10 must-reads for today

Yukie Yokoyama training in the gym. She will make her Asian Games debut this month in Jakarta.
Yukie Yokoyama training in the gym. She will make her Asian Games debut this month in Jakarta.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

A near-death experience out at sea earlier this year was harrowing but also reinforced national sailor Yukie Yokoyama's conviction that she was living the life she wanted by sailing. The Straits Times begins its Asian Games coverage by profiling the 21-year-old.

Consumers and businesses will have more reason to go cashless when PayNow Corporate is launched on Monday, said banks and businesses. The peer-to-peer fund transfer scheme, which is now being used by individuals, will be extended to businesses, allowing them to receive funds directly from accounts at participating local banks. 

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 11, 2018, with the headline '10 must-reads for today'. Subscribe