Prime Time with Timothy Go, Bharati Jagdish & Finance Presenter Chua Tian Tian


Stay current with the latest news, market movements in Singapore, Europe, and the US, and property investment insights in this ever-changing economy on Prime Time with Timothy Go, Bharati Jagdish and Finance Presenter Chua Tian Tian from 4pm to 7pm.

NOV 18, 2022
18/11/22 - ST: The Big Story, 18 Nov - How big an impact does social media have on Malaysia's GE15?
Malaysia's parties battle on social media to woo young voters One trend that has emerged in the leadup to Malaysia's 15th General Election on November 19 is that parties took their battle on social media in a bid to woo young voters. How much will their social media presence swing the outcome? This election will also be the first where voters have three main coalitions to choose from – Barisan Nasional, Pakatan Harapan and Perikatan Nasional, but Straits Times’ Malaysia Bureau Chief Shannon Teoh says a clear and decisive win seems unlikely.  On the Straits Times The Big Story, Multimedia journalist, Cheow Sue-Ann speaks with Shannon for more.

NOV 18, 2022
18/11/22 - Things to look out for on eve of Malaysia's 15th General Election
Malaysia’s election on Saturday is likely to be close, with nearly a thousand candidates from dozens of parties vying for the hearts and minds of a record 21 million voters.  Parties are expected to campaign all night till cut off at midnight. On the eve of Malaysia's polling day, Prime Time's Bharati Jagdish speaks Shannon Teoh, Malaysia Bureau Chief at the Straits Times, to get a sense of the latest on the ground and what to expect on polling day.

NOV 17, 2022
17/11/22 - Market View: VC investments into FoodTech and Kairos Capital Group’s new FoodTech Fund
Food sustainability has made its way into discussions at the COP 27 meeting as the world battles the effects of climate change, and supply chain disruptions brought about by the pandemic and the war in Ukraine.  At the COP 27 climate conference, the European Investment Fund, also Europe’s largest venture capital and private equity financier, signed investments totalling some 247 million Euros to enable five equity funds to back 2.5 billion Euros of climate investments, including areas such as food innovation.  Increasingly, we’re also seeing VC investors putting their money into food sustainability or novel foods. Just take Singapore-based Kairos Capital, for example. The VC firm, which has invested in tech giants like ByteDance, Airbnb and Spotify, is also investing into meat alternative companies such as Oatly, Eat Just and Impossible Meat. It’s in fact launched a FoodTech Fund to further efforts on this front.  On Market View, Prime Time’s finance presenter Chua Tian Tian sat down with Anthony Siau, CEO of Kairos Capital Group to chat about the VC trends and opportunities in the food tech scene.

NOV 17, 2022
17/11/22 - In the Spotlight: Building decarbonisation - what you need to know and what's needed?
At the COP27 climate talks in Egypt, global property companies and asset managers have gathered at a purpose-built pavilion to discuss how to make buildings more efficient and use materials that are less carbon-intensive to make. Taking on authentic decarbonisation efforts - How? And what's needed? In the Spotlight on Prime Time, Bharati Jagdish speaks with Zheng Wanshi, Group Chief Strategy & Planning Officer, Frasers Property for more insights.

NOV 17, 2022
17/11/22 - A year in review: What are the key lessons from the data dramas of 2022?
2022 was a record-breaking year for cybercrime with the average cost of a cyber breach reaching a high of $4.35 million. Prime Time’s Bharati Jagdish speaks with Kevin Shepherdson, CEO and founder of Straits Interactive about the biggest data dramas of 2022 and what businesses can do to better future-proof themselves against unknown threats.

NOV 16, 2022
16/11/22 - Market View: Possibility of US rates reaching 6%, Indonesia’s rate hikes, UK fiscal statement
As world leaders gather in the resort island of Bali for the G20 Summit to discuss how countries can “Recover Together, Recover Stronger” from the pandemic, macroeconomic challenges such as inflation, slowing growth and US interest rate hike continue to weigh on governments and central banks.  For one thing, Indonesia’s central bank is set to raise its interest rates by 50 basis points later this week, while further away, the UK is set to release its highly anticipated fiscal statement tomorrow.  So what would all of these mean for markets, and what is the investment outlook ahead for us retail investors in Singapore?  On Market View, Prime Time’s finance presenter Chua Tian Tian spoke with James Cheo, Chief Investment Officer, Southeast Asia at HSBC Global Private Banking and Wealth for more.

NOV 16, 2022
16/11/22 - In the Spotlight: How to turn your huge debt into a $1 million business? Ask Uncle DiDi
From $10 in the bank account and up to one’s ears in debt to S$1 million in revenue in 4 four years - this is the story behind Uncle DiDi - famous for their unique Popcorn & Cotton Candy flavours. What was the secret behind their success? In the Spotlight on Prime Time, Bharati Jagdish speaks with one of the co-founders Caleb Li of Uncle DiDi to find out more. Highlights from the conversation: 01:20: The inspiration behind the name Uncle DiDi 02:20: Taking the leap to start a snack business without any experience in the F&B industry 06:20: How Uncle Didi embarked on its growth to be a million dollar business 08:26: Impact of inflation and disruptions in the supply chain worldwide on the business 13:57: Next step in evolving the business locally 

NOV 16, 2022
16/11/22 - ST: The Big Story, 16 Nov - What is stacked against Trump's 2024 presidency bid?
Donald Trump has announced he's running for US president again in 2024, saying he wants to ‘save the US' with White House bid. On the Straits Times The Big Story, Multimedia journalist, Cheow Sue-Ann speaks with Nirmal Ghosh, US Bureau Chief at the Straits Times in Washington D.Cfor more.

NOV 16, 2022
16/11/22 - How can HR leaders play a role in shaping global net-zero efforts?
The United Nations Environment Programme found that circularity is key in promoting sustainable consumption and production patterns. But it has yet to be at the centre of business strategies, with HR departments long been regarded as inconsequential in our path towards carbon neutrality.  Prime Time’s Bharati Jagdish speaks with Tim MacCartney, Senior Vice President APAC, CoachHub to find out ways HR leaders can pave the way for a sustainable business transformation.

NOV 15, 2022
15/11/22 - Market View: Ultra-wealthy Chinese’ shift towards private assets amid public market volatilities
All eyes are on China after the country announced a more targeted approach to handle the pandemic. While that has provided a boost to Chinese stocks, for how long can this continue? In the meantime, private equity firms are seeing an increased number of ultra-wealthy Chinese investors exploring bigger investments in private assets as they seek shelter from wild swings in public markets.  But does it make sense for investors to shield themselves from the ongoing volatilities by turning to private equity funds, which is also seen as a form of high-risk investment? On Market View, Prime Time’s finance presenter Chua Tian Tian posed these questions to Nick Xiao, VP of Hywin Holdings and CEO of Hywin International.

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