The Breakfast Huddle with Elliott Danker, Manisha Tank and Finance Presenter Ryan Huang


Get a head start to your day with The Breakfast Huddle from 6am to 9am. Listen to insightful discussions as Elliott Danker and Manisha Tank deep dive into the stories and issues that matter the most to you. Together with Ryan Huang, be kept apprised of the markets and the companies to watch.

JUL 8, 2020
08/07/20 - Minimum wage policy, will it work in Singapore?
In recent weeks, due to Covid-19 and the backdrop of the elections, the minimum wage policy proposal has been brought up by some, as Singaporeans re-think the value and role of low-wage workers in essential services. Vikram Khanna, Associate Editor, The Straits Times gives an analysis on the advantages and disadvantages of having a minimum wage system in Singapore and how effective is the progressive wage model for Singapore's economy.

JUL 8, 2020
08/07/20 - Sustainable Singapore: How Lush is turning to naked packaging to reduce reliance on plastic
Many of our daily cosmetics are liquids which require single-use plastic packaging to contain them. But, Lush has been producing innovative, solid alternatives which does away with plastic completely. Some of their ‘naked packaging’ range includes solid shampoo and conditioner bars, and even bath oils. Nafees Khundker, Director, Lush Singapore shares more about the plastic-free cosmetics, concept and the process of creating their ‘naked packaging’ products.

JUL 8, 2020
08/07/20 - Regional Roundup: 08 July 2020
Straits Times Regional Correspondent, Leslie Lopez breaks down the latest news making headlines around Southeast Asia including; the opposition coalition Pakatan Harapan in Malaysia has reaffirmed PKR president Anwar Ibrahim as its prime minister candidate, and in the Philippines, there's talk of another lockdown, but can the country really afford it?

JUL 7, 2020
07/07/20 - Bigger Picture: Is it too late to jump on the FOMO bandwagon?
With markets more than recovering to pre-COVID-19 levels to hit new record highs in some cases, Adam Wong, Editor-in-chief, Fifthperson shares what investors should consider when thinking of jumping in now.

JUL 7, 2020
07/07/20 - China Updates: 07 July 2020
Dr Oh Ei Sun, Senior Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs breaks down the latest on China's plan to tighten controls to counter social unrest stemming from the government's response to the Covid-19 outbreak, growing tensions between the UK and China over the Hong Kong security bill and a possible ban on Huawei and more. 

JUL 7, 2020
07/07/20 - Social media’s role in GE2020
According to a survey by the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) on Internet and media use during GE2015, it was suggested that candidates' Facebook posts and Instagram photos may have been key talking points during the recent general election, but social media did not play such a decisive role. Carol Soon, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Policy Studies, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore shares how social media and the internet will play a bigger role in this year's election.

JUL 7, 2020
07/07/20 - Deciding who can continue to work from home, is there a fair way?
Business continuity planning has packed some of the most difficult decisions leaders will ever have to make -- decisions about when, where and how to reintegrate a workforce safely, under mounting economic pressure, in an unpredictable environment. Kanika Singh, Regional Director, SouthEast Asia and Japan, Gallup shares how leaders in organisations decide who gets to stay at home and how can a company’s culture impact its work from home strategy. 

JUL 6, 2020
06/07/20 - What SGX RegCo expects of Sustainability Reporting during Covid-19 times
Michael Tang, Head of Listing Policy and Product Admission, SGX RegCo explains the latest guidelines on how companies should approach sustainability reporting in the new normal, as old business models get disrupted.

JUL 6, 2020
06/07/20 - Covid-19: ASEAN firms expecting worse impact on their businesses
Korn Ferry results of its recent third edition global pulse survey found that most respondents globally have greater clarity about the economic impact of Covid-19 on their businesses, with 81 percent of organisations in ASEAN expecting a decline in revenue. Kartikey Singh, Associate Client Partner, Advisory, Korn Ferry shares some of the most commonly implemented and cost-containment measures organisations in Singapore are adopting and what are some other ways organisations can manage their cost while balancing a long-term view and prepare for the post-outbreak era.

JUL 6, 2020
06/07/20 - Are instant messaging services in financial institutions the weakest link?
Symphony is a secure and instant messaging service trusted and used by half a million people from the world’s largest financial institutions globally. And together with Deutsche Bank, they recently jointly announced the integration of WhatsApp into Deutsche Bank’s communication channels via Symphony Connect Solution, allowing the bank to securely reach over 3+ billion users. David Gurlé, Founder and CEO, Symphony shares more about the partnership and the types of security and privacy breaches that may arise from daily online activities such as video conferencing.

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