Singapore-India to Collaborate on FinTech

The Monetary Authority of Singapore and the International Financial Services Centres Authority will pursue cross-border FinTech innovations, while the Singapore Tourism Board announced that Travel Agent licenses will be issued electronically.

Wellington City Council, New Zealand Goes Electric

By mid-August, there were 40 EVs for the Wellington City Council staff to use for daily operations. Transport emissions are a key contributor to climate change and authorities aim to make the city a zero-carbon capital by 2050.

HKPC Launches New BEE Funding Portal

The new BIZ Expands Easy funding portal is a one-stop platform that can help systematise and optimise the funding application process for government funding applications, unlocking boundless opportunities for industries.

New Disaster Recovery App Unveiled in the Philippines

PlanSmart Ready to Rebuild is an automated planning tool for disaster rehabilitation and recovery in the Philippines. It was designed to assist the government plan for catastrophes, working smarter and rebuilding faster.

NSW Planning Portal to Include 3D Mapping Tech

The DCS’s Spatial Services team is ramping up NSW’s digital planning system by enabling 3D digital mapping for subdivision and strata plans through the NSW Planning Portal. This, in turn, will transform how applicants and assessing authorities visualise applications via the Portal. 

Quantum Info-Tech Research to Boost in the U.S.

The U.S. National Science Foundation has enhanced support for quantum information science and engineering research; developed a method employing mechanical energetics to examine walking stability, revealing insights into why and when people fall.

Indonesia Accelerates Digital Payments

Bank Indonesia has developed S.I.A.P QRIS and BI-FAST programmes to expedite digital payments throughout the nation as part of the ongoing initiative to digitalise the payment ecosystem in traditional markets and among MSMEs.