NYC pushes for new method to build big infrastructure projects

THE notion that governments can build big public projects on time and on budget may be a long-running joke for some sceptics, but New York City is not laughing.

Singapore fifth priciest city globally for expats

Singapore is the world's fifth-most expensive city for expatriates in a new ranking that also puts four other Asian centres in the top 10.

S'pore inks 2 pacts to enhance exchange of tax info

Singapore yesterday signed two international agreements which will make it easier for the Republic to exchange tax information with other jurisdictions.

Sun Electric wins JTC solar roof deal

It will rent rooftop space on 27 buildings to install solar panels to generate power for electricity grid.

Vanke's chairman steps aside after building China's biggest developer

WANG Shi, who built China Vanke Co into the country's biggest developer after founding it 33 years ago, stepped down as chairman after an ownership tussle that ended with a state entity becoming its biggest investor.

UberEats races to sign up Hong Kong restaurants, in challenge to Deliveroo and Foodpanda

UberEats, the food delivery arm of ride-hailing app Uber, ramps up marketing in an effort to sign up the city’s sought-after restaurants.

Fintechs could take 30% of Mexican banking market

Start-ups are providing financial services for the previously unbanked.

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns under investor pressure

Uber Technologies Inc Chief Executive Travis Kalanick, co-founder of one of the most influential technology companies of its generation, resigned on Tuesday under pressure from investors after a string of setbacks.

Uber's Biggest Problem: Its Business Model

The hard truth for Uber’s next CEO is that it might be more taxi company than tech giant.

America's Staunchest Ally Likes Uncle Sam, Dislikes Donald Trump

Most Australians see China as an economic blessing, despite concerns about spying.

MSCI's A-share nod brings Chinese stocks into the global mainstream

Index compiler says Stock Connect has been ‘a game changer’ for the opening up of the A-share market, after MSCI’s three previous rejections.

Nestle buys stake in U.S. ready meals group Freshly

Nestle (NESN.S) has acquired a minority stake in U.S. healthy ready meals group Freshly, as the Swiss food giant seeks to hone its distribution network in a rapidly changing U.S. market.

Thames Water given maximum £8.5m fine for missing leak target

Penalty for ‘unacceptable’ water leaks comes three months after the company received a record fine for an untreated sewage leak.

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Acting in the face of uncertainty

Infrastructure, stresses Yeoh, can help provide jobs for today as well as tomorrow. “China has been spending money on building infrastructure, including fast trains. Without such infrastructure, could Alibaba have delivered US$17 billion wor...

New outdoor classroom opened at Trowbridge primary school

Apprentices from Wessex Water have built a new outdoor classroom for a Trowbridge primary school. The facility at St John’s Catholic Primary School in Wingfield Road was designed and built as part of the Brathay Apprentice Challenge, a national competition in which teams work together to ra...

YTL Corp, KLK, EA Technique included in FTSE4Good Bursa Malaysia Index

YTL Corporation Bhd, Kuala Lumpur Kepong Bhd (KLK) and EA Technique (M) Bhd have been added to the FTSE4Good Bursa Malaysia Index (F4GBM).

YTL Included in the FTSE4GOOD Bursa Malaysia Index

Bursa Malaysia Berhad ("Bursa Malaysia" or "the Exchange") today announced 3 new additions and 2 deletions to the constituents of the FTSE4Good Bursa Malaysia ("F4GBM") Index for the latest review period of June 2017.

Francis Yeoh recounts an enriching, humbling experience

Tan Sri Francis Yeoh, managing director of YTL Corp Bhd is the first Malaysian winner of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year (EOY) award in 2002, as well as chief judge of the World EOY in 2011. This year, he is returning to the global entrepreneurship competition in Monte Carlo as a keynote speaker....

Bukit Bintang Monorail station: Gateway to shopping haven

The high-energy shopping and entertainment district that is Bukit Bintang is a fairly new development. The idea for what exists today ― shopping centres, dining options and cafes as well as boutique hotels and bars ― came about in the late 1980s when business tycoon Tan Sri Yeoh Tiong Lay pro...

Justin Juhun: The naturalist

This guided nature walk forms part of the itinerary of my stay at YTL Hotel’s stunning Gaya Island Resort, Sabah. Located within the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park off the coast of Kota Kinabalu in Borneo, the 121-villa resort, which incidentally won the Best in Protection of Natural Areas ...

Leaping into the 21st century

Changing the environment, where they cannot function the same way as they used to, helps teachers and pupils break free from old habits. As Deputy Education Minister Datuk P. Kamalanathan, during Celebrating Classrooms — Inspiring 21st Century Learning Conference attended by teachers last w...

Sentul schools win classroom makeover for their creative projects

TWO schools in Sentul, Kuala Lumpur will soon be equipped with a Facilitate Rapid Online Global (Frog) classroom each worth RM100,000, courtesy of YTL Foundation. SMK Sentul Utama and SK Batu Muda came out tops in the MyCommunity Project competition, which won them the Frog classroom makeover as ...