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Singapore inflation creeps up in July

Pricier retail items, like clothing and footwear, and higher water prices pushed Singapore inflation up in July, with headline inflation creeping up to 0.6 per cent from 0.5 per cent in June. Core...

CapitaLand, Alibaba raise bar on omni-channel retail model

SOUTH-EAST Asia's real estate giant and Singapore's very own CapitaLand appears ready to crank things up to grab a slice of the action in the booming e-commerce retail space. And what better way...

Almost 90% of Asia-Pac retailers betting on click-and-collect: study

THE entry of Alibaba, through its stake in Lazada, and Amazon's entry in Singapore, have given online shopping a new impetus in the Asia-Pacific region and traditional retailers are stepping up to...

Grants and loans set up for Malaysian SMEs are underused

THE funding schemes put in place for Malaysia's small to medium enterprises (SMEs) are not being put to effective use because not enough people know about them, a survey has found.

Lessons for S'pore in push to be top AI hub

THE McKinsey Global Institute's report Artificial Intelligence The Next Digital Frontier named Silicon Valley, New York, Beijing, Boston, London and Shenzhen as the most vibrant artificial...

Modern men's grooming outfits enjoy boom here

Four years ago, civil servant Zaki Abdullah found barber Sophian Tahir, who currently works at barber shop YanCutsHair.

Bata is offering to polish your shoes for free

To lure more shoppers into their stores, shoe label Bata is offering to spruce up the shoes of shoppers for free.

Two Singapore-based firms on US blacklist for aiding Pyongyang

Two of the 10 companies just added to a United States blacklist for supporting the North Korean regime are based in Singapore.

Can Singapore catch up in race to go cashless?

Going cashless has been costly for consumers and merchants, with multiple systems and no coordination. But soon, a PayNow system using QR code promises to let Singapore play catch-up.

Bakery empowers special needs staff

It is a Tuesday morning and Judd Christian Coyuco puts on his apron and washes his hands before he greets his supervisor.

Fintech startup SingX secures second round of funding

FINTECH start-up SingX has raised US$4.5 million in its second round of funding as it expands its online remittance services to two new markets, Malaysia and Hong Kong.