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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.
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 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.
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).
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.
"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.