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Figures show how S’pore fell victim to its own success – yet, its worst killer is not COVID-19

The glamorous Asian city-state is typically making global headlines for all the best reasons — wealth, safety, low crime, no corruption, best business environment, world-class infrastructure, excellent healthcare and education or the world’s best harbour and airport. For a long time, it has also been the world’s darling for its successful strategy of keeping Covid-19 at bay, with...

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Temasek sets up S$4.5B subsidiary to support “high potential” bizs seeking to expand overseas

Temasek announced today (October 27) the establishment of a wholly-owned subsidiary called 65 Equity Partners. Headquartered in Singapore, it focuses on equity and structured equity investments, starting with Singapore, and buildings its presence across Southeast Asia, Europe, and the United States. 65 Equity Partners will have funds under management of S$4.5 billion, and will principally invest in established...

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Razer officially opens S$100M SEA HQ at one-north – to expand S’pore staff strength to 1,000

Razer celebrated yesterday (October 26) the grand opening of its new Southeast Asia (SEA) headquarters, worth S$100 million, at one-north. The seven-storey building features an iconic black façade with acid green lines streaking across the building – a tribute to the brand’s instantly recognisable aesthetic. Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan (left) and DPM Heng Swee Keat (right) / Image...

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Why profitable 6Y/O Poladrone decided now’s the time for funding & bagged RM18M

Malaysian agritech drone solutions provider, Poladrone, announced today that it raised US$4.29 million (RM18 million) in a seed funding round. Led by Wavemaker Partners, other investors included the Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (MTDC), ZB Capital Limited, and some angel investors. Founded by Cheong Jin Xi (JX) in 2016, Poladrone leveraged the lack of players in the agricultural sector...

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These lawyers have spent 10 years selling a lesser-known British snack in M’sia—Welsh cakes

IG businesses coming up with trendy and picturesque desserts are plentiful, and its upturn within the past year can be attributed to the pandemic. While many have joined tried and tested spaces like the cookie mania, some are taking less conventional routes to introduce a new and less familiar product altogether. Welsh cakes would fit into the latter...

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This ex-NTU professor is now a billionaire in S’pore thanks to this wear-resistant film tech

He was a professor at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Now, Dr Shi Xu is a billionaire. His company, Nanofilm Technologies International, is a maker of wear-resistant carbon coating used in products such as auto parts, optical lenses, and smartphones. That’s after the university lab-created tech solution became commercially successful. He also recently made it on Forbes Singapore’s 50...

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High-Speed Rail to Singapore back on the table? UMNO leader demands visionary planning

Disclaimer: The following opinion piece represents author’s personal views. As the new Malaysian government is reconsidering running the ill-fated high-speed rail (HSR) line from Kuala Lumpur (KL) with a terminus in Johor, Mohamed Khaled, UMNO VP and former menteri besar of Johor, has taken another opportunity to lambaste the lack of courage of the federal authorities for not...

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How S’pore’s 1st Japanese skincare D2C e-commerce platform saw 200% sales growth in a year

In Singapore, the Direct-to-Consumers (D2C) concept has been widely accepted by many consumers.  This burgeoning trend is what enabled e-commerce store Japan Premium to witness a 200 per cent sales growth within the past year.  Founded by Yoshi Kashima, Japan Premium is a D2C concept premium goods store that offers exclusive products at affordable prices to enrich customers’...

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