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'IPOs are not the goal, but milestones on road to profitability'

THE worst possible thing a startup entrepreneur can do is to see an initial public offering (IPO) as an endpoint, said Mohamed Nasser Ismail, global head of equity capital markets at the Singapore...

Investments in Singapore startups up 36% to S$13.4b in 9M2019: ESG

VENTURE investors have poured in some S$13.4 billion into local startups in the first three quarters of 2019, a 36 per cent jump from the previous year, Enterprise Singapore (ESG) announced in a...

WeWork collapse a welcome step towards sanity in venture space

The tech and startup ecosystem needs a sanity check. The fall from grace of WeWork's parent company is unlikely to catalyse a full reckoning in that market, but it does bring it a step closer...

DBS launches digital solutions package for logistics SMEs

DBS Bank on Wednesday rolled out a digital solutions package for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the logistics sector, aiming to help...

Wirecard raises long-term growth targets; analysts unconvinced

[BERLIN] German payments group Wirecard raised its long-term outlook on Tuesday, but the company's shares fell as analysts questioned the ability of any tech company to give a precise forecast for...

Digital payments at forefront of S-E Asia's booming Internet economy

THE digital payments market in South-east Asia has hit an inflexion point, and growth in this segment is likely to propel the region's Internet economy in the region to a US$300 billion market by...

Realising 2025 cheque-free goal needs concerted effort by all banks

SINGAPORE wants to phase out the use of cheques by 2025, which is but a mere six years away. Even in this era of rapid advances in technology and their mass adoption, it is an ambitious target....

Temasek aims to invest in a few more Asean 'aspiring unicorns' by year-end; Vietnam a key market

TEMASEK Holdings is actively focused on "aspiring unicorns" out of South-east Asia, and expects to announce a couple of deals in the pipeline in the next few months, its senior executive told The...

DBS partners taxman to digitalise stamp duty collection in Singapore

THE Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (Iras) collected S$4.6 billion from stamp duties - a tax levied on property transactions - for the fiscal year ended March 31, with most taxpayers paying...

Singtel edges out Grab in attracting deposits as digital banks: CGS-CIMB

MORE customers may be willing to park money with Singtel than Grab, a CGS-CIMB report showed, with the brokerage estimating that 4-11 per cent of deposits from the domestic banking unit are at...

 

 

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