Brent Thomas: Fixing the MIQ booking system

The Government has made some much-needed changes to the MIQ booking system after the original system, heavily criticised for its ad hoc approach, was deemed unfit for purpose. There is no doubt that these changes have been an improvement when…

Luxury properties in S'pore selling like hot cakes

Singapore may have leapfrogged many advanced cities, including Hong Kong, to be one of the most popular investment destinations for the rich and famous. Over the past decade, efforts to build the country’s economic infrastructure and financial hub have raised…

Dismal summer for retail as sales fall for fourth month in a row

Retail sales fell unexpectedly last month partly thanks to shoppers spending more money eating out than in supermarkets, official figures show. The 0.9% decline in sales volumes in August followed a downwardly-revised slump of 2.8% in July, according to the…

Poppadom maker grows despite pandemic

Instead of cowering when the Covid-19 crisis hit last year, Uncle Saba’s Poppadoms chose to add pop and crackle to its business strategy. The result: The Singapore brand not only beat the odds, but also increased its revenue and expanded…

Wall Street rallies on crude price jump, economic data

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks ended higher on Wednesday as surging crude prices boosted energy shares and a swath of positive U.S. data suggested inflation has crested and the economic recovery remains robust, prompting a broad rally. All three…

Biden enlists Disney, Microsoft CEOs in push for vaccine mandates

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden met on Wednesday with U.S. CEOs and other top business leaders as he pushes companies to require workers to be inoculated against COVID-19 amid a surge in infections among the unvaccinated.FILE PHOTO: U.S. President…