The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic has posed severe challenges for the global economy and supply chains have been in the eye of the storm. Amid heightened geopolitical tensions, some countries are considering moving supply chains out of China. However, as a recent research study by...
Xero Limited has announced the acquisition of Planday, a leading workforce management platform with more than 350,000 employee users across Europe and the UK that simplifies employee scheduling, allowing businesses to forecast and manage their labour costs. Aligned with Xero’s strategic priority to grow...
GlobalConnect@SBF is an initiative by SBF and supported by Enterprise Singapore to help businesses expand globally. Since its launch in November 2019, GlobalConnect@SBF has assisted more than 2,500 Singapore businesses. Despite a challenging year in 2020, GlobalConnect@SBF has also enabled 15 overseas ventures by...
Funding Societies, a SME digital financing platform, announced that it has achieved S$2 billion in disbursals of business financing to small and medium sized enterprises across the region. This milestone comes as the platform enters its sixth year of operations. The amount is partly crowdfunded by over...
Despite COVID-19, 15,300 enterprises pressed on with projects to raise productivity, enhance innovation and pursue internationalisation in a challenging 2020, with support from Enterprise Singapore (ESG). These enterprises are largely from the retail, wholesale trade, manufacturing, food services and professional services sectors. Their efforts...
Amazon announced at the inaugural Amazon Southeast Asia Online Seller Summit 2021 additional resources and support for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in Singapore to start selling online and expand globally through its stores. Amazon announced that it is extending the waiver of professional selling account...
The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and KrisShop, Singapore Airlines’ flagship retailer, have announced a three-year partnership to jointly market home-grown brands and grow their e-commerce reach, as well as create seamless experiences for their local and international customers. Joint marketing campaigns and e-commerce expansion
Despite the challenges and disruptions of COVID-19, the regional Financial Services Industry (FSI) has continued to forge ahead and accelerate the pace of digitization in response to the pandemic, according to findings by Microsoft-IDC.   Unveiling the FSI findings of the culture of innovation...
PlanetSpark has announced the launch of PlanetSpark Innovation Centre, the first hardware-targeted accelerator for Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) innovations, dedicated to supporting Singapore tech startups speed up market deployment.Supported by Enterprise Singapore and backed by Excelpoint, PlanetSpark will invest an initial S$5 million to expand the...
Despite two in five (61%) employers expressing a pessimistic outlook towards the current job market, 56% indicate that they have been recently hiring or intending to hire new talent to meet their current business goals. In particular, the top three functions employers have been...