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September 23, 2017 6:47 PM Priceless Coutinho covers up Liverpool's defensive cracks

Even before the ball had evaded Kasper Schmeichel and curled neatly and typically into the corner, the away end at the King Power Stadium filled the ground with his name. And so, on the day where it leaked that Barcelona had allegedly guaranteed Philippe Coutinho €115 million over five years had he transfered to them this summer, the Brazil international 3

September 23, 2017 3:04 AM 7 businesses that have popped up to serve students and kiasu parents

For many Singaporeans, an easy way to make cash on the side is to profit from stressed out students and the anxiety of kiasu parents whose mission in life is to ensure Junior gets top scores in the PSLE, O levels and A levels, and gets into a great university. Uni students have an entire semester to write their end-of-semester essays, but obviously many will leave 3

September 22, 2017 9:29 PM Brazil army deploys in Rio slum as drug-related violence worsens

RIO DE JANEIRO: Hundreds of Brazilian soldiers poured into Rio de Janeiro's Rocinha slum on Friday in a bid to help the cash-strapped state government quell the drug-related violence that authorities blamed for at least four deaths and several injuries there this week. The army deployed 950 troops in the sprawling favela, responding to a request from the Rio state 3

September 22, 2017 9:00 PM May calls for 2-year transition after Brexit

But British PM's concessions to EU may still not be enough to move stalled negotiations FLORENCE • British Prime Minister Theresa May called yesterday for Britain to stay in the European Union's single market during a roughly two-year transition out of the EU, while offering concessions on a divorce deal as she appealed for a revival of Brexit negotiations 3

September 22, 2017 2:44 PM Britain's May calls for post-Brexit transition in single market

FLORENCE: Prime Minister Theresa May called on Friday (Sep 22) for Britain to stay in the European Union's single market during a roughly two-year transition out of the EU while offering concessions on a divorce deal as she appealed for a revival of Brexit negotiations. In a speech in a 14th century church in Florence, May spent much of the speech drawing 3

September 22, 2017 12:35 PM May seeks Florentine renaissance for deadlocked Brexit talks

FLORENCE, Italy (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will try to rescue stalled Brexit talks on Friday and set out a vision for future ties in a speech in the Italian city of Florence she hopes will convince the European Union she is ready to cut a fair divorce deal. Europe’s capitals and boardrooms will be watching to see if May can offer 3

September 21, 2017 9:11 AM Google bets anew on smartphones, pays US$1.1b for HTC's Pixel division

TAIPEI/SAN FRANCISCO: Alphabet Inc's Google said it would pay US$1.1 billion for the division at Taiwan's HTC Corp that develops the U.S. firm's Pixel smartphones – its second major foray into phone hardware after an earlier costly failure. The all-cash deal will see Google gain 2,000 HTC employees, roughly equivalent to one-fifth of the Taiwanese firm's 3

September 21, 2017 7:57 AM GIC acquires 51% stake in Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay hotel

SINGAPORE - GIC, Singapore's sovereign wealth fund, will enter into a joint venture with Invincible Investment Corporation, a Japanese public hotel and residential reit, to acquire a 51 per cent majority stake in Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay hotel for US$463.6 million (S$623.9 million), the company said in a release on Thursday (Sept 21). The Sheraton Grande 3

September 21, 2017 5:05 AM Google to acquire HTC's Pixel smartphone division in US$1.1b deal

TAIPEI: Alphabet Inc's Google said it would pay US$1.1 billion in cash to acquire the division at Taiwan's HTC Corp that develops the U.S. firm's Pixel smartphones, its latest push into hardware manufacturing. Google has sought to beef up its hardware capability with deals and product launches, and last year hired Rick Osterloh, a former Motorola executive 3

September 19, 2017 9:00 PM How Singapore-China ties have kept up with the times

China is undergoing a big rejuvenation as its tech-based businesses lead the world. A successful China is good for Singapore and the world, says PM Lee. Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is on an official visit to China which started yesterday and ends tomorrow. These are highlights from an interview in Mandarin he gave to Xinhuanet last Saturday 3