The Business Times
Startups: Finland's ray of light
Sat, 17 Nov 2018 05:50:00 +0800
WHEN Tanu-Matti Tuominen started Finland's first digital media company called Tietovalta in 1988 in Finland as a university student with friend Jari Tuovinen, armed with a bank loan guaranteed by their fathers, it wasn't easy.
Accounting giant EY acquires Adelphi Digital Consulting Group
Sat, 17 Nov 2018 05:50:00 +0800
ACCOUNTING firm EY has beefed up its digital solutions by acquiring Adelphi Digital Consulting Group, a digital consultancy with practices in Australia and Singapore, for an undisclosed sum.
Noteholders and Fung Retailing extend lifeline to Toys 'R' Us Asia
Sat, 17 Nov 2018 05:50:00 +0800
NOTEHOLDERS of Toys "R" Us Inc have joined hands with Fung Retailing to extend a lifeline to the toy retailer's operations in Asia.
Singapore, US renew collaboration in infrastructure, cyber security
Sat, 17 Nov 2018 05:50:00 +0800
SINGAPORE and the US strengthened their collaboration on infrastructure, the digital economy and cyber security this week, renewing the US-Singapore Collaboration Platform Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and signing a Declaration of Intent (DOI) to collaborate on a Singapore-US Cybersecurity Technical Assistance Programme for Asean member states.
NODX outperforms in October after disappointing in September
Sat, 17 Nov 2018 05:50:00 +0800
NON-OIL domestic exports (NODX) proved to be unpredictable once again, surging 8.3 per cent in October when the market was looking at an expansion of only 1.0 per cent
Productivity growth, industry indicators will show Future Economy Council's progress: Heng
Sat, 17 Nov 2018 05:50:00 +0800
PRODUCTIVITY growth and a number of other industry indicators will help reflect how the Future Economy Council's (FEC) progress measures up, said Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat, who also chairs the council.
Unicorns backing their own VCs? Blame it on liquidity
Sat, 17 Nov 2018 05:50:00 +0800
WHEN unicorns start setting up their own venture-capital funds, you know the tech world is getting frothy.
Govt policies, talent pipelines key to success: poll
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 05:50:00 +0800
GOVERNMENT policies and talent pipelines are key to startup success beyond the US and China, according to a latest PwC survey of more than 1,100 chief executive officers (CEOs) and industry leaders from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec).
Russian sovereign wealth fund courts more Singapore investors
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 05:50:00 +0800
RUSSIA is about to embark on an infrastructure spending programme worth US$100 billion, and the head of the country's dynamic sovereign wealth fund is eager to have more Singapore companies tap some of these lucrative opportunities.
PM Lee confident RCEP deal can be inked in 2019
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 05:50:00 +0800
AS negotiations to create the world's largest free-trade area drag on into the new year and beyond, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he is confident that a deal for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) can be reached in 2019.
SGX: No basis to suspend voluntary delistings amid consultation
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 05:50:00 +0800
WITH the proposal to shift voting power on voluntary delistings to minority shareholders, will some companies try to beat the deadline?
Opportunities for growth abound despite tensions
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 05:50:00 +0800
THE global political and economic landscape of 2018 is one characterised by the protectionist stance of the Trump administration, rising populism and festering US-China trade relations. And the global outlook for 2019 suggests that such signs might not let up just yet.
October new private home sales fall, rebound seen this month on new launches
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 05:50:00 +0800
NEW private home sales slumped month-on-month in October owing to a dearth of new launches, but analysts expect sales to rebound in November, thanks to a slew of major launches.
Placements beat rights as companies take quickest route to funds
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 05:50:00 +0800
WHEN time is of the essence, share placements beat rights issues for companies in need of funds - especially when market volatility is up.
Govt 'can't be hands off about the property cycle'
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 05:50:00 +0800
THE government cannot take a hands-off approach to the property cycle and allow bubbles to develop, said National Development Minister Lawrence Wong as he went into the rationale behind July's cooling measures.
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