Markets

Going green with infrastructure investments

As a growing number of people become acutely aware of the need to protect the environment, the demand for goods and services that are sensitive to such inclinations will undoubtedly increase.

14 November 2018
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China steps up drone race with stealth aircraft

China is unleashing stealth drones and pilotless aircraft fitted with AK-47 rifles onto world markets, racing to catch up to United States (US) technology and adding to a fleet that has already seen combat action in the Middle East.

11 November 2018
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Malaysia to tax imported services

Last week, Malaysia’s Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng tabled the country’s 2019 Budget. Being the first budget under a new government led by the Alliance of Hope (Pakatan Harapan), there were obviously numerous key points to look out for.

9 November 2018
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Rosy road ahead for insurance markets

Growth prospects for six major Southeast Asian insurance markets – Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines – remain robust undergirded by sturdy socioeconomic fundamentals according to a recent report by Moody’s Investors S

8 November 2018
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The fate of Muay Thai

Last week, Thai media reported that a group of prominent Thai boxing (Muay Thai) fighters had handed in a letter to the Sports Authority of Thailand to protest a new bill which seeks to ban children from fighting in the ring.

6 November 2018
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Looking at flexible work arrangements

An index published recently by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) showed that rents for Singapore’s central area had risen by three percent in the three months leading up to 30 September, the biggest jump since 2014.

4 November 2018
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