DES MOINES—The man knows how to make an entrance. During his opening swing through Iowa after declaring his candidacy for president, at his very first campaign stop inside a bustling brew pub here south of downtown, John Hickenlooper arrives to find a crowd of more than 100 voters buzzing about the latest applicant to join the strangest job-interviewing process on Earth. Bending his lanky, 6-foot, 1-inch frame to fit through the crowded doorway of the events room, all eyes on the White House hopeful, the celestial nature of his moment shatters with the pint glass meeting the concrete floor just a few feet away.Story Continued Below It spawns something of a Zapruder film debate: Some attendees say they saw Hickenlooper fumble the glass, others insist he bumped into the man who dropped it, while the candidate himself swears he had nothing to with the accident. Whatever the real explanation, it’s less compelling than what happens next. Hickenlooper instinctively kneels and … [Read more...] about John Hickenlooper Is Running for President As Himself. Uh-oh.
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The city-state of Singapore accounted for three quarters of Southeast Asia’s fintech funding, half of the deals, and three of the top five deals by value in 2016, and it continues to be a leader today. It comes down to several factors, including that the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), Singapore’s central bank and financial regulator, has shown strong support for the industry. MAS has made the setting up of fintech businesses easier and more efficient by creating a Fintech Office, providing grants to startups, and creating a sandbox where fintechs can test new technologies, among other initiatives. In addition, international fintechs in Singapore are able to register with two local agents to act on their behalf. Meanwhile, the majority of the population has access to 3G/4G and are subscribed to the internet, meaning the market is primed for digital services. With all of these factors in its favor, Singapore is likely to continues as a globally recognized fintech hub … [Read more...] about All the key strengths and weaknesses of the fintech capital of South East Asia
We asked over two dozen venture capital investors to tell us which startups are going to boom in 2019. We asked them to name startups in their own portfolio they were particularly excited about. But we also asked for the names of startups they think will do well that they have not invested in, but are hearing great things about. What follows is a list of the startups, tackling everything from consumer health goods to life-saving drones, that are being buzzed about by tech’s venture capital insiders. You don’t have to be an industry insider to know about tech companies with popular products like Snapchat or Facebook. But what about the up-and-coming tech startups that could become tomorrow’s market leaders? We asked more than two dozen venture capital investors to name the startups they believe are going to boom in 2019. After all, VCs are the experts scouting the landscape every day and hunting for the next big thing – if anyone has a finger on the tech … [Read more...] about 57 startups that will boom in 2019, according to VCs
Rice exports set to pick up in Q1 2019 Rice exports are predicted to thrive during the first quarter of 2019 as regular importers are giving positive signs, according to a Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development source. Rice exports to regular importers such as the Philippines and Indonesia will soar in the first quarter of 2019 as both have recently been hit by natural disasters. The Agro Processing and Market Development Authority made the prediction at a press conference on January 22. The conference briefed expectations of farm produce exports during 2019, reported the news outlet Vietnam Economic Times. The authority stated rice exports to regular importers such as the Philippines and Indonesia will soar in the first quarter of 2019 as both have recently been hit by natural disasters. As many as 166 Filipino companies have made plans to import 1 million tons of rice, of which many have been ordered from Vietnam. This move came after the Philippines lifted its import … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 26/1
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