Welcome to Singapore Business Review’s annual Art issue. Our channel checks with industry experts revealed that Singapore’s art sector has continued to receive a lot of support from government agencies and the public’s interest is undeniable, but translating this into commercial success is still a challenge for many players.
Welcome to Hong Kong Business annual Art issue. Analysts believe that Hong Kong is entering a new golden age with things looking up in the art scene in the city. Looking at 2017 sales data from Christie’s, Sotheby’s, and Phillips, the three auction houses raised $11.21b in art sales globally with Hong Kong
bringing in 15.6% of the sales.
This issue features an exclusive interview with Amol Gupte, ASEAN head and Citi country officer of Singapore. He revealed the bank’s position for growth in terms of digitalisation and how it works with fintech to offer innovative solutions. Find out more about what he has to say on being a step ahead of trends and rising amidst disruption.
This issue of Insurance Asia features an exclusive interview with Derek Goldberg, managing director of Aetna International, who has been named as the CEO of the Year at the Insurance Asia Awards 2017. Goldberg revealed that one of his goals for 2018 is to tap into Asia’s growing mass affluent market, which is projected to hold $43.3t in assets by 2020. He also discussed his biggest achievements and how the company has progressed under his leadership these past few years.
Asian Power’s March-April issue probes into Vietnam’s fiery love affair with coal as the government puts higher priority on coal projects and allots low subsidies to non-hydro renewable projects. How long will the country hold on to coal? We also delved into why Indonesia, despite possessing around 40%
of the world’s geothermal reserves, could not seem to put geothermal development into high hear.
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%.