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Reeling in fresh ideas from a family tradition

IN 1976, Ang Junting's father set up the family business, Hai Sia Seafood, in a wet market at Mei Ling Street. Every day, the family's stall would sell bucket loads of fresh seafood such as red...

Luxury watch players subdued under cloud of uncertainty

TWO years after the luxury watch business recovered from a severe slump, it is facing uncertainty again.

MBS' luxury mall rings out 2018 with record revenue of US$179m

THE cash registers rang loud and clear throughout 2018 at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands (MBS), with the luxury mall racking up its highest sales revenue in a calendar year since the integrated...

Share buyback during black-out period 'a mistake': No Signboard

LIM Yong Sim, executive chairman and chief executive officer of No Signboard Holdings, made "an honest mistake" when he instructed the company's broker to buy back shares of the seafood restaurant...

honestbee gets nod to pilot new industrial space concept

HOMEGROWN honestbee is the first startup to receive approvals to incorporate a large-scale retail operation as part of its industrial land's ancillary use - a move that suggests greater...

Singapore-based maritime tech accelerator launched, said to be world's first

SHIP management company Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) and entrepreneur network Techstars announced on Friday the joint launch of a maritime tech startup accelerator to be based in EPS'...

Gojek raises over US$1 billion as ride-hailing giants beef up their portfolios

THE battle of the ride-hailing giants is maturing from pure price war into a multi-layered fight, say industry watchers, following Gojek's latest fundraising of over US$1 billion.

Singapore digital firm InstaReM joins Visa's fintech fast-track programme

SINGAPORE digital cross-border payments firm InstaReM announced on Friday that it is joining Visa’s fintech fast-track programme in Asia Pacific.

Budget 2019 will continue government's strategy for navigating global uncertainty: Indranee

THE Singapore Government will keep its 2019 Budget aimed at helping the economy navigate global uncertainties through innovation, internationalisation and capability building for workers, said...

SeedPlus bets on Neuron Mobility to zoom ahead of e-scooter crowd

IF the spectacular rise and fall of the bike-sharing market has raised uncertainty for e-scooter startups, early-stage venture firm SeedPlus isn’t daunted.

 

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