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Pickering Pacific advised Norma Group on the acquisition of 80% stake in Fengfan Fastener

On 28 March 2017, Norma Group announced that it signed an agreement to acquire 80% of Fengfan Fastener (Shaoxing) Co Ltd, a manufacturer of joining products in China, for an undisclosed sum. Subject to regulatory approvals, the transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of this year.


Pickering Pacific advised Norma Group on this transaction.


Singapore, France to push links between R&D scientists, top firms

With the advanced world plagued by several years of weak productivity growth, Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam yesterday cited a “widening gap between firms at the frontier of knowledge, productivity and new products, and the rest of the economy” as the issue at the heart of the problem.


France's Hollande in Singapore at start of Asian tour

French President Francois Hollande arrived Sunday in Singapore, the first leg in the final foreign tour of his five-year term, and will go on to Malaysia and Indonesia.


The tour ending Wednesday in Jakarta is dominated by economic and defence issues and is aimed mainly at strengthening ties with a region with high economic potential, according to the presidential palace. 

Dragon Rouge nabs branding duties for Bawah islands


Dragon Rouge has been assigned branding and advertising duties for new hospitality brand, Bawah. Positioned as a rare eco-system experience, Bawah is a cluster of six untouched islands – a protected archipelago – located midway between Singapore and Kalimantan in the Anambas Islands.


Singapore beats Silicon Valley for start-up talent: Survey

The Republic is the best place in the world for start-ups to hire talent, beating even Silicon Valley, a global survey has shown, but that is the only silver lining as the city-state has fallen in the overall ranking for start-up ecosystems, with weakness flagged in areas such as funding and start-up experience.


INTERPOL Call for Tender: Provision of Horticultural Services at INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation in Singapore

The International Criminal Police Organization – INTERPOL with headquarters at 200 quai Charles de Gaulle, 69006 Lyon, France is launching an open call for tenders with a view to the conclusion and execution of a contract, the objective of which is the provision of horticultural services at the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation in Singapore, as detailed in the Technical Specifications.