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Keeping things shipshape, in BT Weekend


"WE Singaporeans do not realise how important Singapore is as a maritime centre," remarks S S Teo, who recently took over the reins at Pacific International Lines from his father, shipping stalwart YC Chang.

A sprawling eco-system supports Singapore's port and shipping sector that is unseen by most. How do local businesses in the trade, many of which have been in the line for decades, ensure their continuity? We speak to two torchbearers of Singapore's maritime legacy, PIL and Equatorial Marine Fuel, both family businesses that are now into their second generation. In Brunch on Saturday, in The Business Times Weekend.

Transformation and staying relevant are also on Caroline Clarke's mind. She is the chief executive of Philips Asean Pacific. The Dutch company that made its name in consumer electronics has since reshaped itself to become a leader in healthcare tech. The Raffles Conversation tells why.

In Investing and Wealth, Value Insight columnist Teh Hooi Ling asks: What kind of returns do investors get from buying into stocks that have been newly added to or deleted from the index? Employing this strategy in Singapore and Hong Kong yields some surprising outcomes. CFA Singapore Insights, meanwhile, sets out a model for the investment firm of the future.

Working mums face many issues in the workplace. This Mothers' Day weekend, John Bittleston explains how to deal with unpleasant remarks and how to pursue tricky requests, in Question Time with Mentor John. The Finish Line meets Taiwanese tennis star Latisha Chan, the current world number one player in women's doubles. And our Disrupted columnist savours foodpanda's new and revamped hot pink app as the food delivery pioneer celebrates its sixth birthday this week.

Finally, this week's Offbeat is not for the faint of heart; it shares a fetid tale of one person's odious bathroom manners.

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