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A recent JobStreet report reveals the pandemic has caused a detrimental impact on the quality of life of Singaporean employees. Conducted between 12th to 14th May and involving 5,285 respondents based in Singapore, the report finds that the proportion of employees feeling unhappy increased by almost five...
The Association of Small & Medium Enterprises (ASME) has recently launched the SME Cloud Exchange Network Software (SMECEN) that encourages small and medium enterprises to embark on digital transformation to be global ready. Supported by Enterprise Singapore, the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) and Inland Revenue...
Akamai Technologies, Inc has revealed that 95% of channel partners agree that cloud computing is a key priority for their customers' 2023 strategy. However, not all businesses plan to or are able to invest heavily in the space. Willingness to spend varies greatly, with 27% planning to...
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Bank of Thailand (BOT) have launched the linkage of Singapore’s PayNow and Thailand’s PromptPay real-time retail payment systems. The linkage is the culmination of several years of extensive collaboration between MAS and BOT, both countries’ payment...
As consumers alter their retail behaviour due to the pandemic, companies have increasingly turned to digital marketing as a means to reach out to their customers. Digital Marketing skills have grown in importance as the top competency required for business viability, as voted by half of employers...
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)  and the Centre of Digital Enterprise, University of Auckland Business School have published the Digital Sustainability Index, a world-first study of enterprises in the Asia Pacific region that focuses on how digital solutions are contributing to sustainability outcomes across social, environmental, and economic levers.Based...
A survey revealed that 80% of organisations in Singapore have found hiring 'very' or 'quite' competitive in 2023. 39% have lost out on hiring new talent in the last six months as they 'can't compete on salary and benefits', and 44% expect 'lack of skilled candidates available' to be...
PropertyGuru, announced on 12 March its expansion into home finance with the launch of its mortgage marketplace, ‘PropertyGuru Finance’. Through this venture, PropertyGuru aims to assist Singaporeans in saving money on their home loans in the long term, as well as simplify their...
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...
Shopee Malaysia launched its three-part 2023 Consumer Trends series called 'Adapting to Malaysia's Digital Consumers in 2023'. The first part of the series that focuses on sellers found that 63% of Malaysian Sellers feel excited and positive about e-commerce opportunities in 2023. In particular, sellers...