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Daily Briefing: CIMB hires 7 people for its Singapore private bank; Shunfu Ville sale pushes through

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From Bloomberg: CIMB Group Holdings Bhd. has hired seven people recently at its private bank in Singapore, according to a person familiar with the matter, as it seeks to become one of the top 20 Asian players in the sector. Five of the hires have already started and the remaining two will join by September, said the person, who asked not to be identified as the matter is private. Some are relationship managers who worked at Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd., which last year sold its wealth and retail banking units in Singapore and four other markets to DBS Group Holdings Ltd., according to the person. 

From PropertyGuru: The collective sale of Shunfu Ville has finally received the green light, after the Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal lodged by objectors. The $638 million sale of the privatised HUDC estate made headlines last May when more than 82 percent of the owners consented to sell the 358-unit estate to Qingjian Realty.

From CNBC via Yahoo!: In sunny Singapore , one start-up is disrupting the world of development consulting.The field, in which companies advise public and private sector players on projects related to economic development, traditionally uses a top-down strategy. Zeroth Labs, however, takes that a step further with an adaptive approach to problem solving and constant experimentation. 

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