Monday, September 21, 2020
With the enforcement of lock-downs across ASEAN countries, one of the main concerns that follows, is the economic repercussions of the strict measures and the fear that it would have a long lasting impact on social well-being and economic performance. It was just a matter of time before ASEAN, which...
KUALA LUMPUR, September 2020 – The winners of the Golden Bull Award 2020 have cited strength, resilience, and decisive action as factors in their success, despite the COVID-19 pandemic wreaking economic havoc across the globe. Dato’ William Ng, organising chairman of the Golden Bull Award said, “Through good planning and...
SMEs in five Southeast Asian (SEA) markets, that being Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam, are counting on the benefits of technology to help weather the storm of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent survey conducted by United Overseas Bank (UOB), Accenture, and Dun & Bradstreet. The research was...
Enterprise Singapore (ESG) has recently launch its inaugural Energy Open Innovation Challenge (EOIC) 2020, in partnership with a multitude of energy companies such as Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, and Shell. This challenge seeks to engage with both SMEs and startups. The EOIC is calling for these SMEs and startups to provide...
Many have stated that COVID-19 is the catalyst that finally ushered businesses into the digital age. While this statement is true in some cases, most businesses had already begun their digital transformation journey before the world was even aware of the COVID pandemic. Satanu Dutt, Chief Technology Officer of...
Japan's Suga vows to put growth ahead of fiscal reform, signals status quo of Abenomics Yoshihide Suga, on course to become Japan's next prime minister, said he would maintain incumbent premier Shinzo Abe's policy prioritising economic growth over efforts to fix the country's tattered finances. Suga, Japan's chief cabinet secretary,...
Japan to pay firms to produce goods locally or in Southeast Asia, in shift from ChinaJapan’s government will start subsidising some companies to invest in local factories and those in Southeast Asia as part of efforts to reduce reliance on manufacturing in China.Fifty-seven firms, including privately-held face...
The COVID-19 pandemic has become a catalyst for the ASEAN market to adopt e-commerce earlier than forecasted. Chief Operating Officer of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Datuk Ng Wan Peng said prior to the pandemic, MDEC forecasted ASEAN e-commerce users to reach 310 million by 2025. “COVID-19 has prompted more...
Grab has launched its Small Business Booster Programme in Singapore. Said programme will include tools and initiatives that will make it much easier for offline businesses to transform themselves and make the shift towards digitisation. The programme also aims to help those already on the Grab platform to expand...
Having an online presence is now just as important, if not even more important than having boots on the ground. COVID-19 has brought about border closures and widespread movement control orders, forcing companies to rethink operational expectations and norms. Those that fail to adapt quickly will likely see significant...
Article by Wisesight Dig deep into what your customers are thinking, where they are talking and what they are feeling, because knowing these insights gets your social media game on point and effectively builds a strong community of fans and drives sales for your Brand. However, not every member of your...