Chuang Peck Ming, - THE BUSINESS TIMES
LUNAR NEW YEAR: Watches

Pioneering spirit

THE LONGINES SPIRIT IS A NEW LINE of pilot watches launched last year that marries the Swiss watch brand's rich heritage and modern watch-making technology.

LUNAR NEW YEAR: Watches

A watch for all time

A PERPETUAL CALENDAR WATCH made by IWC Schaff hausen is set till 2499 – nearly 500 years, or more than a few lifetimes.

LUNAR NEW YEAR: Watches

Master of Chronographs

ZENITH HAS ROLLED OUT TWO WATCHES at the LVMH Digital Watch Week that will set the standard for 2021: the Chronomaster Sport and the Chronomaster Revival A385, both from its Chronomaster line.

LUNAR NEW YEAR: Watches

Ladies in red

The Limelight Stella also comes in festive red but without any image of an ox. The watch, a moon-phase complication with starry night sky that runs on a self-winding movement, features a 36mm rose gold case dressed in 126 brilliantcut diamonds on the bezel. 

LUNAR NEW YEAR: Watches

Bullish on the ox

VIRUS OUTBREAK: MALAYSIA MCO

Singapore, Malaysia committed to free flow of goods

SINGAPORE and Malaysia have a shared commitment to keep supplies flowing in from across the Causeway - and Singapore's supply chain is resilient enough to withstand any potential disruptions going forward, Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing said on Wednesday.

DuPont's new plant helps boost Singapore as regional chemicals hub

US chemical giant DuPont has built a new enzyme-blending factory in Singapore, giving a big boost to the country's push to be Asia-Pacific's speciality chemicals hub.

Singapore, Kuala Lumpur committed to keep supplies flowing across Causeway

SINGAPORE and Malaysia have a shared commitment to keep supplies flowing in from across the Causeway - and Singapore's supply chain is resilient enough to withstand any potential disruptions going forward, according to Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing in a Zoom media conference on...

OUTLOOK 2021

A full jobs recovery only likely after next June, say economists

THE worst may be over but a full recovery of the labour market is only likely after next June, according to private sector economists.

SINGAPORE BUDGET 2021

Exempt Covid-19 tests, hospitalisation charges from GST: Deloitte

ACCOUNTING firm Deloitte has called on the government to allow input tax claims for Covid-19 tests and Covid-19 hospitalisation charges for employees as administrative concessions to help businesses, especially those exposed to a higher risk of the pandemic, to minimise their goods and services...

VIRUS OUTBREAK: SOCIAL SUPPORT

Lower- and middle-income workers still in hardship can tap new grant

LOWER- and middle-income workers hit by Covid-19, and who are still facing financial hardship despite the earlier help measures, can get more cash support under the Covid-19 Recovery Grant (CRG) rolled out by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF).

More financial help for Singapore's lower to middle-income workers

SINGAPOREAN and permanent resident workers hit by Covid-19 and still in financial hardships despite the help offered by the Budget relief measures introduced and the National Jobs Council's initiatives, can now receive more support under the Covid-19 Recovery Grant (CRG).

Govt allots record S$25b to science and tech for more resilient Republic

A RECORD S$25 billion is earmarked for the next five years in the government's continuing efforts to tap science and technology in building a Singapore that will be more resilient, sustainable and digitalised - and which will emerge stronger in a post-Covid world.

Singapore spending S$25b in next five-year R&D plan

THE government is pumping S$25 billion into its next five-year plan for research, innovation and enterprise in a continuing effort to tap science and technology to build a more resilient, sustainable and digital Singapore, create more opportunities for Singaporeans and emerge stronger in a Covid...

Window of opportunity

FIRMS still standing must be thinking that the worst is over, after having seen the coronavirus pandemic sweep away many businesses in the past year. Renee McGowan, the new Asian head of leading consulting firm Mercer, says their troubles have only just begun.

VIRUS OUTBREAK: IMPACT ON JOBS

Resident incomes fell in June, but employment levels bounce back

THE income of Singaporeans and permanent residents in June fell for the first time in 16 years, but resident employment levels have since bounced back to pre-Covid levels, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has said.

WATCHES

Paying homage to the past

Longines' Heritage watches are a celebration of old time-keeping traditions.

WATCHES

Festive colours

Luxury watch brands get into the Christmas mood with colourful and giftable collectibles.

Employment rose to pre-Covid levels after Singapore's 'circuit breaker'

RESIDENT employment levels bounced back to near pre-Covid levels in the third quarter after taking a big hit in June when the "circuit breaker" was at its height, according to findings of the Labour Force Singapore Advance Release 2020 (LFAR).

VIRUS OUTBREAK: JOBS IMPACT

Number of manufacturing jobs doubles to 6,370 in two months

THE manufacturing sector in Singapore has continued to create more jobs, thanks to increased output - and even hard-hit sub-sectors like marine and offshore now need workers to support their transformation efforts.

6,370 jobs available in Singapore's manufacturing sector: Josephine Teo

THE manufacturing sector in Singapore has continued to create more jobs with increased output, and even hard-hit sub-sectors like marine and offshore need workers to support their transformation efforts.

LUXURY WATCHES

Watch sales pick up, but not to pre-Covid-19 levels

LOCAL retailers and suppliers of luxury timepieces have reported a pick-up in business with the re-opening of the economy, but it will still take a while before the sales return to pre-Covid-19 levels.

BT Infographics

Battlelines drawn

Democratic challenger Joe Biden is leading US President Donald Trump in the national polls for what promises to be a heated Presidential Election on Nov 3. As of today, Mr Biden is favoured to claim at least 232 electoral votes while Mr Trump is on track to take 125. While this puts Mr Biden...

Next Big Thing - Watches With Steel Bracelets

LUXURY watch brands are steeling themselves for the next design trend - literally. In the past year, many familiar names in timepieces - H Moser & Cie, A Lange & Sohne, Chopard, Bell & Ross and Laurent Ferrier - have been rolling out new stainless steel watches with matching...

Back To Classics

HAVING spent nearly a decade developing and putting the Octo Finissimo line of watches on the horological map, Bulgari has now shifted its focus back to the brand's classic collections. It has refreshed the popular Bulgari Aluminium first launched 20 years ago, producing an updated version of...