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After all the talk about digitisation Asia Pacific businesses are still lagging behind, finds survey

SINGAPORE (May 2): Despite acknowledging the significance of digital transformation as a stepping stone to achieve their business goals, Asia Pacific businesses are still suffering from a lack of digital competencies, according to new research by the Economist Intelligent Unit (EIU).

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 among world's top digital economies but ranks worst at meeting psychological needs: Survey

SINGAPORE (April 4): Despite widespread utility of digital services across the globe, a range of basic, self-fulfillment and psychological needs are still failing to be met, suggests a recent survey by Dentsu Aegis Network in partnership with Oxford Economics.

Here's how Singapore's organisations can retain their top talent

SINGAPORE (Feb 27): Fostering human connections is a significant factor in retaining employees who value job security, especially in Singapore.

This is according to Mercer’s 2019 Global Talent Trends study, which surveys over 7,300 senior business executives, human resources (HR) leaders and employees from nine key industries across 16 geographies around the world.

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 defensive investment strategy going forward, with the same proportion of asset managers intending to slow their plans for expansion over the next five years.

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 intentions declined by 3 percentage points when compared to the previous quarter, but unchanged in comparison to a year ago.  

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 their reasons for and awareness of career transitioning across Southeast Asia.

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 Middle East.

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.

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 transportation company to offer insights into import and export opportunities as well as challenges faced by SMEs.

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