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Coronavirus And The Digital Economy

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Singapore has warmed notably since the mid-1970s when rapid urbanisation took place, at a rate of 0.25 degrees Celsius per decade according to the Meteorological Service Singapore. The rate is higher than the global average rate of 0.17 degree Celsius per decade since 1970, based on data from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate …

EZ-Link Pte Ltd, pioneer of contactless payments in Singapore, today unveiled the newest iteration of the EZ-Link card, designed to bring more ease and convenience to commuters. Using an account-based ticketing system, these new EZ-Link cards provide commuters with a seamless travel experience and improved digital services, while offering lifestyle-centric features catered to their daily …

DBS Bank has been named to the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) for the fourth year running, and in a milestone achievement, is also the sole company in ASEAN in the GEI’s top global quartile this year. Featuring some 380 publicly listed companies from 11 sectors headquartered across 44 countries and regions worldwide, the GEI recognises …

  The use of online messaging and social media apps among Singapore residents has spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic, a Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) study has found. Three in four respondents (75%) said that their use of WhatsApp during the pandemic increased. This was followed by Telegram (60.3%), Facebook (60.2%) and Instagram (59.7%). …

Singapore is in the midst of its Smart Nation transformation, and researchers at the National University of Singapore have a new invention that could take it a big step forward. It is a network of smart electrical sockets controlled by a central computer, optimising energy use throughout a building or even across buildings. The team …

Covid-19 may have left much of the Singapore property market unscathed in 2020, but the economic effects of the pandemic has undoubtably impacted investor-landlords. According to the URA Rental Index, condo rents declined by 0.5% year-on-year in 2020. The signs of a lacklustre condo rental market was also obvious in terms of rental volume, which …

CapitaLand has been ranked as one of the most sustainable corporations in the ‘Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World’ index by Corporate Knights Inc.[1] in 2021.  This marks the Group’s ninth inclusion in the prestigious index which lists the top 1% of corporations in the world based on their sustainability performance.  CapitaLand jumped …

Digital Chingay 2021 celebrates Singapore’s Hawker Culture with an original composition–the Hawker Culture jingle. The public is invited to join the fun with hawker-inspired movements and music during Digital Chingay 2021 on Saturday, 20 February 2021. Members of the public of all ages can show their moves in support of their favourite hawkers in a …

These are the research findings of the 38th round of quarterly release for the DBS-SKBI Singapore Index of Inflation Expectations (SInDEx) Survey at the Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics (SKBI), Singapore Management University (SMU). One-year-Ahead headline inflation expectations rose to 2.2% in December 2020, from 1.9% in September 2020. This expectation for headline …

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (“IMDA”) today announced a new $30 million fund to accelerate the adoption and commercialisation of 5G solutions. The fund is part of IMDA’s 5G Innovation Programme to create a vibrant 5G ecosystem that offers exciting opportunities and benefits to individuals, workers and businesses. Building on earlier efforts to trial 5G …