Asian FTAs 'not exclusive', support multilateral trading system: Heng

EVEN as the region works on free trade agreements such as the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), it must do so in a way that is not exclusive, said Deputy Prime Minister and...

Temasek's Vertex closes record $420m South-east Asian fund

SINGAPORE (BLOOMBERG) - Vertex Venture Holdings, a unit of Singapore's Temasek Holdings, has closed its fourth South-east Asia and India fund at a record US$305 million (S$420 million).

Venture capital firms share long-term investment strategies

A STRICT seed-stage focus and building brands out of consumer trends are some of the investment strategies that venture funds will deploy in South-east Asia over the next five years.

Building the high-tech farms of tomorrow

INCORPORATING technology into businesses is often associated with the likes of artificial intelligence and robots.

New centre in Bangkok to help S'pore start-ups

A new centre was launched in Bangkok yesterday to help Singapore start-ups spread their wings in Thailand.

Minister stresses attention to job creation amid change

When it comes to the Fourth Industrial Revolution - marked by digitalisation, robots and artificial intelligence - there is an "obsession" with trying to estimate the scale of the impact on jobs,...

Singapore's asset management industry grew at slower 5.4% pace to S$3.4 trillion last year: MAS

DESPITE a challenging year for global financial markets in 2018, Singapore’s assets under management (AUM) increased further by 5.4 per cent to S$3.44 trillion, according to an annual poll by the...

New app by UOB, SoReal helps SMEs buy commercial properties faster

SMALL and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) may now be able to invest in and get loans for commercial properties quicker, with a new mobile app by United Overseas Bank (UOB) and property portal...

Accrelist to buy Wheelock medical aesthetics clinic for $17m

SINGAPORE - Catalist-listed corporate accretion services provider Accrelist is looking to buy The Wellness Clinic at Wheelock Place for an indicative consideration of $17 million.

'Future of semi-conductor industry bright' even when chips are down

EUROPEAN chipmaker STMicroelectronics, which makes nearly half of its products here, doubled its capacity for a key semiconductor product with an expanded wafer fab facility in Ang Mo Kio that...

AB InBev launches second Asia IPO attempt

ANHEUSER-BUSCH InBev NV will kick off a second attempt to spin off its Asian business in Hong Kong with the launch on Wednesday of an initial public offering (IPO) worth up to US$6.6 billion that...


Emerging Enterprise award

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