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SMEs' next big investment push: transformative technology

INVESTMENT in technology is reaching a key milestone, according to a new EY report which found that small and medium enterprises across South-east Asia (SEA) expect to make investments in...

Investor pressure drives regional venture funds to sustainability deals

SOUTH-EAST Asia's venture capital (VC) firms are increasingly burnishing their sustainability credentials to meet heightened demand from their investors.

Deadline for Hyflux-Utico deal extended

United Arab Emirates utility Utico FZC has extended a deadline for entering into a binding agreement with debt-ridden water treatment firm Hyflux to June 27, according to a Singapore Exchange...

Will revelation foil Pangolin's bid to block delisting?

TWO weeks before an anticipated showdown that will determine if Challenger Technologies will stay on as a listed company, the party making the exit offer has played what it hopes is its trump card...

What Singapore businesses need to get ahead in the AI race

IT'S no secret that artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to transform the way we live, work and play. In fact, it's already happening all around us in Singapore, from chatbots being...

Mercurius to buy 50% stake in Thai property developer

MERCURIUS Capital Investment is looking to buy a 50 per cent stake in a Thai private property developer, Grand Bay Hotel, for more than 335 million baht (S$14.69 million) from Thailand-listed real...

Levelling the field for women entrepreneurs

IT IS without a doubt that women are essential to the economy. Fostering female entrepreneurship and empowering women to join the workforce has many positive outcomes, ranging from boosting income...

SMEs in Singapore need to move beyond clicks and mortar

WITH a range of government grants on offer, more Singapore SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) are taking their businesses online and as a result, the customer journey is increasingly...

Electronics exports hit 10-year low, heralding further pain ahead

SINGAPORE'S electronics exports in May posted their sharpest contraction since 2009, dragged down by the US-China trade conflict, the fading of the semiconductor cycle and weakening external...

Physical stores tap tech for better shopping experience

Shoppers who dread waiting in line for a changing room or having to trawl through racks of clothes in a crowded store in Singapore to find what they want can take heart.

 

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