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Taiwan workers worried over job loss from AI

UP TO 51.1% of workers are worried about being replaced by robots in an artificial intelligence (AI) era, particularly in the fields of education and trade/logistics, according to a recent survey conducted by an online job bank.

Sharing economy spells opportunity for insurers

AS THE sharing economy continues to grow exponentially, a recent research by Lloyd’s and Deloitte calls attention to the role of the traditional insurance industry in supporting shared platforms as they grow and develop.

Follow the trends: Insurers must rethink  traditional  insurance  products to  support sharing economy platforms. — Bloomberg

Employ the right branding strategy

A GOOD presentation and a good story are essential components of an effective branding strategy, says Branding Association of Malaysia president Datuk Eric Chong.

Digital approach: (from left) Chong, Khairan, Tio and Chung broached the subject of using technology to move forward.

Woman of the moment

SHE may have taken over the reins from her husband, but Datin Cindy Choh, 52, is capable in her own right to lead Proguard Technologies (M) Sdn Bhd onwards and upwards. She was, after all, there at the birth of the company and has seen it through every difficult moment as much as her husband.

Managing operations: Lee focuses on the production floor and at its R&D room.

Company committed to having content staff

A SHARED passion for connecting people and businesses is what motivated two friends to set up a company focusing on managed Internet services in Malaysia.

Championing sustainability

BEING in close proximity to the ocean, University of Plymouth is acutely aware of mother nature’s plight.

Partnership to boost maritime industry

Tie-up between education institutions can help develop talent for the sector.

A breather: The DMT Study Tour group completed the 8km hike from Land’s End Hotel to the magnificent Minack Theatre.

Venture firm raises new funds for growth-stage startups

VENTURE capital firm Lightspeed Venture Partners has raised US$1.8bil to invest in startups from cryptocurrency to beauty supplies, hoping to build on its streak of lucrative bets in companies such as Snap Inc, the firm’s partners told Reuters.

Old fashion: Vintage boom buoys RealReal

Luxury brands are finding it harder to dismiss tie-ups with secondhand businesses.

Physical presence: Luxury shoes and accessories for sale are displayed at The RealReal shop in New York City. — Reuters

Japan’s banks turn to new ATM strategies

Mobile branches and a combination of cashless methods help financial institutions reduce cost.