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For third time, SwissCham Singapore will honour Excellence in People & Skills Development. This Swiss Business Award was successfully launched in 2017 and attracted various entries from the business community in Singapore.
Visitors to Singapore spent less in the first quarter of this year on the back of global economic uncertainties, but the same period saw a 1% uptick in tourist arrivals year on year to reach 4.7 million.
Amid the global trade and tariffs war between China and the US, Asian markets saw a deterioration in M&A activity in 2Q19. In line with the overall trend in the region, private equity activity decreased for the third consecutive quarter.
Singapore has boosted its credentials as an international fund management hub with the introduction of a new corporate structure – the Singapore Variable Capital Company (VCC). The intention is to expand Singapore’s suite of domestic vehicles available for use by hedge fund, private equity and real estate fund managers, bringing it into closer alignment with its competitors.
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