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Upstart crypto shows signs of growing up

CRYPTOCURRENCIES have sailed past the wave of initial exuberance and are poised to mature further in terms of regulation, infrastructure and application, market watchers say.

New training scheme to help delivery riders switch to e-bikes

A new training programme to help food delivery riders switch from e-scooters to e-bicycles has been launched, with funding already secured for about 2,000 of them to be trained.

DIY chain Home-Fix closing stores amid financial woes

Once a familiar name in many a Singapore shopping mall - and with more than 20 outlets at its peak - home-grown hardware chain Home-Fix will be shutting its last store here by the end of the week...

Apple chief Tim Cook, in Singapore, urges kids to learn coding

If children can learn only one language other than their native one, it should be coding because "coding is a global language", said Apple chief executive Tim Cook.

TikTok owner testing music app in bid for next global hit

[HONG KONG] TikTok owner ByteDance Inc is testing a new music app in emerging markets as it tries to pull off another global sensation akin to its viral video-sharing service.

Gojek near to buying mobile payment start-up Moka for $163m

SINGAPORE (BLOOMBERG) - Indonesia's ride-hailing giant Gojek is close to acquiring a mobile point-of-sale start-up called Moka for at least US$120 million (S$163 million), as it aims to become a...

JustCo boosts regional presence with new Singapore, Seoul co-working spaces

CO-WORKING space operator JustCo on Wednesday said it is expanding its Asia-Pacific network to 40 centres with the addition of two new spaces - one in Singapore and another in Seoul.

Private-sector economists tighten Singapore's 2020 growth forecast to 1.5-1.9%

PRIVATE-SECTOR economists have bumped up the forecast for Singapore’s 2019 growth by a hair’s breadth, even as they tempered hopes of a bright new year, a poll showed on Wednesday.

Carsome raises US$50m Series C funds, profitability claim unclear

MALAYSIAN used car trading platform Carsome has raised US$50 million in Series C funds from new investors that include MUFG Innovation Partners, the corporate venture capital arm of Japan's...

Next big wave of technology unicorn listings could be in India

[SINGAPORE] India's stock markets are set for a wave of unicorn listings, according to technology venture capitalist and former Infosys Ltd official Mohandas Pai.

 

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