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$200m boost for R&D on tiny semiconductors

THE Government and 10 industry partners are injecting $200 million over the next three to five years for research and development into the manufacture of smaller, more efficient semiconductors. The R&D will be carried out in four joint labs set up by the Institute of Microelectronics (IME) and the 10 companies. IME executive director Kwong Dim-Lee told The Straits Times yesterday that there is...


S'pore: An investors' gateway to Asean opportunities

THE economic rise of Asia has been much noted and discussed, but within Asia is the gem that is the Association of South-east Asian Nations (Asean), of which many up-and-coming economies are a part of. Asean continues to integrate, and this will see it increase in importance as an economic region on the global arena. The Asean Economic Community (AEC) has already achieved impressive economic...


Better half-year results expected, say analysts

SINGAPORE-LISTED companies are expected to report better first-half results in the coming weeks, thanks to the improved global economy, analysts said. Economic numbers from the United States have been positive while China announced last week that growth was 7.5 per cent in the second quarter, beating economist forecasts. Companies on the Singapore Exchange (SGX) are likely to benefit. Most of the...


C&W to ramp up growth of its Asia-Pac business

[SINGAPORE] Fresh from its office opening in Kuala Lumpur last month and the acquisition of a Singapore- based project management firm last year, Cushman & Wakefield (C&W) continues to look around the Asia-Pacific region for more expansion opportunities. In just three years, the commercial real estate services firm has beefed up its presence in the region, with two completed acquisitions and...


S'pore ranked most innovative Asian economy

SINGAPORE pipped rival Hong Kong this year to become the most innovative economy in Asia in an annual ranking by two educational institutions and a United Nations agency. Globally, the Republic is ranked seventh, up from eighth last year. The ranking, called the Global Innovation Index 2014, is published by Cornell University, Insead business school and the World Intellectual Property...


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HKTDC Hong Kong International Building and Hardware Fair

The 9th edition of HKTDC Hong Kong International Building and Hardware Fair, formerly HKTDC Hong Kong International Building and Decoration Materials & Hardware Fair, will be held from 29 October to 1 November 2014 in AsiaWorld-Expo, offering the ideal platform for international buyers to meet quality suppliers in the areas of building materials, hardware, architecture, and more. The BIM Day on 29 October 2014 and a new zone of Building Performance and BIM are available to reflect the latest trend of the industry, while the final day of the fair is open to the public, giving exhibitors the chances to gain insights into the consumer market. Please pre-register at www.hktdc.com/ex/hkbdh/101 to get a FREE admission badge by mail.
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