Stephen Netto

Telegram secretly plans ‘Gram’ cryptocurrency

by Andrea Palasciano Working in secrecy for a year, the Telegram messaging service has a plan: to beat Facebook in the race to launch a cryptocurrency with its new project “Gram”. Little is known about Gram, but media reports say Russian-founded Telegram aims to create an accessible service that is easier to use than various cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin — still …

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Hong Kong Investment Promotion chief visits Singapore to promote Hong Kong’s long-term business opportunities

On Monday (2 Sep), the Director-General of Investment Promotion of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Mr Stephen Phillips, began his ambassadorial visit to Singapore as part of Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK)’s latest efforts to promote Hong Kong’s business attractions. During the course of his visit, Mr Phillips will be meeting with leaders from various companies that have plans to …

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Nearly 60% of millennials in Singapore are not happy with their current wealth management services, according to Simon-Kucher & Partners study

On Monday (2 Sep), Simon-Kucher & Partners, a global strategy and marketing consultancy firm, released the findings from its global customer journey study on the banking behaviour of persons born between 1981 and 1996 – who are identified as millennials – which shows that private banks are not doing enough to attract this lucrative customer base. The study, which was …

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SKM and PHC to release three new cinema etiquette videos to continue educating movie-goers on graciousness in the cinema

The Singapore Kindness Movement (SKM) and Public Hygiene Council (PHC) will be releasing three new cinema etiquette videos (CEV) to raise awareness and inculcate the social norm of being more considerate to fellow citizens, especially in public spaces. The light-hearted videos will advise movie-goers to silence their mobile devices, refrain from speaking in the cinema, and to bin their trash …

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The Economist Events’ first summit examined the importance of public and private sector collaboration to drive safer cities

The Economist Events’ Safe Cities Summit hosted more than 160 government officials and leaders from both private and public sectors yesterday (29 Aug) in Singapore to discuss creating and maintaining safe and resilient urban environments on a global scale. The one-day event addressed various issues with relevant with examples from across the region: the challenge of balancing safety and privacy, …

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63% of Asian customers using online financing have long-term saving goals, reveals survey by Robocash Group

In a press release earlier today (30 Aug), Robocash Group, an international robotic financial service group, released the findings of its latest survey which shows that 80% of customers in the Philippines, India, Indonesia, and Vietnam using online financing services are currently saving for different plans, with 63% of respondents setting their sights on long-term saving plans. In particular, the …

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Kaspersky partners with Temasek Polytechnic to offer technical cybersecurity courses to more Singaporeans

Earlier this week, Kaspersky signed a three-year agreement with Temasek Polytechnic (TP) to provide cybersecurity courses for corporate practitioners and members of the public in Singapore. The training collaboration agreement was signed on Monday (26 Aug) by Stephan Neumeier, Managing Director for Asia Pacific (APAC) at Kaspersky, and John Leong, Director of the Temasek SkillsFuture Academy. Under this partnership, Kaspersky …

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States must act on ‘disappearances’ of migrants, say UN experts

Progressively more precarious movements of migrants undertaking long and perilous journeys – often as a result of States’ rigid migratory policies – expose many to heightened risks of human rights violations, including enforced disappearances, said United Nations (UN) experts in a media statement earlier today (29 Aug). To mark the occasion of International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances …

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