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The dash for durians in BT Weekend


DURIANS. Love 'em or hate 'em, they look like a treasure trove now as demand explodes with China's enormous appetite for the South-east Asian fruit. Is there a pot of gold waiting in the farm? Our Brunch feature in the Business Times Weekend, out this Saturday, talks to investors who've taken a stake in the business of durians.

Our Raffles Conversation is with Citi Private Bank's Bassam Salem as he wraps up a 37-year career in banking and plans his next phase.

In Investing & Wealth, Leonardo Drago of AL Wealth Partners kicks off a new column This Time Is Different with why bitcoin is one of the biggest bubbles of all time. Meanwhile, CFA Singapore Insights looks at something much safer: the Singapore Savings Bond, ahead of a new tranche to be released next month.

Disrupted visits the ArtScience Museum's latest show on street art, and discovers that the technologies powering the exhibition are just as fascinating as the art, while Gearhead peeks at what's new in tech for 2018. And finally, Facebook wants to bring friends closer. Our Sass & The City columnist doubts it's all as warm and fuzzy as it looks.

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