Monthly Archives: November 2016

DPM Tharman appointed as Chairman of the Group of Thirty

The Group of Thirty (G30) has just announced on Wednesday (30 November) that Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies and former chairman of the International Monetary and Financial Committee at the IMF, will become the next Chairman of the Group of Thirty (G30), while Jacob A. Frenkel, Chairman of JP Morgan Chase …

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SMU survey: Consumers more satisfied with F&B sector

Consumers were more satisfied with the food and beverage (F&B) sector in the third quarter as satisfaction levels increased 4.4 per cent against the same quarter last year, according to the Customer Satisfaction Index of Singapore (CSISG). The ability of service staff to meet special requests, explain menu items, as well as the order-taking process were said to be important …

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Bhutanese Prime Minister: Bhutan looks to Singapore for inspiration

The Bhutanese Prime Minister is on the final day (30 Nov) of a three-day visit to Singapore stating that he came to Singapore to learn from its successes as a small nation. Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said, “Mr Lee Kuan Yew did for Singapore what we are trying to do in Bhutan, from third world to first, in a …

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Seven signs you’re living beyond your means in Singapore

By SingSaver.com.sg With easy access to credit, it’s tempting to maintain an expensive lifestyle. These signs suggest that you’re living beyond your means in Singapore. The dark side to owning credit cards in Singapore is how easy it becomes to spend. With two to four times income available at a moment’s notice, some Singaporeans are tempted to accumulate years of debt in the span …

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What was the real reason for cancelling the public Forum on the elected presidency?

Earlier in September, Government feedback portal, REACH decided to hold a public forum to discuss about the proposed amendments to the Presidential Election. Amendments such as including a reserve election for minority races and increased criteria of the Presidential candidate. However, just a day before the forum was to be held at Furama City Centre, REACH cancelled the event due …

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Chinese foreign investment facing tighter rules

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets China’s government trying to stem outflow as renminbi depreciates Against a backdrop of fast depreciation in emerging market currencies and a new wave of outflows, China’s government is planning to impose new restrictions on outbound foreign investment, according to several media reports. Foreign investment has become an important channel for capital outflow and it put …

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