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Bright spots to be found in bleak 2019 global growth outlook: Fitch
SINGAPORE (Jan 18): Fitch Ratings says decent US domestic demand and real GDP growth of over 6% for China are still two achievable scenarios in 2019, in spite of market concerns of a sharp downturn in growth this year. According to a note issued by Fitch on Thursday, the ratings agency says the broad contours of its Dec 2018 Global Economic Outlook (GEO) forecasts for 2019 – which entail ...
7 ways candidates can land their dream job in 2019: Hays
SINGAPORE (Jan 17): Jobseekers this year will need to demonstrate the unique value they can potentially bring to a business, on top of their willingness to adapt to change in the face of multifaceted disruptions, according to recruitment experts Hays. So, here are seven ways to land that coveted role: 1. Build your personal brand A great way to begin moulding your personal brand is through ...
Emerging tech seen as key to keeping up with investment growth objectives: State Street
SINGAPORE (Dec 12): A recent survey of over 500 global asset managers shows that more than two thirds, or 68%, of global institutional investors are concerned about their ability to hit their growth objectives within the current market environment. Published by State Street Corporation, the study entitled New Routes to Growth found a majority 72% of asset owners expect to adopt a more ...
Singapore indicates region's weakest hiring intentions for 1Q19: ManpowerGroup
SINGAPORE (Dec 11): Singapore’s hiring pace is expected to moderate in 1Q19 after three consecutive quarters of strengthening labour market activity, according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey. After accounting for seasonal variations, ManpowerGroup notes that the net employment outlook was +10%, unchanged y-o-y but down from 11%-13% over 2Q-4Q18. This means hiring ...
Singapore listed companies among world's least exposed to cyber threats, finds study
SINGAPORE (Nov 21): Despite its reputation as one of the most connected countries globally, Singapore’s listed companies are among the least exposed to cyber threats, according to findings from Cyber Intelligence House’s latest Cyber Exposure Index (CEI). The proprietary global scoring system evaluates exposure of listed companies according to signs of disclosure of sensitive information, ...
Risk management integration & disruption crucial to digital transformation projects: EY poll
SINGAPORE (Sept 21): Risk professionals are essential for building trust and confidence when implementing emerging technology and digital transformation projects, suggests the findings of a recent EY poll. Out of the 1,200 participants who attended the recent webcast entitled How can you turn digital risk into a source of competitive advantage?, 59% said the integration of risk professionals ...
Singapore NODX growth eases y-o-y in Aug on electronics decline
SINGAPORE (Sept 17): Singapore’s non-oil domestic exports (NODX) for Aug 2018 grew 5% y-o-y, moderating from the 11% expansion in the previous month due to a decline in electronics, which fell 1.5% following the 5.8% decrease in the previous month. Diodes & transistors, parts of PCs and ICs fell by 28.8%, 47.8% and 1% respectively, contributing to the bulk of the decrease in electronic ...
Facebook discloses data-sharing deals with Chinese device makers
WASHINGTON (June 6): Facebook Inc. said it had data-sharing partnerships with four Chinese consumer-device makers, including Huawei Technologies Co., escalating concerns that the social network failed to safeguard users’ personal information. The disclosure came after Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said earlier Tuesday that he saw "a serious danger" that ...
Singapore enjoys decent quality of life as one of the world's safest cities. What's the downside?
SINGAPORE (May 23): Does higher spending power necessarily bring about an improved quality of life? Based on cities’ performances on the indices of Deutsche Bank’s annual survey of global prices and living standards, these two separate priorities can vary greatly from city to city, and very rarely balance out.   According to Deutsche’s latest report, Mapping the World’s Prices ...
Asia's policy-makers just scored a new e-commerce growth measure
SINGAPORE (Apr 16): Policy makers in Asia grappling with how to measure the growth of e-commerce just scored one more tool in Singapore. The Singapore Department of Statistics has started publishing the proportion of the city state’s retail sales that were transacted online. In February, those purchases made up 3.9% of overall retail sales, or $144.3 million, compared with 4.1% in the prior ...