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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Singapore: Market Profile

7 Sept 2017

Singapore’s advance GDP growth for Q2 2017 rose by 2.9% YOY, with the manufacturing sector showing the strongest growth. In the first seven months of 2017, Hong Kong’s exports to Singapore increased m...Read More


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


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


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


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


China Set to be World's First Trillion-Dollar E-commerce Market by 2021

8 June 2017

Optimism was widespread at this year's eTail Asia event, with China, India and Indonesia singled out as particularly buoyant markets, while the growth of mobile payment services was seen as key to ope...Read More


Aviation Embarks on Second Golden Age with Asia Taking the Helm

2 June 2017

After many years in the doldrums, the global aviation industry has apparently bounced back into profitability, at least according to delegates to this year's Aviation Festival Asia, but can this long-...Read More


IoT Asia Looks to Head Off Next-Generation Networking Challenges

24 May 2017

With 75.4 billion devices set to be IoT-enabled by 2025, many old school businesses lack the networking capacity to handle the tsunami of data coming their way, with victory on this new digital fronti...Read More


TV Remains Dominant Platform for Multi-sourced Content Across Asia

2 Feb 2017

Despite the challenge of enhanced internet access throughout most of Asia, television has retained a pivotal role, although ever more frequently it is being called upon to host content sourced through...Read More


Travel Sector Looks to Address Priorities of Mainland Millennials

23 Jan 2017

Although China remains the biggest source of outbound tourists, it was a younger generation of bolder, more independent, digitally savvy holidaymakers that many exhibitors at the recent ITB Asia trave...Read More


Asia-Pacific Surges Ahead as World's Leading Male Grooming Market

20 Dec 2016

Although consumer preferences vary from country to country, spend on male cosmetics is up across the whole region....Read More


LinkedIn Emerges as Lead B2B Marketing Platform in Southeast Asia

6 Dec 2016

While Facebook has maintained its commanding position as the key social media channel for B2C marketing in Southeast Asia, LinkedIn is rapidly gaining ground among those companies looking to target hi...Read More


SINGAPORE: Customs Department Issues Guidance on Usage of New Terminal Building Gate in Pasir Panjang Free Trade Zone

28 Sept 2016

Traders utilising the newly completed Pasir Panjang Terminal Building Gate 3 (PPTB G3), located within Pasir Panjang Free Trade Zone (PPZ), are required to specify this choice as “PPZ” in either of th...Read More

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