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Singapore ranks third, India 73rd in UN e-commerce ranking index 2019

Singapore came in third while India ranked 73rd out of 152 countries in a United Nations (UN) business-to-consumer (B2C) e-commerce index...

Global

Google's Sundar Pichai appointed CEO at parent firm Alphabet

According to media reports, Google's Sundar Pichai will be taking over the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at parent firm Alphabet...

Corporate

Dyson's new global HQ is at the historic St James Power Station in Singapore

British technology company Dyson will be shifting its global headquarters to Singapore in 2021, the company said on Thursday, November 28.

Corporate

Catapulting moneylending into the cyber age: LendFoundry CEO Sandeep Phophaliya

Money-lending is one of the cornerstones of the global economy, with the concept almost as old as currency itself.

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Singapore startup Tookitaki announces SGD 26.2 mn Series A funding round

Singapore-based anti-money-laundering startup Tookitaki announced on Monday that it has raised an additional USD 11.7 million in funding...

Corporate

Office-sharing firm WeWork lays off 2,400 employees worldwide

The layoff affects roughly a fifth of WeWork's workforce, as the company struggles to reorganise amid mounting losses.

Corporate

EU-Singapore free trade agreement kicks off

Companies based in Singapore will get to enjoy greater market access into the EU.

Corporate

New Creation Church's business arm to acquire The Star Vista from Capitaland

CapitaLand is selling The Star Vista for SGD 296 million to Rock Productions, the business arm of New Creation Church.

Corporate

NIUM launches digital cross-border payments in Indonesia

NIUM’s digital money transfer service will enable consumers and enterprises in Indonesia to send money to over sixty destinations...

Corporate

Parenting platform theAsianparent closes 7-figure series C funding

Southeast Asian parenting platform theAsianparent has closed a seven-figure Series C2 funding from new strategic investors Mirae Asset...

Corporate

Salaries in India to rise higher than in Singapore, China: Report

According to a survey, salaries in India are projected to rise by 10% in 2020, the highest in the Asia Pacific region.

Global

Singapore’s Qoo10 acquires Indian e-commerce vendor ShopClues stock in merger

India-based e-commerce vendor ShopClues on Thursday announced its merger with Singapore-based platform Qoo10

Corporate

OCIs now eligible to enroll in Indian pension scheme, says Finance Ministry

The Indian Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) said on Wednesday that an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) can enroll...

Global

Livspace launches in Singapore, marking first phase of APAC expansion

During the six month soft launch phase in Singapore, Livspace is already operating at USD 15 million gross revenue run rate and growing at...

Corporate

Three Indian-origin executives in Harvard Business Review’s top 10 CEOs list

The list, which features 100 CEOs, is topped by American technology company NVIDIA's CEO Jensen Huang.

Corporate

Singapore-based remittance firm InstaReM rebrands as Nium

Digital cross-border payments provider InstaReM is rebranding to become part of Nium, the company announced on Sunday.

Corporate

India in talks with Singapore, UAE to expand UPI system

Planning a leap forward for India's Unified Payments Interface (UPI), the fund transfer system could soon be used in the United Arab...

UAE

India moves up World Bank Ease of Doing Business ranking; Singapore second

India moved up 14 ranks in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business 2020 survey to stand at 63 among 190 countries, making it one of the...

Global

PayPal, MoneyGram looking to raise stake in Indian remittance market

Online payments firms PayPal and MoneyGram are planning to raise their share in the remittance market in India, according to media reports.

Corporate

The rise and rise of Jothi Store Flower Shop's Raja Kumar Chandra

@Work with Raja Kumar Chandra who runs the famous Jothi Store and Flower Shop and is President of the Little India Shopkeepers and Heritage...

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Two Indian-origin entrepreneurs in Fortune’s 2019 ‘40 under 40’ list

Two Indian-origin entrepreneurs were among those named by US business publication Fortune in its annual list of the 40 most influential and...

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Little India merchants in Singapore thrive with digitalisation support

More than 100 Little India merchants have adopted digital solutions to improve their competitiveness in the digital economy. At a walkabout...

SMEs

HSBC plans job cuts of up to 10,000, comprising mainly high-paid roles: Reports

With HSBC's interim CEO Noel Quinn seeking to reduce costs across the banking group, this is the bank's most ambitious attempt in years to...

Corporate

DLF settles payment to joint venture with Singapore's GIC

DLF Ltd said it has settled the entire SGD 1.7 billion (INR 8,700 crore) dues payable to DLF Cyber City Developers Limited (DCCDL), its...

Corporate

India is one of the fastest growing large economies in the world: WEF President

India, a young economy with a lot of potential, has demonstrated remarkable strength and resilience amid a global slowdown, said a top...

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