News Singapore 

Singapore retains top spot in Asia Pacific index for talent competitiveness

SINGAPORE-Singapore has topped the Global Talent Competitiveness Index in Asia-Pacific for the sixth straight year, coming second in the global rankings behind Switzerland and ahead of the United States, which was third. Released on Monday (Jan 21) in Davos, ahead of the World Economic Forum, the yearly index measures how 125 countries are able to attract, nurture and retain talented people, and was compiled by French business school Insead in partnership with the Adecco Group and Tata Communications. In the same index for cities, Singapore ranked 17th. Singapore’s stellar ranking…

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Property 

Office rents tipped to recover in 2018

  After a tough patch, prime office rents could find respite in 2018, likely boosted by tighter supply of new buildings and still-healthy leasing demand, said consultancy Cushman & Wakefield yesterday. It is forecasting a 3 per cent overall rental growth for Grade A office space in the Central Business District by the end of next year. Rents of such office space has declined by about 20 per cent since a peak in the first quarter of 2015. “We do expect a lot of the leasing to happen. So there…

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