Enterprise Singapore (ESG) has set aside over S$55 million to accelerate the growth of promising local agriculture and aquaculture companies by developing their innovation capabilities to grow more with less. This builds on ESG’s ongoing efforts to develop a vibrant agri-food tech ecosystem that...
Nearly three quarters (73%) of CEOs believe global economic growth will decline over 2023, according to PwC's 26th Annual Global CEO Survey, which polled 4,410 CEOs in 105 countries and territories in October and November 2022. The bleak CEO outlook is the most pessimistic CEOs have...
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Hong Kong have regained confidence in their business and the economy, despite having ongoing concerns about a possible economic downturn in Hong Kong and other markets, customer acquisition challenges, and rising business costs, according to research released by QBE Hong Kong. The...
"Microsoft has announced its “Bersama Malaysia” (Together with Malaysia) initiative". As part of the plan, Microsoft will establish its first datacenter region in the country to deliver cloud services locally, with the ability to store data in-country. Microsoft also announced plans to skill an...
The Microsoft Enabler Program launched in September 2020 pioneers disability inclusive workplaces across Asia Pacific by removing the barriers for a more diverse workforce. With more than 1 billion people with disabilities (PwDs) in the world, disability-inclusive employment can lead to 1-7% rise in GDP in Asia Pacific...
A new report by S&P Global Ratings has indicated that embracing financial technology (fintech) and the innovations it heralds will improve the long-term competiveness of Singapore's banking industry.According to the report titled "Singapore banks must adapt to fintech or lose out", the global rating agency's credit analyst...
Xero has launched a report revealing a unique paradox expressed by Singapore’s small business owners. While reporting the highest levels of work-related stress in comparison to their peers, they additionally ranked second globally in the categories of overall wellbeing and life satisfaction. The report,...
It is both stability and change in the Allianz Risk Barometer 2023. Cyber Incidents and Business Interruption rank as the biggest company concerns for the second year in succession (both with 34% of all responses). The Allianz Risk Barometer is an annual business risk ranking compiled by Allianz Group's corporate insurer...
Xero has announced the launch of the Xero Responsible Data Use Advisory Council dedicated to educating and empowering small business owners on responsible data use. The inaugural group of Council members, who come from the small business community and industry experts around the world,...
Google  Cloud and the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) shared plans to collaborate to bolster Singapore’s national artificial intelligence (AI) vision and strategy. Potential focus areas of this strategic partnership announced at Google Cloud Singapore Summit 2023 are aimed at supporting the adoption...