Spirit of sharing and helping in ASEAN

EIGHTEEN years ago, ASEAN's leaders launched the Initiative for ASEAN Integration (IAI) to narrow the development divide and accelerate the economic integration of newer ASEAN Member States at the time, in particular the CLMV (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam) countries...

Cooperating to counter cyber threats

COUNTRIES and governments all around the world are busy dealing with the scourge of cyber threats. These threats are difficult to detect, increasingly sophisticated, and both transboundary and asymmetric in nature.

Big test awaits 4G leaders as next GE nears

THERE is still quite some time to go until the next general election (GE) in Singapore, but it's safe to say the wheels are already in motion for the big day as the country gears up for only its third leadership transition since independence...

Singapore can achieve steady, sustained growth: PM

SINGAPORE'S economy must continue to grow, and that is why the government is pressing on with its economic transformation plans, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday...

Battle for Manchester's bragging rights

THE swagger at Manchester United, missing for so much of the season, seems to have returned at last. For many of the club's frustrated fans, the sense is that the underperforming Red Devils - in seventh place after 11 matches - have regained their confidence and are ready to climb the English...

Pretty big (tennis) shoes for Shenzhen to fill

WE are just six days removed from the end of the WTA Finals tennis championships in Singapore, and I still haven't fully come to terms that the tournament's five-year stay in the Lion City is really over...

Bertens on cusp of semi-final berth

WHAT an exhilarating week it has been so far for Dutch tennis star Kiki Bertens.

For BNP Paribas and women's tennis, it's a perfect match

WHEN Joris Dierckx flew to Singapore in August this year to begin his new role at BNP Paribas, it was a bit of a homecoming of sorts for the 49-year-old Belgium national.

Tennis' elite 8 ready for Singapore showdown

FOR an entire week starting this Sunday, tennis fans will train their sights on the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang - the venue for the fifth and final edition of the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global tournament. The world's top eight players - minus the injured world...

Wozniacki launches her own crypto token in partnership with GCOX

SHE'S already one of the most famous and successful tennis players today, but Caroline Wozniacki now also wants to make a name for herself in the world of cryptocurrency...

Alstom lays down tracks for diversity and railway business

WHEN Ling Fang was promoted to her current role at French multinational Alstom in July this year, she smashed two glass ceilings in one fell swoop.

One final tennis hurrah

MELISSA Pine lives and breathes tennis. Not only is she vice-president of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) in Asia-Pacific, she's also the tournament director of the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global tournament. The next edition of the WTA Finals - the fifth and...

One small step for a man, and US$250,000 for Branson's Virgin group

THE waiting list to travel to outer space on board Virgin Galactic's new spaceships first closed four years ago, but the demand to become a space traveller has far from waned...

Pedigree names among One Championship's US$166m fund raising

SINGAPORE-BASED martial arts organisation, One Championship, has closed a US$166 million Series D financing round led by US venture capital firm Sequoia Capital.

One Championship raises US$166m in Series D funding

SINGAPORE-BASED martial arts organisation, One Championship, has closed a US$166 million Series D financing round led by US venture capital firm Sequoia Capital.

Tennis and corporate hospitality a perfect match

THE world's best female tennis players - including Romania's world No 1 Simona Halep and Japanese star Naomi Osaka - will compete in Singapore later this month, and fans are fast snapping up the premium VIP tickets to watch the action in style...

Tech can amplify great teaching - but it can't replace bad teaching

THE future of education is about pairing the artificial intelligence of computers with the cognitive, social and emotional skills and values of human beings.

Where there's top tennis, there's fine dining

GARRY Edgley was at the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Finals tournament, but he didn't manage to watch a single match during the eight-day event at the Singapore Indoor Stadium...

Champions League telecast impasse a bummer for fans

THIS season's UEFA Champions League kicked off all over Europe earlier this week, and as usual the world's most prestigious football club competition more than lived up to that lofty status...

Proposed changes to election deposit formula and payment methods

THOSE who intend to contest the next general election (GE) will have to fork out slightly less for their election deposit compared to the last polls in 2015, and they can choose to make the payment via electronic fund transfer instead of cash.

Making health and wellness exciting

WALK into most major shopping malls or office complexes in Singapore and chances are pretty high that one of the main tenants will be Fitness First.

One Championship breaks new ground in 2019

SINGAPORE-based martial arts organisation One Championship will finally break new ground in three major Asian markets - Japan, South Korea and Vietnam - in 2019.

Virgin Active spreading its wings

VIRGIN Active - the premium health and fitness club operator that's under the Virgin Group founded by Richard Branson - is busy expanding its presence in Singapore...

Halep qualifies for Singapore WTA Finals

TENNIS fans in Singapore will get to watch the current female world No 1 player Simona Halep this October, after the Romanian qualified yet again for the season-ending BNP Paribas Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Finals presented by SC Global tournament...

In sport, nothing beats being there 'live'

FOR almost any sport, many people choose to consume the action from the comfort of their living room via their TV sets, while some may prefer to watch at their favourite watering hole or restaurant. But if the opportunity presents itself, from my point of view, there's simply nothing like...