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Coronavirus And The Digital Economy

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Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing, New Zealand’s Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker and Chile’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Teodoro Ribera Neumann signed the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA) electronically via videoconference. The signing of the agreement affirmed the commitment of Singapore, Chile and New Zealand to deepen collaboration in …

In an effort to bolster Singapore’s arts, design and media (ADM) ecosystem, Singapore Polytechnic (SP) has redesigned the curriculum of the Media, Arts & Design (MAD) School to launch a first-of-its-kind Diploma in Media, Arts & Design (DMAD). The new course will nurture a generation of key-shaped graduates who are skilled in not just one …

Grab Singapore announced a new training programme and Grab Career Support Portal to help Grab driver-partners mitigate further impact of COVID-19 on their livelihoods. The training programme consists of two courses to reskill and upskill driver-partners who intend to continue driving for a longer term. It is launched in partnership with Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) and supported by SkillsFuture Singapore …

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has maintained its standing among the top echelons of the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings. NTU is ranked 13th internationally, and achieved its highest position in citations per faculty, an indicator of its research impact, soaring 11 places to rank 25th. The latest QS World University Rankings results …

Singapore Airlines launched KrisPay It Forward, a new project that enables KrisFlyer members to donate their miles via the KrisPay app to buy edible treats for 100,000 healthcare workers, conservancy workers, public transport operators, taxi drivers and migrant workers in Singapore. KrisFlyer members will be able to show their appreciation for the frontliners in the …

Deloitte and Nanyang Business School (NBS) at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) are collaborating to train a new generation of accountants to be skilled in audit analytics, where technology is leveraged in the application and analysis of data in auditing. The memorandum of understanding to launch a new course in audit analytics for NTU …

Widely enforced lockdowns and flight restrictions are taking its toll on the global aviation industry. The COVID-19 pandemic has gravely affected global aviation capacity, with governments enforcing trip cancellations and other flight restrictions as part of the efforts to slow down the spread of the coronavirus. Since the beginning of this year, OAG Aviation Worldwide …

The Ministry of Finance (MOF), the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS), Enterprise Singapore (ESG), and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced today a package of measures to support landlords that may face cash flow constraints as a result of providing relief to tenants as proposed under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Amendment) Bill (“COVID-19 …

The Ministry of Law (MinLaw) and the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) today launched a public consultation that will run for four (4 weeks), ending on 30 June 2020, to seek feedback on a proposed licensing scheme for Collective Management Organisations (CMOs) in Singapore. The public consultation is part of the overall review of …

DBS Bank announced a partnership with The Food Bank Singapore to enhance Singapore’s food donation ecosystem, and better address food gaps for the vulnerable by connecting corporate donors to food support organisations via the nation’s first virtual food banking app. This is timely as Covid-19 is expected to have a prolonged impact on the economy, …