Feb 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Oscar Fever

BRAND NEW YEAR, same old stuff. As the entertainment industry gears up for the biggest night on its calendar – the 91st...
Feb 16, 2019 05:50 AM

What makes it luxury?: Reshaping the luxury goods landscape

Described as a "glitzy figure", "media shy" and "notoriously secretive". OBS keeps a low...
Feb 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Martha Thorne

Martha Thorne is the dean at a small and relatively unknown architecture school in Spain, but she also has a part-time...
Feb 16, 2019 05:50 AM

Slick shift: Philip Morris' future vision

THE world's biggest listed tobacco company has a vision - to completely stop selling cigarettes...

BREAKING NEWS

Feb 16, 2019 05:12 PM

Govt introduced Net Investment Returns in 2009

We thank A/P Tan Khee Giap and Mr Tan Yan Yi for their views on “Why a Forward Looking Budget is Needed”, published on...
Feb 16, 2019 01:25 PM

Starbucks to launch first all-day dining cafe in China

[BEIJING] Starbucks will launch its first all-day dining cafe in Shanghai, featuring fresh Italian food, the US coffee...
Feb 16, 2019 01:23 PM

Hyflux CEO to contribute entire stake to restructuring plan

[SINGAPORE] Hyflux said its chief executive officer Olivia Lum volunteered to contribute her entire stake of 267...
Feb 16, 2019 12:03 PM

China-US trade talks 'making a final sprint': Chinese state media

[SHANGHAI] Chinese state media on Saturday expressed cautious optimism over trade talks between the United States and...
Feb 16, 2019 11:34 AM

Trump says Japan's Abe nominated him for Nobel Peace Prize

[TOKYO] Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told US President Donald Trump he had nominated him for the Nobel Peace...
Feb 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Meatless Everyday

No longer a weekly drudgery, vegetarian menus are coming into their own at top restaurants.
Feb 15, 2019 05:50 AM
DINING OUT

Hawker fare meets fine dining at Subrosa

THERE'S a funny story behind Subrosa. Not funny haha but it's one that involves its expat chef, his local...
Feb 16, 2019 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE ECONOMY

MTI: 2019 growth could slow to below mid-point of forecast range

THE Singapore economy slowed last year - and will likely only cool further, according to the latest news from the...
Feb 16, 2019 05:50 AM

Hyflux's replies to Sias raise more questions

HYFLUX chief executive Olivia Lum is "deeply saddened for the pain and loss" suffered by those who invested...
Feb 15, 2019 05:50 AM

The Perfect Fit

Weight-lifting is your go-to exercise routine and you have the body to prove it.
Feb 15, 2019 05:50 AM

No smoke without Fyre

PERHAPS NOT BY CHANCE, streaming services Netflix and Hulu recently released a documentary each on the now infamous...
Feb 16, 2019 05:50 AM
CUBICLE FILES

Superstars at work can help the team shine too

IF YOU are bemoaning your fate as one of those average Joes in the office, take heart - there could actually be an...
Feb 16, 2019 05:50 AM
THE STEERING COLUMN

Mercedes C-Class Cabriolet review: Convertible bond

WHAT price glamour? Here's an easy answer in the context of the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class: S$30,000. That's...
Feb 15, 2019 05:50 AM
HOCK LOCK SIEW

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
HOCK LOCK SIEW

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 13, 2019 05:50 AM
HOCK LOCK SIEW

Yoma's bond issue: Baht what about Singapore?

THOSE wondering if Yoma Strategic's decision to issue 2.2 billion in Thai baht (S$95 million) bonds last month...
Feb 9, 2019 05:50 AM
THE BROAD VIEW

Don't blame the economy, could be just poor service

WHEN business is bad, no one talks about the service. But poor service is a serious shortcoming when it leads to...


ASEAN BUSINESS

Feb 15, 2019 04:21 PM

Indonesia, Thailand election outcomes to be market neutral: DBS

Policy continuity expected regardless of results, say economists

GARAGE

Feb 15, 2019 11:25 AM

Gojek fields bank pitches amid US$3b funding drive

[HONG KONG] Gojek, Indonesia's most valuable startup, is choosing an adviser to help with fundraising as it...

STOCKS

MARKET TODAY:
Feb 16, 2019 05:56 AM

US stocks: Dow climbs for 8th straight week amid trade optimism

[NEW YORK] Wall Street stocks finished another strong week on a positive note on Friday, rising again on optimism over...
Feb 16, 2019 05:50 AM
HOT STOCKS

Creative tumbles 10% after net loss widens

SHARES in Creative Technology fell by more than 10 per cent on Friday, after the company on Thursday night announced...
Feb 16, 2019 05:50 AM

Money manager bought Tesla put options in Q4 as stock rose

TESLA Inc rose 26 per cent in the last three months of 2018 as the electric carmaker reported a third-quarter profit,...
Feb 16, 2019 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Scant cheer from market data and trade talks; STI slips 0.41%

FRIDAY was a day of bad news for markets, amid weak data from the two largest economies and reports that their...
Feb 16, 2019 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

THAIBEV'S results beat expectations. Q1 FY19 revenue increased 60 per cent year-on-year to 72.6 billion baht (S$3...
Feb 15, 2019 06:01 PM

Malaysia: Shares end flat on Friday

MALAYSIA share prices closed flat on Friday, with the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Composite Index down just 0.23...

THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

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'.

A cut above

Gwee Lian Kheng, widely credited for building UOL's diversified portfolio in real estate and hospitality, looks back fondly on a stellar 45-year career with one of Singapore's leading developers.


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