US-China trade war

Alibaba's Jack Ma says can't meet promise to create 1 million US jobs

SAN FRANCISCO (Sept 20): Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma said the company can no longer meet its promise to create one million jobs in the United States due to US-China trade tensions, Chinese news agency


Chinese investors can help cut trade deficit, says Mahathir

(Aug 19): Chinese investors can help reduce the country’s trade deficit with Malaysia, the Southeast Asian nation’s prime minister said in Beijing on Sunday at an event alongside Alibaba Chairman J

Broker's Calls

Stocks to benefit from the coming AI, IoT boom

SINGAPORE (Aug 16): Internet of Things or IoT is on the verge of becoming a mainstream technology, reaching its tipping point next year after which adoption will accelerate among the masses, says D

Broker's Calls

Sheng Siong likely to see stellar FY19F as growth momentum continues: DBS

SINGAPORE (July 31): DBS Group Research is maintaining its “buy” call on Sheng Siong Group (SSG) with a higher target price of $1.26, implying 25 times FY19F earnings.

Startups, Entrepreneurs, Digital economy

Grab to launch bike-sharing platform by mid-2018

SINGAPORE (Mar 9): Grab is making its first move to take over the bike-sharing market.

As 2017 sets, here are my observations about Asia tech: Bloomberg Gadfly

(Dec 28): I'm not feeling quite bold enough to make predictions about 2018. After all, a year ago I didn't get why bitcoin was worth US$1,000 (yeah, I know), or why Pokemon Go was so exciting.

Amazon’s primed to rule Singapore: Bloomberg Gadfly

SINGAPORE (Dec 7): Southeast Asia is shaping up to be a fascinating retail battleground, with two distinct approaches vying for dominance.


'Rampant' video piracy sparks calls for a Singapore crackdown on illegal streaming from set-top boxes

SINGAPORE (Dec 4): Singapore, which prides itself on being a haven for law and order, is being called a haven for pirating copyrighted programming by entertainment titans such as Walt Disney, HBO,

Global Markets

Alibaba prepares a grand retail experiment for Singles' Day

HONG KONG (Nov 9): Jack Ma beat Jeff Bezos into grocery stores.

Startups, Entrepreneurs, Digital economy

Planes, trains and automobiles: Lazada's logistics battle to win SE Asia

SINGAPORE (Sept 29): Southeast Asia is on the verge of a logistics "boom" thanks to e-commerce, but will require huge investment in cities and last-mile networks to cope, says Pierre Poignant, the