How Singapore and Hong Kong provide models for Smart City development

The two cities are always competing, and yet, they are following similar Smart City strategies 

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi seeks IPO in 2018 at US$50B valuation

Xiaomi prefers Hong Kong launch IPO which may bring at least US$5 billion, and the money will be used for expansion 

The Hong Kong market can be tough, here are 4 ways startups can compete

The rise in economic prowess across the board has created one major burden entrepreneurs now have to deal with: the competitive local business arena 

Hong Kong-based legaltech startup Dragon Law rebrands to ZEGAL as it enters the UK

ZEGAL has opened an office in Manchester, led by co-founder Chris Sykes 

Read this or die: Top stories from November 22

Because we know we'd die a little inside if we missed these top stories 

Hong Kong-based fashion e-commerce startup Grana raises funding via venture debt from STI Financial Group

The startup ships fashion apparel directly to 67 markets, and operates 15 pop-up showrooms in Hong Kong, Singapore, the US and Australia 

Singapore's central bank announces US$20M AI grant, regional cyber threat centre and blockchain prototypes

At the Singapore Fintech Festival, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) also announced a slew of other initiatives to broaden financial inclusion and cross-border transactions 

Hong Kong-based mobile lending startup WeLab raises US$220M from Alibaba, IFC, others

With its proprietary risk management technology, WeLab analyses unstructured mobile Big Data within a short time to make credit decisions for individual borrowers