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SMEs should focus on transformation, building stronger capabilities: Chee

ADVANCED estimates released last week pegged Singapore's GDP growth at 0.7 per cent for 2019, a result of the slowdown in the global economy. But as the US and China move towards alleviating trade...

Asean growth “should improve” in 2020: HSBC

Asean should see further growth in 2020, thanks to a surge in public infrastructure spending and a relatively stable private consumption, though enacting key reforms this year is critical to boosting...

Asean property stocks will continue to outperform in 2020: Morgan Stanley

The Asean property market is still attractive in 2020, as stocks will continue to outperform on healthy property fundamentals amid a constructive macro outlook, said Morgan Stanley in its report...

Consulting matchmaker VisasQ opens Singapore office

JAPANESE consulting matchmaker VisasQ has opened its first international office in Singapore, it said on Friday.

Online sales grew in November, but Singapore retail still in negative zone with 4% decline

RETAIL sales fell year on year for the 10th month in November, weighed down by big-ticket items like cars and furniture, according to Department of Statistics (SingStat) data out on Friday.

Singapore retail sales down for 10th month in November with 4% drop

SINGAPORE - Retail sales slid for the tenth consecutive month in November, weighed down again by falling vehicle sales, according to figures out on Friday (Jan 10) by the Department of Statistics...

UOB's private equity arm co-leads $42m investment in Thai fintech

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - UOB Venture Management, the private equity unit of UOB, has co-led a US$31.2 million (S$42.2 million) Series A funding round for Bangkok-based fintech start-up...

Public tech displaces private unicorns as market stars

[ATLANTA] For the past few years, investors have warned of a bubble in privately held tech companies: Valuations simply couldn't be justified based on comparisons with their publicly traded...

Uniqlo sees worst overseas sales drop in decade on Asia political strife

TOKYO (BLOOMBERG) - Political flare-ups in Asia are putting the brakes on Fast Retailing's overseas momentum, as the Uniqlo operator reported the worst quarterly revenue decline in a decade for...

World's largest fund manager BlackRock joins $55 trillion climate-change investing pact

LONDON (BLOOMBERG) - BlackRock added its considerable heft to a group of investors that's pressing the world biggest emitters of greenhouse gases to change their ways.

 

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