investment

WeWork prefers JPMorgan lifeline to rescue by SoftBank

NEW YORK • WeWork's bankers are pitching investors on what would be one of the riskiest junk debt offerings in recent years - potentially giving the co-working start-up giant's top private...

Fintech investments in Singapore cross billion-dollar mark

Financial technology start-ups raised more money in the first nine months of this year than in the whole of last year.

Fintech investments in Singapore jump 69% to $1b in first 9 months of 2019: Report

SINGAPORE - Fintech investments in Singapore for the nine months ended Sept 30 jumped 69 per cent to US$735 million from US$435 million (S$595.4 million) in the same year-ago period, according to...

Investors 'have little choice' but to go to stocks: DBS

SINGAPORE (BLOOMBERG) - Stocks still look particularly attractive in a world of ultra-low bond yields, according to South-east Asia's largest bank DBS Group Holdings.

Ride-hail firms get bulk of South-east Asian Internet funding

Ride-hailing firms have taken home the lion's share of investor money for South-east Asia's Internet economy, amid competition in recent years to become the region's first "super app".

What's good and bad about using robo-advisers?

Robo-advisers, or platforms offering financial advice based on computer algorithms with little or no human intervention, have been in the Singapore market for about three years now, with new ones...

Thai fashion start-up Pomelo raises $72m to add stores in Asia

BANGKOK • Fashion e-commerce start-up Pomelo has raised US$52 million (S$72 million) in fresh funding from a group of investors, including top Thai retailer Central Group and Skype co-founders,...

Amazon in talks for stake in Indonesia's ride-hailing start-up Gojek: Source

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Amazon.com Inc is in early talks with Gojek Group to buy a stake in the Indonesian ride-hailing startup, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday (Aug 28...

Singapore attracts more investments despite economic slowdown

Strong economic headwinds and the US-China trade tensions have not stopped Singapore from attracting an unexpectedly large amount of investment commitments.

HR start-up StaffAny founded by NUS grads raises $1m in seed funding

SINGAPORE - Home-grown human resource (HR) start-up StaffAny has raised a $1 million seed round led by technology investment company FreakOut Holdings and angel investors.