August 14, 2018

Content Marketing is Killing Journalism

Co-Founder and Managing Editor of INDVSTRVS Joanne Leila Smith discusses why Content Marketing is highly lucrative for digital news brands yet damaging for ethical standards in Journalism – and why we all have a stake in the fall-out.
August 13, 2018

Demand for Multi-Lingual Talent and Tightening Job Markets Make Competition Tough in SE Asia

The job market in Asia is looking stagnant in the near term with most major economies including China, Japan, India and Singapore struggling to maintain job growth in a highly competitive environment…
August 8, 2018

FY2018 Market Wrap: Solid Returns but a Year of Two Halves

We were fortunate enough to have one of Australia’s most qualified financial adviser’s CEO of Supersolve Financial Services Nick Sheather, share his FY2018 market wrap of Australian and Global Share Markets. According to Sheather, the global market offered another year of double digit returns despite being a year of two halves. With the Reserve Bank of Australia Cash Rate staying at a record low of 1.5 percent, this continued to impact returns from interest bearing investments…
August 7, 2018

Telematics Revolutionises The Transport Sector

Transport industries are witnessing unprecedented interest by investors, particularly with organisations adopting Telematics world-wide.
August 1, 2018

BRICS Summit Rallies Against Protectionism; Calls for Deepening Trade with Emerging Economies

Chinese President Xi Jinping rallied BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) to forge a deeper economic and strategic partnership in the areas of trade, investment, finance and interconnectivity, which set an unprecedented tone for the 10th BRICS summit in Johannesburg South Africa in July 2018.
July 26, 2018

Valentin Preobrazhenskiy – The Tech Existentialist

During his recent visit to Singapore, we seized the opportunity to chat with US-based founder and CEO of LATOKEN Valentin Preobrazhenskiy about his plans for growing a footprint in Asia, his philosophy club The World Model, and why he agrees with robot Sophia that the purpose of life is to increase its viability…

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August 13, 2018

Demand for Multi-Lingual Talent and Tightening Job Markets Make Competition Tough in SE Asia

The job market in Asia is looking stagnant in the near term with most major economies including China, Japan, India and Singapore struggling to maintain job growth in a highly competitive environment…

August 8, 2018

FY2018 Market Wrap: Solid Returns but a Year of Two Halves

We were fortunate enough to have one of Australia’s most qualified financial adviser’s CEO of Supersolve Financial Services Nick Sheather, share his FY2018 market wrap of Australian and Global Share Markets. According to Sheather, the global market offered another year of double digit returns despite being a year of two halves. With the Reserve Bank of Australia Cash Rate staying at a record low of 1.5 percent, this continued to impact returns from interest bearing investments…

August 7, 2018

Telematics Revolutionises The Transport Sector

Transport industries are witnessing unprecedented interest by investors, particularly with organisations adopting Telematics world-wide.

August 1, 2018

BRICS Summit Rallies Against Protectionism; Calls for Deepening Trade with Emerging Economies

Chinese President Xi Jinping rallied BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) to forge a deeper economic and strategic partnership in the areas of trade, investment, finance and interconnectivity, which set an unprecedented tone for the 10th BRICS summit in Johannesburg South Africa in July 2018.

July 25, 2018

Fervour for Sports Infrastructure and Merchandise Takes Grip on Asia

Asia is becoming a hotbed of sports’ investments with companies making lucrative plays due to growing consumer participation and consumption of team sports in the region.

July 23, 2018

FinTech Startups in Home Remittance Sector Gobble up Market Share

According to the Pew Research Centre, migrants from different parts of the world sent around USD 574 billion in remittances to their home countries in 2016. While banks and a handful of high street forex brokers dominated this sector until a couple of decades ago, the arrival of some savvy FinTech players are giving traditional operators a run for their money…

July 16, 2018

Fisheries’ Markets Make Catch of the Day

The increase of cross-cultural influence and tech, health food trends and captured fish practices in the food industry are leading to a surge in seafood consumption, with the global fisheries market estimated to be worth over USD 200 billion by 2020, according to market research firm Million Insights.

July 13, 2018

Data Harvesting and the Privacy Problematic

As the cries for greater privacy of personal data grows shrill and Governments move to capitalise on public sentiment, new tech and regulations surrounding data harvesting promises a lot but still remains light on the detail.

June 19, 2018

China Liberalises Financial Sector to Attract Foreign Investors

China is taking measures to open-up its financial markets to foreign investment. The move is in-line with its strategy to assert itself as a major power block, challenging a decades-long US hegemony in global financial markets.

June 5, 2018

Indian Bilateral Trade to Benefit from China and US Trade War

Despite the recent US import tariffs on India’s iron, steel and aluminum products India’s market potential makes it a darling among advanced economies for bilateral trade as bets on its manufacturing and services’ sectors appear to double-down. Bilateral trade between the United States and India grew to USD 140 billion in 2017.

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.



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July 26, 2018

Valentin Preobrazhenskiy – The Tech Existentialist

During his recent visit to Singapore, we seized the opportunity to chat with US-based founder and CEO of LATOKEN Valentin Preobrazhenskiy about his plans for growing a footprint in Asia, his philosophy club The World Model, and why he agrees with robot Sophia that the purpose of life is to increase its viability…

June 22, 2018

Hulia Boz – On a View from Above

One the most introspective Australian Artists to burst on the art scene in New York City with her solo exhibition, Postcard from Australia, is former Celebrity Photographer, now self-confessed ‘Fine Artist’ Hulia Boz. We spent a quiet evening unpacking Australian perspectives in art and why following one’s dream is nobody’s business but your own.

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.

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August 14, 2018

Content Marketing is Killing Journalism

Co-Founder and Managing Editor of INDVSTRVS Joanne Leila Smith discusses why Content Marketing is highly lucrative for digital news brands yet damaging for ethical standards in Journalism – and why we all have a stake in the fall-out.

June 26, 2018

Men in Black Ball 2018 Winner Urges Us to Abandon the Safety of Silence

We did a deep dive with the Agency Men in Black Ball 2018 Most Inspiring Man of the Year Chief Advisor to WKUSA Michael Lloyd-White and Psychologist and Engineer Dr. Anand Pillay on the challenges faced by Fly in Fly Out FIFO miners and its impact on men’s mental health and relationships. Both gentlemen offer some really interesting insights into pack male behaviour – and the awful power of exclusion and loneliness.

June 11, 2018

BRAC Schools the Rest on Corporate Social Responsibility

We salute the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) which has effectively scaled to alleviate poverty and empower millions of people to establish businesses to support their families in impoverished regions. Through a multi-faceted approach combining education, healthcare and initiatives that encourage self-determination, BRAC has managed to achieve the status of the largest, fastest-growing non-governmental organisation (NGO) in the world.

June 7, 2018

Desirable Spaces is No Longer Defined by Nation, but Resilient Cities

With over 70 per cent of the world’s population predicted to live in city centres by 2050, we chat with 100 Resilient Cities Regional Director of Asia Pacific Lauren Sorkin and other urban planning leaders in Australia on how CBD hubs globally can better manage challenges that arise from over-development and over-population.

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.



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