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 ...)

DBS launches free financial advisory centre NAV Hub

SINGAPORE - DBS has launched a financial planning centre offering free advisory services. The NAV Hub at Tanjong Pagar, which opened late last month, does not sell products but provides young people with personalised financial planning sessions from bank ... ( read original story ...)

DBS Bank opens free financial advice centre in Singapore

NAV – Your Financial GPS is part of a new financial planning initiative by DBS aimed at helping customers navigate through life’s changes, uncertainties and opportunities. DBS's offering will bring it into direct conflict with financial advisers who ... ( read original story ...)

Category: Technology

The Monetary Authority of Singapore, MAS, and the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority, Danish FSA, signed a FinTech Co-operation Agreement which aims to help FinTech companies in Singapore and Denmark to expand into each other’s markets on Wednesday ... ( read original story ...)

Singapore Stock Market May Head South Again

( - The Singapore stock market has alternated between positive and negative finishes through the last five three trading days since the end of the two-day losing streak in which it had surrendered more than 45 points or 1.4 percent. The Straits ... ( read original story ...)

Hong Kong Versus Singapore: Which City Is Best for Expats?

Now, Singapore’s push into innovation and technology has the Lion City on an upswing, said Karen Koh of recruiting and consultancy firm HRnetOne, who works in the Singapore-based company’s Hong Kong office. “Twenty years ago, Hong Kong was a ... ( read original story ...)

Banking and healthcare robots for SEQ? City leaders on tech tour

On Sunday, representatives from seven councils will head to Singapore on a three-day mission to explore the country's smart technology and find out if and how it could work in south-east Queensland. The Council of Mayors (SEQ) will explore how service bots ... ( read original story ...)

Seminar organized in Singapore to attract business in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan High Commission in coordination with the Singapore Business Federation organized a seminar with the title of “Spotlight on Pakistan” to attract Singaporean businesses to invest in Pakistan. While addressing the seminar, Pakistan’s ... ( read original story ...)