Thursday, April 9, 2020
With more and more companies issuing mandatory work-from-home policies due to the rising severity of COVID-19, the business world has seen a dramatic rise in the usage of video conferencing. Online communication platforms like Zoom or Skype has seen a massive increase in usage over the past few weeks...
COVID-19 has without a doubt become a global pandemic; forcing many businesses to shut their doors and employees to continue their work from the safety of their homes. Startup funding all throughout Asia is expected to take an immense hit, especially since many nations appear to be having a...
The number of COVID-19 cases in Malaysia is on the rise. The situation has become severe enough that the government had announced an extension to country’s the Movement Control Order (MCO) just last week. Recently, the government also announced a RM250 billion stimulus package in order to combat the...
COVID-19 is wreaking havoc on every industry – but the industry most impacted is undoubtedly the travel industry. Travel restrictions and movement control orders are severely cutting into the once-thriving industry, as travellers stay home. With the travel industry accounting for 10 percent of the world’s GDP, the entire travel...
The worldwide spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus has left business paralyzed. Productivity numbers are dropping all around the world and workers are left immobilised in their homes. As a result, it comes as no surprise that remote working has seen a huge surge in popularity as employers are encouraging...
Across Asia, countries are going into lockdown, to attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19. Travel restrictions, internal movement controls, and closing non-essential businesses are part of government attempts to 'flatten the curve'. With consumers essentially under virtual house arrest, businesses are finding it extremely hard to realise revenue. In...
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic which has crippled air travel across the world, AirAsia may be looking to ground its airline business which makes up about 75 percent of the group’s revenue. During a staff briefing recently, AirAsia founder Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said that the group’s focus between...
Earlier this year, Singapore become one of the nations with incredibly high cases of COVID-19 as well as a high rate of transmission. This was likely due to the small size of the city-state, leading to high physical contact. Like every other country with a COVID-19 outbreak, business slowed...
The face masks that we have to wear during the COVID-19 pandemic look deceptively simple. It looks like a simple fabric piece, with ear loops and sometimes a wire nose bridge. In fact, there was a rumour going around in the early days of the outbreak that tissue paper was...
By Bruce Richards The pressure is on for retail brands to connect with their customers in new ways. Shopper expectations are high. An overwhelming majority of consumers say they don’t just want, they expect personalized service, and they’re more likely to buy from a retailer that recognizes them by name...
By Sue Barrett Have you noticed how easy it is to get spooked in times of crisis and uncertainty what with COVID-19, bushfires, floods, panic buying and climate crisis? Given what we see on social media and in the news you’d be forgiven for asking ‘Is it all over?’ Well NO,...
The global economic outlook for 2020 is looking dismal, thanks in part to the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak which shows no signs of being resolved anytime soon. While larger businesses might be able to weather the storm, the SMEs of the world remain incredibly vulnerable to the disruption in...

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