South East Asia Property Awards (Singapore) 2016 winners revealed

SINGAPORE – 24 November 2016 The annual South East Asia Property Awards (Singapore) 2016 saw 12 of the country’s most innovative developers come together on 24 November 2016 in the Island Ballroom of the Shangri-La Hotel ballroom. City Developments Limited (CDL) was presented the year’s highest honour for Best Developer (Singapore), while Qingjian Realty and

Asean insurance sector’s pivotal role in infrastructure financing

Advertorial Insurance, known for its long-term nature, plays an essential role in supporting and sustaining economic growth in the Asean region. Beyond the traditional protection products, the insurance industry provides capital with a long-term investment horizon and generates opportunities for public-private partnerships in infrastructure projects that are instrumental to economic growth. Strategically located between China

Singapore ‘no longer’ easiest place to do business

Amid pessimism about Singapore’s economy, the city-state has dropped from first place in an annual ease-of-business ranking compiled by the World Bank  Singapore has lost its position as the easiest country to conduct business, overtaken for the first time in a decade by New Zealand, according to a new report from the World Bank. The

The power of status symbols in Cambodia

From the shiny Lexus crawling through Phnom Penh’s crowded streets to the iPhones stacked in towers on coffee shop tables, Cambodia’s expanding middle class has marked its rise with material symbols of wealth and status. Focus Asean spoke to Todd Hunkin, research manager of Cambodian marketing and social research group Market Strategy and Development Company,