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HEALTH and social problems in remote places in Asia often have critical needs for investment capital, yet money doesn't reach them. But things are changing in this part of the world, with the exponential growth of what's known as innovative financing and impact investing for development.

Brunch this Saturday in The Business Times Weekend looks at what private capital funds, humanitarian organisations and banks are doing - finding new ways to finance development needs.

Sending a Singaporean to space sounds like a pipe dream, but for the past five years, scientist Lim Seng has been working to turn this into reality. In The Raffles Conversation, he shares why.

Back down on earth, in our Investing & Wealth section, CFA Singapore Insights reaches into psychology, exploring the influence of intuition, expertise, bias, and noise on our decision making.

Is your company headed down the IPO route? In Question Time this week, executive mentor John Bittleston explains what you need to look out for if you're going - or planning on going - public.

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Disrupted discovers Ondot, a startup that consumers have probably never heard of, that gives them full control of their credit and debit cards on their mobile. In The Finish Line, we hear from the Singapore Sports Hub's chief commercial officer Adam Firth, on his strategy for the venue.

And rounding off your weekend read, our Offbeat columnist slides into the surprising history of... PowerPoint.

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