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Private Business

SGX, Third500 to build emerging growth IPO market

THIRD500, the Singapore-based affiliate of US investment bank, Healthios Capital Markets LLC, on Monday said it is partnering the Singapore bourse to build a pre-IPO (initial public offering) and IPO market for venture-backed emerging growth companies. In particular, Third500 focuses on companies that have each attracted on average US$60 million in [...]

Universal SGQR code rolled out in Singapore

A universal QR code was launched on Monday (Sept 17) to free merchants from the need to display multiple QR codes to accept different cashless payment schemes. Dubbed SGQR, the national QR code allows consumers to scan and transfer funds from as many as 27 e-payment apps, including GrabPay, Dash and [...]

By |2019-08-20T23:38:39+08:00September 21st, 2018|Asia, News, Private Business, Technology|0 Comments

Singapore Land Frenzy Slows After Property Curbs

The bidding frenzy for Singapore land has slowed to a trickle, going by the results of the first auctions since property curbs were tightened. Just three bids were submitted for the Jalan Jurong Kechil site in the island’s northwest, compared to 24 received in April last year for the nearby [...]

Corporate Culture goes beyond that of the CEO

Stories of corporate culture gone off the rails have become a regular feature in the headlines. From rampant sexism and bullying, falsifying of critical safety records, to underhand tactics against competitors and outright fraud, breakdowns in standards of governance inevitably lead to demands for strong action to be taken. But [...]

By |2019-08-20T23:38:39+08:00September 5th, 2018|Audit and Assurance, Family Business, Risk|0 Comments

Independent directors to face 9-year limit – SGX

SINGAPORE-LISTED companies will have to justify the independence of long-serving independent directors - if suggested rule changes put forth by the Corporate Governance Council on Tuesday go into force within the second half of this year. To encourage firms to refresh and introduce more diversity into their boardrooms, the Council [...]