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Singapore builds up local expertise for commodity trading sector

Prof Ng (left), dean of NTU's College of Engineering, and Prof Ravi, dean of the Nanyang Business School. The two schools are jointly rolling out the International Trading Programme this year that aims to equip students with the unique skills to be successful in the trading industry.


EVERY two or three minutes, a ship arrives or leaves from Singapore carrying everything from cocoa to electronics, making Singapore the busiest port in the world by tonnage, according to a 2014 Global Trade Review (GTR) Asia report.

Meanwhile, local talent supply remains