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Alibaba Increases Stake in SingPost

Alibaba Group and SingPost announced that they have signed a joint venture agreement to expand their e-commerce logistics collaboration. The joint venture will focus on three main initiatives that will aim to build a unique, worldwide e-commerce logistics platform. After the initiatives, Alibaba will increase the stake in SingPost to from 10.23% to 14.51%. Alibaba first acquired a stake in ... Read More »

Commercial Credit Bureau (SCCB) Singapore and Hospital Alliance Singapore to Launch Special Credit Reporting Service

A new credit report has been launched in Singapore to help hospitality firms in their risk management.  The SCCB Hospitality Credit Report is a joint effort by Singapore Commercial Credit Bureau (SCCB) and Hospitality Alliance Singapore (HAS).  It will be made available to members of seven key associations under HAS, benefitting some 80 hospitality firms. According to SCCB, payment performance ... Read More »

Outsell’s BrainGain Event – Singapore May 2015

  Your Path to Expansion in Asia Begins Here   Entering a new market takes planning, strategy, and adaptability — and there is no “one right answer” in our fast-moving global media and information industry. The pressure is enough to keep even the most seasoned leader up at night. That’s why Outsell and BIIA, the leading business information industry association ... Read More »

Outsell’s BrainGain Event – Singapore May 2015

Entering a new market takes planning, strategy, and adaptability — and there is no “one right answer” in our fast-moving global media and information industry. The pressure is enough to keep even the most seasoned leader up at night. That’s why Outsell and BIIA, the leading business information industry association in Asia, are partnering to bring you this important event. Join ... Read More »

Credit Bureau Singapore Launches Enhanced Consumer Credit Report

Report displays new data elements to enable consumers to better manage total indebtedness. Credit Bureau Singapore (CBS) announced that as of December 4, 2014 consumers will be able to obtain enhanced credit bureau reports that display their aggregate credit limits* and aggregate outstanding balances across financial institutions. The enhanced credit report is part of CBS’ move to provide more value-added ... Read More »

Singapore: Credit Bureau Scene Could Do with more Competition

New regulations are being proposed for better oversight of Singapore’s credit bureaus. But the fundamental problem of an unequal playing field in the industry has yet to be addressed. Dr. Michael Turner of PERC launched recently an article in the Singapore Straights Times opines that the Singapore credit bureau setup is monopolistic.  Given the size of the market one could ... Read More »

Singapore MAS Proposes Enhanced Oversight of Credit Bureaus

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has published a consultation paper on proposals to strengthen oversight of credit bureaus. As credit bureaus collect increasing and more detailed borrower credit information from banks, MAS proposes to subject them to formal oversight under a new Credit Bureau Bill, so as to safeguard sensitive borrower credit information and protect consumers’ interests. Under the proposed ... Read More »

Alibaba Makes Further Investment in e-Commerce Logistics

Broadens its global expansion plans with a $249m investment in Singapore’s postal service Alibaba announced that it will invest S$312.5 million ($249 million) into Singapore’s national postal service provider SingPost, taking a 10.35 percent stake after the completion of the deal. Both companies also signed an agreement that would pave the way for discussions on setting up a joint venture ... Read More »

Global B2B Matchmaking Company Powerlinx Launched by Former Dun & Bradstreet Executives

Three former D&B executives and an executive of D&B Israel launched Powerlinx, a new global business-to-business matchmaking company.  Powerlinx received its first round of seed funding and unveiled its digital platform, which combines proprietary intent recognition technology, Big Data, and advanced needs-matching analytics. Now, through the power of these capabilities, companies can be directly connected to new markets, growth opportunities, ... Read More »

Powerlinx Announces a Transformative Global Business-to-Business Platform

New Platform Reinvents How Businesses Connect Powerlinx, a new global business-to-business matchmaking company, announced it has closed its first round of seed funding. The company also unveiled its digital platform, which combines proprietary intent recognition technology, Big Data, and advanced needs-matching analytics. Now, through the power of these capabilities, companies can be directly connected to new markets, growth opportunities, new ... Read More »

Tinubu Square 2013 Revenues Up 12%

International expansion reinforces steady development of credit risk software company Tinubu Square, the trusted source of credit risk solutions for trade credit insurers and businesses, experienced a 12% increase in turnover in 2013, continues to improve its net earnings and expects to grow exponentially during 2014 following expansion overseas and consolidation in both the UK and France. The news comes ... Read More »

Meet our Associate Member Forrester Research

Forrester Research (Nasdaq: FORR) is a global research and advisory firm serving professionals in 13 key roles across three distinct client segments. Our clients face progressively complex business and technology decisions every day. To help them understand, strategize, and act upon opportunities brought by change, Forrester provides proprietary research, consumer and business data, custom consulting, events and online communities, and ... Read More »

S&P Capital IQ introduces QuantFeed and QuantLink for Singapore Exchange

S&P Capital IQ Real-Time Solutions, the global provider of innovative market data services, trading and infrastructure solutions, has continued the expansion of its Asia-Pacific offering:   Availability of its cornerstone QuantFEED and QuantLINK solutions to Singapore Exchange (SGX). S&P Capital IQ Real-Time Solutions is developing the breadth of its services in response to continued client demand for enhanced access to Asia-Pacific ... Read More »

BIG Data World Show & CIO World Show Singapore

BIG Data World Show & CIO World Show Singapore March 25 – 26, 2014 Big Data World Show Singapore 2014 will be launched on March 25-26! More than 150 big data scientist and analytics leaders from various industries such as telecommunications, finance, government, oil and gas, FMCG and healthcare industries just to name a few and world’s leading big data solution ... Read More »

ERN GLOBAL

ERN GLOBAL has pioneering technology company specializing in transactional payment data.  Our big data platform, Looop, enables deeper, actionable, consumer insights from transactional data to empower banks, merchants and payment processors to run targeted value added services, loyalty solutions and enhanced consumer experiences across multiple channels in real-time. Established in 2011, ERN (www.ernglobal.com) has developed a big data analytics platform ... Read More »

First Data Corporation acquires full ownership of Merchant Solutions

First Data Corporation acquired full ownership of the Merchant Solutions joint venture from Standard Chartered Bank on May 31, 2013. The joint venture was first established in 2007. As part of this agreement, Standard Chartered will continue to work with Merchant Solutions as its sponsoring bank. “The payments landscape is experiencing exciting transformation and significant growth, and taking a 100 ... Read More »

Meet our Full Member Reciprocus International Pte Ltd

BIIA welcomes Reciprocus Pte Ltd as a full Member Reciprocus International Pte Ltd is a full service M&A boutique, headquartered in Singapore with offices in Switzerland and the US, advising investors and companies on start-ups, expansions and cross-border growth acceleration.  Our firm specializes in facilitating intercontinental deals between North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. We offer a flexible, holistic service ... Read More »