partnerships

Synagie eyes Vietnam e-commerce market expansion with new brand partner

SINGAPORE (Apr 4): Synagie Corporation has announced expansion plans to Vietnam’s e-commerce market by signing one of the world’s biggest luxury beauty companies as its first brand partner to use Synagie’s e-commerce enablement solutions to help them grow in the country.

Through the group’s end-to-end commerce enablement and fulfilment solutions are achieved using a cloud-based Synagie platform, which leverages on technologies such as cloud computing, big data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI).

Synagie’s new brand partner was not named.

Enterprise Singapore and Bpifrance call for proposals on joint France-Singapore innovation projects

SINGAPORE (Sept 18): Enterprise Singapore and Bpifrance are calling for proposals on joint innovation projects in technological and application areas including advanced manufacturing, clean technology and medical technology.

Enterprise Singapore is a statutory board under Singapore’s Ministry of Trade and Industry, while Bpifrance is the agency charged to help French companies develop by providing assistance and financial support.

NTU Singapore partners Maybank to set up Wealth Management Academy

SINGAPORE (June 25): The Wealth Management Institute (WMI) of National Technological University Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Maybank Group have signed a strategic partnership to establish the Maybank Wealth Management Academy (WMA).

Main image: The official launch of Maybank WMA in KL saw Maybank Group Chief Human Capital Officer, Nora Abdul Manaf (left) and WMI CEO Foo Mee Har signing the partnership agreement on behalf of the two organisations

Singapore Manufacturing Innovation Centre launched in Guangzhou

SINGAPORE (Aug 21): International Enterprise (IE) and Ascendas-Singbridge today launched the Singapore Manufacturing Innovation Centre (SMIC) in Guangzhou, a one-stop shop to facilitate partnerships between the Singapore Industry 4.0 technology solution providers and Chinese enterprises looking to adopt such solutions.

The Guangdong government has pledged about $190 billion to help drive its next phase of growth by upgrading its manufacturing sector and the adopting robotics to cope with the rising labour costs and shortage of skilled labour.

How Singapore’s financial institutions are turning a threat into opportunity

SINGAPORE (April 6): In line with the global trend, 88% of respondents from Singapore’s financial institutions this year see financial technology (fintech) as a real threat to their revenue as compared to just 73% in 2016, according to a new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

Redrawing the lines: FinTech’s growing influence on Financial Services draws on PwC’s 2017 Global FinTech Survey, which is based on the responses of 1,308 participants globally.

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