March 18, 2019

Thomas Cook India Group Acquires Digiphoto Entertainment

Thomas Cook India Group has acquired a 51% stake in Digiphoto Entertainment Imaging (DEI) a major imaging solutions brand at an enterprise value of USD 42 Million (Rs 289 crores).
March 18, 2019

Bleisure Start-up Tribe Theory Secures SGD 1 Million in Funding

The bleisure industry gets a boost with Singapore-based start-up Tribe Theory securing SGD 1 million in seed funding as part of its ambition to grow the recently launched, Tribe Theory Academy -an entrepreneurship community concept in SE Asia.
March 15, 2019

General Election in India Puts Key Legislative Changes on Hold

As the world’s largest democracy gears up for election, we outline some of the major legislative proposals pertaining to industry and ease of doing business in India which have been put on hold due to the upcoming General Election.
March 12, 2019

Dark Chocolate Consumption Craze May Outstrip Supply

According to Zion Research, the global chocolate market is expected to reach USD161 billion by 2024. With the industry valued at USD103 billion in 2017, this dynamic and much-loved commodity is expected to see growth of up to 7 percent within the next few years thanks to changing consumer preferences in dark chocolate consumption.
March 7, 2019

Heavy Weight Tripartite Unveils Global Switch USD207M Data Centre

Following the success of the Hong Kong’s Data Centre launch in 2017, the China Telecom Global, Global Switch and Daily-Tech tripartite held its official opening ceremony of a second, high-tech Data Centre at Woodlands, Singapore today.
March 7, 2019

Inadequate Optical Fibre Network May Roadblock 5G Rollout in India

India’s ambitious plan to rollout 5G services by 2020 faces a roadblock as Telco companies scramble to build the requisite infrastructure.

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March 18, 2019

Thomas Cook India Group Acquires Digiphoto Entertainment

Thomas Cook India Group has acquired a 51% stake in Digiphoto Entertainment Imaging (DEI) a major imaging solutions brand at an enterprise value of USD 42 Million (Rs 289 crores).

March 18, 2019

Bleisure Start-up Tribe Theory Secures SGD 1 Million in Funding

The bleisure industry gets a boost with Singapore-based start-up Tribe Theory securing SGD 1 million in seed funding as part of its ambition to grow the recently launched, Tribe Theory Academy -an entrepreneurship community concept in SE Asia.

March 15, 2019

General Election in India Puts Key Legislative Changes on Hold

As the world’s largest democracy gears up for election, we outline some of the major legislative proposals pertaining to industry and ease of doing business in India which have been put on hold due to the upcoming General Election.

March 12, 2019

Dark Chocolate Consumption Craze May Outstrip Supply

According to Zion Research, the global chocolate market is expected to reach USD161 billion by 2024. With the industry valued at USD103 billion in 2017, this dynamic and much-loved commodity is expected to see growth of up to 7 percent within the next few years thanks to changing consumer preferences in dark chocolate consumption.

March 7, 2019

Heavy Weight Tripartite Unveils Global Switch USD207M Data Centre

Following the success of the Hong Kong’s Data Centre launch in 2017, the China Telecom Global, Global Switch and Daily-Tech tripartite held its official opening ceremony of a second, high-tech Data Centre at Woodlands, Singapore today.

March 7, 2019

Inadequate Optical Fibre Network May Roadblock 5G Rollout in India

India’s ambitious plan to rollout 5G services by 2020 faces a roadblock as Telco companies scramble to build the requisite infrastructure.

March 4, 2019

Micro Vendors a Fertile Market in SE Asia

As Anchanto introduces its ‘free forever’ plan for SMEs in APAC and tech start-up Zowedo launches its micro vendors’ online platform to the Singapore consumer market, smaller merchants are given a leg up when it comes to embracing the region’s vision to be a truly digital economy.

February 22, 2019

Tech Start-up Haulio Digitizes Singapore Haulage Industry

Singapore’s first centralized logistics App – the Haulio Connectivity System (HCS) was launched this month, with many in the industry lauding the digitization of haulage. The app claims to streamline connectivity between container haulage companies and drivers, which may dramatically reduce under-utilization between deliveries.

February 20, 2019

SilverPush Latest Funding Set for APAC Expansion

SilverPush in collaboration with FreakOut Holdings has ambitious plans to corner the OTT advertising market in the APAC region within the next two years.

February 19, 2019

Utility-Scale Solar Set to Soar in Southeast Asia

A growing power demand in India and Southeast Asia offers prime opportunity for solar energy players as industry forces, together with pro-solar Government incentives, deliver cheaper solar PV systems. According to Roland Berger, utility-scale solar is predicted to take off in Southeast Asia, with approximately 20 GW of new capacity by 2035, including some large projects with capacities of more than 100 MW.

February 18, 2019

Streaming Video Growth Fuels Over the Top Acquisitions

According to Digital TV Research, global streaming video content (Over the Top OTT) revenues will reach USD 129 billion by 2023 up from current levels of USD 50 billion, demonstrating the substantial growth opportunities that lie ahead…

February 11, 2019

Indian Telco Sector Bleeds Amid Price Wars

It appears to be trying times for the Indian Telco sector. With a debt over USD 98 billion, the industry is looking at muted growth in 2019.

February 8, 2019

China Pledges Over USD 60 Billion in Africa to 2021

Chinese investment in Africa are shaping a new economic and political order in the continent. With funding by China pouring into all sectors and many countries within Africa, we take a snapshot of some of the major infrastructure developments that are underway.

February 4, 2019

Green Financing Set for Aggressive Growth Globally in 2019

The increasing demand by investors for environmentally-friendly investments is driving aggressive growth in green financing world-wide. Banking giant DBS claims that future projects in ASEAN alone will require up to USD 3 trillion in green investment till 2030.

January 28, 2019

Asian Grocery Market Set for Double-Digit Growth

The global grocery market is on a new high catapulted by the cart power of the Asian grocery market. Despite some stagnated growth in North America and Western Europe, total global grocery sales are set to reach US 10 trillion by 2023, with nearly half of additional sales originating in Asia.



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December 21, 2018

Robert Benz – The Abolitionist

With the recent passing of H.R.2200 Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2018 in the US Senate on December 17, we were fortunate to chat with the Co-Founder and Executive VP of the Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives Robert Benz about how this will help impact kids’ lives in the US education system should it pass into law in 2019.

November 21, 2018

Dr Claudine Pang – Eyes for Asia

Singapore has one of the highest rates of myopia in the world. To help address this, internationally recognised Ophthalmologist Dr Claudine Pang launched Singapore’s first and only eye health Asia Retina mobile App, and the great news is its free for all.

October 15, 2018

Bob Salomon – Beyond The Laces Puts Kids First

In the midst of increasing corporatization and politicization of sports in the US, declining participation in youth sports and increased bullying and violence in US schools, New-Jersey-based founder and co-author Bob Salomon is side-stepping all the noise by taking his hit children’s book Beyond the Laces’ simple but powerful message of kindness and perseverance on and off the sports field to the future’s best source of hope – the hearts of kids.

September 18, 2018

Dato’ Joel Low – Asia’s Agri-tech Hothouse

Singapore is not known for its agriculture, but Agrivo International CEO Dato’ Joel Low is about to change that, with the launch of the largest agri-tech farm in Asia and a world-first Global Agricultural Exchange in 2019.

August 23, 2018

Taimoor Iqbal – Know Your Customer

Like his namesake from the 14th Century Conqueror in Asia, Co-CEO of Route Trading Taimoor Iqbal shares a story of perseverance in the face of giants. Iqbal discusses his 12-year long journey to make the ‘Know Your Customers’ Customer’ in the Home Remittances Sector a force for high street bankers to reckon with…

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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March 1, 2019

Text Neck Makes Tech a Strain

With the ubiquitous use of tech, ergonomic chairs and cushioned mouse pads no longer meet the demands of anytime, anywhere, mobile-first devices. We share the findings of a recent study from San Francisco State University which outlines the possible negative effects tech mobility is having on our health.

February 14, 2019

Digitization Brings Order to Philanthropy

Digitization in Philanthropy does away with silos among NGOs as technology bridges the gap between donors, beneficiaries and competitors. While the benefits are substantial, the challenges tech adoption brings to protecting donors’ data security remains to be seen.

February 5, 2019

In Management Theory Better the Pride You Know

We unpack some of the latest research from management theory that explores the positive (authentic) and negative (hubristic) symptoms of pride in workplace performance and culture and how understanding the difference can make for healthy and happier workplace relations.

January 14, 2019

Fitness in your Lunch Hour Improves Work Performance

With the rise in lifestyle diseases due to sedentary work and play, global organisations are giving serious attention to the increasing indirect costs of health care services and increased absenteeism.

December 3, 2018

Circular Economy 100 Inspires Corporates to Confront Plastic Conundrum

A major sustainability initiative dubbed the Circular Economy 100 launched in 2018 by UK-based Ellen MacArthur Foundation, is mobilising corporates world-wide to re-think, re-design and re-build a future without single-use plastics.

November 26, 2018

The Role of Finance is to Drive Organisational Growth

Cloud Software Provider BlackLine’s Senior Vice President of Asia Pacific & Japan Terry Smagh shares his thoughts on why true automation is the only way to drive future growth in any organisation.

November 19, 2018

Best Adaptive Learning Platforms for Professional Development

For those keen on maximising their return on professional development training, check out our best Adaptive Learning software platforms for 2018 which uses AI and machine learning to enhance user outcomes.

October 8, 2018

Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Brand, Baby

With the barrage of Social Media Influencers and Life Coaches all competing for eyeballs to float in their brand soup offerings, we discuss why the phrase ‘authentic brand’ will always be an oxymoron.

October 2, 2018

The Economic Cost and Opportunity of Conflict in Israel

The Right to Work, while enshrined in international human rights law, is a privilege that many in the West take for granted. We were fortunate to sit down with Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) Program Fellow Ilhan Cagri based in Washington D.C. on the working and living conditions of all peoples living under the current Netanyahu Administration in Israel.