Singtel has announced a community care package to foster digital inclusion and close the digital gaps that have become pronounced since the onset of COVID-19. This comes in the form of a S$3million digitalisation initiative that is aimed at two groups – senior citizens and traditional SMEs,...
As the majority of Singapore’s workforce continues to work from home, the UOB ASEAN Consumer Sentiment Study found that flexible work arrangements are critical to achieving work-life balance as part of new working norms post-COVID-19. Almost three quarters of Singapore employees expect that work-life...
Amazon has wrapped the two-day Prime Day event in Singapore which delivered big sales for small businesses and big savings for Prime members. Amazon designed this year's Prime Day to support small businesses in Singapore to help small businesses achieve growth over the shopping event and upcoming...
DBS and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) have announced a three-year Memorandum of Understanding to stimulate domestic tourism demand in the immediate term, as well as drive cross-border demand and catalyse tourism industry development in the mid- to long-term. The partnership, a first-of-its-kind collaboration between STB and a local bank, will leverage...
Xero has released a study investigating how small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in key markets around the world have responded to COVID-19, revealing the challenges and resulting actions taken to reinvent themselves and thrive. The commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of...
SWIFT and Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) have signed a Memorandum of Intent (MOI) to accelerate trade digitalisation globally. The MOI looks at offering SWIFT’s community of more than 11,000 financial institutions and corporates in over 200 countries and territories more efficient and...
The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and Sea Limited (Sea) have signed a memorandum of intent for a new programme to hire and train 500 Singaporeans. The programme, when implemented, will be a TechSkills Accelerator (TeSA) Company-Led Training (CLT) programme by a Singapore-based company,...
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), together with the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) and the Finance Houses Association of Singapore (FHAS), have announced an extension of support measures to help individuals and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) facing cashflow difficulties transition gradually to full loan...
For small and medium enterprises (SMEs), the sense of urgency to digitalise has heightened due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, Singapore’s extended circuit breaker which began in April this year, highlighted the necessity of digitalisation. It was during this period that OCBC Bank...
Given the uncertainties faced by businesses during the on-going Phase Two of the post-Circuit Breaker period, the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) launched a survey in August to garner business sentiments and to better understand the support businesses may require during this phase. Conducted over...