APREA looking to expand membership

THE Asia Pacific Real Estate Association (APREA) aims to expand membership in the fast-growing markets of China, India and emerging South-east Asia, said Sigrid Zialcita, chief executive officer of APREA.

CPD framework reviewed to benefit property agents

THE Continuing Professional Development (CPD) framework for real estate agents has been reviewed to include a more structured approach for agents to deepen technical knowledge and skill sets.

Newly minted fintech unicorn Airwallex raises US$100m in Series C round

AIRWALLEX, a global payments fintech startup, has raised US$100 million in Series C funding, bringing total capital raised to date to over US$200 million.

KPMG and A*Star unit launch cyber threat hunter

KPMG in Singapore and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research's (A*Star) Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R) unveiled their first jointly developed cyber threat hunting tool, at their launch party on Monday....

Qatar unveils enhanced Economy Class, 7 new destinations

QATAR Airways has unveiled the latest additions to its economy class as well as seven new destinations to its global route network.

Nominations open for 18th EY Entrepreneur Of The Year awards

NOMINATIONS are open between now and April 30 for the 18th EY Entrepreneur of the Year (EOY) awards in Singapore.

Hyphens inks MOU with A*Star's A*ccelerate

SGX Catalist-listed Hyphens Pharma International Limited signed a Memorendum of Understanding (MOU) with A*Star's commercial arm A*ccelerate, previously known as Exploit Technologies, at the opening ceremony of its corporate headquarters and integrated facility in Singapore on Wednesday....

Tookitaki raises US$7.5m in Series A funding

TOOKITAKI, a Singapore-based regulatory technology company that aims to create sustainable compliance programs for the financial services industry, has raised US$7.5 million in a Series A funding round led by London-based Illuminate Financial, an early-stage enterprise financial technology...

BT EXCLUSIVE

Gojek on track to launch integrated suite of benefits for its drivers

GOJEK is recruiting drivers for an innovation group, the latest in a series of recent initiatives that puts the Indonesian ride-hailing firm on track for an integrated suite of driver-support services to compete against rival Grab's Better 365 campaign....

BT's Angela Tan wins Excellence in Journalism award

A READER of The Business Times (BT), writing on behalf of over 100 retail investors, once thanked senior correspondent Angela Tan for speaking up for minority shareholders.

Siemens collaborates with industry partners to develop building technology

GERMAN giant Siemens has been working closely with industry players in Singapore to explore innovative solutions for smart city growth.

Global Switch launches Singapore Woodlands data centre

LEADING operator and developer of carrier neutral data centres, Global Switch, launched its Singapore Woodlands data centre at a ceremony held yesterday.

Tan Wu Meng outlines transformation plans

AN underlying theme of this year's Budget is how companies in Singapore should adapt and stay alive to transformation, said Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Trade and Industry Tan Wu Meng at a seminar on Wednesday....

Online direct debit payments firm Curlec completes seed funding round led by Captii Ventures

ONLINE direct debit payments company Curlec has completed its seed funding round led by Captii Ventures. The Malaysia-based venture capital-backed fintech company did not disclose the amount raised.

Healthcare startup Halodoc raises US$65m in series B funding

HALODOC, an Indonesia-based digital healthcare platform, has raised US$65 million in a series B funding, led by new investor UOB Venture Management.

ARA Asset Management to acquire Seoul Square

ARA Asset Management has agreed to acquire an office building called Seoul Square in South Korea, the company announced on Thursday.

Tekka Place on track for soft opening by year's end

TEKKA Place, a new hospitality and retail integrated development at the Rochor Road-Serangoon Road gateway into Little India, is on track for a soft opening by the end of this year.

STARTUPS

Chope partners with MeiTuan Dianping to target China tourists

CHINESE tourists can now enjoy more convenient and localised travel-dining services following a regional integrated partnership between Asia's leading dining platform, Chope, and China-based lifestyle service giant Meituan-Dianping....

OrangeTee transforming into 'TechProp' company

MANY people have heard of proptech (property technology) these days, but real estate agency Orange Tee & Tie has a vision to become the first "TechProp" company in Singapore, and potentially the region at some point....

Cleantech startup SensorFlow raises US$2.7m in series A round led by Pierre Lorinet

SINGAPORE-BASED cleantech firm SensorFlow has raised US$2.7 million in series A funding led by private investor Pierre Lorinet, taking its total funds raised to date to US$3.5 million.

Silverpush raises US$5m in series B funding led by FreakOut

INDIA-based marketing technology platform SilverPush has raised US$5 million in a series B funding round led by FreakOut Holdings, a technology investment company.

STARTUPS

See-Mode raises US$1 million to improve stroke detection technology

MEDTECH startup, See-Mode, has raised US$1 million in seed financing, led by Singapore-based Cocoon Capital.

Knight Frank appoints Nicholas Keong as new head of international residential marketing

NICHOLAS Keong has been appointed Knight Frank Singapore's head of residential (international project marketing) with effect from March 1....

Singapore most ready in Asia, second globally, to adopt driverless cars: KPMG

SINGAPORE is second in the world and first in Asia in its readiness to adopt autonomous vehicles on the strength of its government, infrastructure and consumer acceptance, according to a report by KPMG International.