Hong Kong’s Global Status At Risk With Singapore Opening Up
The Response of Singapore and Hong Kong to Covid-19 Hong Kong and Singapore are Asia’s two key financial hubs, and often compete on the global scale with each other. As the situation with the pandemic progresses, the responses of the two countries have proved to grow markedly different. Singapore has…
Singapore Parliament Debates Local Job Security and Tackles CECA Misunderstanding
On September 14th, 2021, members of the Singapore Parliament came together to debate two important motions that have been widely talked about as of late – Singaporeans’ job security and the country’s reliance on foreign manpower, with special focus on one of Singapore’s free trade agreements: the Singapore-India Comprehensive Economic…
As Local Resentment Grows, will Singapore Continue to be an International Hub for Business?
Singapore has prided itself on its openness towards foreign talent and businesses for many decades. This has led to the country’s dependence on an open model for exponential and sustained economic growth.  Traditionally, high earning and experienced foreign professionals take up leadership roles in multinational corporations who have their regional…
A Prognosis of the Effects of Global Tax Reforms in Singapore Post Covid-19
With the expectations of global tax reforms in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been much speculation on how this is expected to affect Singapore. According to Singapore Economic Development Board’s Chairman Beh Swan Gin, the country is confident that this will not affect its global competitiveness.  In…
Comments on Singapore’s 2021 National Day Message by PM Lee
On 8 August 2021, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s National Day Message to the country was telecast. The message was filmed at the Shaw Foundation Symphony at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. In his message, he addressed the key concerns of people in Singapore. Today, we take a closer look at…
IASG’s 2021 National Day Message
As Singapore turns 56 years old, IASG embarks on a journey to reflect on Singapore’s evolution as a nation from its humble beginnings through to its Independence, to what it is today, a bustling metropolis. Before modern Singapore was founded, contrary to popular belief that we were a little unknown…
Singapore’s Trade Agreements Facilitate an Open Economy
The Current Situation Despite the ongoing pandemic, Singapore has been bolstering its economy with various economic agreements with other countries in order to safeguard its interests. The country has used this momentary slowdown to plan for its future so that it is not left behind as the world undergoes a…
The Future of Tech Talent in Singapore
Overview It is common knowledge that in recent times, there has been increasing demand for tech talent in Singapore, as the country has begun investing heavily into future industries and digital transformation to prepare for a post-pandemic economy. As a result of this, as well as the ongoing tensions surrounding…
Donating Blood in Singapore
Considering the enhanced measures in place to manage the new and rising Covid-19 community cases in Singapore, it has become exceedingly difficult to find avenues to volunteer. In a small society like Singapore, volunteering by the public makes a huge difference in the lives of beneficiaries.  Knowing that it is…
What does the Development of Southeast Asia’s Digital Economy Mean for Immigration?
Singapore-Thailand Payment Linkage At the end of April, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Bank of Thailand (BOT) announced that real-time retail payment between both countries would be linked. Specifically, Singapore’s PayNow and Thailand’s PromptPay would recognise and accept payments made (in real time), making this the first…
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