Europe

The European Union’s single market framework has enabled the free movement of goods, services and capital and a common currency, amongst almost all of its member states. Europe’s Gross Domestic Product composition by sector is agriculture: 1.8%, industry: 25.2% and services: 72.8%. Europe covers an area of 10,180,000 km².

“You have to be fast on your feet and adaptive or else a strategy is useless” – Charles de Gaulle

  • The Japan Times – France Report 2018

    ‘Japonismes 2018: les âmes en resonance’ (souls in resonance) festival was successfully launched yesterday in Paris (July 12 2018). Cities across France will host events showcasing Japanese culture including ancient ‘Jomon’ pottery, contemporary drama and technology-driven art installations. “‘Les âmes en résonance’ means ‘souls in resonance.’ This comes from the words of Paul Claudel, who was a great writer and served as French Ambassador in Japan in the 1920’s,” explains H.E. Masato Kitera, Ambassador of Japan to France.
  • The Japan Times – Sweden Report 2018

    This year, Japan and Sweden celebrate 150 years of diplomatic relations. During Japan’s Meiji Era, Sweden became one of the first countries to establish ties with Japan and the relationship has continued to flourish, particularly in the areas of business, trade, science, culture and the arts. “I am delighted that both Japan and Sweden continue to benefit from the relationship we have nurtured over the years,” said Jun Yamazaki, Japan’s ambassador to Sweden.
  • The Japan Times – The Netherlands Report 2018

    In 1609, the Dutch and Japanese established their first official trade-relations. As the relationship flourished, Dutch traders were granted the Dejima Island as a trading post in 1641 and were the only Europeans permitted on Japanese territory.
  • Beijing Review – 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.
  • 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 – 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 – 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.