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Startup of the Month: Smartkarma, A Marketplace For Asian Investment Research

For August’s startup of the month, we take a look at Smartkarma, a collaborative marketplace for Asian investment research and analysis that seeks to radically change the way market participants create, distribute and consume investment insights. Founded in 2014, Smartkarma

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International Technology Advisory Panel (ITAP) To Give Advice on Singapore FinTech

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) today announced that it has set up an International Technology Advisory Panel (ITAP). The Panel will advise MAS on international developments in FinTech and how Singapore can harness new technologies to enhance the provision

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Singapore Fintech Awards Open For Entries: Grab Your S$250,000

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) announced today that the submission of entries for the FinTech Awards will be open from now till 31 August 2016. The FinTech Awards, comprising the MAS

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Singapore Graduate Employment Survey 2016; Computing is Top

We see some drastic changes in the starting salaries of degree holders compared to previous year. Computing graduates from NTU and NUS are now among the top 10 highest paid graduates. It also seems that biz and computing double degree students are

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The Student Paradox: Cash Poor and Data Rich?

The financial crisis in 2007 had a series of impacts. First, there was the emergence of a new FinTech era lead by technology players. Second, we had an explosion (+700%) of student debt levels in the US, reaching US$875 billion

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DBS CIO Neal Cross Won Most Disruptive CIO Award for APAC 2016

Neal Cross, Chief Innovation Officer of DBS Bank, the leading financial services group in Asia, recently won the most disruptive CIO/CTO award at the prestigious Talent Unleashed APAC Awards in Melbourne. Winners were chosen by an international judging panel including

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Banking On Social Networks Is Real And It’s Coming; Chat Banking

Social media have changed the way we socialize, interact, consume, and will soon change the way we bank and manage our finances. Admit it, Facebook is the first app you open when you wake up in the morning or while

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#AmazonLoan: Friendship Does Not Last For Good

The tectonic fault of the FinTech revolution is drifting but its epicentre is in Seattle, not Silicon Valley! Amazon is tiptoeing into banking businesses and partners with Wells Fargo to provide student loans to Prime Student customers. #AmazonLoan We have

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Singapore’s 30 Hottest Fintech Startups To Watch

Singapore’s vibrant startup ecosystem, supportive government, stable financial system and business-friendly tax regime, have helped turn the city-state into an attractive spot for fintech entrepreneurs. Singapore has made fintech a high priority as it intends to keep its leading position

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China, A Frontrunner In The Fintech Race

China’s open and supportive regulatory environment, highly developed Internet and e-commerce sector, and growing demand for alternative finance solutions, have allowed the country’s fintech industry to flourish in the last few years. Today, China stands as a frontrunner in Internet finance. By the

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