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Right time for tourism fund boost, as Singapore gears up for global rebound, say watchers

WELLNESS, sustainability, technology and the rise of remote work: The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has set its sights on these trends as it moves to revive the beleaguered tourism sector's fortunes...

Certification programme launched to ensure safe resumption of Mice events in Singapore

THE Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (SACEOS) has launched a certification programme to ensure hygiene benchmarks and safe-distancing best practices are...

Connectivity, digitalisation crucial to Asean+3 growth

THE post-pandemic world calls for more globalisation, not less, as a means to tackle the vulnerabilities of global value chains (GVCs) exposed by Covid-19 and the ensuing lockdowns around the...

Family businesses in Singapore lagging in digital transformation: poll

FAMILY businesses in Singapore are lagging behind in digitalisation efforts, both in the region and around the world, according to a survey by PwC published on Wednesday.

Flash Coffee raises US$15m, plans 300 more stores in 2021

ROCKET Internet-backed coffee chain Flash Coffee has raised US$15 million in Series A funding led by global tech investment firm White Star Capital to expand the brand in ten markets across the...

Softbank-backed Kahoot is Asia-Pacific's latest edtech contender

ONLINE education startup Kahoot is looking to muscle into Asia Pacific with the help of its biggest shareholder Softbank, and will thus be exploring partnerships with regional entertainment and...

Singapore unemployment rates fall for fourth straight month in February

SINGAPORE'S unemployment rates fell for the fourth straight month in February, though Manpower Minister Josephine Teo cautioned that further declines would become harder to achieve.

Singapore to pump extra S$68.5m into tourism fund to support sector: Chan Chun Sing

SINGAPORE will raise the pot for its Tourism Development Fund (TDF) to support the sector amid near-term headwinds.

Hmlet: a hard lesson in hubris

REALITY has set in for co-living operator Hmlet. An overly rapid expansion, a cash crunch and a management exodus have forced the company to rethink its lofty ambitions. Its US-listed, China-based...

Trendlines surges to 10-month high after letter of intent for portfolio company

SHARES of The Trendlines Group jumped to a 10-month high on Tuesday after the company said it received a non-binding letter of intent (LOI) for the acquisition of a portfolio company by an unnamed...

 

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