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Singapore June PMI up, but manufacturing recovery still uncertain

A DISMAL first half of 2015 for Singapore's manufacturers could have ended on a better note after all, as improvements in the latest purchasing managers' index (PMI) signalled a pick-up in factory activity last month. Singapore's 0.2 point rise to a June reading of 50.4 - accompanied by the return of electronics PMI to growth with a 50.3 reading - defied the tumbling PMIs across Asia. And this re...

Singapore can play key role in AIIB

THIS week's formal launch of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), which is dominated by China, may have the appearance of "rivalling" the World Bank (dominated by the US) and the Asian Development Bank (dominated by Japan). But the truth is the demand for infrastructure financing in Asia far exceeds the supply of funds available from the traditional multilateral lenders. The funds are...

CMI sets up S'pore unit to invest in region

ONE of the largest private investment firms in China has set up shop in Singapore, with an initial capital of US$1.5 billion that it aims to pump into companies in Southeast Asia and even North America in line with China's internationalisation drive. China Minsheng Investment (CMI) Corp's Singapore unit CM International Holding, quietly established here "late last year", is also nearing the final...

Singapore gets MNCs' vote of confidence

TWO leading multinationals yesterday reaffirmed their commitment to Singapore as it remains attractive even amid a weak manufacturing sector and tight labour market conditions. Executives of Emerson Electric and Infineon Technologies made the comments after receiving the Distinguished Partner in Progress Award from the Government at a ceremony held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. The prestigiou...

Surbana Jurong buys two companies and is scouring for more

SURBANA Jurong, the company formed from the merger of Surbana International Consultants Holdings and Jurong International Holdings, has acquired two companies in its drive to become an Asian powerhouse in urbanisation and infrastructure consultancy. The acquisition of Singapore engineering company KTP Consultants and China's design firm Sinosun Architects & Engineering Co Ltd immediately doubles...

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Medical Fair Thailand 2015

Thailand No 1 medical & healthcare event, focused on equipment and supplies for the hospital, diagnostic, pharmaceutical, medical & rehabilitation sectors.


ITE HCMC, International Travel Expo 2015

ITE HCMC is an annual travel exhibition presenting the perfect platform for both local and international companies to collaborate and discuss inbound and outbound tourism for leisure and MICE. ITE HCMC serves as the leading powerhouse in presenting travel businesses in the Mekong and wide showcases of travel products from countries and cities in the Asia Pacific and beyond.


Middle East Workboats & Offshore Marine 2015

Seatrade Offshore Marine & Workboats 2015 offers a platform untapped in the global marketplace - an event that brings together decision makers and buyers from a geographic marketplace that includes the mighty African Continent, the growing Caspian Sea area, the Indian Subcontinent and the Middle East.


Eco Expo Asia

Eco Expo Asia takes place at the AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE).The fair is an international trading platform showcases the latest innovations in environmental protection industries from around the world. Areas of specialty covered at the fair include Air & Water Quality, Eco-friendly Product, Energy Efficiency & Energy, Green Building as well as Waste Management and Recycling


HKTDC Hong Kong International Building and Hardware Fair 2015

As one of the world's most effective trading platforms for advanced building and construction materials, technology and services, HKTDC Hong Kong International Building and Hardware Fair is celebrating its 10th edition in 2015, promoting meaningful, long-term relationships between trade visitors and reputable suppliers. Once again the Green Building Materials zone is a fair highlight for 2015, while Building Performance and BIM zone will cover a range of topics about Building Information Modelling. On the final day of the fair, 31 October, the public can visit, to view products and give feedback. Please pre-register at to get a FREE admission badge by mail.



INTERFOOD INDONESIA 2014. The 14th International Exhibition on Food & Beverage Products, Technology, Ingredients, Additives, Raw Materials, Services, Equipment, Supplies.



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Marintec China is regarded as the only gateway to the Asian maritime market and has grown to the largest than ever. Being the most recognized maritime trade show in Asia, Marintec China is definitely an international marketplace for buyers to source from international sellers showcasing their latest marine, ship design, offshore engineering and port technology.
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