Tuesday, June 28, 2022
The vast and rapidly growing market of India is opening up for electronic commerce and presents ample opportunities for SMEs in Hong Kong and in the region. As part of its T-box transformation programme, which helps SMEs improve their branding, e-commerce, manufacturing and supply chain solutions, the Hong Kong Trade...
The K-Startup Grand Challenge (KSGC), a start-up accelerator program supported by the South Korean government, has opened application from 15 April 2022 and will close on 31 May 2022 for start-ups keen on the opportunity to work and build a strong foundation in South Korea. Returning for its 7th...
Singapore-based Emplifi, a unified customer experience platform, has announced that it is supporting non-government organisations (NGOs) providing aid to Ukraine, by providing free access to its Social Marketing Cloud. The initiative is intended to enable humanitarian organizations to better communicate with their audience and make it faster and easier to...
Singapore-based healthtech company MiyaHealth has raised S$6.5 million in a Pre-Series A round led by ST Engineering Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of Singapore Technologies Engineering (ST Engineering) and Elev8, a deep-tech B2B focused VC Fund based in Singapore. Several prominent angel investors from the PE and Healthcare industries...
The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Malaysia Section have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) sealing a 4-year partnership to attract more regional and international IEEE meetings and conferences to Malaysia. By bringing these regional and international conferences to Kuala Lumpur, it...
LifeWorks, a provider of digital and in-person solutions that support the total wellbeing of individuals, has expanded access to CareNow, the Total Wellbeing Index and additional features on the LifeWorks app into 25 new countries and in 20 new languages. This is the largest service expansion the organisation has made...
Employers in Asia Pacific (Apac) are boosting their salary increase projections for 2022, fueled by tight labour markets and the rise in inflation, according to the latest Salary Budget Planning Survey Report by Willis Towers Watson (WTW). The survey of 5,728 companies, conducted between October and November 2021, found two...
Malaysia’s oldest association for small and medium enterprises, SAMENTA, will be celebrating its 35th anniversary on 18 March 2022 with an anniversary dinner and SME100 awards night to be graced by His Excellency Tuan Yang Terutama Tun Dato’ Seri Utama Ahmad Fuzi bin Haji Abdul Razak, Governor of Penang. SAMENTA...
Merchant commerce platform, Pine Labs, has announced a new investment of US$20 million from India’s largest commercial bank, the State Bank of India (SBI). In 2021, Pine Labs had raised a total round size of US$600 million from a marquee set of new investors and followed it up with a...
Salesforce today has announced the second edition of its Asia Pacific AI Readiness Index, which sees Singapore retain the top spot for Artificial Intelligence (AI) Readiness, compared to ten other countries in the Asia Pacific (Apac) region. Commissioned by Salesforce and prepared by Access Partnership, the Index assesses the readiness...
The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore and Microsoft launched the Apac Leaders Digital Alliance today. Themed Digital for Growth: Harnessing the Power of Data for National Recovery, this first meeting included policymakers from Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam...
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...

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