On October 30th, 2012, the Paris Region Economic Development Agency (PREDA) gathered 125 Singaporean and South East Asian journalists, associations, key players and professionals of the fashion and home design industries at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. The 2012 “Paris -Singapore: The Fresh Take On Fashion & Home Design Trends” conference discussed the fashion and design trends and evolution, as well as the vital role the Paris trade shows play in showcasing them.
We are pleased to announce that Fabien Conderanne has been appointed CEO & Country Manager for Coface in Singapore with immediate effect. He shall also take over the responsibility as the Head of Structured Trade & Political Risk Insurance for Asia Pacific when Bernard Sauvage retires in the first half of 2013.
Provides Tiens Group, the Chinese multinational corporation, with cloud-based secure, scalable IT infrastructure solution optimizing global business deployment and expansion
Orange Business Services, the leading global communications service provider, has confirmed its first contract in the Asia Pacific region for Flexible Computing Express, a cloud computing solution, with Tiens Group.
- More employees receive training across APAC than Europe.
- APAC Learners cite “developing new skills for business” as primary motivator for training
- APAC leading the way in mobile learning
- Disconnect between APAC Learning Professionals and the Learner community itself, especially Gen Y (Millenials)
Renowned French luxury silverware and home accessories brand, Christofle re-opens its flagship boutique on Wednesday, 17 October 2012 at Hilton Shopping Gallery. This is the first time the historic boutique of over 25 years has undergone a revamp as part of the brand’s rejuvenation strategy.
Singapore start-ups can now seek customised business advice from experienced entrepreneurs online. The Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE) has launched ASK ACE, an online platform where aspiring entrepreneurs may direct questions to a panel of ACE mentors.
The ACE mentors comprise established entrepreneurs, business angels, venture capitalists, and professionals in fields such as marketing, publicity and financing.
Flexible Computing Premium, a cloud computing solution, transforms IT infrastructure
Orange Business Services has won a contract with Cricket Australia to deploy its cloud computing solution Flexible Computing Premium and transform its IT infrastructure into a robust, flexible and scalable platform to cater to future business growth and development.
ESSEC Business School’s President and Dean, Dr Pierre Tapie, announces a major investment in Singapore. ESSEC will build a new campus in Singapore, to be located in one-north, an area dedicated to education and innovation amid universities, incubators and high-tech companies.
GDF SUEZ is pleased to announce that Senoko Energy in Singapore has begun commercial operation of two combined cycle gas turbine units, each with a capacity of 430MW.
The two new units are part of Senoko Energy’s Repowering Project, announced in 2008, which aims to convert two thirty-year old oil-fired units into technologically advanced and efficient combined cycle units, reducing Senoko Energy’s carbon emission by more than a million tonnes a year.
Singapore is likely to see lacklustre economic growth and elevated inflation for the second consecutive year in 2013, said the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).
Gross domestic product (GDP) growth "is likely to be positive though below-trend next year", the central bank said in its half-yearly macroeconomic review, adding that weakness in Europe and the slowdown in China will weigh on external-oriented sectors such as manufacturing.
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Singapore Airlines (SIAL.SI) will order five Airbus A380 aircraft and 20 more A350 planes in a deal valued at $7.5 billion, looking beyond a business slowdown that has led the carrier to stop hiring cadet pilots for now.
"This major order will provide us with additional growth opportunities and is consistent with our longstanding policy of maintaining a young and modern fleet," SIA's chief executive, Goh Choon Phong, said in a statement on Wednesday.
Singapore has topped a global ranking as the easiest place to do business for the 7th straight year.
A report from the International Finance Corporation and the World Bank finds Singapore remains the top economy with the most business-friendly regulatory environment for local entrepreneurs.
Singapour - Discours du Premier ministre, M. Jean-Marc Ayrault, devant la communauté françaiseMesdames et Messieurs les Parlementaires, Monsieur l'Ambassadeur de France, Monsieur l'Ambassadeur de Singapour en France,
Mesdames les Déléguées des représentants des Français de l'étranger, que je suis heureux de saluer particulièrement,