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As part of DBS’ efforts to partner clients from key industries to transition to a low-carbon economy, DBS today published a Sustainable and Transition Finance Framework and Taxonomy. The world’s first Sustainable and Transition Finance Framework and Taxonomy by a bank will form the bedrock for DBS to engage with clients who are furthering their …

A prototype that enables the air-conditioning system to be controlled by artificial intelligence (AI) took home the top prize at the inaugural ENGIE x NTU Innovation Challenge held by ENGIE Factory Asia-Pacific, the innovation arm of ENGIE Asia Pacific. In the trial environment for the challenge, the winning team EcoBuilding from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), used a system of …

SingHealth and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), with support from the Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS), have co-developed a chatbot known as “Doctor Covid” to improve care for COVID-19 patients at community care facilities. Hosted on the Telegram mobile application, Doctor Covid boasts a variety of features in the patients’ native languages …

Singapore’s next-generation Tuas Port has won the award in the category ‘Community Outreach & Port City Dialogue: Port Development and License to Operate’ at the International Association of Ports and Harbors’ World Ports Sustainability Awards. The accolade recognises the efforts of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) in ‘aligning and integrating port and …

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has invented a foldable tent-like device that serves as a physical shield to reduce the risk of exposure to pathogens for healthcare workers performing droplet and aerosol generating procedures on COVID-19 patients. Known as the Droplet and Aerosol Reducing Tent (DART), the device was …

In a first for the local telco market, Singtel prepaid customers can now use NETS ATM bank cards to make top-ups and purchase data plans and services directly on their mobile devices. With the launch of NETS Click on Singtel’s hi!App, NETS ATM bank cards from DBS, OCBC and UOB can be digitised as an …

Singapore is in the limelight, occupying the top spot in IMD’s 2020 World Competitiveness Rankings. Singapore takes the first place in IMD’s World Competitiveness Ranking for 2020, with other fellow small economies joining it in the top spots. Sustained strength This is now the second year that Singapore has taken the top spot in IMD’s …

OCBC Bank partners seven medical groups to launch the HealthPass by OCBC mobile app, providing access to more than 100 general practitioners (GPs) and specialists to address the healthcare needs of all Singapore residents over the age of 18, including non-OCBC Bank customers. Video consultations with both GPs and specialist doctors can be booked and …

More than 500 small and medium-sized enterprises (“SMEs”) in Singapore have gained access to new overseas markets digitally, through digital platforms under the Grow Digital initiative. Sales by Singapore companies to overseas buyers using the platforms have been brisk, growing by at least 10 per cent month-on-month this year. Under the Grow Digital initiative, a …

United Overseas Bank (UOB) colleagues and customers from across the Bank’s global network raised more than S$1.65 million in a month for the UOB Heartbeat COVID-19 Relief Fund. The funds raised will help frontline healthcare workers and vulnerable communities around the world as they face unprecedented challenges from the pandemic. Throughout the month of May, …