How Singapore's oldest firms stay relevant

SINGAPORE may have just turned 52, but many homegrown businesses have been around for far longer. Greatearth, Boustead, Drew & Napier, Braddell Brothers, Haw Par, Eu Yan Sang and Yeo Hiap Seng...

Minimarts 2.0: Updating a traditional business

I WAS stuck on an hour-long bus ride in Shanghai two years ago during a tour with retailers from Singapore and decided to make better use of time. I logged on remotely into my store's inventory...

Prevention cheaper than cure - especially in cybersecurity

AT the turn of this millennium, the biggest cybersecurity threats were easily minimised as information technology (IT) had an iron grip on user access to applications and data. Today's landscape has...

East Coast Rail Link: Malaysia touts rail trade route as rival to Singapore

Malaysia has hailed an upcoming railway linking its east coast to Port Klang on the west coast as an "alternative trade route", claiming that a projected 53 million tonnes of cargo will bypass...

Price war with Prime Now? Don't bet on it

Customers should not count on a protracted price war being sparked by Amazon's introduction of its Prime Now service in Singapore last month, say experts.

Clothing rental is picking up steam

Shopping has slowed to a trickle for self-confessed shopaholic Olivia Victoriana since she started renting outfits.

Beijing gym opened by Singaporean wins top award

The fitness centre, Zwyn, won the Red Dot Award for product design last month - the first commercial gym to be given this distinction.

Singapore's economy to grow by 'around 2.5%' this year: PM Lee

THE government expects Singapore's economy to grow by around 2.5 per cent this year, which would be higher than last year's growth of 2 per cent.

Red and white show of cars

A USED car dealership is celebrating National Day with a special red and white automotive theme.

Cashless future? S'pore needs bolder, overarching plan

JULY was a good month for e-payments in Singapore. PayNow, the long-awaited, bank-agnostic fund transfer service supported by seven banks here, was launched. Stripe, the San Francisco payments tech...


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