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  1. There are over 1,000 types of bananas worldwide, but the Cavendish variety is the big cash crop.

    The banana money trail: Prices rising in Singapore, but farmers not gaining

    The cost of bananas from the Philippines has shot up, but farmers are struggling with losses, so where is the money from consumers going to, ...
  2. A woman uses her mobile phone in Munich

    US top court leans towards allowing Apple App Store antitrust suit

    U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday will take up Apple Inc's effort to bury a lawsuit seeking damages from the company for allegedly ...
  3. hawker centre

    Profit margins for hawker fare? As low as 20 to 30 cents

    Some consumers are unwilling to pay more for that bowl of fish ball noodles or ban mian, as Talking Point discovers. What might it take for higher ...
  4. Today, the founders of the Dodo brand process over 15 tonnes of fish meat daily.

    From a kampung shed, how a family fishball empire was built on automation

    The founders of the DoDo brand, now a household name in Singapore, have transformed the simple and much-loved fish ball into a multimillion dollar ...
  5. Mr Tan Chee Meng opens his stall at 7.30am, and usually by lunchtime, he’s out of fish balls.

    Fish balls made by hand and sold out daily? Meet one of a rare breed of hawkers

    Set in the traditional ways of his father, hawker Tan Chee Meng refuses to rely on machinery or pre-mixed paste to sell more fish ball noodles.
  6. The premum quality of Thai jasmine rice has come at an increasingly higher price.

    What politics and drugs have to do with the hike in rice prices

    As with some crops, the weather is one of the reasons Thai jasmine rice costs more – but the situation is more complex than just that. The series ...
  7. Over-expansion was the start of Starbucks' woes.

    How Starbucks’ growth nearly destroyed the business, until one man saved its skin

    It cannibalised its own stores and lost its soul along the way, forcing its former CEO to return and steer it through a crisis. Inside the Storm ...
  8. FFS sugar cane main

    The harsh realities behind the rising sugar cane prices in Singapore

    With bad weather, small farms in danger of closing, larger ones downsizing and suppliers calling it quits, might Singaporeans even have to go ...
  9. A Tencent sign is seen during the China Digital Entertainment Expo and Conference (ChinaJoy) in Sha

    Tencent to shift focus to industry for future growth

    Chinese internet group Tencent Holdings plans to expand into providing services to industries such as healthcare and connected cars in a move to ...