Five quick and easy ways to remit money back to India

It is right in the midst of Diwali season, and money transfers back to India are in full flow. With the large Indian population in Singapore...

Personal Finance

Singapore-based real estate portal PropertyGuru raises SGD200 million funding from KKR

For expanding its services, Singapore-based real estate portal PropertyGuru has secured an investment of SGD200 million from private equity...


Modi urges US firms to invest in start ups, energy, digital

Noting the "unprecedented" gains to the US and India through escalating economic engagements, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked...


Gemalto CEO apologises for misleading report on Aadhaar data breach


India, UAE collaboration on Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence to generate USD20bn in benefits

Even as experts debate the application of Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence in governance and their potential exploitation, India and UAE...


OPIC commits USD125mn to mid-size Indian companies in health, energy, tech, agriculture, services

Shortly after financing Grameen Impact with USD5mn for lending small and medium enterprises, the US funding arm OPIC has committed USD125 mn...


E-Waste: A Big Problem Needing Bigger Solutions

E-Waste is a big problem that only keeps getting bigger. Why is it such a big problem and what can we do to reduce it? Here’s what you...

Gadgets Analysis & Commentary

Indian govt thinking of dollar deposit scheme for NRIs to halt Rupee's fall

Trying to arrest the continued slide of the Indian rupee, the nation's government is reportedly considering a dollar deposit scheme for...


Singapore workers are increasingly dissatisfied with their employers: Mercer report

The satisfaction levels among workers in Singapore have declined consistently for the last three years.


ComfortDelGro partners Finnish start-up to launch 'Netflix of transport'

ComfortDelGro Corporation has partnered Finnish startup MaaS Global to launch “WHIM”, a multi-modal transport app.


SIA introduces new rewards for KrisFlyer Elite Gold members

The selection of benefits include double KrisFlyer miles, one-class cabin upgrades for short-haul flights and upgrades to Premium Economy...


Microsoft invests in Grab with tech-focused partnership

Microsoft will be partnering Grab in a strategic agreement to transform the delivery of digital services and mobility in the Southeast Asia...


Singapore companies doubling up on overseas acquisitions this year: Bloomberg report

Singapore companies are becoming bolder in their hunt for acquisitions abroad.


Starhub cuts 300 employees amid transformation plan

StarHub will be cutting about 300 employee head-counts due to a strategic business review.


SME Centre in Little India to bolster growth for businesses in the area

Inaugurating the opening of Singapore's 11th SME Centre in Little India, Minister of Communications and Information, S Iswaran, said, "The...


Discarded fishing nets from Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea given new lease of life as surfboards

Royal DSM has partnered waterports company Starboard to collect and upcycle discarded fishing nets to create a material for consumer goods,...


NRI gets three-and-a-half years jail for absconding with employer's money

A Non-Resident Indian (NRI) working in Singapore was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail for encashing cheques worth SGD470,000 of...


Dubai-based Careem acquires Indian bus-shuttle firm Commut

Hyderabad-based bus-shuttle app Commut, which was started by six alumni of IIIT-Hyderabad about three years ago, has been acquired by...


Flipkart Internet gets SGD 655 mn fund infusion from Singapore ahead of Diwali season

Flipkart Internet, the online marketplace arm of the Walmart-backed company in India, has received an over SGD655-million (INR3,462-crore)...


20.6 percent of Singapore workforce will have their jobs displaced by 2028, highest in SEA

Singapore will also face the greatest job-skills mismatch in the region.


CEA issues guidelines for overseas real estate investments

With the upsurge in overseas investment in the real estate market from Singapore over the past few months, especially among the Non-Resident...


SEBI panel suggests relaxing FPI norms against NRIs, overseas Indian-backed funds

In a move that is set to bring major relief to foreign fund owners, a Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) appointed panel has...


Indian states make power pitches at Invest North Summit in Singapore

Another chapter was written in the growing economic relationship between India and Singapore this week as official delegations from Punjab,...


Grab's revenue expected to double in 2019

Grab's co-founder Hooi Ling Tan said it is on track to raise US$3 billion of funding before the end of this year.


Indian origin director of spice trading firm charged with cheating DBS and Bank of India S$3.2m

Indian origin Singaporean director of Pars Ram Brothers, Kirpa Ram Sharma, was charged with cheating DBS and Bank of India S$3.2 million.