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Singapore’s Fortitude Budget Allocates Over S$500m to Support Digital Transformation

More than S$500 million of Singapore’s Fortitude Budget will be allocated to supporting the digital transformation of businesses and SMEs, including support for e-payments,...

Singapore’s Self-Employed to Receive Over S$360 Million in Relief

Under the Self-Employed Person Income Relief Scheme (SIRS), the Singaporean Ministry of Manpower (MoM) and the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) have made a...

What Singapore Can Expect After the Circuit Breaker

By 2 June, Singapore’s circuit breaker period will come to an end. The circuit breaker, which began in early April, was implemented as a...

RM452.8m Entrepreneur Recovery Plan Being Prepared by MEDAC

The Ministry of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives (MEDAC) recently announced their plans to allocate RM452.8 million (US$104m) to assist COVID-19 affected entrepreneur under a...

Indonesian Businesses Prepared to Face the ‘New Normal’

Businesspeople are prepared to press on with the Indonesian government’s plan to gradually reopen the economy under health protocols to establish a “new normal”...

Singapore Unveils Fourth Stimulus Budget to Fight COVID-19

SINGAPORE – Tuesday, 26 May 2020: Singapore's Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat unveiled a new raft of stimulus measures worth S$33 billion (US$23.2 billion)...

Singapore Business Leaders Ready to Deal with Post Covid-19 Impact

As Singapore deals with the prospect of an extended recession, slated to be one of the worst among its Asian counterparts, boards and companies...

Thailand Sets New Standard For Hospitality Hygiene

The Thai Hotels Association (THA) has urged SME operators to enrol with the Safety and Health Administration (SHA) in a project to set a...

Tesco Malaysia Puts a Spotlight on SME Suppliers This Holiday Season

During a time of economic hardship due to COVID-19, Tesco Stores Malaysia seeks to inspire hope by shining a spotlight on its local SME...

COVID-19 Economic Impact Could Reach $8.8 Trillion Globally

COVID-19 Economic Impact Could Reach $8.8 Trillion Globally — New ADB Report The global economy could suffer between $5.8 trillion and $8.8 trillion in losses—equivalent...

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