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'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).

Homegrown nuts company aims to grow Asean markets

LIKE its icon, the camel - which symbolises strength, endurance and resilience - Seng Hua Hng Foodstuff Pte Ltd, has defied all odds since modest beginnings in 1974 to emerge a first-time winner...

Vodafone tests new network tech in UK, challenging 'Big 3' suppliers

VODAFONE is testing innovative open access radio technology in Britain - a first for Europe - in a move that could break the grip Huawei, Ericsson and Nokia hold on the telco equipment market.

Why going digital-only is not a win-win solution

DIGITAL transformation has hit countries around the globe. The Lion City is one of the world's top hotbeds for technology and innovation today. In fact, Singapore accounted for a quarter of the...

The rise of SMEs

THE importance of SMEs to the business world cannot be over-emphasised. Four of Asia's Leading SMEs have underscored the point at the ACES Awards.

Ex-Snapcart chief eyes seed round in 2020 for new venture Shoplinks

TERESA Condicion may have stepped down as chief executive of the Indonesian consumer analytics startup Snapcart, but she is not hanging up her entrepreneurial coat or fund-raising hat.

Tat Hong's towering ambitions

WHETHER he's landed in Shanghai, Bangkok, or Sydney, it is no longer unusual for Roland Ng to be greeted by the familiar green of a Tat Hong crane towering by expressways as he makes his way from...

Hmlet ties up with property developer to expand into Japan

SINGAPORE-BASED Hmlet has expanded its presence to Japan through a joint venture partnership with investor Mitsubishi Estate Co (MEC).

 

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