Asia Pacific (APAC)

Protectionism

Dreams of an Asia-Pacific trade pact by year-end fading again

(Sept 4): Hopes of finishing a monster Asia-Pacific trade pact by year’s end, and pushing back against a wave of protectionism, may be headed for disappointment again.

Asset management

Assets under management in Asia Pacific to rise up to $40.2 tril by 2025: PwC

SINGAPORE (Jan 22): The asset and wealth management industry in Asia Pacific (APAC) is expected to be the centre for global Assets under Management (AuM) growth in the coming years, according to Pw

Singapore economy

ManpowerGroup foresees record hiring activity in Singapore for 3Q18

SINGAPORE (June 12): Employers in Singapore are reporting their strongest hiring intentions in nearly three years, according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey released today.

Careers & Training

Will the gig economy take over as Singapore's Gen Z workforce matures?

SINGAPORE (Apr 20): Singapore’s Generation Z (Gen Z) workers, namely those born between 1995 and 2009, are more likely to seek temporary employment over permanent full-time positions than all other

Tech

Criminals are now creating non-existent identities to conduct fraud, survey finds

SINGAPORE (Feb 7): While prevention technologies have managed to deter identity fraud activities such as card skimming, criminals are now beginning to steal identities or even constructing entirely

Singapore economy

Singapore no longer among world's top 20 most expensive cities: ECA International

SINGAPORE (Dec 12): Singapore has dropped out from the list of the world’s top 20 most expensive cities for expatriates to live and work in, according to the latest cost of living research publishe

Singapore economy

Singapore business optimism for 2018 hits two-year high, finds survey

SINGAPORE (Dec 6): Singapore’s business optimism and profitability expectations for the year ahead have both hit two-year highs after rising 26 and 22 percentage points q-o-q, respectively, accordi

Social media remains key source for news content despite concerns of 'fake news'

SINGAPORE (Aug 22): New research by YouGov has revealed that nearly half its survey respondents (47%) believe there is a problem with “fake news” on TV, with a similar proportion (49%) reporting th

Sticking to tactical cost savings could hurt APAC companies’ growth: Deloitte

SINGAPORE (July 25): Companies in Asia Pacific (APAC) region are expecting to focus on cost reduction over the next 24 months, especially in Singapore, China and India, according to a new report pu

Startups • Entrepreneurs • Digital economy

Singapore executives best placed in the region to take on disruption

SINGAPORE (July 19): Executives in Singapore are the most confident among Asia Pacific (APAC) countries in their companies’ readiness to take on marketplace disruptions, shows the latest research f

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