Stephen Netto

Expat Insider survey: Singapore ranks 6th out of 64 destinations worldwide

According to a recent Expat Insider 2019 survey by InterNations, the world’s largest expat community, Singapore is accounted among the top ten best destinations worldwide for the sixth time in a row, ranking 6th out of 64 destinations worldwide. Polling more than 20,000 expats in 64 locations, the survey offers in-depth information about expats’ satisfaction with the quality of life, …

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Bangkok tops in 2018 for international visitors: report

Bangkok ranked first in 2018 for the fourth straight year as the city with the most international visitors, according to an annual report by Mastercard released Wednesday. With almost 23 million international visitors last year, the Thai capital outpaced both Paris and London, which were second and third with just over 19 million visitors. Other top cities in order were: …

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Eight in 10 young Singaporeans believe they will be the next Sandwich Generation, reveals survey by NTUC Income

On Tuesday (3 Aug), insurance company NTUC Income released the findings from its latest research, focusing on the Sandwich Generation phenomenon in Singapore, which shows the harsh realities about how parents and young Singaporeans view their financial future. In the month-long research, 94% of parents (aged 35-55 years old) surveyed revealed that they were currently pressured between having to financially …

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United Nations: Human rights must be front and centre in climate action

“Global efforts to confront the wide-ranging effects of climate change must take a human rights-based approach if they are to be effective in dealing with the crisis”, the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Offices for the Pacific and for South-East Asia said at the occasion of Asia-Pacific Climate Week 2019 in Bangkok earlier today (4 Sep). “Climate change undermines people’s …

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Telegram secretly plans ‘Gram’ cryptocurrency

by Andrea Palasciano Working in secrecy for a year, the Telegram messaging service has a plan: to beat Facebook in the race to launch a cryptocurrency with its new project “Gram”. Little is known about Gram, but media reports say Russian-founded Telegram aims to create an accessible service that is easier to use than various cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin — still …

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Hong Kong Investment Promotion chief visits Singapore to promote Hong Kong’s long-term business opportunities

On Monday (2 Sep), the Director-General of Investment Promotion of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Mr Stephen Phillips, began his ambassadorial visit to Singapore as part of Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK)’s latest efforts to promote Hong Kong’s business attractions. During the course of his visit, Mr Phillips will be meeting with leaders from various companies that have plans to …

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