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Global Investments

There has been a steady increase in investments Singapore has made around the world over the last few years.  For example, while the figure in 2011 was $9 billion, by 2017 that had reached $19 billion.

America has not been the only region that has become attractive to Singapore although it is the area that is part of Singapore’s “global strategy.” In commercial property, Singapore put $1 billion into the US, which was even greater than the amount the Chinese invested.  According to a recent article by Forbes contributor Danielle Keeton-Olsen,  this is “a clear sign of the nation’s steady rise in global investments.”

For Singaporeans wishing to spread their wings in the legal field, the process is about to get a lot easier.  Thanks to a collaboration between the Law Society of Singapore, International Enterprise Singapore and the Ministry of Law, a program was just launched at the beginning of this month.  The Lawyers Go Global program is meant to give lawyers a boost in expanding their network outside of Singapore, providing trips, training and branding.

In addition, it is hoped that this will beef up Singapore’s status as a global legal hub. As Indranee Rajah, Senior Minister of State for Law and Finance noted, this is helping lawyers to expand the market and giving lawyers greater options of additional places to offer their services, again impacting the overall Singaporean global investment industry.

Big Business Afraid of Trump Paris Accord Pullout

Some of America’s largest businesses are worried enough about global warming to send off an open letter to the president-elect, Donald Trump, urging him not to flee from the agreement signed in Paris to slow down climate change. The three-hundred companies include 72 which bring in more than $100 million in annual revenues. Among the… Continue Reading

7 Guidelines for Business After a Tragedy

Entrepreneurs are known for their quick, flexible thinking and creative solutions. However, even the strongest businesses struggle during times of crisis, like global economic woes, devastating hurricanes and national tragedies. These events often mean slow business and time to recover., a small Connecticut-based business, recently discussed the best business approach to tragedy in an… Continue Reading

The Most Powerful Word in Business

In a recent article for, David K. Williams discussed the most powerful, important word in business. He explains that while many would guess “No”, the winner is really “Enough.” The ability to recognize the ‘enough’ moment grants balance and therefore, success. Williams explains: Enough time. “Do you find yourself not having enough time to… Continue Reading

The Business Advantages of Writing a Book

Around 11,000 business books are published every year in the U.S., according to 800CEOREAD CEO Jack Covert. In a recent article for, Erika Anderson discussed the business-related advantages of writing a good book. First, she defines a good book as one that is grammatically correct, understandable, engaging, and that contains ‘clearly stated, useful ideas.’… Continue Reading

Jobs and Wages Increase in China Despite Slow Economy

The struggling global economy has impacted employment, wages, industries and both import and export markets all over the world. China, though disappointed by slow growth, is one of several countries that has managed to continue generating jobs and increase wages despite the obstacles. Which isn’t to say that their economy is thriving- as a matter… Continue Reading

The World’s Most Powerful Women

According to Forbes, in a world where women are increasingly taking their places among the movers and shakers planning policy and determining destiny, these are the most powerful of the lot. In order from 1 to 5, the following women have made it to the top of the list of Forbes Most Powerful Women in… Continue Reading

Asia’s Fifty Top Businesswomen

Forbes put together a list of who they consider the 50 top businesswomen at work today in Asia. The talented women were picked according to “their hands-on management of profit-seeking companies.” The list includes such stellar figures as Australia’s richest individual and mining mogul Gina Rinehart and the head of Vietnam’s largest milk company. "This… Continue Reading