Feb 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Oscar Fever

BRAND NEW YEAR, same old stuff. As the entertainment industry gears up for the biggest night on its calendar – the 91st...
Feb 16, 2019 05:50 AM

What makes it luxury?: Reshaping the luxury goods landscape

Described as a "glitzy figure", "media shy" and "notoriously secretive". OBS keeps a low...

Singapore Budget 2019

Click here for all our Budget coverage; news, analysis, infographics
Feb 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Martha Thorne

Martha Thorne is the dean at a small and relatively unknown architecture school in Spain, but she also has a part-time...
Feb 16, 2019 05:50 AM

Slick shift: Philip Morris' future vision

THE world's biggest listed tobacco company has a vision - to completely stop selling cigarettes...


Feb 22, 2019 10:20 PM

Chip Eng Seng Corp doubles Q4 profits to S$26.6 million on condo project turnover

MAINBOARD-LISTED construction group Chip Eng Seng Corp more than doubled its profits in the fourth quarter, on the back...
Feb 22, 2019 10:06 PM

Maxi-Cash FY2018 profit down by 22% to S$10.4 million

CATALIST-LISTED pawnbroker Maxi-Cash Financial Services Corp's full-year earnings suffered from the costs of its...
Feb 22, 2019 09:53 PM

Malaysia's Sim Leisure Group aims for Catalist debut on March 1

PENANG theme park developer Sim Leisure Group is headed for a Catalist debut on March 1, it said in an offer document...
Feb 22, 2019 07:50 PM

'Growing discontent' before Ayondo founder left the company: board

TIES between the founder of Catalist-listed financial technology firm Ayondo and its directors and key investors had...
Feb 22, 2019 07:36 PM

Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust more than halves Q4 DPU to 0.3 S cent

LIPPO Malls Indonesia Retail Trust (LMIRT) slashed its distribution per unit (DPU) for its fourth quarter, under what...
Feb 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Meatless Everyday

No longer a weekly drudgery, vegetarian menus are coming into their own at top restaurants.
Feb 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Hawker fare meets fine dining at Subrosa

THERE'S a funny story behind Subrosa. Not funny haha but it's one that involves its expat chef, his local...
Feb 16, 2019 05:50 AM

MTI: 2019 growth could slow to below mid-point of forecast range

THE Singapore economy slowed last year - and will likely only cool further, according to the latest news from the...
Feb 16, 2019 05:50 AM

Hyflux's replies to Sias raise more questions

HYFLUX chief executive Olivia Lum is "deeply saddened for the pain and loss" suffered by those who invested...
Feb 15, 2019 05:50 AM

The Perfect Fit

Weight-lifting is your go-to exercise routine and you have the body to prove it.
Feb 15, 2019 05:50 AM

No smoke without Fyre

PERHAPS NOT BY CHANCE, streaming services Netflix and Hulu recently released a documentary each on the now infamous...
Feb 16, 2019 05:50 AM

Superstars at work can help the team shine too

IF YOU are bemoaning your fate as one of those average Joes in the office, take heart - there could actually be an...
Feb 16, 2019 05:50 AM

Mercedes C-Class Cabriolet review: Convertible bond

WHAT price glamour? Here's an easy answer in the context of the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class: S$30,000. That's...
Feb 21, 2019 05:50 AM

E-commerce tax: not in Budget, but on the horizon

MUCH Of this week's news coverage has focused on the measures announced on Monday in Singapore's Budget 2019...
Feb 20, 2019 05:50 AM

UOB's mobile-only bank tests data as TMRW's currency

UOB's mobile-only bank TMRW for millennials offers a new way to test how data can become a new currency for...
Feb 15, 2019 05:50 AM

DBS mirrors Singapore's success in harnessing talent from within and without

SINGAPORE is a young nation, only 54 years old and DBS Group Holdings is only slightly younger at 51, formed in 1968 as...
Feb 14, 2019 05:50 AM

CGAC: did MAS cast net wide enough?

SINGAPORE this week launched its first permanent, industry-led body, whose purpose is to ensure that the nation's...


Feb 22, 2019 02:41 PM

Companies struggle to meet customer expectations. What can you do about it?

Singapore leads Southeast Asia in happy customers but is still lagging behind the global average, according to the...


Feb 22, 2019 05:50 AM

Engie launches venture arm to help Asia-Pacific energy startups

FRENCH energy giant Engie has launched a strategic venture arm eyeing energy startups in the Asia-Pacific, and aims to...


Feb 22, 2019 05:38 PM

Singapore stocks end lower on Friday

SINGAPORE stocks closed lower on Friday, with the Straits Times Index down 0.24 per cent or 8.01 points to 3,269.90.
Feb 22, 2019 05:22 PM

Malaysia: Shares close lower on Friday

MALAYSIA share prices closed lower on Friday with the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Composite Index down 9.26 points...
Feb 22, 2019 04:18 PM

Seoul: Stocks end flat amid US-China trade talks; won steady

[SEOUL] South Korea's Kospi stock index ended nearly flat on Friday, as investors mulled an uncertain economic...
Feb 22, 2019 02:52 PM

Banks, consumer shares pull Australia's main index higher; NZ flat

[BENGALURU]  Australian shares ended higher on Friday as a signal from the central bank that the next move in interest...
Feb 22, 2019 02:48 PM

Tokyo: Stocks end four-day winning streak on China-US trade jitters

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks closed lower on Friday, snapping a four-day winning streak as investors waited to see how US-China...
Feb 22, 2019 01:12 PM

Singapore stocks: STI resumes Friday afternoon at 3,263.85, down 0.4% on day

SINGAPORE stocks fell on Friday afternoon's trading resumption, with the Straits Times Index losing 0.43 per cent...


Slick shift: Philip Morris' future vision

Is Philip Morris' new "smoke-free" mission statement a radical reinvention of the tobacco company - or sheer hypocrisy? COO Jacek Olczak says matter-of-factly - it's a strategic no-brainer.

Network man

Rajeev Suri, Nokia's CEO, is on a mission to steer the iconic company back to its former glory.

Red hot black sheep

John Hadfield, CEO of ad agency BBH Singapore, talks about pushing the boundaries and selling 'the worst parents in the world'.

A cut above

Gwee Lian Kheng, widely credited for building UOL's diversified portfolio in real estate and hospitality, looks back fondly on a stellar 45-year career with one of Singapore's leading developers.


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.