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Pace of director filings and buybacks drops as earnings season kicks off

FOR the five trading sessions spanning Oct 4 to 10, the Straits Times Index (STI) gained 0.1 per cent with the Nikkei 225 Index, Hang Seng Index and S&P/ASX 200 Index averaging a 0.5 per cent...

Investing in growth with smarter boards in family firms

IN Asia, where most publicly listed firms are controlled by families, family businesses are a significant driver of economic growth.

Chocolate makers face ultimatum over pay for poor cocoa farmers

CHOCOLATE makers are facing an ultimatum - either support a contentious plan to raise the pay of impoverished farmers, or risk a halt to programmes that sustainability-conscious consumers...

SGInnovate has put $40m into deep-tech firms since inception

Government-owned venture firm SGInnovate has racked up an impressive strike rate since its inception almost three years ago.

Will a PMD ban hurt food delivery firms?

A potential ban on personal mobility devices (PMDs) like e-scooters in the wake of reckless behaviour by riders could have a costly impact on gig economy workers zipping about delivering food.

Claw machines reeling in fans young and old

They are everywhere, promising a tantalising bounty - from soft toys and ice cream to character figurines and wireless headsets - all for $1 or less.

August retail sales fall 4.1% from last year

Takings at the till fell for the seventh straight month in August, with sales for pricey items like cars taking an especially big hit.

A community to hang out with at your convenience

The first thing I spot is the beer tap. Right smack on the counter, it is sleek, shiny and holds the promise of free-flow, locally brewed craft beer.

Singapore startups get access to India tech ecosystem with Global Innovation Alliance

SINGAPORE'S technology startups can now get access to India's growing innovation ecosystem through the Global Innovation Alliance (GIA) network, which has expanded into Bangalore.

MOM tracking companies at risk of salary default; salary claims dipped in 2018

SINGAPORE employers deemed to be at higher risk of defaulting on salaries are now required to declare to the Manpower Ministry (MOM) whether they have been paying salaries on time.

 

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