Temasek-backed VC Reefknot Investments supports global supply chain development with latest investment

SINGAPORE (Apr 16): Temasek-backed venture capital fund Reefknot Investments has just put forth an investment in UK-based start-up Previse.


Visa joins Mastercard in cutting revenue outlook on virus impact

(Mar 3): Visa Inc became the latest payments firm to face a hit from the spread of coronavirus.

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Singapore (Oct 7): “Officially Tuas is designed to handle 65 million TEUs (20-foot equivalent units), but I am sure PSA can squeeze a little more out of it if we work hard.”


Singapore's globetrotters spent $8.4 bil on travel in 2018

SINGAPORE (July 30): Despite a tiny population of just over 5.6 million, Singapore last year accounted for 1% of all international arrivals to the top 200 tourism cities in the world – contributing

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New UOB-Mastercard partnership targets SMEs with free golf club access, hotel & dining perks

SINGAPORE (May 28): United Overseas Bank (UOB) and Mastercard today announced the launch of the UOB Regal Business Metal Card, the region’s first World Elite Mastercard metal card for small- and me


Data: Whose business is it?

SINGAPORE (Apr 15): A year and a half ago, Tony Fernandes, CEO of the wildly successful low-cost carrier AirAsia, talked about data as “the new oil”, and revealed plans to use data and machine lear

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Grab inks prepaid card deal with Mastercard

SINGAPORE (Oct 25): Singapore-based Grab has partnered payments processor Mastercard Inc to issue prepaid cards tailored to Southeast Asian consumers, extending the use of Grab’s digital wallet and


Google and Mastercard cut a secret ad deal to track retail sales

(Aug 31): For the past year, select Google advertisers have had access to a potent new tool to track whether the ads they ran online led to a sale at a physical store in the US.

4 favourite destinations for leisure tourism in Asia Pacific: Mastercard survey

SINGAPORE (June 20): Mastercard has released findings from its 2018 Global Destination Cities Index (GDCI): Play study, which measures international destinations with the highest concentration of v

Bank of China partners Qoo10 to launch credit card for online shoppers

SINGAPORE (May 22): Bank of China has launched a co-brand Mastercard credit card with Singapore online retailer Qoo10 -- said to be the first-ever partnership between a bank and e-retailer locally.

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