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International SOS, the leading global medical and security assistance company, today announced the launch of its HealthMap 2012, now in its third year, designed to help companies better understand the medical risks in the markets where they operate and identify practices needed to ensure business continuity.
The Singapore government is optimistic of the long term growth prospect of the medical technology (medtech) industry, Minister of Trade and Industry Lim Hng Kiang said.
Speaking at the launch of the MedTech Hub on Thursday, Mr Lim said Singapore is well positioned to harness the growth opportunities in the sector.
He added that Singapore's medtech industry has grown significantly over the past decade.
The Singapore economy appears to have averted a technical recession in the first quarter of this year.
After a contraction in the last three months of 2011, economists said they are expecting to see a rebound in Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
And that is largely fuelled by strong manufacturing activity and resilience in hospitality and tourism sectors.
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Industrial rents are expected to soften, following strong results for three consecutive quarters, attributed to uncertain demand amid a dull macroeconomic environment.
According the latest report by DTZ Research, landlords have become more cautious in renting out their industrial properties to avoid unauthorised use, possibly causing dampened demand.
SPRING Singapore plans to assist more than 20,000 small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) every year from 2012.This will be carried out through their Enterprise Development Centres (EDCs).
Last year, EDCs provided business and productivity advisory services to 14,200 SMEs.
Among the services that EDCs provide is to help SMEs tap on the government's Productivity and Innovation Credit (PIC).
French training organisation Cegos has set up its new Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore. This adds to its existing Asia Pacific operations in China and Hong Kong.
The group trained over 200,000 managers internationally and achieved a turnover of $300 million last year.
Mazars is proud to have won the “Audit innovation of the Year” award, for its “Human Rights Audit” practice.
This award recognizes the practice which has made a major, demonstrable impact on audit quality and client service. Judges considered the following criteria:
The French Alumni announce their 32nd Exco 2012 – 2013 elected at the AGM on Monday 26 March 2012 @ Alliance Française de Singapour:
The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) forecasts S$23 to S$24 billion in tourism receipts and 13.5 to 14.5 million visitor arrivals for 2012 at the Tourism Industry Conference today. STB also urged more than 800 industry partners at the event to come together to compete at a new level, and drive towards quality tourism.
Since March 1rst 2012, the "expatriates career support activities" previously offered through Dualexpat are continued under the name of Equipaje.
Equipaje is an HR consulting firm, supporting MSC and start up deal with the HR aspects of their international development. It's activities cover HR&Organization, International mobility, Training and coaching.
The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) expects more visitor arrivals for Singapore this year.
It has projected an increase of up to 10 per cent from 2011, at between 13.5 and 14.5 million arrivals, slower than the 13.8 per cent growth achieved in 2011.
Second Minister for Trade and Industry S Iswaran gave this assessment at a tourism industry conference on Friday.
Passenger traffic at Changi Airport increased 11.2 per cent year-on-year to 3.77 million in February 2012.
According to the Changi Airport Group (CAG), there was "strong travel demand across all regions" last month.
In particular, traffic between Singapore and the Middle East grew more than 20 per cent, while other regions -- the Americas, Europe, South Asia and Southeast Asia -- also increased by double digits.