Thursday, November 8, 2012
Companies across the globe are planning to send more staff on overseas assignments to emerging markets as growth slows in major developed economies, a study has found.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Singapore has retained its position as the world's fourth-best financial center in this year's World Economic Forum (WEF) report, with a better overall score.
Friday, October 26, 2012
The world's longest commercial flight — Singapore to Newark, New Jersey — is being cancelled. Singapore Airlines announced Wednesday that it will end its nonstop flight between Singapore and Newark, a distance of about 9,500 miles (15,300 kilometers). A slightly shorter route between Singapore and Los Angeles will also end. The two routes were flown on gas-guzzling Airbus A340-500s.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Singapore has opened a new cruise terminal capable of berthing the world's biggest luxury liners, in a bid to boost the city-state's position as a regional travel hub.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Asia will be the first to feel the impact of any Middle East oil supply disruption as regional demand surges, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said Monday.
Singapore Airlines (SIA) said Monday it had temporarily frozen its intake of cadet pilots, as the industry feels the impact of a slowdown in the global economy and high fuel costs.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Singapore's economy shrank by 1.5 percent in the third quarter but avoided a technical recession after growth in the previous three months was adjusted upwards, government figures showed Friday.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Royal Bank of Scotland has suspended a trader for attempting to manipulate a reference lending rate in Singapore, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters, showing the global spread of the scandal over setting rates such as Libor.
Friday, October 5, 2012
More Singapore companies are hiring ex-convicts to ease a manpower shortage, a senior government official said, amid restrictions on hiring foreign workers.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Efforts to wean Singapore off excessive use of foreign labor have borne fruit, according to Acting Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin Sunday.