Category Archives: Commercial & Industrial

Latest Singapore Office Buildings News

Bob Williams looks back on the long legacies he'll leave behind
Few Vancouverites have had such a profound legacy on building communities in British Columbia as Bob Williams. Now 83 years old, the former municipal and provincial level politician has been actively working in the private sector for the past 30 years …
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CAO, Sinarmas among RHB picks of small-cap gems
Among those at the handbook's launch yesterday were (from right) Mr Meng, China Aviation Oil CEO, Mr Hew, Fu Yu CEO, Mr Ong, RHB Research Singapore head, IPS Securex chief operating officer Brandon Lee and Mr Ng, Sinarmas Land executive director. Mr …
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Manulife revives office Reit IPO plan: report
CANADIAN financial services group Manulife has started pre-marketing for an initial public offering (IPO) in Singapore of its US office Reit (real estate investment trust), a plan it had shelved for nine months due to market conditions. It is now said …

Indonesian's Arrest Marks New Effort in Jakarta to Hunt Down Financial Fugitives

Indonesian's Arrest Marks New Effort in Jakarta to Hunt Down Financial Fugitives
JAKARTA, Indonesia—For 13 years, Samadikun Hartono lived on the run from an Indonesian conviction for embezzling $ 13 million from his family's bank here. He lived in a luxury apartment in Singapore and owned factories in Vietnam and China, officials …
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Mega-ships yet to deliver promised benefits to shippers
Mega-ships have a detrimental impact on supply chains by reducing capacity for just-in-time production and forcing factories to increase safety stocks, according to the transport procurement head of a major global shipper. Jim Lim, responsible for …

Malaysia school shuts after 'mass hysteria' outbreak
In South East Asia, during the 1970s there were several reported cases of mass hysteria outbreaks at factories in Singapore and Malaysia. Mr Bartholomew, who once lived and did research in Malaysia, said the phenomenon is quite common in rural areas of …
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Latest Singapore Commercial Buildings News

'Abandon FTTN for FTTdp': Internet Australia Calls For NBN Rethink
“In 2007 a government was elected that undertook to build a modern broadband network delivering cable all the way to more than 90 per cent of the nations premises,” Internet Australia CEO Laurie Patton observed, making the call for a bipartisan NBN …
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Huawei, StarHub clock fastest 4G indoors
… on smart devices. “Indoor digital networks will be just as indispensable as running water and electricity for buildings." Commercial trials of the solution are ongoing, and StarHub aims to deploy it when supported phone models reach Singapore's shores.
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Fitch: Risks Emerge from Chinese Insurers' Offshore Investments
(The following statement was released by the rating agency) HONG KONG/SINGAPORE, April 17 (Fitch) Rapid growth in overseas investment by Chinese insurers could lead to rising risks in a number of areas, including asset-liability duration and currency …
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World Green Building Trends 2016: Focus on China

World Green Building Trends 2016: Focus on China
New commercial buildings (office, retail, hotel): 55 percent of respondents from China expect to build in this sector in the next three years, compared with 46 percent worldwide. … The only other countries that come close to this are Singapore and …
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When in Iran, do as the Iranians do
The firm was the first American law firm to open an office in Abu Dhabi in the late 1980s. … His work included buying properties for his clients, such as office buildings in New York, ski resorts in Colorado and a shopping center in North Carolina …
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Ride to work? More road safety measures, parking facilities needed, say cyclists
Calvin Boo, who has been cycling to work for several years now, said the ride to his office in the Central Business District has become smoother in recent years because of the growing park connector network (PCN). But while he looks forward to more …
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Latest Singapore Commercial Buildings News

Gold Coast developer Tony Smith and his strange journey
By 1996 he had renamed his company BreakFree and moved with his wife Simone to the Gold Coast, where he bought the management rights to a string of Surfers Paradise apartment buildings which became BreakFree branded destinations. To finance the …
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AAI calls off talks with Singapore agency on Ahmedabad, Jaipur airports
NEW DELHI: National airports operator AAI has terminated discussions with a Singaporean government agency to operate and maintain Ahmedabad and Jaipur airports, a proposal which was mooted during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Singapore …
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China March Home Sales Surge in Property Investment Rebound

China March Home Sales Surge in Property Investment Rebound
China's real estate investment staged a comeback with surging home sales, helping to stabilize economic growth in the first quarter. The credit-fueled rebound may be short-lived after some top cities imposed measures to cool the property market. The …
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Latest Singapore Commercial Buildings News

Office space: Where do we go from here?
More urgently, in the face of the structural changes in office usage, we should re-map the current patchwork of commercial centres, and ask how Singapore might boost business demand to fill the existing 11 million sqf of vacant office and business park …
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Here's why his under-the-radar telco is giving incumbents a run for their money
“ConsisTel specialises in in-building wireless communications systems and has experiencing installing distributed antenna systems for over 800 commercial buildings in Singapore. OMGtel plans to provide unrivalled in-building coverage using multiple …
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Latest Singapore Factories News

Made in Singapore, plugged into the world
I love factories, how to streamline and operate them, how to automate them, how to enhance the quality of their output, and how to make the logistics flow smoother. But over dinner conversations in Singapore, I am often asked why this country still …
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Singapore March factory activity contracts, but new orders improve
The Singapore Institute of Purchasing & Materials Management`s Purchasing Managers` index (PMI) rose to 49.4 in March from February`s 48.5. A reading below 50 indicates contraction, while one above that suggests expansion. While most indicators were …
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Rising Wages A Mixed Bag for US Investors –Morning MoneyBeat
Meanwhile, currencies across Asia including the Chinese yuan dropped sharply against the U.S. dollar, with markets caught off-guard as the Singapore central bank restrained the appreciation of its currency to stoke growth. The Stoxx Europe 600 was flat …
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Latest Singapore Commercial Buildings News

Boosting anti-terror features of buildings: Singapore government reviews
The ministry said last month that the threat of a terrorist attack in Singapore was at its highest level in decades and that it could pass laws that may require building owners to adopt stringent security measures. But the ministry did not give a …
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Coworking— a game changer in office space
The 254m-tall, 52-storey Capital Tower is a landmark office building at the corner of Cecil Street and Robinson Road. According to CapitaLand Singapore CEO Wen Khai Meng, its aim is to create a test bed for premium coworking space at Capital Tower, and …
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Singapore to double free WiFi hotspots by 2018
SINGAPORE — Public WiFi service will be speedier and available at more locations, the Ministry of Communications and Information announced on Monday. Speaking during the ministry's Committee of Supply debate, Minister of State Janil Puthucheary said …
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More pedestrian crossings for elderly, those with disabilities
Both cities have more than 30km of underground tunnels linking numerous commercial and residential properties, he said. Closer to home, Tokyo and Taipei have underground walkway infrastructures that make those cities walkable, he added. Mrs Teo said …
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