Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

China will not resort to massive stimulus, yuan devaluation: PM Li

CHINA will not resort to a massive stimulus as it did in 2008 to boost its economy, Prime Minister Li Keqiang said in...
Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Cooling measures make it harder to clear new housing stock: Redas

THE nearly 46,000 private residential units that could become available for sale in 2019 and 2020 would take about five...
Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

DBS ramps up project finance deals on Asia infrastructure

DBS Bank is beefing up its project finance team to get a share of Asia's huge infrastructure development needs. ...
Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Singapore among best Asian cities for technology companies: report

SINGAPORE is the second-best city for technology companies looking to establish or expand operations in Asia, according...
Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Mastercard inks global sponsorship deal with world's largest e-sport

GLOBAL payments company Mastercard announced on Wednesday it has signed a multi-year global sponsorship deal with video...
Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

BT's video series looks at growth of e-payments

FORGET your cash and credit cards.
Sep 15, 2018 05:50 AM

A pitch for the past: how and why nostalgia marketing works

SIX years ago, a Google startup launched a mobile game called Ingress. Leveraging on ground-breaking technology such as...
Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

The economy and its impact on US voters

WHEN political strategist James Carville coined the phrase "It's the economy, stupid!" as the theme of...
Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM

Singapore to spend S$30m to fund new cybersecurity centre

A NEW centre to train teams of experts who can respond to local and regional cybersecurity incidents will be fully...
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STOCKS

MARKET TODAY:
Sep 20, 2018 06:14 AM

Europe: Trade war hopes buoy FTSE 100, still slave to sterling swings

[LONDON] Britain's top share index extended its rally on Wednesday to hit a near two-week high as investors...
Sep 20, 2018 06:08 AM

US: Gains in bank shares lift Dow, S&P 500

[NEW YORK] Banking shares were big winners Wednesday, helping to lift the Dow and S&P 500 amid lingering...
Sep 20, 2018 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

US dollar near 7-week lows; commodity units advance

THE US dollar neared a seven-week low against a basket of other currencies on Wednesday, while commodity currencies...
Sep 19, 2018 09:50 PM

US: Wall St opens higher as investors shrug off trade war

[NEW YORK] US stocks opened higher on Wednesday, as investors brushed aside the latest blows in Washington and Beijing...
Sep 19, 2018 05:47 PM

Singapore shares close 1.2% up on Wednesday

SINGAPORE stocks ended 1.2 per cent higher on Wednesday, with the Straits Times Index moving up 37.23 points to 3,176...
Sep 19, 2018 05:28 PM

Malaysia: Shares close higher on Wednesday

[KUALA LUMPUR] Malaysia share prices closed higher on Wednesday with the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Composite...

LIFESTYLE

Sep 14, 2018 05:50 AM

Charles Tan

BUY A T-SHIRT online for S$20, and stand a chance to win a Mercedes-Benz CLA 180 Coupe. While doing your bit for...
Sep 14, 2018 05:50 AM

The Heritage Protectors

PEARL BANK apartments. People's Park Complex. Golden Mile Complex. Their days are numbered as the wrecking ball...
Sep 14, 2018 05:50 AM

Diners come first at Ola

WHAT kind of Michelin value can you place on fun?

FOCUS


THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

Point Of Contact

Voice and PABX are passe. Avaya's CEO, Jim Chirico, sees enterprise communication being fully disrupted and digitalised. But there will still be human agents at call centres, he says.

A People-Enabler

Joseph "Yossi" Vardi, pioneer Israeli entrepreneur and tech godfather, finds the human spirit in technology. When he invests - he has put money in more than 90 companies - he looks not so much at the idea behind the venture as the talent of the people behind the pitch.

Both sides now

The first woman in a global CEO role at an Omnicom creative network, Wendy Clark not only brings her A-game to the table - by gearing women up to be boardroom-ready - but also wants to bring caring back to the workplace.

Steadfast about growth

Having taken ARA Asset Management from regional fund manager to global powerhouse, John Lim is now mulling over a second IPO sometime in the near future.