Sep 21, 2018 12:01 PM

Singapore's open electricity market to be extended islandwide in phases from Nov 1

THE open electricity market will be extended to all consumers in Singapore, zone by zone, starting from Nov 1, the...
Sep 21, 2018 03:30 PM

NTUC Enterprise to buy Kopitiam in move to keep cooked food prices affordable

NTUC Enterprise Co-operative Limited is acquiring homegrown food centre operator Kopitiam Investment and its...
Sep 21, 2018 12:26 PM

Attack on SingHealth network traced back to Aug 2017: COI hearing

SINGHEALTH'S cyber attacker first gained entry into the healthcare group's network as early as August last...
Sep 21, 2018 02:10 PM

Hong Kong dollar gone wild: 0.6% surge shocks sleepy market

[HONG KONG] In a year of currency surprises from Turkey to Argentina, add another shocker to the list: a 0.6 per cent...
Sep 21, 2018 08:26 AM

Stocks to watch: Mapletree Logistics Trust, Soilbuild Reit, Olam, OUE Lippo Healthcare

THE following companies saw new developments which may affect trading of their shares on Friday:
Sep 21, 2018 05:50 AM

SGX assures it will act in clear cases of minority oppression

THE Singapore Exchange's annual general meeting on Thursday that lasted a good three hours was long by any account...
Sep 21, 2018 10:00 AM

Transcelestial raises S$2.5m in seed funding to deliver Internet with satellites, lasers

TRANSCELESTIAL Technologies, a Singapore-based space technology startup, said on Friday that it raised S$2.5 million in...
Sep 21, 2018 05:50 AM
TRADE TENSIONS

Singapore market still singing trade war blues

BEGUN, the trade war has. And the wall of tariffs dividing the US and China could stretch well beyond 2019, pundits say...

WEEKEND MAGAZINE

Sep 21, 2018 05:50 AM

Return Of The Celebrity Chef

No, not poltergeists. Foreign celebrity chefs, that is. Just when you thought that they had lost their allure given the...
Sep 21, 2018 05:50 AM

Jeong Ae Ree

IT MAY BE A MERE COINCIDENCE that Jeong Ae Ree's given name sounds a lot like "aria", a musical term...
Sep 21, 2018 05:50 AM

Classic Opera

Most people think of Farewell My Concubine as the 1993 film starring Gong Li and Leslie Cheung. And while the...
Sep 21, 2018 05:50 AM

Happy Trespassing

It's not every day that you can casually wander around the Pasir Panjang 'A' Power Station, the Old...
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Sep 21, 2018 05:54 PM

Singapore shares close 1.2% higher on Friday

SINGAPORE stocks ended higher on Friday, with the Straits Times Index advancing 37.25 points or 1.2 per cent to 3,217...
Sep 21, 2018 05:50 PM

Malaysia: Shares end higher on Friday

Malaysia share prices closed higher on Friday, with the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Composite Index up 6.94 points...
Sep 21, 2018 04:15 PM

Seoul: Stocks climb as trade worries ease, won gains

[SEOUL] South Korea's KOSPI stock index closed higher on Friday as investors risk appetite recovered after Wall...
Sep 21, 2018 03:52 PM

China stocks soar on policy support hopes

[SHANGHAI] China's stock markets surged on Friday before a long holiday weekend, with investor sentiment boosted...
Sep 21, 2018 02:56 PM

Australian shares rise as materials rally; NZ at record

[SYDNEY] Australian shares gained on Friday, following a strong finish on Wall Street, with materials stocks leading...
Sep 21, 2018 02:52 PM

Tokyo: Stocks close higher as yen edges lower

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks closed higher on Friday as the yen eased against the dollar on the backdrop of receding trade war...

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THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

Point Of Contact

Voice and PABX are passe. Avaya's CEO, Jim Chirico, sees enterprise communication being fully disrupted and digitalised. But there will still be human agents at call centres, he says.

A People-Enabler

Joseph "Yossi" Vardi, pioneer Israeli entrepreneur and tech godfather, finds the human spirit in technology. When he invests - he has put money in more than 90 companies - he looks not so much at the idea behind the venture as the talent of the people behind the pitch.

Both sides now

The first woman in a global CEO role at an Omnicom creative network, Wendy Clark not only brings her A-game to the table - by gearing women up to be boardroom-ready - but also wants to bring caring back to the workplace.

Steadfast about growth

Having taken ARA Asset Management from regional fund manager to global powerhouse, John Lim is now mulling over a second IPO sometime in the near future.