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 12, 2019 05:50 AM

The property merry-go-round: anomalies in the market

IT used to be that properties in Good Class Bungalow (GCB) Areas - the most prestigious form of landed housing in...
Jan 11, 2019 05:50 AM

Mark Chan

WHEN Mark Chan was a teenager, his father took away his drawing paper and paint brushes so he would focus on the...
Jan 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Cyber sleuth

AS a thought experiment let's ask ourselves : "Why do we obey laws?"...


Jan 18, 2019 11:01 PM

US manufacturing output posts biggest gain in 10 months

[WASHINGTON] US manufacturing output increased by the most in 10 months in December, boosted by a surge in the...
Jan 18, 2019 10:50 PM

US: Wall St opens higher on trade hopes, upbeat manufacturing data

[NEW YORK] US stocks opened higher on Friday and were set for their fourth week of gains on hopes that a bitter trade...
Jan 18, 2019 10:36 PM

Metech International selling Malaysian e-waste business to general manager

CATALIST-LISTED Metech International is selling its Malaysian electronic waste management (EWM) subsidiary to that unit...
Jan 18, 2019 10:30 PM

Saudi Arabia in talks to build an oil refinery in South Africa

[JOHANNESBURG] Saudi Arabia is in talks to build a crude-oil refinery in South Africa as part of a pledge last year to...
Jan 18, 2019 10:21 PM

Hyflux warns perp, pref holders they will lose everything in liquidation

WATER cleaning firm Hyflux faced its grey-haired creditors on Friday for the second time since it filed for bankruptcy...
Jan 11, 2019 05:50 AM

Retro Rock

When Ping Tay appointed interior designer Mikael Teh of Monocot Studio to design her apartment near Little India, she...
Jan 11, 2019 05:50 AM

Fuss-free cooking at Teppan Kappou Kenji

IT'S funny how similar restaurants tend to gravitate towards the same location, to the point that you can almost...
Jan 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Rolls-Royce is on a roll

Customers like that not only exist, they helped Rolls-Royce sell 4,107 cars in 2018, the company's chairman and...
Jan 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Of timing and catching a 'Rising Star'

A fund manager had targeted September 2018 as the launch date for his new fund. But due to operational issues, the...
Jan 11, 2019 05:50 AM

Curtain Raisers

Aside from two new “reverse panda” TimeWalker Chronograph watches, Montblanc also unveiled four new novelties that are...
Jan 11, 2019 05:50 AM

On The Trail Of White Gold

THE HUNTER WORKS alone - in the dead of night, armed with a cloak and a faint light, and a dog as his guide. When his...
Jan 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Why analyst forecasts are lessons in futility

WITH the end of 2018 and the start of 2019, comes the usual barrage of reports on strategists' stock market...
Jan 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Don't burn your bridges at work

IT'S probably not a surprise that January tends to be the time when people hand in their resignation letters -...
Jan 17, 2019 05:50 AM

President Halimah's address on board-diversity journey bang on

SINGAPORE'S drive to increase the participation of women on the boards of listed companies has been extended to...
Jan 16, 2019 05:50 AM

Is it time for government to take ownership of telcos' infrastructure?

NETLINK NBN Trust has gained lustre of late. Analysts, who have a mixed view of the telco market as Australia's...
Jan 10, 2019 05:50 AM

Making the most of AGM season as an investor

THE year's busiest period for investors and companies alike is just around the corner, as corporates with a Dec 31...
Jan 9, 2019 05:50 AM

Singapore banks may serve up enough of a lukewarm gruel

NOT too hot, not too cold - and so it is when it comes to the Singapore banks, which may see a Goldilocks year amid...


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 18, 2019 10:50 PM

US: Wall St opens higher on trade hopes, upbeat manufacturing data

[NEW YORK] US stocks opened higher on Friday and were set for their fourth week of gains on hopes that a bitter trade...
Jan 18, 2019 06:17 PM

Malaysia shares close higher on Friday

MALAYSIA share prices closed higher  on Friday with the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Composite Index up 9.25 points...
Jan 18, 2019 06:01 PM

Singapore shares end higher on Friday, STI adds 0.3%

SINGAPORE shares closed higher on Friday, with the Straits Times Index (STI) up 9.90 points or 0.3 per cent to 3,224.34...
Jan 18, 2019 04:46 PM

Europe: Trade war hopes lift shares to early December highs

[LONDON] European shares opened higher on Friday and reached their highest level since early December as new-found hope...
Jan 18, 2019 04:41 PM

Hong Kong: Stocks end week with gains

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks finished another healthy week on a positive note Friday as investors cheered a report that...
Jan 18, 2019 03:08 PM

Australia shares rise for 4th straight day, led by resources, financials

[BENGALURU] Australian shares rose for a fourth consecutive day on Friday, scaling fresh two-month peaks as renewed...


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.


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.