Shuttered stores, fewer tourists: Luxury feels coronavirus effects

LONDON (NYTIMES) - Chinese tourists normally flock to Bond Street, home to some of the most expensive retail space in the world. They gather behind the velvet ropes outside the Gucci store or...

Coronavirus: CapitaLand launches $10m marketing plan, shorter store hours to help 3,500 retailers

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - Retailers operating at over 3,500 stores across CapitaLand malls in Singapore will receive customised support from the company based on their specific needs and...

S'pore banks in China act to protect staff, customers

About 700 OCBC employees across China will eat packed lunches at their desks this week to minimise their chances of catching the coronavirus that has plagued the world's second-largest economy....

Budget for uncertain future on the cards: UOB

The Budget this year is expected to be an expansionary one, addressing issues such as rising needs in healthcare and education while steering Singapore through a global landscape fraught with...

Schools to pay operators' costs incurred for suspended camps, activities

Schools that were supposed to run camps and other similar programmes in the next few weeks will have to pay outdoor camp operators for the costs already incurred.

Tourist arrivals, spending hit record highs for fourth year

Singapore's tourism industry enjoyed record highs for the fourth year in a row last year.

Mice and tourism sectors prepare for slowdown

It may be the Year of the Rat, but things are not looking rosy for the Mice (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) sector, an industry leader quipped yesterday.

Plans disrupted for S'poreans based in China

He was supposed to be at the helm of House of Seafood's second Chinese outlet in Shenyang, but the restaurant group's executive chef Ray Tso counts himself lucky because he was asked to return to...

Teleconferencing and collaboration tools to consider when working from home amid coronavirus outbreak

Code Orange has been declared and you suddenly find yourself having to work from home, as per your company's directive.

Singapore's visitor arrivals down by about 20,000 a day amid coronavirus outbreak

This estimation is steeper than the 19 per cent decline in 2003, when Singapore endured the Sars outbreak.

Alibaba waives some fees to help merchants hit by coronavirus outbreak

HONBG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - Alibaba Group Holding plans to waive some of the fees it charges merchants to list products on its direct-to-consumer online mall, offering relief to retailers and brands...