Major Shift In Global IPO Market Share From The Past  Five Years

The year kicked off on a cautiously optimistic note, marked by a selective thaw following a quieter period. The Americas and EMEIA IPO markets had a bright start in 2024, increasing global proceeds. The Asia-Pacific region, however, started on a weak note, weighing down the overall global volume. For the first quarter of 2024, the […]

Fighting AI With AI

TAKEAWAYS Artificial intelligence (“AI”), as a general-purpose technology, offers a wide range of opportunities across various fields. According to the IBM Global AI Adoption Index 2023, 42% of organisations surveyed have AI actively in use in their businesses and an additional 40% are currently exploring or experimenting with AI but have not deployed their models. […]

Right-Sizing Cybersecurity Solutions

TAKEAWAYS Charities and non-profit organisations (collectively “NPOs”) can differ in size but most are usually stretched for adequate resources to maintain their operations. While most would have embraced technology and various online platforms to further their cause and to canvass for more funds, defending against cybersecurity risks might usually have taken a back seat to […]

Singapore Tax Cases 2023 (Part 1)

TAKEAWAYS From income tax to goods and services tax (“GST”), 2023 marked a year of intriguing judgements that reshaped the contours of Singapore’s taxation jurisprudence. In the first part of the popular Singapore Tax Cases seminar organised annually by the Singapore Chartered Tax Professionals, Accredited Tax Advisor (Income Tax) & Accredited Tax Practitioner (GST) Allen […]

Evolution And Current State Of Global Crypto Adoption

Every four years, the crypto world gets all hyped up for Bitcoin halving. Past halvings, like the one in May 2020, had seen a massive increase in BTC transactions, which was driven by growing adoption and community involvement. And, the economic implications benefited the crypto landscape across the board and not just Bitcoin. Historically, with […]