Monday, April 6, 2020
In any discussion of the economic and market outlook, even for Emerging Markets (EM), it is difficult to escape the pervasive influence of Brexit. The market reaction to the referendum vote suggested a degree of exposure for EM, as the MSCI EM index sold off along with global equity...
Choosing a comfortable place to reside can be a hassle as it is a decision made according to your personal needs and preference Nevertheless, there is a high-rise residential development in the market which is located in a well-planned township and is easily accessible. Sunway GEOLake residences – a condominium that...
Last year saw headline-grabbing information leakage incidents involving companies and organisations in Southeast Asia (SEA). The rising cases of data breaches were proven costly by the latest research from Kaspersky. IT business decision-makers from the region admitted to losing US$1.10 million on-average because of this virtual menace, just a...
THE digital era has long arrived and is taking the world by storm. Why? Simply because, it’s accessible and fast. A study on E-Learning: Fact or Fiction?, which was retrieved from the SMC Business Council states that the United Airlines reduced its training time for e-ticketing training from 40...
Regulations are in place for businesses all over the world. But many companies remain unprepared for these regulations, or unsure of how to address these requirements. Compliance responsibilities have increased enormously for organisations in ASEAN and Asia-Pacific over the past few years. In an attempt to improve global financial transparency,...
By Karen Reddington Year-end holidays are around the corner and it’s a joyous time for most, with people busy buying gifts for their near and dear ones. It can be a challenging time for businesses that work around the clock to meet peak demand shipping windows. In Asia Pacific, there isn’t...

COVID-19 and Businesses

By William Ng This will be a protracted crisis. Even if we are able to contain the rate of infection; the economy domestically and globally, already frail from years of reignited ugly protectionism, is unlikely to see any growth, even if we are lucky to avoid a global recession. As entrepreneurs,...
It is easy to forget in today’s digital age that face-to-face networking is still a large part of conducting business. One should not easily discount the effect that interpersonal relationships can have when trying to reach new clients and grow one’s business. Networking is even more important for SMEs and...
BY DATO’ WILLIAM NG, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, SME MAGAZINE The Budget 2018 is a balanced budget, and the general public would have plenty of reasons to cheer. For small and medium enterprises (SMEs), it is mostly good news as the Budget 2018 (finally) addresses many of the issues facing SMEs. The two key challenges for...
By Varinderjit Singh Around the Asia Pacific region, smaller, powerful desktop PCs are providing a much-needed alternative for companies aiming to provide performance for a larger workforce, while still keeping office space under control, especially when workplace trends are changing due to millennials and generation Z forming a majority of...
By Calvin Tung There’s a new kid in Kuala Lumpur’s increasingly exciting foodie scene. Introducing Coquo Restaurant Wine & Bar, touted by co owners, Tricia Kandiah and chef Toni Valero to be somewhere one can ‘come, chill, open a bottle of wine and relax the night away’. The newly opened café, located...
Growing up in Singapore, many of us would associate the month of October with Children’s Day. But did you know that the International Day of Older Persons (IDOP) is also celebrated in October? The IDOP is an occasion for us to recognise and appreciate older persons, such as the colleagues...

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