United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) is a leading bank in Asia with a global network of more than 500 offices in 19 countries and territories in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. Since its incorporation in 1935, UOB has grown organically and through a series of strategic acquisitions. UOB is rated among the world’s top banks: Aa1 by Moody’s and AA- by Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings respectively. In Asia, UOB operates through its head office in Singapore and banking subsidiaries in China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, as well as branches and representative offices across the region.
Established in 2014, NTUC U SME is a Labour Movement initiative to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to tackle critical issues and challenges. By working with SME business leaders and human resources practitioners, U SME strives to meet the objectives of making:
Every SME workplace a better SME workplace
Every SME job a better job
Every SME worker a better worker
Through NTUC's network of affiliated unions and associations as well as partners for a range of services and resources via the NTUC-led U SME, SMEs can now achieve the following:
Workplace Protection for the interests of SME employees
Progression opportunities for SME employees to develop future-ready skill sets
Placement programmes to nurture and to reach out to new talent
Privileges to offer competitive staff welfare benefits
SME business leaders with U SME can also tap into opportunities for business growth:
To date, U SME has inked more than 160 memoranda of understanding with 29 associations, encompassing 16,263 SME partners across various sectors. Moving forward, U SME will continue its cause to help SMEs value add their businesses and take better care of SME employees.
Channel NewsAsia Singapore was established in March 1999 by Mediacorp, and is an English language Asian TV News channel. Positioned to “Understand Asia”, it reports on global developments with Asian perspectives. Channel NewsAsia brings viewers not only the latest news but also the stories behind the headlines. Based in Singapore, it has correspondents in major Asian cities and key Western ones, including New York, Washington D.C., London and Brussels. The channel is complemented by an online presence at channelnewsasia.com, and social media services like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Channel NewsAsia is now viewed in 28 territories across Asia with its satellite footprint stretching across the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia and Australia.