Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

A Chef's Tour

ON EVERY DINING table in Ryunique - a modern fine dining restaurant in Seoul’s Gangnam district - is a map.
Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Taha Bouqdib

TAHA BOUQDIB DOESN’T believe in coincidences. He uses words like “soul”, “destiny” and “in my blood” when describing...
Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Startups: Finland's ray of light

WHEN Tanu-Matti Tuominen started Finland's first digital media company called Tietovalta in 1988 in Finland as a...
Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Strength in a sari

GROWING up in the throes of the Bangladesh Liberation War had a profound impact on Durreen Shahnaz from an early age.


Nov 18, 2018 05:58 PM

Dukang Distillers plans exit from liquor business, enters into kiwi cultivation

CHINA'S baijiu maker Dukang Distillers Holdings has entered into a conditional acquisition and disposal agreement...
Nov 18, 2018 11:06 AM

NJPW champion Kenny Omega: Changing the wrestling game

Gaming convention Gamestart Asia 2018 has barely kicked off and Kenny Omega is visibly distracted. Wrestling is not on...
Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Not quite a match made in heaven at JAG

DINING at Restaurant JAG is a bit like going on a first date. There's a lot of emphasis on making a good...
Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Let There Be Light

CALL IT THE ultimate terrace house challenge. As most owners of intermediate units are painfully aware of, trying to...
Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Productivity growth, industry indicators will show Future Economy Council's progress: Heng

PRODUCTIVITY growth and a number of other industry indicators will help reflect how the Future Economy Council's (...
Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM

What to expect in the current bear market

WE are in the midst of a global economic slowdown, with the US being the only bright spot globally. Global leading...
Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

Best In Show

IT’S COMPLICATED. SO much so that a highly complex astronomical watch that shows the position of the earth in relation...
Nov 16, 2018 05:50 AM

The Return Of Polaroid

IN THE AGE OF commonplace digital image manipulation, Polaroid photographs feel refreshingly honest and direct. In...
Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM

When workers check out, check your workplace culture

WE have all been there. That sensation when your body is present in the office, but your heart and mind have left the...
Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Skoda Superb Laurin & Klement 2.0 TSI: Czech mate

FOR a small and medium enterprise owner (SME), only two cars represent the gold standard in how the directors should...
Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Rugby World Cup could spark debate in tattoo-averse Japan

WORLD Rugby has advised players to cover up tattoos during next year's World Cup in Japan, but many advocates for...
Nov 15, 2018 05:50 AM

Are legacy businesses a dead weight on telcos?

RECENT executive appointments at telcos StarHub and M1 have raised the level of chatter about the industry's so-...
Nov 14, 2018 05:50 AM

After Temasek whets appetite for retail bonds, what's next on the menu?

FOLLOWING the hot reception for Temasek Holdings' 2.7 per cent retail bonds sold last month, the obvious question...
Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Raising yard capacity in downturn a tough call

NOTHING can be taken for granted in the cyclical offshore and marine (O&M) sector.


Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Unlocking blockchain's benefits for enterprises

WHEN it comes to the latest technology, nobody wants to be left behind. Blockchain is one such technology. Blockchain...


Nov 17, 2018 05:51 AM

US: Dollar, yields slide on Fed official rate talk

[NEW YORK] The US dollar weakened and Treasury yields slid on Friday after a top Federal Reserve official said US...
Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Nvidia, Applied Materials forecasts add to evidence that chip bull run is ending

CARNAGE in chipmaking stocks continued on Thursday, as Nvidia Corp and Applied Materials Inc issued disappointing sales...
Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM

China's crackdown on kindergartens disastrous for their stocks

FIRST came the clampdown on shadow banks. Then it was gaming companies and drug-makers. Now education firms are in the...
Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Asian markets end week higher on seemingly brighter outlook

AN apparent thaw in the frosty US-China relationship has helped to cool heated markets over the week, with reports that...
Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

WE maintain "buy" and a S$3.69 target price, 15 per cent upside, with a 3.4 per cent yield. Wilmar remains...
Nov 17, 2018 05:45 AM

European shares wobble as Brexit angst lingers

[LONDON] European shares wobbled and closed just in the red after a choppy session on Friday as traders waited to see...


Strength in a sari

Having built the world's first social stock exchange, particularly to benefit and empower women, Durreen Shahnaz now wants to take impact investing from the margins to the mainstream.

Banking on digital

BNP Paribas CEO Jean-Laurent Bonnafé tells why mergers and acquisitions are taking a back seat - for now - at the French bank.

Healthcare 4.0

When you shop for toiletries or medicines in a supermarket, GSK keeps a close eye - with tracking sensors - to find out how and why you made those purchases. Data and analytics are a huge play for the pharmaceutical group, says its CEO for consumer healthcare, Brian McNamara.

Reading randomness

To avoid nasty surprises, don't try to predict the future - instead, stay aware of all possibilities, says Richard Fenning, Singapore-based CEO of global specialist risk consultancy Control Risks.


WHEN Adrian Chia was on holiday in Australia's picturesque Great Ocean Road several years ago, he loved the beautiful coastal scenery and thought about how this was exactly what city dwellers needed to recharge.