Singapore, Chile and New Zealand launched trilateral talks on the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA) on the sidelines of the APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade (MRT) Meeting Chile recently. Digitalisation has transformed business models and trade, opening up unparalleled opportunities and choices for businesses...
In a bid to provide a higher level of security to customers, Singapore’s DBS Bank has launched digital tokens for more than 200,000 of its corporate and SME customers on DBS IDEAL, the bank’s online banking platform for corporate and SME customers.  According to...
Enterprise Singapore is focusing on strengthening the startup ecosystem in Singapore by working with global and local partners. This supports the national Research, Innovation and Enterprise 2020 Plan to build a strong core of innovative enterprises and startups to capture global opportunities and create high value jobs...
Singapore retains its leading position in Asia Pacific for the sixth consecutive year in the Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) 2019, announced during GTCI’s Asia Launch event at the INSEAD Asia campus in Singapore. Produced in partnership with The Adecco Group and Tata Communications, the GTCI...
Deskera, Asia's cloud-based platform, is collaborating with the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) to develop future-ready manpower to help SMEs rise to the digitalisation challenge and raise productivity. As part of this co-operation, ITE students and staff will be trained to acquire digitalisation skills using Deskera's cloud-based...
eCommerce corporation eBay and the Singapore Institute of Retail Studies (SIRS) have teamed up to deliver training to small businesses and entrepreneurs seeking new and global sales channels in the fast-growing eCommerce sector.  Titled “Let’s eBay with SIRS,” the full-day workshop was held at...
Vietnamese car hailing application will launch in Singapore market in April 2019. This is the third country, in which FastGo is going to officially operate its service after Vietnam and Myanmar. According to FastGo's announced plan, FastGo application is going to be available in 6 Southeast Asian...
Singapore's InsurTech startup PolicyPal has rolled out an Employee Benefits digital portal, PolicyPal Business dedicated to offering direct group insurance online. The digital portal aims to mitigate the shortcomings of traditional Employee Benefits processes. More than 1,500 employees in small and medium Enterprises (SMEs) and startups are...
Bruneian national SME body has tied up with Golden Equator Consulting (GECo) of Singapore. The partnership will have GECo run the next three cycles of the 100-day Startup Bootcamp, now named Accelerate. Accelerate will continue to equip Bruneian startups with the core skill sets...
Singapore-based peer-to-business (P2B) lending platform Validus Capital has set up shop in Indonesia through its subsidiary Batumbu, in partnership with Indonesia’s Triputra Group.  Validus targets small and medium enterprises (SMEs) while Batumbu connects SMEs in Indonesia with accredited, institutional, and high net worth investors to provide loans...