Welcome to the latest issue of Singapore Business Review! This issue deep dives into the world of ICOs as Singapore solidifies its status as the third best ICO hub in the world. Channel checks revealed that eleven of the 100 largest ICOs in the world, ranked by funds raised, are held by firms in Singapore.
Roughly a year since China moved to ban all initial coin offerings, Hong Kong has enjoyed a surge of issuers and has gathered momentum as a top ICO centre in Asia. In fact, the territory was one of the top 10 countries in 2018 for ICOs based on funding volume, with $223m raised across 20 closed ICOs and 15 more in the pipeline. Welcome to Hong Kong Business' latest issue!
This issue features an exclusive interview with Edwin R. Bautista, UnionBank of the Philippines’ president and CEO. He talked about the bank’s growing API platform with internal API calls rocketing twentyfold in 2017. Could this be the biggest API sandbox in Asia? Find out and read more about the bank and this innovation.
This issue features an exclusive interview with the CEO of MetLife Hong Kong, Lee Wood. He discussed their new holistic digital insurance platform called MetLife Discovery which is the first of its kind in Hong Kong. He also revealed how he plans to focus on the firm’s growth and efficiency for the coming year.
This issue of Asian Power tackles how Japan's nuclear revival is challenged by opposition and operational costs. Geothermal power experts discuss administrative and logistical issues in Asia amidst the operations of Indonesia’s landmark 330MW Sarulla geothermal power plant. We also talked to the CEO of Thailand’s B.Grimm Power, Preeyanart Soontornwata. Find out her outlook towards renewables in the ASEAN as the company co-develops the largest solar farm in the region.
This issue of the Healthcare Asia magazine features a comprehensive report on how artificial intelligence is being maximised in healthcare as illustrated by mobile platform Xbird. It uses AI to help diabetics understand how hypoglycemic attacks work and when these occur. But experts warn that physicians should not depend on these technologies as error rate for AI systems functioning without physicians go up to 7.5%.