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Can I borrow money from the bank to start an investment?

I am a foreigner in this country. I want to borrow money to start a business here. In my country, I am an entrepreneur. I already have a plan for my business but I do not have enough money to start here, because I did not expect the work rates and the lifestyle here. To whom can I borrow or lend money from?

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    Here in Singapore, there are many banks that you can borrow or lend money from. You can get help from other people whos businesses are to loan money and you can start your business with that. Singapore is easy to cope with. You can manage to get along with it. It is more applicable to have a lot of connections to be able to know the business world there.

    2020.03.24 15:44

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