Italian credit bureau firm foresees business growth opportunities in VisMin

AS MORE countries reopen their borders for business, small and medium-sized companies are challenged to upgrade their services and widen their network as large companies pursue expansion plans in the post-pandemic environment.In an interview, Danilo Cris Matunan, executive vice president and general manager at Crif Philippines, said Crif sees a big rebound in businesses post-pandemic […]

PayMongo ties up with Trade dep’t for MSMEs’ digital transformation

ONLINE PAYMENTS enabler PayMongo Philippines, Inc. announced on Tuesday a partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) aimed at increasing micro, small, and medium enterprises’ (MSMEs) access to financial services. The partnership aims to help MSMEs digitize their businesses through digital payment solutions, PayMongo said in an e-mailed statement. Under the partnership, PayMongo […]

How much support should small businesses expect under Marcos?

KONSTANTIN EVDOKIMOV-UNSPLASH By Revin Mikhael D. Ochave, Reporter THE support needed for small businesses in a fiscally constrained environment need not necessarily be monetary, with help in digitizing the operations of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) seen delivering an impact out of all proportion to what it is expected to cost. Makati Business Club […]

UOB Malaysia and The FinLab to accelerate digital transformation for women-led businesses through Jom Transform Programme

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 20, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – UOB Malaysia and The FinLab[1] today announced the fourth edition of the Jom Transform Programme[2]. This year’s programme is set to empower women to transform their businesses through digital acceleration. Jom Transform Programme (JTP) is specially-curated to provide advisory and assistance in the areas […]

VWO and Ematic Solutions Partner to Raise the Bar in CRO for APAC

Delhi, India, June 13, 2022 – (SEAPRWire) – VWO, the experimentation platform used by fast-growing brands the world over, recently announced a partnership with Ematic Solutions, a marketing and technology consultancy that helps businesses adopt the right technology mix for their marketing efforts. This partnership is positioned to impact brands in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan, […]

Community-based e-hardware platform targets small businesses, homeowners

By Patricia B. Mirasol, Reporter KONSTRUK, a community-based e-hardware store, is looking to make it easier for small businesses and homeowners to get their construction and home improvement needs directly from manufacturers and suppliers. “I have seen the pain points of the trade and how it suffered during the pandemic,” said Rommel T. Bulalacao, CEO […]

HKTDC welcomes 2022/23 Budget

HONG KONG, Feb 23, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) welcomes the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) 2022/23 Budget, including the additional funding to the Council for a support scheme for Hong Kong businesses in Mainland China, to help them capture opportunities under the National 14th […]

Looking Toward Strengthening our Existing Businesses and Creating of New, Highly Profitable Businesses Restructuring Hitachi High-Tech Fine Systems

TOKYO, Feb 2, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via – Hitachi High-Tech Corporation (“Hitachi High-Tech”) today announced the restructuring of Hitachi High-Tech Fine Systems Corporation (“HFS”) on April 1, 2022, as part of Hitachi High-Tech’s key initiatives for our 2024 Mid-Term Management Plan. Hitachi High-Tech aims to create new businesses that will be a key […]

PEZA pitches PHL to more potential Japanese locators

THE Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) said it is making a bid for more Japanese investment in the Philippines as the pandemic disrupts supply chains for manufacturers worldwide. “The Philippines takes pride in our young Filipino workforce with high proficiency in the English language, are college graduates, dependable and hardworking,” PEZA Director General Charito B. […]

Rebirth of Digitalization: A booster for taxpayers and the government

Christmas commemorates the birth of Jesus and is observed every Dec. 25. A few days more, and we will be officially celebrating the holiday most associated with giving. And despite the COVID-19 pandemic, it looks like the long-awaited recovery is taking hold. Many changes have transpired since COVID-19 upended our lives. The vaccination campaign has […]

Singapore P2P Lender BRDGE: Flexible financing key to SME survival during pandemic-driven business uncertainty; launches F&B loans package and SME digitalisation platform

SINGAPORE, Nov 26, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – BRDGE Technology (BRDGE), an MAS licensed Peer-to-Peer lending platform launched in 2014, today announced the launch of a food and beverage (F&B) financing package specially catered to support Singapore’s Food and Beverage (F&B) Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the current pandemic-driven uncertainty around dining-in. The […]

Keeping up with the digital economy: VAT on online transactions

The pandemic supercharged the growth of the digital economy; the implementation of community quarantines forced us to stay at home and encouraged the use of online platforms to obtain our basic needs. Many continue to heavily rely on the internet and digital services for education, work, and entertainment. There’s no denying that online transactions quickly […]

DTI backs opening nearly all firms regardless of alert level

TRADE SECRETARY Ramon M. Lopez said he supports allowing most businesses to open regardless of alert level, restricting only their capacity levels when infections surge. Speaking on ANC News Thursday, he said his proposed lockdown rule change would promote business continuity and avoid an “open-close-open” cycle of operations. “The idea is really just to reduce […]

InvestHK: HKSAR Government’s “Report on Hong Kong’s Business Environment” highlights Hong Kong’s unique advantages and unlimited opportunities

HONG KONG, Sep 30, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) announced today (September 29) a series of promotions building upon the “Report on Hong Kong’s Business Environment: A Place with Unique Advantages and Unlimited Opportunities” ( published this week by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). […]