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These are the world’s most complex economies. But what does it mean to be ‘complex’?  Here are the world’s most complex economies, according to the data from The Atlas of Economic Complexity. The Atlas of Economic Complexity is a tool developed and maintained by Harvard’s Growth Lab to facilitate the exploration of the economic structure …

Travellers worldwide selected these airports as the best in the world for the year 2020. Singapore Changi Airport earned the title of being the world’s best airport in Skytrax’s World Airport Awards 2020. This is the eighth consecutive year that Singapore Changi attained this distinction. This makes it the eleventh time throughout the award’s 21-year …

As much of the world gets used to social distancing, school closures and restrictions in movement in response to the coronavirus pandemic, obvious questions are being asked about how governments and companies can prepare themselves for these sorts of extreme events. One technique that has gained prominence in helping business people and officials deal with …

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the opposition to wildlife markets grows among Asian countries. With the fear of the occurrence of another disease outbreak like the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, 79% of respondents from selected Asian markets expressed their approval of the closure of illegal and unregulated wildlife markets, a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) survey …

Countries all over the world are announcing their plans to emerge from COVID-19-inflicted lockdown, and the Asia-Pacific region is no different. Even countries like Thailand and Viet Nam, that have not suffered a heavy infection rate or death toll, must now reckon with the economic damage caused by the pandemic, and are eager to cautiously …

Amidst an extraordinary year in history, more than 6,100 Singapore Polytechnic (SP) graduates will receive their full-time diploma, advanced diploma, specialist diploma and certificate in the mail. Amongst them are the first batch of graduates who enrolled via the Early Admissions Exercise (EAE) theree years ago. Despite the current challenging circumstances, the polytechnic is celebrating …

For the first time in decades, China’s quarterly gross domestic product (GDP) experienced a decline. China’s quarterly gross domestic product (GDP) for Q1 2020 shrank by 6.8% compared to the record in the same period last year, Reuters reported Friday, April 17. This is the first time that the economic powerhouse ⁠— the second largest …

Forecasts reveal that COVID-19 will lead to economic losses in East Asia and the Pacific. The region of East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) are expected to suffer heavy losses in their gross domestic product (GDP) for the year 2020, according to the April 2020 regional report released by the World Bank Group. The COVID-19 …

DBS Bank announced that it will be donating SGD 10.5 million to help communities hard hit by Covid-19 across the region. Through the “DBS Stronger Together Fund”, the bank will provide about 4.5 million meals and care packs to affected individuals across its six key markets, namely Singapore, Hong Kong, China, India, Indonesia and Taiwan. …

Z/Yen Partners in collaboration with the China Development Institute (CDI) released the 2020 edition of the Global Financial Centers Index (GFCI). Now at its 27th edition, GFCI  continues to provide evaluations of the competitiveness of the major financial centres of the world. Highlights New York maintains the top position in the GFCI 27. Scoring an …