By Eliot Brown WSJ Fri., May 3, 2019 In Uber’s vision of the future, most people won’t own cars. Riders will hop on electric bikes and scooters for short distances, and summon cars with drivers for longer rides. Takeout dinner will become a vestige, replaced by hand-delivered meals. Garages will empty and parking lots will be ripped up and transformed into grassy parks. Eventually, robots will rule. Self-driving cars will shuttle people around the roads—and in the air—while drones will make the deliveries. Robotrucks will roam the highways. And Uber will be at the center of it all. But first, there’s the question of whether Uber will ever make any money. As Uber gets set to go public next Friday in one of the largest tech IPOs ever, Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi is trying to sell Wall Street on his vision that Uber will become the dominant force in all forms of transportation. That mission is threatened by an onslaught of … [Read more...] about Uber wants to be the Uber of everything
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The investment budget is planned to help underpin a goal of pulling in revenue of Bt30 billion over three years by targeting more Chinese buyers. “There are currently five projects in the pipeline that will be launched in 2019, with a total sales value of Bt15 billion,” Thongchai Busrapan, chairman, co-chief executive and president of Noble Development, said at a press conference yesterday. Under the three-year revenue target, the company aims to boost its take by Bt10 billion for each of those years. This would mark a doubling of last year’s total revenue of around Bt5 billion. The firm also plans to increase its return on equity from last year’s 15 per cent to 32 per cent in the next three years, while maintaining its profit margin at around 20 per cent. These goals were set by Noble’s new management team, which was formed after a recent shake-up in the shareholding structure. The company’s major shareholders include Thongchai, … [Read more...] about Noble lays down tracks for Bt30 bn goal in BTS focus
SINGAPORE: Every time freelance writer Clare Lee, 27, uses a changing room when trying on clothes in fashion outlets big and small, she will take a few minutes to inspect every nook and cranny in her cubicle for hidden cameras before feeling safe enough to undress herself.For 27-year-old Fiona, who did not want to give her full name, she will always double-check that the curtains in her bedroom or hotel are fully drawn such that there is not even a teeny-weeny gap for anyone to peek through, and steer clear of unattended baskets in supermarkets.Freelance content creator Hilary See, 27, would refrain from standing near the edge of the escalator where people can look up her skirt, and try to use either a bag or a file to cover the back of her skirt while climbing the stairs.With spycams and phone cameras taking voyeurism to unsavoury new heights, these women are among a growing number of people who have taken extra precautions to protect themselves and their private spaces.As Fiona, … [Read more...] about The Big Read: Singapore’s voyeurism problem – what’s wrong with men, or the world?
By Lesley-Anne Scorgie Personal Finance Columnist Mon., April 29, 2019 When I first started my career, I wrote a column about why people procrastinate in filing their taxes. I interviewed an accountant whose business thrived in one area of specialization — filing late tax returns for individuals who were behind by at least five years. My research indicated that fear was the main inhibitor for late files. Simply put, tax procrastinators are generally scared that they’ll owe money and won’t have a way to pay it back. That fear breeds disorganization, making the situation far worse, and forces the individual to pay massive fees of many thousands of dollars to specialty accountants, like my interviewee, to clean up the mess. These exorbitant costs can be avoided by filing on time. We’re days away from Canada’s personal tax filing (and paying) deadline, which is April 30, so here’s how to deal with the fear of filing your taxes. … [Read more...] about Don’t let fear hold you back from filing taxes on time
How far would you travel for crabs slathered in black pepper and spicy sauce, an experience that requires more napkins than you have hands, and is likely to blemish your clothes? If the crowds flocking to Yummy Tummy in Queens, New York City - despite no subway access - are any indication, people are happy to go the extra mile for one of Singapore's most loved dishes. Long lines form outside the restaurant, especially on the evenings and weekends. Patrons come from all over New York and beyond, lured by the appetising smells of curry leaves, black pepper and chilli. Novelty may be one of the reasons for Yummy Tummy's popularity. Despite Singapore's reputation as a food paradise, its cuisine has not yet developed a profile in the United States. There are plenty of Southeast Asian flavours in the melting pot of New York, but Singaporean eateries are few and far between. For many years, Malaysian eateries like Kopitiam, Rasa, and the Nyonya chain were the closest thing New Yorkers had to … [Read more...] about Meet the Singaporean immigrants taking a bite out of the Big Apple