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Disruption and Digitalisation

Digital banks are coming and 65% of Singaporeans are already showing interest

SINGAPORE (Mar 24): Close to 65% of Singaporeans are open to the idea of adopting a digital-only bank, according to the Visa Consumer Payment Attitudes Study.

Startups • Entrepreneurs • Digital economy

Hesitation to digitalise leads to competitiveness drag for SMEs: QBE Research

SINGAPORE (Mar 10): Technology has come a long way and weaved its way into businesses, helping them digitalise several tasks.

SE Asian economies

Only 1 in 5 Asean business leaders have a plan in place to deal with impending downturn: Bain report

SINGAPORE (Sept 20): On the back of geopolitical uncertainties, a global downturn seems to be inevitable.

Inclusive society

Singapore's youth are happier than Hong Kong's: survey

(July 31): Hong Kong’s youth were less happy than their peers in Singapore even before historic protests erupted against legislation allowing extraditions to China, a survey by the City University

Banking & finance

Singapore banks top customer satisfaction in Asian transaction banking

SINGAPORE (June 25): The primary transaction banking customers of United Overseas Bank (UOB) are most satisfied with the bank’s liquidity management solutions in Asia, according to East and Partner

Cybersecurity

Watch out! Your next travel booking might turn out to be a fraud

SINGPORE (June 12): Cybercriminals are capitalising on consumers’ risky holiday booking habits for their favourite destinations, according to McAfee.

Healthcare

Rising medical costs in Singapore drive innovation in employer-sponsored health plans: Mercer Marsh Benefits

SINGAPORE (June 10): Singapore’s medical trend rate of 10% outpaced economic inflation 10-fold in 2018, and is expected to rise by 0.1% in 2019, according to Mercer Marsh Benefits (MMB) 2019 Tr

Global Economy

Local CEOs still confident on organisation's growth prospects but lower expectations on revenue growth

SINGAPORE (June 6): Amid heightened geopolitical risks, such as the ongoing US-China trade war, 92% of CEOs in Singapore are still confident about the growth prospects of their companies, according

Cybersecurity

Over half of most companies' data remains unclassified, creating security blind spot

SINGAPORE (June 4): Global businesses are still housing ‘dark data’, or unclassified data, within their organisations, despite a rise in security breaches and stringent data protection regulations,

Global Economy

Singapore overtakes US as world's most competitive economy this year

SINGAPORE (May 29): Singapore has reclaimed its position as the world’s most competitive economy for the first time since 2010, according to the International Institute for Management Development's

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