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industrial screws

Asia Pacific is in prime position to take advantage of next-generation manufacturing technologies. That’s according to a new document from the World Economic Forum. The Readiness for the Future of Production Report 2018 (pdf) identifies Singapore as an ‘early leader’ in its manufacturing transformations. The city-state is the world’s fourth-largest exporter of high-tech goods. To augment its lofty position, the government has put in place a...

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coins with ethereum and bitcoin logos

Last year saw cryptocurrencies explode into the mainstream. Bitcoin was the headline-grabber, with a whole host of virtual currencies and payment-related events flying along in the slipstream. These ranged from NASDAQ announcing plans to offer bitcoin-backed futures contracts. Through to Dogecoin – a ‘joke currency’ conceived from an internet meme – reaching a $2 billion market capitalisation. At the start of 2017, bitcoin prices were under $1,000....

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highway

Take a visual voyage into the present and future of artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things. The infographic below explores trends, patterns and forecasts across the Asia Pacific region. Explore the impact of these next-generation technologies on industries, employees and organisational strategies. Plus as a bonus, explore the '6 facts your business needs to know' and find out how to get a competitive edge for...

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neon-lit banks along river

In today’s era of disruption and transformation, open banking represents a fundamental shift in the concept of banking. Turning it into an industry where customers can offer their data to third parties, in return for more personalised services. In the Asia Pacific region, this is happening at high speed. By 2020, 99 out of 100 executives at large banks plan to invest in open banking initiatives....

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safety deposit boxes

Consider a standard financial exchange, such as buying property. Various intermediaries are involved, each requiring fees for their involvement. Whether that’s verifying, querying or confirming a transaction. Naturally, the more links there are in a chain, the more delays are likely to occur. The result is that buyers and sellers are regularly left waiting, without clear knowledge of how things are progressing. As a digital ledge technology...

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