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Singapore-based Syfe, a robo-advisor with a human touch, raises $18.6 million led by Valar Ventures

Dhruv Arora, the founder and CEO of Singapore-based investment platform Syfe Syfe, a Singapore-based startup that wants to make investing more accessible in Asia, announced today that it has closed a SGD $25.2 million (USD $18.6 million) Series A led by Valar Ventures, a fintech-focused investment firm. The round also included participation from Presight Capital and returning investor Unbound, which led Syfe’s seed funding last year. Founded in 2017 by chief executive officer Dhruv Arora...
Tags: Travel, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Apps, Asia, Hong Kong, Finance, Southeast Asia, Singapore, India, Investing, Morgan Stanley, Fintech, Valar Ventures, UBS Investment Bank

16 signature cocktail recipes from hotel bars around the world — plus the tools and spirits you'll need to make them

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Chatham Bars Inn's Bourbon Smash; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Although domestic travel is picking back up and some restaurants are reopening following shutdowns due to the novel coronavirus, many places still aren't allowing indoor dining and nobody wants to pack into a bar just yet, which makes enjoying a favorite cocktail at your local watering hole difficult. If you're one of many turning...
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TikTok forms APAC safety advisory council to advise on content moderation, other issues

TikTok on Tuesday announced a ‘Safety Advisory Council’ for the Asia Pacific region to advise the app on content moderation policies, and identify existing and emerging issues in the APAC region that could affect the platforms and its users. The council will also develop strategies to tackle these challenges. It includes one Indian — Amitabh Kumar, the founder of Social Media Matters. We have reached out to TikTok and Kumar for more information. The council will convene quarterly to discuss issu...
Tags: Travel, News, Indonesia, Singapore, India, US, Asia Pacific, Pakistan, Donald Trump, APAC, Kumar, Nguyen Phuong Linh, Bytedance, Tiktok, Safety Advisory Council, Amitabh Kumar

HVS Asia Pacific Hospitality Newsletter - Week Ending 18 September 2020

Singapore Increases MICE Event Attendees Limit to 250 from 1 October, South Australia Unveils AUD20 Million Boost for Regional Tourism, South Australia Unveils AUD20 Million Boost for Regional Tourism, Accor to Manage AUD300 Million Port Douglas Resort under Fairmont Brand.
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Bill allowing direct overseas listing by Indian companies passed in Lok Sabha

Indian companies could soon be allowed to list abroad on foreign stock exchanges, before having to do so on Indian ones. The Lok Sabha on Sunday passed the Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2020 amending the Companies Act, 2013 with the aim of promoting the ease of doing business in India. The Act is expected to be tabled in the Rajya Sabha during the ongoing Monsoon session of the Parliament. The context: Currently, Indian companies looking to raise money in international markets cannot do so unless ...
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Rolls-Royce in talks with sovereign wealth funds to raise £2.5bn | Financial Times

Rolls-Royce in talks with sovereign wealth funds to raise £2.5bn | Financial Times:Rolls-Royce is in talks with sovereign wealth funds, including Singapore’s GIC, as part of a plan to raise around £2.5bn from investors next month, according to three people with direct knowledge of the matter.  The UK aero-engine group is working with bankers at Goldman Sachs on the planned equity raise as it looks to become the latest company to tap stock market investors to repair a balance sheet badly damaged ...
Tags: Travel, UK, Singapore, Goldman Sachs, Financial Times, Royce, GIC, Rupert Neil Bumfrey

UK quarantine list: Thailand and Singapore gain exemption as Slovenia joins ‘no-go’ countries

Slovenia is the latest country to be placed effectively off-limits for British travellers. It was added to the no-go list of countries “to keep everyone safe,” in the words of the transport secretary, Grant Shapps.
Tags: Travel, UK, Singapore, Thailand, Slovenia, News & Advice

Credit Suisse Teams Up With #Qatar for Direct Lending Venture - Bloomberg

Credit Suisse Teams Up With Qatar for Direct Lending Venture - Bloomberg:Credit Suisse Group AG and Qatar Investment Authority are joining forces to set up a multi-billion dollar platform to invest in direct lending.The partnership will make loans to upper middle-market and large-cap companies in the U.S. and Europe, the Swiss bank and QIA said in a joint statement Thursday. The financing will mainly consist of first or second ranked loans which are secured against the business.Sovereign wealth ...
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UK quarantine list: Slovenia joins ‘no-go’ countries, but Thailand and Singapore gain exemption

Slovenia is the latest country to be placed effectively off-limits for British travellers. It was added to the no-go list of countries “to keep everyone safe,” in the words of the transport secretary, Grant Shapps.
Tags: Travel, UK, Singapore, Thailand, Slovenia, News & Advice

#Dubai May Be as Indebted as South Africa If Dissenters Are Right - Bloomberg

Dubai May Be as Indebted as South Africa If Dissenters Are Right - Bloomberg:Determining how much debt Dubai’s government has amassed depends on who’s counting. What is less in dispute is that the uncertainty comes at a cost.Unlike the government, Moody’s Investors Service and S&P Global Ratings include Dubai’s local bank borrowings to make the calculation, arriving at an estimate of about 290 billion dirhams ($79 billion). The debt burden could equal 77% of this year’s gross domestic product, a...
Tags: Travel, Singapore, South Africa, Dubai, Oman, International Monetary Fund, Moody, Department of Finance, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Moody 's Investors Service, Bank of Singapore, Todd Schubert, Dissenters Are Right Bloomberg

Rediscover The Heritage Of Raffles Hotel Singapore In ‘A Life Intertwined’ By Resident Historian, Leslie Danker

Raffles Hotel Singapore today released a new book, 'A Life Intertwined', by Resident Historian, Leslie Danker, marking the hotel's 133rd birthday. Produced with the support of the National Heritage Board (NHB), the aptly-named memoir recounts the rich history and heritage of the iconic property through Danker's collection of mementos and trivia, as well as interesting anecdotes from his 48-year career at the hotel.
Tags: Travel, Singapore, Danker, Heritage Of Raffles Hotel, Leslie Danker, Raffles Hotel Singapore, National Heritage Board NHB

The pandemic has exposed vulnerabilities in Singapore's famed food hawker culture, where the average age of an operator is 60. Young Singaporeans are turning to social media to save it.

People mingle over food and drinks at a restaurant on March 25, 2020 in Singapore. Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images Singapore has become famous for its hawker food centers, where flavorful local dishes are served in a no-frills manner. But now, social distancing measures limiting the number of diners who can eat in have brought added challenges to a vulnerable industry where the average age of an operator is 60. Young Singaporeans have turned to social media to bring their neighborhood hawker...
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Day 01 Journey to Busan Oct 2019

Friday 11th October 2019Silkair 398 launch fares between Singapore and Busan caught my attention while doing my travel research in early 2019. The offer was simply toogoodtobemissed.With a goodprice motivation factor I booked my ti
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Singapore taps Klook to boost more domestic tripsSingapore taps Klook to boost more domestic trips

USD1.5 million joint marketing campaign launching this month
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HVS Asia Pacific Hospitality Newsletter - Week Ending 11 September 2020

Domestic Bookings in Singapore on the Rise: Tripadvisor, Malaysia Relaxed Entry Ban on Expats, Professional Visit Pass Holders from 23 Countries, Indonesia Government Inks Agreement on Surakarta-Yogyakarta Toll Road with Private Consortium.
Tags: Travel, Singapore, Tripadvisor, Surakarta Yogyakarta Toll Road

Oracle has reportedly won the deal for TikTok’s US operations, beating Microsoft

Oracle has secured a deal to become the short video app’s “trusted tech partner” in the US, Wall Street Journal reported. Details about the deal aren’t clear at the moment, including whether this is an outright sale of TikTok’s US arm, including its algorithms, or whether Oracle will only manage TikTok’s US cloud operations. Microsoft, another frontrunner to acquire TikTok confirmed its bid for the TikTok’s US arm was rejected by the app’s parent, ByteDance (more on that below). Oracle’s name ha...
Tags: Travel, Usa, News, Microsoft, China, Singapore, India, US, Walmart, Atlantic, United States, Larry Ellison, Sequoia Capital, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Oracle

Singapore Airlines To Launch Flights To Nowhere

Singapore Airlines To Launch Flights To Nowhere This is some travel news from our neighbour down south, Singapore. Singapore Airlines (SIA) to launch flights to nowhere. This means flights will depart from and land in Changi Airport from October 2020 in hope to give the airlines business a lift. As reported on The Straits Times, SIA is working towards launching this option for domestic passengers – dubbed “flights to nowhere” – by end-October. ( = window.a...
Tags: Travel, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Sia, Airlines, Headline, Singapore Airlines, Sarawak, Announcements / Press Releases / Statements, Others, Changi Airport, 288, PETALING, SIA Group, Singapore Tourism Board

The History of the Dollar as a Currency

Transcript The currency in the United States is the dollar. You probably already knew that. It is also the name of the currency in over 20 other countries including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore. What is a dollar exactly, and why is that the name of the currency in these countries?  Learn more about ... Read more The History of the Dollar as a Currency The post The History of the Dollar as a Currency appeared first on Everything Everywhere Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Podcast, Singapore, United States, Canada Australia New Zealand, Everything Everywhere Daily

Freshket lands $3 million Series A led by Openspace to streamline Thailand’s food supply chain

Based in Bangkok, Freshket simplifies the process of getting fresh produce from farms to tables. Launched in 2017, the startup has now raised a $3 million Series A, led by Openspace Ventures. Other participants included Thai private equity firm ECG-Research; Innospace; and Pamitra Wineka and Ivan Sustiawan, the co-founders of Indonesian agriculture technology startup TaniHub. French-Singaporean food conglomerate Denis Asia Pacific and Thai family office Seedersclub, who made previous investments...
Tags: Travel, Food, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Supply Chain, Thailand, Farmers, Agriculture, Cambodia, Agritech, Hian Goh, Openspace Ventures

HVS Asia Pacific Hospitality Newsletter - Week Ending 4 September 2020

Singapore to Launch Green Lane for Essential Travel to South Korea and Brunei
Tags: Travel, South Korea, Singapore, Launch Green Lane

Singapore: A Safe Refuge During the Pandemic

Singapore is ready to welcome back visitors, and the author finds there is no underbelly here, it's all peaceful, clean, strict yet relaxed.
Tags: Travel, Singapore, Destinations

5 Countries With The Fastest Internet Around the World

The Internet has become a key part of our daily lives. We need it in pretty much all circumstances, from checking the weather to building a business and everything else in between. However, not every country, big or small, has a solid broadband network. The global average broadband download speed is 81Mbps and upload of 42Mbps. Whilst this is quite an increase from previous years, there are a few outlier countries far exceeding these averages. Why is Fast Internet Important? Having a lightning...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, Hong Kong, Europe, Technology, Singapore, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Romania, Thailand Thailand, HONG KONG Hong Kong, South Korea South Korea, Romania Romania, Gaminator, Ookla Singapore Singapore

Oil holds near $44, heads for weekly drop on demand concerns - Reuters

:Oil held around $44 a barrel on Friday and was heading for its biggest weekly decline since June, as weak demand figures added to concerns of a slow recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.A U.S. government report showed domestic gasoline demand fell in the latest week [EIA/S]. Middle distillates inventories at Asia’s oil hub Singapore have soared above a nine-year high, official data showed.Brent crude LCOc1, the international benchmark, was up 5 cents, or 0.1%, to $44.12 at 0745 GMT, heading for ...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Singapore, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey

China restricts AI exports, will now have a say in TikTok sale

Update on September 4, 12:23 IST: China has confirmed it will have to greenlight Bytedance’s acquisition by an American firm. A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson, Gao Feng, on Thursday stressed that the regulatory changes aren’t targeted at a specific company. But companies looking at American investments should consult relevant government agencies should any technology they deploy fall under the export control list. “If the technologies specified in the Catalogue are involved in trade, inve...
Tags: Travel, News, Microsoft, China, Singapore, India, US, Walmart, United States, New Zealand, Donald Trump, Trump, Geopolitics, Xinhua, Mayer, Committee on Foreign Investment

Softbank is reportedly interested in buying TikTok’s India arm

Softbank is believed to be putting together a consortium of companies to bid for TikTok’s India operations and is actively looking for local partners, Bloomberg reported. Softbank, which already owns a stake in TikTok parent ByteDance, has reportedly held talks with the heads of Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel. Reliance Jio’s name has popped up in multiple reports for its reported interest in buying TikTok’s India arm. India was TikTok’s biggest market in terms of user base before it was banned i...
Tags: Travel, News, Instagram, Microsoft, China, Singapore, India, Softbank, US, Walmart, Bloomberg, United States, Alphabet, Trump, Reliance Jio, Mayer

Groups360 Expands into the APAC Region

Groups360, a platform that simplifies bringing people together for meetings and events, today announced the acquisition of IDEM Hospitality and the addition of senior leadership based in Singapore. Steven Hopkinson will join the company as senior vice president, EMEA & APAC sales and Matthew Howden will become senior vice president, attendee management product development.
Tags: Travel, Singapore, APAC, EMEA APAC, Steven Hopkinson, Matthew Howden

SoftBank Vision Fund 2 leads $100 million Series C in digital therapeutics company Biofourmis

Biofourmis, which combines AI-based data analytics and biosensors to monitor the progress of medical treatments, has raised funding from one of the world’s most high-profile investors. The digital therapeutics company, which launched in Singapore and is now headquartered in Boston, announced today it closed a $100 million Series C led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2, with participation from returning investors Openspace Ventures, MassMutual Ventures, Sequoia Capital and EDBI. The company’s last fundin...
Tags: Travel, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, China, Boston, Southeast Asia, Singapore, India, United States, Asia Pacific, Healthcare, Switzerland, Astrazeneca, WeWork

China restricts AI exports, will now have a say in TikTok sale

The Chinese government has added artificial intelligence technology to its export control list, possibly jeopardizing the impending sale of Bytedance’s TikTok US operations. The restriction effectively implies that Bytedance will have to seek China’s approval to sell TikTok’s US operations. This development was first reported by the Nikkei Asian Review. On Friday, China’s Commerce Ministry and its Science and Technology Ministry added “technology based on data analysis for personalised informati...
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HVS Asia Pacific Hospitality Newsletter - Week Ending 28 August 2020

Singapore to Ease Travel Restrictions From 1 September, Japan and Myanmar Agree to Reopen Borders for Long-term Residents, Anantara to Rebrand Luxury Resort in Seychelles, New Delhi to Reopen Hotels and Weekly Markets.
Tags: Travel, Japan, Singapore, Myanmar, Ease Travel Restrictions From, Seychelles New Delhi

Robot servers, mannequin guests, and teddy bear dates: Photos show how restaurants are reopening with social distancing regulations in the world's densest cities

An employee prepares the terrace of a coffee shop to reopen in Bogota on August 14, 2020. DANIEL MUNOZ/AFP via Getty Images Restaurants in cities across the world are reopening with new social distancing regulations in place.We looked at how restaurants are bringing back business safely in the most packed cities.To inform this list, Business Insider referred to Our World in Data, a 2014 project about population density by Global Change Data Lab using information from the United Nations.The ...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Hong Kong, News, Nbc, Mexico, Life, Singapore, Trends, Features, Atlantic, Egypt, Mexico City, United Nations, Starbucks, Tehran

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