About The Business Times
The Business Times (BT), a member of the Singapore Press Holdings group, is South-east Asia's leading financial daily. BT brings its readers daily corporate, financial, economic and political news, analysis and commentary on print and digital platforms. It provides readers with in-depth coverage of Singapore and Asian business and economic developments, as well as global trends that impact Singapore business. BT's lifestyle journalists bring busy executives the latest in recreation, entertainment, the arts, design, food and shopping.
OCBC Bank is the longest-established Singapore bank, formed in 1932 from the merger of three local banks, the oldest of which was founded in 1912. It is now the second largest financial services group in Southeast Asia by assets and one of the world’s most highly-rated banks, with an Aa1 rating from Moody’s. Recognised for its financial strength and stability, OCBC Bank is consistently ranked among the World’s Top 50 Safest Banks by Global Finance and has been named Best Managed Bank in Singapore by The Asian Banker.
OCBC Bank and its subsidiaries offer a broad array of commercial banking, specialist financial and wealth management services, ranging from consumer, corporate, investment, private and transaction banking to treasury, insurance, asset management and stockbroking services.
OCBC Bank’s key markets are Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Greater China. It has more than 600 branches and representative offices in 18 countries and regions. These include over 330 branches and offices in Indonesia under subsidiary Bank OCBC NISP, and more than 100 branches and offices in Hong Kong, China and Macao under OCBC Wing Hang.
OCBC Bank’s private banking services are provided by its wholly-owned subsidiary Bank of Singapore, which operates on a unique open-architecture product platform to source for the best-in-class products to meet its clients’ goals.
OCBC Bank's insurance subsidiary, Great Eastern Holdings, is the oldest and most established life insurance group in Singapore and Malaysia. Its asset management subsidiary, Lion Global Investors, is one of the largest private sector asset management companies in Southeast Asia.
OCBC Global Enterprise Banking has been supporting SMEs in key markets of Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Greater China. Our industry expertise, strong regional network and innovative banking solutions have helped customers achieve their ambitions across the business life cycle. Our successful partnerships with SMEs have earned us industry recognition with the following awards:
- Asia's Best Bank for SMEs by Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2016-2017
- Best SME Bank in Southeast Asia by Alpha Southeast Asia, 2013-2017
- ASEAN SME Bank of the Year by Asian Banking Finance, 2011-2017
- Best SME Bank in Singapore by Alpha Southeast Asia 2010, 2011, 2013-2017
For more information, please visit www.ocbc.com.sg/business-banking
RSM is the sixth largest audit, tax and consulting network globally, with 800 offices across 120 countries. In Singapore, we are the largest outside the Big 4, supporting businesses from SMEs to large enterprises, in their compliance and back-end functions in Accounting & Finance, HR & Payroll, IT Management, Corporate Secretarial, as well as Staffing and Recruitment. We help companies improve profits, enhance value and internationalise.
With a staff strength of more than 950 in Singapore and 320 in China, we also help businesses in risk management, corporate governance, tax planning, valuation, M&A and other corporate advisory work.
Visit us at: www.rsmsingapore.sg
Mastercard® (NYSE: MA), www.mastercard.com, is a technology company in the global payments industry. We operate the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. Mastercard’s products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone. Follow us on Twitter @MastercardAP and @MastercardNews, join the discussion on the Beyond the Transaction Blog and subscribe for the latest news on the Engagement Bureau.
Singtel is Asia's leading communications technology group, providing a portfolio of services from next-generation communication, technology services to infotainment to both consumers and businesses. For consumers, Singtel delivers a complete and integrated suite of services, including mobile, broadband and TV. For businesses, Singtel offers a complementary array of workforce mobility solutions, data hosting, cloud, network infrastructure, analytics and cyber-security capabilities. The Group has presence in Asia, Australia and Africa and reaches over 685 million mobile customers in 22 countries. Its infrastructure and technology services for businesses span 21 countries, with more than 428 direct points of presence in 362 cities.
For more information, visit www.singtel.com
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ACORN is the largest Independent Asian Market Research Group. Started in Singapore in 1985, ACORN has offices in 10 other Asian markets from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines to Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan. We also manage and offer turn-key research solutions to clients across other Asian cities, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas.
We are a bespoke research agency whose forte is in custom-built problem solving research, strategic development research such as uncovering market opportunities in crowded categories, brand positioning and new product development and nuanced research to uncover the not-so-obvious consumer insights.
ACORN is a leading local market research agency and has been voted as one of the top 10 market research agencies in the industry.
For more information, please visit www.acornasia.com
About Rajah & Tann Legal Basix
Rajah & Tann Legal Basix is a specialised practice of Rajah & Tann that is focused on providing baseline and growth-stage legal advice, representation and documentation to businesses, from emerging enterprises, start-ups and SMEs to high growth companies. We assist businesses in six core areas: corporate, dispute resolution, e-commerce, employment, intellectual property and regional expansion. Legal Basix leverages on the deep expertise and experience of Rajah & Tann’s award-winning practice groups and knowledge leaders to deliver distilled, right-sized, growth stage appropriate legal solutions for our clients.
Legal Basix is Legal, Simplified.
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Wavemaker is a billion dollar-revenue next generation agency that sits at the intersection of media, content and technology. We are obsessed with the customer's purchase journey and is what connects our mission directly to our client’s business challenges. We invented WM Momentum, the world's most comprehensive study into how people make purchase decisions and have conducted over 375,000 surveys in 35 markets and across more than 70 categories. We are a business that is powered by the creativity and curiosity of our 8,500 people in 90 countries, united by our PACED values. We are a part of GroupM, WPP’s global media investment management company.
About Enterprise Singapore
Enterprise Singapore, formerly International Enterprise Singapore and SPRING Singapore, is the government agency championing enterprise development. The agency works with committed companies to build capabilities, innovate and internationalise.
It also supports the growth of Singapore as a hub for global trading and startups. As the national standards and accreditation body, Enterprise Singapore continues to build trust in Singapore’s products and services through quality and standards.
Visit www.enterprisesg.gov.sg for more information.
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