Jan 17, 2019 08:30 AM

Singapore non-oil exports down 8.5% in December, confounding rebound expectations

SINGAPORE'S exports ended 2018 on a weak note with non-oil domestic exports (NODX) falling for the second straight...
UPDATED 17 hours 49 min ago
The maritime sector in Singapore provides jobs for 170,000 people and contributes to 7...
Jan 17, 2019 06:30 PM

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Jan 17, 2019 11:30 AM

Funding for tech tools tops Budget wish list of Singapore firms: SBF poll

SINGAPORE business owners want new government measures to support tech adoption, an annual industry survey has found.
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Jan 17, 2019 09:00 AM

CenturyLink opens its first S-E Asia security operations centre in Singapore

US-HEADQUARTERED communications and data services player CenturyLink has launched its first security operations centre...
Jan 17, 2019 11:21 AM

Freehold commercial building in Serangoon Road re-launched for sale at reduced price

A FREEHOLD six-storey commercial building in 291 Serangoon Road is being relaunched for sale at a lower price of...
Jan 18, 2019 12:04 AM

India's Reliance posts 8.8% rise in Q3 profit on oil refining business

[MUMBAI] Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries on Thursday reported a 8.8 per cent rise in its third quarter...
Jan 18, 2019 12:03 AM

Google faces third eu antitrust fine within weeks

[BRUSSELS] The curtain could soon fall on the last in a trilogy of European Union antitrust fines for Alphabet Inc...
Jan 17, 2019 11:43 PM

Tim Cook calls for privacy bill with right to delete data

[WASHINGTON] Apple chief executive Tim Cook called on US lawmakers Thursday to pass privacy legislation enabling...
Jan 17, 2019 11:22 PM

Disgraced Indian guru gets life for killing journalist

[NEW DELHI] A disgraced religious sect leader was sentenced to life imprisonment Thursday for murdering a journalist...
Jan 17, 2019 11:08 PM

Indian business leaders urge central bank to cut benchmark rate by 50 basis points

[NEW DELHI] India's top business groups on Thursday urged the central bank to cut its benchmark interest rate by...


Jan 5, 2019 05:50 AM

Refreshing your people management style

PREVIOUSLY, management worked on the principle that people perform best when they are organised. On production lines,...


Jan 17, 2019 05:50 AM

Insurers tap startup platforms to open new distribution channels

LURED by the promise of a large user base and a well of data to tap, insurance companies are tying up with non-...


Jan 11, 2019 05:50 AM

Medicine As Art

What do Po Chai Pills, Hoe Hin White Flower Oil, and Axe Brand Universal Oil all have in common? They are all...
Jan 14, 2019 03:38 PM

As famous for beer as shops, billionaire shakes up Debenhams

[LONDON' Billionaire Mike Ashley, the UK sports-store owner whose thirst for beer matches his appetite for deals,...
Jan 11, 2019 05:50 AM

Come Home To Siri

BUY A CONDO, buy into a lifestyle. It’s not uncommon for property developers to dream up some marketing spiel around...
Jan 11, 2019 05:50 AM

Art In The City

FROM JAN 19 to 27, the city will be awash with visual art, in locations as central as the Civic District and as...


Jan 17, 2019 10:47 PM

US: Wall St slips at open after Morgan Stanley results

[NEW YORK] US stocks dipped at open on Thursday, retreating from one-month highs, hit by losses in financial stocks...
Jan 17, 2019 05:54 PM

Malaysia: Shares close higher on Thursday

MALAYSIA share prices closed higher on Thursday, with the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Composite Index up 9.89...
Jan 17, 2019 05:37 PM

Singapore stocks close 0.5% lower on Thursday

SINGAPORE stocks closed lower on Thursday, with the Straits Times Index down 0.5 per cent or 14.67 points to 3,214.44.
Jan 17, 2019 04:47 PM

Hong Kong: Stocks close with losses

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong shares finished Thursday on a low, having swung through the day as upbeat US earnings and a rise...
Jan 17, 2019 04:27 PM

European stocks drop at open

[LONDON] European stock markets slid at the open Thursday after the UK government narrowly survived a no-confidence...
Jan 17, 2019 03:50 PM

Seoul: Stocks steady; foreigners buy for 7th session

[SEOUL] South Korea's Kospi stock index remained steady on Thursday with no fresh risks, while Brexit...



Cyber sleuth

The way to fight cyber crime is to ensure that the perpetrators and their backers face repercussions, says FireEye CEO Kevin Mandia, who's been at the frontline battles against hackers.

Going audit-gital

KPMG chairman Bill Thomas tells how technology has impacted the work of auditors, and delivers an impassioned response to recent criticism of scandals in the accounting profession.

Customise & connect

High-fashion label Coach turns the concept of luxury on its head, eschewing the top-down approach in favour of a more inclusive customer experience, says the American brand's CEO and president Joshua Schulman.

Going green, driving development

From climate change to global inequality, businesses must become part of the solution, not problem, to today's big challenges, says Achim Steiner, head of the United Nations Development Programme.


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