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Economy

Will AEC be a force to reckon with?

The 10-nation group wants to make its presence felt globally Suparna Goswami Bhattacharya February 24, 2016: This year, Southeast Asian countries finally embarked on a new journey — the formation ASEAN Economic Committee (AEC). It has been in the works for years now and hence it is not surprising that expectations ran high when the...
Business Leaders

Robots leading workout sessions

Robocoach offers personalised exercise routines for seniors in Singapore Suparna Goswami Bhattacharya November 5, 2015: Ever thought how it would be if a robot becomes your gym trainer? Well, this is how the elderly in Singapore are keeping themselves fit, for they are getting trained by a robot. In its quest to be a Smart Nation...
Economy

Singapore draws up smart plans

The aim is to be a smart nation within 10 years Suparna Goswami Bhattacharya April 10, 2015: Steve Leonard, the executive deputy chairman of Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), Singapore’s technology development arm, is a busy man. After all, it cannot be any different when you have been bestowed the responsibility of making Singapore a smart...
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Singapore’s founding father dies at 91

Lee Kuan Yew transformed Singapore into a global economic powerhouse March 23, 2015: Lee Kuan Yew, the statesman who transformed Singapore from a small port city into a wealthy global hub, has died at the age of 91. The authoritarian leader dies on Monday following a seven-week struggle with pneumonia. The Cambridge-educated lawyer set Singapore...
Economy

SGX opens liaison office in India

It will provide information and act as a communication channel to support capital raising by Indian companies in Singapore July 22, 2014: Singapore Exchange (SGX) announced on Tuesday that, following approval from the Reserve Bank of India, its liaison office in India has commenced operations with Neena Prasad as its Chief Representative. SGX’s office in...
Economy

Singapore’s factory output dips, drags down Q2 growth

Island nation’s growth forecast for 2014 also revised downward following reversal after first quarter growth, reports Team IFM Singapore, July 18, 2014: Singapore’s growth shrunk in the second quarter after notching an ascent in the first, primarily because of a decline in the manufacturing sector, prompting financial institutions to downgrade their GDP foresight for 2014...
Fintech

Trade Regionalism in the Asia-Pacific: New Game, Old Rules?

By Swarnim Wagle. 3rd December 2013 Negotiations over one of history’s most ambitious trade deals have taken another step towards defining the future of Trans-Pacific trade. The latest round of discussions on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) wrapped up this past weekend in Salt Lake City, Utah. Negotiators are believed to have made headway on a number of...
Islamic Banking

Singapore to host 4th World Islamic Banking Conference –Asia Summit

International Finance Desk
SINGAPORE will host the fourth edition of the World Islamic Banking Conference: Asia Summit (WIBC Asia), which will bring together more than 480 Islamic finance players and thought leaders under one roof. More than 480 leaders are expected to participate in the World Islamic Banking conference to be held in Singapore from the 3rd to...
Islamic Banking

Singapore to host 4th World Islamic Banking Conference –Asia Summit

SINGAPORE will host the fourth edition of the World Islamic Banking Conference: Asia Summit (WIBC Asia), which will bring together more than 480 Islamic finance players and thought leaders under one roof. More than 480 leaders are expected to participate in the World Islamic Banking conference to be held in Singapore from the 3rd to...
Economy

Singapore Wealth Manager in ‘Eye of Storm’ after E-mail leak by ICIJ

The e-mail leak has landed David Chong, founder chairman of Portcullis Trustnet in troubled waters. 3rd June 2013 The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) comprising of a group of investigative journalists have accused Singapore based Wealth Manager, David Chong the chairman of Portcullis Trustnet, of divulging the details of offshore companies and trusts held...