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Coronavirus And The Digital Economy

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Singapore Airlines (SIA) will be the world’s first airline to pilot the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Travel Pass mobile application for digital health verification, starting with passengers travelling from Singapore to London from 15 to 28 March 2021. This marks the second phase of SIA’s digital health verification process trials, which is based on …

Keppel REIT Management Limited, as Manager of Keppel REIT, is pleased to announce that Ocean Financial Centre has become Singapore’s first commercial building to achieve the WELL Health-Safety Rating by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) for its robust health and safety management. Ocean Financial Centre is managed by Keppel Land Limited[1]. Mr Paul Tham, …

ST Engineering announced the launch of its new high performance AIR+ Reusable Mask which provides N95-grade filtration and anti-microbial protection against PM2.5 particles, haze, bacteria and viruses. Targeted at users who are at greater risk of exposure to viruses, as well as consumers seeking reusable masks that provide enhanced protection, the AIR+ Reusable Mask offers a …

A year has passed since the first case of COVID-19 was reported in Singapore. Ensuring a strong testing capability continues to be one of the nation’s key strategies to contain the spread of the stealthy virus, as large-scale testing allows for the early detection and isolation of cases before they infect others. Within a year, …

The R&D ecosystem in Singapore has been studying various measures that can help support the safe reopening of the economy as we open up in phases. On top of current safe management measures such as wearing of mask, maintaining safe distancing, limiting social contacts and observing good personal hygiene, these additional solutions will help support …

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As we welcome the new year, many of us have been reflecting on how much things have changed since 2020. One stark transformation that comes to mind is how quickly office environments have evolved. In the past 12 months, we have ushered in a different workplace era – one with hybrid work arrangements, a decentralised …

ST Engineering has launched Plasma ResoShield®, an industry-first anti-microbial coating solution with fusion resonance technology that fully meets aviation requirements. The technology is able to neutralise pathogens before they land on surfaces coated with Plasma ResoShield®, and its innovative neutralising capability also promises high-impact protection lasting up to a year upon application. ST Engineering is …

  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%). …

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 …

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) issued revised Technology Risk Management Guidelines (578.7 KB) (Guidelines) to keep pace with emerging technologies and shifts in the cyber threat landscape. The revised Guidelines focus on addressing technology and cyber risks in an environment of growing use by financial institutions (FIs) of cloud technologies, application programming interfaces, and rapid …