Building Asia

Building Asia

Building Asia

About Building Asia

Building Asia is a collection of business stories that examines the financial forces driving Asia’s position as an economic powerhouse.

At the heart of Asia’s rise are growth stories of how Asian businesses navigate the uncertainty of a dynamic business landscape – corporations and SMEs tapping on new opportunities brought about by factors such as increased supply-chain, the digital economy and transnational expansion prospects.

The relationship between financial institutions and the private sector continues to evolve -- banks are redefining their scope and value to better support the lifeblood of commerce.

Building Asia with UOB speaks to regional industry experts and business owners who will share insights and trade know-how. Gain a deeper understanding of how businesses overcome challenges in the new world economic order to unlock Asia’s next stage of growth potential.

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ESG is 'everyone's responsibility': UOB chief sustainability officer
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ESG is 'everyone's responsibility': UOB chief sustainability officer

According to BlackRock, environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing will reach $1 trillion by 2030. Meanwhile, analysts at Morningstar ...
Funding China Growth - BRC Asia
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Funding China Growth - BRC Asia

When BRC Asia decided on a merger with a competitor, their banker decided to delve deeper into the transaction to understand the value proposition.
Spotlight on green or sustainable investing in Hong Kong
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Spotlight on green or sustainable investing in Hong Kong

The future is green, when it comes to ESG or sustainable investing in Hong Kong. At the end of 2019, green bonds or fixed-income products designed ...
Enablers of Business Transformation - Cityneon
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Enablers of Business Transformation - Cityneon

Cityneon transformed from a homegrown events company into a global leader in immersive entertainment experiences. In a unique and challenging ...
New-Environmental, Social And Governance Theme Becoming More Mainstream: UOB
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New-Environmental, Social And Governance Theme Becoming More Mainstream: UOB

Governments and businesses are gearing up for net-zero emissions or carbon neutrality by 2050 or earlier. Singapore's UOB has created a framework ...
Funding A Regional Business - Wearnes Automotive
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Funding A Regional Business - Wearnes Automotive

Being in the car business for over a hundred years, Wearnes Automotive which is based in Singapore, works with twenty brands across nine ...
Simplifying Payments Across Borders - Raffles Medical Grp
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Simplifying Payments Across Borders - Raffles Medical Grp

With the opening of its first fully-owned and operated hospital in China, the Raffles Medical Group needed a seamless way to manage different ...
SMEs Should Not Lose Sight Of Internationalisation Amid COVID-19 Situation: SBF
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SMEs Should Not Lose Sight Of Internationalisation Amid COVID-19 Situation: SBF

The COVID-19 pandemic has dampened business sentiment worldwide and internationalisation endeavours may not be the first thing on the minds of ...
Diversifying for Business Growth – Motorway
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Diversifying for Business Growth – Motorway

It started with a dream for Motorway Group owner, Michael Lim, to take over some of the inventory of cars when ride-hailing company Uber decided ...
Diversification to grow business
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Diversification to grow business

Diversify or die -- that's a strategy that many corporations have adopted in the last decade. Diversification opens up new opportunities for firms ...
Digitalising a Traditional Business – Boong
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Digitalising a Traditional Business – Boong

Visit a chicken farm and find out how a poultry trader has gone from selling just 10 chickens a day, to 12 thousand a day, and is now a digitally ...
Traditional SMEs Use Tech To Boost Productivity
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Traditional SMEs Use Tech To Boost Productivity

Some traditional SMEs are embracing tech solutions to minimize errors from cash collection, increase productivity and hold their own against ...

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Coping with COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has dampened business sentiment worldwide. No doubt, many companies have had to adapt their practices to keep up with the ...
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Business Diversification

During the recent Committee of Supply debate, Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing encouraged businesses to diversify amid the COVID-19 ...
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SMEs & Digitalization

Small and Medium Enterprises or SMEs are getting a shot in the arm, thanks to an array of schemes and programmes. From building up their digital ...