Singapore IPO activity disappoints in 1H17

Eight IPOs launched in the said period raised only US$324m. The latest report from Ernst & Young Solutions LLP noted that there were five initial public offerings (IPOs) in the second quarter of the year, raising a combined total of US$182m. For the first ... ( read original story ...)

NParks partners OCBC in plant-restoration project

Launched in partnership with OCBC Bank, the programme is part of NParks' ongoing habitat-enhancement efforts under the Nature Conservation Masterplan (NCMP). The NCMP, announced in 2015, lays out Singapore's biodiversity conservation roadmap until 2020. ( read original story ...)

Medical tourism growth slowing in Singapore

THE GROWTH of medical tourism in Singapore is expected to slow down amid stiffer regional competition, especially from the Malaysian healthcare market, according to investment bank UOB Kay Hian. The softer outlook in Singapore comes amid a decline in ... ( read original story ...)

Singapore boosts economic ties with Chengdu

SINGAPORE: Singapore was Chengdu’s second largest foreign investor in 2016. In continuous efforts to strengthen Singapore-Sichuan economic ties, International Enterprise (IE) Singapore signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Commission of ... ( read original story ...)

Singapore turns vacant space into urban farms

SINGAPORE Resource-scarce Singapore is turning vacant pockets of land into space for urban farming as the island city strives to ease its reliance on imported food. The wealthy Southeast Asian city-state imports more than 90 percent of its food, much of it ... ( read original story ...)