Tuesday, March 9, 2021
The Hong Kong stock exchange received a massive punch to the gut when Ant Group’s highly anticipated IPO was shelved. Said IPO was set to make history with record breaking numbers. However, despite this setback, the city is still on track to end 2020 as one of the world’s...
More than 40 Singapore Businesses Set to Seize New Opportunities in China at China International Import Expo (CIIE) 2020 The Singapore Business Federation (SBF), with support from Enterprise Singapore, is leading more than 40 Singapore businesses to participate in the China International Import Expo 2020 (CIIE) in Shanghai from 5...
China’s economy grew by 4.9 per cent in the third quarter compared with a year earlier, accelerating from growth of 3.2 per cent growth in the second quarter, the National Bureau of Statistics announced on Monday. The world’s second-largest economy has recovered strongly after shrinking by 6.8 per cent...
China is set to play down the nation’s headline growth rate to highlight “growth quality” and “security” in its development plan for 2021-25 and beyond. President Xi Jinping chaired a gathering of the Politburo on Monday, and the body endorsed the country’s five-year plan for 2021-25 as well as...
Recently, OneSME, a cross-border digital trade platform for SMEs in Singapore and China, was launched in order to facilitate trade more easily between SMEs of the two nations. OneSME will connect business-to-business (B2B) platforms in the two countries to help local SMEs expand their overseas reach and tap significant demand...
Chinese start-up WM Motor Technology Group said on Tuesday that it had completed a 10 billion yuan (US$1.5 billion) round of fundraising, riding the wave of investor enthusiasm for electric vehicle makers. The Series D round of financing was led by a Shanghai state-owned investor group, including SAIC Motor....
Malaysia’s exports are set to benefit from improving Chinese import demand and the electronics cycle, according to the Global Economic Outlook report from Oxford Economics. The report, which was commissioned by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), indicated that the speed of economic recovery will...
Thanks to the sheer weight of its economic prowess, China was able to begin its economic recovery process fairly early compared to other nations. This recovery trend has continued into the second half of 2020, albeit unevenly. Said recovery is being helped along by a combination of modestly loose monetary...
Tmall Global to Welcome 2,600 New Overseas Brands at 11.11 Shopping Festival Tmall Global aims to welcome 2,600 new international brands from markets including Malaysia and incubate over 2,000 in-demand overseas products, each with a GMV surpassing RMB 1 million, at the 11.11 Global Shopping Festival. According to Tmall Global, the...
China will use a development plan for the prosperous Yangtze River Delta region to showcase its “dual-circulation” strategy, which will focus on making the domestic economy more resilient while continuing to support exports. The development blueprint includes Shanghai and the neighbouring provinces of Anhui, Jiangsu and Zhejiang – an...
SMEs are undoubtedly the businesses that have received the short end of the stick when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic. These smaller organisations have experienced the most drastic financial fallout in comparison to larger organisations. SMEs in APAC contribute a significant portion of the region’s economic growth, accounting...
China has announced a new regulation to be introduced on 1 September in order to ensure the timely payment of owed funds towards SMEs. This regulation will better safeguard the legal rights and interests of SMEs and private enterprises that are having a hard time doing business in the...

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