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Crowdo gets full securities crowdfunding licence

HOMEGROWN startups are making a name for themselves. On Monday, crowdfunding platform Crowdo reported that it has received the coveted full licence to conduct securities crowdfunding here, while tech...

Singapore to KL in 90 minutes: High-speed rail targets 2026 start date

THE first trains for the planned high-speed rail (HSR) linking Singapore and Kuala Lumpur are expected to be up and running by around 2026, with travellers able to make the 350km journey in just 90...

The growth challenges facing Singapore's SMEs

FOR all of our collaborative technologies, businesses today remain worlds apart when it comes to the topic of growth and how to deal with the challenges that it brings.

The unconscious motivation of entrepreneurs

NOT all dreams have happy endings. It is generally accepted that as many as 90 per cent of startups fail within three years.

Temasek shows way for local firms to support social entrepreneurship

AN online platform based in India connects sports talent in rural areas to professional athletes and coaches worldwide. A mobile app puts patients with depression in Indonesia in contact with...

Stress tests for banks becoming more crucial: Hng Kiang

GIVEN the fragility of global markets in a low-growth, low-rate environment, stress tests on banks will become an increasingly important and integral part of risk management in the financial sector,...

Grab launches JB-SG carpool service

SINGAPORE-BASED ride-sharing app Grab on Monday said it will soon launch GrabHitch JB-SG, a service that lets passengers carpool (share a vehicle with others who are headed in the same direction) to...

Homegrown fintech is first Asian startup to win funding from Wells Fargo

HOMEGROWN fintech startup Jewel Paymentech has won up to US$500,000 in funding from Wells Fargo, making it the first Asian startup to be backed by the American financial services company through its...

Singapore, Myanmar citizens to enjoy visa-free travel from Dec 1

SINGAPORE and Myanmar have agreed to lift visa requirements for each other's citizens from Dec 1 this year.

In the front seat of chairs for gamers

IN LESS than a year, local gaming accessory start-up Secretlab has sold over S$2 million worth of its luxury gaming chairs in Singapore and Malaysia, and it is now looking at repeating that success...

 

Emerging Enterprise award

Closes June 1, 2018