Nov 14, 2018 11:43 AM

SGX inks pact with Bank of China, CFETS to promote their bond indices outside China

THE Singapore Exchange (SGX) on Wednesday announced that it has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Bank of...
Nov 14, 2018 11:33 AM

Singapore family businesses upbeat on growth but need better succession plans: PwC

WHILE family businesses in Singapore are optimistic about growth and are keen to keep the business in the family, few...
Nov 14, 2018 03:48 PM

MAS seeking feedback on proposed fintech sandbox scheme with faster approvals

THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has released a consultation paper on creating pre-defined sandboxes called...
Nov 14, 2018 10:51 AM

Singapore condo rents slip 0.7% in October; HDB rents inch up 0.3%: SRX Property

THE leasing market for private non-landed homes remained soft while improving slightly for HDB flats, according to...
UPDATED 17 min ago
Nov 14, 2018 02:17 PM

SingHaiyi calls off US$23.1m condo sales in US commercial project

PROPERTY developer SingHaiyi Group has terminated an agreement for the sale of 34 condominium units at US$23.1 million...
UPDATED 10 min ago
Nov 14, 2018 01:44 PM

Guide on new skills to help workers in Singapore wholesale trade plan career, training

A NEW Skills Framework for Wholesale Trade to aid employers and employees in the wholesale trade sector in their career...
Nov 14, 2018 10:41 AM

Singapore leads Asia-Pacific in open banking readiness: poll

SINGAPORE ranks top in the Asia-Pacific region for its advanced open banking readiness, a survey released on Wednesday...
Nov 14, 2018 05:50 AM

MAS launches US$5b kitty to woo fund managers to drop anchor here

THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is making a US$5 billion move to anchor fund managers in Singapore, in...


Nov 14, 2018 05:50 AM

Asean should take advantage of opportunities in trade war

THE trade war between the US and China presents opportunities for Asean as companies look to diversify their risk and...


Nov 14, 2018 05:50 AM

MAS launches US$5b kitty to woo fund managers to drop anchor here

THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is making a US$5 billion move to anchor fund managers in Singapore, in...


Nov 14, 2018 04:22 PM

Hong Kong: Stocks slip as energy firms take hit

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks ended sharply lower Wednesday, with energy firms taking another beating as investors were...
Nov 14, 2018 04:06 PM

Seoul: Stocks dip on weak oil, impending decision on Samsung's biopharma arm

[SEOUL] South Korea's Kospi stock index weakened on Wednesday due to a further fall in oil prices, amid investors...
Nov 14, 2018 03:05 PM

Banks, commodity stocks weigh on Australia shares; NZ falls

[BENGALURU] Banks and commodity stocks led declines in Australian shares on Wednesday against a backdrop of broader...
Nov 14, 2018 02:43 PM

Tokyo: Stocks close slightly higher

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks closed marginally higher on Wednesday, rebounding from the previous day's sharp drops on news...
Nov 14, 2018 01:19 PM

Singapore stocks: STI resumes Wednesday afternoon at 3,037.43, down 0.5% on day

SINGAPORE stocks resumed trading lower after Wednesday's lunch break, with the Straits Times Index shedding 0.5...
Nov 14, 2018 12:59 PM

Asia: Energy firms dive after oil slump, broader markets slip

[HONG KONG] Asian energy firms took another battering on Wednesday after oil prices suffered their worst day in three...


Nov 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Hugues De Pins

GROWING UP IN VERSAILLES, Hugues de Pins was fascinated by the pomp and splendour of his city’s greatest attraction,...
Nov 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Travelling alone and loving it

WHAT IS IT about going solo that appeals to so many travellers today? Is it the freedom to decide your day’s itinerary...
Nov 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Life’s Lessons

It won’t be long before we’re digging up long-forgotten new year’s resolutions just to break them again.



Banking on digital

BNP Paribas CEO Jean-Laurent Bonnafé tells why mergers and acquisitions are taking a back seat - for now - at the French bank.

Healthcare 4.0

When you shop for toiletries or medicines in a supermarket, GSK keeps a close eye - with tracking sensors - to find out how and why you made those purchases. Data and analytics are a huge play for the pharmaceutical group, says its CEO for consumer healthcare, Brian McNamara.

Reading randomness

To avoid nasty surprises, don't try to predict the future - instead, stay aware of all possibilities, says Richard Fenning, Singapore-based CEO of global specialist risk consultancy Control Risks.

From neanderthals to cyborgs

He's a historian, futurist and social critic all rolled into one. Yuval Noah Harari sees his role as a bridge between academia and the public, to explain simply the story of humankind, both its history and technology.


WHEN Adrian Chia was on holiday in Australia's picturesque Great Ocean Road several years ago, he loved the beautiful coastal scenery and thought about how this was exactly what city dwellers needed to recharge.