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Why Asian Early Stage Fintech Startups Should Consider Switzerland

Switzerland’s advanced financial sector, business-friendly environment and supportive government, have helped create a first-class ecosystem for the fintech sector. Fintech in thriving in Switzerland, aided by initiatives from both the public and private sectors to foster innovation in the financial

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Behind The Scenes: Securities Commission Malaysia’s Blockchain Project

In November 2017, Securities Commission Malaysia announced that it will be embarking on a blockchain pilot project for the OTC markets. OTC is short for “over-the-counter” which are typically reserved for companies do not meet the listing requirements. It is

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WeWork unveiled its Singapore location / 2 Fintech Startups join

WeWork unveiled its inaugural Singapore location, WeWork Beach Centre. As the first Southeast Asia location, WeWork Beach Centre also signifies WeWork’s 200th location globally. WeWork Singapore will grow quickly as the company will launch its second location at 71 Robinson, slated

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Singapore Online Insurer announces 200% YoY Revenue Growth from Online Sales

Etiqa, an Online Insurer from Singapore, is helping accelerate Singapore’s smart nation transformation by launching new services and integrations. Etiqa is the first insurer to integrate with ‘MyInfo’, a digital data vault launched by Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech) and

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Schroders Singapore pioneers with Asia’s “First” Asset Manager Facebook Chatbot

Schroders today launched a beta version of Schroders GO, an online chatbot operating through Facebook Messenger, which aims to allow the asset manager to better engage its clients. The chatbot allows clients to access information on any fund as well as

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Top 7 IoT Gadgets for Christmas

The new buzzword on many people’s lips as we head into the Christmas period is the Internet of Things or IoT. Experts are predicting that the influence exerted by IoT will fundamentally transform most aspects of our lives. So just

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Blockchain Energo Labs to Establish Singapore Regional Hub

Energo Labs, a cleantech start-up that integrates blockchain into the energy sector in Asia and beyond, is set to strengthen their presence in Singapore. It will join research programmes and campus microgrids in universities as a testbed for smart energy

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UOB supports Shanghai Proptech Company to enter Singapore

United Overseas Bank (UOB) today announced its partnership with Shanghai-based start-up, Mamahome, in the property technology (PropTech) firm’s first move outside of China. With UOB’s payments solutions, the fast-growing online apartment rental portal will open its doors to providing end-to-end

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Is Your Bank Telling You Everything? 75% Of Singaporeans Don’t Know The True Cost Of International Payments

According to new research released today by online money transfer service TransferWise, a majority of Singaporeans who transfer money overseas use their bank but three in four people don’t know the true cost of sending money overseas – which includes

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Rakuten Announces Accelerator Program, Powered by Techstars

Rakuten, a global innovation leader headquartered in Tokyo, and Techstars, a worldwide network aimed at helping entrepreneurs succeed, announced today the launch of Rakuten Accelerator powered by Techstars. The three-month mentorship-driven Rakuten Accelerator is aimed at providing innovative startup companies

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