Wednesday, July 15, 2020

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Just outside Seoul is a nursing home, a common sight in rapidly aging South Korea. This particular nursing home however, features statues, plaques, a museum - and up until recently, a large amount of Japanese visitors wanting to learn more about their country's history. The House of Sharing, as this...
With the growing popularity of ride-hailing, it was only a matter of time before the industry evolved to include deliveries. After all, if your company is already using crowd-sourced workers as your own infrastructure, why not utilise that same group of workers to provide a different kind of service. The...
Pakatan Harapan leader Tun Dr. Mahathir confirms that the new Malaysian government will cancel the Goods and Services Tax (GST). Mahathir said, “There is no rolling back. It’s a cancellation,” in a press conference. Pakatan Harapan won a simple majority of parliamentary seats in the recently concluded 14th General Election (GE14). Therefore,...
By Tristan Smith The COVID-19 virus is spreading fast across the globe – in different forms that go far beyond the virus itself. In a bid to slow down the spread, governments worldwide have put in place unprecedented regulations and restrictive travel mandates. At the moment, business travel has broadly been...
Located on the Mekong Delta, Can Tho is one of the five municipal level cities in Vietnam (hence reporting directly to the State Council). It is the fourth largest city in Vietnam. The key industry in Can Tho is the food and fishery processing industry, accounting for over two-thirds...
By Sue Barrett Have you noticed how easy it is to get spooked in times of crisis and uncertainty what with COVID-19, bushfires, floods, panic buying and climate crisis? Given what we see on social media and in the news you’d be forgiven for asking ‘Is it all over?’ Well NO,...
Singapore, as ASEAN Chair for 2018, has lined up plans to launch initiatives and various projects to improve the livelihood, well-being and welfare of the ASEAN community, said Minister of Social and Family Development Desmond Lee at the 19th meeting of the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) Council. According to Lee,...
Last weekend, the Formula One circus rolled into town with the Singapore Grand Prix. Loud, flashy, and ostentatious, F1 is a spectacle littered with tons of celebrity tinsel. One thing you will not fail to notice are the corporate logos decorating each and every surface. On the cars, drivers' outfits,...
Peer-to-peer (P2P) financing platform Funding Societies has launched the FS Bolt app Funding Societies is offering fast and collateral-free working capital financing for SMEs through the new mobile app. And, the financing amount for an application goes up to RM50,000 for companies incorporated in Malaysia. FS Bolt is designed to have a...
The recent COVID-19 lockdown and lifting of restrictions has created havoc for organisations. While public health is of utmost priority, productivity and business cannot be ignored. The livelihood of many employees are tied to the business' performance - though it may be dampened due to the crisis. Dealing with a...
FINANCIAL EDUCATION CONVENTION is an education event targeted at individuals that desire to create sustainable wealth through multiple streams of income that include business and investment. It provides individuals learning opportunities to achieve financial freedom through various business and investment opportunities and offers attendees the opportunity to learn about current...
Across Asia, countries are going into lockdown, to attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19. Travel restrictions, internal movement controls, and closing non-essential businesses are part of government attempts to 'flatten the curve'. With consumers essentially under virtual house arrest, businesses are finding it extremely hard to realise revenue. In...

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