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Hong Kong has been an important shopping destination for Chinese tourists, and its tourist industry was hit as shoppers became more careful with cash.
Sentiment in the Singapore property market appears to be improving, but unsold inventory will still weigh in the short-term, a DBS executive said.
Beng Teck Liang, Singapore Medical Group, says Singapore offers the best doctors and latest medical technologies to those traveling for medical care.
Lionel Yeo of the Singapore Tourism Board talks about the event strategy adopted by the city-state in its bid to attract tourists.
From developing its harbor for tourism to hosting international events, Hong Kong still has more to offer tourists, says Allan Zeman, Lan Kwai Fong Group.
Singapore Foreign Secretary Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan explains why the island-nation is a leader in innovative urban solutions.
The city is investing in research & development in addition to SMEs, explains Nicholas Yang, Hong Kong's Secretary for Innovation and Technology.
Digital talent and the start-up ecosystem give Singapore an edge over other cities, says Vegard Aas of Telenor Group.
Oliver Tonby, McKinsey, weighs in on the impact of the introduction of virtual assistants, robots and "co-bots" on employment and skills.
Hong Kong's position as a financial center makes it a prime contender to become a fintech hub, according to Franklin Tong Fuk-kay of ASTRI.
Isaac Ho, VentureCraft, chose Hong Kong as the base for his VC has due to the city's proximity to China.
Esben Poulsson, Singapore Shipping Association, says Singapore has invested heavily to stay ahead of the curve as a maritime hub.
Robbert van Trooijen, APAC CEO of Maersk Line, says the ports of Singapore and Hong Kong are important centers to the company.
Satvinder Singh, IE Singapore, talks about the city-state's ambitions of being the top trading hub for commodities.
Willy Lin from the Hong Kong Shippers' Council explains why the outlook for HK shipping will improve this year.
The Hong Kong authorities should get involved in encouraging interest in sectors beyond finance, such as shipping, says Simon Doughty, Wallem Group.
Russia slammed Trump's decision to tighten sanctions on Iran following strikes at a crude-processing plant and oil field in Saudi Arabia.
The unspecified action comes after the U.S. accused Iran of carrying out the weekend attacks on critical Saudi oil installations.
President Donald Trump would be better off not cutting a trade deal with China as it could backfire on him ahead of the 2020 U.S. election, according to the chief economist at the CME Group.
Jerome Powell pledged that the central bank would engage in a "sequence" of interest rate cuts if conditions warrant, but he doesn't see that as necessary now.
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said he does not see the Fed using negative interest rates in the future.
Powell said on Wednesday that the Fed may have to resume regular balance sheet growth to help ease money markets.