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MAS facilitates startups' access to capital by simplifying rules for venture capital funds managers

SINGAPORE (Oct 20): The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) says a simplified regulatory regime for managers of venture capital (VC) funds will come into immediate effect, following public consultation on the proposal earlier this year.

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Keppel shares up as diversification strategy seen to work and analysts reiterate ‘buy’

SINGAPORE (Oct 20): Shares in Keppel Corp are up 21 cents or 3% to $7.23 after the conglomerate reported 30% on-year rise in 3Q17 earnings to $292 million and analysts maintain their “buy” calls, underscoring the benefits of the Singapore conglomerate's diversification strategy.

China Focus

GIC an investor in China e-commerce platform Meituan-Dianping’s US$4 bil round financing

SINGAPORE (Oct 20): GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, is investing in Meituan-Dianping as part of its latest US$4 billion ($5.4 billion) financing round led by existing investor Tencent.

GIC invests in Japan Renewable Energy Corporation

SINGAPORE (Oct 20): GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, is investing in Japan Renewable Energy Corporation (JRE).

JRE, founded in 2012, develops, constructs and operates renewable energy power plants. These include solar, wind and biomass energy power plants located across Japan.

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Is it too late to invest in robots?

SINGAPORE (Oct 20): Omron Asia Pacific’s new Automation Centre (ATC) at Alexandra Technopark offers a glimpse into the future of manufacturing: one where production lines without conveyer belts can churn out customised products as quickly as generic goods.

MAS facilitates startups' access to capital by simplifying rules for venture capital funds managers
SINGAPORE (Oct 20): The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) says a simplified regulatory regime...
Keppel shares up as diversification strategy seen to work and analysts reiterate ‘buy’
SINGAPORE (Oct 20): Shares in Keppel Corp are up 21 cents or 3% to $7.23 after the conglomerate...
Mapletree Logistics Hub Tsing Yi in Hong Kong
DBS excited over Mapletree Logistics Trust growth prospects
SINGAPORE (Oct 20): DBS Group Research says it is excited by growth prospects for Mapletree...
Adding The Hour Glass as luxury watch sales recover
(Oct 16): The improvement in the luxury watch industry this year appears set to continue. From January to August, the total export value of Swiss watches rose 1.2% y-o-y to CHF12.6 billion ($17.6 billion), according to the Federation of the Swiss...
Adding developer Chip Eng Seng as residential market recovers
(Oct 9): Home prices rose 0.5% in the third quarter of this year, the first rebound in four years, according to flash data released by URA on Oct 2. The private residential property index rose 0.7 points from 2Q to hit 137.3 points. OCBC...
Maldives property could add to Keong Hong’s recurring income
(Oct 2) The Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort was launched to great fanfare on Sept 25, despite already being in business for a month. In attendance were Maldivian president Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, the Maldivian ministers for tourism and economic...
Alleged IP theft batters Sarine, but our holding stays for now
(Sept 25): Oscar Wilde once wrote that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness. The theft of intellectual property, however, is the sort of flattery that can kill a potentially great company. Israel-based...

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MAS facilitates startups' access to capital by simplifying rules for venture capital funds managers
SINGAPORE (Oct 20): The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) says a simplified regulatory regime...
Keppel shares up as diversification strategy seen to work and analysts reiterate ‘buy’
SINGAPORE (Oct 20): Shares in Keppel Corp are up 21 cents or 3% to $7.23 after the conglomerate...
Mapletree Logistics Hub Tsing Yi in Hong Kong
DBS excited over Mapletree Logistics Trust growth prospects
SINGAPORE (Oct 20): DBS Group Research says it is excited by growth prospects for Mapletree...

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Adding The Hour Glass as luxury watch sales recover
(Oct 16): The improvement in the luxury watch industry this year appears set to continue. From January to August, the total export value of Swiss watches rose 1.2% y-o-y to CHF12.6 billion ($17.6 billion), according to the Federation of the Swiss...
Adding developer Chip Eng Seng as residential market recovers
(Oct 9): Home prices rose 0.5% in the third quarter of this year, the first rebound in four years, according to flash data released by URA on Oct 2. The private residential property index rose 0.7 points from 2Q to hit 137.3 points. OCBC...
Maldives property could add to Keong Hong’s recurring income
(Oct 2) The Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort was launched to great fanfare on Sept 25, despite already being in business for a month. In attendance were Maldivian president Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, the Maldivian ministers for tourism and economic...
Alleged IP theft batters Sarine, but our holding stays for now
(Sept 25): Oscar Wilde once wrote that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness. The theft of intellectual property, however, is the sort of flattery that can kill a potentially great company. Israel-based...
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