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CIO Speaks

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RETAILING is an industry where operating margins are slim and operational excellence is key to sustaining a profit. Nobody understands this better than NTUC FairPrice and in its constant push to...
BERNARD Chew is chief information officer (CIO) of NTUC FairPrice and heads the Co-operative's information technology division. He is responsible for formulating IT strategy and policies,...

Kazakhstan Independence Day

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THE following is an interview with Yerlan Baudarbek-Kozhatayev, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Republic of Singapore.
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THE independence day of any nation is one of its most significant holidays, and as Kazakhstan celebrates its 23rd anniversary of gaining independence on Dec 16, it is an occasion to tell the story of...
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THE Nurly Zhol policy put forward by Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev in his latest state of the nation address is set to mark a major turning point in the development of the Central Asian...

Aces Awards 2014

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THE Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability Awards (ACES) recognises successful companies and individuals in Asia in the areas of leadership and corporate social responsibility.
THIS honour is bestowed upon an illustrious entrepreneur who has shown an extraordinary ability to communicate their vision to stakeholders and leads the company towards the status of a megabrand....
WITH over 250 skilled craftspeople and a 40-strong in-house design team, Royal Selangor has expanded the uses of pewter, exploring its many possibilities from gifting to corporate mementos, awards...

Corporate Governance Practices

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CORPORATE governance rules and standards by themselves are not able to prevent crises of the kind that occurred during the great financial crisis of 2008, but require stakeholders to ensure that...
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SINGAPORE has come out tops in terms of corporate governance (CG) standards in the Asia-Pacific, and is in a good position to support its neighbours in this area when a single Asean market becomes a...
THE joint study, Balancing Rules and Flexibility, by ACCA and KPMG in Singapore was prepared over 14 months to examine the similarities and differences of CG requirements across a selection of global...

EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014

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FOUR entrepreneurs from diverse businesses - one each from engineering services and process equipment, sustainable packaging solutions, professional services and food and beverage - have been named...
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NANYANG Tech-nological University's Innovation Centre has seen yet another startup bloom into a Singapore-based multinational company.
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IT is no longer sustainable for CFOs to decide that innovation is someone else's job. Leading CFOs who are passionate about their roles as champions of growth are champions of innovation too.

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