Omicron COVID variant: Businesses on the edge at the threat of a new lockdown

The South Africa COVID-19 variant has Europe on the edge as travel restrictions are put in place and Government’s consider more restrictions at home.

For sectors like travel and hospitality it’s particularly worrying, as our Business Correspondent, Paul Kelso reports.

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Some Singapore businesses rev up expansion plans in Australia following VTL launch

Singapore companies in Australia have said that the newly launched vaccinated travel lane will speed up expansion plans. At least two start-ups have indicated plans to fly over managers and staff. Enterprise Singapore said it has been helping firms to expand into Australia, which has a strong science and research as well as a growing start-up scene. Singapore is also one of the top ten investors in Australia.

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President Halimah Yacob urges businesses in traditional sectors to tap on digital transformation

President Halimah Yacob has called on businesses in traditional sectors to tap on digital transformation. The benefits include increased productivity and even growth, despite shocks like the pandemic. She was visiting logistics SME Janio, which uses robots to sort parcels by weight, size, and even destination. Its ability to customise also means shippers were able to access alternative supply chain methods despite COVID-19 lockdowns, and maintain access to customers across Southeast Asia.

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Walmart CEO Provides Look Into What Businesses Face Ahead Of Thanksgiving

Walmart U.S. President and CEO, John Furner, sat down for an exclusive interview with Stephanie Ruhle about what large and small retailers around the country face as supply chain issues and inflation persist ahead of Thanksgiving. “We have a strong consumer, we have a strong economy, but we have a lot of work to do," Furner says.

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Walmart CEO Provides Look Into What Businesses Face Ahead Of Thanksgiving

Businesses key to sharpening Singapore’s innovative edge: Indranee Rajah

Singapore has said it will continue to support businesses to innovate. Second Minister for Finance Indranee Rajah said they are critical in sharpening the country’s innovative edge. She was speaking at the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Gala event.

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