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IT WAS a pink elephant problem. Venture Corp boss Wong Ngit Liong told the market not to focus on Philip Morris, which is what it did.

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"IF you can't beat them, join them."...

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THE value of shophouse transactions year to date has crossed the S$500 million mark, and is expected to close the year matching if not surpassing last year's tally of S$1 billion - which was the...

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IN its role as regulator, bourse operator Singapore Exchange (SGX) has the authority to make sure companies disclose material issues in a timely fashion. And, to be sure, a watchdog needs its teeth.

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A KEY talking point about the recent dual-envelope tender for the commercial and residential site near Holland Village MRT Station was the alliances that surfaced. All 15 entries came from 10...

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MARKETING kicked off for the new Open Electricity Market (OEM) on Monday, and - apart from the households and businesses that are set to benefit from a choice of electricity provider - there could...

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TWO years ago, DeClout, a holding company for next-generation technology firms, looked like it was blazing a trail with two big exits on its investments. Brokerages churned out various non-rated...

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SINGAPORE Airlines cabin crew will no longer be penalised for taking "casual" sick leave, according to reports...

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THE script is all too familiar. A company makes grandiose promises to expand its business. Large sums are spent on new facilities. Unfortunately, the investments don't seem to lead to better...

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THIS week's simultaneous closing of state land tenders - or batched tender exercise - for three private housing sites has once again put the spotlight on whether they are effective in taming...