Dec 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Wish for more things nice, not naughty, for Singapore market

IT'S beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go, but not for the Singapore stock market and its...
Having running water at a turn of the tap does not come by chance in Singapore. That...
Dec 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Singapore business optimism wanes for Q1 2019

BUSINESS confidence among local companies moderated significantly for the first quarter of 2019, weakening for the...
Dec 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Tough year, but DBS pushes on to be go-to bank for Asia fixed income

IT's been a tough year for bond houses as choppy markets shrank investors' appetite for risk but DBS Bank has...
Dec 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Prudential's new digital ecosystem aims to help SMEs retain talent

PRUDENTIAL Singapore is looking to address talent retention issues for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with...
Dec 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Xi calls for steadfast execution of reforms; offers no new measures

CHINESE President Xi Jinping called for the unswerving implementation of reforms on Beijing's terms, but offered...
Dec 19, 2018 07:42 AM

Argentina in recession as economy shrinks again

[BUENOS AIRES] Argentina is in recession after its economy shrank by 3.5 per cent during the third trimester of 2018,...
Dec 19, 2018 07:00 AM

IMF board approves new Ukraine loan package, releases US$1.4b immediately

[WASHINGTON] The International Monetary Fund executive board on Tuesday gave final approval to a new loan package for...
Dec 19, 2018 06:55 AM

Government shutdown threat remains as US Democrats reject Trump bid

[WASHINGTON] Prospects of a partial US government shutdown surged on Tuesday after Democrats rejected what they said...
Dec 19, 2018 06:52 AM

Migration row forces Belgian premier's resignation

[BRUSSELS] Nationalist anger over migration brought down the Belgian government on Tuesday, forcing Prime Minister...
Dec 19, 2018 06:49 AM

Greek lawmakers adopt first post-crisis budget

[ATHENS] Greek lawmakers on Tuesday adopted the first budget free of foreign assistance in almost 10 years, predicting...


Dec 5, 2018 05:50 AM

S-E Asia GDP growth to slow in 2019 amid trade war: ICAEW

ECONOMIC growth across the South-east Asia region is expected to slow in 2019 to 5 per cent, after an estimated 5.3 per...


Dec 19, 2018 05:50 AM

PwC Singapore seeks more tax breaks for early-stage VC funding

PWC Singapore has suggested a new tax exemption scheme for early-stage venture capital (VC) investment with lower...


Dec 19, 2018 06:13 AM

Europe: Shares stuck in 'Santa Crash'

[MILAN] European shares remained stuck in a "Santa Crash" on Tuesday in a fourth straight session of losses,...
Dec 19, 2018 06:04 AM

US: Stocks rise modestly after two straight routs

[NEW YORK] Wall Street stocks finished modestly higher on Tuesday but worries about slumping oil prices and a likely...
Dec 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Wish for more things nice, not naughty, for Singapore market

IT'S beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go, but not for the Singapore stock market and its...
Dec 19, 2018 05:50 AM

STI slides 2.2% on global growth fears

ASIAN markets were hit by another wave of risk aversion on Tuesday, after concerns over global growth sparked a steep...
Dec 19, 2018 05:50 AM

US dollar falls to six-day low before Fed's meeting

THE US DOLLAR fell to a six-day low on Tuesday as investors unwound long bets on the currency, anticipating the Federal...
Dec 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Stock rout defying bulls on all fronts

VALUATIONS aren't stopping it. Jerome Powell's softer tone failed to soothe anyone. The moratorium on tariffs...


Dec 14, 2018 05:50 AM

Michael Tay

He was a kampung boy who grew up to become a wine-drinking, music-loving plenipotentiary and polymath, but you wouldn’t...
Dec 14, 2018 05:50 AM

Sweet Dreams Of Christmas

YOU COULD SAY that visions of sugar plums - not to mention gold flakes, white truffles and cacao pods - danced in the...
Dec 14, 2018 05:50 AM

A Toast to Christmas

“I wanted to create a punch that could be shared among friends and loved ones for the festive season.It had to be...



Price points

Global energy data provider Platts has been a trailblazer in the energy & commodities trading business. It now aims to be a champion of gender diversity in this male-dominant industry, says its president Martin Fraenkel.

Leading with purpose

As the world's biggest fund manager, BlackRock is using its influence to espouse its bedrock values. Chairman and CEO Larry Fink himself seeks to be a "voice of positiveness" - and says corporations need, now more than ever as governments fall short, to step up in key issues.

Breaking down to build up

With technology no longer just an enabler of business but an element that drives strategy in every organisation, now's the most exciting time ever, says Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins.

Entrepreneurial Zen

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