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Navigating loan obligations amidst the Singapore Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) Ac 2020

How lenders and borrowers should navigate loan obligations following the Temporary Measures Bill. By Justin Yip, Partner, and Lam Zhen Yu, Associate, Withers KhattarWong LLP

What do recent SG Budgets mean for SMEs?

The Singapore Government has announced three Budgets since the outbreak of COVID-19. Li Lian Ng, Head of Business Banking HSBC Singapore, highlights the key points SMEs need to know.

Flexible Financing Holds Massive Potential for SME Growth

By Dr Tan Sian Wee, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Finaxar

Hotelier grandson of Asia's sugar king turns venture capitalist

[SINGAPORE] As a 17-year-old trainee bellboy, Kuok Meng Xiong spent a summer opening doors at his family's Island Shangri-La hotel in Hong Kong.

Sequoia Capital warns startups of coronavirus 'black swan' event

[SAN FRANCISCO] Sequoia Capital, one of the world's leading venture capital (VC) firms and a periodic soothsayer for the industry, sent an email to its entrepreneurs on Thursday warning that the...

Asean moving up the startup menu for global investors

SOUTH-EAST Asia may have long been overshadowed by China and India on the global Venture Capital (VC) stage, but more investors are now looking to deploy their dry powder in the region - drawn by...

Investment banks cosy up to VCs in hunt for potential unicorns

INVESTMENT banks in Asia are increasingly getting intimate with the region's startup space.

Singapore helps global cryptocurrency firms to expand their local operations

[SINGAPORE] Singapore is introducing new payments legislation that offers global cryptocurrency firms a chance to expand their operations in the country by applying for operating licences for the...

Banks and payments players need to change their playbook

HOW the stodgy world of payments has changed. Consider that at a recent rugby match in Malaysia, one of the writers ordered grilled satay chicken from a stand run by a 12-year-old boy. Cash only?...

Discipline is the name of the game as startup valuations soar

A YEAR of shake-ups in the venture capital (VC) industry has spurred VC firms in South-east Asia to train a watchful eye on rapidly rising valuations.

No more 'burn, baby, burn': VCs expect more caution in 2020

THE South-east Asian startup party is far from over, but venture capital firms expect that the music may hit a note of caution, as investors emphasise business fundamentals over pure hype.