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Apr 3, 2020 05:50 AM

Tough times for local fashion

FOR OVER TWO months, production flow at Singapore fashion brand Akinn practically ground to a halt due to the...

Apr 4, 2020 05:50 AM

Silicon is reaching its limit. What's next?

IF cities today are truly high-tech, why can't we drive electric cars up to Kuala Lumpur on a single charge? Why are...

Apr 3, 2020 05:50 AM

TAFF's Semun Ho on the challenges of S'pore fashion

SEMUN HO IS not what you might call a “fashionista”. She may be the CEO of the Textile And Fashion Federation (TAFF...

Apr 4, 2020 05:50 AM

Tech through the years

TWO years ago, accountants made a leap to full alignment with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS...

BREAKING NEWS

Apr 4, 2020 02:40 PM

Covid-19: All public libraries to close from April 7

[SINGAPORE] All 25 public libraries will be closed from next Tuesday till May 4 owing to coronavirus pandemic, the...

Apr 4, 2020 02:19 PM

Video app Zoom rockets to fame, with some hiccups amid pandemic

[SAN FRANCISCO] What does British Prime Minister Boris Johnson have in common with virtual happy hour celebrants and...

Apr 4, 2020 01:41 PM

Tesla cuts contractors from California, Nevada factories

[BENGALURU] Tesla Inc is cutting contractors from its US car and battery plants, CNBC reported on Friday, citing...

Apr 4, 2020 12:37 PM

LTA to cease ERP charges at all gantries from April 6 to May 4

[SINGAPORE] With the introduction of enhanced safe-distancing measures announced on Friday, the Land Transport...

Apr 4, 2020 12:19 PM

88-year-old man dies of Covid-19, 6th such death in Singapore

[SINGAPORE] A sixth patient has died from the coronavirus infection in Singapore, the Health Ministry said on...

Apr 3, 2020 05:50 AM

Woman of Substance and Style: Prescription for Caring

SEVENTEEN YEARS AGO, Ann Tan vividly remembers coming home from work one day to her then two-year-old daughter, who...

Apr 3, 2020 05:50 AM
DINING OUT

Warm comfort at Summer Hill

IT'S taken us two years to come to Summer Hill - a tiny heartland eatery that's small in size but big on hearty,...

Apr 4, 2020 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

New support package must match latest tough measures

ON FRIDAY afternoon, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong effectively put the nation on notice that significantly stricter...

Apr 4, 2020 05:50 AM
VIRUS OUTBREAK

Wary analysts await Monday rescue plan, but warn of deeper recession risks

THE new set of moves to curb the deadly rampage of Covid-19 might deepen the dent in the Singapore economy,...

Apr 3, 2020 05:50 AM

Pastry chef Natsuko Shoji's fashion-inspired creations

YOU CAN'T EXACTLY carry one over your shoulder, but with Natsuko Shoji's most expensive design costing up to US$2000...

Apr 3, 2020 05:50 AM

Living in a Designer Space

Dawn Bey, founder of print and textile studio Minor Miracles, isn’t just a good fashion designer, she’s a savvy...

Apr 4, 2020 05:50 AM
THE BROAD VIEW

What to do when world is in a coronacoma

THE economic contraction we're experiencing is the fastest on record, by a large margin; we've probably lost as many...

Apr 4, 2020 05:50 AM
THE STEERING COLUMN

On the prowl in Portugal

I LOCK the BMW and a short walk later, there he is, the largest, horniest devil I have ever seen.

Apr 2, 2020 05:50 AM
HOCK LOCK SIEW

Aircon group's disclosure on MD's exit not cool

WONG Leon Keat's cessation as managing director and chief corporate officer were reported by air-conditioning and...

Apr 1, 2020 05:50 AM
HOCK LOCK SIEW

SIA's massive fund raiser a call to the faithful

IT HAS been said that if the medicine tastes bad, it could be good for you.

Mar 31, 2020 05:50 AM
HOCK LOCK SIEW

Why does Covid-19 get the blame when Eagle Hospitality Trust's woes predate it?

URBAN COMMONS (UC), the sponsor of Eagle Hospitality Trust (EHT) and master lessee for all of the Reit's hotels, has...

Mar 26, 2020 05:50 AM
HOCK LOCK SIEW

Competition, tough times beginning to separate MVNO winners from losers

FOUR years into an experiment by mainstream mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) to push into the Singapore...



ASEAN BUSINESS

Apr 3, 2020 02:51 PM

South-east Asia's growth forecast to be 1% in 2020: ADB

But 2021 should bring a rebound to 4.7% growth for the region

GARAGE

Apr 3, 2020 09:50 PM

Not 'business as usual': How can social entrepreneurs fight coronavirus?

[LONDON] As leaders who aim to solve a diverse range of problems, from poverty to pollution, social entrepreneurs...


STOCKS

MARKET TODAY:
Apr 4, 2020 06:04 AM

Europe: Stocks end lower as Covid-19 economic toll becomes clearer

[BENGALURU] European shares ended down on Friday, closing the week lower as dismal business activity data heralded a...

Apr 4, 2020 05:56 AM

US: Stocks end lower after dreary March jobs data, Dow -1.7%

[NEW YORK] Wall Street stocks finished sharply lower Friday following a gloomy jobs report that analysts said...

Apr 4, 2020 05:50 AM

SGX to stay open and accessible

SINGAPORE Exchange (SGX) on Friday said its securities and derivatives markets will remain open and accessible as...

Apr 4, 2020 05:50 AM
STOCKS

STI posts worst Asia finish on Friday

THE Straits Times Index (STI) ended Friday down 63.74 points or 2.6 per cent at 2,389.29 points, ending the week 5.5...

Apr 3, 2020 10:09 PM

US: Stocks open lower after bruising jobs data

[NEW YORK] Wall Street stocks fell in early trading Friday after the government reported...

Apr 3, 2020 08:05 PM

US stock futures dip ahead of payrolls, business activity data

[BENGALURU] US stock index futures retreated on Friday, with investors awaiting data on business activity and non-...


FOCUS

Apr 4, 2020 02:40 PM

Covid-19: All public libraries to close from April 7

[SINGAPORE] All 25 public libraries will be closed from next Tuesday till May 4 owing to coronavirus pandemic, the...

Mar 31, 2020 05:50 AM

Digibank contender MatchMove takes stake in e-commerce enabler Shopmatic

DIGITAL bank licence-contender MatchMove is taking a strategic stake in Shopmatic, a Singapore-based start-up that...

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Apr 3, 2020 05:50 AM

Retail unit facing Tanglin Road sold for S$43m

A FREEHOLD commercial unit fronting Tanglin Road has been sold for S$43 million.

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Apr 4, 2020 05:50 AM

Singapore retail sales shrink 8.6% in Feb with outbreak

SINGAPORE'S retail sales continued sliding in February due to the decline in tourist arrivals and lower domestic...


THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

Tech through the years

Deloitte Singapore's CEO Cheung Pui Yuen talks about a key challenge of the day, for auditors and all - keeping up with technology and the times.

Living for the better

Jonas Samuelson, CEO of the century-old consumer electronics giant Electrolux, has his sights set on the booming South-east Asian market. His strategy? Doubling down on sustainability, while taking a "glocal" approach to design.

Wising up to hidden fees

Transferwise disrupted the traditional money transfer business with transparent fees and zero markup on the exchange rate. But to be viable, chief executive and co-founder Kristo Kaarmann makes clear, "everything we do must break even".

Science that sings

Computer scientist Leslie Lamport's seminal work in distributed systems may be esoteric but the Turing Award winner says even technical papers should sparkle and shine. He's out to ensure scientists think clearly and write well.


READ OUR STORIES ON SGSME.SG

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