Meet the little shareholders taking on Warren Buffett

Three proposals will go to a vote at Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting.

Germany’s Mittelstand joins revolution in big data

Country’s smaller companies wake up to the technological change transforming industry

The market’s risky bet on stability

Selling insurance against future turbulence has moved beyond being a niche trade.

LVMH to gain control of Dior for $18b

French billionaire Bernard Arnault moved to consolidate control over Christian Dior for about €12.1 billion (S$18.3 billion), folding the fashion house's operations into the LVMH luxury empire in one of his biggest transactions.

New tech for more seamless high-end shopping

As high-end shoppers become increasingly mobile and connected, luxury retailers are testing new technologies that promise a more seamless experience between the physical and online worlds.

Can more research inject life into SGX?

The FTSE ST Catalist Index is up 16 per cent since the start of the year, better than the 9.8 per cent rise from the Straits Times Index. But how many people realise this? The fact remains that Singapore's small- and mid-cap universe is not easy to love. Certain stocks still go for days witho...

Study: Firms not focused on raising productivity

Singapore companies do not pay enough attention to maximising productivity within their organisations, a failing that has led to stagnating output growth and a less competitive economy, according to a new report.

Forget revolution, Marx loved a pub crawl

The father of socialism was besotted with the middle-class English way of life and was tolerated in return.

Brick-and-Mortar Stores Are Shuttering at a Record Pace

Years of overbuilding and the rise of online shopping have come to a head; malls as ‘energy suckers’.

Vanquished vendors -- What's it all about?

Street food gets the boot in three key neighbourhoods in Bangkok.

Debenhams and Marks & Spencer to shut stores

Debenhams is to consider closing 10 of its department stores and will switch the focus of its offering by dropping some brands.

How to build the 5 levels of ethical company culture

How to build and sustain an organization whose employees are happy, motivated and ethical remains one of the most complex, elusive questions confronting business leaders. Organizational culture is determined by the interaction of systems, norms and values, all of which influence behaviour. <...

Shipshape for the SEA Games

Earmarked to be a major sports hub and tourist destination, the soon-to-be completed Kuala Lumpur Sports City (KLSC) is set to transform the landscape of Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur.

Garbage kills almost all life in Sungai Tebrau: MNS

THE pollution at Sungai Tebrau, mainly due to illegal rubbish dumping, has caused marine life in the river to become almost non-existent, with only a few species of fish able to survive.

Marriage with robots bizarre but true

ANOTHER grotesque episode took place last week that lent considerable weight to the belief that the world has indeed gone mad — a man in China married a robot.

First rail freight service to China departs UK

The first rail freight service from the UK to China has departed on its 17-day, 7,500-mile journey.

Najib condems Egypt terror attacks, calls for united front from all faiths

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has condemned the terror attacks on two churches in Egypt which left dozens dead yesterday.

China, South Korea vow ‘strong measures’ against North Korea in case of nuclear test

China has agreed to “strong” new measures to punish North Korea if it carries out a nuclear test, Seoul said Monday after the US signalled it may act to shut down Pyongyang’s weapons program.

SoftBank pushes for merger of India’s Snapdeal and Flipkart

Tie-up of ecommerce groups would counter growing threat from Amazon in the country.

Hong Kong Property Prices Are Near Their Peak: JPMorgan

Hong Kong housing prices are close to their peak and economically “unsustainable,” said Cusson Leung, managing director at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.’s Asia Pacific equity research unit.

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Retreat to a private universe at YTL's Pangkor Laut Resort in Malaysia

Pangkor Laut Resort was the favoured retreat of the late opera singer Luciano Pavarotti, who officially opened the resort in 1994. Upon staying there for the first time he said: "This place is a paradise … when I woke up I went out and was really moved … to see what beautiful t...

Chasing Adam: Racing History In A Malaysian Paradise

To commemorate Colonel Chapman’s escape, the Chapman Challenge, a run-swim event, is held on Pangkor Laut, now a 300-acre private resort paradise. The race includes 3.8 kilometers of road, 2.4 kilometers of technical trail that winds through and over a two million-year-old rainforest, and f...

Relax at Thermae Bath Spa

YTL Hotels & Properties, the hospitality arm of YTL Corp Bhd that owns The Gainsborough Bath Spa Hotel and Wessex Water in the United Kingdom, has opened a new wellness suite at Thermae Bath Spa in the historic city of Bath.

Eight Malaysian companies win global CSR, governance awards

YTL Corporation Bhd (YTL) led the winners pact with two Platinum Awards for the Best Environmental Excellence Award and Excellence in Provision of Literacy and Education Award for companies with less than US$1 billion (RM4.4 billion) market capital respectively.

Top Companies Honoured At Global CSR Awards 2017

YTL Group was honoured at the Global CSR Awards 2017 with three awards recognising FrogAsia, YTL Hotels and PT Jawa Power's educational and environmental work. Senior industry executives, environmentalists, social activists and NGOs from Asia and the rest of the world attended the region&rsqu...