Experimenting in innovation labs

AT a time of technological advancement, the old adage that change is the only constant rings true for many financial institutions today. But more than 20 banks and insurers have stepped up to the challenge in Singapore by setting up innovation labs to test ideas with partners and among staff.

Naiise story about designs

WHAT does design entail? What draws you to a design store? As design in Singapore starts to make its mark in the market, Naiise is one of the fastest growing design retailers locally, an online platform offering a wide range of original and uniquely designed products, that is made accessible for...

Bynd Artisan updates book-binding for the smartphone age

MEMBERS of the digital tribe work, live and play with their smartphones and digital devices, clicking and swiping through the choices they make. Local brand Bynd Artisan, however, is trying to haul them back to the handwritten word - and it is doing this by injecting a touch of old-school in its...

POSB launches first wearable-tech savings and payments programme for schools

POSB on Wednesday celebrated the official launch of a global first - the POSB Smart Buddy programme - in 19 primary schools.

For the love of sports, dive deep

WHEN I stand on the edge of the diving platform, 10 metres up from the competition pool - the equivalent of a three-storey building - a complex mix of thoughts and feelings runs through me. Not just because the sport is a thrilling one. I'm also afraid of heights...

SPH, Mediacorp tie up to offer programmatic advertising

SINGAPORE Press Holdings (SPH) and Mediacorp on Monday announced an alliance to create a new digital advertising marketplace using programmatic solutions, and to offer brands access to a wide audience of consumers in Singapore.

SPH, Mediacorp to jointly create new digital advertising marketplace

SINGAPORE Press Holdings (SPH) and Mediacorp on Monday announced an alliance to create a new digital advertising marketplace using programmatic solutions, and to offer brands access to a wide audience of consumers in Singapore.

Bank of Singapore revs up businesses of next-gen clients

A THREE-day course on business management held by the Bank of Singapore for the next generation of its clients has helped one fledgling business to more than quadruple its revenue from three years ago.

SIA says voluntary no-pay leave move makes it more nimble

SINGAPORE Airlines (SIA)'s decision to ask selected staff to go on voluntary no-pay leave (VNPL) was taken to "better manage crew resources and operational requirements" as it enters a period of temporary manpower surplus at specific ranks...

NEC to plough over S$100m into Asia-Pacific, largely for R&D

INFORMATION technology (IT) and network technology solutions company NEC Corporation on Thursday said it is investing more than S$100 million in the Asia-Pacific region over the next five years, mainly for research and development.

GIC-linked China lending platform to sell US consumer debt in Asia

ARMED with a fresh US$220 million injection from Singapore's sovereign wealth fund GIC and a group of investors, Chinese peer-to-peer lending platform Dianrong plans to launch a global platform to sell US consumer debt to Asian investors via offices in Singapore and Hong Kong...

Structure in family business put under spotlight

DISPUTES in family businesses do not always arise from a clash of opinions or personalities. In fact, it is structure - or more precisely, the lack of it - that most often leads to conflicts.

Developed markets into sustained expansion: BlackRock

DEVELOPED economies are cruising at slightly above trend rates since the Great Financial Crisis of 2009, helped by subdued financial market volatility, fading fears of deflation and fewer near-term political risks.

SPH won't forget media core even as it diversifies: Lee Boon Yang

SINGAPORE Press Holdings (SPH) is well prepared and equipped to face the challenges from digital disruption, said chairman Lee Boon Yang on Wednesday.

Singapore's work on sustainable energy on show at Astana Expo 2017

THE red-and-white flag with the crescent moon and five stars was raised on Tuesday, and a performance was mounted to tell the story of Singapore and its transformation.

Vintage fashion is all the rage online

HAVE you ever questioned the authenticity of a luxury good as a gift? More often than not, luxury gifts we receive from loved ones may not be as "real" as we had hoped or assumed them to be...

Sheng Siong, Bank of China launch co-branded credit card

LOCAL supermarket chain Sheng Siong and Bank of China Singapore Branch (BOCSG) launched their co-branded credit card on Friday, with a target of achieving 100,000 sign-ups in two years.

Mapletree to hold student-outreach roadshow

MAPLETREE Investments, which made its maiden foray into the United Kingdom's student-housing market last year, will run its first student-outreach roadshow in the last weekend of this month. Called "Home & Away with Mapletree", the July 28-30 event at VivoCity Singapore will...

Fintech adoption in Singapore still lags global rate, says EY

SINGAPORE'S fintech adoption rate continues to be below the global average of 33 per cent, despite the increase from 15 per cent in 2015 to 23 per cent in 2017, according to the latest Ernst & Young (EY) FinTech Adoption Index. ...

Fintech giant Lufax to launch online investment platform in Singapore

LUFAX, the world's second-largest fintech firm, is staking its claim beyond China, as the unit of Ping An Group plans to launch its first overseas online wealth management platform in Singapore targeting offshore mid-market retail investors...

Sunpower secures contract worth 65.9m yuan

SUNPOWER Group, a solution provider for energy conservation, waste-to-energy and renewable energy projects in China, announced on Monday that its wholly owned subsidiary, Jiangsu Sunpower Technology, was awarded a contract worth 65.9 million yuan (S$13.3 million) from Qinghai Damei Coal Industry.

Lufax to launch first overseas online wealth management platform in Singapore

LUFAX, the largest online wealth management platform in China, announced on Monday that it will launch Lu International in Singapore. This comes after it obtained in-principle approval for the capital markets services licence from the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

StanChart targets 'silver' dollar with a touch of Sinatra

READING glasses and sofas are some things that clients of Standard Chartered Singapore can expect at branches over time as the bank seeks out a larger share of the silver dollar with its latest retail offering, anchored by a step-up savings account only for those aged 55 and above.

Sembcorp buys two rooftop solar facilities in Singapore

SEMBCORP Industries on Tuesday announced that it has added two operating rooftop solar facilities in Singapore to its global renewable energy portfolio.

MSIG, DBS launch instant e-payment service for travel claims

MSIG and DBS announced the launch of Singapore's first instant electronic payment service for travel insurance claims this week. MSIG said it is the first to tap the bank's real-time payment service, using technology to focus on initiatives that will improve customer experience...