Singapore factory activity expands yet again in October

The electronics sector grew faster at 50.8. The October reading of Singapore Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) recorded a marginal dip of 0.1 point from the previous month to moderate at 50. This is the second reading of expansion after the PMI recorded 14 ... ( read original story ...)

HSBC should stand trial in tax fraud case: French prosecutor

A French prosecutor has called for British banking giant HSBC to stand trial for enabling French clients to hide more than 180 billion euros from the taxman, a source close to the probe said Thursday. The recommendation also names the former chief ... ( read original story ...)

Singapore supermarket apologises for beef ad during Diwali

Singapore: Singapore's oldest supermarket chain Cold Storage, which used a price promotion on beef at one of its outlets during Diwali, on Wednesday apologised for the advertisement which was "insensitive" to Hindus. A photo of the promotion, which ... ( read original story ...)

Essential Tips For Business Travelers Visiting Singapore

I’ve probably travelled to Singapore about 20 times in the past 3 years. I visit frequently to work with clients of Xpat Media. A couple of weeks ago I visited to speak at ITB Asia with several bloggers from the Professional Travel Bloggers Association. ( read original story ...)

Singapore PMI at 50 in October; electronics expands to 50.8

SINGAPORE'S manufacturing sector stayed in expansionary territory in October, albeit just barely. The latest reading of the Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) stood at 50, marking the second month of expansion. However, this was a marginal dip of 0.1 point ... ( read original story ...)

Private banks lacking scale exit Singapore

As Asia is tipped to be the richest region in the near future, private banks in the region need to adapt their business models to meet the growing demand. Bahren Shaari, Bank of Singapore's chief executive, said: "For instance, with the rising cost of ... ( read original story ...)