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Global Economy

Facing up to new norms and staying the course

SINGAPORE (Dec 27): As this issue of The Edge Singapore goes to print, US President Donald Trump faces an impeachment trial by his political enemies.

Issues that matter

Start-ups sober up to funding scrutiny

WeWork’s IPO debacle emphasises that having a high-profile founder with a great idea is not enough

Banking & finance

SoftBank Vision Fund's Praveen Akkiraju is stepping down

(Dec 12): SoftBank Vision Fund managing partner Praveen Akkiraju is stepping down from the behemoth investment vehicle to explore working with early stage startups in either an operational or inves

Tech

Will WeWork mark the end of capital as a weapon?

SINGAPORE (Sept 23): The overriding concern in Silicon Valley in recent months has been the overvaluation of start-ups funded by venture capital.

Startups • Entrepreneurs • Digital economy

Grab will invest US$150 million in AI to build regional super app

SINGAPORE (Sept 5): Southeast Asian ride-hailing startup Grab Holdings Inc intends to invest US$150 million ($207.5 million) into artificial intelligence research over the next year, accelerating i

Tech

Cheap capital and SoftBank's audacious Vision Fund 2

SINGAPORE (Aug 26): Over the next week or so, bonds issued by governments and companies in Europe and Japan that trade with negative yields will cross the US$17 trillion ($23.5 trillion) mark, or f

Tech

Cheap capital and SoftBank's audacious Vision Fund 2

SINGAPORE (Aug 26): Over the next week or so, bonds issued by governments and companies in Europe and Japan that trade with negative yields will cross the US$17 trillion ($23.5 trillion) mark, or f

IPO

Why investors should avoid WeWork's upcoming IPO

SINGAPORE (July 29): The crash-and-burn IPO of Pets.com at the height of the tech bubble in February 2000 was a seminal moment in global corporate history.

Tech

Why investors should avoid WeWork's upcoming IPO

SINGAPORE (July 29): The crash-and-burn IPO of Pets.com at the height of the tech bubble in February 2000 was a seminal moment in global corporate history.

Uber to renew push to expand in Japan with taxi partnerships

(Feb 21): Uber Technologies Inc. isn’t ready to give up the world.

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