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Disruption and Digitalisation

Jack Ma's Ant Financial joins race for Singapore digital banking licence

(Jan 2): Billionaire Jack Ma’s Ant Financial has applied for a digital banking licence in Singapore, as China’s largest online financial platform steps up efforts to expand outside the mainland.


Alibaba says new AI chip beats industry average performance, computational efficiency

SINGAPORE (Sept 25): Alibaba has unveiled a new artificial intelligence (AI) inference chip called Hanguang 800.

Startups • Entrepreneurs • Digital economy

Synagie to provide management, marketing services for selected brand stores on Lazada

SINGAPORE (Aug 21): Synagie Corp, the e-commerce solutions provider, is set to provide brand store management services across Southeast Asia to online store giant Lazada.

China Focus

China wins allies for web vision in ideological battle with US

(Apr 15): A swathe of the world is adopting China’s vision for a tightly controlled internet over the unfettered American approach, a stunning ideological coup for Beijing that would have been unth

Careers & Training

Alibaba launches talent programme in Singapore with support from NTU, EDB

SINGAPORE (Sept 3): Alibaba Group on Monday launched the Alibaba Talent Programme in Singapore with support from Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) and the Economic Development Board


Singapore Airlines forms strategic partnership with Alibaba for resource sharing & cross-marketing

SINGAPORE (Aug 21): Singapore Airlines (SIA) and China’s Alibaba Group have established a strategic partnership that extends across areas including flight ticket sales, loyalty programmes, marketin


GIC sees China as Silicon Valley's equal

(Mar 23): After hitting pay dirt with investments in Alibaba Group Holding and Xiaomi, Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC is giving China as much attention as it does Silicon Valley in the search

Startups • Entrepreneurs • Digital economy

Alibaba and NTU launch first joint research institute outside of China, plans a DAMO lab in Singapore

SINGAPORE (Feb 28): Alibaba Group is teaming up with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) to launch its first joint research institute outside of China.

Amazon stymied by Singaporeans' love for shopping

(Oct 9): As Inc. pushes into Southeast Asia with a new venture into Singapore, the online retailer is facing some tough hurdles.

Global Economy

Thailand to kick start $61 bil economic revamp before polls

BANGKOK (Sept 28): Thailand’s military government is looking to start construction of projects under a 1.5 trillion baht ($61.2 billion) investment plan before the country’s possible return to demo

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