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Jack Ma again endorses extreme overtime as furore rages on

[HONG KONG] Billionaire Jack Ma again encouraged tech workers to embrace the industry's extreme-overtime culture, defying a growing social media backlash.

WhiteCoat clinches AIA group healthcare deal

DIGITAL healthcare start-up WhiteCoat has inked a partnership with AIA to become the insurer's exclusive telehealth provider for its corporate client base of 1.2 million employees and their...

Don Don Donki not fazed by tight labour, pricey rentals here

STIFF labour conditions and pricey property rents may be the bane of retailers in Singapore, but Don Don Donki is not letting such troubles get in the way of its rapid expansion.

Coffee price crisis means hipsters could lose their specialty blends

THE dramatic plunge in coffee prices has become so bad that it's threatening to claim its next victim: the specialty blends used by fancy coffee shops and discerning home brewers.

Empowering young designers to design for good

TRANSFORMING war-torn spaces in Syria into children's playgrounds and making education and culture accessible to kids in remote mountainous regions in Vietnam - these are two of the award-winning...

How Grab can outwit the incumbents

VERTEX Ventures' Chua Kee Lock may try to tell startups at a pitch that it is no big deal.

Mobike's backpedal, and a lesson on ambition

WHEN Qiming Ventures invested in Mobike, it saw a disruptive force tackling the issue of getting around dense cities in the world's most populous country, observed Helen Wong, the partner who was...

More VCs pour into Asean, but await elusive exits

VENTURE funds are pouring into the region at an unprecedented rate as big venture capital (VC) names from China and India jostle to tap on growth in South-east Asia.

Bike-sharing firms seek ways to stay afloat

Each morning, Ms He Xiaoyuan rides a shared electric scooter to the train station, hops on the train for three stops, before riding a shared bicycle to her workplace.

Continuous learning pays off for La Putri CEO

Former lawyer Goh Shuet Li believes in continuous learning, which is a useful skill given how she has successfully switched from one career to another.

 

Emerging Enterprise award

Closes June 1, 2018