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Healthcare

Rising medical costs in Singapore drive innovation in employer-sponsored health plans: Mercer Marsh Benefits

SINGAPORE (June 10): Singapore’s medical trend rate of 10% outpaced economic inflation 10-fold in 2018, and is expected to rise by 0.1% in 2019, according to Mercer Marsh Benefits (MMB) 2019 Tr

Travel

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

Global Markets

Private equity in Asia hits record deal, exit values; uncertainty in the region still looms

SINGAPORE (Mar 15): The private equity (PE) industry in Asia Pacific (APAC) reached new highs in 2018, after a record-breaking 2017, according to the annual Asia Pacific Private Equity Report

Tech

Singapore is Asia's most ready nation for autonomous vehicle adoption

SINGAPORE (Feb 13): Singapore continues to remain at No.1 in Asia in terms of readiness to embrace autonomous vehicles (AVs) and second in the world after the Netherlands, unchanged from a year ago

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) –

SGX market turnover up 1% in Oct; total derivatives volume hits all-time high

SINGAPORE (Sept 9): SGX reported a total securities market turnover value of $24.3 billion for the month of Oct 2018, up 1% y-o-y and 25% m-o-m.

US-China trade war

US spares China from yuan-manipulator label amid trade war

WASHINGTON (Oct 18): The Treasury Department stopped short of declaring China a currency manipulator in its semi-annual report on foreign-exchange rates, averting an escalation of a trade war while

Investing strategy

Why Asian family businesses continue to dominate markets

SINGAPORE (Sept 12): The financial performance of Asia’s family-owned businesses is far superior to their peers in terms of growth and profitability, finds a recent report published by the Credit S

Careers & Training

Singapore's manufacturing talent must evolve to address new challenges: Randstad

SINGAPORE (Sept 5): A growing number of companies in Singapore’s manufacturing sector have been jumping on the digital bandwagon by exploring how manufacturing intelligence and automation can help

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