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Asia M&A deals hit record high amid slowdown

Dealmaking in Asia has reached all-time highs despite the slowing regional economy. There have been 2,606 mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in Asia excluding Japan so far this year, worth US$614.1 billion (S$875 billion), said research firm Mergermarket. These are both the highest deal count and deal value that Mergermarket has on record for Asia in the first three quarters of any year. The value...

Singapore firms better on payments in Q3

SINGAPORE firms caught up on trade payments in the third quarter more actively than a year ago, showing greater rigour in managing their cashflow amid growth concerns. The level of slow payments in the third quarter reached its lowest in six quarters, lifted by strong improvements in the construction sector, data from the Singapore Commercial Credit Bureau (SCCB) showed on Thursday. Prompt paymen...

Singapore economy in need of review: PM Lee

SINGAPORE'S economy is in need of a review and the country must create opportunities even as global growth flags, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Thursday, adding that it must also move more quickly towards higher skills, innovation and productivity. "These are urgent tasks, because both global economic conditions and domestic demographic trends will pose us severe challenges," he said at...

JTC Corp's FY2014 surplus up 16% at S$1.19b

JTC Corporation reported a net surplus of S$1.19 billion for financial year 2014, a 16 per cent jump from S$1.03 billion in financial year 2013. This was supported by an 8 per cent rise in operating revenue, from S$1.57 billion to S$1.69 billion, for the financial year ended March 2015. In FY2014, 98 per cent of the corpo-ration's operating revenue came from land and building rental income while...

Singapore remains world's second-most competitive economy

Singapore kept its position as the world's second-most competitive economy this year despite concerns over rising business costs, tighter labour policies and slowing growth. This is the fifth year running that Singapore has come in second behind Switzerland, which stayed in pole position in the annual Global Competitiveness Report, compiled by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The ranking of 140 ec...

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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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