Author: Digital News Asia

Agrocorp taps into DBS’ APIs to launch blockchain trade platform for commodity trade
DBS is the first Singapore bank to enable an end-to-end cross-border blockchain trade platform.
Queues at cash registers cost Singapore retailers over US$1.6bil a year
89% of Singaporean shoppers have left a store in the past year because queues were too long.
Hyundai, Kia invest additional US$250mil in Grab to drive EV adoption in SEA
Grab strengthens its electric vehicle ambitions in Southeast Asia with an additional injection of funds from Hyundai Motor Group. 
Almost 50% of Malaysian consumers distrust of online payment security
However, only 25%) practice good online cyber-security habits.
Booking Holdings, Grab enter into partnership
Online accommodations and travel e-commerce platform invests US$200 million in Grab.
Alibaba pledges to import US$200bil international goods to China
Highlights continued commitment to provide high-quality products to Chinese consumers.
6 Singapore-based fintechs enter KPMG's Fintech100
Grab, Funding Societies, InstaReM, KyberNetwork, Ten X, Singapore Life enter the list.
Lenovo returns with Legion of Champions III
Up to RM9,000 in cash prizes to be won in Malaysia.
Budget 2019: New technology to drive dynamic economy
Focuses on reinstating Malaysia’s economic position as Harimau Asia.
Pikom welcomes budget incentives for the growth of the digital economy
Newly announced Budget 2019 to spur the digital economy Disappointment on lack of incentives for corporate sector & personal relief
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