Nov 14, 2018 03:48 PM

MAS seeking feedback on proposed fintech sandbox scheme with faster approvals

THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has released a consultation paper on creating pre-defined sandboxes called...
Nov 14, 2018 06:30 PM

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Nov 14, 2018 05:00 PM

Bank of China launches first global fintech innovation lab in Singapore

BANK of China (BOC) has launched on Nov 14 its first global fintech innovation lab in Singapore to spearhead its...
Nov 14, 2018 05:47 PM

RCEP fails to conclude by year-end as hoped; timeline extended to 2019

THE much-awaited finalisation of the Asean-led Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will not materialise...
Nov 14, 2018 08:27 PM

Waterloo Apartments sold for S$131.1m

WATERLOO Apartments has been sold through a collective sale for S$131.1 million to a wholly owned subsidiary of...
Nov 14, 2018 11:43 AM

SGX inks pact with Bank of China, CFETS to promote their bond indices outside China

THE Singapore Exchange (SGX) on Wednesday announced that it has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Bank of...
Nov 14, 2018 02:17 PM

SingHaiyi calls off US$23.1m condo sales in US commercial project

PROPERTY developer SingHaiyi Group has terminated an agreement for the sale of 34 condominium units at US$23.1 million...
UPDATED 9 hours 37 min ago
Nov 14, 2018 10:51 AM

Singapore condo rents slip 0.7% in October; HDB rents inch up 0.3%: SRX Property

THE leasing market for private non-landed homes remained soft while improving slightly for HDB flats, according to...
UPDATED 9 hours 45 min ago


Nov 14, 2018 05:50 AM

Asean should take advantage of opportunities in trade war

THE trade war between the US and China presents opportunities for Asean as companies look to diversify their risk and...


Nov 14, 2018 05:50 AM

MAS launches US$5b kitty to woo fund managers to drop anchor here

THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is making a US$5 billion move to anchor fund managers in Singapore, in...


Nov 14, 2018 10:54 PM

US: Wall Street rallies on soft inflation numbers

[WASHINGTON] Wall Street was in a sunny mood early Wednesday, rallying after a batch of friendly inflation data as...
Nov 14, 2018 05:42 PM

Singapore shares close 0.3% down on Wednesday

SINGAPORE stocks ended 0.3 per cent lower on Wednesday, with the Straits Times Index falling 10.41 points to 3,043.19.
Nov 14, 2018 05:19 PM

Malaysia: Shares close higher on Wednesday

MALAYSIA share prices closed higher on Wednesday with the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Composite Index up 0.84...
Nov 14, 2018 04:54 PM

Europe: Shares fall as growth angst and oil gloom

[LONDON] European shares retreated on Wednesday after data showing the German and Japanese economies contracted in the...
Nov 14, 2018 04:22 PM

Hong Kong: Stocks slip as energy firms take hit

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks ended sharply lower Wednesday, with energy firms taking another beating as investors were...
Nov 14, 2018 04:06 PM

Seoul: Stocks dip on weak oil, impending decision on Samsung's biopharma arm

[SEOUL] South Korea's Kospi stock index weakened on Wednesday due to a further fall in oil prices, amid investors...


Nov 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Hugues De Pins

GROWING UP IN VERSAILLES, Hugues de Pins was fascinated by the pomp and splendour of his city’s greatest attraction,...
Nov 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Travelling alone and loving it

WHAT IS IT about going solo that appeals to so many travellers today? Is it the freedom to decide your day’s itinerary...
Nov 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Currying favour at Thevar

IF the closest you've been to modern Indian cuisine has been a tandoori burger or a failed reservation attempt at...



Banking on digital

BNP Paribas CEO Jean-Laurent Bonnafé tells why mergers and acquisitions are taking a back seat - for now - at the French bank.

Healthcare 4.0

When you shop for toiletries or medicines in a supermarket, GSK keeps a close eye - with tracking sensors - to find out how and why you made those purchases. Data and analytics are a huge play for the pharmaceutical group, says its CEO for consumer healthcare, Brian McNamara.

Reading randomness

To avoid nasty surprises, don't try to predict the future - instead, stay aware of all possibilities, says Richard Fenning, Singapore-based CEO of global specialist risk consultancy Control Risks.

From neanderthals to cyborgs

He's a historian, futurist and social critic all rolled into one. Yuval Noah Harari sees his role as a bridge between academia and the public, to explain simply the story of humankind, both its history and technology.


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.