The lakes in the transition zone of North China's arid and semi-arid regions at the fringe of the EASM is sensitive about the response of the EASM. However, the pattern and mechanisms of the EASM change during the Holocene that began approximately 11,650 years ago are still debated. … [Read more...] about Researchers reconstruct precipitation changes of transition zone in North China’s arid, semi-arid regions
Bank of china singapore jurong east
NEW DELHIL: Jawed Ashraf -- a 1991 batch Indian Foreign Service officer at the headquarters and former Joint Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office -- is the Modi government’s choice as the next envoy for Singapore – a country that is playing a key role in implementing PM’s flagship projects from smart cities to Skills development. Considered by his peers as one of the finest minds around Ahsraf has served in the past in Germany, Nepal and USA. He has handled Indo-US affairs for over a decade as a desk officer in the headquarters in Delhi and later in Washington. Ashraf is viewed as one of the experts on USA and Indo-American relations. As Joint Secretary in PMO Ashraf gave key foreign policy and national security advice to both the former PM and current Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Singapore has been one of the important pillars of India’s Look East and Act East Policy – a country that cemented India’s link with ASEAN from the 1990s. … [Read more...] about Jawed Ashraf is Modi govt’s choice as next Singapore envoy
SINGAPORE: Singapore has been an "important" partner in the advancement of India's Act East policy and the country in many ways has shaped New Delhi's engagement with South East Asia, India's new envoy said here. "Singapore in many ways has led or shaped India's engagement with South east Asia, and beyond so it has been an important partner in the advancement of India's Act East policy," India's High Commissioner to Singapore Jawed Ashraf told tabla! a Singapore Friday weekly. Ashraf feels Singapore's extraordinary success is a source of inspiration to everyone. India also sees Singapore and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) as important partners in building a peaceful, stable and increasingly integrated region, which can continue to anchor prosperity across Asia and the Pacific. The need for such shared pursuit has become even more urgent and important in these times of many challenges and uncertainties, stressed Ashraf. However, he added that a good … [Read more...] about Singapore important partner in India’s Act East policy: Indian envoy Jawed Ashraf
HONG KONG: Bankers and investors fear China's push to impose national security laws on Hong Kong threaten the city's future as an international financial centre. If it gets to that stage, Beijing's move will come at a cost for China's economy. WHY DOES CHINA NEED HONG KONG AS IT IS? China still has extensive capital controls and often intervenes in its financial markets and banking system. Hong Kong is one of the world's most open economies and one of the biggest channels for equity and debt financing. The size of Hong Kong's economy may only be the equivalent of 2.7% of mainland China's, down from 18.4% in 1997 when it reverted to Chinese rule, but the territory punches above its weight due to world-class financial and legal systems. As a gateway between China and the West, Hong Kong attracts global capital for China more efficiently than its other cities. HOW IS THAT CHANGING? Under the 'one country, two systems' formula agreed as part of Britain's handover of the territory … [Read more...] about How important is Hong Kong to China as a free finance hub?
NEW DELHI: Singapore was the top source of foreign direct investment into India for the second consecutive financial year, accounting for about 30 per cent of FDI inflows in 2019-20. In the past two financial years, FDI from Singapore has surpassed that from Mauritius. In the last financial year, India attracted USD 14.67 billion in FDI from Singapore, whereas it was USD 8.24 billion from Mauritius, according to the data of the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT). In 2018-19, Singapore's FDI aggregated at USD 16.22 billion, while that from Mauritius it was USD 8.08 billion. According to experts, Singapore has been able to outpace Mauritius with its ease of doing business policies, simplified tax regime and a large number of private investors. "Mauritius was once seen as a tax haven making it the most favoured nation for routing investments in India. April 2017 brought key amendments to the bilateral treaties with Mauritius and Singapore which … [Read more...] about Singapore top source of FDI in FY20 with investments worth USD 14.67 bn