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THE DECADE AHEAD

Tech firms' turn to face regulatory mountain and consumers' ire; financial firms to outperform

SINGAPORE (Dec 27): The rapid growth of the technology sector, led by the FANG (Facebook, Amazon.com, Netflix and Alphabet’s Goog

Fintech

Fintech investments to get a boost with new industry-wide research platform

SINGAPORE (Nov 12): Even as fintech start-ups struggle to raise capital, investors and financial institutions bemoan the lack of access to information that can help them source companies that could

Company in the news

Singapore's Vertex adds $290 million venture fund for high-growth tech firms

SINGAPORE (Sept 12): Singapore-based Vertex Venture Holdings, the first main backer of Southeast Asia’s ride-hailing giant Grab, has added a new $290 million venture capital fund targeting investme

US-China trade war

Singapore pushes for mediation role as trade war breeds disputes

(July 11): Singapore wants to position itself as a hub for business mediation to help resolve commercial conflicts, at a time when tensions between the US and China could affect investments and tra

Global stocks

EPS growth of global markets likely to slow from 16% to 5%: Citi 2H outlook

SINGAPORE (June 25): Diversify your investments; Don’t time the markets; and look at opportunities in Emerging Markets, says Citi Private Bank in its mid-year outlook report.

Property

Metro bets on decentralised office market with $45.6 mil investment in Tampines property

SINGAPORE (April 18): Metro Group has acquired 7 & 9 Tampines Grande, a premium Grade A office property in Singapore, through a 50:50 joint venture (JV) between its subsidiary Metrobilt Constru

Startups • Entrepreneurs • Digital economy

Grab sets sights on US$6.5 bil capital mark

SINGAPORE (April 8): Grab Holdings is expecting to rake in further US$2 billion ($2.71 billion) in funding to bring its total capital raised this year to US$6.5 billion, following its Series H roun

Joint ventures and alliances

Keppel acquires minority stake in EV battery business for $68 mil

SINGAPORE (April 1): Keppel Corporation, through its wholly-owned subsidiary KepVenture, is investing US$50 million ($67.7 million) for a minority stake in Envision AESC Group.

Singapore wealth fund GIC 'hopeful' on ambitious Brazil pension plan

SINGAPORE (Mar 19): Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC Pte has grown more optimistic about Brazil.

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