SoftBank remakes itself with a US$41 bil bazooka

(Mar 27): If you are searching for a high profile global corporate icon of the Covid-19 crisis, look no further than Japan’s SoftBank Group, the world’s largest tech investor, which has seen its sh

Singapore economy

Dip in Jan 2020 CPI raises questions of monetary policy easing among private-sector economists

SINGAPORE (Feb 24): Singapore’s headline and core inflation for January has fallen sharper than expected by economists and official forecasts.

Men of Style & Substance

Philanthropic eco-warrior

SINGAPORE (Nov 25): It was a serendipitous accident that set Rory Hunter and his wife, Melita, on the path towards Song Saa Private Island — Cambodia


Getting Malaysia's aviation reset right

The Malaysian aviation sector faces uncertainty as the government pushes multiple agendas that will shift the ground and sky significantly for the sector.

China Focus

China has history of innovation

(July 22): It is midsummer in Beijing and the clear, blue skies are enough to entice people to visit the city’s many landmarks and public parks.

SE Asian economies

Indonesia to build its longest bridge near Singapore

(July 12): Indonesia plans to start building its longest sea bridge next year to connect two islands near Singapore and boost growth and trade with the neighbouring hub.


Banyan Tree's 1Q earnings decline fourfold on lower revenue, absence of one-off gains

SINGAPORE (May 16): Banyan Tree Holdings reported a 74% decline in 1Q19 earnings to $5.2 million from $20.2 million on the back of lower revenue, as well as the absence of one-off gains from the di


Straco's 1Q earnings more than double to $8.5 mil on revenue recovery from Singapore Flyer

SINGAPORE (May 14): Straco Corporation, the developer and operator of tourism-related attractions including the Singapore Flyer, has posted earnings of $8.5 million for the 1Q ended March, more tha

Singapore economy

Singapore casinos $9 bil expansion sparks price concern

(Apr 4): Genting Singapore and Las Vegas Sands Corp’s pledges to put $9 billion into tourist attractions in Singapore to keep their exclusive casino operating licenses was met with little enthusias


Straco Corp posts 0.4% lower 4Q earnings of $6 mil; announces special & final dividend

SINGAPORE (Feb 28): Straco Corporation saw a marginal 0.4% y-o-y dip in 4Q18 earnings to $6.04 million from $6.07 million a year ago, as lower revenue for the quarter was offset by lower expenses c

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