Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Thank You Is Not Enough

By Lim Kee Yeong “Thank you, please come again.” A courtesy in business commonly expressed upon completing a sale. This is undoubtedly a satisfying moment to any entrepreneur; what comes next is to search for or serve another customer and the process repeats itself. Depending on the nature of business...
Apple announces new CarKey system that allows users to unlock their cars with iPhones Apple on Monday announced a new system that lets users share digital car keys with friends and family members via the company's iMessage system, which will work with BMW 5 Series vehicles. The system will work...
The way we shop is changing and how we pay is evolving. As COVID-19 alters our daily lives, consumers in Asia Pacific are rapidly going digital with purchases of everything from groceries to movies in a shift that looks set to become a permanent habit after the pandemic passes. E-commerce...
British drugmaker AstraZeneca Plc said it has signed a contract with Italy, Germany, France and the Netherlands to supply Europe with a vaccine against the coronavirus, with deliveries starting by the end of 2020. The contract is for up to 400 million doses of the vaccine, developed by the...
China has unveiled a package of special policies for Hainan, including scrapping import duties, in an effort to turn the tropical island into the mainland’s answer to Hong Kong or Singapore and dampen the risk of decoupling with the United States.Beijing on Monday outlined its plan to...
The World Bank said that Malaysia's economy can be expected to be on the recovery path starting from the end of this year and return to growth into 2021. World Bank Country Manager for Malaysia, Dr Firas Raad, said Malaysia needed to continue with its encouraging and...
COVID-19 vaccine could be ready by year-end, says China government body China's State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC) said that a Chinese-made coronavirus vaccine could be ready for market as early as the end of this year,  In trials, more than 2,000 people have received vaccines developed by the...
COVID-19 Economic Impact Could Reach $8.8 Trillion Globally — New ADB Report The global economy could suffer between $5.8 trillion and $8.8 trillion in losses—equivalent to 6.4% to 9.7% of global gross domestic product (GDP)—as a result of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, says a new report released by...
The SMEs of the world have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent control measures government have put in place. As the brave essential and frontline workers toil away every day to ensure the comfort and safety of the general populace, SMEs in fast-growing economies remain...
Singapore’s Changi Airport has been named the world’s best airport for the eighth consecutive year. Skytrax announced on Monday the winners of the World Airport Awards 2020 which, like years previous, is dominated by airports in Asia and Europe. Though planes for the most part have been grounded by the...
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a lot of bad with it. The crisis has gotten so severe that we cannot blame others for thinking that the outbreak only brings bad things. However, there is a reason to be somewhat optimistic. Throughout the course of history, we can see that horrible...
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has recently released a report that shines a spotlight on the performance and viability of smaller businesses as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the global economy. The report titled Covid-19 global survey: inside business, impacts and responses, shows the severity of the...