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Habitat banks on premium items for store revamp

Troubled retail start-up Honestbee is looking to reverse its fortunes as it embarks on a restructuring process.

Honestbee still has potential: Key investor

Honestbee is still churning through the cash as it moves to restructure the business following the four-month debt moratorium it was granted last month.

Making learning fun, mobile and effective

When it comes to teaching working professionals, companies and employees alike know that traditional classroom-based learning and computer-...

SoftBank's damage from Uber, WeWork could exceed US$5b

[TOKYO] Masayoshi Son's startups have had a rough few months, from a botched initial public offering by WeWork to a sharp decline in shares of Uber Technologies Inc. Now analysts are beginning to...

10 business leaders recognised as Entrepreneur of the Year

From training aspiring pilots to lending money, 10 local entrepreneurs received the Entrepreneur of the Year Award (EYA) 2019 on Tuesday.

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Lack of talent is biggest gap in South-east Asia tech space: EDB executive

THE biggest gap in South-east Asia’s startup scene lies in talent, said a top executive at Singapore’s Economic Development Board (EDB). Even as opportunities abound, the region lacks senior...

Ex-Nasa, GIC tech heavyweights join Gojek and fintech startup TranSwap

RIDE-HAILING giant Gojek and fintech startup TranSwap have both named tech industry veterans to C-level roles based in Singapore, the companies announced separately on Tuesday.

'Jim' the chatbot helps DBS hire wealth managers

[SINGAPORE] Singapore's largest bank is getting help from a chatbot named Jim in its drive to select good candidates for its fast-growing business advising customers on managing their wealth.

Former bodyguard is now towkay of his own security firm

SIMON Ng spent most of his life being a security officer, and has now built a company training people in the security field - and doing it quite successfully, too.

PropertyGuru lodges IPO prospectus to raise up to A$380m on ASX

SOUTH-EAST Asian real estate portal PropertyGuru, which counts buyout firms TPG Capital and KKR among its backers, is seeking to list on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).

 

Emerging Enterprise award

Closes June 1, 2019