Saturday, November 28, 2020
Officials from the 21 APEC economies began their final round of policy deliberations for 2020 on 13 November. The concluding senior officials’ meeting, organised by Malaysia, was convened in a virtual space to ensure that APEC work in advancing regional economic integration, as well as fostering sustainability, inclusive growth...
Digitalisation and innovation are key for SMEs survival as the travel industry emerges from Covid-19’s impact according to a report by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), revealed at the World Travel Market. PATA’s research report “The role of Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) in supporting Asia-Pacific SMEs in Recovery” aims...
With the year end fast approaching, one of the world’s longest Christmas celebrations are expected to kick-off soon in the Philippines. At the forefront of the holiday rush are the massive shopping malls the country is known for; vast emporiums that are carefully decorated to appeal to the holiday...
Two of Japan’s largest regional banks have set their sights on the Southeast Asia region as a location for new offices to support client companies’ expansion into the region. The move will shift resources away from its existing network in London and Hong Kong. Gunma Bank, headquartered Northwest of Tokyo,...
Many may be forgiven for not taking any chances during these uncertain times. The COVID-19 pandemic has done more than disrupt supply chains and ruin business. It has led to thousands of lay-offs and furloughs. It is no wonder that many potential new entrepreneurs are hesitant to leave behind...
Japan has not had a great year. Even compared to other countries, Japan’s businesses and economy was struck by particularly bad luck in 2020. COVID-19 has caused unprecedented damage to the island nation’s business flow, and the road to recovery will be an arduous one. 2020 was supposed to be...
Even the most stubborn and traditional businesses are being forced to consider their digital options as COVID-19 continues to turn the global economy on its head. Companies in Japan and Singapore in particular are looking to beef up their digital talent as they move their operations online. Even before the...
The COVID-19 pandemic has entirely changed the markets and the way businesses operate their business. Throughout the world, we have seen the entire retail paradigm shift from megamalls, shopping strips, and brick & mortar to e-commerce and hyperlocal economical units. As the economy was in freefall during lockdowns, businesses started...
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...
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Alibaba Group’s B2B e-commerce platform, Alibaba.com, has recently launched a new initiative that seeks to help companies in Vietnam to go online and reach brand new pools of global buyers. As an international extension of the 2020 Spring Thunder program initiated by Alibaba Group, Alibaba.com’s ‘Project Sprout Up’ is a...
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...