Alibaba pumps US$2b into Lazada to wage war in SEA e-commerce market

E-COMMERCE giant Alibaba is pumping another US$2 billion into Lazada - raising the stakes in the fierce battle for South-east Asia's online shoppers and causing further hand-wringing among Singapore...

It's Spring. Time to test out a suit that's not navy or grey

[WASHINGTON] There was a time when casual clothing was relegated to a single day of the work week-Friday-and suits dominated the rest. Today's millennials have given rise to the laid-back swagger of...

Alibaba invests another US$2b in Lazada; Lucy Peng to become Lazada CEO

ALIBABA Group will invest a further US$2 billion into Singapore-based e-commerce company Lazada, and Lucy Peng - one of Alibaba's 18 co-founders and current chairman of Lazada - will take over as...

Wheeler-Dealer: Mobike co-founder Joe Xia looks beyond bicycles

PITEOUS pictures of wrecked two-wheelers may grab the public's attention, but Mobike co-founder and chief technology officer Joe Xia Yiping, 36, is unfazed by how startups in the so-called "...

Uber puzzles industry with carpool launch

UBER on Wednesday launched Uber Commute in Singapore, baffling industry watchers who told The Business Times that this came three years after its rival Grab launched a similar product, and amid...

Grab Financial could disrupt banking sector

BANKS might soon be the next taxis. Grab's new fintech platform Grab Financial - which it launched on Tuesday - will impact and may one day disrupt the banking sector much like its ridehailing...

Tikehau Capital, Sprim join forces with new Singapore-based life sciences VC fund

LIFE science startups hoping for a big break can now look to a new Singapore-based cash cow for funding.

Booking website RedDoorz launches its first fully leased and run hotel

A SINGAPORE-BASED web platform that markets hospitality spaces is venturing into brick and mortar as part of efforts to transform the hospitality industry in South-east Asia.

Singapore mobile operator Circles.Life unveils on-demand unlimited data plans

CIRCLES.LIFE, Singapore's first "digital telco" and fourth mobile operator, is on a mission to reimagine and revolutionise the telecommunications industry.

Sea Ltd's group president Nick Nash to leave end 2018

NICK Nash, the group president of Sea Limited, is set to exit the company at the end of 2018 to pursue a career in investment at a time when the company is floundering in deeper losses.

Trendlines invests in Singapore medtech

THE Trendlines Group has had a good start to 2018.