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  • Flag bearers of participating nations march into the national stadium during the closing ceremony for the biennial Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Singapore's National Stadium on June 16, 2015.

    Singapore's intensive social media use to broadcast the SEA Games around the region begs the question: does it still matter where sports events are held?

  • Fixing Greece: Treat it like a troubled subsidiary Thursday, 9 Jul 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    A Greek flag during a rally in Athens.

    What if Europe was a multinational company and Greece its troubled subsidiary? Prof. Markus Venzin offers a four-step turnaround plan.

  • What will Buffett do amid China, Greece fears? Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | 11:50 PM ET
    What will Buffett do amid China, Greece fears?

    Mary Buffett, author of "The Warren Buffett Stock Portfolio", outlines the investment strategy of the American business magnate.

  • Ferrari's new supercar unveiled in Singapore Tuesday, 7 Jul 2015 | 11:44 PM ET
    Ferrari's new supercar unveiled in Singapore

    Dieter Knechtel, managing director, Far East hub at Ferrari, introduces the 488 GTB supercar, which is touted as the new "benchmark" for the luxury sports car sector in Singapore.

  • Temasek: Comfortable with outlook on China Tuesday, 7 Jul 2015 | 10:35 PM ET
    Temasek: Comfortable with outlook on China

    Ravi Lambah, Senior MD for investments at Temasek, explains why the Singapore sovereign wealth fund is sticking with its bets on China.

  • Asian shares mostly down Tuesday, 7 Jul 2015 | 6:24 AM ET
    Asian shares mostly down

    CNBC's Sri Jegarajah reports on all the market moving events from Singapore, including a lack of bargain hunting in the market.

  • Singapore's giant wealth fund still bullish on China Tuesday, 7 Jul 2015 | 5:49 AM ET

    Singapore’s $196 billion sovereign wealth fund Temasek is sticking with its China bets, looking past recent volatility to gradually increase its exposure.

  • Jewelry lovers, here are the sparkling trends Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 9:47 PM ET
    Jewelry lovers, here are the sparkling trends

    Fabio Cascapera, managing director of Famosi Singapore, says colored stones are making a comeback, while single pieces remain popular among jewelry investors.

  • WWE: We see growing popularity in Southeast Asia Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 11:49 PM ET
    WWE: We see growing popularity in Southeast Asia

    Gerrit Meier, executive vice president of International at World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), says the entertainment brand enjoys a loyal fan base in Southeast Asia.

  • Singapore 'needs entrepreneurs' in the post-LKY era Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 8:43 PM ET

    Iconic leader Lee Kuan Yew used centralized control to build corporate stalwarts, but now Singapore may need looser reins to keep its market relevant.

  • Here's a new marketplace for the diamond trade Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 11:45 PM ET
    Here's a new marketplace for the diamond trade

    Alain Vandenborre, founder & chairman of Singapore Diamond Investment Exchange, explains the decision to launch the world's first commodities exchange in physically settled diamonds in Singapore.

  • Is Singapore prepared for a silver tsunami? Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 8:50 PM ET
    Is Singapore prepared for a silver tsunami?

    In this edition of "Asia Tomorrow", CNBC's Martin Soong examines how Singapore is coping with the economic challenges of a rapidly-aging population.

  • Support for Singapore's silver generation Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 7:04 PM ET

    Singapore's Council for Third Age aims to make sure the country's silver set can stay active in their golden years, offering a range of activities.

  • How receptive is Asia to car-sharing? Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 12:24 AM ET
    How receptive is Asia to car-sharing?

    Tom Lokenvitz, founder and CEO of Smove, discusses the challenges of running a car-sharing business in Asia where automobiles are culturally seen as status symbols.

  • Singapore’s maids scrub out inflation Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 8:14 PM ET
    Singapore pre-school children walk along the Singapore River waterfront.

    Singapore may be among the world's most expensive cities, but prices are dropping, and the city-state's legions of maids are getting the credit.

  • Acing the startup world with Singapore math Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 6:58 PM ET

    Singapore education startup KungFu Math is banking on the country's reputation for mathematical excellence as it expands abroad.

  • Singapore math skills add up in the West Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 10:04 AM ET

    Singaporean teaching methods would improve children’s mathematics skills in Western schools, a U.K. study has found.

  • Have Singapore’s luxury homes hit rock bottom? Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 10:01 PM ET
    A private condominium stands above a Chinese temple next to the business district in Singapore.

    Overbuilding in Singapore's luxury homes spurred a flurry of doomsday scenarios, but prices may have already bottomed, with buyers starting to nibble.

  • This city is the most expensive for expats Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 2:35 AM ET

    Think London, Sydney or New York are expensive? Then the results of Mercer's annual Cost of Living survey will surprise you!

  • PropertyGuru: Aim for growth in Southeast Asia Sunday, 14 Jun 2015 | 6:48 PM ET
    PropertyGuru: Aim for growth in Southeast Asia

    Steve Melhuish, CEO of PropertyGuru, says the portal plans to deepen its presence in key Southeast Asian markets with the $129 million raised from investors including U.S. private equity firm TPG.