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International SOS Launches Integrated Malaria Solution On World Malaria Day

International SOS, the leading global medical and security assistance company, has launched an integrated malaria program that addresses each aspect of malaria prevention, control, diagnosis and treatment. Taking place on World Malaria Day, which falls on 25 April, the launch of this initiative will assist Singapore companies in understanding the risk of malaria, putting in place appropriate plans and programmes to prevent malaria and fulfil duty of care requirements to protect their employees.

Microsoft opens S$23 million technology centre in Singapore

The first Microsoft Technology Centre (MTC) in Southeast Asia was officially opened in Singapore on Tuesday by Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts Yaacob Ibrahim.

The S$23-million centre allows businesses to save time and money by testing cutting-edge technologies before rolling them out.

Businesses can touch, feel and test the latest industry solutions before incurring actual costs to implement them.

Technip awarded pipeline installation contract in China

Technip was awarded by Offshore Oil Engineering Co, Ltd (COOEC) a pipeline installation contract for the Liwan 3-1 shallow water project, located in the Pearl River Mouth Basin, China Sea, at approximately 300 kilometers South of Hong Kong, China.

With a total length of 260 kilometers, the pipeline will link the Liwan gas platform to China National Offshore Oil Corporation’s (CNOOC) Gaolan gas plant.

Semiconductor industry set to grow

After a number of setbacks last year, the semiconductor industry is starting to look up.

The industry's wafer fabrication capacity is expected to grow by 11 per cent in Southeast Asia this year.

This is more than double that of the global capacity growth rate of five per cent.

Positive demand in the electronics sector, in particular mobile devices, has driven growth in the semiconductor industry.

More licences to be awarded to foreign lawyers

The number of foreign lawyers has doubled in the last four years after the legal market was opened to foreign firms - and the Republic will award a second round of licences by next year, Law Minister K Shanmugam said.

Firms can apply in the second half of this year, with the process to be completed by early next year, he said in an interview yesterday. The first round of liberalisation has done "better than we could have expected", he said.

The French Chamber of Commerce in Singapore engages its member companies to join hands for a more sustainable economy

32 French and Singapore companies came together to commit their businesses to sustainability practices by signing a “Sustainability Charter” on 13 April 2012.


This Charter initiated by the Sustainability Committee of the French Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (FCCS) is a commitment at local level to promote sustainability, share with other organisations and undertake projects in Singapore and in the region.

Singapore's Growth Momentum Improved in First Quarter 2012

The Singapore economy registered modest growth in the first quarter of 2012. Based on advance estimates , the economy grew by 1.6 per cent on a year-on-year basis, compared to 3.6 per cent in the previous quarter. Nevertheless, the growth momentum has picked up. On a seasonally-adjusted quarter-on-quarter annualised basis, the economy grew by 9.9 per cent, a reversal from the contraction of 2.5 per cent in the previous quarter...