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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 ...
What drives Singaporeans to jump ship, and why that's okay
SINGAPORE (Oct 30): New job market entrants and seasoned professionals alike are becoming increasingly open to the idea of making the leap into an entirely new career, according to new research from recruitment firm Monster.com. The survey comes as part of the firm’s wider #IMadeTheSwitch campaign which polled more than 2,400 respondents across Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines on ...
Why a savings account alone is not enough to achieve your financial goals
SINGAPORE (Oct 29): Singapore’s emerging affluent are still far from achieving their top financial goals with their current wealth management strategies, finds a recent study commissioned by Standard Chartered Bank. The Emerging Affluent Study 2018 – Climbing the Prosperity Ladder is the culmination of 11,000 emerging affluent consumers’ views from 11 markets across Asia, Africa and the ...
Wealth in Singapore grew 7.4% to $1.8 tril: Credit Suisse
SINGAPORE (Oct 18): In the 12 months to mid-2018, wealth in Singapore grew strongly at 7.4% to around US$1.3 trillion ($1.8 trillion), according to Credit Suisse Research Institute’s (CSRI) Global Wealth Report. CSRI expects wealth in Singapore to grow at 4.6% per annum over the next five years to reach about US$1.6 trillion in 2023. According to the report, wealth per adult in Singapore ...
Singapore SMEs are region's top exporters thanks to its 'thriving digital economy', finds study
SINGAPORE (Aug 1): Singapore’s small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are playing a leading role in driving export in Asia Pacific, according to the latest study commissioned by FedEx Express. Titled Global is the New Local: The Changing International Trade Patterns of Small Businesses in Asia Pacific, the independent research was conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of the express ...
Singaporeans risk falling victim to 'presenteeism' despite agile working policies: Randstad
SINGAPORE (July 23): In spite of increasing demand among global employees for flexible work arrangements, there are also remains the concern that such freedom at work may compel workers to be “always on” without knowing when to disconnect. According to the Randstad Workmonitor 2018 Q1 results, three in four employees in Singapore have the flexibility to work from home and outside of ...
Acromec secures $2.9 million contract in healthcare sector
SINGAPORE (July 13): Acromec has secured a contract valued at $2.9 million for the outfitting of a private day-surgery centre. This marks the specialist engineering service provider’s third contract in the healthcare sector within the past month, and brings the group’s order book to approximately $21 million. In a Friday filing, Acromec says it expects the latest contract win to ...
Clearbridge partners Australia's Genome.One for personal health genomics programme
SINGAPORE (June 26): Clearbridge Health (CBH) is partnering Australia-based health information company Genome.One, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Garvan Institute of Medical Research, to offer its patients genomic testing and analysis with the latter’s Genome.One GoExplore personal health genomics programme. The programme sequences and analyses individual DNA samples assess their risk of ...
Here's how much a business trip to Singapore will cost you per day
SINGAPORE (Apr 17): It has become increasingly expensive for companies to send their staff on business trips on Singapore, finds a recent survey conducted by research firm ECA International. Based on the latest Daily Rates research published by ECA International, the cost of a business trip to Singapore in 2017 averaged at a whopping US$479 ($627) per day – inclusive of four-star hotel ...