Business News

    • Singapore needs wow factor to grow tourism

      Oct 18, 2018 | 09:26 am

      SINGAPORE: To woo and wow visitors, Singapore needs to go bigger and be more creative in order to grow its tourism sector and make it stand out from the competition, said tourism experts who weighed in on the Government’s plans to reshape and rejuvenate two of its key tourism attractions: Sentosa and Orchard Road.

    • Charoen plans $1.5bn property IPO

      Oct 18, 2018 | 08:58 am

      SINGAPORE/HONG KONG: Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi, Thailand's richest man, is planning an initial public offering of a domestic property business that could raise at least $1.5 billion, people with knowledge of the matter said.

    • Cambodia government mulls standard for imported cars

      Oct 18, 2018 | 07:01 am

      The Cambodian government plans to standardise the import of automobile especially second-hand cars to ensure quality and safety for the end-user is not compromised, a senior official from the Ministry of Public Works and Transport has said.

    • SE Asia stocks drop in line with broader Asia

      Oct 18, 2018 | 06:24 am

      Most Southeast Asian stock markets closed lower on Thursday, in line with losses across broader Asia, while Philippine shares extended their gains to a third straight session.

    • SE Asia power plants seen clashing with UN climate goals

      Oct 18, 2018 | 04:15 am

      Almost 84% of Southeast Asia’s planned and existing fossil fuel power plants are incompatible with future scenarios that avoid catastrophic damage from climate change, according to a new study from the University of Oxford.

    • Krungsri teams up with MUFG to offer cutting edge cross-border banking services

      Oct 18, 2018 | 03:54 am

      Krungsri (Bank of Ayudhya Pcl.) is banking on the vast network of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) to help its customers in Thailand expand regionally and globally. Meanwhile, its Japanese customers can also count on Krungsri’s local expertise and extensive services to connect and work with businesses in the Kingdom, says the company President and CEO, Noriaki Goto.