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Singapore focus: Diary of an entrepreneur

There are many cities an entrepreneur can choose to base themselves. None quite live up to the excitement, charm, and convenience of Singapore, writes Business World’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year Shabir Momin. I wake up as an entrepreneur and go to bed a businessman, but no matter what hat I wear, Singapore is the… Read More


Data Centre World 2018: Water scarcity could halt data centre growth

At last week’s Data Centre World in Singapore, the largest industry event in Asia, water technology provider Ecolab discussed sustainable solutions to address the freshwater crisis and examples of how data centres have successfully reduced water consumption. Demand for natural resources is exceeding supply at an alarming rate, not least when it comes to our… Read More


Singtel and AIS unveil cross-border payment system VIA

Singtel, the largest telco in Singapore, has launched VIA, a cross-border mobile payment system, in partnership with AIS and Kaikornbank, Thailand’s largest digital bank. Consumers in Thailand and Singapore currently have a number of mobile payment systems to choose from, but no way to transfer across borders. VIA combines three of these – mobile wallets… Read More


Where should the Government of Hong Kong invest to support manufacturing 4.0?

There is a lot of talk in the media about technology transforming traditional manufacturing processes. The World Economic Forum described this as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, building on the Third (the digital revolution). It is characterized by a fusion of technologies that are blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres and the… Read More


Huawei requests access to smartphone market limited by the US Government

Huawei has put forward a request to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for a hearing to oppose the brand’s ban in the American telecom market. Currently one of the largest telecommunication companies in the world as well as being the world’s largest telecoms equipment producer, Huawei has recently debuted its newest 5G mobile phone…. Read More


Google sets up Waymo subsidiary in Shanghai

In a continued push to capture a portion of the Chinese market, Google has established a Waymo subsidiary in Shanghai’s free trade zone. According to a business registration filing, Waymo created a wholly-owned company called Huimo Business Consulting this past May. The filing was made public on the China National Enterprise Information Publicity System. The… Read More


Alibaba sponsors $3 million Hong Kong startup competition

Alibaba has kicked off Jumpstarter 2017, a competition between startups with a significant investment in their business as a prize. Each of the top three contenders will receive a prize of $1 million USD, provided by the Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund. Winners will also gain access to industry specialists and business resources from organizers… Read More



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