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Online furniture shop BedandBasics is thriving amid Covid-19 pandemic

Sales tripled in November from a year ago - and it is not alone in its growth.

Luxe skincare labels drawn to Singapore market

After a decade of research and development, home-grown skincare label Heure was not going to let a pandemic get in the way of its launch.

Sea can pass on S-E Asian deal frenzy

MERGER and acquisition talks are swirling around South-east Asia's hot technology companies, Tokopedia, Grab and Gojek.

Retail goes live(stream)

"We were actually very surprised that we were able to generate any sales at all through livestreaming, as we felt that with cars being such a big-ticket item, people might not be so receptive...

Tokopedia neatly channels Indonesia's potential

[HONG KONG] Tokopedia is in demand. The company last valued at about US$7.5 billion is the number two online shopping site in Indonesia behind US$100 billion Singapore-based rival Sea. But the...

Retail sector to see slow, steady growth in 2021

INCREMENTAL growth is on the cards for the retail sector in 2021, as Singapore cautiously reopens its borders to stimulate the economy while containing the risks of a Covid-19 resurgence.

Digital payments and e-commerce booming in South and South-east Asia

INDIA, Indonesia and Singapore are expected to lead the pack both in the absolute value of digital payments and the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) between 2020 and 2024, according to Deloitte...

GIC, Kennedy Wilson ink US$1b joint venture for urban logistics properties in UK

SINGAPORE'S sovereign wealth fund GIC and New York-listed real estate investment firm Kennedy Wilson have entered into a joint venture (JV) to acquire and manage urban logistics properties in the...

GIC, Kennedy Wilson ink US$1b urban-logistics joint venture

SINGAPORE'S sovereign wealth fund GIC and New York-listed real estate investment firm Kennedy Wilson have entered into a joint venture (JV) to acquire and manage urban logistics properties in the...

E-commerce marketing startup Epsilo raises US$2m led by Sequoia Capital India's Surge

EPSILO, an e-commerce marketing stack based in Singapore and Vietnam, has raised US$2 million in funding led by Sequoia Capital India's Surge. The company is part of the fourth cohort of Surge, a...

Alibaba's logistics arm launches 500m yuan global tender

THE logistics arm of Alibaba Group Holdings, Cainiao Smart Logistics Network, has launched its 2021 open tender for logistics services to strengthen its global logistics network.