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Playing the online retail game, in BT Weekend


Can homegrown e-commerce players survive in the cut-throat online arena and a punishing retail market? Brunch this Saturday in The Business Times Weekend takes a close look at three Singapore online brands that are toughing it out: RedMart, which is holding its own against supermarket stalwarts; Naiise, a multi-product store that has taken a clicks-and-mortar strategy; and up-and-coming lingerie retailer Perk By Kate.

Our Raffles Conversation this weekend features Silicon Valley veteran Bill Coleman, previously CEO of Veritas.

Are you aiming to establish your own startup? In the first column of a new series, business coach John Bittleston spells out the dos, the don'ts, and the questions you need to ask yourself and everyone you will be working with, if you're planning to start a business. Pick up his invaluable tips in Question Time with Mentor John.

In our Investing & Wealth section, Teh Hooi Ling sets out how to beat the index, while CFA Singapore Insights asks: is it too late to buy equities now?

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Disrupted picks up tips on how to merge the digital with physical from Carlo Ratti, voted one of the world's most influential designers and the Italian architect behind the redevelopment of Singapore's Golden Shoe Car Park.

The Audi RS 5 coupe is an Audi with the heart of a Porsche, but is it a car that you could comfortably drive to the shops? Find out in The Steering Column.

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