At the 16th Coface Country Risk Conference held in Paris on 16 Jan, Coface is principally issuing a warning about the systemic nature of the current crisis, of which the Euro zone is the epicenter.
In good times or bad, the demand for healthcare in Singapore will continue to increase as its growing population ages.
To meet the increasing healthcare needs of the population, the government is tapping more on private healthcare resources. One example is the recently introduced Community Health Assist Scheme which will allow 710,000 Singaporeans to enjoy government subsidies when they visit private GPs and/or dentists.
Singapore attracted record investment commitments in 2011 despite the challenging global economic environment, said the Economic Development Board (EDB).
Data released at its annual Year-In-Review briefing showed that total business spending less depreciation was S$7.3 billion, up 1.4 per cent from its previous record year in 2010.
Total business spending less depreciation refers to the adjusted annual operating expenditure of a project once it is fully implemented.
Orange Business Services is positioned in the Leaders quadrant in Gartner Inc.’s Magic Quadrant for Asia/Pacific Network Service Providers*
Singapore's Non-Oil Domestic Exports (NODX) grew by 9.0 per cent on-year in December 2011, following a 1.4 per cent increase in the previous month.
On a month-on-month seasonally adjusted basis, NODX grew by 16 per cent in December, following the previous month's 5.8 per cent expansion, due to the rise in non-electronic NODX that outweighed the contraction in electronic NODX.
Singapore travellers found to be most at risk from stomach and common flu, sprains, fractures, heart attacks, strokes and running out of meds
International SOS provides tips to stay healthy and safe on the road this Chinese New Year
Mediakeys is now glad to announce its affectation as an official member of the Singapore Advertisers Association (SAA) and the Institute of Advertising (IAS).
Mediakeys Singapore was recently invited to participate at the Cannes Lion Awards event. One of the most important events, in the World of Advertising organized in Singapore by Singapore Advertisers Association.
Also, we are pleased to take part in the Institute of Advertising in Singapore as an official member.
We expect Singapore’s gross gaming revenue (GGR) to hit an impressive US$6bn in 2011E and US$7bn in 2012F (yet to include potential impact of junkets). While junkets could lead to potential cannibalisation of the direct VIP segment and lower margins due to commissions, these should be mitigated by stronger volume growth and lower receivable provision/ impairment.
Tourism receipts in Singapore rose 12 per cent from a year earlier to about S$6 billion in the third quarter of last year, the Singapore Tourism Board said yesterday.
This takes the total tourism receipts to about S$17 billion for January to September, up 22 per cent year-on-year.
Singapore's real estate investment sales hit S$28.6 billion in 2011. This is slightly more than the S$27.9 billion worth of deals concluded in 2010.
This is based on data compiled by property consultancy firm DTZ Research on transactions that are above S$5 million in value. It excludes the S$1.1 billion worth of transactions in single residential units and lots that cannot be redeveloped or subdivided into more than one plot.
The economy grew 3.6 per cent in the final three months to December to lift growth for the whole year to 4.8 per cent.
But in a worrying sign of things to come, the pace of growth dropped significantly with the economy contracting on a quarter on quarter basis.
The economy shrank 4.9 per cent in the last quarter when compared to the June to September period.
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On Sunday 4 December, the French Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (FCCS) together with L’Angelus launched the first edition of La Paulée de Singapour at Fort canning Park!