Counting on diversification to spring ahead

HOMEGROWN rubber and foam component manufacturer Armstrong Industrial Corporation may not be a household name, but its products are found in everyday appliances - from air-conditioners and laptops to cars.

Gearing up to fire off a second engine

DESPITE Expand Construction not being in the shipbuilding trade, founder and executive chairman Von Lee Yong Miang likens himself to being the captain of an aircraft carrier.

Fear no more the cashless wave

IT is not every day that a team of young university graduates reject lucrative job offers from top multinational companies to start up their own company.

More than a hotel-listing platform

UNLIKE many other tech startups out there, Zuzu Hospitality Solutions believes that people still have a place in its services. The three-year-old company, which focuses on providing online management and distribution tools to independent hotels, packages both software and consultants together.

Maritime use of large-scale 3D printing seen in 3-5 years

ADVANCEMENT in 3D printing is making the application of the technology possible for some ship components in Singapore, but industry-wide applications will take some time, observers say.

Flexi-work arrangements - good idea hurt by mindsets and stigma

WHILE more companies are being supportive of women in the workforce by offering flexible work arrangements, their effectiveness is still hampered by traditional mindsets valuing physical presence at work and social stigma.

Brewing up a Bettr future

SOCIAL enterprises are more often likened to charities or corporate social responsibility (CSR), mostly distant from a hard-nosed business world view.

Data, dollars and deliveries

E-COMMERCE marketplaces such as Lazada and Qoo10 have been touted as the next gold mine for retail brands, but often overlooked is the expertise needed to sell products on these platforms effectively.

Metro's Q4 bottom line turns red due to losses from associates

LOSSES from associates dragged Metro Holdings into the red, as the property and retail group posted a fourth-quarter net loss of S$1.9 million on Friday. This was a reversal from the net profit of S$34.2 million a year ago.

Metro slips into the red for Q4, posts S$1.9m loss

PROPERTY and retail group Metro Holdings chalked up a fourth quarter net loss of S$1.9 million, a reversal from the net profit of of S$34.2 million a year ago, mainly due to losses in the share of associates, according to unaudited results released on Friday.

Managers of Reits with overseas assets address investors' concerns at symposium

WHILE real estate investment trusts (Reits) with overseas assets present additional risks, they also provide higher growth opportunities, and managements take several measures to allay investors' concerns, said experts at a panel discussion at the Reits Symposium 2018...

Economic crime reported in Singapore 'at record high'

MORE than a third, or 35 per cent, of Singapore organisations reported suffering fraud in the last two years, a survey has found.

CDL, Distrii join hands in smart building apps

REAL estate developer City Developments (CDL) is making further inroads into proptech, as CDL inked a tech joint venture with Chinese co-working operator Distrii.

CDL, Distrii open Singapore's single largest and tech-driven co-working facility

REAL estate developer City Developments (CDL) and Chinese co-working operator Distrii have joined forces to soft-open Singapore's single largest and tech-driven co-working facility on Thursday...

New 'culinary Oscars' ties up with Singapore

A NEW televised awards show, titled The World Restaurant Awards, has made Singapore its official culinary destination, due to a partnership with the Singapore Tourism Board (STB).

Roxy-Pacific Q1 profit up 19% despite drop in revenue

PROPERTY and hospitality group Roxy-Pacific Holdings has posted on Monday a 19 per cent increase in first quarter net profit to S$7 million from S$5.9 million in the same period a year ago, because of a jump in the share of results of associates.

Roxy-Pacific Q1 net profit rises 19% to S$7 million despite fall in revenue

PROPERTY and hospitality group Roxy-Pacific Holdings has posted on Monday a 19 per cent increase in first quarter net profit to S$7 million from S$5.9 million in the same period a year ago, because of higher share of results of associates.

UMS Holdings Q1 net profit inches up 2% to S$11.4 million

PRECISION engineering firm UMS Holdings has reported a first-quarter net profit of S$11.4 million, a slight increase of 2 per cent from the same period last year.

Ingram Micro ties up with Microsoft to launch cloud platform division

TECHNOLOGY products distributor Ingram Micro has partnered with Microsoft to launch a new, independent software division, dubbed CloudBlue, last Wednesday.

Panel expects more women in board roles

WOMEN will occupy more board roles as digitalisation disrupts the way companies organise themselves, said panelists at a forum held in the Resorts World Sentosa Convention Centre on Tuesday.

foodpanda ready for 'burn war' as GrabFood enters fray

ONLINE food delivery pioneer foodpanda is prepared to go on an all-out blitz when GrabFood, which replaces Uber Eats, enters the battlefield, especially if ride-hailing giant Grab takes an aggressive approach.

SPH's Orange Valley partners StarHub, ST Engineering for smart nursing home

ORANGE Valley Nursing Homes, a subsidiary of Invest Healthcare, has partnered companies such as StarHub and ST Engineering to test aged-care technologies for its new smart nursing home in Balestier.

Orange Valley Nursing Homes to trial aged-care technology with partners

SINGAPORE'S largest private nursing home operator, Orange Valley Nursing Homes, announced that it has partnered companies such as StarHub and ST Engineering to trial aged-care technology to improve staff productivity and delivery of clinical care services...

Women entrepreneurs can leverage their gender

FEMALE entrepreneurs should not be afraid to use their gender to their advantage, said panelists at the Female Founders Debate Series last week.

Singapore Maritime Week 2018: Record number of graduating seafarers

MORE than 80 seafarers graduated from Certificate of Competency (CoC) (Special Limit) programmes at Singapore Polytechnic on Thursday, making it the largest graduating cohort since the programmes were first introduced in 2011.