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The Fi­nan­cial In­sight col­umn also re­vealed that Sin­ga­pore is strug­gling against its Asian peers in the IPO front as cross-bor­der list­ings bal­looned 300%. Given the highly com­pet­i­tive land­scape of IPO ac­tiv­i­ties in the Asia-pa­cific, can Sin­ga­pore’s eq­uity mar­ket stay com­pet­i­tive?

Mean­while, Sin­ga­pore’s re­tail­ers are lit­er­ally adding games to their menu as they try to cap­ture mil­len­nial shop­pers. From in-store ar­cades, games, to make-up apps, re­tail­ers fur­ther em­brace th­ese novel ap­proaches in their phys­i­cal stores.

In Sin­ga­pore’s heated prop­erty scene, the boom in co-work­ing spa­ces will con­tinue with around 110-120 op­er­at­ing flex­i­ble workspace cen­tres is­land­wide, and leas­ing de­mand hit­ting 550,000 square feet in 2018. Prop­erty gi­ants are bank­ing on the trend, and are launch­ing their own co-work­ing spa­ces.

This is­sue also bears the cov­er­age of the most re­cent awards that we’ve held, the Sin­ga­pore Busi­ness Re­view Busi­ness Case Stud­ies Awards. Flip the pages to find out the best busi­ness so­lu­tions providers in the city.

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This is­sue deep dives into the world of ICOS as Sin­ga­pore so­lid­i­fies its sta­tus as the third best ICO hub in the world. Chan­nel checks re­vealed that eleven of the 100 largest ICOS in the world, ranked by funds raised, are held by firms in Sin­ga­pore.

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