FROM THE ED­I­TOR

Singapore Business Review - - FROM THE EDITOR -

As part of our an­nual tra­di­tion, we bring you fresh in­vest­ment ideas to wel­come the new year. It’s the Year of the Dog, and no­body should be left bark­ing on the wrong money tree. We talked to ex­perts, bankers, and in­vest­ment firms as we rounded up ten promis­ing in­vest­ments ideas that could help boost your fi­nances this year.

For star­tups seek­ing for their first round of fi­nanc­ing, we also came up with a list of the hottest ac­cel­er­a­tors to look out for in Sin­ga­pore. As sug­gested by the big­gest ven­ture cap­i­tal firms, in­dus­try ex­perts and an­a­lysts, the list could very well be your ticket to your next big ven­ture this year.

There’s also a new kid in the shar­ing econ­omy block in the guise of co-liv­ing spa­ces. We delved into the world of co-liv­ing, as it pro­vides a so­lu­tion to Sin­ga­pore’s hous­ing woes whilst open­ing up op­por­tu­ni­ties for de­vel­op­ers.

Mean­while, our reg­u­lar fi­nan­cial in­sight col­umn delved into the pri­vate eq­uity land­scape in Sin­ga­pore. PE trans­ac­tions in the first nine months of 2017 reached US$8.2B, sur­pass­ing the whole of

2016, with in­vest­ment ac­tiv­ity ris­ing most strongly in Sin­ga­pore, In­done­sia, and Viet­nam in the past 12 to 18 months. De­spite the in­flux of dry pow­der, this year has also seen a de­cline in the num­ber of trans­ac­tions. This is­sue is packed to start the year right. En­joy!

Tim Charl­ton

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