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Two years after tourism in Singapore came to a halt, travellers are now getting back on planes as entry and Covid-19 quarantine regulations are lifted. Against this backdrop, Far East Hospitality has set its eyes on the Australian market to accelerate its growth. In The Spotlight, Prime Time’s Timothy Go and Bharati Jagdish spoke with Arthur Kiong,…
 
Inflation, stagflation, food shortages resulting in food protectionism and in spite of all this, the local property market is seeing positive momentum. In Market View, Prime Time’s Bharati Jagdish spoke with Terence Wong, CEO, Azure Capital to find out more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Malaysia announced on Monday (May 23) that the country intends to stop exporting chickens in June. Some poultry sellers here said they may have to shut their stalls temporarily, while others expect a price hike of about 10 to 30 per cent. Meanwhile, consumers The Straits Times spoke to said they are not worried and will turn to other meats or buy f…
 
In the wake of new cooling measures and the regular year-end slump, new private property sales here plunged 58% in Dec 2021 compared to Nov that same year. Private home prices grew at a slower pace, after December’s cooling measures, even as they rose for an 8th consecutive quarter to hit a historical high. On SGExtra, Prime Time’s Timothy Go and B…
 
High fuel prices are a major challenge for all of us. Experts say this should remind us of the need to invest in cleaner, more sustainable and more efficient technologies. But what are the challenges and how can they be overcome? On Market View, Prime Time's Bharati Jagdish spoke with Tim Gould, Chief Energy Economist, International Energy Agency t…
 
The spotlight is on Ukraine, where Russia continues to focus its attacks on the east of the country. And just as it’s beginning to feel like the worst of the pandemic is behind us, another virus has emerged. Cases of monkeypox are being investigated in several countries in Europe, as well as the US, Canada and Australia. For a closer look, Prime Ti…
 
Singapore’s core inflation accelerated to 3.3% year-on-year in April from a previous 10-year high of 2.9 per cent in March, driven by higher energy and food costs. In The Straits Times’ The Big Story, Multimedia journalist Hairianto Dirman spoke with UOB economist Barnabas Gan as he weighs in on the development. See omnystudio.com/listener for priv…
 
Changi Airport Terminal 2 will reopen progressively from May 29 as the air hub prepares to meet an expected increase in passenger traffic in the months ahead. When completed by 2024, the expansion works will raise the terminal's capacity by five million to 28 million passenger movements per year. On SGExtra, Prime Time's Timothy Go and Bharati Jagd…
 
On Market View, Prime Time's Bharati Jagdish spoke with Geoff Howie, SGX Market Strategist to make sense of the week’s market sell-off and Chinese banks cutting a key interest rate for long-term loans by a record amount, a move that would reduce mortgage costs and may help counter weak loan demand caused by a property slump and Covid-19 lockdowns. …
 
On SGExtra, Prime Times’s Timothy Go and Bharati Jagdish spoke with Anjali Raguraman, Consumer Correspondent, The Straits Times to find out about the exciting things restaurants and other food services firms can look to, under the refreshed industry transformation road map that was announced on May 19. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy inform…
 
According to a recent study, workers in Singapore have high expectations of being given a pay rise as costs of living increase amid a sharp labour crunch. In The Spotlight, Prime Times’s Timothy Go and Bharati Jagdish spoke with Adrian Choo, CEO, Career Agility International to find out if now is a good time to ask for a pay raise. See omnystudio.c…
 
Glenn van Zutphen and award-winning author Neil Humphreys speak to Pearlyn Koh, Student, Ngee Ann Polytechnic and Elijah Ng , Student, Ngee Ann Polytechnic to discuss about their keen on listening to seniors who determinedly followed their dreams and displaying such valuable moments to share hope and true grit to other students. See omnystudio.com/…
 
Glenn van Zutphen and award-winning author Neil Humphreys speak to Andrea McKenna Brankin, Author, “Bipolar Phoenix: My F'ed Up Life and How I Fixed It” to discuss about her definition of health awareness and strategy to live with mental illness. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.By Money FM
 
Glenn van Zutphen and award-winning author Neil Humphreys are joined by Amira Rahmat, Singaporean Backpacker and Brent Anderson, Regional General Manager, South & South East Asia (SSEA), Tourism Australia to discuss about the possible change in office working standard and expectation of a more sustainable working norm in the near future. See omnyst…
 
In our International News Review, Glenn van Zutphen and award-winning author Neil Humphreys speaks to Steve Okun, Senior Advisor, Mclarty Associates to discuss about USA President Joe Biden’s trip to Japan and Korea and Business Summit Roundup of Amchams of Asia Pacific 2022, and more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Glenn van Zutphen and award-winning author Neil Humphreys are joined by Marc Louis Brian, Singapore Sprinter and BenYu, Head Coach, Cicada Track to discuss about the sprinter’s preparation for the 31st SEA Games and his performance on 18 May in Hanoi. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
With Singapore's trio of shooters Teh Xiu Hong, Teo Shun Xie and Amanda Mak clinching their second gold medal at the SEA Games on Friday (May 20) in the women's 10m air pistol team event, Team Singapore has secured 45 gold medals, hitting The Straits Times' forecast for the contingent before the Games began. It also means Team Singapore have produc…
 
Mental health in the workplace is top of mind for everyone these days. While a lot has changed about what we understand about mental health at work, and how widespread poor mental health is, it's worth taking a look at the basics. In The Spotlight, Prime Time's Timothy Go and Bharati Jagdish spoke with Sanjeev Magotra, Founder and CEO of Joye to fi…
 
Owners of private residential properties here could be in for a perfect storm. According to a recent report, rising interest rates, growing inflationary pressures as well as an impending increase in the housing supply could create headwinds for homeowners relying on rental income and especially for those who are highly leveraged. To find out how th…
 
A code of conduct for the "buy now, pay later" (BNPL) industry will be launched in the second half of this year. BNPL transactions, where consumers make purchases on instalment, came to S$440 million in 2021, out of S$103 billion in credit and debit card payments overall. On Tech Talk, Prime Time’s Timothy Go and Bharati Jagdish spoke with Andrew B…
 
Swimmer Joseph Schooling had called this week for a "national dialogue" on national service, highlighting the need to manage the expectations of athletes who are undergoing NS. In The Straits Times’ The Big Story, Hairianto Dirman spoke with Sports editor Lee Yulin to discuss her thoughts on Schooling's comments. See omnystudio.com/listener for pri…
 
With business increasingly taking place across borders, disputes inevitably arise and must be resolved in the jurisdiction where the parties are based or are closely connected to. Since the start of Covid-19 pandemic, many of these cases have had to be heard online. In The Spotlight, Prime Time's Timothy Go and Bharati Jagdish spoke with Chuan Wee …
 
Impact of climate change on food production, quality and affordability is profound in Singapore. A report by Oxford Economics and Food Industry Asia shows that rising prices of food in Southeast Asia is partly due to climate change. In The Spotlight, Prime Time’s Timothy Go and Bharati Jagdish spoke with Duke Hipp, Public Affairs and Strategic Part…
 
In The Straits Times’ The Big Story, Multimedia Journalist Hairianto Dirman spoke with Karamjit Kaur, News Editor and Willie Walsh, IATA Director-General to find out more the recovery level of aviation amid the reopening of travel worldwide See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.By Money FM
 
Food prices and housing costs are on the rise due to global inflation. According to Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, there is an expectation that inflation is in the process of retreat. In Market View, Prime Time’s Bharati Jagdish spoke with David Kuo, Co-founder of The Smart Investor to find out more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy in…
 
The learning curve of workers in the finance industry is becoming steeper. Plus, the pandemic has created more disruption which makes consumers re-assess their priorities and change the financial plans beyond wealth building. On SGExtra, Prime Time’s Timothy Go and Bharati Jagdish spoke with Adrian Peh, Chief Executive Officer, Synergy Financial Ad…
 
It is expected that the global energy industry and market will shift to clean energy as its cost continues to decrease. Private and public sectors are urged to tackle such issues to ensure a resilient transition of energy for environmental sustainability. The World Economic Forum says that supercharge is essential for the pace of energy transitions…
 
Non-oil exports cooled again in April, inflation and the prospect of more rate hikes, China's economic activity cooled sharply in April as well, adding to fears that the economy could shrink in the second quarter are the data we are going to analyse today to see the general the economy picture and recession risks in Asia. In Market View, Prime Time…
 
While many industries have been on their return to the pre-pandemic time, commercial real estate (CRE) will likely be changed forever. On SGExtra, Prime Time’s Timothy Go and Bharati Jagdish spoke with Anshul Jain, Managing Director, India & SE Asia, Cushman & Wakefield to find out more See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Japan will welcome foreign tourists on package tours from this month as part of a trial to see how well travel agencies can "manage behaviour", the Japan Tourism Agency said in a statement on Tuesday (May 17). In The Straits Times’ The Big Story, Multimedia Journalist Hairianto Dirman spoke with Walter Sim, Japan Correspondent to find out more. See…
 
Glenn van Zutphen and award-winning author Neil Humphreys are joined by Sagi Karni, Israel Ambassador to Singapore to discuss about AI collaboration between Singapore and Israel and the 25 anniversary of Singapore-Israel Industrial R&D Foundation. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.By Money FM
 
Glenn van Zutphen and award-winning author Neil Humphreys speak to Dylan Nokleby - Anthology Editor, Author of Red Corvette from Time Will Tell and Atharv Chowdhary - Anthology Project Manager, Author of New Cross from Time Will Tell to discuss about the students’ new published book on human revolution and the related concept of truth. See omnystud…
 
Glenn van Zutphen and award-winning author Neil Humphreys speak to Grace Young-Diao, Board Member, Ambulance Wish (Singapore) and Dr. Ong Yew Jin, Chairperson, Ambulance Wish (Singapore) to discuss the Cycle of Peace 2022 event that raises awareness of the needs of terminally-ill people and raises money to support making their dreams come true. Int…
 
In our International News Review, Glenn van Zutphen and award-winning author Neil Humphreys speak to Steve Okun, Senior Advisor, Mclarty Associates to talk about meeting among US President Joe Biden and and ASEAN leaders at the ASEAN Summit in US and Elon Musk’s temporary halt of taking over Twitter, and more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privac…
 
Glenn van Zutphen and award-winning author Neil Humphreys are joined by David Hoffman, Sr VP Asia, MD of the China Center for Economics & Business, The Conference Board to discuss about how ready China is for a possible invasion scenario and global resolution to back up Taiwan. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
While gold is considered a hedge against inflation and a safe bet during economic and political turmoil, this isn’t being borne out today. We’ve been seeing gold retreat or see subdued action of late. It appears to be failing to garner momentum to the upside. No doubt, the dollar is weighing on this and rising US interest rates are having an impact…
 
The surcharge for taxi trips starting from Changi Airport will be raised by $3 from next Thursday (May 19) until June 30, in a move to increase the supply of cabs for passengers there. On SGExtra, Prime Time's Timothy Go and Bharati Jagdish spoke with Kok Yufeng, Transport Correspondent, The Straits Times to find out more. See omnystudio.com/listen…
 
Three people, including a three-year-old, have died in a fire that broke out in the living room of a flat in Bedok North on early Friday morning (May 13). In The Straits Times' The Big Story, Assistant video editor Olivia Quay spoke with Journalist Jessie Lim to find out more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Do central bankers really know what they’re doing? US consumer prices in April jumped 8.3%, which was higher than expected and still running close to their 40-year high of 8.5%. Analysts are mixed on whether the data suggests inflation has hit a peak. Is the Fed moving fast and decisively enough to curb inflation? What about other central banks? In…
 
On Tech Talk, Prime Time’s Timothy Go and Bharati Jagdish catch up with Brian Fernandez, Managing Director & Co-Founder of Biztech.asia on the latest tech trends he’s tracking this week - content marketing. He’ll tell us why content marketing is important to businesses. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
In The Spotlight, Prime Time’s Timothy Go and Bharati Jagdish spoke with Clarence Leong, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of EasyParcel about his entrepreneurial journey serving the e-commerce and logistics space. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.By Money FM
 
The surcharge for taxi trips starting from Changi Airport will be raised by $3 from next Thursday until June 30, in a move to increase the supply of cabs for passengers there. In The Straits Times’ The Big Story, Assistant video editor Olivia Quay spoke with Transport correspondent Kok Yufeng to discuss this announcement. See omnystudio.com/listene…
 
Sustainability is arguably the biggest issue confronting fashion brands right now — no surprise considering the industry accounts for roughly 10% of global carbon dioxide emissions (more than international flights and shipping combined). In The Spotlight, Prime Time's Timothy Go and Bharati Jagdish spoke with Nuholt Huisamen, Managing Director and …
 
On Market View, Prime Time's Bharati Jagdish spoke with Terence Wong, CEO of Azure Capital about market movements this week, the situation in China where inflation has increased more than expected and the risk of a recession. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.By Money FM
 
In The Straits Times’ The Big Story, Assistant Video Olivia Quay spoke with journalist Amrita Kaur about tips on how to deal with the challenges of returning to the workplace. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.By Money FM
 
Amid the tide of change in the past two years, one thing has remained the same, and that is the success of a company starts with its people. The launch of the inaugural Glints Best Employer Awards: Beyond Borders cements this belief by awarding trailblazing technology companies in Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, and Taiwan for their outstanding achievem…
 
Endowus has published a three-part report, “Endowus Wealth Insights” on 28 Apr 2022. The report provides an update on the firm’s overall performance across all investment portfolios in 2021, its business strategy and views on the general investment outlook for 2022, as well as trends and insights derived from a study of 680 Singapore respondents. S…
 
Just last week, the US Securities and Exchange Commission added 88 US-listed Chinese firms to an enlarged list of companies that could be forced to delist from US exchanges. What does this mean for Chinese corporates and for investors? Should you be putting your money in these companies? Prime Time's Bharati Jagdish spoke with Zerlina Zeng, Senior …
 
In Powering Your Property, Prime Time’s Timothy Go and Bharati Jagdish spoke with Nicholas Mak, Head of Research & Consultancy, ERA Realty to find out if the new ABSD rule on living trusts will have any impact private housing market, as well as his outlook for the residential property sector in Singapore. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy inf…
 
After waiting for more than 30 years, Ferdinand Marcos Jr is finally set to become the Philippines' 17th president. By the early hours of Tuesday (May 10) morning, the 64-year-old son and namesake of the late dictator chalked up almost 30 million votes with over 94 per cent of the eligible ballots counted, surpassing the 27.5 million votes needed f…
 
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