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Bottomline: 40 Years of Reporting Singapore Business

Wong Wei Kong

National Library Board


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Bottomline: 40 Years of Reporting Singapore Business


Author: editor, Wong Wei Kong; editor, Kenneth Lim; writers, Cai Haoxiang [and 9 others]


Publisher: Singapore: Business Times, Singapore Press Holdings, 2017


Call No.: Adult Lending Singapore Collection 330.95957 BOT


In commemoration of the Business Times’ 40th anniversary, Bottomline presents a compilation of the most noteworthy business news featured by the newspaper over the past four decades.


The iconic stories highlighted in this book include the nation’s stocks fever in 1993 when Singtel launched its IPO, the collapse of Barings Bank, Britain’s oldest bank, that was single-handedly caused by a Singapore-based derivatives trader, Nick Leeson, and the catastrophic tsunami that claimed more than 200,000 lives in 2004.


The collective memory and history documented in Bottomline not only remind us of the fragility of human lives but the tenacity of human spirits that enables many to live through those tumultuous times.


Above review is contributed by Kweh Soon Huat, Librarian, National Library Board (NLB).


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