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HDB garners French urban planning support

Housing & Development Board has signed an MOU with French specialists to jointly develop urban planning solutions for its towns.

In a release marking the end of the World Cities Summit 2012, HDB said it is the first public agency in Singapore to conclude a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Electricité  de France (EDF) and VEOLIA Environnement Recherche et Innovation (Veolia) to work on a complex Systems Model, which will help HDB develop sustainable, urban planning solutions in HDB towns.

Groupon opens first physical store in Suntec City

opular online coupon company Groupon has opened its first physical retail concept store in Singapore on Wednesday.

It is located at Suntec City Mall and staffed by more than 50 customer service personnel.

Customers queueing up for S$50 worth of credits to celebrate the store's opening can now expect much shorter waiting times.

Previously, they may have to wait for up to 30 minutes to redeem products at its previous redemption centre at Groupon's Harbour Front office.

Asian businesses behind rest of world in protecting the health and safety of employees: Results of Asia-wide Benchmarking Study

  • Singapore leads Asia in terms of overall Duty of Care score for travel risk management
  • India, China and Indonesia perceived as highest risk countries for respondents in Asia
  • Asia respondents perceive illness,  infectious disease and political unrest as lower risk compared to respondents in Europe, North America and Africa

New hub to boost Singapore's surface engineering sector

Singapore's S$400 million surface engineering sector is under intense pressure from emerging Asian economies, said Minister for Trade and Industry, Lim Hng Kiang.

He said this at the launch of JTC's Surface Engineering Hub at Tanjong Kling on Thursday which will be the new home for the sector from the second half of 2013.

The government is lending a hand to this sector, which is critical to attracting larger manufacturers set up camp here.

Successful Edition for BroadcastAsia & CommunicAsia 2012!

29 French companies gathered under the French pavilions at CommunicAsia and BroadcastAsia 2012, located at Marina Bay sands and Suntec. 

 

A successful event provided the exhibitors with a great platform to showcase their innovative solutions to decisions maker in the Asia region. Exhibiting at CommunicAsia and BroadcastAsia represents a true opportunity for companies to optimize their business in Asia.

Office Furniture for Sale

As the FCCS will be expanding and refurbishing its office in August, our existing office furniture will have to be replaced.

Please advise us if you are interested to give us a package purchase price for the entire furniture inventory (this should also include the dismantling and furniture removal). We are looking to have the entire furniture removed by end of July.


 

ESSEC’s Advanced Master in Financial Techniques is Ranked No. 2 Worldwide

“The top 35 pre-experience Masters in Finance programmes” ranking 2012 published on June 18 by the Financial Times places ESSEC Business School’s Advanced Master in Financial Techniques in 2nd position worldwide. Available in Singapore, this ESSEC’s Advanced Degree in Financial Techniques stands out particularly in the international mobility and international course experience category.

S'pore: Asia-Pac's 4th fastest growing visitor destination

Singapore is poised to become the fourth fastest growing tourism spot in Asia Pacific, as tourist arrivals are expected to increase by 9.9 percent this year.

According to the MasterCard Index of Global Destination Cities, the city-state is ranked 14th interntionally. Meanwhile, Rio de Janeiro clinched the top spot among the world's 20 fastest growing destination cities this year.