Co-working spaces in Singapore have evolved over the years, with a new wave of shared offices going posh or targeting niche groups of individuals or start-ups.
At the recruiting event Pitch Perfect on Aug 18, 13 job seekers were given three minutes each to pitch themselves to the recruiters from well-known tech firms including Uber, Spotify, Netflix and Chope.
Flagship stores – usually megashops with statement-making interior designs, and increasingly centered on a “showroom” concept where shoppers enjoy unique in-store experiences – seem to have struck a chord with retailers looking for a revival plan. But will this be enough?
“I can say with confidence from this year’s AGO report and the past years that there is no evidence of systemic weakness within government agencies with regards to compliance," Senior Minister of State for Finance and Law Indranee Rajah said in Parliament.
With profit growth likely to remain under pressure given the banks’ exposure to the struggling energy sector and an economic slowdown in China, Channel NewsAsia assesses the implications for investors.
Singapore will likely see economic growth of between 1 and 2 per cent in 2016, according to the Ministry of Trade and Industry, which also released data showing the economy expanding by 2.1 per cent year-on-year in the second quarter.
A new bullion business under Catalist-listed Soo Kee Group and an online trading platform by GoldSilver Central come on the back of a surge in investor interest in precious metals.
The flurry of privatisation deals, with the latest being Temasek’s buyout offer for SMRT, comes as the local bourse is trying to boost trading volume and attract new listings.
Apart from Mexico, Asia is the other region on the front line if billionaire-businessman Donald Trump becomes the next US president and follows through on his main campaign pledges, Nomura analysts cautioned.
The benchmark STI has risen more than 3 per cent this month, with blue chip stocks leading the charge. Analysts expect the post-Brexit rebound to continue and lead the local bourse to test the 3,000-point level.