Tighter COVID-19 border curbs expected to impact Hong Kong’s status as a global financial hub

Tighter border curbs, if imposed, are expected to impact Hong Kong’s status as a global financial hub. The city already has some of the world’s toughest quarantine measures. Residents are also grappling with latest rounds of restrictions, including a halt on dining-in after 6pm for two weeks. Chief Executive Carrie Lam has acknowledged the criticisms over Hong Kong’s COVID-19 strategy, but asked to be judged fairly based on the city’s situation.

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Reacting to Hub Arkush apologizing for calling Aaron Rodgers the ‘biggest jerk in the league’

Reacting to Hub Arkush apologizing for calling Aaron Rodgers the ‘biggest jerk in the league’

Reacting to Hub Arkush apologizing for calling Aaron Rodgers the ‘biggest jerk in the league’
Damien Woody and Dan Orlovsky react to MVP voter Hub Arkush issuing an apology to Aaron Rodgers after calling him the “biggest jerk in the league.”
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New upskilling initiatives, career hub for finance and accounting sector

New upskilling programmes and a career hub for job seekers are among initiatives the finance and accounting sector can expect, under a new Jobs Transformation Map unveiled on Jan 5. They are set to be rolled out by the first half of this year.

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India announces plans to become global chip production hub

India has announced ambitious plans to become a global chip production hub. The country currently imports 100 per cent of its semiconductor requirements, but it is now offering incentives for companies to set up fabrication plants locally.

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Tommy Wu on factors affecting Hong Kong’s global financial hub status

With Hong Kong having elected its very first legislature under China’s new "patriots only" rules, the focus now turns to how this will impact its status as a global financial hub. Tommy Wu, Lead Economist at Oxford Economics, says that Hong Kong’s strict COVID-19 restrictions are a bigger factor at play.

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NTU well-placed to serve as tech hub for region: Chan Chun Sing

According to Education Minister Chan Chun Sing, Nanyang Technological University’s expertise in tech and research makes it well-placed to drive economic development in the Jurong Innovation District, as well as to serve as a tech hub in the region. Mr Chan’s vision for the university in the next few decades comes as NTU takes stock of its achievements over the past 30 years. To mark the occasion, NTU sealed 30 of its key moments in a digital time capsule. This will be opened during its 50th anniversary.

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New hub to help Asian businesses and governments meet sustainability goals

Sustainability and the Environment Minister Grace Fu has cautioned policymakers against pushing ahead with initiatives that look glamorous but do not help from a systemic level. She said the Government must be very mindful about making the right decisions that use the system most effectively. Ms Fu said this at the launch of the Vivid sustainability innovation hub by global consulting firm, McKinsey & Company. It aims to advise businesses and governments in Asia on how to chart their sustainability transformation.

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US picks Qatar as transit hub for Afghan refugees

The Gulf nation of Qatar and the United States signed an agreement Friday formalizing Qatar’s role as a main transit hub for those wishing to flee Taliban rule in Afghanistan following the closure of the American Embassy in Kabul. (November 13)

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Gastronomic hub, stargazing spot among winning ideas aimed at redesigning Changi Point

A gastronomic hub featuring local food and art, as well as turning the Old Changi Hospital into a stargazing spot. These were among the winning ideas of a competition to redesign Changi Point. A total of 12 winners were chosen from over 130 submissions. The Singapore Land Authority and Urban Redevelopment Authority will review the proposals received, and choose suitable concepts for Changi Point’s future plans.

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