Thursday, January 24, 2019

Are We Working Hard Enough?

In an emotional speech to the Parliament recently, Singapore’s PM Lee Hsien Loong asked fellow Singaporeans to give him and his government more time...

Hybrid human-robo financial advice launched

Brokerage Charles Schwab Corp (SCHW.N) has launched a service that combines its automated investment management technology with human advisors, as financial institutions race to offer...

The Glory of Entrepreneurship

I grew up in a family where entrepreneurship is shunned and something to be ashamed of. My elder brothers flung their exams and were...

Why Democracy?

“Of the five regimes, democracy is only better than tyranny” - Plato. For many, the ideals of democracy are embodied in universal suffrage – the...

Renewing Passports

One of my pet peeves of being a heavy traveller is the need to renew my passport every several months. That, and immigration officers...

Making Things to Last

My mobile phone, which is a little over a year old, will not start. That’s the third time in the past one month. I...

G20 drive for global fast internet by 2025

Germany wants to use its presidency of the Group of 20 major economies to promote fast internet for all, agree common technical standards and...

Doing Business in a VUCA World

If you think the world has gone upside down, rest assured you are not alone. The world has indeed changed in many ways since...

Order Amidst Chaos

I have never looked forward to going to India on business. Yet, every trip has been interesting, to say the least. The country is...

Lessons from the Vegetable Seller

My mom has a favourite vegetable seller in the local market. The stall owner is a gregarious lady who is friend to almost everyone...

Consumer brands in HK win trust for their product quality but not in communication...

Hong Kong has long been a prime destination for keen-eyed shoppers of high-quality, low-priced consumer electronics. But aside from competitive pricing, what else can...

Singapore Budget 2016 – Partnering & Transforming for the Future

By Lam Fong Kiew & Edwin Leow, Head of Tax and Tax Director respectively of Nexia TS, Singapore's leading home-grown full service audit and...