ASEAN BUSINESS

ONLINE purchases are increasingly less about buying things from far away, and more about buying from merchants closer to home - a trend emerging from a combination of supply-chain disruptions and...

MUCH has been made of how the Singaporean workforce does not measure up to the needs of today's - and tomorrow's - jobs. What has been politely termed the "skills gap" is a real issue that affects...

GARAGE

PRIVATE equity veteran and ex-LVMH executive Ravi Thakran has launched a new US$500 million growth fund less than two months after securing his first special purpose acquisition company (Spac), at...

FREE trade agreements (FTAs) took the spotlight on Thursday, as 600 business leaders gathered for the Singapore Business Federation's (SBF) FTA Day 2020.

OPINION

THERE has never been a more important moment to embrace a low-carbon future in Southeast Asia. Covid-19 has served as a startling reminder of the potentially catastrophic consequences of...

GOLDMAN Sachs on Thursday agreed to pay nearly US$3 billion to settle a probe into its role in Malaysia's 1MDB corruption scandal, and its Malaysia unit agreed to plead guilty to violating foreign...

VIRUS OUTBREAK: JOBS IMPACT

SINGAPORE citizens and permanent residents will be able to access 1,000 traineeships, company attachments and training opportunities in the maritime sector in the coming months.

EMPLOYEES in Singapore - especially those who are older - are getting worried about being retrenched or becoming irrelevant in the increasingly uncertain and tight job market.

A 41-year-old former chief investment officer and managing director of the now-defunct fund manager One Asia Investment Partners (OAIP) was on Thursday charged with two counts of engaging in acts...

BT HANDSHAKES DATA SERIES

ONLINE retail may now seem like a sure bet for aspiring retailers, with more consumers buying online amid the coronavirus pandemic, but industry players warn that this segment of retail has more...