digital economy

Singapore, New Zealand digital-economy pact to take effect on Jan 7

THE Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA) will enter into force for Singapore and New Zealand on Jan 7, 2021.

Digital payments and e-commerce booming in South and South-east Asia

INDIA, Indonesia and Singapore are expected to lead the pack both in the absolute value of digital payments and the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) between 2020 and 2024, according to Deloitte...

Tech inclusion will ensure that no one is left behind: analysts

THE pace of digital revolution has picked up amid the Covid-19 havoc as disruptive technologies give rise to new business models and jobs in Singapore.

Singapore needs new mindset to cement global hub role

THE novel coronavirus pandemic and shifting trade relationships have made the world more fragmented. However, global cooperation in trade, and the exchange of ideas, people, capital and technology...

Singtel's digital bank bid is also a push for reinvention

SINGTEL sees its digital bank bid as a timely push for reinvention by the heavyweight telco in Singapore and the region.

South-east Asian shoppers seize on new e-commerce events

“Double Days” sales, such as 9.9 or 10.10, have been a buzz for South-east Asian retailers, according to data from advertising technology company Criteo.

More research funding to be allocated to develop digital economy: DPM Heng

SINGAPORE will allocate a bigger chunk of national research funding to develop the digital economy as it is "going to be critical for the future", Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng...

Transforming through tech

FEW industries have been spared the ravages of the Covid-19 pandemic, but technology stands out as a clear beneficiary of the lockdowns and border closures that have swept the globe this year....

Data can help traditional small businesses succeed in a pandemic

MRS Lim, 63, has been running a famous Bak Kut Teh stall at the neighbourhood hawker centre for over three decades.

Pandemic driving South-East Asian shoppers online

NEARLY eight in 10 people in Singapore will make an online purchase this year, as the novel coronavirus drives South-east Asian consumers online faster than earlier expected.

Money FM podcast: The digital fight against Covid-19

Minister for Communications and Information & Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations, S Iswaran talks to us about the government's efforts to encourage digitalisation and how the government is...