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How to reduce decision biases

INDIVIDUALS tend to make biased decisions. For instance, heuristics guide our judgements to help us cope with human limitations in cognition and complex circumstances. Unfortunately, heuristics...

Mergers and acquisitions up in 2019 but deal sizes are shrinking

MERGER and acquisition (M&A) activity picked up at a fierce pace in 2019 as Reits raced to merge while a bumper crop of small and mid-cap firms got swept into the privatisation wave.

Citi, Lazada roll out millennial-focused credit card in Singapore

AS THE purchasing power of tech-savvy millennials continues to climb, Citi and regional e-commerce platform Lazada are targeting to serve over 50 per cent of young professionals in Singapore with...

New trade group of startup investors who don't focus on flipping

[NEW YORK] Attracting venture capital (VC) has rarely been easier for well-connected tech guys in hoodies, but it's still a long shot for everyone else.

Singapore set to become world's first sustainable palm oil nation

[KUALA LUMPUR] Singapore could become the world's first country to only use sustainable palm oil as part of a green push to tackle forest fires and air pollution blighting South-east Asia.

IT vendor for schools Learnaholic and startup honestbee among 5 firms fined S$94,000 by PDPC

FIVE companies, including an IT vendor for schools and embattled startup honestbee, were fined a total of S$94,000 for breaching data privacy laws, the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC)...

Digital media startup Collab Asia raises US$7.5m in Series B funding

COLLAB Asia, a digital media company and social media influencer network, has raised US$7.5 million in Series B funding in a round led by Korea's Gorilla Private Equity.

Alibaba's Jack Ma and Softbank's Masayoshi Son see people at the heart in age of AI

TOKYO - People will be at the heart of the digital age of artificial intelligence, two of Asia's top tech titans and investors said on Friday (December 6), as they urged a fundamental shift in how...

Swiss fintech incubator F10 sets up office in Singapore

ZURICH-BASED incubator and accelerator F10 has expanded to Singapore, and will kick off its six-month programme in the city-state next May.

Polar Water unveils latest product in recyclable cartons in green push

POLAR Water Distributor, a Singapore-based food service distribution company, has gone for fully recyclable packaging over plastic bottles for its new drink in its drive to go green.

 

Emerging Enterprise award

Closes June 1, 2019