Hyflux suitor Utico  seeks delay over water unit; PUB says 'no'

EMIRATI utilities group Utico has invited Hyflux's junior creditors to meet in the coming days, as it seeks to rustle up support for a potential investment in the insolvent water cleaning company...

Singapore firms scramble to mitigate trade war fallout as orders dive

SINGAPORE businesses across various sectors from manufacturing to trading to services are feeling the heat from the extended US-China trade war as...

Starbucks' China challenger Luckin Coffee raises US$561m in US IPO

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Luckin Coffee Inc, the Chinese challenger to Starbucks Corp, on Thursday (May 16) priced its US initial public offering at...


Citi to roll out consumer e-payments business in Asia and other markets by Q1 2020

CITI is aiming to launch its digital consumer payments business in Asia and elsewhere by the first quarter of 2020, so it can ride the wave of the...

Third500 in talks with 35-40 US firms on pre-IPO financing leading to a listing

BOUTIQUE global investment bank Third500 is in "active dialogue" with some 35 to 40 venture-backed emerging US firms to provide them access to pre-IPO (Initial Public Offering) financing via...

Venture firm Accel raises US$575m fund for Europe startups

[LONDON] Accel, a venture capital firm with offices in Silicon Valley, London and Bangalore, has raised a new $575 million fund aimed at early-stage companies in Europe and Israel.

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Money FM podcast: Mind Your Business - How SMEs can change the game

It is an SME game now with startups raising US$10.5 billion in venture capital deals in 2018. How have SMEs and start-ups done this?

It Changed My Life: The deaf-blind lawyer fighting for the disabled

Haben Girma, the first deaf-blind graduate from Harvard Law School, says disability is an opportunity for innovation.

Singapore's high-tech farms: From yesterday's pig farms to today's vertical veggie gardens

From being an agrarian society and an island blanketed in farms in the 1960s, Singapore is now exploring modern options to farm efficiently.

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Jenny Lee, managing partner of GGV Capital, shared her thoughts on how she spots winners of the future. This is the second in a series of four...

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Emerging Enterprise 2018

Fear no more the cashless wave

IT is not every day that a team of young university graduates reject lucrative job offers from top multinational companies to start up their own company.

Big dreams for tiny houses

WHEN Adrian Chia was on holiday in Australia's picturesque Great Ocean Road several years ago, he loved the beautiful coastal scenery and thought about how this was exactly what city dwellers...

Getting the smarts in money

WHEN a company's business model is built on a base of savvy consumers keen on sniffing out the best deals, one thing is for sure: eventually, those same users are going to start comparing the...


Singapore sprouts innovation centres

PUTTING on your thinking cap? Some professionals can now do so in dedicated "innovation centres", which are springing up islandwide. At least 25 such facilities have opened since last year, with...

Is Singapore too risk-averse for the digital age?

Singapore is justly renowned the world over for its many public policy successes, particularly in the realms of education and planning. The country boasts world-renowned universities, and younger...

Going niche to drum up mall business

The future of strata-titled malls is fast taking shape: out go rows of old-school mom-and-pop shops selling textiles, shoes, clothes and provisions; in come gleaming art galleries, bustling co-...

The SME Magazine (March/April 2019)

Transforming logistics

Game-changers in the logistics ecosystem are turning to digitalisation and talent development.

Driven by a vision

In using a digital platform to add a touch of modernity, Haulio’s Alvin Ea is hauling the logistics industry into a new era.

Why standards matter in the food industry

Standards lay the foundation for innovation, developing new products and adopting new technologies, and can also facilitate market access.


Money FM symposium to discuss challenges to jobs

MONEY FM 89.3 will be organising a symposium on June 1, to discuss the pressing issues faced by the manpower sector in Singapore.

Firms adapting to trade wars, but there's more pain ahead

WHILE business performance continued to worsen in the first quarter of 2019, firms are no more pessimistic over business prospects in the next six months than they were a quarter ago.

No respite for Singapore exports; trade recovery unlikely in 2019

THE escalating US-China trade war is likely to further hurt Singapore's exports for the rest of 2019, as hopes fade for a sustained trade recovery in the near future, said economists.


Small Caps: Catalist

Paving its way to deliver quality healthcare

IN the past year since Clearbridge Health was listed on the Singapore Exchange's Catalist board in Dec 2017, the healthcare group has been busy.

A whole new ball game for Neo Group

INVESTORS could get an extra bite out of DoDo fish balls if the brand goes public, as the chief executive of parent Neo Group suggested in a recent chat with The Business Times.

Serving Up A Track Record Of Growth

FOOD services company Koufu Group has expanded steadily over the past 16 years to manage a range of food and beverage businesses located primarily in Singapore.