May 23, 2018 01:00 PM

Singapore inflation dips in April as consumer price index inches up 0.1%

SINGAPORE'S inflation eased last month, against expectations, due to the slower pace of price increases seen...
May 23, 2018 03:12 PM

Malaysia to dismiss thousands of state workers, cut ministers' salaries to lower spending

THOUSANDS of government workers in Malaysia will lose their jobs and state agencies will be dissolved as Prime Minister...
May 23, 2018 10:46 AM

Touché, OCBC to launch 'highly secure' fingerprint-based credit card payments

LOCAL fintech company Touché is tying up with OCBC Bank to bring what it says is the world's first fingerprint...
May 23, 2018 07:54 AM

Noble Group extends again completion date for disposal of assets to Tricon

NOBLE Group has again extended the completion date for the proposed disposal of its marketing and offtake agreement to...
May 23, 2018 04:52 PM

COEs end mostly lower as Uber sells stock of unused cars

[SINGAPORE] All but one certificates of entitlement (COE) ended lower at the latest tender on Wednesday (May 23) on the...
May 23, 2018 08:15 PM

Yongnam JV wins S$553.8m LTA contract; part of future North-South Corridor

YONGNAM Holdings' joint venture with Leighton Asia has bagged a S$553.8 million Land Transport Authority contract...
May 23, 2018 02:31 PM

Malaysia to decide on Singapore-KL high-speed rail 'very soon': PM Mahathir

[PUTRAJAYA] A decision on mega-projects like the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur high-speed rail (HSR) will be made "very...
May 23, 2018 10:51 AM

Japan passport overtakes Singapore's as world's most powerful in latest Henley index

JAPAN has overtaken Singapore in the global ranking for the most powerful passport, according to the latest update...

STOCKS

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May 23, 2018 05:53 PM

Malaysia: Stocks end lower on Wednesday

MALAYSIAN stocks closed lower on Wednesday, with the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Composite Index down 40.78 points...
May 23, 2018 05:41 PM

Singapore shares close down by 1.32% on Wednesday

MARKET uncertainty saw Asian bourses tracking Wall Street's overnight tumble on Wednesday...
May 23, 2018 04:23 PM

Hong Kong: Stocks tumble on Trump comments

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong shares tumbled on Wednesday after US President Donald Trump threw a historic summit with North...
May 23, 2018 03:46 PM

Australian shares fall on Santos plunge; NZ dips on Fonterra

[BENGALURU] Energy stocks drove Australian shares lower on Wednesday, after oil and gas producer Santos rejected US-...

LIFESTYLE

May 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Colin Goh

IN 1991, Colin Goh was a young aspiring producer determined to have a career in the arts.
May 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Old trades, new trends

In an age where most people live in a throwaway society, and anything bright, new and shiny is preferred, it is hard to...
May 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Only Onigiri

This mainstay of the Japanese convenience store - rice balls stuffed with different fillings and shaped into seaweed...

FOCUS


THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

Crystal ball gazer

At Cognizant's Center for the Future of Work, Benjamin Pring helps clients see what technology is bringing in their fields, and points them to what they should be focusing on.

A dose of tech in healthcare

Philips made its name in consumer electronics but has since reshaped itself into a global health technology player. Caroline Clarke, chief executive of Philips Asean Pacific, talks about the company's efforts to improve the lives of three billion people each year by 2025.

The real deal

In today's post-truth world, having an authentic message or story has never been more important for businesses and for brands, says Weber Shandwick president Gail Heimann.

Insuring the insurers

Swiss Re chairman Walter Kielholz sheds light on his industry, one that's hardly known outside the insurance sector, and shares about the risks that he's very wary of.


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