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Of QR codes and digital hongbaos: Going green while keeping tradition

ALONGSIDE inescapable festive songs and soaring bak kwa prices, long queues of customers waiting for fresh new notes at banks - for the purposes of stuffing the traditional red packets or hongbao...

Malls dying? These in US have found a way to thrive

NEW YORK • Some retailers in the US have turned to extras like virtual-reality headsets and touch-screen mirrors to give shoppers an experience they cannot get online.

Why it's important to keep taxis viable

To say that the taxi industry has been disrupted by ride-hailing firms would be an understatement. Decimated may be a better word.

Amazon offers India's small business owners US$1 billion olive branch

NEW DELHI (REUTERS) - Amazon.com Inc CEO Jeff Bezos said his company will invest US$1 billion (S$1.35 billion) to bring small and medium-sized businesses online in India and expects to export US$...

Retail tech startup StoreHub bags US$8.9m in Series A+ round

SINGAPORE retail tech startup StoreHub has raised US$8.9 million in Series A+ funding, led by returning investor Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia & India.

Money FM podcast: Sustainability through innovation with Rolls-Royce

Join Claressa Monteiro, as she speaks to Bicky Bhangu, president for South-east Asia, Pacific and South Korea at Rolls-Royce about the company's efforts to enhance sustainability through...

Banks and payments players need to change their playbook

HOW the stodgy world of payments has changed. Consider that at a recent rugby match in Malaysia, one of the writers ordered grilled satay chicken from a stand run by a 12-year-old boy. Cash only?...

Shift priorities from short to long-term issues: SBF chief to firms

A SHORT-TERM view may be leading businesses to overlook more significant, long-term issues, Singapore Business Federation (SBF) chief Ho Meng Kit lamented on Tuesday.

Enigma Group leads consortium for digital full bank licence

A CONSORTIUM led by the Singapore-headquartered Enigma Group has applied for a digital full bank licence in the Republic, with an eye on serving underbanked small-and-medium-sized enterprises (...

Credit ratings, bond insurance were no protection in 2008 crisis

SOME of the proposals that the retail bonds working group is studying seem to be mechanisms that were in place in the United States more than a decade ago, but which not only did little to stop...

 

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