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TECH 20 Dec 2017 | 1:42 AM

Bitcoin warnings grow more strident as Singapore urges extreme caution

Global financial regulators are beginning to warn the public against the risks of investing in a market that many feel is in a speculative bubble.

TECH 13 Oct 2017 | 4:00 AM

Singapore central bank, bank association, Accenture in blockchain tie-up

US consulting company Accenture said on Thursday it has been appointed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) to manage and develop a blockchain-based platform for interbank payments.

TECH 21 Jul 2017 | 6:00 AM

Alibaba's revenue to jump 45% to 48% this year: executive chairman

China's Alibaba expects its revenue to expand by 45% to 48% in its fiscal year from April as more small businesses join its online community in search of sales.

Technology 11 Jan 2017 | 7:11 AM

Ma’s million jobs pledge more PR than promise: analysts

Alibaba founder Jack Ma and Donald Trump made headlines with the Chinese entrepreneur’s attention-grabbing pledge to create one million US jobs, but analysts say the move is more about generating good PR than substance.

Technology 10 Jan 2017 | 4:16 AM

Alibaba’s Ma meets Trump, promises to bring one million jobs to US

Alibaba executive chairman Jack Ma met Trump and laid out the Chinese e-commerce giant's new plan to bring one million small US businesses onto its platform to sell to Chinese consumers over the next five years, an Alibaba spokesman said.

TECH 16 Nov 2016 | 5:00 AM

Singapore to launch blockchain project for interbank payments

Singapore's central bank said it will launch a pilot project with the country's stock exchange and eight local and foreign banks to use blockchain technology for interbank payments.

TECH 06 Sep 2016 | 4:42 AM

Cuba government filtering mobile text messages, dissidents say

Cuba's Communist government is filtering mobile phone text messages for key words such as "democracy" and "human rights" and then blocking them, dissidents said.

Technology 19 Aug 2016 | 5:28 AM

Singapore to update electronic payment regulations in fintech drive

Singapore will make regulatory changes to facilitate the use of electronic payments, the central bank said on Aug 19, as the city-state aims to become a major centre for financial technology (fintech).

TECH 12 Jul 2016 | 4:00 AM

IBM to open first blockchain innovation centre in Singapore

IBM plans to open a blockchain innovation centre in Singapore in collaboration with the government, as the city-state strives to become Asia's main financial technology hub.

TECH 02 Jul 2016 | 2:00 AM

Online holiday queries spike after Brexit vote

Online queries for European holiday flights to Britain soared after its voters chose to abandon the EU, travel websites reported, offering a glimmer of hope for tourism in the country.