nation, only 54 years old and DBS Group Holdings is only slightly younger at 51, formed in 1968 as...
Feb 14, 2019 05:50 AM

CGAC: did MAS cast net wide enough?

SINGAPORE this week launched its first permanent, industry-led body, whose purpose is to ensure that the nation's...


Feb 22, 2019 02:41 PM

Companies struggle to meet customer expectations. What can you do about it?

Singapore leads Southeast Asia in happy customers but is still lagging behind the global average, according to the...


Feb 22, 2019 05:50 AM

Engie launches venture arm to help Asia-Pacific energy startups

FRENCH energy giant Engie has launched a strategic venture arm eyeing energy startups in the Asia-Pacific, and aims to...


Feb 23, 2019 06:00 AM

Europe: Margins in focus as results drive big swings in European stocks

[LONDON] Europe's main share benchmarks rose marginally on Friday but company results including Sweden's...
Feb 23, 2019 05:54 AM

US: Wall St trims gains as US, China struggle over gaps in trade issues

[NEW YORK] US stocks were higher in afternoon trading on Friday but pared gains after US officials said the United...
Feb 23, 2019 05:50 AM

Dubai's 'long decline' in property prices not over yet: S&P

THE worst is yet to come for Dubai's real estate after prices already plunged close to levels last seen during a...
Feb 22, 2019 05:38 PM

Singapore stocks end lower on Friday

SINGAPORE stocks closed lower on Friday, with the Straits Times Index down 0.24 per cent or 8.01 points to 3,269.90.
Feb 22, 2019 05:22 PM

Malaysia: Shares close lower on Friday

MALAYSIA share prices closed lower on Friday with the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Composite Index down 9.26 points...
Feb 22, 2019 04:18 PM

Seoul: Stocks end flat amid US-China trade talks; won steady

[SEOUL] South Korea's Kospi stock index ended nearly flat on Friday, as investors mulled an uncertain economic...


More ways to pay

Visa CEO Alfred Kelly Jr sees a big role for credit cards to smoothen and speed up e-commerce, and in driving two-way payments.

Slick shift: Philip Morris' future vision

Is Philip Morris' new "smoke-free" mission statement a radical reinvention of the tobacco company - or sheer hypocrisy? COO Jacek Olczak says matter-of-factly - it's a strategic no-brainer.

Network man

Rajeev Suri, Nokia's CEO, is on a mission to steer the iconic company back to its former glory.

Red hot black sheep

John Hadfield, CEO of ad agency BBH Singapore, talks about pushing the boundaries and selling 'the worst parents in the world'.


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.