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Singapore IPO value jumps four times to US$2.2b in 2019

SINGAPORE'S initial public offering (IPO) market was up four times in funds this year, boosted by four real estate investment trusts (Reits) - Prime, Lendlease, Eagle Hospitality, and ARA...

Jack Ma's Ant Financial may join race for Singapore digital bank licences

BILLIONAIRE Jack Ma's Ant Financial Services Group said it may apply for a virtual banking licence in Singapore, a move that would add a heavyweight contender to the race. "We are actively looking...

Singapore touted as capital markets model for developing nations

SINGAPORE is turning out to be a model of capital-market development for some countries in the Middle East and Africa, according to Michael Piwowar, former commissioner at the US Securities and...

Singapore SMEs more targeted in acquisitions but less keen on new economy businesses

Small and medium-sized enterprises are increasingly targeted in their acquisition strategies but they continue to trail their larger counterparts when it comes to investing in startups to leverage...

Diverse and huge India market a big draw for Singapore startups

INSTEAD of selling solar-powered lights and chargers to recreational hikers, Third Wave Power decided to change tack in 2017, targeting the electricity-hungry rural population of India.

S-E Asia a 'goldmine of untapped opportunity': Grab co-founder

EVEN though South-east Asia remains underserved, solutions that are "copy and paste" from developed markets would not work well here, ride-hailing giant Grab's co-founder Tan Hooi Ling said.

Singapore joins the war on sugar with ad ban

[NEW YORK] Add Singapore to the list of headaches for sugar producers.

Singapore startups get access to India tech ecosystem with Global Innovation Alliance

SINGAPORE'S technology startups can now get access to India's growing innovation ecosystem through the Global Innovation Alliance (GIA) network, which has expanded into Bangalore.

Family office advisers report rising interest from clients in quitting Hong Kong

SERVICE providers to some of Asia's wealthiest families say they are fielding a rising number of calls about shifting away from Hong Kong, with some already moving money to Singapore-based banks...

Medtech offers booster shot for Singapore's biomed

IT'S been a tough year for the manufacturing sector, but the medical technology sub-sector has had a standout performance so far and is expected to continue to do well on the back of growing...

Digitalising built-environment sector 'can attract the young to it'

DIGITALISING the built-environment sector will change the nature of work there, and make careers in the industry more attractive to young people, the chief executive of the Building and...