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Grab, a leading superapp in Southeast Asia, today announced an expansion of its grocery delivery service across Southeast Asia, welcoming major supermarket and convenience store chains onto GrabMart, its everyday goods delivery service. The company also unveiled a new “Shopper” solution to support its growing retail partnerships in the region. Online grocery shopping is taking …

Microsoft Asia and She Loves Tech – a global platform committed to closing the funding gap for women entrepreneurs – today announced a multi-year partnership which spans 15 countries in Asia to contribute towards inclusive economic growth. The partnership will see Microsoft support an Azure-powered digital platform to facilitate connections at scale between women entrepreneurs, …

Sembcorp Industries (Sembcorp) announces that it has, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Sembcorp Energy (Shanghai) Holding Co. Ltd, signed a sale and purchase agreement to acquire a 98% interest in a portfolio of operational wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) assets from CGN Capital Partners Infrastructure Fund III and its affiliates for a consideration (net of external …

ST Engineering’s Chairman Kwa Chong Seng today presented President Halimah Yacob with a cheque of $398,000 for President’s Challenge 2021 at ST Engineering Hub. The amount was raised through its employee physical wellness initiative – ST Engineering Movement – whereby the Group pledged a dollar for every kilometre clocked by employees who took up the …

The National University of Singapore Business Analytics Centre (NUS BAC) and TigerGraph, provider of the leading graph analytics platform, announced that they have entered into an MOU to enhance business analytics curriculum and strengthen students’ graph database capabilities. Part of the technology that powers search engines and online product recommendations, a graph database allows analysts to find connections …

Scientist holding up a piece of cultivated meat in a dish WHY SUSTAINABLE PROTEINS? Savouring a juicy steak or grilled fish may be a good source of protein in our diets. But more sustainable protein products are expected to take a bite out of the conventional meat market. The heightened awareness of environmental sustainability and …

Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), in collaboration with commercial partners DBS Bank, Emirates NBD and Standard Chartered, have successfully concluded the world’s first cross-border digital trade financing pilot of its kind. The pilot used IMDA’s …

Across the region, events like the Singapore Media Festival (SMF) and the Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) have proven to be invaluable entertainment and networking platforms for people from all over the world, united by a love of film. These events do more than make audiences laugh and gasp and cry; they also serve as starting points from …

From tray-collecting machines to contact tracing technologies deployed across the island, Singapore is no slouch when it comes to harnessing tech for public good. However, implementing technology can be lengthy; with months of review, refinement and setup behind each new solution ready for mass deployment. Despite having the best technology for the task, it can …

The National Parks Board (NParks) announced today the Forest Restoration Action Plan for Labrador Nature Reserve which will build on earlier efforts to safeguard and enhance the nature reserve, and chart future restoration efforts up to 2030. This includes restoration of the coastal beach forest and a new Keppel Coastal Trail, which Keppel Corporation has …