Where consumers go, SMEs follow

Spurred by fintech’s success in consumer markets and stronger regulatory frameworks, more businesses are turning to fintech products to meet their financial demands.


ASEAN’s drug trade rakes in profits despite strict laws

Southeast Asia’s drug trade is booming—seizures of meth in ASEAN have tripled in the last five years. The region’s drug problem is shaped by ineffective law enforcement and wealth inequality and now threatens sustainable development.





Automating Singapore’s workplace: To fear or not to fear?

With 658 robots per 10,000 human workers, Singapore already boasts the world’s second-highest robot density. In coping with Industry 4.0 and the rise of robotics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), the Singaporean workforce faces an increasingly volatile future.