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Coronavirus And The Digital Economy

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Amid the economic uncertainty, 14 social enterprises (SEs) across the region have been able to support lives and livelihoods not only by keeping their employees on the payroll but also by creating new jobs. With the support of the DBS Foundation Business Transformation and Improvement (BTI) Grant[1], these SEs have since retained the jobs of …

Singtel has been recognised as the Employer of Choice in Asia at the recent HR Fest Awards 2020 for being an all-rounder in its HR practices. The company was lauded for its excellent work-life balance initiatives, rewards schemes, diversity and inclusion policies, talent management, succession planning and training and development programmes. Ms Aileen Tan, Singtel’s …

Sembcorp Industries (Sembcorp) launched the Sembcorp Energy for Good Fund. The initiative aims to support community development with an initial injection of S$1.5 million by the Group. This year, over S$1 million will be used to provide relief to the social sector and migrant workers – to ensure these support pillars of the community can …

As more venues reopen over the next few months, the public must remain vigilant and safeguard itself from COVID-19. Temperature monitoring for signs of fever is one of the key means to identify potential COVID-19 cases. For venues with high footfall such as shopping malls, offices and places of worship, the temperature screening process has …

The DBS 2020 Digital Treasurer Survey has revealed that businesses in Singapore continue to lead in digitalisation efforts across the Asia-Pacific (APAC). Polling around 1,700 corporate treasurers, CEOs, CFOs and business owners across the region, the survey showed that in terms of digital readiness, close to half (45%) of Singapore’s corporates have a well-defined strategy …

The TraceTogether (TT) Programme has helped to raise the speed and effectiveness of our contact tracing. We will commence nation-wide distribution of TT Tokens starting from 14 September and aim to complete the distribution by November. This will enable more Singapore residents to be protected by the TT Programme, particularly the elderly who may not …

The Centre for Trusted Internet and Community (CTIC) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) will be organising the Singapore leg of the first- ever “We, the Internet” Global Citizens’ Dialogue on Saturday, 10 October, to discuss the topic of “The Future of the Internet”. Led by Dr Natalie Pang, CTIC Principal Investigator and Senior Lecturer from …

The 14th edition of the Singapore Maritime Lecture returned in part one of the three-part ‘Maritime Perspectives’ webinar series[1]. Over 420 industry leaders and participants from 22 countries tuned in to the webinar. In a keynote address titled “Down But Not Out: Resilience in a Post-COVID World”, distinguished speaker, Mr Ravi Menon, Managing Director of …

Singapore has retained its overall top ranking as Asia’s most innovative nation in the latest Global Innovation Index (GII) released by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), Cornell University & INSEAD. It has held this position since 2014. The GII ranks world economies according to their innovation capabilities. Consisting of roughly 80 indicators, grouped into …

    THE BACTERIAL FILTRATION EFFICIENCY (BFE) TEST This test indicates how well a mask filters droplets containing biological agents such as bacteria or viruses. With SARS-CoV-2 thought to be transmitted through droplets, the BFE test is a proxy for the efficacy of a mask in preventing such transmission. Studies indicate that a cough typically …