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S-E Asia tech deals total US$6b in H1; more unicorns may emerge soon: report, Garage

S-E Asia tech deals total US$6b in H1; more unicorns may emerge soon: report, Garage

SOUTH-EAST Asia saw a record number of technology-related deals as well as increasing geography and sector diversification in such investments during the first half of 2019, according to a report by venture capital (VC) firm…

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The retail revolution

The retail revolution

MOST people enjoy shopping. Saturday afternoon at the shops used to be something of an outing for the family. The exercise involved in walking through a town or mall was worth half an hour in…

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Singapore's data centre market 3rd most competitive globally: report 

SINGAPORE has emerged as the third most robust data centre market worldwide in a global ranking of 38 countries, and the only mature data centre market in South-east Asia, according to a report released by…

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Importance of Hong Kong will not diminish: OCBC CEO, Banking & Finance

Importance of Hong Kong will not diminish: OCBC CEO, Banking & Finance

Singapore THE backdrop seemed dismal as protesters turned mobbish at some point amid police clashes, crippling much of international travel into Hong Kong over two days. But OCBC’s chief executive officer, Samuel Tsien, was an…

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Singapore dividend payout slides 11.6% to US$3.8b in Q2: index, Banking & Finance

Singapore dividend payout slides 11.6% to US$3.8b in Q2: index, Banking & Finance

Mon, Aug 19, 2019 – 5:06 PM DECELERATION in the world economy is beginning to take its toll on dividend payouts around the world, according to the latest Janus Henderson Global Dividend Index. In Singapore, US$3.8…

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HMI posts 11% fall in Q4 net profit to 13.5m yuan, Companies & Markets

HMI posts 11% fall in Q4 net profit to 13.5m yuan, Companies & Markets

Mon, Aug 19, 2019 – 8:27 PM HEALTH Management International (HMI) on Monday announced net profit fell 11 per cent to 13.5 million yuan (S$2.65 million) for the fourth quarter ended June 30, down from…

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Tasek takeover offer closes with Hong Leong Asia holding 88.16% stake, Companies & Markets

Tasek takeover offer closes with Hong Leong Asia holding 88.16% stake, Companies & Markets

Mon, Aug 19, 2019 – 8:42 PM HONG Leong Asia’s takeover offer for its Malaysian subsidiary Tasek closed at 5pm on Aug 19, with Hong Leong Asia holding an 88.16 per cent stake. In May,…

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More educated, less paid: what’s behind the gender gap in Mauritius?

More educated, less paid: what’s behind the gender gap in Mauritius?

Today, the gender gap in education in middle and high-income countries has mostly disappeared. In some countries, girls outstrip boys in schooling outcomes, yet women earn about 16% less money per hour worked than men…

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“Notes from a small island”*: reflections on Mauritius and Seychelles

“Notes from a small island”*: reflections on Mauritius and Seychelles

For the past few years, I have been fortunate enough to be the World Bank’s resident economist for Mauritius and Seychelles. With this now coming to an end, here are some especially striking impressions of…

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All roads lead to the circus

All roads lead to the circus

Every budget of his, has been a masterclass of dishonesty and this year  he’s been at the top of his game, displaying evermore  consistency  in his incoherence.  Judging by the volte-face on countless decisions and…

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