Singapore Morning News For March 13

Singapore Morning News For March 13
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Singapore morning news roundup by AEC News Today is your one stop source for Singapore news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities.


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Singapore, Hong Kong Property Marching in Opposite Directions
Whether you look at prices or policy, the property markets in Singapore and Hong Kong are marching resolutely in opposite directions.

Singapore’s maritime sector facing talent shortages in big data
A shortage of talent is preventing Singapore’s maritime industry from tapping the benefits of big data analytics to improve vessel performance and lower business costs, a new survey has found.
Hellenic Shipping

Singapore’s education system undergoing ‘overwhelming adjustment’: Ong Ye Kung
Singapore’s education system is undergoing an “overwhelming” adjustment to prepare students for the new economy though it may appear unchanged on the outside, like a computer, said Education Minister (Higher Education and Skills) Ong Ye Kung on Sunday morning.
The Straits Times 

Changes to Companies Act take effect March 31
SIGNIFICANT changes to the law governing companies will come into effect in just a matter of weeks.
The Business Times 

UBS Wealth Management adds to Singapore team
UBS has hired a new wealth manager for its Singapore business, a spokesperson confirmed to Hubbis.

More IT spending seen in Singapore this year
“DESPITE the uncertain economic conditions in 2017, the enterprise technology landscape bodes well with the push for productivity and training on skills future,” said Saw Ken Wye (pic, right), Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF) chairman and CrimsonLogic Pte Ltd chief executive officer.
Digital News Asia

Major, Lindsey & Africa Opens In Singapore
March 12, 2017 – Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has opened a new office in Singapore and added Ashish Raivadera to the partner practice group as head of private practice for South Asia. He will also lead operations in Singapore.
Huny Scanlon 

Turning innovations into enterprises
The link between innovation and growth provides justification for the government to invest in innovation and entrepreneurship.
Live Mint 

Singapore, Hong Kong property marching in opposite directions
Whether you look at prices or policy, the property markets in Singapore and Hong Kong are marching resolutely in opposite directions.
Today Online 

More women join the workforce
More women are now participating in the workforce, even as the support system to enable women to balance family commitments with career aspirations is being built up, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu said yesterday.
The New Paper 

Conference promotes Vietnam-Singapore trade partnership
Up to 110 small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) of Vietnam attended a conference in Singapore on March 10 to seek trade and investment partnership.

The challenge of going beyond healthcare to health
Health Minister Gan Kim Yong and his team deserve full credit for presenting, last week, probably the most comprehensive health promotion and disease prevention national strategy ever to be articulated in the hallowed halls of Parliament.
Today Online 

Meet the 12 Fintech Teams Selected for Global Startupbootcamp
Startupbootcamp FinTech, the global accelerator for fintech startups has announced the 12 international startups that will join its accelerator programme in Singapore. The cohort was selected after a final evaluation from a panel of industry experts and VCs, as per an official statement.
BW Disrupt 

Singapore’s Construction Industry Forecasted to Grow at a CAGR 2.06% from 2017 to 2021
Albany, New York, March 12, 2017: Market Research Hub includes new market research report “Construction in Singapore, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2021” to its huge collection of research reports.



Feature photo: Carol Kraal



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