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Union Bank's Great (Digital) Leap Forward

The country's ninth biggest lender by assets is harnessing the power of fintech and online platforms to fuel its rise to the Top 3

 Occupying four of the 10 gigantic halls of the 100,000-square-meter Singapore EXPO, last week’s third edition of the Singapore Fintech Festival (SFF) is huge by any measure. Sponsored by the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the city-state’s central bank, the SFF is the ...

by Roel Landingin  | November 23, 2018 09:00:00
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Business Leaders from India, Philippines and Singapore Help Advance Regional Integration Through a Web Platform

Completion of RCEP postponed to next year but GlobalLinker network helps promote Asia-Pacific cooperation now

UnionBank GlobalLinker at the Tech Up Pilipinas booth at the Singapore Fintech FestivalSingapore – When Audrey Regis, a former Citibank executive in the Philippines who makes sinfully tasty dried mangoes coated with salted caramel, got to ask a question during the TradeConnect ...

by Roel Landingin  | November 15, 2018 09:00:00
News and Events

Hate Grab's Price Surge? Now, There's Insurance Cover for That

Singapore's NTUC Income starts selling insurance plan against price surge when it rains in the city-state

Commuters everywhere love the convenience offered by ride-sharing platforms but hate it when prices surge in response to spikes in demand or slumps in supply due to factors ranging from road accidents, rush hours or even bad weather.In response, a Singaporean insurance ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | October 26, 2018 01:00:00
News and Events

Just How Crazy Rich are Asians? Check Out This Graph

We all know Singapore is rich but how does it compare to the United States?

The highly anticipated film Crazy Rich Asians comes out in cinemas worldwide this week. Mainly set in the bustling city-state of Singapore, the movie is an adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s bestselling novel of the same title, which shows the dynamics of money, ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | August 15, 2018 03:00:00
News and Events

After Building Xurpas, Can Nix Nolledo Deliver Free Internet Through Blockchain-Powered Platform?

Filipino tech pioneer raises $60 million in commitments from global crypto investors and VCs

Nix Nolledo stepped down from his role as CEO of Xurpas, the consumer tech company he co-founded, to focus on ODX, which aims to provide free internet through a blockchain-enabled marketplaceODX Pte. Ltd., a Singapore-based subsidiary of Philippine consumer technology firm Xurpas, has ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | August 01, 2018 10:00:00
Startup Tips

(LOOK) A Peek Inside Grab's Regional Headquarters in Singapore

Take a tour around the company's sprawling two-floor HQ

Grab started as MyTeksi in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2012. Today it has a presence in seven other countries around Southeast Asia. It has also since evolved from merely being a transport -hailing app into other services such as delivery and logistics. Founder ...

by Glen Concio  | July 29, 2018 09:00:00
News and Events

Listed Tech Firm Xurpas Announces Singapore Unit’s $100-M Initial Coin Offering

But virtual tokens are not available for sale to citizens and residents of the Philippines, China and the US

Nico Jose "Nix" Nolledo, Xurpas chairman and CEO, says that the company's existing businesses will "benefit significantly" from blockchain technologyXurpas Inc., the country’s largest listed consumer technology company, has announced that one of its international subsidiaries will be selling up to $100 ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | May 16, 2018 06:00:00
News and Events

UberEats and UberPet? Here’s What Might Be Next for Uber in PH

The ride-sharing giant isn’t letting domestic regulatory hurdles slow down its drive for innovation

Uber was an official partner at this year's Laneway Music Festival in SingaporeDespite widespread acceptance and generally positive sentiment from commuters, Uber has not exactly had a smooth rollout in the Philippines. Launched in Manila in 2014, the US-based ride-sharing platform has ...

by Paul John Caña  | February 11, 2018 09:00:00
News and Events

The New Metropolis Rising in Central Luzon is Getting Some Help from Singapore

A consulting firm from the Lion City has been tapped for the project

 Metro Manila is full to bursting. Numbers from the census of 2015 have us at 20,785 people per square kilometer, making us one of the most densely populated cities in the world. That’s why the prospect of New Clark City, a development ...

by Miguel Escobar for  | January 18, 2018 12:00:00
News and Events

Singapore’s Salted Egg Chips Makers Bring Savory Rivalry to Manila

Filipinos are such a big market that Irvins and Golden Duck chose PH for their first overseas location

Trust Filipinos to fall in line—however long the queue may be—to get a taste of a new food craze in town, whether it’s the famous doughnuts from the US or cheesecakes from Japan.When Irvins, the cult favorite salted egg chips from Singapore, ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | August 14, 2017 04:00:00
News and Events

Home to Grab and Zalora, What Can Malaysia and Singapore Teach PH in Helping Startups?

Apart from supportive policies, the gov't must also help develop tech and funding for startups

Singapore and Malaysia are home to some of the biggest startups in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region.According to research firm CB Insights, both countries have between them 10 startups that have raised at least $1 million in equity funding ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | August 10, 2017 10:00:00
Business Ideas

Have Cebu Lechon in Singapore

A former banker puts up Iskina Cebu, the only place to get authentic lechon in the Lion City

Chris Calleda, founder of Iskina Cebu, says he chose to open a lechon business to offer a taste of the Philippines in SingaporeSingapore’s reputation as a culinary paradise is undeniable. For a food concept to stand out amidst the city-state’s countless offerings ...

by Paul John Caña  | January 29, 2017 10:00:00

FranchiseTalk: Learning center franchise teaching Singapore math turns kids into wizards

Anyone can be good in math at Seriously Addictive Mathematics

Most Filipinos tend to hate math, even claiming it's not one of their favorite subjects in school. And who can blame them; after all, schools teach math through drills and memorization, methods which are neither effective nor enjoyable for young learners.Perhaps the ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | October 19, 2016 06:00:00