Tuesday, December 7, 2021
By Derek Handova, Senior Technical Writer at Synopsys Software Integrity Group An application security vulnerability is “a hole or a weakness in the application, which can be a design flaw or an implementation bug, that allows an attacker to cause harm to the stakeholders of an application,” according to OWASP. These...
By Julienne Loh Around the world, small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the mainstay of nearly every economy. The Asia-Pacific (APAC) region is no different. SMEs here comprise 95 percent of all businesses, employ half the workforce, and account for as much as 50 percent of the GDP of wealthy nations...
By Lilian Teo, CFO and Toniya Sundaram, Blockchain Developer of oCap Management Pte Ltd One interesting result from the recent Small Business Credit Survey 2019 shows that the share of applicants who sought loans, credit lines or cash advances from online lenders has grown remarkedly since 2016 from 19% to...
By Reuter Chua, Country Head of ACCA Singapore The digital world is now the accountant’s world. Technology has enabled the profession to change and grow. Looking back, it was the finance function that was first to be automated, where accountants became the business partners and consultants within large enterprises as they...
by James Cheow, Capital C’s CEO & Co-Founder A new model for personal and small-business borrowing Modern companies are waking up to the wider impact of their business on society, the economy, and the planet itself.  No longer is it sufficient for a business to devote its efforts purely to the...

Examination Nation

In less than a month’s time, China will go silent—literally. Construction work will be suspended, car horns will be silenced, and even dancing in town squares will be stopped. Meanwhile, 10 million high school students will sit for the gaokao (高考)—China’s annual national college entrance examination. Their parents will wait...

The Meat of the Matter

Meat contains protein, iron, zinc, and vitamins A, B and D. These are critical nutrients that cannot be obtained in sufficient quantities from vegetables alone. Increased consumption of these nutrients results in better muscle growth, better skin, and better blood circulation among other benefits. Consumption of meat by pregnant women...
By Karen Reddington Karen Reddington is the President of FedEx Express, Asia Pacific Division. The biggest trend in logistics right now is arguably not artificial intelligence, blockchain or even visibility, It’s personalisation – which is ushering in a new era of delivery once only accessible to big global companies and...
Hong Kong has long been a prime destination for keen-eyed shoppers of high-quality, low-priced consumer electronics. But aside from competitive pricing, what else can brands do to differentiate themselves from their competitors, attract returning customers and create top-of-brand-awareness? According to a recent study conducted by global loyalty marketing agency...
Germany wants to use its presidency of the Group of 20 major economies to promote fast internet for all, agree common technical standards and promote lifelong digital learning, Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries said. Zypries' comments come ahead of a first meeting of G20 ministers responsible for digital policy later...
Uber Technologies Inc. has released its first diversity report, showing that women and non-white employees are underrepresented at the ride-services company – just as they are at many other technology firms. Uber released the information after a series of revelations about its culture and business tactics that have incited...
Humans and machines are steadily growing more and more alike and the tourism industry is one area where so-called chatbots are springing up to improve customer communication. While it's unlikely that any of us will be romantically involved with these primitive digital travel agents, you may soon prefer them...

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