Published Reports

  • The Business Times – Norway Report 2018

    Diplomatic relations between China and Norway were re-established in December 2016 after a six-year hiatus. Both countries are renewing their commitment to one another and building on their strong partnership which dates back to 1950. ‘Since the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between our two countries, Chinese businesses have shown increased interest in Norway’, says Finn Kr. Aamodt, Director of Invest in Norway, the governmental investment promotion agency of Norway. ‘High-level delegations from China are actively exploring investment opportunities in Norway’.
  • Foreign Policy – Taiwan Report 2018

    Taiwan continues to impress global markets through its focus on innovation, technology and stability. An expanding economy, GDP is expected to grow at 2.27 per cent in 2018. The self-governing island nation seeks to secure its position as the most prominent of the ‘Four Asian Tigers’ -Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and South Korea. As America’s tenth largest trading partner withtwo-way total trade amounting to US$ 84.9 Billion, the symbiotic relationship between The US and Taiwan is undeniably intertwined.
  • The Business Times – Thailand Report 2017

    ‘What we have decided today is only a small beginning of what we hope will be a long and continuous sequence of accomplishments of which we ourselves, those who will join us later and the generations to come, can be proud’. - Dr. Thanat Khoman. In 1967, Dr. Khoman, then Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, invited his counterparts from Malaysia,Indonesia, the Philippines and Singapore to Bang Saen, Thailand. The result of this meeting led to the establishment the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the signing of the ‘Bangkok Declaration’ on 8 August 1967.
  • The Business Times – India Report 2017

    India is the fastest growing economy in the world. According to a report released earlier this year by The World Bank, the country’s projected growth rate of 7.2 per cent for 2017-2018 is expected to increase to 7.7 percent in 2019-2020. To sustain this level of growth, the country must continue to attract foreign investment and India is committed to strengthening its ties with the ten Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries.
  • The Business Times – Malaysia Report 2017

    In 1967, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines founded the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Fifty years later, ASEAN is a diverse community of ten member countries with a combined population of 630 million. The economically dynamic region is on a path towards greater integration through strong regional trade ties, interconnectivity and a shared vision for the next fifty years.
  • The Business Times – Indonesia Report 2017

    Singapore and Indonesia celebrate fifty years of diplomatic relations this year. With an increasing number of Singaporean companies investing in Indonesia and Singapore continuing to offer Indonesian companies access to its world-class financial system, the two nations have formed a strong alliance.
  • The Business Times – Philippines Report 2017

    This year sees the Philippines hold the Chairmanship of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) during the Associations fiftieth anniversary. As the country addresses challenges and embraces economic opportunities, the Philippines is looking to strengthen its trade, investment and cultural ties with its ASEAN neighbours while encouraging visitors to come and explore the country for themselves.
  • The Business Times – Switzerland Report 2017

    For ninety years, Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE) has played a key role in supporting small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) from Switzerland and Liechtenstein as they reach out to international markets. Synergy Media Specialists sat down with Daniel Küng, CEO of S-GE to discuss Swiss SME’s successes in Singapore and Southeast Asia.
  • The Business Times – Hong Kong Report 2017

    “July 1, 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the return of Hong Kong to our Motherland and the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). Since our return to the Motherland, the principles of "one country, two systems", "Hong Kong people administering Hong Kong" and a high degree of autonomy have been successfully implemented in Hong Kong."
  • Beijing Review – Canada Report 2017

    2017 is a momentous year for Canada. The peaceful nation, famous for maple syrup, the Niagara Falls and ice hockey is celebrating its 150th birthday. Blessed with a thriving economy and outstanding natural beauty, Canada has become a modern leader in the Western Hemisphere.
  • The Business Times – Japan Report 2017

    This year sees the Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN) celebrate its fiftieth anniversary. The Association’s founding members (Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia) believed that creating unity across the Asian region would lead to strengthened cross-cultural ties and economic growth.
  • The Business Times – Southern California Report 2016

    With the City-state of Singapore and the United States establishing ties in 1966, this year marks fifty years of Singaporean - American diplomatic relations.
  • The Business Times – Japan Report 2016

    The trade and economic relationship between Japan and Singapore has evolved over the years into one that is mutually beneficial and greatly valued by both countries.
  • South China Morning Post – Chile Business Report 2015

    "Relations between Chile and China today are among the most solid our country has worldwide and, certainly, in the Asia Pacific region."
  • The Business Times – Canada Report 2015

    This year marks Canada and Singapore’s fiftieth anniversary of diplomatic ties dating back to the founding of Singapore in 1965.
  • South China Morning Post – South Africa Business Report 2015

    Since 1998 when South Africa established diplomatic ties with China − two years ahead of the launch of FOCAC in 2000 − the country has been well-served by its commercial ties with China.
  • The Business Times – Denmark Report 2015

    "Ever since Denmark and Singapore agreed on a diplomatic relationship back in 1965, our ties have strengthened...." - Berit Basse, Ambassador of Denmark to Singapore.
  • The Business Times – Japan Report 2015

    Singapore’s Golden Jubilee Anniversary and the launch of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC 2015) are proving to be two significant events for Asia this year.
  • South China Morning Post – Kazakhstan Business Report 2014

    ‘Since the establishment of diplomatic relations between our two countries, Kazakhstan and China have reached considerable results in bilateral economic cooperation.
  • South China Morning Post – Iceland Business Report 2014

    New extensive free trade agreement between China and Iceland offers multiple opportunities for investors.
  • South China Morning Post – Ireland Business Report 2014

    Ireland’s economy continues to grow. Exports are doing well and employment is expanding – driven by the ingenuity of companies and the support of Government.
  • The Business Times – Finland Report 2013

    Finland’s ambassador to Singapore, Ari Heikkinen, speaks to Vincent Wee about the good ties that exist between Finland and the Republic and on potential areas for further cooperation.
  • The Business Times – Japan Report 2013

    The vision of ASEAN’s founding members: the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore, continues to drive growth across the Asian region. Established in 1967, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) mission is to ...
  • South China Morning Post – Australia Mining Report 2012

    Investments in Australia’s resource sector have enabled the country to develop a world class mining industry and become a key partner for China.
  • San Francisco Chronicle – Philippines Real Estate 2012

    Today, in more than eighty countries, the contributions made by workers to their respective countries are being celebrated through Labor Day festivities.
  • South China Morning Post – Denmark Shipping and Logistics 2012

    With one of Europe’s longest coastlines and surrounded by more than 400 islands, Denmark’s history, culture and traditions have always been connected to the sea.
  • Foreign Policy – Australia 2012

    With its competitive economy and strong trade links, Australia continues to strengthen its ties with neighbouring Asia Pacific countries while recognising that the US remains its most important economic partner.
  • South China Morning Post – South Africa Mining and Resources 2012

    The African continent’s reputation for being a risky investment proposition is changing. Despite linguistic, jurisdictional and cultural differences in each...
  • Foreign Policy – Singapore 2012

    With its stable economy, political stability, transparency and world-class infrastructure, Singapore has positioned itself as center for excellence within Asia. As a financial centre, regional trading hub and investment destination, Singapore is well positioned to build on its strengths.
  • Foreign Policy – Japan Higher Education Report 2012

    With our long held shared values and interests, the United States and Japan are close partners in addressing together novel global issues the international community faces: international financial and economic crises, climate change, energy challenges, and so on.
  • South China Morning Post – Thailand Industry 2012

    On August 8, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) will celebrate 45 years. The Asean Declaration, signed in the Thai capital Bangkok in 1967, aims to accelerate economic growth, social progress and cultural development in the region.
  • South China Morning Post – Netherlands Shipping and Logistics Report 2012

    The Netherlands is an open society with a keen eye on international business developments. From the expansion of the earliest trade routes, the Dutch have built a reputation for establishing successful commercial trading partnerships the world over.
  • South China Morning Post – Japan Shipping and Logistics Report 2012

    As an industrial export powerhouse, Japan has a reputation second to none. The country has manufactured every conceivable mode of transport...
  • South China Morning Post – Greece Shipping Report 2012

    Greece has long been a formidable maritime nation. The country’s culture and mythology are intrinsically tied to the sea and shipping remains a key strength of the modern nation.
  • Foreign Policy – Hong Kong Report 2011

    With its vibrant economy, proximity to Mainland China and rule of law, Hong Kong plays a pivotal role within the international business community.