digital economy

SE Asia's digital financial services revenue set to soar

REVENUE from South-east Asia's digital financial services could hit US$60 billion by 2025, but only if the region's financial players can crack barriers to lending in the SME (small and medium-...

Singapore beating fresh path to the world of e-commerce

AT A time when traditional trade relations come under strain, Singapore's move to build data corridors with other small, open economies for greater digital connectivity is the new frontier in...

Diverse and huge India market a big draw for Singapore startups

INSTEAD of selling solar-powered lights and chargers to recreational hikers, Third Wave Power decided to change tack in 2017, targeting the electricity-hungry rural population of India.

Singapore to double down on digital growth: Iswaran

PLAYING a long game, Singapore will keep investing in a digitalised economy despite storm clouds, Minister for Communications and Information S Iswaran suggested on Thursday.

SEA's digital economy a bright spot for Singapore: DPM Heng

SOUTH-EAST Asia's fast-growing digital economy is set to create more business and job opportunities for Singapore and its people, said Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat....

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...

Businesses, workers to get more help with digital economy tools

NEW and updated measures are on the way to support growth in the digital economy, as unveiled by Minister for Communications and Information S Iswaran in Parliament on Monday.

New, updated schemes to support businesses, workers in digital economy: Iswaran

NEW and updated measures are on the way to help businesses and workers in the digital economy, said Minister for Communications and Information S Iswaran on Monday.

SMEs must plug into digital economy to spur Singapore's economy: Iswaran

IT is "critical" for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to plug into the digital economy as it would make a noticeable impact on Singapore's growth, Minister for Communications and...

Internet economy in South-east Asia to top US$240b by 2025: study

SOUTH-EAST Asia's Internet economy is expected to exceed US$240 billion by 2025, beating the previous estimate of US$200 billion put up just a year ago, as lower costs enable more consumers to go...

SMEs going digital can boost Asean GDP by as much as US$1 trillion: Report

SINGAPORE - Bringing South-east Asia's small businesses into the digital economy could raise the region's gross domestic product (GDP) by between US$780 million (S$1.07 billion) and US$1.13...