Binding deal inked for new JB-Woodlands train service

THE human and vehicle congestion that is a common sight at the Causeway these days is likely to be significantly alleviated come the end of 2024.

PM Lee, Najib witness signing of bilateral agreement for JB-Woodlands RTS link

SINGAPORE and Malaysia celebrated another milestone in their longstanding bilateral relationship when the two countries inked an agreement for the new Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link.

Najib in Singapore for annual retreat with PM Lee

PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong welcomes his first foreign leader of the new year when his Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak arrives in Singapore on Monday for a two-day visit.

Indian delegation here to mark 25 years of India-Asean ties

A HIGH-LEVEL delegation from India is now in Singapore for two major events organised to celebrate 25 years of dialogue partnership between the Association of South-east Asian Nations (Asean) and India.

Five sporting wishes for a great 2018

WE are less than 48 hours away from ushering in a brand-new year, and there's already so much to look forward to in the world of sports in 2018...

Asean, India to celebrate silver jubilee of partnership in 2018

THE year 2018 is a significant one for the Association of South-east Asian Nations (Asean) and India. It marks their 25 years of dialogue partnership, 15 years of summit-level interaction and five years of strategic partnership.

Another action-packed year in sports

THERE'S just a fortnight left before we bid 2017 adieu, and sports fans around the world will look back fondly on another action-packed year that has thrown up more than its fair share of memorable moments...

Brexit breakthrough in Brussels

Bitcoin grabbed a large chunk of the headlines over the past few days. The value has soared to reach well over US$17,000 - another record high - and the frenzy surrounding the virtual currency comes just before it begins trading on Sunday on Cboe Global Markets, the US derivatives exchange.

Sports Hub a massive project that 'cannot fail': Oon Jin Teik

AT a little over three years old, the Singapore Sports Hub complex in Kallang is still considered to be in its infancy.

Sports Hub remains open to hosting National Day Parades

THE fact that the floating platform at Marina Bay is now the main venue for the annual National Day Parade (NDP) should be seen as a plus for Singapore, says the Singapore Sports Hub's acting CEO Oon Jin Teik...

MMA promoter One Championship announces 3 senior hires

SINGAPORE-BASED mixed martial arts promoter One Championship has added three new members to its senior management team.

Bake it like Beckham

ABOUT 40 children who were taking part in a pastry-making workshop at Marina Bay Sands (MBS) found that the event was sweetened by a special appearance of former Manchester United and Real Madrid football star David Beckham.

Planting the Capella flag in Asia, one city at a time

THESE are exhilarating times for everyone who works at the Capella Hotel Group.

S'pore's GDP growth may exceed 3% for 2017, productivity up: PM Lee

SINGAPORE'S economy could expand by more than 3 per cent in 2017, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday as he sketched a bullish picture of the country's full-year growth prospects...

Russia's SWF eyes more tie-ups with Singapore investors

ONE could well describe the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) as a sort of sovereign wealth fund (SWF) in reverse.

Stuck in the World Cup wilderness

THERE are just a little under seven months to go until the next Fifa World Cup, with the first match of the most-watched football tournament in the world set to kick off at the new 81,000-seater Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on June 14, 2018.

Trudeau's no-show at meeting throws spanner in TPP talks

THERE was confusion and drama in Da Nang on Friday as a meeting of world leaders involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact was unexpectedly scrapped after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau failed to turn up at the venue.

'Fair amount' of structural reform needed to achieve inclusive growth: SBF

BUSINESS leaders from Singapore and the rest of the Pacific Rim met their countries' leaders on Friday as part of the ongoing Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Summit in Da Nang...

Globalisation has its pluses, but one problem is Asean's 'brain drain': Duterte

GLOBALISATION has brought its share of benefits to the world economy but there are also concerns that it has caused problems for the less developed countries, said Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday.

Apec ministerial meeting ends a day late due to differing views on trade and protectionism

A MEETING of Pacific Rim trade and foreign ministers in the Vietnamese city of Da Nang finally ended on Thursday afternoon, nearly 24 hours later than originally scheduled.

One in three Asia-Pac CEOs see revenue boost in next 12 months: PwC

BUSINESS leaders in the Asia-Pacific are feeling increasingly confident in their companies' growth prospects, with one out of every three chief executive officers (CEOs) believing that revenue will increase in the next 12 months...

Fate of TPP, without the US, remains up in the air

THE future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is still highly uncertain, even as the 11 remaining nations are trying their best to salvage the mega free trade deal after the abrupt withdrawal of the United States earlier this year.

12 Apec leaders slated to speak at CEO Summit

AT least 12 Pacific Rim leaders, including US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, are scheduled to speak at a high-level conference in the bustling Vietnamese city of Da Nang this week.

Da Nang gears up for high-level Apec meeting

FAMED for its tranquil beaches and verdant national parks, Vietnam's coastal city of Da Nang will be in the global spotlight this week as it prepares to host the largest gathering of world leaders in its history...

When the tennis stars come to town

SIX days have passed since Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki won the biggest prize of her professional tennis career in Singapore, and I'm still suffering from a terrible case of tennis withdrawal...