UOB's venture with Zilingo aims to benefit SMEs

United Overseas Bank (UOB) has signed a deal that will give smaller firms access to its banking services via the platform of fashion and lifestyle e-commerce firm Zilingo.

Forecasting recession and recovery is a mix of science, art and timing

MORE economists are now saying that Singapore could enter a downturn next year, as the simmering US-China trade war threatens to bubble over and affect the rest of the world.

Most startup businesses are doomed

I USED to have a 1907 photography annual that carried ads for cameras made by hundreds of small British companies. Not many of those nascent tech businesses survived, even if their products were...

Show me the money: What's wrong with the startups picture?

Not so long ago, investors would have frowned on a company headed for the stock market with no profitability – and no clear sight of future profits – to show.

SMEs' next big investment push: transformative technology

INVESTMENT in technology is reaching a key milestone, according to a new EY report which found that small and medium enterprises across South-east Asia (SEA) expect to make investments in...

SMEs in Singapore need to move beyond clicks and mortar

WITH a range of government grants on offer, more Singapore SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) are taking their businesses online and as a result, the customer journey is increasingly...

What Singapore businesses need to get ahead in the AI race

IT'S no secret that artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to transform the way we live, work and play. In fact, it's already happening all around us in Singapore, from chatbots being...

Digital transformation: big gaps between goals and reality

YOU might not be considering digital transformation when you're getting in your car to go to the office in the morning. But perhaps you should.

Blockchain unchained: Tackling wash trading

CYBERSECURITY laws in the blockchain space are a big grey area for businesses such as crypto exchanges. 2018 gave us a record year of exchange hacks with losses running into billions of dollars -...

Time to tighten digital banking metrics

THE heightened pressure on Singapore banks to prove their mettle amid Big Tech disruption means an ongoing rewrite in how digital banking is showing off richer returns.