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Singapore still world’s most expensive city for expatriates, says EIU report

For the third year running, Singapore is the world’s most expensive city in the world for expatriates, though Zurich and Hong Kong are a very close joint second, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). Singapore has a score of 116, just ahead of Zurich and Hong Kong’s 114, in the EIU’s latest Worldwide Cost of Living report, a twice-yearly survey that compares more than 400 individual...

Singapore is Asia’s top business city: Report

The Republic has been ranked the top city in Asia in the Business of Cities study by global real estate firm JLL and The Business of Cities Group, a London-based intelligence and strategy firm. It analyses more than 200 globally-recognised studies of city performance worldwide, looking at data such as business and finance, economic growth, quality of life, and a city’s brand, reputation and influence...

Singapore leaps to third place in latest PwC study on global cities

Singapore retains its lead in the transportation and infrastructure indicator in the latest PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) study on global cities, which helped it edge into third position overall behind London and New York. "The city-state climbs four spots to third place and also finishes first in the two areas it is well-known for - transportation and infrastructure and ease of doing business," Bob...

S’pore to remain ‘most competitive Asian city’ in 2025

The Republic will continue its reign as Asia’s most competitive city in terms of attracting capital, business, talent and visitors by the middle of the next decade, according to a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit. The report, titled Hot Spots 2025: Benchmarking the Future Competitiveness of Cities, also puts Singapore in third place globally behind New York and London, with factors such as...

S’pore third most expensive city in Asia to live in: survey

Singapore has been ranked the third most expensive city to live in Asia and the sixth in the world. This is according to the Worldwide Cost of Living 2013 survey conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit. The survey compares the cost of living among 131 cities worldwide using New York as a base city. Its findings show that the relative cost of living in Asian hubs like Singapore and Hong Kong has...

Singapore a favoured spot for the wealthy

Singapore has edged out Hong Kong in terms of living conditions deemed most desirable in the Asia Pacific region for mobile millionaires, according to a survey by RBC Wealth Management. The city-state was favoured by almost a third of US dollar millionaires who spend most of their time outside their home countries, while Hong Kong placed second with 24 percent, said RBC and The Economist Intelligence Unit...

S’pore continues to attract quality investments: EDB

Singapore continues to be attractive for multi-national companies to set up headquarters and take advantage of growth in Asia. That was the message from Mr Leo Yip, Chairman of the Economic Development Board (EDB). Speaking to Channel NewsAsia on EDB's 50th anniversary, Mr Yip said prospects for Asia also remain bright despite the slower growth in the last quarter for Singapore. He said global companies...

Singapore keeps 3rd spot in competitiveness ranking

Singapore is the third most competitive economy in the world, according to the World Economic Forum's competitiveness ranking published on Thursday. The city-state was also placed third in 2009. But within Asia, Singapore is still the most competitive economy. Japan is in 6th place while Hong Kong 11th. Singapore won points for its lack of corruption and for the efficiency of its government. Meanwhile...

‘Worrying’ if population crosses 6.3 million

SINGAPORE should be able to handle a population of slightly above six million, but beyond that would be 'worrying', said the chairman of the Centre for Liveable Cities advisory board Liu Thai Ker. Mr Liu, a former chief executive of the Housing & Development Board and Urban Redevelopment Authority, said that since Singapore has planned for a population of 5.5 million, a 10-12% increase to a population...

Singapore population growth slows

The Department of Statistics (DOS) said Singapore registered a lower population growth this year due to the slower growth in the number of permanent residents and non-residents. In the advance release of the 2010 Population Census, DOS said Singapore's total population grew 1.8 per cent to 5.08 million as at end June. The number of permanent residents grew by 1.5 per cent, down from at least six per cent...

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