WeWork jams more folks into its space than others

[LONDON] Here's a superlative that didn't get much attention in WeWork's 220-page prospectus for its planned initial public offering (IPO): It jams more people into its spaces than just about any...

WeWork rival Knotel vaults to unicorn status

NEW YORK (BLOOMBERG) - Knotel Inc, which pitches itself as a steadier investment than much larger competitor WeWork, raised US$400 million (S$553.6 million) at a valuation that catapults the start...

Singapore unveils plan to help accountancy sector speed up technology adoption

SINGAPORE'S accountancy sector will push ahead with digitalisation through a new accountancy industry digital plan (IDP) developed by the Singapore Accountancy Commission (SAC), the Institute of...

In tough times, SMEs prioritise revenue ahead of innovation, talent retention

BUFFETED by a slowing economy and prolonged US-China trade war, Singapore's small and medium-sized enterprises are prioritising revenue growth ahead of product innovation, talent retention and...

Economic slowdown, yes, but Singapore is looking beyond the short term

WITH the economic slowdown very much a dominant issue in the headlines of late, some in Singapore might have looked to the Prime Minister's National Day Rally speech last Sunday for some promise...

Companies might be smarter with workers in the boardroom

WHEN legendary physicist Richard Feynman was called in to help solve the mystery of the 1986 Challenger space shuttle explosion, he didn't use advanced math. Instead, according to his own account...

Schneider Electric launches automation starter pack for SMEs

SMALL- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are getting more help to automate their businesses, in the form of an automation starter pack of services, hardware and software launched by Schneider...

Government to engage businesses on raising of retirement age, develop support package: DPM Heng

[SINGAPORE] Ministers from the Finance Ministry will continue to actively engage businesses, unions and other stakeholders, and develop a support package to help with the transition to higher...

Over half of SMEs see drop in profit margins as Singapore economy slows: SCCCI

SMALL and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are bracing themselves for a hit to profit margins as Singapore’s economic slump widens, with revenue growth their key concern going forward, according to...

Microsoft co-founder's Vulcan Capital to deploy US$100m in venture funds across S-E Asia

THE backer of tech big shots such as Uber, Spotify and Alibaba has waltzed into town brandishing a US$100 million war chest.

 

Emerging Enterprise award

Closes June 1, 2019