Money

Faster, cheaper access to Singapore market soon for VC funds

VENTURE Capital (VC) funds looking to set up shop here can soon get approval in a matter of weeks and without capital requirements, as the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) proposed on Wednesday...

MAS relaxes rules on finance companies to help SMEs, start-ups obtain funds

SINGAPORE - The Monetary Authority of Singapore is relaxing some of its rules on finance companies from this year onwards, to make it easier for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and start...

Leveraging change in financial services landscape for SMEs

THE inaugural Singapore FinTech Festival organised by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) in November last year was significant on multiple fronts, and small and medium enterprises (SMEs)...

Well-capitalised companies outlast tough times

THERE are several business considerations that keep entrepreneurs up at night. Customer service, product quality, talent retention, and competition are but a few of them. But the most critical aspect...

Delinquent debts down but SMEs feel cashflow squeeze

DELINQUENT debts have steadily declined in the last six months, as small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) demand faster payment from customers when they agree to do business on credit.

OCBC, Maybank offer new solutions to small businesses

EVEN as small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) continue their uphill climb in today's rough business conditions, banks are clamouring to tap this segment with more product offerings to meet their...

Ninja Van owner raises US$30m in Series B funding

SINGAPORE-based express delivery company Ninja Logistics, which runs the Ninja Van service, has raised US$30 million in Series B funding led by private equity firm Abraaj Group amid growing interest...

Japan's Dream Incubator to launch US$100m fund in S'pore, region

THIS June, Tokyo-listed venture firm Dream Incubator (DI) will launch a US$100 million fund in Singapore and the region, having set its sights on emerging companies here for almost a decade now, BT...