In the latest Coface report “Global Construction: Substantial geographic difference, high sensitivity to economic conditions, permanent credit risk”, the situation of companies in the construction sector closely reflects the world, regional and national economic trends. The construction sector was badly hit by the 2009 crisis and a large number of payment incidents were still occurring in 2011.
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are not slowing down in upgrading their businesses, according to a review conducted by SPRING Singapore last year.
Despite the hazy economic outlook, SMEs are expected to generate over S$4 billion worth of new business activity for the economy in the next three years.
The 2011 report card for SPRING Singapore looks pretty solid. The enterprise development agency assisted over 12,000 SMEs through its Enterprise Development Centres (EDCs).
The unique reference for people interested in doing business with or within the French Business Community in SingaporeOur network in 2011: - 450 Company Members - 25 Patron Members
We are glad to announce the release of the French Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (FCCS) Members’ Directory 2012.
ADP is one of the world's largest providers of business outsourcing solutions, with nearly $9 billion in revenues and over 585,000 clients*. Leveraging nearly 60 years of experience, ADP offers a wide range of HR, payroll, tax and benefits administration solutions from a single source. ADP's easy-to-use, cost-effective solutions for employers provide superior value to companies of all types and sizes. ADP is also a leading provider of integrated computing solutions to auto, truck, motorcycle, marine and recreational vehicle dealers throughout the world.
Singapore's manufacturing output rose more than expected in December 2011, after a surge in activity in the biomedical sector.
Manufacturing output jumped 12.6 per cent from a year ago, the Economic Development Board (EDB) said Thursday.
- Robust growth in customer portfolio in 2011 energized by success of Flexible Computing Express and Cloud Pro offers, validating the value provided by a telecoms operator such as Orange as cloud partner
- Presentation of Galerie Video, the world’s first VPN hub for video sharing across the enterprise
- Signing of two major contracts for cloud-based unified communications, with Danone and Ondeo IS
"Hearts and Crafts", a documentary which celebrates the passion, skill, and the savoir-faire at the core of Hermès takes to the skies this February and March 2012.
A never-before-seen look at the hearts and hands that have built Hermès, this standout portrait of crafts and excellence makes its in-flight debut onboard Singapore Airlines, Air France, Air Canada, Korean Air, and China Airlines.
The average rent was at S$8.93 per sq ft per month in the fourth quarter of 2011.Colliers International reported:
In 4Q 2011, overall Central Business District (CBD) Grade A office rents declined by 1.6 per cent quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) to average at S$8.93 per sq ft per month.
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.