10 must-reads for today

Mr Nelson Ng Hsueh Chin borrowed about $200,000 through Funding Societies to run his business of importing snacks.
Mr Nelson Ng Hsueh Chin borrowed about $200,000 through Funding Societies to run his business of importing snacks.ST PHOTO: KHALID BABA
Baihakki Khaizan.
Baihakki Khaizan.PHOTO COURTESY OF BAIHAKKI KHAIZAN
Jonathan Eyal.
Jonathan Eyal.

Start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises are increasingly turning to crowdfunding, while small-loan platforms are drawing more investors. Funding Societies, Capital Match and Kapital Boost are some of the online marketplaces where groups or individuals can choose what projects to back.

Singapore's Foreign Ministry said yesterday that it welcomed the move by Malaysian Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali to make a two-day visit here, despite the postponement of an annual bilateral meeting over a "provocative act" by the Johor chief minister.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 14, 2019, with the headline '10 must-reads for today'. Print Edition | Subscribe