Infrastructure development key to Asian growth, says Teo Chee Hean

SINGAPORE (Aug 19): Collaborative infrastructure development can help unlock Asia’s growth potential, even as the region struggles with environmental vulnerability and growing income disparity, say

Online privacy

Facebook sues Asian developers over malware on Android apps

(Aug 7): Facebook Inc sued two Asia-based developers for allegedly planting malware on Android apps that robotically clicked on ads to inflate revenue.

Company in the news

Netflix plunges after biggest stumble in streaming era

(July 22): Netflix shocked investors by reporting a drop in US customers and much slower growth overseas, raising fears that the streaming giant is losing momentum just as competitors prepare to po

Global Economy

State Street's investor confidence index up 8.2 points to 87.6 as central banks turn dovish

SINGAPORE (June 27): The State Street Investor Confidence Index (ICI) has increased to 87.6, up 8.2 points from May’s revised reading of 79.4 – a reflection of how investors across all regions inve

Global stocks

EPS growth of global markets likely to slow from 16% to 5%: Citi 2H outlook

SINGAPORE (June 25): Diversify your investments; Don’t time the markets; and look at opportunities in Emerging Markets, says Citi Private Bank in its mid-year outlook report.

KKR raising first Asia real estate fund, targeting US$1.5 billion


KKR raising first Asia real estate fund, targeting US$1.5 billion

HONG KONG (Mar 21): Global investment powerhouse KKR & Co Inc is raising its first Asia-focused real estate fund, targeting US$1.5 billion ($2 billion) as it looks to deepen its real estate por

Careers & Training

Singapore's workforce faced with conservative salary increments; less likely to enjoy bonuses in 2019: Hays

SINGAPORE (Mar 5): Companies in Singapore are predicting conservative salary increases in the year ahead after a stagnant 2018, finds a recent research report by recruitment specialist Hays.

Property markets from Hong Kong to Sydney join global downturn


Property markets from Hong Kong to Sydney join global downturn

HONG KONG/SHANGHAI (Jan 4): Asia is finally succumbing to the global property slowdown that’s jolted homeowners and investors from Vancouver to London, with markets in Singapore, Hong Kong and Aust

Swiss private banks urged to find partners in ‘complex’ world

SINGAPORE (Oct 1): Switzerland’s diminishing band of mid-sized private banks should consider teaming up with other firms to expand in Asia and tap into the business of managing the wealth of the re

Succession planning

After amassing $30 tril, Asia's rich face succession pains

(Sept 26): Having a grandfather with four wives can make for some complex succession issues, as Cheong Wing Kiat found when running his family’s Singapore-based drug company a few years ago.

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