Singapore and Australia sign Digital Economy Agreement

Australia and Singapore yesterday signed a Digital Economy Agreement (DEA) to harness digital transformation and technology to expand trade and economic ties in the region. Australia’s Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham and Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing signed the DEA digitally via videoconference. The SADEA is the second […]

How tech is bringing this year’s National Day Parade to you

      In collaboration with GOVTECH     You won’t be needing one of those coveted National Day Parade tickets to experience Singapore’s birthday celebrations this year. A reimagined parade will see popular segments taking place in the heartlands, with digital channels enabling Singaporeans to be a part of festivities from the comfort of […]

New digital banking platform launched in Hong Kong

A virtual bank based in Hong Kong has confirmed the public launch of its digital banking services. It is notably the only stand-alone firm to acquire a virtual bank license from the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), the city-state’s de facto central bank that’s also responsible for promoting the efficiency, integrity and development of its […]

Australia assists Vietnam with AI in post-COVID-19 economic recovery

The Australian government has announced its support for a new initiative that enables the application of artificial intelligence (AI) to assist economic recovery in Vietnam after the COVID-19 pandemic. The government is providing AU$ 650,000 (about US$ 467,216) to the initiative, which is within the framework of Australia’s Aus4Innovation program in collaboration with the Vietnamese […]

Angeles City, the Philippine intensifies COVID-19 contact tracing via app

Angeles City residents (Angelenos) may now download the digital contract tracing application StaySafe.PH on their mobile phones for free. This came after the city government issued Executive Order No. 17, Series of 2020, requiring the public to use the application, as part of its intensified contact tracing program against the COVID-19 virus. According to a […]

Over two million people download Vietnam’s COVID-19 tracking app

The number of installations of the Bluezone mobile application has increased sharply recently, reaching over two million as of 2 August, according to the Authority of Information Technology Application. The app, developed by the country’s leading cybersecurity firm BKAV, alerts a user if they have come in close contact with people who tested positive, minimising […]