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More than half the mobile phones in SEA are smartphones: Research

Smartphone sales volume in the region grew 43 per cent year-on-year in Q1, with Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand the main growth markets, according to the research firm.SINGAPORE: Smartphone sales cont...

Date: 2014-08-19

China fishes for growth with world's largest aquarium

A giant 63-metre blue whale shark statue towers over the world's largest aquarium, on a Chinese island being promoted as a testing ground for reforms aimed at encouraging domestic consumption as the ...

Date: 2014-08-18

Courts to focus on online multi-channel strategy to boost sales

It will also conduct a cost review exercise involving its regional stores. Looking ahead, Courts anticipates the market to remain soft in the short term. SINGAPORE: Retailer Courts Asia has said it pl...

Date: 2014-08-15

South Korea cuts interest rate to 2.25%

South Korea's central bank cut interest rates for the first time in 15 months on Thursday (Aug 14), under growing government pressure including warnings of recession from the new finance minister.SEO...

Date: 2014-08-14

Singapore's sharing economy is on the rise

However, observers say the emerging sector has run into some legal snags, while businesses band together to navigate regulatory grey areas.SINGAPORE: Do you have a spare tennis racket or power drill l...

Date: 2014-08-13

Singapore’s trade expands for third straight quarter

Total trade in the Republic grew for a third straight quarter, with an increase of 2.9 per cent in the second quarter compared with the same period last year, International Enterprise (IE) Singapore s...

Date: 2014-08-12

China says local, foreign firms treated the same in probes

China has said that its Anti-Monopoly Law does not discriminate between foreign and domestic companies, as big name overseas enterprises have come under a series of high-profile investigations.BEIJING...

Date: 2014-08-11

Wilmar continues to support sustainable practices in palm oil production

Commodities firm Wilmar International said on Thursday (Aug 7) that it has continued to focus on engaging stakeholders with regard to its "No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation Policy". SINGAPORE...

Date: 2014-08-08