DBS tops Asean list for Brand Finance's most valuable banking brands in 2019

SINGAPORE (Feb 7): DBS Bank is No. 34 in Brand Finance’s Banking 500 2019 annual report global rankings, rising six spots from No. 40 in 2018 and making it Asean’s ‘Most Valuable Bank Brand” for the 7th straight year.

Brand Finance is an independent brand valuation and strategy consultancy. Its annual Banking 500 study ranks the world’s most valuable and strongest banking brands using an ISO-certified brand valuation method.

Singapore ranks 13th globally for investments in education & health care, ahead of Japan

SINGAPORE (Sept 25): Singapore has risen 30 places over the last quarter-century to rank 13th among its global peers investing in education and healthcare in 2016, improving majorly from its 1990 ranking of 43rd.

This is according to the first internationally-comparable index of human capital by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington, which offers a measure of expected human capital incorporating educational attainment, education quality/learning, functional health status, and survival for 195 countries from 1990-2016.

Singapore shares top spot in EIU's list of tech-ready countries for 2018-22

SINGAPORE (June 5): Singapore has emerged to top The Economist Intelligence Unit’s (The EIU) Technological Readiness Ranking for 2018-22 alongside Australia and Sweden, which are also ranked at No. 1.

The city state has moved up two places from No. 3 on The EIU’s ranking list for 2013-17, preceded by Sweden and Finland at first and second place, respectively.

Singapore ranks as most innovative country in Asean: Global Innovation Index 2017

SINGAPORE (June 15): Singapore ranks first in Asia and seventh worldwide in the latest Global Innovation Index (GII) 2017, a study co-authored by Cornell University, Insead and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).  

Globally, Switzerland retained its No. 1 position as the most innovative country in the world, unchanged from 2016, followed by Sweden and Netherlands at second and third place respectively.

Which private bank top assets under management in Asia Pacific?

SINGAPORE (Oct 17): Restructuring and M&A activity has slowed down the overall AUMs of private banks in the Asia Pacific region, according to a survey by Private Banker International.

Private banking assets under management (AUMs) in Asia Pacific fell 4.6% to US$1.46 trillion ($2 trillion) at end 2015, compared with the 12% increase to US$1.53 trillion at end 2014.

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