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Michael Richardson
Last year I managed to scratch off Singapore, India and Taiwan in one weekend. The shower curtain has been stolen out of that room I don't know how many
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May 26 2017
In this page you'll find all points of view published about Singapore. You'll find 523 quotes on this page. You can filter them by date and by a person’s name. The 4 people who have been quoted more about Singapore are: Ravi Menon, Lee Hsien Loong, Selena Ling and Nevyn Nah. Ravi Menon specifically said: “There is a still strong body of views within the broader U.S. establishment and government that trade has been on the whole beneficial to the U.S. and that extreme trade measures cause more harm than good for everyone involved.”.
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All quotes about Singapore

Hartmut Issel

Singapore millionaires stand out by a few percentage points (in) each category by being more willing to embrace technology and think big data could be helpful to make sense of this

Hartmut Issel

Property is usually a key focus point in the region and it seems that Singapore is turning more positive whereas in Hong Kong, the authorities are still trying ensure better affordability. (The) property market can often swing the picture. I think there's work to be done for wealth managers in Singapore to at least put the context that while cash is always safe, it is also important to know that you have opportunity costs and inflation so it is not quite as safe as

Hartmut Issel

In terms of policies, their main concern is around trade. This correlates as Singapore is a very wealthy and open economy so if something happens on the trade side, historically it will affect the most open

Lim Chow Kiat

Conditions have changed fundamentally since GIC invested in UBS in February 2008, as have UBS strategy and business. It makes sense now for GIC to reduce its ownership of UBS and to redeploy these resources

Nirgunan Tiruchelvam - Religare Capital Markets

In their business, it is conceivable that there's a lot of fluctuation in their profits and in their cash flow positions and that's something investors need to account for. And in this case, it is conceivable that they would recover from the losses that they've just faced. The broad theme of food consumption in emerging markets is extremely compelling. As countries become more prosperous, there is greater demand for food especially in countries like China and

Michael Spencer

We clear dollars successfully in London; we clear yen - nobody's phoned London from Tokyo saying we must insist that your yen clearing in derivatives is moved back to Tokyo or Australia or New Zealand or Hong Kong or Singapore or

Stirling Moss

For now, they are looking forward to just lying back on their pillows in their bedroom and watching the Spanish Grand

Jeffrey Wolfe

The fundamentals of the business are in excellent shape, both in the market and our company… U.S. commercial real estate still offers very solid yields despite the higher interest rates and very good supply-demand

Will Smith

We see it like this: politics are politics. We have this new administration but business is business. We would not have two interest rates [hikes] – December and March – if the economy in America had not been doing very

Jeffrey Wolfe

Coming out of the Global Financial Crisis, there's very, very little development and that's largely bank driven… The changes to banking rules have made banks more conservative in lending, which constrains new developments. The U.S. has posted seven years of continuous positive net absorption [of office space] and there hasn't been any indication that that would change. They're more affected by the rapid rise in interest rates and the uncertainty related to tax reforms ... And they are predominantly our type of

Will Smith

At the end of the day, the Trump administration is pro-business and I think that's very important. So again, whatever happens with the tax bill, it reflects a pro-business approach and I feel very confident that it will continue to go well for

Stirling Moss

He is thrilled to be back where he belongs. He still has a substantial amount of recovery to undertake but says that he has determination and a great pit crew. He and Lady Moss are enormously grateful to the medical staff, both here and abroad, who worked so tirelessly to make all this possible. They also want to thank, from the bottom of their hearts, all the family, friends and fans for their love and support. It has been overwhelming and given them a lot of strength, smiles and

George Yeo - Kerry Logistics

The problem is that there are beneficiaries and losers. For example, Singapore is a beneficiary of roaming because it has lots inbound tourists, while Cambodia is on the other side of the coin. We have to find a mechanism to equate

William Ma - Noah Holdings

I think this is a very smart move. If you look at Chinese community, wealth management and asset management is going to be a bigger and bigger industry. We believe it is a good way to access the consumers, the middle class in China's market. We believe the decision is a very smart

Ching Wei Hong - Oversea-Chinese Banking

This deal makes financial and strategic sense to us. A mortgage loans book of more than 2 billion Singapore dollars is not small. It would have taken us time and money to grow our mortgage loans organically by that amount. We are now getting an immediate boost to our mortgage loans

Samuel Tsien

We achieved broad-based loan growth, grew our private banking assets under management (AUM), and reported significantly higher fee

Jane Dacre

I have seen transponders in action in Singapore and you simply tape them near the femoral artery and they tell you a patient's pulse, their rhythm, and where they are. I think this sort of IT could be absolutely transformational in the NHS, but you go into the average hospital trust at the moment and it's hard to find a printer that

Bruce Liang

A.I. could play a big role in supporting prevention, diagnosis, treatment plans, medication management, precision medicine and drug creation. Health care manpower, augmented with A.I. tools, could better address increased health care demands in the

Taizo Son

Their parents, especially conventional mothers, (would) say no, you should learn how to make a business by working in a big company. And then if you like to (work in a startup), then you start. They begin to be afraid of leaving the company and stand in the frontier. In my gut feeling, in my opinion, we need a safety net to leave. Japanese society is designed so that people can be comfortable working for a big company. So we need every kind of safety net, so that even though they leave to start a company by themselves, the quality of life or safety of life is the same as

Taizo Son

The Singapore government is one of the most advanced and forward-thinking governments. That's why I started, not for an economic reason, nor to be a celebrity. This is our family's life

Vidyuth Srinivasan

We're choosing to start with second-hand re-sellers initially as we see a huge lack of trust in the luxury goods space, especially online. We have mapped significant parts of how, where and when authentic goods were made (so) for fakers to beat the system, they need to use the exact same specs as the authentic goods made in the last 100 years. I wouldn't completely rule it out, but it is incredibly

Nejla Matam-Finn

Government need to take a zero tolerance approach to counterfeiting in general, especially in places like Singapore that trade on their reputation for transparency, trust and strong rule of

Kwek Leng Beng

Performance in the 'Rest of Asia' division was negatively affected by geo-political tensions impacting inbound tourism into Seoul and

Abhishek Gupta - IDFC Securities

The big challenge that we've seen in the telco space is that the traditional players have not really adjusted very well to the digital transformation that's been happening in the rest of the world. We can grow across geographies without having to plonk in billions and billions of dollars, without having to acquire a telco, which is how traditionally telcos have grown … For the first time in the history of telecom, a telco can grow like an internet

Abhishek Gupta - IDFC Securities

Our customer satisfaction ratio was 90 plus percent. That's a good 20-odd percent higher than the rest of the

Abhishek Gupta - IDFC Securities

Customers love the fact that you provide them $20 for 20 GB. So that's really, definitely a big

Tan Kiat

There's no precedence or useful examples. What we do is try, experiment, start small, start fast (and) if you have to fail, fail fast. And learn those lessons and apply them

Anne Laliron

This collaboration is a significant step towards fully autonomous vehicles, which will enable us to offer different mobility solutions to our

Yaacob Ibrahim

AI.SG will do three key things. First, address major challenges that affect both society and industry, second invest in deep capabilities to catch the next wave of scientific innovation, and finally, grow A.I. innovation and adoption in

Yaacob Ibrahim

This will help industry to adopt data science and analytics technologies to address real-world

Tan Kiat

Singapore is a young country, but I think we have certain things working for us. Look at how we started, we were a a country of migrants with an entrepreneur

Piyush Gupta - Standard Chartered

We have had a good start to the year. Earnings were maintained at the quarterly high achieved a year ago as business momentum and productivity gains were sustained, offsetting the impact of a lower net interest margin. Our business pipeline is healthy, consistent with the recent improvement in economic data for key markets. While asset quality pressures appear to be moderating, we remain vigilant to continued headwinds in the oil and gas support services sector. Our diversified business lines, nimbleness in execution and strong balance sheet put us in good stead for the coming

Bernie Ecclestone

I had a lot of conversations about Vietnam. I didn't do anything. I was asked to go over and meet the president there but I didn't go because I thought we'd got enough in their area. If we don't mind, we're stealing from other people... whether or not the new regime will want to do something, I don't know. I doubt it because I got criticised for going to a place just for the money. They (the new Formula One management) are looking at things a little differently to the way I used to look at them. They will decide what they want to do. They want more races in America, which is quite

Daniel Ricciardo

It was a bit like that last year, even with the ultra-soft sometimes we didn't really find any lap time, but then other times it kind of worked like there were a few qualifying with Monaco, Singapore, where if you can get it to work it happens. But it just seems quite fragile, delicate, and we are still learning. We kind of understood it towards the end of last

Steve Okun

The U.S. has 14 different FTAs right now. The U.S.-Singapore FTA has slightly different provisions than the U.S-Korea FTA, which has slightly different provisions than the U.S.-Australia FTA, but that doesn't include countries like Malaysia and

Allan Zeman

I think that [tourism] seems to have bottomed out in Hong Kong at the moment…but it is rising a

David Scowsill - World Travel & Tourism Council

The center of the universe is moving to Asia. I think the secret for both locations is they have to continue to reinvent themselves with new product so that visitors, particularly on the leisure side, come not once, not twice, but continually visit the location every three or four

Lionel Yeo - Singapore Tourism Board

Partnerships with Changi Airport and Singapore Airlines allow us to go into the international marketing space in a much more concerted way and effective way. We also have very good partnerships with JTB in Japan and Flight Centre in Australia, and that's helping us to drive tourists from those destinations as

Allan Zeman

I think we need to look at having an event a month, and if we can, become the event capital of

Faisal Husain - Synechron

I think there are many cases where Asia is leapfrogging perhaps the West, especially in emerging markets where fintech is playing a major role in financial inclusions in payments and transfers and microlending. But in places like Dubai and Singapore, you see the government playing a helpful role in supporting the start-up community because the VCs haven't come there yet. (T)he world is large … So you do need these hubs. You cannot have one hub, being the (global)

Vivian Balakrishnan

We are a single layer of government. So we may not have invented the autonomous car, but in terms of speed, the change in rules and regulations, we can do so far more quickly than in many other

Nicholas Yang

You've got to think about what innovation can and technology can do in terms of social improvements. And this is something that the current administration is trying to do it's not just economic growth it's also social

Paul Berriman - PCCW

As we move towards smart cities and start to have smart parking, what we don't want to have is each different carpark having a different system on a map, and a different app. We need to have a single method, and that can only come from some leadership and guidance and standards from the government, and I think that's when there's a gap at the

Nicholas Yang

We try to develop robotics and artificial intelligence. What we are trying to do is, we're trying to free some of human resources up so they can do higher-value-added

Taavet Hinrikus - TransferWise

We can be the guinea pig. Hong Kong is a great place, it's right next to Shenzhen and they can try some of their innovations on us, and if they work, take it to a wider

Vivian Balakrishnan

This is different from the previous revolutions, where value is the rise from scarcity where people are trying to create monopolies and walled

Oliver Tonby - McKinsey & Company

I think many people are worried. You know if you've been doing the same job in the same way for 20-30 years, you suddenly now need to do it differently. You know that that comes with a little bit of

Chew Sutat

There have been some smaller-name companies that have been delisted, but just in the last half year, we've had EC World REIT, China Jinjiang Environment Holding, Dasin Retail Trust and each of them is between half and a million (Singapore dollars) in market cap, which is far larger than those delisted in the last half

Max Loh

There is the perception that they are not garnering sufficient value and interest from investors on the SGX. In addition, the historical unfavorable experiences with certain S-chip companies continue to cast a pall over the entire slate of companies in this

Sundaram Janakiramanan

The exchange will take action if the company does not satisfy the minimum financial performance over a certain period of time… In addition, since bearish market generally happens with poor economic performance, financial performance of these companies also will be poor. Thus, these companies may decide to delist and go

Wang Tao - Reuters

Brent oil looks neutral in a range of $51.30-$52.32 per

Jeffrey Halley

It is clear that the world has plenty of oil in stock, making OPEC's life that much harder ahead of its June production cut rollover

Charlie Swanton - Francis Crick Institute

It hasn't been easy for Laura. When I first told her she couldn't go back to Singapore to visit her

Tim Huxley

The range of maritime services in terms of ship management, financial services, legal services, as well as access to new equity remains as strong as ever. The city remains one of the best places in the world in which to set up and run a shipping

Sabrina Chao - Wah Kwong Maritime Transport Holdings

The situation of inadequate manpower resources is particularly serious in Hong Kong, probably because there are many career choices for our young

Anthony Bourdain

Probably Changi Airport in Singapore has the best food; it has a hawker center for the employees that's open to the public. Tokyo has a sushi bar right near the gates serving flights to the States that's extraordinarily good for an airport sushi place. And, as important, it has a Lawson convenience store that has these ethereal egg salad sandwiches that defy logic and science with their deliciousness and apparent freshness. They sit there at near room temperature for I don't know how long on white bread wrapped in plastic, and I don't know why but they're ridiculously

Barry Lee

I cannot look forward to know how many delistings there will be. I can tell you my pipeline of potential IPOs is better than what it was, so that's the relative

Max Loh

One can focus purely on the number of listings versus the number of delistings... I think it's important to look at funds raised as an additional

Max Loh

The outlook for the Singapore IPO market remains positive, and there is a continued pipeline of companies wanting to list on the SGX. Ultimately, local entrepreneurial companies have a penchant to list on SGX as a platform for growth. The sectors with listing potential in Singapore include consumer products, industrials, health care and

Barry Lee

Major considerations include the ability to attract the optimal valuation by being listed due to the generally subdued economic climate of recent years and the increased regulatory compliance burden and associated costs from a listing, such as listing fees and compliance requirements, director fees, professional fees. Staying private also provides more flexibility for the management team to manage the growth of their

Sigrid Zialcita - Cushman & Wakefield

The cooling measures have been, I would say, successful in decelerating that momentum in prices and what we've seen is that they've come down from their peak levels about an average 10 to 11

Liam Wee Sin

Just as you have introduced curbs in seven stages, the easing of the curbs in my opinion should be done in stages as well. People do read it as a signal that the government watches the market very carefully, and where appropriate and at the right time, they are prepared to make some

Lim Say Boon

Stabilizing does not mean that the inventory already built up will not require some years to work through. They will still need some years to work through the inventory that's already out

Sigrid Zialcita - Cushman & Wakefield

We still need a lot of the cooling measures to be taken out if we would like to see prices go up

Liam Wee Sin

It is a good test, because this was the first launch of the year. Analysts were all interested to see what the take up was going to be like. To date, we have about 55 percent sold. To me that's very good and very healthy indeed. Buyers today are very discerning. Because of the cooling measures, they really have options on the table and can go around from showflat to showflat. At the end of the day, when they move around and compare notes and compare prices, we hope they end up buying a unit from

Liam Wee Sin

For this particular project, so far we have been getting about 90 percent local and 10 percent foreigners buying. They come from either China or

Chris Wei - Aviva

For example, giving access to financial institutions, to Singapore government databases for identity validation, for anti-money laundering validation etc., that helps a lot. So I think Singapore has taken a little bit of a lead in that. The journey is not over, it's a long-term one, but that, I think, is the next

Tan Su Shan

How DBS wants to play in this field is to be able to harness this fabulous technology, to be able to give us that reach and that ability to reach out to a bigger market, a wider market without the cost that comes with an incumbent, you know, branch-based

Tan Su Shan

If you're talking about the equity markets, Hong Kong, you know, is part of greater China and the Chinese story is alive and well – and kicking. From an equity markets perspective, I think the Hong Kong capital markets is still extremely strong, valuations are not that

Anna Marrs - Standard Chartered

I think that Singapore is really in the right place as where the growth is. So if you think about the deep capital markets here, this ability to finance regional growth, its focus on wealth management, that sort of access to regional and international wealth management [are] opportunities from Singapore. When you look at where China is investing, and you look at the One Belt, One Road markets, it's not just about Hong

David Mulford

The U.S. position over all these years we've been talking about has been to promote and assist the rise of other nations. It is an extraordinary historic performance by a strong country. In doing so, we have created all kinds of rivals and this has caused hitches and glitches and problems in the system, which now have to be addressed and it's appropriate that we address

Tommy Koh

I worry about the rise of protectionism and economic nationalism in the U.S. and in Europe. I see this as a direct threat to the prosperity and prospects of Asia. Asia has been able to make enormous progress because of the liberal economic order that the U.S., U.K. and other countries created at the end of the Second World War. And this liberal world order seems to be in

Tommy Koh

You've been there before and I'm surprised that memories are so short in America and Americans are flirting with protectionism a second

Tommy Koh

It is not fair for you to say there is protectionism everywhere, including Asia, so what's the big deal about the U.S. turning protectionist. The trend in Asia is in the other direction. We are opening up the economies, liberalizing, integrating with one another. The trend in America and Europe is a worry, because you are going in the other way. There is a significant difference between the dominant trend in Asia – which is towards opening up the economy, liberalizing, integrating – and the trend in the

David Mulford

There is no shortage of protectionism in Asia. Let's be frank about that. It is a major part of the Asian economic

David Mulford

Are there benefits to be derived by bilateral trade agreements versus ambitious global trade agreements. I think smaller countries that are competitive, aggressive confident could do very well in bilateral trade negotiations and don't always have to be involved in a large package that makes it harder to negotiate a variety of different things rather than a one-on-one

James Mattis - US Marine Corps

[I]n our effort to always be open about what we're doing, we said that we were going to change the Vinson's upcoming schedule. [W]e're doing exactly what we said, and that is, we're shifting her. Instead of continuing in one direction, as she pulled out of Singapore, she's going to continue part of her cruise down in that region, but she was on her way up to

Tom Vater

Since the May 2014 military coup, Bangkok has been gradually changing from a chaotic, bustling happy-go-lucky south-east Asian capital with a hedonistic bent into an increasingly drab and orderly bargain basement version of Singapore. Street food lies at the heart of this development. The more than 20,000 street food vendors who currently face eviction have long been one of the city's major attractions and Bangkok is regularly cited as one of the world's street food

K.T. McFarland

First of all, President Trump hired me, and he gave me a call on Thanksgiving Day to ask me to be the deputy national security adviser. The president and I have had a number of conversations over the last two months, really, about what my role would continue to be and where I could be best used for what his vision is of foreign policy. So I can tell you we talked about it again last night and there are changes coming, but I'm not going to tell you what they are. You've gotten enough secrets out of me this

Alex Baillie

What we knew about working with Singapore previously was that the infrastructure here is world-class, all the facilities are exactly what we needed to deliver events of a certain quality. The fandom has been growing quite organically for a long time…and the themes of Star Wars are as relevant today as it was 40 years

Azmi Danuri

There's something in Star Wars for all of us, whether it be about good versus evil, space battles, feisty princesses or interstellar politics…the appeal transcends borders, age and

Azmi Danuri

We haven't had a Star Wars event of this scale in Singapore since

George Richardson - World Bank Group

It might not be in Singapore dollars. It could be in another currency. That's a discussion we are having with DBS. Private wealth can, but 'retail retail' can'

George Richardson - World Bank Group

At the moment, regulations prevent retail from purchasing those. Private wealth can, but 'retail retail' can'

Gary Neville

Singapore was an obvious choice (to expand their business) because of our partners, Rowsley and Peter Lin, whom we've worked with and is a good friend. So this looked like a good place to expand

Eric Eichmann - Criteo

If you don't know whether the user is the same, you might not spend your dollars – or your Singapore dollars or your Yen – profitably so it's very important to be able to match the users. The penetration of online commerce is only 3 percent in Southeast Asia. Compare that to the U.S., and the U.S. is about 14

Hari Krishnan

These increases could be indicative of an uplift in seller

Sigrid Zialcita - Cushman & Wakefield

That actually boosted sentiment in the market. We've seen an increase in foot traffic and it's incentivizing a lot of

Bill Gurley

We have created a society where you can sue anybody for anything. That's going to happen first in Singapore or China, most likely China I would say, for a couple of reasons. You have a single-minded government that can make decisions implicitly. You have a much higher death rate per mile you have more of an incentive. There's zero chance that China can evolve the way America did as far as cars per household – it's just impossible, there's no's just much more likely to happen

Bob Aubrey

Singapore is a laboratory because it's small and the government has a lot of control, but you can start to look at what works and what doesn't work. Singapore used to be an excellent adopter. They would go around the world and find best practice and bring it in. That's changed, and now it is, We are

Tan Kwang Cheak

This practice allows us to draw on a wider, more robust and diverse pool of

Helen Lim

So why not take some of these experienced older ones that can stabilize the company? They've still got energy. It doesn't mean that when you pass 55 you are downhill. You may use all your experience and you can still contribute to the company. A bit of diversity, a bit of planning – I think companies are welcoming that kind of

Walter Theseira

When you look at (the re-employment) policy, it is very sensitive to the fact that the biggest concern with older workers for employers is – to put it bluntly – whether employers think they will get their money's

Joseph Coleman

At a time when we would want more people participating in the labor force, we've got a relatively healthy, very educated, skilled section of the population that's being cut out of the workforce. This is a resource that's not being tapped

Khoon Goh - Australia and New Zealand Banking Group

There is no doubt that Singapore's economic data has improved. We need much stronger improvement before MAS will contemplate exiting the neutral

Bernard Aw - IG Markets

March saw a sharp increase in cost pressures, the steepest in over three-and-a-half years, as wage inflation gained momentum. At the same time, prices charged for Singaporean goods and services rose only modestly, indicating an on-going squeeze on margins. Unless demand increases further, this could have repercussions on investment and hiring plans in the months

Selena Ling - OCBC Bank

Both growth-inflation dynamics remain within their comfort zone and any upside (or downside) risks to their forecasts are muted for the foreseeable

Alex Capri

I think the long term plans for China, if you look at their 5-year plan to develop in terms of high technology – you know, the China 2025 plan – the renminbi is a very important part of that. They want the renminbi to be a major currency for trade, for transactions, so it's not really in their interests, medium-term, to devalue

Alex Capri

There will be an increase in anti-dumping duties, there will be an increase in countervailing duties levied against Chinese products. It's unlikely that we will see an across-the-board tariff of 45 percent across a whole suite of Chinese products. [The Chinese government] could certainly make business much more difficult for companies on the ground in China, and it's not exactly easy for them now as

Risto Vidakovic

We will see [if Ceres can maintain top position]. All the teams are strong. We have champions from Vietnam and strong teams from Malaysia and Singapore. You can see from the table it's not big difference from first to last. One win and many things can

Alistair Cox

I thought, That's exciting. If we are going to be a world-class country, you need world-class people and I don't feel the UK's doors have been open to the world's best talent for years because we have had restrictions on non-EU migration. I fail to see why we would welcome a very good engineer from Europe but close the door to one from Singapore or Canada or Australia. It makes no sense at

Robbie Hoyes-Cock

I think it's very equal. There's a lot of up-and-coming performers who are getting more regional and international

Corinne Bailey Rae

I play in Asia all the time … I go to South Korea a lot, I'm going to Japan after this. I've been to Singapore before. I love it here, I very much enjoy spending time in Asia. The jazz scene in Asia is really exciting. For me, the main thing is that it attracts so many young people. It's going to be really exciting to see lots of new

John Springsteen

There are many attractive prospects in ... Alaska, particularly when it comes to oil and gas development and our other natural resources. We are an enterprise infrastructure investor and we have a history of working with the money from Singapore and money from Korea, money from Japan, in order to meet the mutual interests for energy

Markus Tay

The cooling measures had lowered demand and curbed speculation, resulting in less

Markus Tay

This is a very high number in a quarter. 2017 will be a very good year for high-end property market with demand picking

Samuel Eyo - Christie's International Real Estate

The asking price isn't very high, it's only Singapore dollar 48 million ($34.4 million). He's asking a very reasonable price. We are not struggling to find a

Markus Tay

Recently, the government lowered the seller's stamp duty by 4 percentage points for each tier. This has helped to improve market sentiment, as many believe that more cooling measures will be

Desmond Sim - Cbre

It's not really a surprise statistic. Usually the first quarter is a little bit slow. It tends to run up a little bit more after the second quarter. We are seeing big size GCBs being chopped up into smaller sizes. So to have a relatively good size, more than 15,000 square feet, is a

Desmond Sim - Cbre

It's the crème-de-la-crème. It's always something that Singaporean's would yearn

Markus Tay

Before the introduction of [Additional Buyer's Stamp Duty] and Sellers Stamp Duty (SSD), there were more transactions. Now, sales volumes are

Desmond Sim - Cbre

It might seem a little bit slow this year with only three. We remain relatively confident that the transactions will come

Gordon Ramsay

There's no f****** way I eat on planes. I worked for airlines for 10 years, so I know where this food's been and where it goes, and how long it took before it got on board. A nice selection of Italian meats, a little glass of red wine, some sliced apples or pears with some parmesan cheese. I'm like a pig in s***.feedback

Rick Levin - Coursera

In Pakistan, Egypt, Mongolia, Malaysia, Kazakhstan and Singapore we have relationships with the governments, where we're actually using our courses to help them develop their workforce and 'upskill'. We have one such example in the state of Maine. There's a tremendous opportunity in the United States through state workforce development programs … and there should be some opportunities in the upcoming tax-reform bill, should it

John Nelson

There's been a lot of enthusiasm from a number of EU countries for Lloyd's to come to their country. If you look at the way we operate in different parts of the world – in Singapore, in China – nobody would say that we've gone there with our hubs because it's a light touch, light regulation regime. Quite the opposite. So anywhere we go, we want really good quality, firm regulation. We don't want to go to a sort of banana republic type country, but there aren't many of those, fortunately, in

Joel Robuchon

A nice selection of Italian meats, a little glass of red wine, some sliced apples or pears with some parmesan cheese, I'm like a pig in s***.feedback

Sadiq Khan

What we don't want to happen is businesses leaving London and leaving Europe and going to New York, Singapore and Hong Kong, or even Seoul. And so, I'm keen to keep the businesses we have. London is open. It's not simply open to business and talent, and to trade, it's also state of mind. It's open-minded,

Mohamed Nasser Ismail

SGX is well known for our listing standards, high regulation standards and expectations on all listed companies. (Such a reputation) matters (for companies) when they're looking for new business partners and going into new

Mohamed Nasser Ismail

I don't think what we have envisaged for dual-class share structure is until that extent, where investors are merely financial investors and have no say in the direction of the company. We're not there yet. We're not the U.S. market that has other mechanisms for regulating corporate excesses like class action suits. So, an offering like Snap is not something that would be considered here, not at this time. It's pretty radical. Well, we proposed it, (but) I don't know what the outcome will be, frankly… What the market thinks of this matters a lot, not so much my

Harsh Modi - JPMorgan Chase & Co.

There are two drivers. One is asset quality is starting to stabilize so credit costs are starting to come off, which is a very big positive. Also as the activity data on export, domestic manufacturing picks up, we're starting to get a pick-up in operating profit growth. Margin growth, loan growth are coming back so it's across the board. And it's very likely that we may be underestimating the upside here. Generally, when Singapore dollar rates go up, then Singapore banks make money. That has not happened yet in a meaningful

Rui Deng

I was very excited when I first came to Singapore because I thought it would just be a short stay. I thought I could go back to the U.S. after the second lottery so I could be with my husband in

Francois Hollande

Instead of closing down borders or building walls, we need a regulated globalization based on the sovereignty of nations and the strength of international organizations, especially the United Nations. This temptation to look inwards is not only dangerous, but it leads to a dead end. Terrorists can use people's fears to impose solutions that are contrary to our interests. This is the temptation of looking inward and it can have heavy consequences for big

James Dyson

I wouldn't want the Government to target that area. We should make maths, science and engineering students that come to stay in this country welcome here. I am very much against targeting them. I think they should be excluded from the immigration targets. We already pay the World Trade Organisation (WTO) tariff into Europe because we manufacture in Singapore and that has not affected us. It is not the end of the world to pay import tariffs. However, I think the EU would not be acting in its best interests if they did not negotiate a free trade agreement with the

Anthony Tan - Uber

At a time when the global political and economic environment is uncertain, many governments are facing pressures to turn inwards. Against this backdrop, being able to work with reliable friends is more important than ever. France is such a friend of

Francois Hollande

In this geopolitical environment of isolation, nationalism and protectionism, we have to lead by example and make our bilateral partnership not only strong and dynamic, but to show the way for opening confidence in international

Cheryl Goh

This is about us bringing new experiences to our customers. Users have an opportunity to ride with somebody who will widen their world view. It makes the normal ride a bit more

David Wyler - Tinder

Tinder is a platform for meeting new people. We wanted to provide an opportunity for our users to connect with some of their favorite social media stars and still get to their next meeting on

Anthony Tan - Uber

I can't comment on our competitors, but I can say on our front that we're very blessed our users are sticking to us. They see how local, how relevant we've become. We create very localized products that matter to

Javier Tebas

We have changed kickoff schedules so that they can be seen at reasonable times here in Asia and we will continue to take steps to ensure that this part of the world can enjoy La Liga as much as possible. For us, Singapore will be the gateway to East Asia and a platform from which to reach a far greater number of

Kenneth Chan Ka-lok

The Hong Kong government has its right to take legal action, but when the diplomatic row has been cordially solved, the incident should have ended in another

Ja Ian Chong

It lends the incident an air of being a technical issue that permits a side-stepping of any diplomatic differences. I do not think individuals should be scapegoats for a diplomatic incident, although I appreciate that the sacrificing of individuals is an unfortunate possibility when it comes to

Chong Tee

MAS takes a serious view of trading disruptions. Technology system-related breakdowns can never be zero-probability occurrences and this is why SGX should strengthen its recovery

Florian Bohnert

We are the only player out there with a smart bike so we know exactly where the bikes are. Ultimately we feel that users will choose the bike and app with the best user

Florian Bohnert

The government [in Singapore] has been very supportive of moving around in more environmentally friendly ways. We hope to work closely with agencies to put in place a framework for smart bikes to be able to operate safely and securely. It's really about trying to provide a solution for cities that have pollution and traffic

Florian Bohnert

If you look on a more global picture there are a number of urban areas that could use more

Fiona Vogel

The transformation of the CBD into a place not only to work but to have fun is ongoing. Singapore is very competitive as a nation and hated to be known as Hong Kong's boring shadow, so there's been a huge government push to make it the number one hub in the

Shawn Chong

What is great about all these bars is that they somehow are able to create identities that are special to the nation they are

Wolfgang Schäuble

I am not sure whether it would be very beloved in Paris to say so, but we have our own interest, even after Brexit, to have a strong financial centre in London. We can't move the whole business to Europe and it's better to have it in London than in Singapore or elsewhere in the

Peter Hotez

It would take a decade for us to recover and move the world's center of science to the U.S. from China, Germany, and Singapore, where investments are now

Phil Robertson - Human Rights Watch

The governments should recognise that peace and stability requires promoting tolerance, not kowtowing to extremists who haven't figured out that their children are going to watch everything on the internet anyway some day. These three governments should protect freedom of expression and the arts, and tell the gaggle of extremists to stay at home if they don't want to see the

Eugene Tan

The contestation by both camps has to be adroitly managed… governments are often caught between a rock and a hard place. Once the confrontation has crystallised, it's often too late and the domestic concerns tend to

Dede Oetomo

It is also an example of the total ignorance among many adults of the possibility that a child may be gay and that could lead to a good

Lee Seow Hiang

Winning the Skytrax World's Best Airport Award for the fifth consecutive year is immense encouragement to our 50,000-strong airport community at Changi Airport, every one of whom is passionate about delivering the most memorable airport experience to our passengers. This recognition affirms our service belief which we have held steadfast all these years - putting passengers at the heart of all we do. While we expand our facilities to serve more passengers in the coming years, we will continue to work closely with all our airport partners to further enhance the Changi

Kenneth Wong Ming Hao

For me, though, I feel like it's not really a sunset industry yet. I think banks like JPMorgan are moving more into tech and their products are getting more digital, instead of just being a

Supriya Doshi - JPMorgan Chase & Co.

We can't just be the bank that sets up a booth in a career fair and hope that people come to us. We have to be proactive. We don't just want to hire typical business and finance majors. This gives us an opportunity to authentically

Chong Tee

MAS will not tolerate conduct by any finance professional that threatens to undermine trust and confidence in Singapore's financial system. MAS will not hesitate to bar such individuals from carrying out regulated activities in the financial industry. It is imperative that industry professionals and representatives of financial institutions are fit and proper persons. They must be worthy of the trust that people place in them and their

Hari Krishnan

PropertyGuru is encouraged by the government's move to tweak cooling measures as a sign that the government is closely watching the sector, and seeking to ensure a healthy, thriving real estate market, while addressing concerns from home owners and

Wen Khai Meng - CapitaLand Singapore

Together with the government's policies to support population and economic growth, such measures will help to ensure a stable property market and healthy demand for new homes in the long

Hari Krishnan

Downward revisions on Seller's Stamp Duties (SSD) are likely to stimulate investment sales, especially in the short to medium term. This change will most likely benefit real estate investors looking to exit their investments after three years, as they will be able to place their properties on the market earlier, without the burden of stamp

Desmond Sim - Cbre

This is not expected to have a major impact on transaction volumes in the near term, as it applies to residential property purchased on and after March 11. However, this benefits buyers as it offers a respite as they would not have to wait up to four years to sell their property without incurring

Apichart Chutrakul

(Rental) yield is quite high at 5-8 percent, which is attracting investors from Singapore, Hong Kong and mainland China. In a way, our property prices (in Thailand) are quite low compared to the rest of the region. They invest their spare cash so they get some returns and sometimes if they want to go on vacation, they can use it as a vacation

David Gerald

Activists say we should not be entertaining dual class shares, I say do it, with safeguards. Any capital market that is aspiring to be leading in this part of the region should have that. Retail investors should not be taken to be idiots, they're educated, they're knowledgeable and they should make an informed decision. Retail market participation dwindled after the penny stock crash, and it put fear into retail

David Gerald

We need to bring about initiatives that will encourage them to enter the market and to make them feel comfortable to come back to invest. We welcome these initiatives, I think it will increase liquidity and I think it will improve the participation of retail over time. Our market is still a small market. Valuation has been a major reason why we have not been that attractive. Having said that, within South East Asia, I think Singapore is still the number one. We are the gateway to Asia but there is a lot more to be

Matt Smith

It's not unsurprising to see a build at this time of year, it is seasonal, but to see a build of this size really did surprise the market. Floating storage off Singapore reached an all-time high in February. We started to see Singapore floating storage dropping off last month from that record high of 60-million barrels, but we saw it rebound last week. As long as we see 60-million barrels floating offshore in Singapore, it is just indicating that the market is still oversupplied and is not absorbing all this

Matt Smith

Now that the contango has narrowed, there is much less incentive to store oil at sea. That makes Singapore floating storage all the more

Chew Sutat

Investors are conscious of costs, not only the exchange fee but also commission fees. Some may find that because of the total costs, they need a wider spread to make the transaction more

Dina Gachman

I'm not saying you should use people, obviously, but if you're dying to go to Paris and you have a friend who is living alone in a three-bedroom condo in Singapore – go to

Sky Li - Oppo

Recently we have expanded into a number of carrier led markets, such as Taiwan, Singapore, Australia and most recently, New Zealand. The response to date has been extremely encouraging. In Singapore we're now number 3 in the market. Likewise in Australia we have signed agreements with major carriers including Vodafone, Virgin and Optus and are experiencing triple digit

Eric Foenander

Our agent hinted at the idea that the rejection might have been because our non-Chinese roots did not sit well with the elderly Chinese

John Seah

Many PRCs don't take care of rented units. My clients have had several cases where PRCs were not only messy, they damaged the place and ignored laws. If Indian inhabitants would clean up after cooking, then landlords would not need to worry about them. Would you want to rent a place and worry all the time that it wasn't being taken care of? In many cases, the security deposits aren't enough to cover

Darius Cheung

One of the reasons I started was to improve the extent of discrimination in the

Alex Bumazhny - Fitch Ratings

I don't think Japan is going to catch up with Macau for the simple reason that I think Japanese lawmakers, when they're making the bills, will limit the amount of gaming that could take place. What we're talking about is two to three large integrated resorts, maybe a couple more regional type of small casinos, so limited amount of positions. And they may even limit locals from gambling or have a fee like they do in Singapore where locals have to pay a fee to get into the casinos. So, all these things may constraint the actual amount of revenue that could be generated in

Irene Clennell

I’d been in the UK since 1988, married to a British man for 27 years. Yet I was forced from my family, without legal advice, and left in Singapore with just £12Last Sunday I was forced on to a flight to Singapore by four border officers without warning. They gave me just minutes to say goodbye to the family and life I have built over

Irene Clennell

The authorities have shown their willingness to treat foreign-born people as second class citizens, no matter how integrated they are, and worse, treat us like criminals. During my removal from Britain I was treated like a terrorist: I was restrained by the arms, my every word written down, and there were guards on the door when I went to the toilet. This happened in full view of the public in Edinburgh airport and was deeply

Irene Clennell

The border authorities even claimed that I – a woman on my own – posed a risk of violence. And they ticked a form to note the media interest and public sympathy in my case, as if I was to be punished for speaking out. I am hoping to lodge an appeal against my deportation, which I believe has been conducted secretly, inappropriately and with little due

Irene Clennell

Above all, I would appeal to all those who have made 'migrant' a term of abuse, to think about the human cost of their actions. Wanting to build a life and a family, and to be around people and places that you love, is not a

Irene Clennell

Everything that took place last weekend was the latest step in a long story of an immigration system that provides no adequate support to claimants, and does its best to treat honest people like liars and

Irene Clennell

Like any security, you know, (they were doing) as though I was a terrorist. I am tiny and I got two people that size (gestures) and that size (gestures again) holding me (by) both arms and taking me. (…) It was a bit degrading and I don't see why they had to do that because I wasn't going to

Lee Hsien Loong

If America, China relations become very difficult, our position becomes tougher because then we will be coerced to choose between being friends with America and being friends with China. That's a real worry. Right now we are friends with both – it's not that we don't have issues with either, but we are generally friends with both, and the relationships are in good working

Patrick Chovanec - Silvercrest Asset Management

Singapore is clearly deeply annoyed at the U.S. abandoning TPP. Singapore is more important than it might seem, at first glance, because of the quiet but strategically important security relationship it already has with the U.S., which relies on Singapore as a regional supply base for naval operations. If abandoning TPP, along with other moves, cause Singapore and other countries in Asia to see the U.S. an unreliable partner, the implications could be quite

Sushant Gupta - Wood Mackenzie

Increase in cost from this carbon tax regulation could be between $0.40 and $0.70 per barrel coming from the refining sector. By 2019, we expect gross refinery margins to be $4 to $5 per barrel, so the profit margins could be impacted by 10 to 15 per cent. Passing on these costs to products will be tough as those prices are set by international market… Reducing energy intensity of operations will be key to remain

Lionel Ong

I know a lot of people will give back their keys, that's for

Adrian Lee

I'm afraid other legislators may take a leaf from our play book without allowing these services to get to critical

Jean Ng - Singapore Tourism Board

As the only UFC fight scheduled in Southeast Asia this year, this will pique the interest of a growing MMA fan base in this

Joe Carr

Singapore is the home of our Asia headquarters and as such has always been a key market in our strategy to grow the UFC brand and the sport of MMA in the ASEAN

Charles Kinsley

Because of that, the competitiveness we're seeing today could be eroded away if Hong Kong doesn't change. That is one of the reasons people are looking at helping the tourism sector, helping the financial services to stay competitive. But we're also expecting to see a lot more money be given back to the community in terms of elderly care, education, promoting [small and medium enterprises] and also the key focus we saw in Singapore, which is innovation, technology, intellectual

Andrew Koscharsky

Existing green projects such as solar will enjoy the much needed premium (as they are not taxed).feedback

Peter Lee - Microsoft Research

The proposed carbon tax on emitters would prove a significant drag on industry

Sheldon Adelson

It would be at least what we paid in Singapore, $6 billion including the land, but it could be as much as $10 billion. It's the holy grail. It's the ultimate of business opportunities. Singapore was a warm up to

Sheldon Adelson

It would be at least what we paid in Singapore, $6 billion including the land, but it could be as much as $10

Chris Woo

Singapore, at this stage of global tax competitiveness, believes that it's at a good position at the moment. There could be some tweaks later on. Singapore of course has a very substantial incentive regime… it appears to be that Singapore is investing for the long

Chris Woo

It's interesting to see there isn't anything spectacular that would grab the attention of the foreign investors. Last night in the U.S. time or European time, if someone was looking to invest in Singapore or was waiting for goodies in the budget, there weren't really any big goodies for these multinationals outside Singapore to attract them to

Kurt Wee

You've got labor cost that's quite a bit of pressure on businesses, you've got rental cost, compliance cost… In the near term, you're going to see levies going up, we don't see many cost measures that are going to help SMEs in this

Heng Swee Keat

The BEPS project seeks to ensure that companies are taxed where substantive economic activities are performed. Singapore supports this principle. We are, in consultation with businesses, refining our schemes and implementing the relevant

Ajay Sanganeria - KPMG

Singapore will definitely stand out as a low tax yet BEPS-compliant market to [multinational corporations] looking for jurisdictions in which to

Benyamin Netanyahu

We all have a stake in making sure tolerance and diversity and progress win the day. That modernity wins the day against barbarism and

Benyamin Netanyahu

This strengthens both our countries. We have extraordinary reputations within the world, but the fact is when we combine them, we have an even more powerful brand. That brand is very powerful. We spoke today about collaborating with third countries. We're already doing that in one African case. I think we should do that in many countries in Africa, many countries in the

Benyamin Netanyahu

Jewish children in Kazakhstan were singing Hebrew songs as they sang here, in a Muslim state and that reflects the kind of world we like to see: a world of tolerance, a world of diversity as opposed to the world that is being challenged today by the forces of barbarism and intolerance. This is a battle for the future of

Benyamin Netanyahu

It's not only that we're both innovation nations. It's not only that we're small people that have defied the limitations of our size. It is that we're committed to a better world. A world of diversity, a world that follows the values that we as a people have held for so many

Heng Swee Keat

Many economies going through (falling birth rates and aging population) have seen their economic growth falling to 1 percent or lower. If Singapore presses on with productivity improvement, we can do

David Hand - Newport

Chinese investors seem more interested overall in Hong Kong than in Singapore property. In Hong Kong, Chinese developers and financial institutions have mainly purchased office property, while individual investors have mainly purchased residential property. Residential collective sales offer opportunities for developers, while we believe that any easing of the government's residential cooling measures should provide an impetus for foreign investment in the luxury residential segment in

Krishna Guha - Evercore ISI

Given that Singapore is an open economy, those things will definitely help… The government is more opened to venture capital firms, so investors are coming here in a bigger way. It's about tapping those segments and grow the balance sheets from

Ivan Tan - S&P Global

Sluggish loan growth and higher credit costs, offset by higher net interest margins, will culminate in modest to flattish profit

Miranda Lee - KPMG

It is probably the larger local enterprises, the multinationals who have been spoiled for choice over the years and the public sector who will have to reassess their definition of strategic resourcing. How can we put together a diverse workforce, from the handicapped to an older worker to a less academically qualified person and a multi-talented millennial to achieve the company's goals? It is and will continue to be a challenge for the enterprise of the

Timothy Chan

In meritocratic Singapore, academic qualification is the main deciding factor in the outcome of many stages of a Singaporean's life, be it in the progression of studies or work. Therefore, it is not surprising that Singaporeans are obsessed with the pursuit of academic qualifications and

Timothy Chan

While education institutions have generally equipped their graduates with a broad foundation, the industry has found these graduates lacking in deep skills. These deep skills may not be easily acquired in an academic

Clare Lim

The SkillsFuture movement started before I decided to quit and study. I tried applying for other jobs in both public and private sectors, but all said they can't pay me the equivalent of a degree-holder's salary even though I have almost five years of working experience. I think it's going to take many years for this norm to

Ting Seng Kiong

Unlike undergraduate students or fresh graduates, working adults are more motivated to study and acquire new skills as they are in a better position to know what is needed by the industry. Better preparedness also brings with it a sense of self confidence for whatever changes the future may

Ting Seng Kiong

Life-long learning is crucial in today's fast changing economy. Much of what we learnt in school and university become outdated over a very short

Clare Lim

If I had the choice to start over now, I would choose to go to university right after getting my diploma so I wouldn't be disadvantaged at

Lim Ming Yan - Capitaland

Our 36 percent now is something we are comfortable with, but having said that, we are constantly looking at opportunities across the different markets that we have a presence in. I think the market is underpinned by relatively high economic growth. In addition to that, I think there's a significant urbanization that's taking place. So we have very much been focusing on the Tier 1 and the Tier 2 cities. We are also looking at Indonesia – these are major markets within this region. We are also looking at markets beyond Asia in Europe as well as in the

Ng Kee Choe - Capitaland

Nonetheless, we face an uncertain and unpredictable operating environment and economic headwinds in Singapore and China, our core

Paul Polman

Speed of innovation has never been faster. It's confusing a lot of companies. It's confusing a lot of

Eugene Tarzimanov - Moody's

The deterioration in the oil and gas books means that the banks will require more specific provisions, but the impact on their profit and loss statement will not be severe as they will continue to utilize existing general provisions. This might bring down their NPL coverage level to slightly below 100 per cent – a still healthy

Eugene Tarzimanov - Moody's

We expect the three banks' profitability in the fourth quarter to see negative pressure due to their exposure to the oil and gas sector. We see that the banks are not out of the woods yet with that exposure, which have led to the banks having higher NPL (non-performing loan)

Woon Tian Yong - Phillip Futures

We saw the number of new mortgage originations and existing home sales slowing in the fourth quarter… I am more inclined to believe that recent developments are expected to have further spooked the real estate sector, reducing the loan pool which banks could have tapped on for revenues. Singapore's banks may have to find themselves having to further diversify their businesses amid a sluggish domestic economy. This means venturing out to emerging markets to seek a higher return than the already saturated and competitive domestic banking

Frank Sorgiovanni

The technology industry in Singapore is far more supportive of mid scale and upscale than luxury, which finance or oil and gas executives typically

Oliver Chong - Singapore Tourism Board

A lot of business travellers are trending down, which is not surprising given that a lot of them are not even able to travel anymore, and when they travel they tend to cut back on expenses, . So from luxury they are moving to

Chen Jianan

I have been to Gardens by the Bay and Skypark at Marina Bay. I came to see this place because it's beautiful and modernized -- a garden

Frank Sorgiovanni

"The technology industry in Singapore is far more supportive of mid scale and upscale than luxury, which finance or oil and gas executives typically prefer,"feedback

Chen Jianan

"I have been to Gardens by the Bay and Skypark at Marina Bay. I came to see this place because it's beautiful and modernized -- a garden city,"feedback

Dennis Muilenburg

When I take a look at risk areas, filling out the 777 bridge is the area that we're focused on. These are airplanes that support American manufacturing jobs. The economic value to the U.S. is

Shukor Yusof

What's working for them is that they have very deep pockets and they are putting some of that money to replace fleet and also looking at new

Goh Choon Phong

Today's major order for widebody aircraft enables us to continue operating a modern and fuel-efficient fleet, providing the SIA Group with additional expansion opportunities to ensure that we retain our industry-leading position. We are continuing to invest for the future of the SIA Group. This order is also another demonstration of our commitment to further growing the Singapore hub, as we will be able to offer even more travel options for our

Jonathan Chan

Even though the oil production in the U.S is picking up, given Trump's 'America First' policy, there might not be much positive spill-over for our oil and gas

Ching Ching

We have been stress testing this sector since the third quarter of 2015, and in the process identified a list of customers that could be negatively impacted… We are however unable to share details of specific customer loans because of banking secrecy

Pan Jingyi

Debt issues for Ezra have been surfacing to the market and the latest statutory demand creates solvency concerns, fuelling the aggressive

Jonathan Chan

(Singapore's) oil and gas sector is mainly involved in oil support services. The revenue for this sector is expected to stay weak as the current price strength is caused by reduction in global production. This has led to a lower demand for oil support

Ian Clarke

The prevalence of Zika is dropping, certainly in the Americas. The anticipation was that we would see a second wave, certainly in Brazil, and we haven't seen it. And we don't believe this is because we're not looking. There's a lot of surveillance ongoing. We should expect to see outbreaks. We saw it in Singapore, we will see it

Joseph Kelly - OTC Global Holdings

Because of our light-ends liquidity pool in the U.S. and Europe, that would be something we will build on in the

Sandra Grossman

He's lucky that he's already here. But he is affected by the general atmosphere that the administration is

Sri Paravaikkarasu

We expect the gasoline market to be finely balanced through summer this year, which is quite supportive of cracks. Demand growth continues to be

Tadao Ishizumi

We're worried a lot of exhibitors will move to places like China, Korea, Singapore and the U.S., and they might not return. The economic benefits from these exhibitions will disappear and it's the people of Tokyo and Japan who will end up losing

Seng Wun

The low base of last year has definitely helped ... but nonetheless just looking at the sequential growth, the strong end to the year reflects the underlying improvement in the global

Francis Tan

It's partially due to the base effect, partially due to the higher demand for electronic