Singapore’s Public Holidays for 2023


Singapore’s public holidays for 2023 were released in April 2022. In total, it has 14 days for 10 public holidays (instead of the gazetted 11 public holidays).  The President of Singapore can declare any day a public holiday. If a public holiday falls on a Sunday, the following day is usually declared a public holiday, […]

Singapore to Revoke E-meeting Provision for Business Entities from July 1, 2023


Singapore’s “alternative arrangements for meetings” that allow organizations to call, hold, or conduct meetings electronically will be removed as of July 1, 2023.

Singapore’s Employment Act: The Top 6 Amendments


The Singapore government enacted major amendments to the Employment Act earlier this year. The changes affect human resource administration for employers.

German FDI in ASEAN Part IV: The Philippines and Singapore


ASEAN continues to be an important FDI destination for European investors. Read more about Germany’s investments in the Philippines and Singapore in the fourth part of our five-part article on German FDI in ASEAN.

Singapore: Digitization of a Financial Powerhouse


Financial technology, or Fintech, has experienced rapid growth in Singapore in recent years. Read our latest article to know more about the country’s growing Fintech sector.

Singapore’s 2019 Budget: Key Highlights


Last month, Singapore announced its 2019 budget. In this article, we present key highlights from the budget and outline their potential implications for businesses.

EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement Signed


The European Parliament has now approved the free trade pact between the European Union (EU) and the Republic of Singapore – the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA). The trade pact signals both sides’ strong commitment to free trade at a time of increasing protectionism and is also seen as a prelude to a future FTA between the EU and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Singapore’s Investment Outlook for 2019


Ranked for 12 consecutive years in the top three countries in the World Bank’s (WB) Ease of Doing Business index, Singapore is one of the most attractive places for businesses worldwide. Read more about Singapore’s latest FDI trends and outlook for 2019 in our latest article.

An Introduction to Doing Business in Singapore 2019 – New Publication from Dezan Shira & Associates


An Introduction to Doing Business in Singapore 2019, designed to introduce the fundamentals of investing in Singapore, is out now and available for complimentary download in the Asia Briefing Publication Store.

Singapore Signs Upgraded Free Trade Agreement with China


Singapore and China has signed an upgrade of their bilateral Free Trade Agreement (FTA). The expanded trade pact is expected to deepen trade and investment between the two countries, while affording Singaporean firms expanded market access in China.

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