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Singapore and France Bolster FinTech Ties with Cooperation Agreements

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) signed a cooperation agreements with the Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR) and the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) of France to enhance FinTech cooperation between both countries. The cooperation agreement provides

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The Use of Robots in Early Education in Singapore

The use of artificial intelligence to aid student’s learning dates back to 1980s. It was the time when major technology companies like Lego, Leaf, and Androbot introduced the robots to simplify the study and related activities. Since then, the robotic

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Co-Living, An Introduction for Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is quickly becoming a hotspot for startups and digital nomads, thanks to the region’s low cost of living and young, digitally-enabled workforce. Singapore has over 300 co-working spaces. Vietnam has seen more than 40 spaces open since its

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Southeast Asian Fintech Deals Rise 29%

In 2016, Southeast Asia saw the greatest number of fintech deals, a trend driven largely by seed and angel stage investments in countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The number of investments in fintech companies

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How Fintech Can Be The Key Driver of Financial Inclusion

Fintech companies use software and digital platforms to deliver financial services to consumers and businesses. These digital tools and solutions often disrupt established business models by creating new and more efficient means of providing services. In the context of financial

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Fintech Logistic Startups Seek to Provide Greater Efficiency in Supply Chain

Supply chain and logistics tech companies are gaining momentum with over US$8.3 billion in venture capital having been injected into the sector since 2012. Supply chain and logistics tech companies are those that use software to improve efficiency across the

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25 Inspiring Women Entrepreneurs in Singapore

Singapore is one of the desirable places for entrepreneurs to start their business and the government is giving a lot of effort to provide entrepreneurs with everything they need, from grants, co-working spaces and a network of international investors. That

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German Challenger Bank SolarisBank Goes to Asia

International investor team consisting of Arvato Financial Solutions and Japanese SBI Group provide funding for Berlin-based banking platform. First year in business: Berlin-based banking platform solarisBank AG raises EUR 26.3 million in series A financing Established investors for the international

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Singapore and Japan establish FinTech Cooperation Framework

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Financial Services Agency (FSA) of Japan announced the establishment of a Co-operation Framework to enhance FinTech linkages between both countries. The Framework enables MAS and FSA to refer FinTech companies in their

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MAS Conclusion about Distributed Ledger Technology in Securities Settlement and Cross Border Payments

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) today announced the successful conclusion of the proof-of-concept project to conduct domestic inter-bank payments using distributed ledger technology (DLT). The project, in partnership with R3 and a consortium of financial institutions, was first announced on 16

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