Razer invests in Malaysian e-payments platform MOL

RAZER - a Singaporean-founded gaming hardware company said to be valued at nearly US$2 billion - has acquired a minority stake in Malaysia's e-payments platform MOL Global, and appointed the latter as a master distributor of its virtual currency, zGold, in the Asia-Pacific...

CoAssets, Crowdo get crowdfunding licences in Singapore, Indonesia

TWO homegrown crowdfunding sites have received approvals to operate various types of crowdfunding in South-east Asia.

CoAssets gets licence to run crowdfunding in Singapore

HOMEGROWN crowdfunding company CoAssets said on Tuesday that it has received the Capital Markets Services (CMS) licence from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to run crowdfunding in Singapore.
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World Class Global higher and active in Catalist debut

WORLD Class Global (WCG), a real estate developer whose counter debuted on Catalist on Thursday, was the most active stock on the Singapore Exchange (SGX) on Thursday morning, over five million shares having changed hands just after market opening.

Ascott secures first 3 properties under co-living brand lyf

CAPITALAND's serviced residence unit, The Ascott, said on Thursday it has secured contracts to manage its first three properties under lyf, its latest brand and co-living concept...

Ascendas-Singbridge partners Firstspace to target India's industrial, logistics sector

ASCENDAS-SINGBRIDGE Group said on Thursday it is partnering Indian industrial real estate specialist Firstspace Realty to build logistics and industrial facilities in major warehousing and manufacturing hubs across India.

Accenture to achieve gender-balanced workforce by 2025

ACCENTURE on Thursday announced that it will achieve a gender-balanced workforce - comprising 50 per cent women and 50 per cent men - by 2025.

Canadian AI firm raises US$102m in funding, to open SEA hub in Singapore

ARTIFICIAL intelligence (AI) company Element AI said on Thursday that it has raised US$102 million in Series A funding, believed to be the largest amount for an AI company to-date.

Proceeds raised by Singapore bond offerings down 41.7% in Q2 '17

PRIMARY bond offerings from Singapore-domiciled issuers raised US$4.5 billion in proceeds in the second quarter of 2017, down 41.7 per cent from a year ago.

Hot stock: WCG opens higher; most active stock in debut on SGX on Thursday

WORLD Class Global (WCG), a real estate company that does property development and investment in Australia and Malaysia, was the most active stock on the Singapore Exchange (SGX) on Thursday morning.

Ascott secures first 3 properties under co-living brand lyf

CAPITALAND's serviced residence unit, The Ascott, said on Thursday it has secured contracts to manage its first three properties under lyf, its latest brand and co-living concept...

Singapore shares open 0.13% down on Thursday

SINGAPORE shares opened flat on Thursday, as Wall Street ended mixed overnight: Dow edged to a fresh record, while both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq finished lower.

mm2 Asia plans placement of 87.7m new shares at S$0.57 apiece

SINGAPORE-LISTED entertainment company mm2 Asia on Thursday announced a proposed placement of 87.7 million new shares at S$0.57 apiece.

Q&M sets up new unit to grow dental business in M'sia

MAINBOARD-LISTED Q & M Dental Group said on Thursday it has incorporated Q & M Dental Holdings (Malaysia), a new subsidiary in Singapore that will act as a holding company for the company's businesses in Malaysia...
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Why is there a lack of research coverage for 'disruptive' companies?

SINGAPORE Exchange (SGX) has, in the last two years, been aggressively wooing the technology sector, enticing tech startups to list on the exchange, and educating investors on new-economy businesses through workshops. But it may have its work cut out for it - no thanks to a prevailing absence of...

IPS Securex wins S$10.4m contract

CATALIST-listed security firm IPS Securex Holdings said on Tuesday that its unit IPS Securex (IPS) has won a S$10.4 million maintenance contract with a government agency in South-east Asia.

Boustead unit Esri Singapore launches startup programme

MAINBOARD-LISTED engineering company Boustead Singapore said on Tuesday that its geo-spatial unit Esri Singapore has launched a startup programme aimed at helping emerging businesses develop sustainable Smart Nation solutions.

Global CEOs mostly confident about economic prospects: KPMG report

CHIEF executive officers (CEOs) around the world are still broadly confident about global economic prospects, despite an increasingly uncertain geopolitical environment, according to a report by KPMG International.

Singapore's unemployment rates up in Q1 2017 for most age, education groups

SINGAPORE'S resident unemployment rates for most age and education groups were higher in the first quarter of this year compared to a year ago, according to figures released by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on Tuesday...

Singapore shares open 0.16% higher on Tuesday

SINGAPORE shares opened flat on Tuesday as Wall Street stocks retreated overnight, with tech giants Apple, Amazon and Netflix falling sharply.

IPS Securex wins S$10.4m security maintenance contract

CATALIST-LISTED security firm IPS Securex Holdings said on Tuesday that its unit IPS Securex (IPS) has won a S$10.4 million maintenance contract with a government agency in South-east Asia.

SIA: 10 weekly Paris flights during Northern Winter

SINGAPORE Airlines (SIA) will be increasing its flight frequency to Paris to 10 per week from seven during the Northern Winter operating season from Oct 29, 2017, to March 24 next year.

Pioneers to get S$180m in Medisave top-ups this year

ABOUT S$180 million in Medisave top-ups will be disbursed to Singaporeans aged 68 and above in 2017, the Ministry of Finance said on Monday.

Singapore bus maker SC Auto to set up S$30m facility in Myanmar

HOMEGROWN bus manufacturer SC Auto is setting up a S$30 million facility in Yangon, Myanmar - its first foray overseas after focusing on operations here for over 20 years.