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Coronavirus And The Digital Economy

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Three years on, the former Golden Shoe Car Park is almost ready to welcome us back in its full glory. Your friendly hosts from CapitaLand INSIDE throw on their hard hats, safety boots (and 3-ply masks) to bring you right into the heart of CapitaSpring. The 51-storey integrated development will offer all-new experiences from a …

Singapore’s ongoing transformation into a Smart Nation has led the cybersecurity sector to be in constant need for more experts and talents. Doing its part to develop more local talents in this sector, Ensign InfoSecurity, one of the Asia Pacific’s largest pure-play cybersecurity firms, has donated S$120,000 to the Singapore University of Technology and Design …

Singapore Exchange (SGX) and Temasek announced that its digital assets joint venture (JV) –Marketnode – has partnered with fixed income issuance and data firm, Covalent Capital (Covalent), to build Asia Pacific’s first, end-to-end digital infrastructure in the fixed income space. This latest development follows the JV announcement by SGX and Temasek on 22 January. As …

Grab announced the launch of GrabAssist Plus, a dedicated fleet of wheelchair accessible vehicles. It empowers non-critical wheelchair and Personal Mobility Aids (PMAs) users to travel to selected healthcare institutions seamlessly, without having to dismount from their wheelchairs throughout the journey. GrabAssist Plus offers mobility solutions for an underserved market of wheelchair users, who are …

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 …