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Blockchain Applications and Tokenization

By |2020-09-25T14:57:40+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 [...]

Accounting fraud takes a new dimension in China

By |2019-09-29T02:45:00+08:00September 29th, 2019|Advisory, News|

China’s biggest accounting firm Ruihua CPA’s is being investigated by the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) after one of its clients was found to have infested its profits by RMB 12billion ( US$1.74billion)over four years! This is not the first time Ruihua was investigated 3 years ago they were barred [...]

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 [...]

New S$75m grant to enhance Singapore as an enterprise financing hub

By |2019-05-01T10:00:36+08:00May 1st, 2019|Corporate Finance, News|

Singapore, 14 January 2019 - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will launch next month a new S$75 million Grant for Equity Market Singapore (GEMS). Announcing this at the UBS Wealth Insights conference today, Mr Heng Swee Keat, Minister for Finance and MAS Board Member, highlighted Singapore’s vision to serve as [...]

Singapore Economic Outlook: Mar 2019

By |2019-04-30T10:00:09+08:00April 30th, 2019|Asia Pacific, Insights|

Singapore's GDP Grew by 1.3 in the First Quarter of 2019 compared to 1.9 % growth in the fourth quarter of last year-  The decline was not unexpected given the GDP 2018 was 3.2% versus GDP 2017 of 3.7%. China, Malaysia, EU, USA,HK and Taiwan were the main trading partners. The overall trend will continue to [...]

Singapore’s first cybersecurity framework

By |2018-12-12T10:09:47+08:00December 12th, 2018|Cyber Risk, News|

The much discussed Cybersecurity Act 2018 (the Act), which was passed by the Singapore Parliament on 5 February 2018, came into force on 31 August 2018. The Act establishes a legal framework for the oversight and maintenance of national cybersecurity in Singapore. Its four key objectives are to strengthen the [...]

Temasek unit invests in blockchain-based platform iSTOX

By |2018-12-10T10:53:06+08:00December 10th, 2018|Blockchain, News|

THE Singapore Exchange (SGX) and Temasek Holdings holdings subsidiary Heliconia Capital Management have invested in iSTOX, a capital markets platform by blockchain-based infrastructure company ICHX Tech. The platform designed by ICHX Tech - a company incubated by Singapore investment firm ICH Group - aims to provide fast time-to-issuance and a [...]