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Philippines to roll-out national ID proof of concept

National Statistician and Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Undersecretary Lisa Grace Bersales announced on 29 October that the government will begin a “proof of concept” (POC) for the circulation of national identification cards,...

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Singapore FinTech Festival 2018: ASEAN enterprises to receive US$12 billion of capital investment

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced that 380 participating investors in the Singapore FinTech Festival’s deal-making platform, MATCH, will invest up to US$6.2 billion in ASEAN enterprises next year, and an additional...

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Digital Transformation Awards: IDC names winners for Singapore and Malaysia

IDC recognises Singapore and Malaysian companies for excellence and leadership in digital transformation. The winners join regional winners from other ASEAN countries.

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APAC tops the list of cybersecurity incidents

According to the latest report released by Gemalto, the Asia Pacific region witnessed the highest number of compromised records and security events during the first half of 2018

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Singapore to use facial recognition in national digital identity system

The republic is planning to incorporate a centralised biometrics identification system as part of its National Digital Identity (NDI) scheme

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Facebook unveils its first data innovation startup programme in Asia

Under the name Startup Station Singapore, the social media giant will provide mentorship and training to startups based in Singapore and Southeast Asia. The announcement forms part of a series of news regarding Facebook's expansion...

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Microsoft awards best performing partners in Singapore

In the Singapore Partner Awards 2018, the software multinational recognises partners' work that have demonstrated excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology

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ASEAN members commit to a unified stand against cybercrime

During the Singapore International Cyber Week 2018, ASEAN member states agreed to strengthen cyber coordination and capacity-building efforts for a more effective defence against cyber threats

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Singapore launches unified QR code payment system

In a joint statement released on Monday (17 September), the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) announced the launch of the the Singapore Quick Response Code (SGQR), a single QR code...

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Southeast Asian startups to feature at the World Economic Forum on ASEAN in Vietnam

80 Southeast Asian startups to feature at the World Economic Forum on ASEAN this week (11-13 September)

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Singapore to offer free AI training to its citizens

On 30 August, AI Singapore (AISG) launched two new initiatives in partnership with the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) targeted at enabling 12,000 more people to acquire AI knowhow, under the TechSkills Accelerator (TeSA)...

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Bank of Thailand to launch wholesale Central Bank Digital Currency

The Bank of Thailand (BOT) has announced that it will launch a project (Project Inthanon) for a central bank digital currency (CBDC).

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Singapore's UOB to launch an ASEAN digital bank

The Singaporean giant aims to build a customer base of three to five million in the next five years

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Russia to strike a deal with Southeast Asian countries on cybersecurity

Update: On Saturday 4 August Vivian Balakrishnan, Singapore’s Foreign Minister, announced that ASEAN countries fell short on the cybersecurity agreement with Russia. Asked about the proposed agreement as previously announced in a...

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Singapore suffers largest data breach in its history: 1.5M affected

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University of Singapore & Grab launch S$6m AI lab to solve urban issues

The lab was created in a bid to alleviate urban transport pressures

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Vietnam should create "digital chances” for enterprises say experts

Experts, scientists and businesses call for "digital chances" at the Industry 4.0 Summit and Expo 2018 in Hanoi.

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Vietnam to earn over US$3 billion from 5G technology

Vietnam’s manufacturing and energy industries could benefit massively from 5G technology says Ericsson President

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Malaysian Investment Development Authority to hold major talks on green technology

Malaysian Investment Development Authority will create incentives for businesses implementing green technology

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