Asia Pacific

Careers & Training

Efforts to woo Medtech talent successful but still insufficient: Randstad

SINGAPORE (July 23): The Singapore government has earmarked the medical technology sector as one of the key growth drivers for the economy.

US-China trade war

Trade tensions kick Asian business confidence to 10-year low

MUMBAI (June 19): Confidence among Asian companies in the June quarter fell to its lowest since the 2008-09 financial crisis, as a US-China trade war disrupts global supply chains and shows little

Property

Singapore lone bright spot in Asia commercial property slump

SINGAPORE (May 22): Commercial property deals in Asia had a poor start to the year, but there was one bright spot: Singapore.

Disruption and Digitalisation

3 tech hurdles faced by Singapore's businesses despite being most digitally mature

SINGAPORE (April 16): Small and medium businesses (SMBs) in Singapore has emerged top among 14 Asia Pacific countries in Cisco’s APAC SMB Digital Maturity Index, but not without facing challenges i

Disruption and Digitalisation

Singapore among world's top digital economies but ranks worst at meeting psychological needs: Survey

SINGAPORE (April 4): Despite widespread utility of digital services across the globe, a range of basic, self-fulfillment and psychological needs are still failing to be met, suggests a recent surve

Tech

Australia, Singapore to crack down on online media with new laws

SYDNEY/SINGAPORE (April 1): Governments in the Asia Pacific region are accelerating efforts to fight malicious use of online media, unveiling laws that make it easier to target websites which enabl

Sector Focus

Why Northeast Asian economies needn't panic over the global electronics slowdown

SINGAPORE (Mar 5): Oxford Economics says the prospects of Northeast Asian economies, which are uniquely exposed to the ongoing global electronics slowdown, are not as bleak as they seem.

Labour market

Hiring frenzy in Singapore to continue in 2019 with a focus on tech & soft skills: Morgan McKinley

SINGAPORE (Jan 30): With stricter rules in place for hiring foreign talent, employers in the sales, banking, IT, marketing, project & change management industries will maintain their upward loc

SE Asian economies

Asean IPO activity may rebound in 2019, depending on these factors

SINGAPORE (Dec 17): After a lacklustre 2018, Asean markets stand a chance of seeing higher levels of initial public offering (IPO) activity next year – but only if there is a turnaround in economic

M&A

Singapore M&A deals to cool as global trade concerns continue into 2019: Baker McKenzie

SINGAPORE (Dec 17): Following a strong year of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity – largely thanks to Nesta Investment Holdings’ US$11.6 billion buyout of Global Logistic Properties (GLP) –

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