Mediacorp star’s husband removed as CEO of POKKA International

The Chinese news media broke the news on Wed (26 Sep) that Mediacorp artist Vivian Lai's husband, Alain Ong, has been removed as CEO of POKKA International. Pokka International is the international marketing arm of POKKA. POKKA confirmed that it is indeed undergoing changes to its management team in the midst of an internal audit. The change sees Ms Rieko Shofu …

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IRENA conference to showcase centrality of off-grid renewables to energy access and sustainable development

The central role of off-grid renewable energy in achieving universal energy access and sustainable development will be under the spotlight during the fourth edition of the International Off-grid Renewable Energy Conference and Exhibition (IOREC). Registrations are now open for the two-day conference, organised in cooperation with the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE), that will take place on October 31 – November 1, …

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Direct selling via the live videos is about to become the new norm

In the past couple of years, there’s been an increasingly popular method of business that makes full use of the ‘live video’ feature on social media. These are usually done by small, internet-based stores. The store owner will host a live video session on Facebook, Instagram, or Youtube featuring the products they sell as a way to draw in more …

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Meet the 18 founding members of Alibaba Group

Recently, Jack Ma announced his retirement from a 19 year in the making success of Alibaba Group, at the age of 54. He led the company from his humble beginnings back in his apartment to now what is known as an e-commerce giant worth $420 billion today. Along with the announcement, Daniel Zhang was named as the successor of Ma …

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Credit bureau report and how credit rating affects business loans

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Your personal credit rating reflected in your credit bureau report affects your ability to apply for consumer and business loans. These include credit cards, car loan, home loan and SME loan. Unless you belong to the rare group of people who can afford to pay for everything including cars and property purchases with cash, you’ll eventually need to apply for a …

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SIGEF 2018: Building a Sustainable, Inclusive Future

by Benjamin Cheah Sustainability, inclusivity and innovation were the watchwords of the Social Innovation and Global Ethics Forum (SIGEF) 2018. Held for the first time in Asia, the conference was organised by Horyou, which aims to connect a global network of changemakers. “Innovative technology is a powerful tool to channel private funds, boost the economy, drive sustainable development, and push …

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Temasek loses at least S$1.2b in 5 months for betting on Bayer

It was reported in Apr this year that German drugmaker Bayer sold 3.6 per cent stake to Singapore's Temasek Holdings for 3 billion euros at 96.77 euros per share. The money is used as part of Bayer's plan in a $62.5 billion takeover of seed maker Monsanto. Together with its existing holding in Bayer, Temasek would own about 4 percent …

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5th Edition of SIGEF in Singapore, fostering technology for good and further UN SDGs

Horyou, the social network for social good, and Horyou Foundation is organising its fifth edition of the Social Innovation and Global Ethics Forum, SIGEF, at Suntec, Singapore on September 12-13. SIGEF 2018 is set to bring together a multi-stakeholder audience of investors, a high-level network of business and company executives, government and ministerial representatives, non-profit and international organizations, as well …

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