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  • Understanding the business of sports sponsorship Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 11:46 PM ET
    Understanding the business of sports sponsorship

    Karen McGregor, senior vice president of Group Strategic Marketing & Communications at DBS, explains the bank's decision to splash 3.5 million Singapore dollars to sponsor the 28th Southeast Asian Games.

  • Singapore, ready to rock the dancefloor at 6am? Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 8:52 PM ET
    Singapore, ready to rock the dancefloor at 6am?

    Caitlin Hudson, Global events manager and 'Minister for Fun' at Morning Glory Experiences, explains the global movement called "conscious clubbing" which had its first event in Singapore on Friday.

  • Why Twitter launched new Asia HQ in Singapore Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 11:38 PM ET
    Why Twitter launched new Asia HQ in Singapore

    Shailesh Rao, vice president for APAC, Americas and Emerging Markets at Twitter, says the opening of a new Asia-Pacific headquarters indicates Twitter's confidence for future investments in the region.

  • CNBC speaks to SEA Games men's marathon champ Sunday, 7 Jun 2015 | 8:50 PM ET
    CNBC speaks to SEA Games men's marathon champ

    Representing Team Singapore at the 2015 Southeast Asian Games, Soh Rui Yong took first place in the men's marathon on Sunday. He speaks to CNBC about winning the gold medal on home soil.

  • SEA games set to kick off in Singapore Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 11:40 PM ET
    SEA games set to kick off in Singapore

    CNBC speaks to TeamSG's tennis player Sarah Pang who is taking part in the 28th Southeast Asian Games in Singapore.

  • Bangkok will reclaim top tourist spot title: MasterCard Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 9:45 PM ET
    Bangkok will reclaim top tourist spot title: MasterCard

    Eric Schneider, Group head for APAC at MasterCard Advisors, says Bangkok's tourism sector is seeing rapid recovery and will reclaim its title as the world's most visited city "very shortly."

  • Where to find a 3D-printed car in Singapore Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 11:45 PM ET
    Where to find a 3D-printed car in Singapore

    Ng Heong Wah, associate professor at Nanyang Technological University, discusses when the three-wheeled vehicle "NTU Venture 8" could become commercially viable.

  • What's hurting casino operator Genting Singapore Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 6:34 PM ET
    What's hurting casino operator Genting Singapore

    Somesh Agarwal, senior analyst at Macquarie Securities Group, attributes his poor outlook for Genting Singapore in the medium term to factors such as bad VIP gambling debts.

  • Singapore arrests match-fixers for SEA Games football Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 12:45 AM ET
    Singapore arrests match-fixers for SEA Games football

    Jeffrey Seah, CEO - South East Asia at Starcom MediaVest Group, discusses news that four men were charged over the weekend for trying to manipulate a SEA Games football match.

  • Meth cheaper than a Whopper meal in much of Asia Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 2:36 PM ET
    Bags of methamphetamine pills seized by the Thai narcotic police department are seen on display before being incinerated in Ayutthaya on September 17, 2011.

    Even Asia's most destitute peasants can now afford meth if they're willing to forego food for a day, GlobalPost reports.

  • Here's the key to training your pet dog Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 11:46 PM ET
    Here's the key to training your pet dog

    Patrick Wong, veteran dog trainer and owner of Waggie, outlines the importance of a dog obedience training course.

  • Need to find a cleaner? This portal can help you Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 9:46 PM ET
    Need to find a cleaner? This portal can help you

    Hoe Yeen Teck, co-founder and CEO of Helpling Singapore, introduces the home-cleaning portal which allows users to engage the services of a reliable cleaner quickly.

  • Startups struggle to ride Singapore's cafe wave Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 6:59 PM ET
    The Lola's Cafe located in the housing estate of Kovan, Singapore.

    Soaring rents and food costs, alongside labor shortages and stiff competition, are some challenges that young cafe owners face in Singapore.

  • Don't cheer Singapore's Q1 GDP just yet: Pro Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 12:19 AM ET
    Don't cheer Singapore's Q1 GDP just yet: Pro

    Amid weak domestic demand, the general outlook for Singapore's economy is not positive, says Roger Tan, CEO of Voyage Research.

  • Behind Singapore's better-than-expected Q1 GDP Monday, 25 May 2015 | 11:32 PM ET
    Behind Singapore's better-than-expected Q1 GDP

    Euben Paracuelles, executive director and Southeast Asia economist at Nomura Singapore, says the outperformance of Singapore's services sector "lifted the boat" for first-quarter growth.

  • Nickel Mines aims for SGX-Catalist debut Monday, 25 May 2015 | 10:38 PM ET
    Nickel Mines aims for SGX-Catalist debut

    Justin Werner, managing director at Nickel Mines, says factors such as access to large amounts of capital make the Singapore Exchange's Catalist board an ideal place for listing.

  • An encouraging Q1 GDP print for Singapore: HSBC Monday, 25 May 2015 | 8:34 PM ET
    An encouraging Q1 GDP print for Singapore: HSBC

    Singapore's manufacturing and services sectors expanded in the first quarter, topping expectations for a contraction, alongside strong growth in construction output, says Joseph Incalcaterra, economist at HSBC.

  • Expect Singapore Q1 GDP to grow 2.2%: Expert Monday, 25 May 2015 | 6:19 PM ET
    Expect Singapore Q1 GDP to grow 2.2%: Expert

    Vishnu Varathan, senior economist at Mizuho Bank, outlines his expectations for Singapore's first-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) and explains why the nation may continue to see credit constraints.

  • This musical wants to tell Singapore's story to the world Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 11:48 PM ET
    This musical wants to tell Singapore's story to the world

    Ed Gatchalian, composer and musical director of "Singapura, The Musical", says the tale of Singapore's troubled times between 1955-1965 will interest London's West End and New York's Broadway.

  • A coming-out party in Singapore for business failures Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 10:52 PM ET
    A coming-out party in Singapore for business failures

    Adrian Tan, director at CareerLadder, says the notion of being an entrepreneur has been "overly glamorized" hence he wants to share mistakes that he made in the early days of starting his career-coaching firm.