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Local startup GNum snags S$7m in seed funding from Tembusu

SingaporeLOCAL startup GNum has secured S$7 million in seed funding from private equity firm Tembusu Partners. This is the largest investment in a startup that Tembusu Partners has made to date, and among the largest first-round investments in a startup here.Now in its beta phase, GNum allows voice calls to be made for free from any electronic device, from PCs to mobile phones. Users can make...


French-listed company opens regional HQ in S'pore

A FRENCH-listed firm that provides testing, inspection and certification services across industries such as marine and construction and offshore opened its regional headquarters here yesterday. Bureau Veritas will manage its operating subsidiaries across South-east Asia, Australia and New Zealand from the new facility at the Singapore Science Park II. Chief executive Didier Michaud-Daniel told...


Hub for surface engineering firms opens

REDEVELOPING areas with lower-intensity use is one viable way of achieving higher land productivity, said Minister for Trade and Industry Lim Hng Kiang on Thursday."As the economy shifts to focus on higher value-added activities, revitalising our estates will provide a boost to industries higher in the value chain, as well as create good jobs for Singaporeans," he said.Mr Lim was speaking at the...


$59m hub helps SMEs in cluster cut costs

INDUSTRIAL landlord JTC Corporation yesterday opened a $59 million hub for firms in the surface engineering sector, the latest in a line of innovative buildings that are transforming the old Tanjong Kling industrial estate. The high-rise multi-tenanted JTC Surface Engineering Hub allows tenants to be in a cluster with other similar companies to intensify land use, and helps them cut costs by...


GIC sells London property to Norway sovereign fund for $1.2b

SINGAPORE sovereign wealth fund GIC has sold its entire stake in the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Financial Centre in London for �582.5 million (S$1.2 billion). Norges Bank Investment Management, Norway's sovereign wealth fund, is the buyer of the prime freehold property in London's financial district, said GIC in a statement yesterday. The move follows GIC's full acquisition of the RomaEst...


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HKTDC Hong Kong International Building and Hardware Fair

The 9th edition of HKTDC Hong Kong International Building and Hardware Fair, formerly HKTDC Hong Kong International Building and Decoration Materials & Hardware Fair, will be held from 29 October to 1 November 2014 in AsiaWorld-Expo, offering the ideal platform for international buyers to meet quality suppliers in the areas of building materials, hardware, architecture, and more. The BIM Day on 29 October 2014 and a new zone of Building Performance and BIM are available to reflect the latest trend of the industry, while the final day of the fair is open to the public, giving exhibitors the chances to gain insights into the consumer market. Please pre-register at www.hktdc.com/ex/hkbdh/101 to get a FREE admission badge by mail.
 

The 3rd Annual Commercial Building Architecture • Designing • Performance Summit (Green-CREP3)

The 3rd Annual Commercial Building Architecture • Designing • Performance Summit (Green-CREP3), organized by Linver Insights, co-organized by AIA (The American Institute of Architects) will be held on 12-13 November, 2014 in LANGHAM PLACE GUANGZHOU, with 350 delegates scale, and English and Chinese simultaneous translation service. Green-CREP3 set “New Concept, New Technology, New Experience, New Value” as a guideline.
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