Fly Me To The Moon

TENERIFE - THE LARGEST of Spain’s Canary Islands - is a magnet for European tourists flocking to its beaches and volcanic sights. It’s also home to the Teide Observatory, again the biggest in the world, from where astronomers can study the moon and the stars from giant telescopes pointed at the...

Workforce Singapore making progress in helping workers displaced by economic restructuring: PM

WORKFORCE Singapore (WSG) is gaining momentum in its efforts to help workers who are victims of economic restructuring to find new employment, according to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

Re-employment model remains relevant; retirement age should stay at 62: panel

THE retirement and re-employment model for older workers continues to be relevant - and the mandatory retirement age should remain at 62 years, according to employer, government and worker representatives on Wednesday.

Rexhep Rexhepi

Rexhep Rexhepi’s answer is: Build complicated timepieces.

Economy beats expectations with 3.3% growth in 2018: PM Lee

SINGAPORE'S economy performed above expectations to grow 3.3 per cent in 2018, close to that in 2017, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in his New Year Message on Monday. ...

Economy beats expectations with 3.3% growth in 2018: PM Lee

SINGAPORE’S economy performed above expectations to grow 3.3 per cent in 2018, close to that in 2017, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in his New Year Message on Monday.  

Jobs creation seen taking a break amid economic uncertainty

THE JOB creation machinery, which has been cranking up in the second half of 2018, is likely to ease as it enters the new year when employers, faced with an uncertain economic outlook, balk at hiring new people.

Spotlight On SIHH

The Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Geneve (SIHH) is almost upon us. We lookat some of the Pre-SIHH 2019 watches recently launched, for a taste of what’s to come.

Singapore November exports' slide sounds caution on trade

NON-OIL domestic exports (NODX) in November slipped 2.6 per cent from a high base a year ago - a surprise drop which underscores the market's cautious outlook for trade in the months ahead...

Singapore's November non-oil exports fall 2.6% after October spurt

SINGAPORE'S non-oil domestic exports (NODX) fell 2.6 per cent in November from a high base a year ago, and after an 8.2 per cent spurt in October, according to the latest trade figures released by trade promotion agency Enterprise Singapore...

A Smarter Watch

A smarter watch — Montblanc’s new smart watch is better than its first in many ways.

Staying power

IT’S HOTTER THAN the cola drink it’s nicknamed after. Customers thirsting for Rolex’s latest GMT II Master “Pepsi” watch were queuing for it even before it arrived in the shops - only to be told that the waiting list is as long as eight years, if not more.
A Season Of Giving

Strap Value

UNLESS MONEY IS no object, good luck finding a watchmaker willing to make you a customised timepiece to present to your loved one for Christmas.

Singapore extends port limits off Tuas, says will guard sovereignty

SINGAPORE has extended its port limits off Tuas in response to Malaysia's latest intrusion in its waters, warning it would not hesitate to take firm action to protect its territory and sovereignty if necessary...

Timeless appeal

Rarity is a key selling feature of Patek Philippe’s perpetual calendar-chronographs, which regularly fetch millions of dollars at auctions

NODX tipped to expand 5.5-6% in 2018

TOTAL merchandise trade as well as non-oil domestic exports performed better than expected in the third quarter, leading the government to raise sharply its full-year growth forecasts.

Salary for Singapore workers to rise 2.6% in 2019: ECA International

PAY in Singapore will rise by an average 4 per cent in 2019 but higher inflation will trim the real increase to 2.6 per cent, predicts ECA International.

Real pay in Singapore expected to rise 2.6% in 2019: ECA International poll

HIGHER inflation is likely to trim average real pay increase in Singapore to 2.6 per cent in 2019, down from 2.9 per cent this year, according to ECA International.

Singapore non-oil exports grow for 5th quarter in a row in Q3, posts 8% jump

SINGAPORE'S non-oil domestic exports (NODX) continued to grow for the fifth straight quarter in July-September, posting an 8.0 per cent jump over the past year and extending the 9.3 per cent rise in the second quarter...

Cartier reopens its ION flagship boutique

A GIANT Ferris wheel with Cartier's name emblazoned on it greets Christmas shoppers at the main entrance of ION Orchard this year, instead of the traditional Chrismas tree. A bigger draw lies just behind the Ferris wheel - the high-end jewellery and watch brand's new flagship boutique,...

NODX outperforms in October after disappointing in September

NON-OIL domestic exports (NODX) proved to be unpredictable once again, surging 8.3 per cent in October when the market was looking at an expansion of only 1.0 per cent

Singapore non-oil exports jump 8.3% in October

SINGAPORE'S non-oil domestic exports (NODX) jumped 8.3 per cent in October over a year ago, extending September's 8.1 per cent rise - thanks to an increase in non-electronic NODX which overweighed a continued dip in electronic domestic exports...

Best In Show

IT’S COMPLICATED. SO much so that a highly complex astronomical watch that shows the position of the earth in relation to the moon and sun took the top prize at the watch world’s equivalent of the Oscars.

Checks And Balances

IN A FOUNDATION dedicated to promoting the watch industry, no one can tell you the time if you ask. That’s because no one working there, including top management, wears a watch.

Businesses must do their part for greater Asean integration: PM Lee

BEING beneficiaries of Asean integration and openness, Asean businesses should get used to and embrace more competition in their home markets for greater access to other Asean countries in return, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Monday.