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新冠病毒疫情下新加坡企业如何克服困难?

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  • 时间:2020-09-04 09:10:10

  新冠病毒不止让留学生受损严重,各国企业也过的十分艰难,今天就和天道小编一起看看新加坡企业新冠病毒挑战的情况。

  新加坡企业如何应对新冠病毒挑战

  发布日期:星期日,8月23日20207:19 p.m. edtup日期:星期二,8月25日20206:33 AM EDT

  凯伦·吉尔克莱斯特

  冠状病毒大流行使人们更加关注政府在危机期间支持经济的作用。

  但它也凸显了大企业可以发挥的作用。

  看看新加坡。作为许多大公司的亚太总部,在全球地缘政治紧张局势爆发之际,中国长期以来一直在投资于企业稳定。因此,当Covid-19病例激增威胁打破这种平衡时,当局迅速采取行动,宣布了逾730亿美元的刺激计划——最近一次增加是在上周。

  然而,尽管经历了2009年以来的第一次衰退,一些来自该国主要行业的跨国公司还是成功地找到了前进的机会。从主要的危机救援行动到支持其他公司,CNBC调查了新加坡制造业、银行业和科技行业的企业是如何支持重振经济的努力的。

  应对危机

  在新冠病毒疫情最严重的时候,新加坡名义国内生产总值(GDP)中最大的产业——制造业是唯一增长的部门,由于对生物医药产品的需求激增,制造业增长了2.5%。

  我们有意识地决定投资于应对下一次大流行的额外能力。

  凯文McGuigan

  3M公司东南亚董事总经理

  制造商3M吸取了2003年SARS(严重急性呼吸综合征)爆发的教训,使其生产线每周24小时运转,并使N95呼吸防护口罩的全球产量增加了一倍。

  “我们做出了明智的决定,为应对下一场大流行投资更多的能力,”负责东南亚事务的董事总经理凯文·麦圭根(Kevin McGuigan)告诉CNBC的Make It。

  2020年上半年,尽管边境关闭可能会影响生产,但300万公司在全球生产了8亿多只呼吸器。该公司与新加坡(公司亚太总部所在地)的地方当局合作,让业务得以转移,并在当地为通常每天从邻国马来西亚往返的员工提供安置。

  支持其他业务

  与此同时,由于全国范围内的停工令许多行业陷入停滞,金融服务业在提供资金以维持企业运转方面发挥了重要作用。

  和其他经济体一样,你会发现中小企业是经济发展的基石。

  官谢霆锋细胞株

  星展银行集团执行总裁、新加坡业务主管

  其中包括为新加坡27万多家中小企业(SMEs)放松现金流限制的措施。

  中小企业占新加坡企业的99%,劳动力的72%。在疫情最严重的时候,东南亚最大的银行星展银行(DBS)提供了35亿美元的临时过渡性贷款,以维持其中许多银行的运转。其中,约有90%(87%)是为小微企业服务的。

  “就像任何经济体一样,你会发现中小企业是基石。首先,它们负责一个国家的许多经济活动,因此它们也雇佣了很多人,”星展银行集团高管兼新加坡业务负责人谢坤石(Tse Koon Shee)表示。

  新的工作方式

  大流行病带来的不断变化的经济前景也加速了技术的发展,因为人们和企业已经适应了新的工作方式,包括将业务转移到网上。

  微软在新加坡的亚太总部一直在通过微软团队(Microsoft Teams)和Azure云计算(Azure cloud computing)等产品帮助实现这一点。

  我们可以说,由于Covid的影响,我们在两个月内见证了两年的数字转型。

  霏欧纳卡尼

  微软亚太区首席运营官

  微软亚太区首席运营官菲奥娜·卡尼(Fiona Carney)表示:“我们可以说,由于Covid的推出,我们在两个月内见证了两年的数字转型。”

  据卡尼介绍,从1月到3月,微软团队在中国的使用增加了500%,因为在全国范围的封锁中,企业、教育机构和政府都搬到家里工作。在一些情况下,该公司不得不在48小时内为客户推出新系统。

  2020年上半年,星展银行(DBS)数字银行服务的使用率同比增长了30%,原因是人们在寻找网上进行个人业务的新方式。该银行目前拥有340万数字用户,其中近三分之一(29%)的用户完全在线服务。

  与此同时,McGuigan表示,全天候运行3M的系统帮助该公司找到了提高生产率的新方法。

  重建一个经济体

  尽管最近的许多科技发展是出于需要,但如此快速的数字化可以帮助新加坡和该地区的经济快速复苏。

  这是他们商业模式的根本改变……我认为他们不会再回来了。

  霏欧纳卡尼

  微软亚太区首席运营官

  思科(Cisco)和咨询公司国际数据公司(IDC)今年早些时候的一项研究估计,到2024年,亚太地区中小企业的数字化转型可能会为该地区的GDP增加2.6万亿至3.1万亿美元。

  多年来,新加坡在公共和私营部门的数字化方面投入了大量资金,但许多企业都避免走数字化的道路。微软的卡尼表示,“在每个行业”,阻力都在减弱。

  “在某些情况下,它可能更多的是为了保护他们的数据安全并将其传输到云端,”卡尼说。“而在另一些国家,则是商业模式的根本性改变,这样他们才能真正为未来做好准备。”我认为他们不会再回来了。”

  使社会在

  然而,在应对大流行带来的变化的同时,企业也表示,它们在推动社区与之并肩前进方面发挥着重要作用。

  McGuigan说:“我们必须非常灵活,继续与当地专家和政府合作,了解到底是什么在改变这一景观。”

  五十多年前,我们成立这个机构,就是为了促进新加坡的发展。

  官谢霆锋细胞株

  星展银行集团执行总裁、新加坡业务主管

  对微软来说,这就是利用来自其产品(如网络服务LinkedIn)的就业数据库,帮助公民为新的未来做好准备。该公司已经承诺,今年将为2500万人提供免费培训,让他们掌握急需的数字技能。

  卡尼说:“最终,我们试图做的是通过识别趋势和了解下一代be的角色和工作来支持人们。”

  今年4月,星展银行推出了750万美元的星展银行Stronger Together基金,以支持受疫情影响的亚洲部分地区。这包括一些社区活动,比如从陷入困境的食品店购买食品,并为新加坡人提供70万份免费食品。

  “我们五十多年前成立的原因是为了促进新加坡的发展。我们开始被称为新加坡开发银行。”“我们在新加坡从第三世界到第一世界的整个发展过程中扮演着重要的角色,那么接下来呢?”这个目标一直存在于我们的DNA中。”

  更正:这篇文章已经更新,表明微软在使用团队方面看到的500%的增长是专门针对中国的。

  附上原文,以供参考,拒绝转载,侵权必删:

  How big businesses in Singapore are managing the challenges of coronavirus

  Published Sun, Aug 23 20207:19 PM EDTUpdated Tue, Aug 25 20206:33 AM EDT

  Karen Gilchrist

  The coronavirus pandemic has thrown into sharp focus the role of government in supporting the economy during periods of crises.

  But it has also highlighted the role big business can play.

  Look at Singapore. As the Asia-Pacific headquarters for many major corporations, the country has long invested in business stability even as geopolitical tensions flare globally. So when a spike in Covid-19 cases threatened to tip that equilibrium, authorities moved quickly, announcing more than $73 billion in stimulus — with the latest top-up just last week.

  Yet, despite weathering its first recession since 2009, some multinationals from the country’s leading industries have managed to find opportunities to forge ahead. From leading crisis relief efforts to supporting other companies, CNBC Make It looks at how firms from Singapore’s manufacturing, banking and technology sectors have supported that effort to revive the economy.

  Responding in crisis

  During the height of the pandemic, manufacturing — Singapore’s largest industry by nominal GDP — was the only sector to grow, expanding 2.5% as demand for biomedical goods surged.

  We made the conscious decision to invest in additional capacity for the next pandemic.

  Kevin McGuigan

  MANAGING DIRECTOR FOR SOUTHEAST ASIA, 3M

  Manufacturer 3M applied lessons from the 2003 SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) outbreak to run its manufacturing lines 24/7 and double global production of N95 respirators.

  “We made the conscious decision to invest in additional capacity for the next pandemic,” Kevin McGuigan, managing director for Southeast Asia, told CNBC Make It.

  In the first half of 2020, 3M produced more than 800 million respirators worldwide, even as border closures threatened to disrupt output. It worked with local authorities in Singapore — home of the company’s Asia-Pacific headquarters — to keep the business moving and locally rehouse staff who typically commuted daily from neighboring Malaysia.

  Supporting other businesses

  Meanwhile, as nationwide lockdowns have brought many industries to a standstill, the financial services sector had an important role to play in providing funding to keep businesses afloat.

  As with any economy, you’ll find the SMEs are the bedrock.

  Tse Koon Shee

  GROUP EXECUTIVE, SINGAPORE COUNTRY HEAD, DBS

  That included measures to ease cash flow constraints for Singapore’s more than 270,000 small-and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

  SMEs account for 99% of businesses in Singapore and 72% of the workforce. During the peak of the outbreak, DBS — Southeast Asia’s largest bank — made $3.5 billion in temporary bridging loans to keep many of them going. Of those, around nine in 10 (87%) were made to small and micro-enterprises.

  “As with any economy, you’ll find the SMEs are the bedrock. They, first and foremost, are responsible for a lot of the economic activities of a country, and therefore they also employ many people,” said Tse Koon Shee, DBS’s group executive and country head for Singapore.

  New ways of working

  The changing economic landscape brought about by the pandemic also accelerated developments in technology, as people and businesses have adapted to new ways of working, including moving operations online.

  That’s something Microsoft has been helping with from its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore, through its products such as Microsoft Teams and Azure cloud computing.

  We say we’ve seen two years of digital transformation in two months as a result of Covid.

  Fiona Carney

  CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, MICROSOFT APAC

  “We say we’ve seen two years of digital transformation in two months as a result of Covid,” said Fiona Carney, chief operating officer at Microsoft APAC.

  From January to March, use of Microsoft Teams rose 500% in China, for example, as businesses, educational institutions and governments moved to work from home amid nationwide lockdowns, according to Carney. In several cases, the company had to roll out new systems for clients in less than 48 hours.

  DBS recorded a 30% year-on-year increase in adoption of its digital banking services in the first half of 2020, as people looked for new ways to conduct personal business online. The bank now has 3.4 million digital users, nearly a third (29%) of whom it serves entirely online.

  Meanwhile, McGuigan said running 3M’s systems 24/7 has helped the company find new ways to increase productivity.

  Rebuilding an economy

  Though many of the recent tech developments came out of necessity, such rapid digitization could help fast-track the economic recovery of Singapore and the region.

  It’s fundamental changes in their business models ... and I don’t think they will go back.

  Fiona Carney

  CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, MICROSOFT APAC

  A study early this year from Cisco and advisory firm IDC estimated that by 2024, the digital transformation of small and medium-sized businesses in Asia Pacific could add $2.6 trillion to $3.1 trillion to the region’s GDP.

  Singapore has invested heavily in digitization within the public and private sectors for years, but many businesses have avoided going the digital route. Microsoft’s Carney said that resistance is diminishing “across every industry.”

  “In some cases, it might be more in keeping their data secure and getting it to the cloud,” said Carney. “Then in others, it’s fundamental changes in their business models so that they can actually prepare for the future. And I don’t think they will go back.”

  Bringing society along

  As companies navigate the changes brought by the pandemic, however, they also say they have an important role to play in bringing the community along with them.

  “We are going to have to be so agile and continue to work with local experts and government to understand what is changing in the landscape,” said McGuigan.

  The reason we were started fifty-odd years ago was to facilitate the development of Singapore.

  Tse Koon Shee

  GROUP EXECUTIVE, SINGAPORE COUNTRY HEAD, DBS

  For Microsoft, that’s a matter of using its pool of employment data from its products, such as networking service LinkedIn, to help prepare citizens for a new future. Already the company has pledged to provide free training to 25 million people this year to equip them with in-demand digital skills.

  “Ultimately what we are trying to do is support people by identifying trends and knowing where the next generation of roles and jobs with be,” said Carney.

  In April, DBS launched a $7.5 million DBS Stronger Together Fund to support parts of Asia reeling from the pandemic. That includes community initiatives, such as acquiring food from struggling food outlets and in turn giving 700,000 free meals to Singaporeans.

  “The reason we were started fifty-odd years ago was to facilitate the development of Singapore. We started being called the Development Bank of Singapore,” said Shee. “So as we play this important part in the whole development of Singapore from the third world to the first, what next? That purpose continues to be in our DNA.”

  Correction: This article has been updated to indicate that the 500% increase Microsoft saw in the use of Teams was specific to China.

  Source of articles:https://www.cnbc.com/

  Author:Karen Gilchrist

  以上就是新冠病毒对新加坡企业的影响了,希望各国都能接受新冠病毒挑战并取得胜利。


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