Crowdlending provides new financing option for SMEs

CROWDLENDING, otherwise known as peer-to-peer lending or debt crowdfunding, is increasingly a viable source of alternative financing for SMEs and startups here, what with the launch of new...

MAS catches market off-guard, sends Sing dollar soaring

THE Singapore dollar shot up on Tuesday, as the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) caught the market off-guard for the second time in three months - this time by keeping the currency on the same "...

Singapore's economic indicators

A brief guide to the key indicators, what they say about Singapore's economy, and how they fit together.

ShopBack eyes S-E Asia's US$60b e-commerce market

SHOPBACK, a Singapore startup that offers a "novel approach to online shopping in Asia" - providing users cashback when they shop at affiliated online stores - is looking to tap into the US$60...

Big dreams for startup sector in Singapore

IT is barely past 9am, and Blk 79 and its surroundings are already teeming with activity. Blk 79, and its (for now) more famous neighbour, Blk 71, are part of Launchpad...

Recruitment startup Glints raises S$475,000 in seed funding from East Ventures, SPH Media Fund

GLINTS, a Singapore startup that has built a platform to match young employees focused on career discovery and development to relevant internship or job opportunities, has raised S$475,000 in seed...

No need for a 'super agency' to help SMEs: Spring Singapore

SPRING Singapore dismissed the SME Committee's recommendation for a single SME authority on Friday, saying the focus should instead be on coordination and collaboration. The proof is in the pudding...

DBS launches venture debt programme for tech startups

DBS has launched a venture debt programme for tech startups amid what it says is growing demand for such financing in Singapore.

More, new space planned for startups

THE government is planning to set up a second LaunchPad for startups even as it expands the first one - JTC LaunchPad @ one-north - with the construction of three new blocks.

Singapore's headline inflation edges up slightly to -0.2% in December

SINGAPORE's headline inflation remained in negative territory at -0.2 per cent in December, from -0.3 per cent in November.


Emerging Enterprise award

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