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Singapore Q3 GDP growth well below forecast, trade frictions dent outlook

SINGAPORE: Singapore’s economy expanded at a much slower pace than initially thought in the third quarter, with the government flagging further moderation in the current quarter and warning that the US-Sino trade war will hurt growth in 2019. The weakening outlook for the prosperous city-state – a bellwether for global growth because international trade dwarfs its domestic economy – underlines a shakeout in financial […]

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Singapore, Hong Kong lead talent competitiveness in Asia

The two city-states of Singapore and Hong Kong, a Special Administrative Region in China, lead the IMD World Talent Ranking 2018 in Asia Pacific, while Malaysia has made significant improvements in developing a domestic talent pool. The IMD World Talent Ranking 2018 ranked countries based on three factors – workplace training, education, and language skills. Evaluating the […]

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Singapore infocomm media sector gets a leg up on riding emerging technological trends

THE infocomm media sector is getting a leg-up from the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), with a series of initiatives launched on Thursday aimed at capturing opportunities in the fast-growing services industry. The initiatives follow the unveiling of the Services and Digital Economy Technology Roadmap (SDE Tech Roadmap), which outlines efforts to help Singapore ride on emerging […]

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