VCs in South-east Asia lie in wait, even as valuations soften

STARTUP valuations in South-east Asia are beginning to soften as the industry comes to terms with the economic impact of Covid-19, venture capital (VC) investors told The Business Times. But VCs...

Asean-focused VCs face fund-raising challenges: report

VENTURE capital (VC) firms focused on South-east Asia have raised US$1.33 billion in capital commitments in the first quarter of 2020, more than triple from the same period a year ago, according...

Covid-19 fundraising campaign links startup founders to mentors

SEVERAL members of South-east Asia's startup community are participating in a month-long fundraising campaign that will see mentors offering their time to guide founders affected by the Covid-19...

Some VCs, PEs in a spot as investors dodge capital calls amid pandemic

AS businesses and investment portfolios take a hammering from the economic impact of the novel coronavirus, venture capital and private equity firms might have to cope with a surge in investors...

Consumer loans see record fall in March on virus fallout

CONSUMER loans registered its sharpest fall on record over a big shrinkage in unsecured personal loans in March, fresh data from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) showed on Thursday.

Startups continue to raise funds amid Covid-19

STARTUPS in South-east Asia have continued to close funding rounds despite the slowdown in investor activity due to the economic impact of Covid-19. Companies from logistics service providers to...

Surge in PayNow Corp sign-ups as firms seek fast support payouts

WITH their shutters drawn and government relief pumped through digital channels, businesses in Singapore have been driven to adapt to electronic payments amid the Covid-19 crisis.

Quest Ventures looks to bridge S-E Asia and Central Asia with second fund

LOCAL venture firm Quest Ventures is vying to strengthen startup collaborations between Central Asia and South-east Asia, having clinched the support of Kazakhstan's QazTech Ventures to hit the...

Navigating loan obligations amidst the Singapore Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 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.