disruption

Singapore's millennials are quickly losing faith in the world around them, suggests Deloitte survey
SINGAPORE (May 21): Be it their general world views or personal career situations, Singapore’s millennials are becoming increasingly jaded when compared to a year ago as well as to their global peers. This is according to Deloitte’s Global Millennial Survey results for 2019, which is based on the views of 13,416 millennials across 42 countries.   Out of the 200 respondents surveyed ...
Here's how Singapore's organisations can retain their top talent
SINGAPORE (Feb 27): Fostering human connections is a significant factor in retaining employees who value job security, especially in Singapore. This is according to Mercer’s 2019 Global Talent Trends study, which surveys over 7,300 senior business executives, human resources (HR) leaders and employees from nine key industries across 16 geographies around the world. Based on its ...
What the near future holds for global fintech firms & investors: McKinsey
SINGAPORE (Dec 18): With financial technology (fintech) evolving considerably over the last few years, fintech investors will have to be increasingly selective in deploying their capital as some sectors and companies approach a “possible endgame”, suggests a new report by McKinsey & Company. In its paper, Synergy and disruption: Ten trends shaping fintech, McKinsey postulates that ...
How events like Huawei CFO's arrest affect financial markets
SINGAPORE (Dec 14): By mid-2018, it was shaping up to be the most volatile year for global markets since 2008. Company share prices have fluctuated in the wake of news flow that was not even strictly corporate; geopolitical-risk events have prompted investors to reassess the value of their holdings.  On the other hand, corporate events have also turned political: Huawei Technologies’ ...
US-China trade war winner to emerge as early as 2020, negative effects to dominate for now: The EIU
SINGAPORE (Nov 1): Supply chain shifts in Asia resulting from the growing US-China trade conflict could stand to benefit a number of countries in the region, suggests a new report from The Economist Intelligence Unit (The EIU). According to the report, countries which are home to a number of major multinational electronics manufacturing companies, such as Malaysia and Vietnam, would be able to ...
Risk management integration & disruption crucial to digital transformation projects: EY poll
SINGAPORE (Sept 21): Risk professionals are essential for building trust and confidence when implementing emerging technology and digital transformation projects, suggests the findings of a recent EY poll. Out of the 1,200 participants who attended the recent webcast entitled How can you turn digital risk into a source of competitive advantage?, 59% said the integration of risk professionals ...
Temasek gains more relevance as it pursues emerging, disruptive trends
SINGAPORE (July 16): During the early years of this newspaper, I rarely made space in our pages for Temasek Holdings. While we actively covered the many public-listed companies in which it held major stakes, doing a story on Temasek itself seemed to be more trouble than it was worth. A former colleague once demanded to know why I would not make a page available for the state-owned investment ...
Call it 'disruption' and not a 'financial crisis', says former Fed chair Yellen of ongoing global uncertainties
PARIS (June 29): Contrary to popular opinion, Janet L. Yellen does not see an impending financial crisis from the escalating trade tensions between the US and China, higher current asset valuations and volatility from diverging monetary policies. In fact, the former US Federal Reserve chair thinks the current financial system is strong enough to withstand any shocks. “I believe we are ...
How the global consumer landscape is set to change over the next 2-3 years: KPMG
SINGAPORE (June 14): By 2020, the consumer and retail industry landscape is likely to see an emergence of new business models, fewer physical stores, and more companies distributing their products through owned channels. Such trends are suggested by the findings of KPMG International’s sixth edition of the Global Consumer Executive Top of Mind survey, which was conducted in partnership ith ...
How Gulf carriers are adapting their business in turbulent times
SINGAPORE (Sept 7): After enjoying a decade of unrivalled growth and earnings stability, the Middle East’s “super-connectors” – Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways – have hit some serious turbulence this year. Coupled with the oil price collapse in recent years, the Persian Gulf aviation giants are now facing a number of threats arising from the combination of an economic ...