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APAC bond trading navigates volatility with sharpe ratio and liquidity
^ "https://vimeo.com/913611995"
From an investment perspective, there are different metrics to look at.
Chaudhary Group focuses on digital and green future in 54th WEF
^ "https://vimeo.com/913619939"
Nirvana Chaudhary outlines strategic shifts in sustainability and digital banking at the World Economic Forum.
APAC labour participation rate continues to decline
^ "https://vimeo.com/913229332"
Socio-economic progress and education are the key drivers.
Budget 2024: 3 tax strategies to offset BEPS 2.0 effects
Should the directive be implemented, selected MNEs will be subject to a global minimum tax of 15%.
Andrew Carver's visionary leadership transforms Throne Lounge Singapore into the epitome of exclusive nightlife
Throne Lounge staged its comeback between the Singapore F1 week and the first COVID-free holiday season.
Health insurance amongst top priorities for job seekers in SG, HK
76% of tech hiring managers in Singapore and Hong Kong found recruitment highly competitive in 2023. 
Remote work boosts job retention– study
^ "https://vimeo.com/908154822"
Employees with flexible remote work options are 22% less likely to quit than fully remote ones. 
Increased compensation counters quiet quitting trend
^ "https://vimeo.com/908155580"
Organisations understand “quiet quitting” to be mislabeled work and life balance.
Salary hike to stay flat this 2024 for S’porean workers: Aon
40% of Southeast Asian companies are carefully optimistic about hiring.
Singapore private home prices up 2.7% in Q4
Overall home prices grew by 6.7% in full-year 2023.
Asia’s economic growth expected despite China slowdown, higher geopolitical risk
The region is expected to account for 60% of the global economy in 2024, EIU reported. 
APAC automotive exhaust market sees 1.3% decline in CAGR through 2028
^ "https://vimeo.com/903964424"
Rising electric vehicle adoption and stricter emission controls drive negative growth in APAC’s automotive exhaust systems.
Market cap of top insurers climbs in Q4, first three months in ‘choppy’ waters
Demand for life and cyber coverage, China's reopening, and the adoption of insurtech could drive the industry forward. 
Over half of Australians wants to eat healthier in 2024
On the other hand, 26% struggle to make healthy choices.

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Alfamart’s rapid expansion never overtakes quality service
With 19,087 across Indonesia and 1,680 more in the Philippines, the minimarket operator marks 25 years as a top choice for shopping.
Budget 2024: 3 tax strategies to offset BEPS 2.0 effects
Should the directive be implemented, selected MNEs will be subject to a global minimum tax of 15%.
HR & Education HK scraps MPF Offsetting Scheme to enhance employee protection
Starting 2025, employers are no longer allowed to offset long service and severance payments from its Mandatory Provident Fund contributions.
Healthcare Singapore’s health data bill mandates regulated information sharing
To ensure data disclosure and sharing, the Ministry of Health can impose up to $1m in fines for non-compliance.
PLN focuses digital processes on equitable electricity distribution
State-run firm’s president succeeded in electrifying 76,900 villages and sub-districts throughout Indonesia.
Commercial Property Airport co-working centre launched for business travellers
The pay-per-minute space at Changi Airport has close to 50 hot desking stations and nap pods, allowing travellers to ‘check-in’ at work.
Insurance Insurance rides high on surge in Hong Kong travellers
CEO Jim Qin of Zurich Insurance cites a trend for extended vacations among Hongkongers in 2023, boosting travel insurance sales.

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APAC bond trading navigates volatility with sharpe ratio and liquidity
^ "https://vimeo.com/913611995"
From an investment perspective, there are different metrics to look at.
Chaudhary Group focuses on digital and green future in 54th WEF
^ "https://vimeo.com/913619939"
Nirvana Chaudhary outlines strategic shifts in sustainability and digital banking at the World Economic Forum.
APAC labour participation rate continues to decline
^ "https://vimeo.com/913229332"
Socio-economic progress and education are the key drivers.
Budget 2024: 3 tax strategies to offset BEPS 2.0 effects
Should the directive be implemented, selected MNEs will be subject to a global minimum tax of 15%.
Andrew Carver's visionary leadership transforms Throne Lounge Singapore into the epitome of exclusive nightlife
Throne Lounge staged its comeback between the Singapore F1 week and the first COVID-free holiday season.
Health insurance amongst top priorities for job seekers in SG, HK
76% of tech hiring managers in Singapore and Hong Kong found recruitment highly competitive in 2023. 
Remote work boosts job retention– study
^ "https://vimeo.com/908154822"
Employees with flexible remote work options are 22% less likely to quit than fully remote ones. 
Increased compensation counters quiet quitting trend
^ "https://vimeo.com/908155580"
Organisations understand “quiet quitting” to be mislabeled work and life balance.
Salary hike to stay flat this 2024 for S’porean workers: Aon
40% of Southeast Asian companies are carefully optimistic about hiring.
Singapore private home prices up 2.7% in Q4
Overall home prices grew by 6.7% in full-year 2023.
Asia’s economic growth expected despite China slowdown, higher geopolitical risk
The region is expected to account for 60% of the global economy in 2024, EIU reported. 
APAC automotive exhaust market sees 1.3% decline in CAGR through 2028
^ "https://vimeo.com/903964424"
Rising electric vehicle adoption and stricter emission controls drive negative growth in APAC’s automotive exhaust systems.
Market cap of top insurers climbs in Q4, first three months in ‘choppy’ waters
Demand for life and cyber coverage, China's reopening, and the adoption of insurtech could drive the industry forward. 
Over half of Australians wants to eat healthier in 2024
On the other hand, 26% struggle to make healthy choices.

Exclusives

Alfamart’s rapid expansion never overtakes quality service
With 19,087 across Indonesia and 1,680 more in the Philippines, the minimarket operator marks 25 years as a top choice for shopping.
Budget 2024: 3 tax strategies to offset BEPS 2.0 effects
Should the directive be implemented, selected MNEs will be subject to a global minimum tax of 15%.
HR & Education HK scraps MPF Offsetting Scheme to enhance employee protection
Starting 2025, employers are no longer allowed to offset long service and severance payments from its Mandatory Provident Fund contributions.
Healthcare Singapore’s health data bill mandates regulated information sharing
To ensure data disclosure and sharing, the Ministry of Health can impose up to $1m in fines for non-compliance.
PLN focuses digital processes on equitable electricity distribution
State-run firm’s president succeeded in electrifying 76,900 villages and sub-districts throughout Indonesia.
Commercial Property Airport co-working centre launched for business travellers
The pay-per-minute space at Changi Airport has close to 50 hot desking stations and nap pods, allowing travellers to ‘check-in’ at work.
Insurance Insurance rides high on surge in Hong Kong travellers
CEO Jim Qin of Zurich Insurance cites a trend for extended vacations among Hongkongers in 2023, boosting travel insurance sales.

Join the Asian Business Review community