2014-04-24 22:09

Singapore Symphony Orchestra to play at BBC Proms on Sept 2

The Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) will be presenting a concert at the prestigious BBC Proms music festival for this first time this year.
2014-04-24 21:48

More cases of laser lights being flashed at planes using Changi Airport

Laser lights shone into aircraft cockpit could cause discomfort, distract or even confuse the pilots.
2014-04-24 21:39

Suntec Reit's Q1 payout comes in flat at 2.229 cents each

SUNTEC Real Estate Investment Trust (Suntec Reit) has reported a 1.2 per cent uptick in its distribution income to $50.9 million for the first quarter ended March 31.
2014-04-24 21:36


2014-04-24 21:35

UOB plans to grow organically, but on the lookout for opportunities

SINGAPORE - United Overseas Bank (UOB) is not in a hurry to snap up banks, but it is on the lookout for the right opportunities.
2014-04-24 21:25

Fake or genuine: How to spot a real luxury watch

Counterfeit watches are becoming harder to spot, say retailers and collectors, and it seems that even Indonesian Military (TNI) Commander General Moeldoko has fooled the public with a luxury watch that he claims is fake.
2014-04-24 21:23

Hong Leong Finance posts 5.4% drop in Q1 net profit to $14.4 million

Hong Leong Finance (HLF) recorded a 5.4 per cent drop in net profit for the first quarter to $14.4 million.
2014-04-24 21:15

Nerds and geeks rule on television

When a pack of guys hang out together, it is always very funny and curiously enlightening in an overgrown kid sense.
2014-04-24 21:13

Far East Orchard reels in strong Q1 earnings

SINGAPORE - Far East Orchard has chalked up a sharp jump in first quarter net profit to $15.1 million from $1.5 million previously, fuelled mainly by contributions from an acquisition.
2014-04-24 21:02

Temasek's offer for Olam becomes unconditional

Temasek Holdings' offer for Olam International has been declared unconditional, as the level of acceptances crossed the 50 per cent mark of the maximum potential share capital of the latter.
2014-04-24 20:52


2014-04-24 20:50

India's Modi looks back, Indonesia's Jokowi ahead

INDIA and Indonesia, relegated to the ranks of the "fragile five" economies, have witnessed a sudden uptick in foreign investment as they go to the polls. Financial markets have responded exuberantly to the prospect of Mr Narendra Modi and Mr Joko "Jokowi" Widodo assuming power in New Delhi and Jakarta, respectively, where they are expected to initiate more "reforms" - a much bandied-about word that, in this context, means enhanced opportunities for quick profit-making. Contrary to what punters seem to think, Mr Modi and Mr Joko do not share much, let alone an economic vision.
2014-04-24 20:49

巴基斯坦军队空袭塔利班 打死16人

2014-04-24 20:45

The Straits Times' News In A Minute: April 24, 2014

In today's The Straits Times News In A Minute video, we look at a cave-in on Upper Changi Road causing a tipper truck to fall in, among other issues.
2014-04-24 20:41

Can sports sponsorship here go beyond 'big name' deals?

One is the national airline of Singapore; the other is a major driver of tourism dollars.
2014-04-24 20:38

South China Sea: Is Jakarta no longer neutral?

On March 12, Indonesia's Commodore Fahru Zaini, assistant deputy to the chief security minister for defence strategic doctrine, was reported to have said that "China has claimed Natuna waters as their (sic) territorial waters."