Technology and COVID-19 have led to increasing adoption of cashless transactions. More and more, consumers are buying online, and vendors are rushing to adjust their business models to accommodate remote buying and touchless payments. In the face of this change, what does going cashless mean for different economies?
The year 2020 will be remembered for the turbulence caused when a pandemic swept through the world, fundamentally changing people’s way of life, presenting unprecedented challenges to governments worldwide, and forcing businesses to reflect and adapt in order to survive. With this in mind, the Asia Business Council and the Tanoto Center for Asian Family …
There is a growing trend of family investors supporting local entrepreneurs and giving back to society. For family offices that are equipped with the right know-how, impact investing can promote the kind of social mobility that is increasingly rare in this city.
Chinese policy makers are increasingly worried that the country’s rise could be stymied by the same demographic factors that bedevil Japan, which has become the poster child for an aging society.
The arts are a crucial economic engine that should play a role in the relaunch of Hong Kong in a post-pandemic world.
The melding of education and technology is here to stay, and its benefits for students, schools and the economy are just beginning to be understood. Fiscal policy and financial incentives that keep up with the times represent a win-win for the people and the government as well as an investment in our future.
The goal of carbon neutrality as a shared community project could be a powerful way to rebuild trust in a divided city.
By almost any measure, the response to COVID-19 in much of Asia, East Asia in particular, has been among the world’s most effective. Measured by the absolute number of COVID-19 cases and deaths, or cases and deaths per 100,000 people, Asia has been more successful than the United States and most countries in Europe in …
Amid the humanitarian crisis of Covid-19, Indonesia has discovered a silver lining. The digitization of traditional offline businesses is accelerating in the shadow of the pandemic. Now, e-commerce and fintech players are fighting to dominate the digital world.
Leveraging its resources and expertise, Lenovo, a leading technology company with operational headquarters in Beijing and Morrisville, North Carolina, and financial headquarters in Hong Kong, developed educational solutions that could “go beyond the device” during the pandemic. While its commercial solutions ranged from hybrid classrooms to cybersecurity and virtual reality, Lenovo’s philanthropic efforts included hardware …