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World's biggest hedge fund returns are found in Singapore

[SINGAPORE] On most mornings, Chong Chin Eai starts his day with a jog through Singapore's Botanic Gardens. After taking his son to school, he trades futures on his laptop at home until it's time...

Regional markets expected to build on recent gains

With both the US and China confirming terms of a Phase One trade deal, investors can take heart that the bitter relationship between the two economic powerhouses may have finally changed.

Education a key theme for Asian investors

Mr Vafa Ahmadi heads the thematic equities management team in CPR Asset Management, a wholly owned subsidiary of French asset management company Amundi.

Interview - Eugene Wong, Founder and MD, Sirius Venture Capital

IN THE NOT-TOO-DISTANT future, Eugene Wong envisions Singaporeans eating nasi lemak with crispy deep-fried grasshoppers instead of ikan bilis.

New trade group of startup investors who don't focus on flipping

[NEW YORK] Attracting venture capital (VC) has rarely been easier for well-connected tech guys in hoodies, but it's still a long shot for everyone else.

Tech startups finding few takers from private equity - for now

PRIVATE equity firms here don't seem ready to invest in the newfangled tech startups that their venture capital counterparts usually target, but this could change down the road as these startups...

Indonesia's startup scene exploding, but exits are another story

IN A neighbourhood nestled within South Jakarta, 37-year-old Romana operates a small roadside kiosk selling prepaid mobile credit and phone accessories.

P2P lending platform Funding Societies crosses S$1b in SME lending

PEER-to-peer (P2P) lending platform Funding Societies said on Wednesday it has given out more than S$1 billion in loans to small and medium...

Cashless is the new king for S-E Asia

THE days of pulling out dollar notes and coins to pay may be numbered. The cashless trend is picking up quickly in South-east Asia as more people are swiping or tapping away on their mobile phones...

Thai bank targets US$1b spinoff among its fintech units

[BANGKOK] Siam Commercial Bank Pcl plans to spin off some of its fintech divisions as it tries to monetise its push into technology investment at a time of sluggish earnings from traditional...