Dec 6, 2019 05:50 AM
The Christmas Issue

Dreaming of a green Christmas 

A sustainable Christmas without sacrificing the good things in life? Three eco-warriors show...

Dec 7, 2019 05:50 AM

Casting light on workplace depression

The year I was depressed, no one knew about it. Not the colleagues with whom I had lunch, nor the friends with whom...

Dec 6, 2019 05:50 AM

Matt Jones, Long-Distance Pilot

Over the last two-and-a-half years, a team of 14 specialists and engineers came together to meticulously restore an...

Dec 7, 2019 05:50 AM

The AI maestro

IN THE 1942 short story Runaround, Isaac Asimov outlined a set of rules that governed the actions of robots. These...

BREAKING NEWS

Dec 7, 2019 02:17 PM

Bloomberg says presidential rivals criticising his fortune could have made their own

[NEW YORK] Michael Bloomberg on Friday brushed back critiques about his wealth and bristled at the suggestion that...

Dec 7, 2019 01:47 PM

New trade group of startup investors who don't focus on flipping

[NEW YORK] Attracting venture capital (VC) has rarely been easier for well-connected tech guys in hoodies, but it's...

Dec 7, 2019 01:41 PM

Pemex announces discovery of 'giant' crude oil deposit

[MEXICO CITY] Mexican state oil company Pemex said on Friday it has discovered a deposit in southeastern Mexico that...

Dec 7, 2019 01:38 PM

Deutsche Bank staffers cleared but bank fined in money laundering case

[BERLIN] Frankfurt prosecutors have dropped an investigation into two Deutsche Bank employees accused of aiding tax...

Dec 7, 2019 01:23 PM

Power producer PG&E reaches US$13.5b agreement with victims of California wildfires

[BENGALURU] Bankrupt California power producer Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) said on Friday it had...

Dec 6, 2019 05:50 AM

Journey to Japan - Hidden dining gems

As Tokyo gears up for the 2020 Olympics, there's no better time than now to explore the dynamic capital city and the...

Dec 6, 2019 05:50 AM

Christmas Dining with Locavore Bali

IF YOU'RE PLANNING your Christmas dinner and visions of turkey, ham and roast beef are dancing in your head, go...

Dec 7, 2019 05:50 AM

Commercial, residential buildings to find new life as hotels

DEVELOPERS continue to jump on the hotel-conversion bandwagon, with Fragrance Group for its flagship office building...

Dec 7, 2019 05:50 AM
CHART VIEW

Gold bugs should avoid the light

LIKE moths to a flame, gold bugs are attracted to higher prices. Sometimes this attraction results in self-...

Dec 6, 2019 05:50 AM

Balancing familiar with unexpected

IF YOU'RE drawn to the grittiness of Speakeasies, back alleys and assorted interpretations of off-radar eating and...

Dec 6, 2019 05:50 AM

Double Christmas

SIBLING RIVALRY is a non-issue for the Chia family. In fact, Brandon Chia and his younger sister Su-Mae get along so...

Dec 7, 2019 05:50 AM
MANAGEMENT UNLEASHED

Making the interview work for you

WHAT is the greatest genuine flattery you can be shown? I'm not talking about creepy praise from subordinates - or...

Dec 7, 2019 05:50 AM

Primed to party

IT IS less than two weeks to Christmas, a bit too late to lose a kilo or two in anticipation of all that year-end...

Dec 4, 2019 05:50 AM
HOCK LOCK SIEW

Tech startups finding few takers from private equity - for now

PRIVATE equity firms here don't seem ready to invest in the newfangled tech startups that their venture capital...

Nov 21, 2019 05:50 AM
HOCK LOCK SIEW

SIA-MAB partnership is about dollars and sense

SOME companies can fit together like a glove, even if they are rivals. In the case of Singapore Airlines (SIA) and...

Nov 14, 2019 05:50 AM
HOCK LOCK SIEW

SGX watch list: Is it fair to penalise firms that fall short only on market cap?

AMID the slew of corporate results and other regulatory filings this week, there was one unusual announcement (or...

Nov 13, 2019 05:50 AM
HOCK LOCK SIEW

Telecom industry consolidation doesn't mean a TPG crash out

EQUITY analysts were all agog on StarHub's third-quarter earnings call last week, but much of their interest had...



ASEAN BUSINESS

Dec 6, 2019 05:50 AM

South-east Asia's economic growth 'to stay at 4.5% next year'

SOUTH-EAST Asia's gross domestic product (GDP) growth will likely remain at 4.5 per cent in 2020, amid high risks of...

GARAGE

Dec 7, 2019 01:47 PM

New trade group of startup investors who don't focus on flipping

[NEW YORK] Attracting venture capital (VC) has rarely been easier for well-connected tech guys in hoodies, but it's...


STOCKS

MARKET TODAY:
Dec 7, 2019 06:10 AM

US: Stocks jump on strong November jobs data

[NEW YORK] Wall Street stocks surged higher on Friday following a strong US jobs report, with petroleum-linked...

Dec 7, 2019 06:05 AM

Europe: Strong US jobs numbers, trade optimism bolster European shares

[BENGALURU] European shares closed higher on Friday, extending gains after impressive US jobs data bolstered...

Dec 7, 2019 05:50 AM

The magnificent seven that beat red hot S-Reits in 2019

SEVEN popular Singapore-listed technology companies beat the top S-Reit performer in returns this year, the bourse...

Dec 7, 2019 05:50 AM

Chinese defy HK's protest gloom in hunt for bargain stocks

CHINESE investors more than doubled their Hong Kong stock purchases this year, braving market headwinds from violent...

Dec 7, 2019 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Singapore shares up 0.7% on Friday, flat on the week

THERE was a sense of measured optimism in regional markets on Friday, after slight gains on Wall Street and no major...

Dec 7, 2019 05:50 AM

Citi tells rich clients: stop being so nervous about stocks

CITIGROUP Inc's private bank wants its clients to work on an attitude adjustment.


THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

The AI maestro

Should artificial intelligence "live" alongside humans and learn our values? World-leading expert Ben Goertzel believes so.

Advocate for the world

Royal DSM CEO Feike Sijbesma reinvented his company on the maxim that saving the planet is good business. A Climate Leader for the World Bank Group, he is taking the philosophy well beyond.

Beyond the comfort zone

Leaders have to get comfortable being uncomfortable and encourage their people to do the same, believes John Ryan, CEO of international executive education provider Center for Creative Leadership.

Balanced approach

Takeda CEO Christophe Weber tells how he manages tensions in everything from drug pricing to the world's largest acquisition in 2018: Takeda's takeover of biotech company Shire.


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Serial entrepreneur Elaine Kim is involved in multiple businesses as she goes through seasons of life with different areas of focus.