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Your data, my business: Why data privacy is especially hazardous for startups

HOW do you add contacts into your smartphone? Do you fill in a name and phone number and be done with it?

To infinity, and beyond: Singapore's adventures in spacetech

Up until the 2000s, it would take up to US$300 million to launch a communications satellite. Today, miniaturised satellites called CubeSats can be assembled using off-the-shelf technology within a...

Back to school: Is the Singapore global schoolhouse back in business?

SWISS university Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne's planned Singapore campus was given EduTrust certification - valid for four years - in June. At first blush, the institution is just one more of the...

Cybercrime: finding snakes amid the butterflies

THE way to understand how suspicious transactions can be missed by banks is to think about a system that has been trained to identify millions of butterflies.

Can banks be more than fair-weather friends?

WE'VE all heard this before: banks can be a fairweather friend.

Helping Asian banks fend off Big Tech

WITH the launch of Apple Card in the US some months ago, more banks in Asia are sitting up to the competition that may soon come pounding at their doors.

Fat cats or top dogs: Is the Singapore CEO overpaid?

THE recent revelation that the head honcho of Hyflux (together with other top executives) continued to make millions while the troubled water treatment firm was drowning in debt sent shock waves...

Too many cooks: The heat is on in the catering business

Caterers saw total income dip by 2.8 per cent between 2016 and 2017, to S$939 million, according to data provided by SingStat to BT this month. Over the same period, operating surplus slipped by 4...

The property merry-go-round: anomalies in the market

IT used to be that properties in Good Class Bungalow (GCB) Areas - the most prestigious form of landed housing in Singapore - were bought by Singapore's captains of industry, tycoons and well-heeled...

Scrapping retirement: the case for tapping the senior workforce

In today's workplace, more companies are asking their older employees if they want to retire - if at all. And the economics seem to support retention - rather than retirement or retrenchment - of...

Startups: Finland's ray of light

WHEN Tanu-Matti Tuominen started Finland's first digital media company called Tietovalta in 1988 in Finland as a university student with friend Jari Tuovinen, armed with a bank loan guaranteed by...