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Singapore's trade is expected to grow faster than the world average over the next 15 years.
This is on expectation Singapore's role as a core trade hub between Europe, North America, and the Asia Pacific region strengthens.
According to HSBC Global Connections trade forecast, world trade is expected to accelerate at an annualised rate of 3.78 per cent over the next five years from 2014.
INSEAD, the international business school, today announced the launch of a Master in Finance degree aimed at experienced financial industry professionals seeking to advance their competitive and management skills within the financial sector. The programme will be launched on INSEAD’s Asia campus in Singapore in April of next year.
Investment in overseas expansion by Singapore companies increased in 2011, despite volatile economic conditions in the global markets.
That is according to the latest figures released by International Enterprise (IE) Singapore.
Singapore's direct investment outflows last year rose 9.7 per cent on-year to S$31.7 billion.
Last year, IE Singapore was approached by more than 34,400 companies looking for help in understanding and investing in overseas markets.
Singapore will play a key role in helping a French space company launch its first commercial space flight.
For starters, home-grown companies will be roped in by Astrium, the space arm of French aerospace giant European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company, to build and launch the "demonstrator" model of the space plane by the end of the year.
Singaporeans can now savour the taste of authentic French breads right at home with the arrival of renowned French boulangerie, PAUL, which opens its flagship bakery-restaurant in Singapore much to the delight of artisan bread enthusiasts and local foodies alike. A 120-year-old brand loved around the world for its handmade traditional and specialty breads, PAUL brings a true taste of France’s traditional culinary heritage to Singapore’s gourmet scene.
In our daily lives, we never think twice before switching on the lights or any other electrical device - but have you wondered whether we ever run out of electricity? Did you know - world electricity demand is projected to double between 2000 and 2030, growing at an annual rate of 2.4 per cent.
The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) announced on Thursday that the Singapore economy had grown by 4.9 per cent in 2011, after a 14.8 per cent expansion in 2010.MTI also maintained the growth forecast for 2012 at 1.0 to 3.0 per cent.
The GDP numbers released Thursday have experts and officials agreeing that a recession for Singapore appears less than likely.
"Trade numbers give some hope that we will not slip into recession" said MTI director Thia Jang Ping.
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France 24 has concluded a new distribution agreement in Asia and launches today on SINGTEL, the largest telecommunications company in Singapore.
France 24 English version is now available 24/7 to 350 000 households via the MiO offer, while the French version will be available "à la carte" for 9.90 Singapore dollars (6 Euros) per month.
France 24 French version will be available on channel 40 and the English channel on channel 41.
Seoul Incheon Airport remains on top for the seventh straight year in 2011 while Hong Kong International is no longer at the third post.
Beijing Capital Airport placed third in the Best Airport Worldwide category at the 2011 ASQ Awards, completing a clean sweep by Asian airports in this category, says Airports Council International.
Mediakeys has been appointed by Forever 21 HQ in Los Angeles to orchestrate Forever 21 flagship stores openings oversea: after several cities in Europe, Mediakeys broadcast Forever 21 campaigns on the Asian market with Hong Kong opening as a start.
Aircraft engine giant Rolls-Royce opened its largest Asian facility in Singapore on Monday as it looks to capitalise on the region's booming aviation sector.
The Rolls-Royce Seletar Campus will be the only facility outside of the firm's Derby plant in Britain to assemble, test and produce Trent 900 and Trent 1000 engines, the firm said.
The Trent 900 engine is widely used in the Airbus A380 superjumbo, while the Trent 1000 series can power Boeing's latest Dreamliner series.
Singapore has what it takes to be a hotbed for entrepreneurship andinnovation, says Michael Song, professor of marketing at the Bloch School of Management, University of Missouri-Kansas City.
He believes that Singapore's excellent education system, public policies and efficient government are key indicators that the city-state will be able to transform itself into a leading innovationhub.