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Singapore Art Week 2021: 5 Digital Highlights

Hashirin Nurin Hashimi, Tatler Singapore – 22 January 2021 The pandemic has caused industries to adapt to an unprecedented environment, with home-working, digitalisation and new technologies becoming the norm of day-to-day life. This is no different for the arts industry, with Singapore Art Week 2021 adopting this new means of reality to present this year’s…

Facebook’s push into Asia-Pacific runs into political hurdles

Hannah Murphy and John Reed, Financial Times – 6 January 2021 Mark Zuckerberg managed to conquer the west in building his Facebook empire, however now that the growth in usage of the social media platform in this region has flattened out, he has set his sights on the APAC region. Penetrating this market has not…

China to seize economic crown from US years early on COVID success

Iori Kawate, Nikkei Asia – 19 January 2021 China surpassing the U.S. as the world’s largest economy has, in the past decade, been considered as a matter of ‘when’ rather than ‘if’, however the disastrous economic effects of Covid-19 have accelerated this milestone further. Whilst other countries struggle on with the bleak outlook after Covid-19,…

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