Members News

14 May 2018

Rabobank’s Senior Asia-Pacific Strategist, Michael Every writes about why we stand on the edge of a potential global trade war, which many see as irrational

Rabobank’s Senior Asia-Pacific Strategist, Michael Every writes about why we stand on the edge of a potential global trade war, which many see as irrational.
 


 

Financial markets are not pricing for it partly because the irrationality seems to reduce the probability of this outcome. However, there are multiple interpretations of what ‘rational’ means for all actors involved. One can make the argument the US and China are both acting rationally, while assumptions that our global system is rational may themselves be irrational! On that basis, the risks of trade wars may be higher than markets currently suggest. Go to here to read the article.

 

11 January 2018

Houthoff targets major expansion of its Tax Team

THE TAX ADVISORY PRACTICE PLANS TO DOUBLE IN SIZE TO 30 TAX ADVISERS BY THE END OF 2018.

 

Houthoff’s tax advisory practice is currently undergoing a major expansion. Houthoff welcomed Paulus Merks to the firm on 1 January, as a new partner in the Tax Team. This follows the recent addition of Peter Josten to the practice group. Overall, the Tax Team is expected to have 30 advisers by the end of the year, doubling its current size.

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6 October 2017

My Reading Room wins prestigious MPAS award

award.jpgTECHNOLOGY INNOVATION OF THE YEAR

On 26 September, the Media Publishers Association of Singapore (MPAS) recognised the achievements, best practices and top talents of Singapore’s Magazine Publishing Industry at the MPAS Awards Gala 2017.  We would like to thank MPAS for organising this amazing event and for their commitment towards supporting Media Publishers.

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5 October 2017

Collaboration ActiveSG and FrieslandCampina Asia: Pilot Nurture Kids

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ACTIVESG AND FRIESLANDCAMPINA ASIA PILOT FIRST PRESCHOOL NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMME TO FOSTER HEALTHY LIVING HABITS IN SINGAPORE’S YOUNG

 

– New ‘Nurture Kids’ programme teaches preschool children aged four to six to ‘Eat Smart’ and ‘Stay Active’

– Unique public-private partnership aims to fight war against diabetes and promote health awareness in young children

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4 October 2017

The Association of Dutch Business people (ADB) and the Dutch Chamber of Commerce announce merger

ADB-DutchCham merger2 leading Dutch Business platforms in Singapore join forces to create 1 new organisation

 

The Association of Dutch Business People (ADB) and the Dutch Chamber of Commerce (DutchCham) are pleased to announce their merger of equals creating a new organisation ADB-DutchCham that will evoke a stronger and united voice for the Dutch business community and anyone interested in the Dutch-Singapore alliances in Singapore.

 

The new organisation will represent 16 Orange members (mostly Dutch MNCs), 100+ Corporate members and 350+ individual members, which will result in a reach to 800+ professionals.

 

President of DutchCham, Ad Ketelaars explains the reason behind the merger: “With this merger our goal is to strengthen the representation of all Dutch Businesses in Singapore, together businesses can achieve greater success.”

 

President of ADB, Joep Ottervanger said: “We are happy to bring the two organisations together. By bundling the strengths of ADB and DutchCham we will have a deeper impact on the Dutch-Singapore business community and will bring more value to our members.”

 

The new organisation will become effective as of 1 January 2018.
ADB-DutchCham will be committed to connecting businesses and creating business opportunities. It also aims to provide a platform for member companies to showcase their particular skills or knowledge in their area of industry to contribute and facilitate aspiring companies to set up their businesses in Singapore.

 

The new organisation will continue to focus on topics like innovation, sustainability and water management, as these are areas of excellence for the Dutch Business community in Singapore.

 

The ADB was formulised at Registry of Societies (ROS) in 1990 and the Dutch Chamber of Commerce (DutchCham) was established in 2008. Currently, the DutchCham and ADB are non-profit organisations. The new organisation ADB-DutchCham will follow the same structure.

 

For more information contact:

 

Ad Ketelaars
President Dutch Chamber of Commerce Singapore
E-mail: info@adb-dutchcham.sg 

 

Joep Ottervanger
President ADB
E-mail: adb@adb.org.sg