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Parliament: More help for PMETs, older and retrenched workers

Politics News -SINGAPORE – Professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs) looking to switch careers in a more uncertain economy will get more help.. Read more at straitstimes.com. Source: Parliament: More help for PMETs, older and retrenched workers, Politics News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

Singapore strengthens cyber defence with new organisation

Singapore News -Singapore is setting up a new Defence Cyber Organisation (DCO) to bolster its defences against the growing threat of online attacks, as it moves to boost the round- the-clock protection of its military networks.. Read more at straitstimes.com. Source: Singapore strengthens cyber defence with new organisation, Singapore News & Top Stories – The […]

SG: Taxi companies’ dynamic pricing should improve matching of supply to demand

Transport News -SINGAPORE – Taxi companies should ensure that dynamic pricing improves and not worsens the matching of supply to demand of taxi services, said Second Minister for Transport Ng Chee Meng in a Facebook post on Monday (March 6).. Read more at straitstimes.com. Source: Taxi companies’ dynamic pricing should improve matching of supply to […]

Singapore’s Budget 2017: Mixed reaction | hrmasia

The Singapore Government’s Budget 2017, announced earlier this week (February 20), has received mixed reactions from employers.Although this year’s national fiscal policy was seen as prudent by both critics and supporters, there were a number of talking points that raised questions in some quarters. Some stakeholders say the Budget was too broad, while others praise […]

Hong Kong’s Infrastructure Ranked Best In World

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) is expanding, physically speaking. Just last week, the HKMA launched what they are calling the Infrastructure Financing Facilitation Office (IFFO), according to the central bank’s press release center. The goal of the new office will be to build “capacity and knowledge on infrastructure investments and financing” in addition to […]

Island hopping in Vietnam

(CNN)When I fled Vietnam as a child, I never imagined that the islands we attempted our escapes from would one day become luxurious beach resorts.But more than 30 years later, that’s exactly what’s happening around Nha Trang, a seaside town where I grew up about 200 miles north of Saigon (or Ho Chi Minh City) […]

Malaysian $150bn mega-project riles Singapore

Only a few hundred meters from Singapore, the sleepy fishing villages that flank the Malaysia-Singapore Second Bridge, to the west of Johor Bahru’s famous Iskandar development, feel a world away from skyscrapers and hustle.But this is set to change. Country Garden, one of China’s largest real estate developers, has bought a huge 1,800 hectare area […]

Online market offers groceries delivered to your door

The idea is simple: a full range of market groceries delivered to your door. In chaotic, congested Phnom Penh, it’s amazing nobody had offered the service before, said tattooed French national Julien Nguyen, 35, the founder of DeliMarket.asia. Source: Online market offers groceries delivered to your door, Post Weekend, Phnom Penh Post

DK: Asia House – The first headquarter of The East Asiatic Company, EAC in 1899

Asia House is one of the most important buildings for the development of the Danish overseas trade and an essential part for business and cultural relations between Denmark and Asia. On the 27th of March 1897 the businessman H.N. Andersen establishes The East Asiatic Company, EAC in Copenhagen and build Asia House in 1899.

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