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MAS launching US$5b fund for private equity and venture capital investments

THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is launching a US$5 billion fund for private market investments, to be managed by top global private equity and infrastructure fund managers.

Helping ASEAN ride the e-commerce wave

WITH its burgeoning middle class and a new generation of tech-savvy consumers, ASEAN is poised for an e-commerce boom. The regional e-commerce market is expected to balloon to US$88 billion by...

Key to manufacturing success in ASEAN

SINCE the early 1970s, the manufacturing sector has formed the backbone of the Singapore economy. In recent years, it seemed to have lost its shine, but reports now show that it's making a...

More work needed in regulations, industry to grab blockchain opportunities: panel

BLOCKCHAIN is no longer just a hype. There are real opportunities in using the technology for the economy, but regulators need to work with each other and the industry to support its growth, said...

Facebook courting startups and SMEs

FACEBOOK is on a mission to get closer to its South-east Asian customers and help the region's startups and small businesses grow.

Creating a financial sector that's an absolute delight

The vision of a financial sector where a person can get an instant and complete picture of where he stands with regard to cash, tax and other money-related matters was outlined by the Monetary...

E-wallets yet to change payment habits in Singapore: Worldpay report

E-WALLETS or mobile wallets have yet to change payment habits among Singapore consumers, found the 2018 Global Payments Report by payment processing company Worldpay.

Google rolls out new ad solution for small businesses across the Asia-Pacific

GOOGLE announced on Wednesday the roll-out of a solution that makes it easy for owners of small businesses to create effective online advertisements, even though they may be short on budget, tech...

New initiative to help infocomm media start-ups

SINGAPORE - Promising infocomm media start-ups looking for help to grow can now benefit from a new government programme.

Embarking on the IPO journey

Going public is a major business consideration, and the decisions taken on the journey can significantly impact the business.

Standing on the shoulders of giants

E-commerce platforms offer opportunities for SME retailers to catch the e-commerce wave and even help them build capabilities in order to scale up.