Asia Pacific travellers prefer using credit, debit and prepaid cards as payment method when travelling, according to the latest findings from Visa's latest Global Travel Intentions (GTI) study, underlining consumers' growing reliance on digital payment methods. The number of travellers bringing cash on their trips...
A SME Pulse Check survey conducted by DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited reveals that more than half of the Hong Kong small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) expressed neutral sentiment towards the economic outlook for both Hong Kong and Mainland China in 2024, while “ensuring consistent cashflow and...
In Budget 2024, which comes after a difficult year and anticipates the challenging global situation ahead, the government continues its efforts to develop local enterprises, equip workers for life, and also create pathways for equity and mobility. Developing local enterprises Minister...
Finance Minister Lawrence Wong delivered Singapore’s Budget 2024 on 16 February 2024. The budget comes after a difficult 2023 in whichthe international environment was troubled, the global economy was subdued and Singapore’s own economy grew by a modest 1.1%, fortunately avoiding a recession. In...
IFS has shared the latest findings of its recent global research polling 2,000 senior decision-makers – VP and above – in France, Germany, Japan, Nordics, UK, USA and the UAE –across Manufacturing, Services, Telecoms, Energy & Resources, Construction & Engineering, and A&D industries. In its last overview, the company highlighted the overarching dependence on AI to create and accelerate business value from...
Forrester's  2023 Malaysia Banking Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) reveals that banks in Malaysia have been steadily improving their CX quality over the past two years. This year's top brand, Maybank, saw an improvement in its CX performance as it recorded 21 positive interactions for every negative one,...
Vertice has announced the results of its global survey, which reveals that a lack of alignment between finance and tech leaders is preventing companies from controlling cloud spending. Amidst cloud costs rising by an average of 35% year on year, Vertice surveyed 600 finance...
In Southeast Asia, about 70% of SMEs (small and medium enterprises) started their business with seed money raised from their personal savings and from family and friends' financial support – particularly in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. This finding stood out from a report published by Funding Societies. Funding from...
While there is an anticipation of global trade expanding by slightly over 2% in 2024, the pace of growth in Asia is forecasted to remain subdued and may not be as robust as it was in previous years. The key factor inhibiting growth can...
Bank Indonesia (BI) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) today launched the cross-border quick response (QR) payment linkage between Indonesia and Singapore. This linkage enables customers of participating financial institutions1 to make seamless cross-border retail payments using their existing mobile banking applications to scan QRIS (Quick...