A New Watch For A Classic Race

Richard Mille sees watches as "objects that elicit emotion", just like vintage cars. It's therefore no surprise that the Frenchman who has a great passion for watchmaking is also nuts about classic cars. "They are genuine works of art in my eyes," he once remarked...

Programme launched to lift Singapore food manufacturing skills

MINISTER for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing on Wednesday rolled out the skills framework to support manpower development in the food manufacturing sector.

Face-Lift

Two of Montblanc's high-precision complication models have been given a modern touch...

Regulating Time

It's a double celebration for Swiss watch manufacturer Chronoswiss this year. The brand turns 35 while its flagship Regulator model is throwing a 30th birthday party...

Cool Beauty

The RM 71-01 Automatic Tourbillon Talisman, which took three years to make, is not just more proof that women's timepieces figure big in Richard Mille's collection. It also signals that the luxury watch brand, better known for technical and high-performance watches for men, is raising its...

Second Coming

IT WASN'T THE SECOND COMING of Steve Jobs, but there were broad similarities...

Singapore's Q3 job outlook brightest in 3 years

THE local employment outlook for the next three months is the brightest in nearly three years, according to ManpowerGroup.

Time for the spotlight

Watch fans by now may be tired of reading yet another report of Baselworld 2018, replete with photos of the new luxury timepieces launched at the week-long annual watch and jewellery fair in Switzerland in March. While the watches remain desirable, even the most passionate watch enthusiasts are not...
TIMEPIECE

Patek Philippe goes casual and sporty

The watch firm, which usually produces formal and classic designs, has bucked the trend at this year’s Baselworld watch and jewellery fair

India and Singapore move to deepen economic cooperation in startups and innovation

SINGAPORE and India have called for deeper economic ties between both countries, indicating that they are moving together into areas such as startups and innovation as well as digital connectivity.
SINGAPORE ECONOMY

Singapore's full-year NODX growth forecast untouched by low Q1 showing

THOUGH non-oil domestic export growth was much lower in the first three months of 2018, government planners have stuck to their earlier full-year forecast for NODX.

Beautiful Harmony

IT'S GOLD, AND LOOKS like a cross between a circle and a rectangle, hence its name Ellipse d'Or or Golden Ellipse. It's not as well known among Patek Philippe timepieces, but the Golden Ellipse is actually the brand's oldest line after the iconic Calatrava, which was rolled out...
SINGAPORE ECONOMY

Full-year NODX growth forecast untouched by low Q1 showing

THOUGH non-oil domestic export growth was much lower in the first three months of 2018, government planners have stuck to their earlier full-year forecast for NODX.

Singapore non-oil exports up 1.1% in Q1; full-year forecast maintained at 1-3% growth

NON-oil domestic exports (NODX) grew 1.1 per cent year-on-year in the first three months of the year and government planners are maintaining their earlier forecast that the NODX will rise 1-3 per cent for the full year.

Singapore keeps 3rd spot in global ranking of competitiveness

SINGAPORE has stayed in third place in an annual world competitiveness ranking of 63 economies topped this year by the United States, which made its first return to pole position since 2015.

A*Star: Efforts to spur local firms to innovate are working

BUSINESSES are responding well to Singapore's Research, Innovation and Enterprise (RIE) 2020 plan, under which local enterprises, in particular, have been tying up with A*Star for more research and development (R&D) projects. ...

Rare is a start-up like A*Star spinoff AMF

THERE are not many start-ups like it. ...

Women honoured for ideas with a cause

NEIDE Sellin designs and sells robotic guide dogs for the blind in Brazil, a country with millions of visually impaired people but barely 100 guide dogs. It takes two years to train a guide dog and the cost of breeding and training one runs into tens of thousands of dollars - not to mention the...
CABINET RESHUFFLE

Business community welcomes steady hands at finance, trade, manpower ministries

STEADY hands at the helm - that's how business observers described the major Cabinet changes announced on Tuesday...
CABINET RESHUFFLE

New political appointments for four backbenchers

FOUR backbenchers from the private sector will take on office-holder positions in what is described as a "more extensive than usual" Cabinet shuffle, which sees many of the ruling party's recently elected candidates given new or expanded roles...

Reborn and rebooted

BREAKING up is hard to do, as Neil Sedaka's 1975 hit song says. The move to cleave the US$110 billion-a-year Hewlett Packard in half in November 2015 couldn't have come lightly. ...

Uphill task to boost workplace diversity, inclusion

MORE needs to be done to get businesses to embrace inclusion and diversity in the workplace, but experts see it as an uphill task.

Still more work to be done to push for inclusion and diversity in workplaces: study

MORE needs to be done to get businesses to embrace inclusion and diversity in the workplace, but experts see it as an uphill task.

Singapore welcomes US move to rejoin TPP, but economists ask if it's for real

WHILE Singapore welcomes the US rejoining the Trans Pacific free trade pact, private-sector economists here are sceptical about President Donald Trump's sharp reversal of his country's pull-out of the agreement, made days after he assumed the presidency...

Good timing

IF NOT FOR THE CLEAR reminders that you're at Baselworld 2018, you might think that many of the big brands at this pivotal watch fair were holding exhibitions of their museum timepieces. ...