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MindChamps acquires Punggol Northshore centre for $3.8 mil

SINGAPORE (Mar 22): MindChamps PreSchool’s Singapore subsidiary is fully acquiring MindChamps PreSchool @ Punggol Northshore from the centre’s owner, known as Chen Han, for a total consideration of $3.79 million.

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Light and elegant

Lema, together with designer David Lopez Quincoces, redefines the way we think about tables, the most important piece of furniture in our home

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This local start-up is using soft robotics to help rehabilitate the hands

SINGAPORE (Mar 22): Roceso Technologies designs and manufactures robotic gloves that are used to help stroke or spinal cord injury patients regain function in their hands through neurological and muscle rehabilitation.

Drive

The next big thing

The fourth-generation Santa Fe by Hyundai has had a makeover that impresses on all counts

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Trial of John Soh starts on Monday; here's the backstory

SINGAPORE (Mar 22): The long-awaited trial of John Soh, the alleged mastermind behind the manipulation of shares in Blumont, LionGold and Asiasons Capital (now Attilan Group) back in 2013, will start on Monday.

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Beyond the industry glitz of 'influencer' marketing

SINGAPORE (Mar 22): The global influencer industry is one that is poised to reach US$10 billion in size by 2022, according to the Influencer Marketing Report from Business Insider Intelligence.

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Till sickness do us part

Singapore’s healthcare system has been held up as an example for other governments to follow. But residents are growing old, and tired of ever-increasing costs.

PUB to take over Tuaspring plant if Hyflux cannot fix defaults by April 5
SINGAPORE (Mar 22): PUB says it will terminate the water purchase agreement with Hyflux subsidiary...
This local start-up is using soft robotics to help rehabilitate the hands
SINGAPORE (Mar 22): Roceso Technologies designs and manufactures robotic gloves that are used to...
Trial of John Soh starts on Monday; here's the backstory
SINGAPORE (Mar 22): The long-awaited trial of John Soh, the alleged mastermind behind the...
Beyond the industry glitz of 'influencer' marketing
SINGAPORE (Mar 22): The global influencer industry is one that is poised to reach US$10 billion in...
Total compliance in financial reporting, but was it misleading?
(Mar 18): Last week, I talked about how it can be difficult to interpret published financial statements because of overly ambitious objectives of the accounting profession, evolving reporting standards and the resulting vagaries that could sometimes...
Financial reporting: Myths, interpretations and limitations
(Mar 11): A majority of companies have financial years ending Dec 31. Most would have just finalised or are about to release their FY2018 results. They make headline stories, such as “earnings doubled” or “collapsed in earnings” and these are linked...
Falling margins will hold back stock price gains
(Mar 4): Stocks around the world chalked up a second straight month of gains in February. This means that after having suffered one of the worst losses since the end of the global financial crisis in late 2018, markets are now enjoying some of the...
Investing in late-cycle earnings growth
SINGAPORE (Feb 25): Positive news flow on the ongoing US-China trade talks continued to buoy sentiment for global stocks over the past week. Following reported progress after days of negotiations in Beijing, further discussions have resumed in the...

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PUB to take over Tuaspring plant if Hyflux cannot fix defaults by April 5
SINGAPORE (Mar 22): PUB says it will terminate the water purchase agreement with Hyflux subsidiary...
This local start-up is using soft robotics to help rehabilitate the hands
SINGAPORE (Mar 22): Roceso Technologies designs and manufactures robotic gloves that are used to...
Trial of John Soh starts on Monday; here's the backstory
SINGAPORE (Mar 22): The long-awaited trial of John Soh, the alleged mastermind behind the...
Beyond the industry glitz of 'influencer' marketing
SINGAPORE (Mar 22): The global influencer industry is one that is poised to reach US$10 billion in...

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Total compliance in financial reporting, but was it misleading?
(Mar 18): Last week, I talked about how it can be difficult to interpret published financial statements because of overly ambitious objectives of the accounting profession, evolving reporting standards and the resulting vagaries that could sometimes...
Financial reporting: Myths, interpretations and limitations
(Mar 11): A majority of companies have financial years ending Dec 31. Most would have just finalised or are about to release their FY2018 results. They make headline stories, such as “earnings doubled” or “collapsed in earnings” and these are linked...
Falling margins will hold back stock price gains
(Mar 4): Stocks around the world chalked up a second straight month of gains in February. This means that after having suffered one of the worst losses since the end of the global financial crisis in late 2018, markets are now enjoying some of the...
Investing in late-cycle earnings growth
SINGAPORE (Feb 25): Positive news flow on the ongoing US-China trade talks continued to buoy sentiment for global stocks over the past week. Following reported progress after days of negotiations in Beijing, further discussions have resumed in the...
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