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Turning to niche field for growth

Starting with a single desk in borrowed office space and just one telephone line, Aik Soon Hardware has grown from being a general hardware dealer to become a specialist distributor of marine and...

Challenges SMEs face in their digital transformation journey

IN 2018, digitalisation became a popular buzzword in Singapore. Adopting e-payment systems, going paperless and using digital software to improve productivity in the workplace and increase...

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...

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...

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...

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.

 

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