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Lai Shanru of ShopBack, on turning an idea into reality

Block 71 may not have the same global cachet as say, Area 51 or even Taipei 101, but this non-descript building in Ayer Rajah Crescent lies at the centre of Singapore's burgeoning start-up scene...

World Class Global higher and active in Catalist debut

WORLD Class Global (WCG), a real estate developer whose counter debuted on Catalist on Thursday, was the most active stock on the Singapore Exchange (SGX) on Thursday morning, over five million...

LEAP gives SMEs quick access to KL capital market

RATHER than relying almost solely on bank financing, small and medium-sized enterprises will now be able to raise funds and increase their visibility in the capital market through a new arena that...

Ornamental fish retailers aim to cast net farther

Singapore's ornamental fish trade seems to have hit a dry patch after its heyday a decade or two ago. Amid a tightening export market, local players are looking to get more beginners to pick up...

Singapore still top in Asia on Global Innovation Index

Mr Winston Nesfield at Strategy& suggested that, given Singapore's market size limitations, it must choose "high-value innovation areas" including intelligent automation and artificial...

Singapore ranks 7th on Global Innovation Index, down one place from last year

SINGAPORE - Singapore retained its pole position for innovation among South-east Asian nations in the annual Global Innovation Index, but fell one ranking to seventh position globally.

UK to step up support for start-ups, infrastructure ahead of EU exit

[LONDON] The British government will step up the level of financial support it provides to everything from small start-ups to major infrastructure projects in a bid to help the economy as the country...

Canadian AI firm raises US$102m in funding, to open SEA hub in Singapore

ARTIFICIAL intelligence (AI) company Element AI said on Thursday that it has raised US$102 million in Series A funding, believed to be the largest amount for an AI company to-date.

RTO talk lifts LifeBrandz, prompting query

SHARES in LifeBrandz Limited were heavily traded on Wednesday on rumours of a potential reverse takeover. But the lifestyle and entertainment company, in an after-market response to a Singapore...

Kimly buys coffee shop and industrial canteen

SINGAPORE'S largest traditional coffee shop operator Kimly Limited has gone on an acquisition spree in a bid to expand its kopitiam empire further.

 

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