THE BOTTOM LINE

LAST week, I enjoyed a city break in Istanbul with my teenaged daughter. It was made even better by the fact that we were upgraded to a 1,000-euro (S$1,515) room for only 250 euros - in large part...

AT THE height of Australia's residential property boom two years ago, Sydney builder Toby Searle couldn't get carpenters and bricklayers to return his phone calls, such was the demand for workers...

IT WOULD not have escaped anyone's attention that the world seems to have become less welcoming to products and services from other countries. Instead, many governments are spending time and...

[HONG KONG] China's slowdown has claimed another corporate scalp, with shares of Italian fashion house Prada SpA sliding the most since January after a pullback in the world's biggest...

[REYKJAVIK]  The spacious entrance to Hildigunnur Haraldsdottir's building in downtown Reykjavik is paved with marble from Prague and decorated with stained glass artwork by a famous local artist...

[SINGAPORE] Freight rates for dry-bulk and container ships, carriers of most of the world's raw materials and finished goods, have plunged over the last six months in the latest sign the global...

DEEP in a provincial region of northwestern Turkey, it looks like a mirage - hundreds of luxury houses built in neat rows, their pointed towers somewhere between French chateau and Disney castle...

[BEIJING] JD.com Inc. founder Richard Liu is struggling to reassure investors of his e-commerce giant's prospects amid rising competition and a global trade war, even as US prosecutors mull...

[SYDNEY] Australia's falling house prices are raising doubts about the resilience of household spending....

A SENIOR central bank official has downplayed the chances of a slowdown in Australia's once-booming housing market undermining the stability of the country's banks, saying the risk...