As technological development outpaces the rate at which candidates are trained, Singapore’s fintech firms are struggling to find the right person for the job.
Southeast Asian economies are facing a downturn as markets follow trends in the US and China. If the slide continues, it risks worsening wealth inequality and poverty across the region.
Come 2020, most of ASEAN’s citizens could find themselves paying more for digital services. Indonesia is the latest ASEAN nation to draft new tax legislation on online products and services.
Singapore’s government has effectively employed regulation to reap the benefits of the gambling sector while mitigating its dangers. The island-state holds lessons for other nations looking to do the same.
To continue attracting the top regional tech talent, Singaporean companies need to go beyond free dress codes and on-site baristas. Firms must revisit the relationship between employees and the workplace.
The Chinese Communist Party seeks to shape public opinion and national identity in Singapore. The city-state’s citizens represent the strongest line of defence.
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.
In the Australian outback, the world’s largest solar farm is in the works – and it is set to power Singapore from 4,000km away.
As the prices of Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies rally, Singapore stands to benefit from increased crypto investments.
Clouds of economic uncertainty hang over the Asia-Pacific. Singapore’s economy is suffering. But the People’s Action Party (PAP) hope heightened global economic fears will bring a boon at the polls.