Sunday, January 23, 2022
Mastercard is partnering three leading cryptocurrency service providers in Asia Pacific to launch crypto-funded Mastercard payment cards for consumers and businesses in the region that will enable them to convert their cryptocurrencies into traditional fiat currency. The three digital asset service providers are Amber Group from Hong Kong, Bitkub in...
In the West, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have been a key part of economic growth. In Asia, however, SMEs have been at a disadvantage for decades. Unlike their Western counterparts, SMEs in Asia face many obstacles to growth. These include a lack of support from policymakers and banks, as...
The pandemic started a global crisis which ravaged economies and businesses around the world. It has certainly brought everything to a standstill and forced SMEs in Indonesia to adapt and change their business plan and strategy to survive. Indonesian SMEs form the backbone of the nation's economy and contribute largely...

A Comeback to Remember

In January 2021, Singaporeans bid farewell to household name. Robinsons, the iconic 162-year-old department store, had shut it's doors to its flagship store in the city-state for the last time. The department store had announced on 30 October 2020 the closure of its last two outlets, saying the decision...
Audience Analytics, a publisher and awards organiser, is looking to raise S$5.5 million in an initial public offering (IPO) on the Catalist board as it seeks to expand its business in overseas markets and grow its product team. Audience Analytics organises awards such as the SME100 Awards and the HR...
It is almost certain that when we talk about financial technology (fintech) development in Asia-Pacific, the focus usually shifts on China or even India to some extent. These large economies tends to overshadow Southeast Asia potential. But, it might not be the case for long. Southeast Asia is emerging as...
Huawei announced its plan to invest US$100 million in startup support at the inaugural HUAWEI CLOUD Spark Founders Summit, which took place simultaneously in Singapore and Hong Kong. Huawei said the investment would go towards its Spark Program in the Asia Pacific region, which aims to build a sustainable startup...
Entrepreneurs - Is This The Right Time To Start A Business
At the moment with the never ending sight of the pandemic waning away, obviously there's a high degree of uncertainty in the world. For some though, in this unprecedented time, it's the perfect opportunity to start a business. Historically, after every financial crisis, innovation and creativity tends to spark new...
The Small and Medium Enterprises Association (SAMENTA) today kicked-off a series of international business matching programmes to widen the scope of business opportunities for Malaysian SMEs. The first virtual trade mission, the 2021 Anyang Online Export Business Meeting, is being held over two days from 7 to 8 July...
Capital has started to pour out of Asian emerging markets as coronavirus outbreaks slow the region's economic recovery while investors price in the likelihood of interest rate hikes in the U.S. and Europe. International investors sold $500 million more stocks and bonds than they bought in Asian emerging markets in...
All across the Asia-Pacific region, the countries that led the world in containing the coronavirus are now languishing in the race to put it behind them. While the United States, which has suffered far more grievous outbreaks, is now filling stadiums with vaccinated fans and cramming airplanes with summer vacationers,...
Philippine inflation may remain above 4% this year, complicating government efforts to salvage the economy from the havoc wrought by the pandemic. Economists have raised their forecasts for Philippine consumer price inflation by the most in Asia since December, by 1.2 percentage points to 4.1%, according to the median estimate...

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