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Joey Yap, Feng Shui Master

WHEN JOEY YAP speaks, everyone listens. He commands an audience of thousands at his popular seminars and workshops, and when he's hired for a...

Why startups need to tread carefully with data

FEW of us question how our data is collected, with or without our consent. The reality is that every point of contact we have with the digital economy involves us handing over data about ourselves...

Home-Fix gets High Court nod for debt restructuring

HOME-FIX will now undergo debt restructuring for the next six months, after financial woes pushed the home-improvement retail company to shutter all its retail stores in Singapore last month.

Payment Services Act: The case for reviewing e-wallet caps

NOT all Singaporeans will notice when the Payment Services Act takes effect on Jan 28. That masks the momentous nature of the new law, for it will have a large, long-term impact, in an area they...

AMTD, Xiaomi to create fintech leadership programme with SMU and NUS

HONG Kong investment bank AMTD Group and the financial services arm of Chinese tech giant Xiaomi have joined hands with Singapore Management University (SMU) and the National University of...

Philippine senator wants S'porean CEO of motorbike ride-sharing firm kicked out of the country

MANILA - A senator and close ally of President Rodrigo Duterte has denounced the Singaporean chief executive of a motorcycle ride-sharing firm and wants her declared "persona non grata" - or...

Home-Fix gets Singapore High Court nod for debt restructuring

HOME-FIX will now undergo debt restructuring for the next six months, after financial woes pushed the home-improvement retail company to shutter all its retail stores in Singapore last month.

Wirecard to beef up management amid fraud allegations; CEO to stay

BERLIN (REUTERS) - The new chairman of Wirecard said the German payments company needed to strengthen its top management as it fights allegations of fraud and false accounting, while giving chief...

Singapore High Court dismisses cybersquatter's lawsuit against Grab unit

THE Singapore High Court has dismissed a lawsuit by management consultancy 3 Corporate Services (3CS) against Grabtaxi Holdings, a unit of Grab, over a dispute involving 3CS' attempt to sell an...

Indonesian coffee chain brews plan to expand in S-E Asia

Mr Edward Tirtanata was running a cafe selling artisanal tea blends in Jakarta when he spotted a bigger business opportunity in the coffee market: There was no good mid-priced coffee targeted at...

Grab, Razer among firms eyeing digital bank licence in Malaysia

SINGAPORE/KUALA LUMPUR • Ride-hailing group Grab, gaming firm Razer, AirAsia, telecoms firm Axiata and lender CIMB are among companies looking to apply for digital banking licences in Malaysia,...

 

Emerging Enterprise award

Closes June 1, 2019