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Top 30 companies from Singapore’s STI

Singapore's 30 largest listed companies

Singapore’s Straits Times index – the main stock index of Singapore – is composed of the 30 largest public listed companies which greatly influence the economy of Red Dot, Southeast Asia and the world. The following list presents these economic heavyweights and their activities, together with useful links. Continue reading

Southeast Asia digital economy 2025

Southeast Asia digital economy 2025

Through e-commerce, online travel booking or media, digital business is currently attracting a lot of interest in Southeast Asia. Set to grow to a total market size of US$ 200 Billion by 2025, the digital economy will expand through a host of startups that launch new technologies in the region’s most promising countries. Continue reading

Guide to taxes in the Philippines

Taxes in the Philippines

Though slightly above regional peers, taxes in the Philippines are rather low globally: low corporate income tax, low progressive income tax and and low VAT. Though the taxation system is rather simple, particular rates, formalities and methods of calculations have to be implemented to properly compute and declare taxes. Continue reading

Design can help rural Myanmar

Designing for rural people in Myanmar - TEDxInyaLake

The opening of Myanmar enables businesses, NGOs and social enterprises to venture further in the country and tackle challenges of rural areas as well as of cities. In the countryside, a social enterprise is applying cutting-edge design principles to alleviate difficulties of farmers and rural inhabitants. Continue reading

Malaysia Salary Guide 2016

Malaysia-salary-guide-2016

For a human resources specialist in search of staff to hire or a professional in transition to a new job, knowing about the Malaysian job market and what salaries to expect for certain levels of qualification and diplomas will come in handy. Here are some details about what compensation correspond to a large range of jobs in Malaysia. Continue reading

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