May 24, 2018

China Leaps Ahead in Facial Recognition Tech

The ‘Dragon Nation’ appears to be one to watch and one that is watching; Chinese-owned companies filed for 530 surveillance patents and over 900 facial recognition patents – five times more than the United States, in 2017.
May 22, 2018

Organic Food Sector Blossoms Across All Regions

With changing health dynamics and pollution on the rise, consuming food with less exposure to pesticides is being considered an impetus for sustainable consumption. The organic food sector is steadily growing thanks to millennial consumers, with an unprecedented surge in sales over the past few years.
May 17, 2018

Global Tertiary Rankings Soar in Hong Kong & Singapore

Singapore shows its prowess with 53 listings in the Top 50 out of 74 total listings, followed by Hong Kong with 83 in the top 50 out of 163 listings according to the recently released QS World University 2018 Ranking Report.
May 16, 2018

Slaughterbots Ban Shift Focus to Commercial Drones

Drones are expected to become ubiquitous as service providers continue to innovate while Government speeds up regulations needed to drive integration of drones into everyday life. Get schooled on who is set to be the biggest winners of drone adoption by industry sector.
May 8, 2018

Gurminder Singh – The Green Guru

Singapore-based Earth Dollar CEO Gurminder Singh, says the word ‘currency’ means current energy. According to Singh, Fiat currency is an old energy that is no longer suited to the temper of our age. We spent an afternoon with a delightfully eccentric, yet brilliant Singh, who says their gargantuan journey to codify ethics into crypto-currency for the common good is an imperative for survival.
May 8, 2018

North America to Overtake Europe and Asia-Pacific in RegTech Spend

RegTech is holding the attention of traditional banking institutions to deal with the growing complexities of global regulatory compliance requirements. According to Bengaluru-based FinTech consultant Medici, it estimates the global demand for regulatory, compliance and governance software to reach USD 118.7 billion, by 2020.

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May 24, 2018

China Leaps Ahead in Facial Recognition Tech

The ‘Dragon Nation’ appears to be one to watch and one that is watching; Chinese-owned companies filed for 530 surveillance patents and over 900 facial recognition patents – five times more than the United States, in 2017.

May 22, 2018

Organic Food Sector Blossoms Across All Regions

With changing health dynamics and pollution on the rise, consuming food with less exposure to pesticides is being considered an impetus for sustainable consumption. The organic food sector is steadily growing thanks to millennial consumers, with an unprecedented surge in sales over the past few years.

May 17, 2018

Global Tertiary Rankings Soar in Hong Kong & Singapore

Singapore shows its prowess with 53 listings in the Top 50 out of 74 total listings, followed by Hong Kong with 83 in the top 50 out of 163 listings according to the recently released QS World University 2018 Ranking Report.

May 16, 2018

Slaughterbots Ban Shift Focus to Commercial Drones

Drones are expected to become ubiquitous as service providers continue to innovate while Government speeds up regulations needed to drive integration of drones into everyday life. Get schooled on who is set to be the biggest winners of drone adoption by industry sector.

May 8, 2018

North America to Overtake Europe and Asia-Pacific in RegTech Spend

RegTech is holding the attention of traditional banking institutions to deal with the growing complexities of global regulatory compliance requirements. According to Bengaluru-based FinTech consultant Medici, it estimates the global demand for regulatory, compliance and governance software to reach USD 118.7 billion, by 2020.

May 2, 2018

China Set to Dominate Ride-Share Market

Through a series of recent moves, China is likely to maintain its dominant position as the biggest ride-sharing market by revenue in the world ahead of US, Germany and Japan.

May 1, 2018

Cold-Chain Logistics Heats Up Asia

Burgeoning middle class, hectic lifestyles and increasing consumer choices are driving the cold-chain industry boom in Asia.

April 24, 2018

Singapore Renews Interest in Digital Payments Under Smart Nation Program

Singapore is one of the most cash-efficient countries in the world, however, it has failed to find a viable business case for a national interoperable e-payment system, resulting in market fragmentation. The renewed push to go cashless under the Smart Nation initiative in 2018, may result in a faster rate of adoption…

April 6, 2018

Tokenization of Payments to be Industry Standard in 2018

Tokenization of payments is an old guard that has bounced back into the digital ecosystem as consumer adoption of e-wallets, mobile and online payments have grown. The rise in cyber-attacks and digital fraud have compelled business owners and merchants to make consumer transactions friction free…

March 28, 2018

Where to Invest in Property Across Europe in 2018

According to PwC and Urban Land Institute (ULI), a Washington-based Research NFP Centre, the European Property Market continues to ride the swell on the back of a robust performance from the previous financial year.

March 27, 2018

Fintech Start-ups to Watch in Africa

Financial Inclusion is critical to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. For Africa, a continent which has struggled economically over the past few decades, Fintech may play a pivotal role in helping African countries emerge as a viable alternative for start-ups seeking their fortune east…

March 23, 2018

Biometrics to be Mainstream by 2020

While fingerprint recognition remains the most popular modality, facial recognition, behavioural and multimodal biometrics are steadily growing to meet challenges that historically hindered the exponential growth of bio-tech.

March 20, 2018

Metro Expansions Overhauls Asia’s Connectivity

Asia’s burgeoning population has increased daily commute times, putting pressure on metro networks. Investing in urban rail infrastructure is proven to be the most efficient solution for reducing traffic congestion, aiding population and economic growth – as well as reducing emissions-related pollution. It should come as no surprise then, that PWC estimates that investments in subway systems across Asia may exceed USD230 billion within the next 15 years.

March 14, 2018

Amazon’s Entry into Logistics May Create Market Fervor

According to a recent report by US-based Transparency Research Market, the logistics industry in revenue terms is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.5 percent till 2024; the global market is expected to reach USD 15.5 trillion by 2023 – up from 8.1 trillion in 2015.

March 5, 2018

Rising Costs of Healthcare a Global Phenomenon

Identifying key trends in value-based health care is proving difficult, given the backdrop of decentralization, liberalization and in some cases continued privatization within the healthcare sector in Europe. Further to our recent feature US Trends Towards Value-based Healthcare we take a snapshot at what’s happening in the UK/European and emerging economies’ healthcare sector.



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May 8, 2018

Gurminder Singh – The Green Guru

Singapore-based Earth Dollar CEO Gurminder Singh, says the word ‘currency’ means current energy. According to Singh, Fiat currency is an old energy that is no longer suited to the temper of our age. We spent an afternoon with a delightfully eccentric, yet brilliant Singh, who says their gargantuan journey to codify ethics into crypto-currency for the common good is an imperative for survival.

April 6, 2018

Dr Damian Michael – An Ecological Pragmatist

The recent book launch of ‘Rocky Outcrops in Australia’ by two of the world’s most respected ecologists, ANU Professor David Lindenmayer and Dr Damian Michael shines a spotlight on the cultural, biological, economical and historical significance on those seemingly barren rocky island formations that pepper our farmlands and natural reserves.

March 7, 2018

Nishi Vasudeva Shows the Time is Now

This International Women’s Day, we take our hats off to India’s former Chair and Managing Director of HPCL Nishi Vasudeva. We celebrate Vasudeva’s rejection of preferential treatment or positive differentiation which saw her become the first female Chair in the history of the resources sector in India.

January 31, 2018

Gagan Agarwal – Reimagining Antiquity

Almost four decades ago, Captain Dheerendra P. Agrawal founded Deepeeka, a company that would go on to become a well-respected brand among film antique reproduction manufacturers in India. He passed the baton on to his eldest son, CEO Gagan Agrawal in 1995 whom has since taken the company to the world stage.

December 11, 2017

Andrew Constantine – The Cyber Fire-Starter

With the world on a seemingly deterministic course towards automation and Internet of Things (IoT), the adaptation and integration of new protocols, bots and devices into our work and home environments means individuals and organisations will be increasingly vulnerable to cyber-attacks. We chatted with one of Australia’s youngest rising tech stars, founder of CIO Cyber Security Andrew Constantine on why there need be no rules in cyber space…

November 13, 2017

Igor Khmel – Inside the Fintech Mine

BANKEX may become a stampede of unicorns with founder and CEO Igor Khmel riding the one with wings at the front of the pack… We chat with NYC-Moscow-Hong Kong based Khmel on all things fintech and why true disruption of the banking sector is an insiders’ game.

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May 3, 2018

Overcoming Barriers to Kindness in Business and Politics

Chief Advisor to WKUSA Michael Lloyd-White talks with leaders in business and politics on why budgetary constraints and self-interest should not usurp our instincts to show kindness in our everyday interactions.

April 17, 2018

Commercial Design for SMBs on a Budget

We share the latest in commercial design trends for smart SMBs who want to keep their work spaces looking designer-licious without breaking the budget.

April 12, 2018

How to be Kind to a Corporate Psychopath

Working with a corporate psychopath must be one of the most difficult challenges for any leader or team member to experience in their career. Trying to manage this kind of personality with kindness is not however, impossible. Chief Advisor to World Kindness USA Michael Lloyd-White shares how it’s done…

March 29, 2018

Leadership and Kindness Can Co-exist

With the quiet admonition by former US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, urging colleagues on Capitol Hill to seek ‘kindness’ in a ‘very mean-spirited town’ last week, we are reminded that practising leadership and kindness is not a dichotomy.

March 1, 2018

World Government Summit in UAE puts Happiness First

Making happiness the cornerstone of good governance may still be a distant dream, but the recent effort by the 2018 World Government Summit held in Dubai in February 2018 to make global happiness a reality deserves a standing ovation.

February 28, 2018

How a Culture of Compliance Kills Kindness

What makes a human a sentient being is the ability to ask ‘why?’ Senior Advisor to the WKUSA Board Michael Lloyd-White unpacks some of the myths of kindness and why a culture of compliance takes away our ability to exercise personal judgement – particularly in situations where kindness should usurp the rule book…

February 20, 2018

Impact of Social Media on Organisational Culture and Performance

With seventy-three per cent of the world’s Internet users active on social media, eighty three per cent of Fortune 500 companies with social media accounts and ninety two per cent of recruiters using social media to find candidates, our social media footprint has become more important than ever…

February 12, 2018

Beat Bullies and By-stander Behaviour with Kindness

With the Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Week now upon us, we are reminded that sometimes, an unexpected gesture of kindness can turn a bad situation into an uplifting moment that resonates long after the deed is done.

February 5, 2018

Maintaining a Healthy Organisational Culture in the Gig Economy

As the gig economy becomes a mainstay thanks to the mutual benefits for both the employee and employer, supporting the trend poses challenges for all too.



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