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Toyota to supply Grab with hybrid cars fitted with 'black box' recorders

Fleet of 1,500 will have black-box recorders to help the Japanese carmaker gain insights into how its cars are being used.

Aquaculture tech start-up Umitron snags US$2m funding for Peru project

SINGAPORE - Aquaculture tech start-up Umitron, together with its Peru partner Abaco and its subsidiary Piscis, has been approved for a US$2 million (S$2.74 million) project funding to improve...

SMEs seek flexibility in foreign labour policy for O&M sector

THE large number of ships transiting through Singapore creates demand for ship repair, conversion and upgrading services here, offering industry players some buffer against cyclical shipbuilding...

Grab secures US$150 million investment from Yamaha

GRAB is attracting more global backers as the Asian ride-hailing service fights Uber Technologies Inc, with a motorcycle maker becoming the latest investor.

Housing demand could still fuel 2019 growth in Singapore

THE local housing market could still support Singapore's growth in 2019, despite the curbs unveiled this year, bank analysts said this week.

Fintech revolution: Managing the risks and rewards

BASEL • Innovation drives progress by disrupting the status quo and forcing established players to raise their game. But innovation can also be destructive if it is not managed properly, and...

Fintech start-up Jumo secures US$12.5m from investment firm Odey Asset Management

SINGAPORE - South African fintech firm Jumo has secured US$12.5 million (S$17.15 million) from London-based investment firm Odey Asset Management, bringing total funds raised to more than US$103...

Uber CEO, Temasek invest in urban farming start-up Bowery

SAN FRANCISCO (BLOOMBERG) - Uber chief executive officer Dara Khosrowshahi and Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings are among the latest investors in Bowery Farming Inc, a two-year-old start-...

The tide of gender inequality is blockchanging

WHEN I first began researching blockchain, I was instantly convinced of its potential to transform the technological landscape. However, it was only when I began to work in the industry that I...

Economy watchers trim Singapore 2019 GDP forecasts

SINGAPORE is headed for a slowdown, private-sector analysts said, while agreeing that the US-China trade war is the top risk to the economy.

 

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