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Thailand strives to catch up with Asian markets on digital banking

[SINGAPORE] Thailand is laying the foundations for standalone digital banks as it strives to catch up with other Asian markets that are allowing such changes, according to its central bank...

Singapore's gender pay gap narrows to 6%

WHILE women still earn less than men in Singapore, the pay difference between men and women with similar roles, experience and age has narrowed over the years, even if other occupational...

Singtel associate Bharti Airtel proposes to raise up to US$3b

BHARTI Airtel has proposed to raise up to US$3 billion in a mega debt-equity exercise ahead of its deadline to pay a hefty fine.

TONIK gets go-ahead to open Philippines' first digital-only bank

THE Philippines will soon have its first digital-only, branchless bank.

WeWork's new leases tank in New York and London

WEWORK'S days of breakneck expansion are over - at least for now.

Indonesia determined to create downstream sector

INDONESIA is bullish on its vision to create its own downstream industry, strengthened by the approval of environmental impact studies for factories to produce battery-grade nickel chemicals in...

Large stimulus likely in Singapore Budget: HSBC

ECONOMIC growth in Singapore is likely to remain subdued in 2020 and this could be the impetus for a fiscal stimulus package that may be the largest in a decade, according to HSBC Private Bank....

4 CEOs' secrets to thriving in retail apocalypse

A FEW taps on a screen or a handful of words heard by a smart speaker and within a couple days, maybe hours, packages arrive. Buying things has never been easier. Selling them, however, is...

Deep tech, clean tech bring the cool to CES

THEY call it a microwave, but for cooling. Place a bottle of soda in the new drink cooler designed by deep tech firm Matrix and in 60 seconds, it's ice cold. A bottle of champagne can be chilled...

Parallel reality is just one dimension of a hyper personalised future

IF THE tech world's annual gathering at CES in Las Vegas is a backstage pass to the future, then one big theme that ruled the stage this week is how firms are using advancements in technology to...

 

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