Feb 20, 2019 05:50 AM

DBS group plans major revamp of DBS Vickers

DBS BANK is revamping its retail stock-brokerage operations and exploring alternative models to its current broking arm...
In the second episode of My SME Story, we speak to Adrian Chia, co-founder of Big Tiny...

Singapore Budget 2019

Click here for all our Budget coverage; news, analysis, infographics
Feb 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Fixing mindsets against F&B, retail jobs - not quotas - is key

ALTHOUGH tighter foreign manpower restrictions will force food and beverage (F&B) and retail firms to transform,...
Feb 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Defence, healthcare, bank stocks expected to gain from Budget 2019

DEFENCE, healthcare and grocery stocks are the possible winners from the latest Singapore Budget announced on Monday,...
Feb 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Budget puts some tax breaks out to pasture

SEVERAL tax incentive schemes have been allowed to lapse after they were reviewed for relevance by the Ministry of...
Feb 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Redas explains why some cooling measures need to be revised

THE Real Estate Developers' Association of Singapore (Redas) has given reasons why some of the property cooling...
Feb 20, 2019 12:20 AM

South Korea's Moon offers to resume cooperation with North Korea to help denuclearization

[SEOUL] South Korean President Moon Jae-in told US President Donald Trump in a call on Tuesday that his country is...
Feb 20, 2019 12:01 AM

Germany, France take aim at EU anti-trust rules in new industrial strategy

[BERLIN] Germany and France agreed Tuesday on a strategy to create European industrial "champions" and to...
Feb 19, 2019 11:45 PM

BHP CEO staying around to deal with tailings and transformation

[LONDON] The chief executive of mining group BHP has no plans to quit and will focus on the "nuclear level of...
Feb 19, 2019 11:30 PM

Companies moving out as Brexit looms

[PARIS] As Britain's March 29 departure from the European Union looms, several major companies have announced they...
Feb 19, 2019 11:16 PM

Oil slips from 2019 high as economy worries weigh

[LONDON] Oil fell from its 2019 high of almost US$67 a barrel on Tuesday as concerns about the progress of US-China...


Feb 19, 2019 03:55 PM

Lower 2019 forecast for Thailand GDP

On the back of increased risks to exports and government consumption and investment not accelerating as much as...


Feb 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Corporate venture capital deal share in Asia close to overtaking North America

GLOBAL corporate venture capital (CVC) deal activity reached a historic high in 2018, with Asia close to overtaking...


Feb 20, 2019 05:50 AM

WeDoctor considers listing a spinoff on new tech board

WEDOCTOR, one of China's biggest online health-care startups, is considering spinning off a major slice of its...
Feb 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Market quiet as investors stay on sidelines

TO say that you can hear a pin drop would be an overstatement of Tuesday's muted market activity, but it wasn...
Feb 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

While there could be a possibility of fewer than two US Fed rate hikes in 2019F (CGS-CIMB's house view), we...
Feb 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Swedish krona tumbles on weak inflation, Italy woes hit euro

THE Swedish krona plummeted on Tuesday after weak inflation data prompted investors to sell the currency and scale back...
Feb 19, 2019 10:54 PM

US: Wall St opens lower as US-China trade talks resume

[NEW YORK] US stocks opened lower on Tuesday after rallying strongly last week, as investors focused on the latest...
Feb 19, 2019 06:02 PM

Malaysia: Shares end higher on Tuesday

MALAYSIA share prices closed higher on Tuesday, with the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Composite Index up 13.82...


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 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 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Meatless Everyday

No longer a weekly drudgery, vegetarian menus are coming into their own at top restaurants.



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.


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.