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Money Mind

We'll tell you how to make the most of your money but also why money is not an end in itself and connecting financial goals to your life goals is really what you should be doing. Of course we will also still continue to provide tips for investors, business ideas for businessmen and comments on the economy, markets, companies, financial products, and trends.

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Previous Episodes

  • Green Buildings

    Air-conditioning is a heavy user of energy – and huge on electricity bills. Especially when it comes to entire buildings. Jonathan Peeris looks at how installing energy-efficient air-con systems can help save money – and the environment.

  • Food Waste Recycling

    800,000 tons of food waste was produced in Singapore in 2015. Charmaine Jacob examines how innovative recycling methods can make food waste reusable. 

  • Interview With Lord Ronald Oxburgh

    Dawn Tan chats with world-renowned water technology expert Lord Ronald Oxburgh, about Singapore’s rise to become a global hydrohub.

Earth Day Special

Apr 23, 2016

We take water too much for granted. We chat with a world-renown expert on water technology, Lord Ronald Oxburgh, on water shortage and security issues. And we also check on how food waste can be converted into water. Plus, how greening your use of equipment can save you money.

  • Offshore Companies

    Stashing money in offshore companies. In the wake of the Panama Papers leak Chor Khieng Yuit explores the thin line between what’s legal and what’s not when companies and individuals offshore their money.

  • Crowdfunding

    Crowdfunding has become increasingly popular as a way to raise funds quickly. Jonathan Peeris examines what comes with this speedy way of raising money. 

  • Interview With Minister S Iswaran

    Is manufacturing losing its relevance in Singapore? Minister of Trade & Industry S. Iswaran explains why manufacturing remains a key pillar of Singapore’s economy. 

Hide & Seek

Apr 16, 2016

Hiding money in offshore companies – where’s the thin line between what’s legal and what’s not? And if you need funds in a hurry – one crowdfunding firm says its record is $120,000 raised in 8 minutes. And we chat with Singapore Minister for Trade & Industry S Iswaran on why manufacturing remains a key pillar in the economy.

  • Homeland Security Providers

    Homeland security products are in demand as governments across the world step up the fight against terrorism. Chor Khieng Yuit delves into homeland security as an investment theme.

  • Wealth Apps

    Financial technology apps on our mobile phone enable us to do monetary transactions without having to step into a bank . And now, the latest segment to get an app – wealth management. Jonathan Peeris finds out how technology may transform the way we invest.

  • Changing Fortunes – Ken Lim

    From big bucks to bankruptcy. Founder of Five Star Tours, Ken Lim, lost everything when his company went bust. He even landed in jail. But even in his darkest hours he maintained a never-say-die attitude – all the while striving for a business comeback. 

Investing In Security

Apr 9, 2016

The thinking is no longer whether terrorist attacks will happen – but when will they happen. And as terrorism fears rise so do the stocks of security providers. And, meet Ken Lim - Once the big boss of Five Star Tours now a bankrupt. But by no means down and out. Money Mind Saturday 10.30pm (SIN/HK) on Channel NewsAsia.

  • The Cyber Threat

    Imagine this. You lose your house keys to a pickpocket or a burglar targets your home, and you find your home ransacked. In the online world, this is similar to cyber criminals stealing passwords or hacking into computer systems and making off with substantial sums of money. Even organisations like the Bangladesh central bank and Hyatt Hotels can fall victim to cyber-attacks.

  • Telco Price Wars

    MyRepublic, one of the contenders vying to become Singapore’s fourth telco company, made waves last month when it released its mobile data plans which included offering unlimited data. SingTel, M1 and Starhub promptly made changes to their mobile data offerings, triggering what some analysts have called a price war. But just what impact will a fourth telco have on Singapore’s mobile phone sector?

  • Up Close With Mark Mobius

    Investors have touted the potential for securities growth in emerging markets for at least a decade and a half. But emerging market securities never lived up to the promise and have instead seen several challenging years. Dawn Tan catches up with fund manager Mark Möbius for his outlook on global markets and finds out why he says there's a case for emerging markets in 2016.

Security Alert

Apr 2, 2016

Cyber-criminals stalk, strike and get away with millions. Even the Bangladesh central bank can get hit - and Hyatt Hotels has also been a recent victim. How do you stop them? And, we chat with investment guru, Mark Mobius, on where to find value in the markets. Money Mind Saturday 10.30pm (SIN/HK) on Channel NewsAsia.

  • Budget 2016

    Singapore’s newly unveiled national budget for 2016 focuses on sharpening the competitiveness of the economy, businesses and workforce. But what impact will the measures have on the economy? Frederick Lim takes a closer look.

  • Enhancing Competitiveness Of Businesses

    Singapore Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat has announced a slew of initiatives to help Small and Medium Enterprises, with S$4.5 billion set aside in a new Industry Transformation Programme to help enterprises restructure and innovate. Jonathan Peeris finds out if it’s enough to help companies survive this period of sluggish economic growth. 

  • A Competitive Workforce

    Singapore has taken more measures in Budget 2016 to enhance the competitiveness of its workforce. How will these measures help Singaporeans gear up for the economy of the future? Chor Khieng Yuit finds out.

Singapore Budget 2016

Mar 26, 2016

Singapore's GDP growth is slowing, with the manufacturing sector already in recession. There is also a compelling need to sharpen the competitiveness of the economy, the businesses and the workforce. How will Budget 2016 address these challenges?

  • Bringing Singapore Forward

    Singapore’s Budget 2016 will be delivered on Thursday, March 24th and it’s expected to have a strong focus on the economy. Chor Khieng Yuit examines the issues the Budget will have to tackle if it is to help Singapore to the next phase of economic growth. 

  • Top Of The Mind: Saving Singapore's Manufacturers

    The manufacturing sector in Singapore has contracted consecutively for the 12th straight month, the longest period of contraction on record. Last year’s 5.2% contraction is also worse than the 2008-2009 post-Lehman slowdown. Asha Popatlal finds out if there are any silver bullet solutions on the horizon.

  • Transforming Construction

    Singapore's construction sector has come through some tough times, but rising labour costs and lower tender prices are putting the squeeze on profits. The government is encouraging companies to counter this by increase their productivity. How can Budget 2016 help them achieve this? Jonathan Peeris finds out.

A Budget Wish 2016

Mar 19, 2016

What does Singapore need to get back on a growth trajectory? And what silver bullets can boost its flagging workhorse, the manufacturing sector? As we await the upcoming Budget announcement, we also look at what it’ll take to rebuild the construction sector.