Singapore’s industry-friendly landscape for businesses

In central Singapore lies a gleaming cluster of complexes – including Nanos, Genome, Helios, Chromos, Proteos, Matrix, and Immunos– whose names hint at the cutting-edge developments taking place within. The 15 complexes form Biopolis, a world-class biomedical research hub where experts from both industry and academia have converged. Through the construction of this – and other – specialized hubs for various […]

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Only 25 countries well-positioned to benefit from Industry 4.0

Singapore is among the 25 Leading countries. It ranked 11th for the Structure of Production, and 2nd for Drivers of Production. The World Economic Forum (WEF) released its first ‘Readiness for the Future of Production Report’, (“the Report”) assessing how well-positioned global economies are to shape and benefit from changes in production being driven by the Fourth Industrial […]

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Energy & Chemicals in Singapore: A snapshot of key projects in 2017

Spurred by Asia’s growth, Singapore’s chemicals industry continues to attract investments across manufacturing, research & development, and headquarter services in 2017. From Shell’s lubricant plant – the third largest globally, to Denka’s first ever research facility outside of Japan and Katoen Natie’s driverless trucks on Jurong Island, here is a look at some of the […]

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Harvard Business Review Analytic Services – Asia: The Face of Innovation

To find out how Asia is helping drive innovation in the business world, Harvard Business Review Analytic Services interviewed senior executives at 12 leading companies with extensive operations throughout the region. Informed by their experience, this white paper examines Asia’s role in business innovation through a variety of lenses, including: What innovation means at leading […]

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Why German SMEs choose Singapore: talent, location, governance

Globalisation has come to be almost synonymous with cheap labour and cheaper goods. While this may be true of certain multinational supply chains, Germany’s SMEs, also known as Mittelstand companies, see more than a quick profit on the horizon. In fact, these businesses are willing to sacrifice short-term gains to achieve the sustainable success that has made […]

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ASEAN maintains strong pull for U.S. companies

As a single economy, ASEAN is currently the sixth largest globally and third largest in Asia. It is also one of the world’s fastest-growing consumer markets, as well as a major manufacturing, distribution and services hub for Asia-Pacific. With 2017 marking ASEAN’s 50th anniversary and the U.S.-ASEAN Dialogue Partnership’s 40th anniversary, the American Chamber of […]

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Companies knock on Singapore to break into Southeast Asia

Firms like Amazon and Don Quijote are building regional bases in the country. More companies that want to expand their footprints in Southeast Asia are using Singapore’s retail and consumer sector to break into the region, BMI Research said. According to a report, Singapore is playing this role both for traditional bricks and mortar retail […]

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Singapore’s value to US lies in her strategic location

Singapore’s value to America goes beyond economic and security cooperation, says United States’ Deputy National Security Advisor, Kathleen Troia McFarland, adding that the Republic’s strategic location is key to her country’s interests in Asia. “Singapore’s value to the United States is more than just our bilateral relationship, strong as it may be,” Ms McFarland said […]

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