S-REITs to generate yields despite economic weakness
The average yields of S-REITs have bounced back to around 5.5%, despite seeing a 6.5% decline in prices early in the year, according to DBS Group Research. This figure implies a spread of over 4% against the Singapore 10-year bond yields.
Miniso seeks to attract older buyers with $2 concept stores
It aims to provide the best bang for the buck with its super cheap yet quality items.
How Singapore's $5.1B Solidarity Budget Could Tide Over Tough Times
Analysts are coining that the property, retail and financial sectors may drag Singapore’s GDP down, so the government has been ramping up its citizen’s spending power.
Online MBA Programmes Emerge As Pandemic Prompts Temporary Closures
Some of the top MBA providers are planning to launch online programmes in the future.
Will Co-Living Survive In Singapore's Fast-Changing Rental Market?
Landlords still favours the flexibility to cash out on their investment properties at short notice, so most developers still prefer the traditional build-to-sell model as rents continue to escalate.
Hotels Bank On Contactless Tech To Entice Guests During Coronavirus Pandemic
Firms are installing self check-in kiosks, chatbots, direct booking applications, and digital in-room dining services.
Clothing Rentals Gain Popularity As Fashion Takes Over Sharing Economy
Since 2015, a number of clothing rental services have sprung up in Singapore’s retail scene.
Credit Card Revenues Threatened As Singaporean Travellers Shun Usage
Card users turn to cash as they steer clear of lofty transaction fees and poor exchange rates.
New Startup Sectors Gain Ground As Venture Capital Firms Fill Up Coffers
Specialised funds are growing larger than ever, but where does the money go?
Business In The Time Of Corona
The global pandemic has forced most of the world into circuit-breaking lockdowns, Singapore’s business leaders reveal how they responded and how firms are coping with it.
SOCOE spearheads Digital Economy Initiatives in Sarawak with disruptive technologies
Local company improves lives through human-centric technology for the community focused on business solutions.
Air New Zealand Offers More Flights To New Zealand
New non-stop flight from Singapore to Christchurch and increased capacity of Auckland route.
Singapore Becomes Top Choice For Governing Law
Dispute resolution and cross-border transactionsare becoming two focal points of legal activity, largely thanks to the country’s open regime.
Insurance Firms Tap Into Big Data For New Products
Total assets of the 50 largest insurers went down 6.47% to $217b in 2019.
Asheesh Mehra Named Innovator Of The Year For Technology
The visionary and business leader co-led the founding of AntWorks with a purposeful approach to Artificial Intelligence (AI).
How Spacetech Is Soaring In Singapore
Many homegrown startups are looking to build cube satellites and laser quantum communication systems.
Dealing With The Dynamic Challenges Of F&B In Singapore
In less than five years, the company’s market capitalisation has grown more than 15-fold from below $20m to over $320m today.
IPO Market Saw Fewer Deals But Higher Proceeds In 2019
Singapore was a small dot amidst a bleak global landscape for initial public offerings (IPO) in 2019, as total proceeds rose over fourfold to $3.13b from 2018’s $730m. The number of IPOs dipped to 11 from 15 in the previous year, according to PwC Singapore.
Investors Steer Clear Of Weak Corporate Bonds As Default Risks Rise
With a record amount of maturing debt, companies in struggling sectors will likely face refinancing risks in the new year as investors are going for higher-grade corporate bonds.
Where To Invest Your Money In 2020
It is that time of the year again when everyone looks forward to receiving their annual bonuses and working out what to splurge on and what to invest in.
Festo Delivers Industrial Training And Smart Automation To Asian Carmaker
German automation specialist Festo worked with Vietnamese auto manufacturer VinFast to set up world-class training labs and factory systems.
Intelligent Application Of Virtualisation Technology
Property development company Soilbuild Group tapped on Adventus’ expertise to eliminate high costs and enhance high availability of servers.
Firms Rev Up Their Wellness Programmes
Employees can get a room for power naps, fitness programmes, and lunch-and-learn sessions.
German SMEs Tap Into Singapore Market
Over 1,800 German firms in Singapore from the industrial sector are looking to expand into the ASEAN.
Bank Headcounts Rise With Tech Talent Boosting Numbers
Banking staff at Singapore’s 18 largest commercial banks grew 5.47% in the last two years, with the growth spurred by digitisation initiatives.
Luxury Co-Working Spaces On The Rise
Stepping into The Work Project’sco-working spaces, the experience is more akin to checking into a high-end hotel rather than clocking into a bustling open-space office.
Hyperscale Data Centres On Track As Big Techs Move In
This translates to around 95MW per year on average although this tapers off slightly to just 58MW annually without the Facebook development.
Bike-Sharing Firms Hit A Dead End In Singapore As Mobike Exits Scene
The faltering bike-sharing industry in Singapore was dealt another heavy blow when Mobike applied to surrender its licence to the Land Transport Authority (LTA), raising questions about the sustainability of the business model in a city where last-mile transport issues remain unresolved.
Which Singaporean Companies Will Reach Unicorn Status In 2019?
In the mythical world of venture capital investing, the most prized animal of all is the unicorn which is a startup valued at over US$1b.
Where To Park Your Money In 2019
It was an undeniably terrible year for equities, but experts are not completely writing them off in 2019. Other opportunities also lie in the oil services sector, U.S. regional banks, and attractively priced Japanese companies.