Category Archives: Commercial & Industrial

Firm fined for fatal hydrocarbon blast

Firm fined for fatal hydrocarbon blast
The incident occurred in August 2012 when workers from Sing Wah Enterprise were called to electronics company Toshiba Tec Singapore to remove a hydrocarbon refrigerant from an air conditioning at its factory. The call was … Hydrocarbon refrigerant …
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London records fastest growth in skyscraper commercial rents in the world
The Skyscraper Index from international real estate firm Knight Frank, which examines the rental performance of commercial buildings over 30 storeys across the world, shows that rents in skyscrapers in London rose 9.7% in the second half of 2015 …
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Lotte targets 60 stores in Vietnam by 2020
HO CHI MINH CITY — South Korean conglomerate Lotte plans to expand its retail operations in Vietnam through mergers and acquisitions as it targets having 60 shopping malls in the country by 2020, a fivefold increase. The company will open its 12th …
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Inside one of the world's most secretive iPhone factories

Inside one of the world's most secretive iPhone factories
SHANGHAI — A few minutes past 9am (9am, Singapore time) at Pegatron's vast factory on Shanghai's outskirts, thousands of workers dressed in pink jackets are getting ready to make iPhones. The men and women stare into face scanners and swipe badges …
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Asian markets mostly dip as US, Japan bank meetings eyed
Among other markets Hong Kong was down 0.6 percent in the afternoon and Sydney lost 0.3 percent while Singapore shed 0.8 percent and Wellington lost more than one percent. However, Shanghai added 0.6 by the close after losing about four percent last …
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TPP: Reams of Regulations
… of these votes concerns the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a massive “integration” scheme for the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam …
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Latest Singapore Office Buildings News

Developers will need to incorporate needs of pedestrians, cyclists: MND
“This is especially critical for developments with high footfall such as schools, shopping malls, office buildings and business parks,” said Mr Wong. “ Through these requirements, we will ensure that our built environment is more conducive for …
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Latest Singapore Commercial Buildings News

Manulife seeks to revive S-Reit IPO
Manulife started pre-marketing on Tuesday for an initial public offering in Singapore of its US office real estate investment trust, having failed at the first attempt just nine months ago. Bankers familiar with the situation suggest the deal could …
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5G is looming, but network innovations are needed far more urgently
Indoor coverage and capacity are the major challenges for operators as enterprises go mobile-first and consumers use mobile data devices at home and in workplaces and leisure venues. Starhub plans to deploy its HetNet in 40 commercial buildings, …
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Latest Singapore Office Buildings News

Empty offices and falling rents spell further gloom for landlords
SINGAPORE: Office buildings in the city fringes may be increasingly left vacant as tenants seek the opportunity to move into Grade A premises in the Central Business District (CBD) with rents weakening amid an onslaught of incoming supply. Pundits …
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Charter Hall stakes its top developer claim in Melbourne's CBD
The church land is next to another potential development play, an A-grade office building at 150 Lonsdale also owned by Charter Hall that will give the fund control of the "holy hectare", a major CBD development parcel in the city's northern sector …
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Architects also hurting from real estate woes
Aedas hires more than 300 people in Singapore, and undertakes regional work ranging from master planning to commercial, residential and mixed-use developments and infrastructure. Mr Ang said that the firm was fortunate to have recently won a few …
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