Retail slump: One Raffles Place is latest to suffer

When One Raffles Place shopping mall reopened in 2014 after a major makeover, it boasted a strong tenant line-up, much to the delight of office workers in the area.

Home care for seniors a sunrise industry

Care of the elderly is a booming business as Asia's ageing population grows. Singapore-based Active Global Specialised Caregivers has seen its...

MAS, World Bank unit to work on greater Asean access for S'pore fintechs

NEW paths are emerging for Singapore-based fintech (financial technology) firms to distribute their services to the Asean region following a...

Money

IMDA, SGX team up to help tech SMEs access capital markets

AS part of efforts to help SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) reap the benefits of the digital economy, the Infocomm Media Development...

Two new coffee shops using digital payments and robots launched this weekend

SINGAPORE - Patrons to two new coffee shops in Tampines and Choa Chu Kang can look forward to fuss-free dining experiences, with new processes such as digital ordering and cashless payment options...

More hawkers are going cashless with DBS

You can now walk into some hawker centres and whip out your phone, instead of your wallet, to pay for your $3.50 bowl of ban mian.

Videos

Garena's Nick Nash: The state of start-ups in SEA

Rather than have start-ups die, they should merge and build together, says Nick Nash, Group President of Garena.

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Zombie startups and SMEs in Singapore?

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Towkay Interviews

Debate coach undergrads start education firm, go regional with "global skills" training

AFTER six years of debating, Walter Yeo tried to find work as a debate coach, but was surprised to find the jobs filled by insurance agents and...

EngageRocket aims to bring HR analytics to SMEs

The fast-emerging human resources (HR) technology field is booming, with a market for tools that enable management to gather feedback from staff...

Phibious honcho Mervyn Cheo: a Singapore ad man taking on big players

At the height of the 2014 Fifa World Cup fever, an advertisement for Coca-Cola featuring a bunch of teens chasing their football around the world...

SME Interviews

Home care for seniors a sunrise industry

Care of the elderly is a booming business as Asia's ageing population grows. Singapore-based Active Global Specialised Caregivers has seen its...

Cut from a different cloth: how Sing Lun's third-gen taps talent, tech and innovation

FAMILY-OWNED businesses in Singapore don't usually have a reputation for being cutting edge or innovative, but Sing Lun Holdings CEO and third-...

Tech Disruptors

Makers of X-mini speakers still pushing to the max

Technological advances have changed the game for many businesses, forcing some to close and others to relook their plans. In the fourth and last part of a weekly series, The Straits Times looks at...

Startups

MAS, World Bank unit to work on greater Asean access for S'pore fintechs

NEW paths are emerging for Singapore-based fintech (financial technology) firms to distribute their services to the Asean region following a...

Start@SG: StashAway, TiEcon 2017, 4xLabs

$3m boost for robo-advisory firm; Singapore delegation at TiEcon 2017; More funds for fintech start-up 4xLabs

EngageRocket aims to bring HR analytics to SMEs

The fast-emerging human resources (HR) technology field is booming, with a market for tools that enable management to gather feedback from staff...

Small Caps

SingHaiyi Group's Q4 profit soars

PROFIT of real estate company SingHaiyi Group soared to S$22.15 million in the period ended March 31, 2017 from S$8.36 million in the same fourth...

Vallianz wins new charter contracts worth up to US$115m for 4 vessels

VALLIANZ Holdings said on Tuesday that it has secured long-term charter contracts valued at up to US$115 million for four vessels.

Hot stock: Serrano says unaware of reasons why share price up 210%

INTERIOR-DESIGN contractor Serrano told the Singapore Exchange (SGX) that it was unaware of any reasons which could have led to its share price...

Government

Commodity trading sector resilient despite challenges: Iswaran

SINGAPORE'S commodity trading sector has remained resilient despite a challenging operating environment for the oil, agri-commodities and metals and...

Singapore's commodity trading sector resilient despite challenging market environment: S Iswaran

SINGAPORE'S commodity trading sector has remained resilient despite a challenging operating environment for the oil, agri-commodities and metals and minerals markets in the past few years, said...

Singapore consortium named master developer for India city

A SINGAPORE consortium was given the master development rights to build the new capital city of Amaravati for the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

Economy

Singapore services sector's business sentiment improves for next 6 months

BUSINESS sentiment in Singapore's services sector for the next six months has improved, based on data from the Department of Statistics Singapore.