Businesses in Singapore recognise the importance of sustainability as a driver of reputation, growth and profitability, yet have not fully converted sentiment into meaningful action, a HSBC report has found. Not having a stronger approach to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) is also simultaneously impacting corporates’ financing...
Trend Micro Incorporated, a provider of cybersecurity solutions, released its 2019 Cloud App Security Roundup report on March 11. The report highlights changes in messaging-specific threats detected last year, the use of more sophisticated malware, and the potential abuse of emerging technologies in artificial intelligence to inform...
Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing, New Zealand’s Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker and Chile’s Vice Minister for Trade Rodrigo Yanez jointly announced the substantial conclusion of the negotiations for the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA) in Singapore on 21 January 2020....
Everyone knows people who are fun to be around. They're outgoing, positive and seem to make everyone around them better. Researchers call them "connectors," and a new study suggests they can help improve the work experience and ultimately reduce turnover when strategically hired and placed in certain group settings. And that effect...
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), together with the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS), the Life Insurance Association (LIA), the General Insurance Association (GIA), and the Finance Houses Association of Singapore (FHAS), announced on 31 March a package of measures to help ease the financial strain...
Xero, the global small business platform, has teamed up with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Singapore to support their mission to empower accountants. Through this partnership, accountants will learn how to leverage technology to grow their practices and that of their small business clients through...
CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad (“CIMB Islamic”) unveiled late last year an initiative in support of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Malaysia looking to grow their business in the global halal market. Through CIMB HalalBizReady, the proposition provides financing packages that help businesses become compatible with the requirements...
DBS Bank joined Contour’s network on 11 May 2020, growing the number of banks on the blockchain platform driving a collective effort to digitalise global trade. Built on R3’s Corda, Contour’s network focuses on digitalising processes, including the creation, exchange, approval and issuance of letter of credits...
Enterprise Singapore and the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) encourage partnerships between German and Singapore companies as they are important co-innovation and technology partners for local enterprises to enhance their value proposition. There are good collaboration opportunities in Germany for Singapore startups and SMEs in the areas...
DBS announced on 26 February its second round of relief measures to help businesses in Singapore cope better with the COVID-19 situation. These measures are a mix of financial relief packages and digital initiatives to enable companies to fast track their digital adoption and transaction fulfillment needs...