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23 August 2018

Rabobank Launches Food Loss Challenge Asia for Start-Ups.

Rabobank, a leading global bank in food & agri and sustainability, is proud to announce the launch of the Food Loss Challenge Asia.

Debuting in Asia, the open innovation Challenge will see disruptive start-ups present their ag-tech solutions to reduce food loss to a platform of leading Food & Agri industry leaders, investors and other start-ups.

The Challenge aims to address the global problem of food loss. Every year, 1.3 billion tons of food is lost worldwide whilst world population is expected to increase by 2 billion people to over 9 billion people. To meet the increased demand for food, global food production will have to increase by at least 60%, while at the same time arable land and natural resources are nearing their limits. To address this fundamental concern, Rabobank is committed to contribute to one of the most pressing issues identified by the UN Sustainable Development Goals to halve food loss by 2030. Against this backdrop, Rabobank Asia is launching the Food Loss Challenge Asia, an initiative to facilitate constructive dialogue between solutions providers, F&A corporates and small holder farmers.

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20 August 2018

Part-Time Vacancy: Sales Manager Executive European Bedding

Part-time Vacancy available at European Bedding Singapore:


Sales Manager Executive – Sales Department

Job Description:

We are looking for a capable Sales Executive, to  assist our team on Saturday and Sunday with the in-store sales. Ideally our new team member is someone who is extravert, likes to talk to people  and is a problem-solver. Would you like to be part of an exciting start-up in expansion phase? Please find out the key responsibilities and requirements below!

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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



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


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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