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Asia-Pacific Duty-Free Revenue Surges to 45% of Current Global Total

12 July 2018

Led by high-spending outward-beyond mainland tourists, Asia-Pacific-derived duty-free and travel-retail sales have taken off beyond all previous expectations, according to many of the delegates at thi...Read More

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80% of Global GDP Set to Be Reliant on Real-Time Payments by 2023

28 June 2018

As the big boys of digital payment processing gathered in Singapore for the annual Seamless Asia event, clear battle lines were being drawn between the national, regional and global players, with mark...Read More

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Horses for Courses and Drones for the More Inaccessible of Homes…

21 June 2018

Bespoke solutions were the order of the day at the Last Mile Fulfilment Asia expo, as the great and the good among the region's leading cross-border e-commerce players gathered in Singapore to compare...Read More

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Hong Kong’s Changing Status and Future Prospects (2): The Singapore Growth Myth

14 June 2018

Over the past 20 years, while Hong Kong and Singapore have both demonstrated particular economic strengths, there has been a considerable gap in their comparative growth rates. The differences in the ...Read More

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Singapore: Market Profile

5 June 2018

Singapore is a high-income economy. The country provides one of the world’s most business-friendly regulatory environments for local entrepreneurs and is ranked among the world’s most competitive econ...Read More

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SINGAPORE: Country First Outside Europe to Adopt PEPPOL E-invoicing System

30 May 2018

The country has become the first outside Europe to sign up to the Pan-European Public Procurement On-Line (PEPPOL) system, which will see a new national electronic-invoicing (e-invoicing) standard ado...Read More

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50% of All New IoT Devices Destined for Asia-Pacific Region by 2026

23 May 2018

Asia is set to be the driving force behind the development of smart cities, while also clearly being at the forefront of embracing and utilising Internet of Things technology, according to many of the...Read More

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European Commission Proposes Signature of Trade Agreements with Japan and Singapore, with Reduced or No Duty on Wide Range of Goods

4 May 2018

On 18 April 2018, the European Commission presented the outcomes of negotiations for three trade agreements with Japan and Singapore and recommended their ratification. The agreements are ambitious in...Read More

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TPP Countries Sign New Agreement

29 March 2018

The Trans-Pacific Partnership group of countries (Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam) recently signed in Santiago, Chile, a new Compreh...Read More

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Singapore Strengthens Mercury Restrictions in Batteries

12 March 2018

On January 3, 2018, the National Environment Agency (NEA) of Singapore published circular NEA/HS/6.6 to update the mercury restrictions in batteries and button cells under Part 1 of the Second Schedul...Read More

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Asian TV Formats Still Failing to Migrate to a Truly Global Market

28 Feb 2018

Despite the soaring size and vast potential of the Asia-Pacific marketplace, the region's content producers are still failing to compete with the international reach of the hugely-lucrative West Europ...Read More

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SINGAPORE: Imported Digital Content and Online Services Set to be Taxed

27 Feb 2018

A wide range of imported digital content and online services are set to be taxed from 1 January 2020. This will see the country’s GST applied to all overseas-sourced digital services, including market...Read More

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Greener City Strategies Set to Yield Economic and Social Dividends

19 Jan 2018

With urban planners across the world committed to promoting higher greenery ratios, it could be that such policies prove to be far more than cosmetic, with tangible economic benefits likely for those ...Read More

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Fintech's Benefits to Business and Humanity on Show in Singapore

11 Jan 2018

While many delegates at the Singapore Fintech Festival were keen to highlight the altruistic aspects of financial technological innovation for the less-developed economies, several also made clear its...Read More

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Golden Age of Asia-Pacific Tourism Hailed at Singapore Travel Expo

18 Dec 2017

Never in history have there been as many tourists as there are now, delegates were told at ITB Asia, with Asia-Pacific's role at the core of this expanding sector and the importance of mobile bookings...Read More

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Asia Tipped to be World's Largest Amusement Park Market by 2020

8 Sept 2017

With Asia-Pacific set to be the most important theme-park market in terms of both value and visitor numbers, speakers at the recent Asian Attractions Expo predicted growing competition between domesti...Read More

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Cost and Security Concerns Hampering Adoption of IIoT Across Asia

2 Aug 2017

According to speakers at the Industry of Things World Asia event, companies in the region lack an understanding of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), a shortcoming set to undermine any moves to...Read More

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Provision of Healthcare Set to Become Primary Global Economic Driver

27 July 2017

With the elderly demographic continuing to expand in virtually every economy, meeting ever-rising healthcare costs and providing the appropriate medical infrastructure may yet prove to be the defining...Read More

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Disruptive Technology Set to Transform Asia's Manufacturing Base

12 July 2017

The potentially tsunami-like effects of Industry 4.0, the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution, dominated proceedings at Manufacturing Technology Asia 2017, with businesses warned of the perils of f...Read More

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Dog Ubers and Feline Financial Services Enliven Pet Expo Singapore

12 June 2017

This year's Pet Expo Singapore saw competing brands of healthier pet foods jostle for consumer approval, while pet hair vacs, medical insurance for four-legged friends and even bespoke taxi services f...Read More

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