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Rakuten Capital invests in ShopBack
Singapore-based cashback platform to accelerate growth across key Asia markets.
MIMOS appoints Emelia Matrahah as interim CEO
Has both MNC and GLC experience in manufacturing, BPO and IT outsourcing; semiconductor, telecommunication and R&D  Ahmad Rizan Ibrahim, who became CEO in July 2017, steps down before his three year contract was up
EZ-Link, Touch ‘n Go to introduce dual currency cross-border Combi Card
Partnership aims to provide integrated digital payment at enabled touch points in Singapore and Malaysia.
Singapore wins international award for AI governance and ethics initiatives
Scoops top prize in the Ethical Dimensions of the Information Society category at the Annual World Summit on the Information Society Prizes 2019.
Golf startup Deemples raises US$105K in funding
App-based startup makes golf more accessible and breaks the stereotype of elitism surrounding the sport.
Malaysia fixes digital tax rate at 6%
Will be implemented from Jan 1, 2020 with the annual threshold being RM500,000.
iCar Asia’s 1Q19 cash receipts grows 25%
Malaysia and Thailand record quarterly positive Ebitda and net cashflow for 1Q19.
eBay, Matrade, MDEC to deliver e-commerce training for SMEs
‘Let’s eBay’ event to help entrepreneurs kickstart their business and connect with the global marketplace.
PMET jobs that require digital skills grew by 50% In 2018
Vacancies are getting harder to fill.
Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance sets up digital hub in Singapore
Aims to promote digitalisation to help address societal challenges.
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