Aaron Low

Aaron is a Singapore-based journalist and a former deputy business editor at the Straits Times.
Aaron is a Singapore-based journalist and a former deputy business editor at the Straits Times.

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Singapore health and beauty giant Best World International faces the worst of times from short-sellers

Best World has refuted claims of unlicensed direct selling in China, and that it overstated earnings from its operations in the country – but losing more than US$734 million from its market value is just the start of its worries.

11 May 2019 - 5:05AM

Best World has refuted claims of unlicensed direct selling in China, and that it overstated earnings from its operations in the country – but losing more than US$734 million from its market value is just the start of its worries.

Singapore health and beauty giant Best World International faces the worst of times from short-sellers
What does Singapore PM-in-waiting Heng Swee Keat’s 2019 budget say about an early election?
  • Singaporeans will get US$7.3 billion in subsidies and cash handouts – but while the government will log a deficit this year, its huge surplus means it has more than US$11 billion to spend before the next election, due by 2021
19 Feb 2019 - 11:44AM
  • Singaporeans will get US$7.3 billion in subsidies and cash handouts – but while the government will log a deficit this year, its huge surplus means it has more than US$11 billion to spend before the next election, due by 2021
What does Singapore PM-in-waiting Heng Swee Keat’s 2019 budget say about an early election?
EU emerges as champion of free trade with Singapore deal
  • Benefits of the EU-Singapore FTA include the elimination of tariffs between both parties in five years. The deal is seen as a stepping stone for the EU, which is eyeing a wider deal with the Asean bloc
20 Oct 2018 - 9:55AM
  • Benefits of the EU-Singapore FTA include the elimination of tariffs between both parties in five years. The deal is seen as a stepping stone for the EU, which is eyeing a wider deal with the Asean bloc
EU emerges as champion of free trade with Singapore deal
Rohingya crisis: terrorism may spread beyond Myanmar, Suu Kyi warns

Myanmar’s unofficial leader uses Singapore lecture to warn of ‘grave consequences’ for countries in the region – and defends her government’s handling of the situation in Rakhine.

21 Aug 2018 - 7:35PM

Myanmar’s unofficial leader uses Singapore lecture to warn of ‘grave consequences’ for countries in the region – and defends her government’s handling of the situation in Rakhine.

Rohingya crisis: terrorism may spread beyond Myanmar, Suu Kyi warns
The other time Singapore gave North Korea a taste of America

The Lion City’s hosting of the Trump-Kim summit is not the first time it has provided a link between North Korea and the US. Meet Singaporean Patrick Soh, who brought the burger to Pyongyang – and tempted Kim Jong-un.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

The Lion City’s hosting of the Trump-Kim summit is not the first time it has provided a link between North Korea and the US. Meet Singaporean Patrick Soh, who brought the burger to Pyongyang – and tempted Kim Jong-un.

The other time Singapore gave North Korea a taste of America
Will Singapore’s politics change as its parties shift to Gen Next?

Both the ruling party and opposition are preparing to move on from established leaders. Their choices will set up the upcoming electoral battle and define the national issues over the next decade.

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

Both the ruling party and opposition are preparing to move on from established leaders. Their choices will set up the upcoming electoral battle and define the national issues over the next decade.

Will Singapore’s politics change as its parties shift to Gen Next?
As Singapore’s population ages, can the Lion City continue to roar?

Most see a hike in the goods and services tax – the first in over a decade – as a necessary move, but some think it is a sign the city state has no long-term answers for its ‘demographic time bomb’.

26 Feb 2018 - 3:49AM

Most see a hike in the goods and services tax – the first in over a decade – as a necessary move, but some think it is a sign the city state has no long-term answers for its ‘demographic time bomb’.

As Singapore’s population ages, can the Lion City continue to roar?
Qatar Airways boss eyes bigger investment in Cathay Pacific
Targeting Singapore’s property market, Chinese developers leave a trail of unease
Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC sells UBS stake at a loss
Smart cities: Digital world unlocks door to the future

Smart cities are already tapping artificial intelligence to direct traffic, control lighting and ensure the efficient disposal of waste. We look at Hangzhou, Barcelona and Singapore

13 Mar 2017 - 9:50AM

Smart cities are already tapping artificial intelligence to direct traffic, control lighting and ensure the efficient disposal of waste. We look at Hangzhou, Barcelona and Singapore

Smart cities: Digital world unlocks door to the future
Treasure trove: Big data plays crucial role in modern business strategy
How far can Singapore’s grand plan for economy really go?
Looser regulation, more risk: how Singapore plans to boost economy amid ‘dark shift from globalisation’
Why Singapore’s economic slowdown may be coming to an end
Why Clinton, not Trump, is Singaporeans’ choice for a dinner date
No recession yet, but here’s why Singapore faces bigger worries ahead