INDEPENDENT directors serve as an important check and balance in companies. While they owe fiduciary duties to the company like other directors, they play a special role in safeguarding the interests...

COMMENTARY

THE rate at which migrants are arriving has diminished considerably almost everywhere in Europe since the huge inflows seen in 2015. Yet migration continues to dominate political debate throughout...

OPINION

THESE days, just about every business in town is touting the interlinkage of multiple devices to produce smart homes, smart lights, smart locks, smart TVs, smart cars, smart everything.

HOCK LOCK SIEW

WORD on the street is that an expression of interest (EOI) exercise closed recently for Ascott Raffles Place, a 20-storey conserved building with 146 serviced apartments.

COMMENTARY

WHEN you're preparing to spend billions of dollars on acquisitions in one year, it makes sense to sell assets to raise cash, especially if existing businesses face a secular drop in returns...

EDITORIAL

THERE has been a great deal of public debate over whether HDB flat buyers are lessees or owners and whether their ageing flats can maintain their value till the end of the lease.

GLOBALISATION - the broad catch-all term we use to describe global labour flows, global trading of ideas and products and global supply chains - is under the spotlight as never before. At a macro...

THE BOTTOM LINE

LEHMAN Brothers failed 10 years ago. The US economy was already in a recession, but Lehman's fall and the chaos that followed sent it off a cliff: six and a half million jobs would be lost...

FOR most of the world, the name Shree Baboo Chekitan Servansing is foreign sounding, bears little recognition and means even less. But as we count down to the end of September this year, it would be...

COMMENTARY

SOUTH Korean President Moon Jae-in meets with Kim Jong-un on Tuesday in a bid to turbo-charge flagging peace talks. After the cancellation of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's trip last month...