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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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.
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. FFS cockles main

    No more 'hum' in laksa? Why cockles are becoming costlier and harder to find

    Pollution, smuggling and overharvesting have stacked the odds against blood cockles bouncing back from the huge fall in supply, although there is ...
  8. FILE PHOTO - A home for sale is seen in Santa Monica

    US consumer confidence at 18-year high; house price gains slow

    U.S. consumer confidence rose to an 18-year high in October, driven largely by a robust labor market, bolstering expectations that strong economic ...
  9. ITS Haier GE main

    How a Chinese fridge factory prevailed over General Electric, once the world’s best firm

    Haier was a small company in the 1980s when GE was raking in the money. Then a young manager took charge and made it China’s version of the ...