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SoftBank will have 'last laugh' with WeWork deal: analyst

[TOKYO] SoftBank Group Corp's massive investment in WeWork triggered a multibillion-dollar writedown and a rare apology from founder Masayoshi Son. But one analyst argues the deal is likely to...

Labour group accuses Google of sacking workers to deter unionism

[SAN FRANCISCO] The Communications Workers of America union filed a federal labour charge against Alphabet Inc's Google on Thursday, accusing the company of unlawfully firing four employees to...

Major US, global cities slowing amid worldwide slump: report

[WASHINGTON] The blockbuster growth in the world's major cities in recent years will slow sharply in 2020 and 2021 as the global trade slowdown takes its toll, according to new research.

Enterprise Singapore launches second run of Scale-up SG

ENTERPRISE Singapore (ESG) on Thursday launched the second run of Scale-up SG, bringing 18 new local enterprises on board the accelerated growth programme.

Grab aims to drive Asean e-wallet adoption with latest card launch

GRAB is turning up the heat in the payments competition, launching GrabPay Card to tie in its ambition to drive an Asean wallet for borderless payments by the rising middle class.

Digital transformation pivotal to future of Singapore SMEs

HEADING into 2020, digital transformation will continue to be a strong theme for Singapore small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), driven by government support and a push for increased...

South-east Asia's economic growth 'to stay at 4.5% next year'

SOUTH-EAST Asia's gross domestic product (GDP) growth will likely remain at 4.5 per cent in 2020, amid high risks of a re-escalation in trade tensions between the US and China, British advisory...

HK's Raffles Family Office opens in Singapore

HONG KONG multifamily office Raffles Family Office has launched in Singapore with the intention of investing in startups, incubating other family offices and leveraging strategic partnerships to...

Singapore Airshow 2020 to be fully solar-powered

THE Singapore Airshow 2020 will be fully solar-powered for the first time in its 12-year history, as sustainability becomes a key area of focus for the biennial event next February.

Centre supporting heartland businesses to expand reach

The move to revitalise the heartland retail scene is well under way, with ambitious plans by Heartland Enterprise Centre Singapore (HECS) to upgrade businesses and workers next year.

 

Emerging Enterprise award

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