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The Business Times is firmly established as Southeast Asia’s leading business daily. Published by the Singapore Press Holdings, The Business Times produces corporate and financial news, analyses and commentaries that impact on decision-making each business day. And in its compact Saturday edition, it also features personal finance; the relaxed side of corporate personalities; and the talk of town on lifestyle trends, entertainment, shopping, motoring, health and the arts. Published since 1976, it reaches PMEBs and the financially savvy. It is also a key source of business intelligence for investors, managers and businessmen in Singapore and the Asian region.
Singapore Exchange (SGX) is Asia’s leading and trusted market infrastructure, facilitating the exchange of capital and ideas to create value for people, businesses and economies. As a multi-asset exchange operating equity, fixed income and derivatives markets to the highest regulatory standards, SGX is a vertically integrated business that provides listing, trading, clearing, settlement, depository and data services. With about 40% of listed companies and 90% of listed bonds originating outside of Singapore as well as established linkages across the region and in Europe, SGX is Asia’s most international and connected exchange.
FBS has been operating on the market since the year of 2009. FBS client base is in over 190 countries world-wide with over 8 million active traders and 315 thousand partners. FBS provides clients with the most comfortable trading conditions: 6 account types to meet the needs of every trader, from Cent account for new traders to ECN account for professional traders; highest leverage on the market 1:3000; over 100 different payment systems as well as local and international banks for convenient payment processing; the most secure MetaTrader platform to trade Forex, Metals, CFD and Crypto is available for Windows, Mac, iOs , Android and Web Terminal; tight spreads and fast execution of orders; CopyTrade; famous 3 lever Affiliate Network program; Swap Free accounts; and limitless promotions and bonuses! FBS provides step-by-step video tutorials for beginners, and in depth latest Forex news and analytics. Weekly webinar interactions and many FBS seminars worldwide help to bring the community of traders closer together and help them to achieve their life goals. FBS customer support is ready to help 24 hours a day 5 day a week – because we are Always By Your Side.
Premier Diamond Group (North America) Ltd. is a full-service dealer in Natural Colored Diamonds for wealth and asset accumulation purposes. Our business is trust based and education focused to the specific requirements of our private client base. With over 40 years cumulative experience as Specialist Advisors, we are experts in the sourcing and marketing of Natural Colored Diamonds, and specializes in the purchase and sale of natural colored diamonds for wealth accumulation and estate planning purposes and holds membership in the International Colored Gemstone Association and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
TD Ameritrade Singapore enables retail investors in Asia to trade the U.S. markets by providing access to cutting edge trading technology, discount commission rates, free education, and excellent customer service. Our clients can trade stocks, ETFs, options, futures, and options on futures using the award-winning thinkorswim platform – an elite, downloadable platform built for serious traders – and thinkroswim Mobile – a powerful mobile app that allows clients to execute trades and stay connect to the market while on the go. Catering to traders with a variety of experience – from beginner to advanced – TD Ameritrade Singapore offers a wealth of free education, including online as well as live-in-platform demonstrations where clients learn how to harness the power of the thinkofswim platform and how to best execute their trading strategies. TD Ameritrade Singapore also provides accessible, credible, and knowledgeable support via phone, email, on-line, or in person. All clients have complimentary access to our experienced support associates, including former floor traders who specialized in trading derivatives on U.S. exchanges.
In an industry based on trust and confidence, TD Ameritrade Singapore stands on the side of the client. We are fully licensed with the Monetary Authority of Singapore and backed by TD Ameritrade, a member of FINRA and SIPC, who has been empowering investors to take control of their financial lives for more than 40 years.
Fund Singapore Pte. Ltd., an MAS regulated financial institution, is Singapore's premier equity & lending-based crowdfunding platform. We hold the Capital Market Services (CMS) license awarded by MAS. To date, we are uniquely positioned to offer both equity and debt securities to institutional, accredited and retail investors.
The founders of Fund Singapore share a firm belief that that no good company or startup should be allowed to fail due to the lack of funding. It is about making Singapore economy and business strong again. Fund Singapore is all about channeling funds from eager investors to Singapore-based businesses to keep our economy buoyant and prosperous.
Fund Singapore intends to revolutionise the financial services industry and fulfill funding needs through effective use of technology and spearheading innovations. We adopt stringent measures to be one of the most secured platform in Singapore. With technological innovation forming the cornerstone of what we do, Fund Singapore is able to augment the financial services industry by marrying funds more effectively between investors and local credit-worthy companies.
Adam Khoo Learning Technologies Group (AKLTG) Pte Ltd is Singapore’s largest training & education company.
As Asia’s leading Personal and Professional Development organisation, we have reached out to seven countries in the region: Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Vietnam, Thailand and India. Founded by Mr. Adam Khoo and Mr. Patrick Cheo in 2002, we bring more than a decade of experience and excellence in partnering individuals, schools and corporate organisations to realise and achieve their greatest potential.
Living by our mission “Transforming Lives Every Day”, we have touched the lives of over 712,350 individuals and 440 organisations through our unique range of inspirational and dynamic programmes on Academic Mastery, Personal Development, Financial Management, Business Strategic Planning, and many more.
In 2005, Adam Khoo created Wealth AcademyTM to educate people on the sound principles of investing and financial management. Wealth AcademyTM is a comprehensive mentorship programme designed to give individuals the essential financial and investment strategies to achieve their financial goals. Over the last 13 years, more than 8,000 individuals have benefited from this programme.
With over 4,500 markets to choose from across Forex, Indices, Shares and Commodities, City Index clients have access to a wide range of global markets. City Index helps traders grow, giving them the tools they need to develop their trading skills.
Regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore, City Index is commited to providing a market-leading service based on fair and transparent pricing and comprehensive customer support.
With over 30 years’ experience in providing retail trading services for thousands of clients all over the world, you can trade safe with City Index, in the knowledge that your CFD and MT4 forex account is in reliable hands.
Value Investing College, is among the leading financial education and training providers in Singapore and Malaysia. Its flagship courses, “Value Investing Bootcamp”, focus on educating the layman on principles and techniques of value investing.
The Value Investing College (VIC) network supports more than 12,000 programme graduates, being one of the leading Value Investing education providers in Singapore and Malaysia. With new offices being set up in Taiwan and Thailand, VIC is geared up for its expansion towards its Vision of being the “Number 1 Global Value Investing Education Provider”. Currently, VIC is flying high overseas with its flagship programmes in Taiwan, Thailand, Myanmar, India, Vietnam and Dubai, with expansion plans to South Africa, Australia, Philippines and Japan.
BCoin (www.bcoin.sg) is a digital assets exchange for the new tokenized economy. Its Southeast Asian regional hub is located in Singapore, spanning more than 7,000 square feet and features a 50-seater seminar facility.
Based in Singapore, BCoin seeks to provide a one-stop hub for all enthusiasts, innovators and investors. With a wealth of experience in the blockchain and financial space, BCoin adopts advanced risk control technology including SSL, multi-signature cryptocurrency wallets, offline capital management as well as multiple layers of security measures to secure customers’ digital assets.
Aside from its core service as a digital assets exchange, BCoin also seeks to provide a cohesive space for both new and seasoned individuals within Asia.
BCoin is a proprietary trading platform founded and developed in 2017.
BondEvalue is a Singapore based Fintech company that focuses on the Asian bond markets. Unlike equities, which have already been digitally disrupted, bonds have remained unchanged for decades. BondEvalue helps investors in managing their bond investments conveniently through an App, leveraging on the team’s deep domain expertise of fixed income and technology. The company envisions to level the playing field in the bond markets by providing not just live bond prices but also news and portfolio analytics to bond investors, thereby reducing investor dependency on relationship managers.
The company was incubated by Singapore Management University (SMU), and received the Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship Grant in 2017. Of notable mention, BondEvalue emerged as Asia-Pacific (AP) Champions of IBM Watson Build 2017 Challenge, beating other AP teams and represented AP in the global finals held at IBM’s Cloud and Cognitive Summit in New York.
Singapore’s pioneer and most trusted digital lending platform. Actively connecting with SMEs who are seeking short-term business loans with prospective investors who are looking for high-yield returns. Our mission is to help businesses grow through a trusted, collaborative funding platform and provide the Investor community with more choices of attractive yields.
Our vision is to empower private investors to earn better rates of interest by meeting the finance needs of growing businesses.
Tokenize is a Fiat-Crypto digital exchange that gives everyone access to both established and emerging cryptocurrencies.
Founded in early 2015, Funding Societies is a licensed digital lending platform in Southeast Asia that connects small and medium-sized enterprises ("SMEs") with retail and institutional lenders. It has achieved numerous milestones in a short span of time, including USD 25 million Series B funding round led by SoftBank Ventures Korea and supported by Sequoia India, Alpha JWC Ventures and Golden Gate Ventures. Funding Societies has expanded into Indonesia (where it is known as Modalku) and Malaysia, becoming one of the largest digital lending platforms in the region. Through its searing growth, Funding Societies and Modalku remain dedicated to the vision of funding underserved SMEs and improving societies in Southeast Asia.
InvestingNote is a free, social network platform designed to help retail stock investors to share investment ideas, data, news and link up with a network of better investors for better investing outcomes.
Users can share and access research reports, utilize technical charts and know what's trending in the stock market. Users can also identify better investors through followers, likes and posts.
Lim & Tan Securities was established in 1973. Its main activity is stock broking and the main focus of the company is the retail market. Believing in providing cutting-edge technology to its clients, Lim & Tan Securities was amongst the first to introduce Internet Share Trading in Singapore in October 1998.
In line with its belief in providing a fast and convenient way for clients to trade shares Online, multiple channels are provided for clients to access its easy-to-navigate Online trading platform to check prices and trade. This includes the Mobile trading channel using mobile phones, where clients can view streaming live prices, which was added in June 2008. Subsequently in 2011 and early 2012, it introduced iPhone, Android and iPad Apps for more convenient on-the-go trading under its Online trading brand name, limtan.com.sg.
Currently Lim & Tan offers a trade charting application, LTS Station, where clients can trade using technical charting tools, insert trade diary comments on the charts and also view up to 10 years of their trade history with Lim & Tan Securities.
There are tremendous amount of opportunities in the property market. Be it good or bad times, there will always be ways to make millions in real estate investments.
In fact, many millionaires became millionaires because of real estate investments. They have been able to apply the right strategies to capitalise on property gems and they can do it at any point in the economic or property cycle.
The Mencius Advanced Property Investment Course (MAPIC) is a comprehensive, balanced, and a highly practical programme to help you join this exclusive group of real estate millionaires.
It is designed to teach you how to fish. In other words, you will learn how to exploit opportunities anywhere, at any time, and in many different ways. In addition, using tried and tested methods, it will help you uncover property gems to put you on the path to become rich and wealthy.
MAPIC is also supported by a strong community of investors and a team of professional with valuable expertise in real estate investment and development.
Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore is part of an international banking group, with more than 150 years of history in some of the world's most dynamic markets. Our purpose is to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, and our heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise, Here for good.
The Bank has a history of 159 years in Singapore, where we opened our first branch in 1859. In October 1999, we were among the first international banks to receive a Qualifying Full Bank (QFB) licence, an endorsement of the Group's long-standing commitment to our business in the country.
Singapore is home to the majority of our global business leadership, our technology organisation, as well as SC Ventures, our innovation hub. In 2013, the Bank transferred our Singapore Retail and SME businesses to a locally-incorporated subsidiary, Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore) Limited ("SCBSL"). In 2018, we announced our intention to fully consolidate our business operations in Singapore through the transfer of our Commercial Banking, Corporate & Institutional Banking and Private Banking businesses to SCBSL. SCBSL is one of the highest-rated banks globally: A by Standard & Poor’s, Aa3 by Moody’s Investor Services and A by Fitch Ratings.
In Singapore, we support both individual and corporate needs to build wealth and drive commerce at every step of their journey. We do this by offering an entire range of financial services across personal, priority and private banking as well as our business, commercial and corporate banking teams. The Bank employs around 9,000 people in Singapore and has a network of 15 branches, 5 Priority Banking centres and 31 ATMs.
Taking root in 1994, Summit Planners is a revolutionary concept helmed by our principal consultant, Stephen Chew. Summit Planners Pte Ltd is one of a few in Singapore to offer one-stop integrated financial services to both business owners and individuals which include Accounting, Corporate Secretarial and Tax Services, Banking and Finance Consultancy, Corporate Risk Management, Estate Planning and Trust, Financial Planning, General Insurance, Legal Referral, Real Estate, Training and Publications, Wealth Management, Employment Services and Medical Concierge Services.
At Summit Planners, we strive to provide our clients with customised solutions from our suite of services to match not only the size of their organisation, but also their ambitions. From sole proprietorships to corporations, and from individuals to families, their trust in our services and our partners have enabled us to grow from strength to strength.
We know what it is like to pursue a dream. For a dream to have a chance to come true, one needs a Plan. At Summit Planners, one can count on us to help achieve those goals in life, and plan the route towards the summit.
Synapse Trading started off as a blog by Spencer in 2008 to record his trades and investment ideas, as well as to help new traders and investors navigate the financial markets. It soon gained a large following, and the company was incorporated in 2013 to provide full training courses and live coaching programs.
Its goal is to help everyone achieve massive wealth, success and freedom through the financial markets, by providing quality education and support to traders and investors from all walks of life. Synapse Trading’s core philosophy is "Real traders, Real trades, Real results!", which reflects its no-fluff and results-driven approach to its training.
"To date, the company has provided financial education to over a million people worldwide through its articles, videos and seminars." – ABC News, CBS News, NBC, FOX News
Backed by Temasek Holding’s Vertex Ventures, Validus Capital is Singapore’s leading peer-to-business lending platform, connecting growing SMEs to accredited investors and financial institutions.
A catalyst of sustainable growth for SMEs, Validus utilises a robust risk algorithm developed in partnership with the Credit Research Initiative (CRI) team of NUS-RMI, and leverages AI and machine learning to deliver a high-yield, diversified investment opportunity for investors. Validus is also the only platform in the region to offer insurance cover for lenders (up to 90% capital protection for most invoice financing facilities).
Licensed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Validus has funded over SGD $100 million to businesses since 2015, and aims to disburse SGD $1 billion via the platform over the next three years.
Mr Ananda Rajah is the Founder and Chairman of Atos Wellness. He founded the company in 1983 and as of today Atos is a 34-year old company.
In 1985 the first Atos centre was set up and since then we have always adopted a creative approach new technologies and therapies.
Spa Infinity is where time honored healing traditions get a dose of modern spa luxury. With 6600 sq feet of pampering spa, Spa Infinity is the perfect escapade for pure relaxation and rejuvenation.
ST Wine is e-commerce marketplace that is started by The Straits Times as part of its ST+ initiatives to reward all readers with more privileges and benefits. The wine club works with top merchants to curate some of the best and highly rated wines worldwide and deliver it to readers at the lowest price possible. This is in line with its mission to let ST readers enjoy good wines at equally good prices.
The Seedly mobile app is a personal finance management tool designed in Singapore. Launched in late 2016 and currently serving over 16,000 users in Singapore, it provides users with different bank and credit card accounts to view them in a single place by importing account balances and transactions into the app.
With personalised tips and content, users can also learn how to improve their financial health targeted towards the Millennial Singaporean aged between 22 to 35 with concerns around building their nest egg and starting a family.
The local startup is funded by East Ventures and currently incubated by NUS Enterprise. It had undergone the 2016 batch of DBS HOTSPOT program in which they were granted funds and resources from the local bank in its drive to make personal finance management more innovative and engaging.
DollarsAndSense.sg is a local website that aims to be the destination for timely and relevant information on personal finance matters presented for the layperson in a bite-sized, interesting, and enjoyable manner.
MoneySmart.sg is Singapore’s leading personal finance portal, which aims to help Singaporeans make better financial decisions through the provision of powerful comparison tools and engaging content.
Incorporated in June 2004 to serve the needs for a consolidated source of car buying information for car buyers, sgCarMart has steadily grown from being a niche and customer-focused website, to the largest car site in Singapore today. It is now the first choice car site for car buyers, successfully helping transact tens of thousands of vehicle sales.
Since its inception, sgCarMart has garnered an immense following reflected in its 15 million page views & more than 4 million visits each month for both the desktop & mobile version. (Source: Google Analytics, Jan 2016)
Manulife Financial Advisers is a Singapore-based financial advisory firm known for its quality advice and professional services.
At Manulife Financial Advisers, we are committed to putting our customers’ needs first. With years of experience and expertise, our representatives are well-positioned to provide sound advice to help our customers achieve their financial goals. Our customers will enjoy access to a wide range of solutions from Manulife as well as other trusted partners to meet their insurance, investment and retirement needs.
Being backed by Manulife Singapore, a leading Canadian-based financial services group with principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States, we are well placed in a position to offer distinctive advantages with the flexibility of a Financial Advisory firm, as well as the strong governance and financial backing of an international financial services group.
iX Biopharma Ltd, listed on the Singapore Exchange, is a specialty pharmaceutical company, operating a fully integrated business model from drug development to laboratory testing, manufacturing and supply. The Group is focused on the development and commercialisation of innovative therapies for improving the quality of life of those suffering from pain and other health conditions.
The Company leverages its patented sublingual drug delivery technology, WaferiX™, to develop proprietary products that incorporate pharmacologically active compounds that have been approved by regulatory bodies. Its pipeline of products under development includes Wafermine™, BnoX™, and Wafernyl™ for pain management, PheoniX™ for erectile dysfunction, and WafeRest™ for improved sleep quality.
The Group’s nutraceuticals division, Entity Health Pte Ltd, is engaged in the development and commercialisation of nutraceutical products that address specific conditions and improve quality of lifestyles throughout all phases of life.
United Global Limited is an established independent lubricant manufacturer with a wide range of high quality, well-engineered products under its in-house brands such as “United Oil”, “U Star Lube”, “Bell1” and “Hydropure”, as well as for third-party principals’ brands. The Group’s other core business is the trading of base oils, additives and lubricants.
Started in 1999, the Group has established itself as a reliable and responsive service provider as well as a specialist in automatic transmission fluids, with a global network covering over 30 countries and territories.
The Group is an ISO9001-certified company, with a blending capacity of 44,000MT in Singapore and 80,000MT in Indonesia via its 95% subsidiary PT Pacific Lubritama (“PLI”). A manufacturer and trader of lubricants based in Indonesia, PLI also has storage tanks with a total capacity of 17,000MT and jetty access to bulk shipments by vessels with cargo capacity of up to 12,000MT.
ZICO is an integrated network of multidisciplinary professional services firms helping organizations and individuals succeed in ASEAN. With 17 offices located throughout all 10 ASEAN countries and a team of 700 staff including 400 consultants and legal professionals, we provide legal, advisory and transactional services that help create and secure business opportunities. ZICO’s foundations are ZICO Holdings Inc., an ASEAN multidisciplinary professional services firm listed on Catalist of SGX-ST (www.zicoholdings.com) and ZICO Law, a network of leading local law firms in ASEAN (www.zicolaw.com).
The Trendlines Group is an innovation commercialization company established in 2007. It is an award-winning, and one of the most-highly regarded incubators in Israel, recognized worldwide as a “Start-Up Nation”. Trendlines invents, discovers, invests in, and incubates innovation-based medical and agricultural technologies. An intensely hands-on investor, Trendlines is involved in all aspects of its portfolio companies from technology development through business building, with a view towards exits in the market place.
Trendlines owns Israeli Government incubator license (among many globally-renowned MNCs) and receives government funding. It has 45 companies at various stages (14 at commercialization stage) in the portfolio, with about 10 new companies added annually. B.Braun AG is a cornerstone investor in its IPO and a strategic partner. Trendlines has achieved 7 exits in the past seven years with excellent return multiples.
Singapore O&G Ltd. (SOG) is a leading group of specialist medical practitioners dedicated towards women’s and children’s health and wellness. We are disciplined and focused in delivering a wide range of premier specialist services catering to the medical needs of women and children at affordable prices. We offer advice, medical and surgical care and support to our patients with a focus on obstetrics & gynaecology, gynaeoncology, breast care, dermatology and paediatrics. We currently have 6 O&G specialists, 3 women cancer specialists, 1 paediatrician and 1 skin specialist, operating 12 clinics in Singapore. We bring new life, preserve life and extend life for our patients and their families while preserving our core values of sincerity, professionalism and commitment. We aspire to be the premier specialist healthcare provider in holistic and comprehensive care for women and children and the number one choice for patients seeking private specialist healthcare.
GCCP Resources Limited is primarily engaged in the quarrying and the processing of calcium carbonate in Malaysia. The Group owns one of the biggest reserves of ground calcium carbonate (“GCC”) in Malaysia. The Group’s quarries, namely Gridland Quarry and Hyper Act Quarries, collectively hold about 220 million metric tonnes of precipitated calcium carbonate (“PCC”) and GCC-grade calcium carbonate resources and 26 million metric tonnes of PCC and GCC-grade calcium carbonate reserves.