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Job opportunities at S'pore Airshow

One thousand new jobs are opening in Singapore's aerospace and aviation sectors.

Half will come from opportunities to be announced at the Singapore Airshow in two weeks' time.

The six-day event starts on February 14, 2012.

Speaking to Channel NewsAsia, the Economic Development Board (EDB) said it expects four in five of these opportunities to go to Singaporeans.

The board said these openings come from 10 projects and joint ventures, among other things.

Alstom to supply 34 Metropolis trains and signaling upgrade to Singapore metro

The Land Transport Authority of Singapore has awarded Alstom a contract worth around €240 million to provide new trains for two metro lines, the Circle Line (CCL) and North East Line (NEL), along with signaling upgrade for both lines. 18 trains will be delivered to NEL whereas 16 will be supplied to CCL. Delivery is to start in 2015. These additional trains will boost capacity of Singapore metro, in order to meet a growing demand which has increased from 1.78 million passengers in 2009 to over 2 million 2010.

Consilium and Orange launch Current At Sea, a paperless maritime navigation and communication solution

Current At Sea improves safety, allows efficient communications, reduces costs and enables ECDIS compliance

Consilium and Orange Business Services are modernizing maritime communications with the launch of a paperless navigation solution that extends an Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) over the world’s largest MPLS-based network. This bundled, flat-rate solution named Current At Sea enables shipping companies to move to a fully electronic platform for navigation and communications.

Global Construction: Substantial geographic difference, high sensitivity to economic conditions, permanent credit risk

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.

SMEs expected to contribute over S$4b over next 3 years

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).

PayrollServe partners ADP to provide ADP Streamline to MNCs

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.

Orange confirms leadership in French cloud computing market with over 3,600 customers to date

  • 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

Watch "Hearts and Crafts: The People that Make Hermès" on your next Singapore Airlines flight

"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. 

Singapore to reign as regional medical hub

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.