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Blockchain Applications and Tokenization

By |2020-05-27T18:28:15+08:00January 23rd, 2020|Blockchain, Insights|

Asset-tokenization is the one-to-one mapping between physical assets or digital assets and the digital certificates generated by blockchain. Examples of assets include commercial buildings, hotels, houses, stocks and financial securities, digital collectables, intellectual property and works of art and this list is by no means exhaustive. If you are a [...]

Blockchain Technology and Real Estate

By |2020-01-23T19:34:00+08:00January 23rd, 2020|Blockchain, Insights|

“Blockchain” is most frequently heard these days within the “FinTech” and “PropTech” environments along with terms such as “Distributed Ledger Technology”, “Smart Contracts”, “Tokens”, “Wallets” plus language to describe the myriad types of Ledgers found within the Blockchain environment.  As can be expected with any new technology, industry-specific nomenclature has [...]

Blockchain Implications on the Shared Ownership of Real Estate

By |2020-01-23T19:33:06+08:00January 23rd, 2020|Blockchain, Insights|

The foundations of the Sharing Economy The term 'Sharing Economy' has grown to become an umbrella term for a wide range of non-ownership forms of consumption activities such as swapping, trading, renting and exchanging.  The Sharing Economy is typically defined by two key elements. Firstly, an online platform which connects [...]

Case Study: Thomas Cook plc, A lesson to be learned

By |2019-09-29T02:15:34+08:00September 29th, 2019|Advisory, General, Insights|

The oldest Travel Agent 178 years collapsed and went into administration in the UK on 23rd September 2019. It was founded in 1841 in Leicestershire by Thomas Cook a cabinet-maker. Prior to the collapse, it’s revenue was £9bn, it had 19 million customers, 22,000 staff in 16 countries. What happened? [...]

Singapore GDP Update – September 2019

By |2019-09-29T02:00:00+08:00September 29th, 2019|Advisory, General, Insights|

On 13th August 2019, Singapore’s   Ministry of Trade and Industry slashed it’s 2019 GDP forecast to zero to 1% -this is in contrast to the forecast of 1.5% to 2.5%. With the expected continued decline in the economy, Singapore is in a technical recession. In our earlier write up we [...]

Corporate Culture goes beyond that of the CEO

By |2018-09-05T11:21:42+08:00September 5th, 2018|Advisory, General, Insights|

Stories of corporate culture gone off the rails have become a regular feature in the headlines. From rampant sexism and bullying, falsifying of critical safety records, to underhand tactics against competitors and outright fraud, breakdowns in standards of governance inevitably lead to demands for strong action to be taken. But [...]