TOP STORIES

SMEs going global open door for banks to grow corporate credit cards

AS LOCAL small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) venture overseas, the travel and...

PUBLISHED Aug 23, 2019 05:50 AM

Singapore one of 4 markets to post double-digit growth in Swiss watch imports in H1

IN THE first half of this year, when Swiss watch exports grew by only 1.4 per cent...

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The business of higher education

STUDYING locally for a foreign degree is a popular option. Yet in the last 10 years, a...

PUBLISHED Aug 23, 2019 05:50 AM

'Productive longevity' is behind proposals for older workers

A VISION of "productive longevity" lies behind the recommendations made by the...

PUBLISHED Aug 23, 2019 05:50 AM

Indonesia surprises with second interest rate cut in 2 months

INDONESIA cut interest rates for a second straight month to spur an economy facing...

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Accounting bodies, IMDA roll out plan to help smaller firms adopt technology

SINGAPORE'S accountancy sector will push ahead with digitalisation through a new...

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The future of healthcare

Precision medicine has been hailed as the “biggest change in...

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Tesla's EVs are about 'lifestyle', not climate: Masagos Zulkifli

SINGAPORE has a message for Elon Musk - taking mass transit is a better climate-change...

PUBLISHED Aug 23, 2019 05:50 AM
ALLIED TECH SAGA

JLC law firm downsizes after managing partner Jeffrey Ong's scandal

WITH its managing partner Jeffrey Ong Su Aun still remanded in custody, JLC Advisors...

PUBLISHED Aug 23, 2019 05:50 AM
STARTUPS

Shopee leads region's e-commerce user activity in Q2: iPrice

A BOOST in marketing and entertainment efforts appears to be paying off for Shopee in...

PUBLISHED Aug 23, 2019 05:50 AM

STOCKS

Malaysia: Shares open lower on Friday

MALAYSIA share prices opened lower on Friday with the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Kuala Lumpur...

PUBLISHED Aug 23, 2019 09:17 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

BT journalist Marissa Lee wins SGX Orb Award

A JOURNALIST with The Business Times was among the winners in the second edition of...

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Soilbuild Reit to issue new units to fund Australia property buy

SOILBUILD Business Space Reit (Soilbuild Reit) has launched a fully underwritten non-...

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UOB expands in Vietnam with Hanoi branch

UNITED Overseas Bank (UOB) continues to deepen its presence in Vietnam with the...

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Boustead unit wins S$100m energy contract in Europe

BOUSTEAD Singapore's subsidiary, Boustead International Heaters (BIH), has secured a ...

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SPH donates S$426,000 to Community Chest

AS part of Singapore Press Holdings' (SPH) 35th anniversary celebrations, the company...

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STOCKS

Cautious trading ahead of Jackson Hole

MINUTES from the US Federal Reserve's meeting in July may have cast a pall on...

PUBLISHED Aug 23, 2019 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

Q2 FY2019 profit after tax and minority interest rose 59 per cent year-on-year (yoy)...

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CURRENCIES

Euro slips as PMIs signal gloomy outlook

THE euro fell on Thursday, heading towards a three-week low, as an uptick in eurozone...

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REAL ESTATE

Two floors at Southpoint sold for S$78.4m

A COUPLE of commercial property deals were sealed recently.

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Mori's new project reaches for new heights in Tokyo skyline

TOKYO is about to get another mound of capitalism. Mori Building is spending 580...

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BANKING & FINANCE

Indians pawning family gold amid credit crunch

REFUSED a loan by a state-run lender and desperate for funds to buy cotton seeds...

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HSBC mulls bid for Aviva's Asian assets in diversity push: sources

HSBC Holdings, the bank that shook up its senior leadership this month, is considering...

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Australia to crack down on high-stakes derivatives trading

AUSTRALIA'S market watchdog on Wednesday said it plans to ban the sale of "binary"...

PUBLISHED Aug 23, 2019 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Amazon, Microsoft may be putting world at risk of killer AI: report

AMAZON, Microsoft and Intel are among leading tech companies that could spearhead a...

PUBLISHED Aug 23, 2019 05:50 AM

Russia sends Fedor, its first humanoid robot, into space

RUSSIA on Thursday launched an unmanned rocket carrying a life-size humanoid robot...

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Tech giants enjoy permanent tax haven status, says Macron

FRENCH President Emmanuel Macron, who will defend a global tax on tech giants at this...

PUBLISHED Aug 23, 2019 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Microplastics in drinking water not a health risk for now: WHO

THE World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday the level of microplastics in...

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Asia's chocolate bonanza sparks quest for locally grown beans

ASIA'S cocoa industry is scouring for ways to boost local bean supplies as the region'...

PUBLISHED Aug 23, 2019 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Airbus A380s face urgent checks after cracked part is recovered

INVESTIGATORS probing an engine explosion on an Air France A380 in 2017 are studying a...

PUBLISHED Aug 23, 2019 05:50 AM

Trump attacks Ford Motor for not backing fuel economy rollback

US President Donald Trump stepped up a series of attacks on carmakers on Wednesday for...

PUBLISHED Aug 23, 2019 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

New academy to equip workers in environmental services

FROM robot cleaners to kitchen sinks that turn food waste into fertiliser, the...

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HK banks call for law and order, condemn violence in full-page newspaper advertisements

SOME of Hong Kong's biggest banks published full-page newspaper advertisements on...

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Jay Inslee pulls out of race for US presidency

WASHINGTON state governor Jay Inslee, who entered the presidential contest by making...

PUBLISHED Aug 23, 2019 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

It's not always excellent to be Jamie Oliver

JUST before lunch on a recent Monday, Jamie Oliver wrapped an apron around his dad bod...

PUBLISHED Aug 23, 2019 05:50 AM

OPINION

Bibi looks to Sept 17 - and also to Nov 2020

THREE 10-storey-high posters are hanging from the roof of the ruling Likud Party...

PUBLISHED Aug 23, 2019 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Social responsibility won't save corporate America

WE'VE been here before: one of those portentous moments when corporate America...

PUBLISHED Aug 23, 2019 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Delaying retirement and higher CPF contribution rates good for workers

FINANCIAL adequacy in retirement is a daunting issue for many Singaporeans,...

PUBLISHED Aug 23, 2019 05:50 AM

G7's Biarritz meet will be heated like the 2018 Canadian summit

G7 presidents and prime ministers meet in Biarritz, France, this weekend and it may...

PUBLISHED Aug 23, 2019 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

China plays fast catch-up with the global ESG wave

THE environmental, social and governance (ESG) movement has swept the globe, being...

PUBLISHED Aug 23, 2019 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

An Arctic saga of profound absurdity in the age of Trumpism

FIRST, you get yourself invited to a state visit in a friendly allied country. Not...

PUBLISHED Aug 23, 2019 05:50 AM

Lifestyle

DINING OUT

Tiffin Room's multi-layered spread

PAPADUMS are grossly misrepresented in Singapore. We blame it on Samy's - that banana...

PUBLISHED Aug 23, 2019 05:50 AM

From wild Maine blueberries comes a buzzworthy new bubbly

UNLESS you have trained eyes, you could drive the narrow roads winding through the...

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Banking on Wine and Roses

IN ANOTHER LIFE, Grant Ashton was a city trader for 30 years, notably with the British...

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Whisky Most Fowl

In the day, Original Chew Kee Eating House serves its famed soy sauce chicken. But at...

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Spotlight On Local Talent

The upcoming Bizet’s Carmen by the Singapore Lyric Opera (SLO) shines the spotlight on...

PUBLISHED Aug 23, 2019 05:50 AM

Behind The Curtain

A 2018 nominee for President’s Young Talents award, Hilmi Johandi is a rising artist...

PUBLISHED Aug 23, 2019 05:50 AM

Bali High

If the beach club party lifestyle in Bali’s Ulu Cliffhouse becomes too frenetic for...

PUBLISHED Aug 23, 2019 05:50 AM

F1 Headliners

The Singapore Grand Prix is less than a month away and the entertainment has just...

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English Garden

If it seems like only the British like hot weather, then Jaan by Kirk Westaway is...

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Fresh Voice

For more than a decade, Checkpoint Theatre has successfully nurtured many young...

PUBLISHED Aug 23, 2019 05:50 AM

Jazz Reunion

ChromaZone was the resident jazz band of Harry’s Quayside Bar from 1992 until 2010....

PUBLISHED Aug 23, 2019 05:50 AM

Market Talk

By Jaime Ee

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Behind The Bamboo Veil

DESIGN MAGAZINES OR the Internet are the usual sources of inspiration for homeowners...

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Eat, Drink, Play in Margaret River

IF THE WEATHER at home is getting too unbearable, it’s time to head south. It’s winter...

PUBLISHED Aug 23, 2019 05:50 AM

Next Big Thing

As a Comme des Garcons alumnus, designer Fumito Ganryu has had the gold class of...

PUBLISHED Aug 23, 2019 05:50 AM

Magic In The Dark

THE GREAT RAMAYANA epic was first committed to Sanskrit in the 5th or 4th century BC...

PUBLISHED Aug 23, 2019 05:50 AM

A New, Refreshed Art Jakarta

SINGAPORE ART COLLECTORS would be familiar with Tom Tandio.

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Drawing From The Past

Retiree Hassan Masod, 67, recalls receiving 20 cents in pocket money during his school...

PUBLISHED Aug 23, 2019 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Aug 23, 2019 12:53 PM

Ayondo in convertible note deals worth up to S$9.9m; granted extensions to release Q2, Q3 results

CATALIST-LISTED Ayondo on Thursday entered into three convertible note agreements worth up to S$9.9 million. Two of...

Aug 23, 2019 12:30 PM

Hawker tech startup Kedai Sayur raises US$4m led by East Ventures

KEDAI Sayur, an Indonesian startup that empowers vegetable hawkers by using technology, has closed a US$4 million...

Aug 23, 2019 12:04 PM

Harvard economist Carmen Reinhart warns Hong Kong could trigger world recession

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong's rolling political turmoil could prove a tipping point for the world economy, Harvard...

Aug 23, 2019 12:04 PM

French winemakers jittery over Trump tariff threats ahead of G-7

[PARIS] French winegrowers are on tenterhooks as they wait to see whether Donald Trump will follow through with his...

Aug 23, 2019 11:55 AM

Asia: Investors bide time ahead of much-anticipated Powell speech

[HONG KONG] Asian markets headed into the weekend on a cautious note on Friday ahead of a key speech by Federal...

Aug 23, 2019 11:11 AM

Asian petrochemical profits slammed by trade war crossfire, oversupply

[SINGAPORE] Profits from making petrochemicals in Asia have plunged to their lowest in months as the unrelenting...

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