Business trips to Singapore now cost less than before, but barely so

SINGAPORE (April 17): A typical business trip to Singapore now costs an average of US$468 ($633) per day, down slightly from the daily average of US$479 in 2018.

Based on the latest Daily Rates research findings published by ECA International, this pushes Singapore down by a notch to fourth place this year in the Asia rankings for the region’s most expensive locations for business travel.

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, leaked credentials, and hacker-group activity.

Singapore wins Asia's talent battle, but is trounced by Europe

SINGAPORE (Nov 20): Switzerland once again clinched the top spot in a global survey on fostering and attracting talent, in a top 10 list that includes Canada but not the US, and no Asian nations.

The country retained its title for the fifth consecutive year on the World Talent Ranking report published by IMD Business School, a result of its strong emphasis on skills training and education. Denmark and Norway were ranked second and third respectively in the poll, which was dominated by European countries.

US beats Singapore to top of global competitiveness rankings

ZURICH (Oct 17): The US is back at the top of the global competitiveness league, according to the World Economic Forum, which praised the nation’s entrepreneurial culture and financial system while noting its “weakening social fabric.”

In a report that President Donald Trump is likely to see as validating his “Make America Great Again” drive, the US placed ahead of Singapore and Germany in the 140-nation table. The 2018 edition of the rankings used an overhauled methodology that focuses more on factors such as idea generation and agility.

Singapore soars up innovation rankings, US falls out of top 10

SINGAPORE (Jan 23): Singapore jumped ahead of European economies Germany, Switzerland and Finland into third place on the strength of its top ranking in the tertiary-efficiency category in the 2018 Bloomberg Innovation Index.

For the first time in the six years the gauge has been compiled, the US dropped out of the top 10 in the 2018 while South Korea and Sweden retained their No. 1 and No. 2 rankings.

The index scores countries using seven criteria, including research and development spending and concentration of high-tech public companies.

New Zealand dethrones Singapore as easiest place to do business


WASHINGTON (Oct 26): New Zealand has overtaken Singapore as the best country in the world to do business, according to the World Bank.

Singapore slipped to second in the bank’s 2017 “Doing Business” report after topping the ranking for a decade. Finland dropped out of the top 10, falling to 13th. Macedonia, which placed 92nd a decade ago, improved two spots from a year earlier to No. 10.

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