Finance

Three ways employers can boost office productivity

by ValueChampion Of the many ways to incentivise employees to work harder, these 3 options are amongst the easiest to implement, while still delivering results. Office settings can have a surprisingly strong impact on employee performance. With the right combination of atmosphere and perks, it’s possible to improve productivity without implementing massive changes in company policy. These 3 recommendations can improve …

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When is it worth buying annual travel insurance?

by ValueChampion Travel insurance is a popular purchase for a lot of vacationers. But given that travellers have different preferences and habits, it can be difficult to navigate all of the available offerings. In this article, we explore whether you will benefit most from an annual travel policy or a single trip policy. With so many travel trends taking Singaporeans by …

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3 property statements that don’t hold water

I always believe that there are things best leave it to the professionals, such as legal and taxation matters. On the other hand, there are things best to be managed on your own, especially when it comes to finance and investment. I immediately struck a chord with Andrew Craig when I read his book How to Own the World: A …

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Deutsche Bank employees in Singapore face looming threat of retrenchment as German firm carries massive overhaul globally

Deutsche Bank’s employees in Singapore are currently on edge as the German multinational investment bank and financial services company embarks on its sweeping restructuring plan, which will impact around 18,000 jobs globally in its first round of retrenchments. CNA reported on Mon (8 Jul) that staff members in Deutsche Bank’s Singapore unit who have not been affected by the layoffs …

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Sembcorp Marine files police report with CAD after Brazil unit scandal

Following a suspicious transaction allegedly involving the former president of its Brazilian unit, Sembcorp Marine (SembMarine) lodged a report with the Singapore Police Force’s Commercial Affairs Department (CAD). The Edge Singapore reported that while Martin Cheah Kok Choon, who is formerly the president of Estaleiro Jurong Aracruz (EJA) until Jun 2015 when his employment was terminated, was purportedly involved in …

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Digital products in banking: Walking through the creation process with Nullgravity’s Igor Pyatnytskyy

On the path to digitalisation, financial institutions stumble upon perceptional obstacles — delusions, fears and conservatism steal the chance of being innovative. VP of Business Development at digital partner & product development company Nullgravity Igor Pyatnytskyy shares his expertise, and sheds light on digital product creation. Information technologies have had an immense influence on the way people think. The human brain …

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Young graduates struggle with increasing uncertain career prospects as Singapore’s labour market undergoes disruption

As labour markets worldwide – including in Singapore – undergo disruption in multiple forms, particularly with the advent of globalisation and rapid technological developments, fresh university graduates in Singapore seem to struggle with being employed in positions and sectors in their field of study. Around 5.2 per cent of working-age Singaporeans below 30 years old are unemployed as of Q1 …

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Singapore Life secures USD$90 million investment from Japan’s Sumitomo Life

Local wealth technology and life insurance company Singapore Life managed to secure a USD$90 million (S$122 million) investment from Sumitomo Life, one of the largest insurers in Japan. Through this transaction, Sumitomo Life acquires approximately 25% of the total issued shares in Singapore Life, and is geared towards supporting the latter’s expansion plans in offering connected, insurance-led financial services for …

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