YOSHIHIDE Suga was elected Japan's prime minister by a vote in the parliament's lower house on Wednesday. He becomes the country's first new leader in nearly eight years, after Shinzo Abe's sudden...

EVERYONE has a memory of how Covid-19 began. For Gojek Singapore, it was when we started distributing masks, wet wipes and hand sanitisers to driver-partners in late January, in a bid to create a...

HOCK LOCK SIEW

IT IS hard not to feel pity for shareholders of Sembcorp Marine (Sembmarine).

TWO predictions by BloombergNEF present a compelling case for the future of electric vehicles (EVs): one is they will reach cost parity with conventional cars in the mid-2020s, and the other is...

EDITORIAL

MONTHS after dining out was once again allowed in Phase Two of Singapore's re-opening following "circuit-breaker" measures, each week still brings news of more businesses, particularly food and...

THE BOTTOM LINE

TURNING back the clock to New Year's eve, we knew that 2020 would pose challenges, with analysts expressing concerns about a potential economic downturn fuelled by trade wars, asset bubbles and...

DIGITAL transformation encompasses how organisations employ technology to re-imagine and re-invent their processes and offerings, to achieve a competitive advantage across the business.

AS COVID-19 continues to ravage economies across the world, it has now become a common refrain that economic globalisation is passé. Indeed, even before the onset of the pandemic, there were...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

ON JULY 23, 2020, PwC issued its final audit report on Best World International (BWI). This was followed by a commentary in The Business Times on July 30, 2020, which concluded that BWI's founders...

HOCK LOCK SIEW

AMONG the Singapore banks, UOB is generally seen to be more conservative in its wealth management (WM) pursuits, with a considerably smaller - and organically built - franchise when compared...