As the business climate begins to show signs of recovery moving into 2021, experts share their insights on where companies can focus their attention in order to leverage the momentum of the new year. Digitalisation The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the...
The global economy is seeing signs of gradual recovery from the economic fallout due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The SBF-Experian SME Index for 1Q21 – 2Q21F registered an overall reading of 48.2, an uptick from 46.3 in the 4Q20 – 1Q21F SBF-Experian SME Index.
Microsoft and Generation, a global nonprofit founded by McKinsey & Co, are partnering Digital Industry Singapore (DISG), Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) to upskill, place, and fill demand for tech-enabled jobs for up to 1,000 Singaporeans as part of the SGUnited Jobs and Skills Package. Titled #GetReadySG, the...
In a national business survey done by the Singapore Business Federation before the onset of COVID, bread-and-butter concerns were predictably top-of-mind when asked what they would like to see laid out in this year’s Budget. The desire for more support for sustainable practices also gained momentum. Many...
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Bank of Ghana (BOG) have commenced discussions to adopt the Business sans Borders (BSB) open hub of platforms between Singapore and Ghana. These discussions on close cooperation will benefit the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and...
The COVID-19 pandemic has posed challenges to the education and training industry, a sector which has valued face-to-face interactions and, as such, has tended to resist digitalisation. With rules and restrictions aimed at reducing social contact implemented as a response to the pandemic, the sector has been...
From its founding five years ago, Carro, an end-to-end automotive platform, has grown to become Southeast Asia's largest automotive marketplace – facilitating not just the buying and selling of cars, but also insurance, financing and maintenance. Now, Carro is disrupting traditional car ownership by providing drivers with an end to end platform for...
COVID-19 has disrupted the way we work and live, and much of the impact was felt in the heart of our Asian economy – our small and medium businesses (SMEs). Nearly 18% of East Asia and Pacific SMEs had to close between January and May 2020, and...
Mastercard has welcomed 10 fintechs from around the world to participate in its award-winning startup engagement program, Start Path, to scale the future of commerce. Mastercard will work with these companies through a six-month program to co-innovate and uncover opportunities that leverage Mastercard’s technology, expertise...
As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to impact businesses, one important lesson is to adapt through quick thinking and workarounds. This has been experienced by mc.2, a brand with a strong reputation for its smart blinds and curtains in Singapore, which caters to both homeowners and business space...