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Press Releases from Spire Research and Consulting: (110 total)

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04.12.18 - Spire Research and Consulting

Spire’s CSR activity with SCS beneficiaries at the River Safari

Spire Singapore collaborated with the Singapore Children’s Society (SCS) on its CSR activity for the eighth consecutive year. The beneficiaries took part in fun and engaging activities. Spire Singa... mehr

27.11.18 - Spire Research and Consulting

Ethiopia’s strategic cooperation with China

Over the past decade, Ethiopia has experienced an average economic growth rate of about 10%. Ethiopia is expected to grow by 8.5% in 2018, topping China’s projected growth of 6.5%. In recent times,... mehr

19.11.18 - Spire Research and Consulting

Spire Client Entertainment Night November 2018

Spire Singapore hosted its second Client Entertainment Night of the year. Our business associates and partners joined us for a dinner reception followed by the movie screening of Walt Disney Studios... mehr

15.11.18 - Spire Research and Consulting

China leads the way in gaming landscape

The share of mobile games in China rose from 12% in 2011 to 63% in 2017. Will China become a global leader in mobile gaming? Lin Tianran, Senior Consultant at Spire Research and Consulting, shared her... mehr

09.11.18 - Spire Research and Consulting

India pushes Electric Vehicles

The Indian government’s recent tweaking of the licensing policy for Electric Vehicles (EV) promises to address the infrastructure obstacle holding back the sector. The setting up of EV charging sta... mehr

31.10.18 - Spire Research and Consulting

Esports in China emerges as a booming market

China accounted for 15% of the USD660 million professional Esports market in 2017. Can China cash in on this booming market before other players jump on the bandwagon? Spire’s viewpoint on Asia’s ... mehr

30.10.18 - Spire Research and Consulting

Breaking gender rules through video-gaming

Computer games have traditionally been developed with men in mind. Sadia Bashir from Pakistan is breaking with this tradition. She is the owner of PixelArt Games Academy and a member of Forbes’ 30 u... mehr

29.10.18 - Spire Research and Consulting

Game markets: Asia and China

In recent years, the Asia Pacific gaming industry has attracted the attention of investors, developers and analysts. Within Asia, Japan, South Korea and China are the leading markets. The Asia Pacific... mehr

29.10.18 - Spire Research and Consulting

China’s New Silk Road Initiative - An integrated trade strategy for the 21st century?

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), announced in 2013, is not only China’s most ambitious global infrastructure project but also one of the largest ever attempted anywhere. It aims to develop a free... mehr

24.10.18 - Spire Research and Consulting

Innovation in agriculture – Meeting global food security needs


The origins of agriculture Agriculture is derived from the late-Latin word Agricultura with ‘agri’ depicting land and ‘cultura’ meaning cultivation. Starting out as hunter-gatherers, humans h... mehr

23.10.18 - Spire Research and Consulting

The Philippines – Asia’s next economic powerhouse?

The Philippines is emerging as one of Asia’s most dynamic economies, with a forecasted growth rate of 6.9 per cent in 2018 driven by investment and private consumption. The economy recorded growth o... mehr

17.10.18 - Spire Research and Consulting

Pets emerging as a growth industry in Asia

Asia’s burgeoning pet care industry is making its mark, with pet expenditure set to reach USD21 billion by 2022. Spire’s viewpoint on industry growth was cited in the South China Morning Post’s ... mehr

16.10.18 - Spire Research and Consulting

Spire chosen as Official Research Partner to the Challenge Iskandar Puteri triathlon once again

Spire Research and Consulting was honored to be appointed as the Official Research Partner for the Challenge Iskandar Puteri triathlon – a Challenge family sports event that covers 41 full and half ... mehr

12.10.18 - Spire Research and Consulting

The air purifying power of 500 trees

Taking green buildings to the next level, an eco-friendly building is now visible in the posh area of West SoHo in Manhattan, New York. The first of its kind luxury building has 25 storeys with air pu... mehr

11.10.18 - Spire Research and Consulting

Disney eyes India’s market through Fox Star India deal

Disney and 21st Century Fox are hoping to close a deal that will lead to Disney acquiring Fox’s Star India Network, adding more than 700 million people to its global audience. Fox expects to increa... mehr

18.09.18 - Spire Research and Consulting

Walmart nails deal with Flipkart

In the e-commerce sector’s biggest deal yet, retail giant Walmart paid USD16 billion to acquire a 77% stake in Flipkart – one of India’s most successful e-tailers. With India’s e-commerce sec... mehr

18.09.18 - Spire Research and Consulting

Spire explains market opportunities in Australia for Malaysian franchisors

Australians are increasingly dining out. As much as two thirds of the population (over 14 years of age) dine out at least once a month. To put this into perspective, the average personal consumption s... mehr

13.09.18 - Spire Research and Consulting

Confidence key to Singapore’s success

Can Singapore cultivate a culture of confidence as it turns 53? Leon Perera, CEO of Spire Research and Consulting shared his insights in The Business Times – Views from the Top section on 6 August 2... mehr

11.09.18 - Spire Research and Consulting

CPTPP signed by eleven Asia Pacific countries

With the sudden pull-out of the USA from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) last year, the deal was eventually signed by the eleven remaining Asia-Pacific countries and renamed the Comprehensive and ... mehr

10.09.18 - Spire Research and Consulting

Fancy a ride across Norway’s underwater floating tunnel

The 1,190 fjords along Norway’s coast take travel time to a new level, with several ferry crossings and a tiring 21 hour ride. Therefore, the Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPRA) proposed t... mehr

06.09.18 - Spire Research and Consulting

Spire holds seminar for Japanese firms on Indian e-commerce

On 17 July 2018, Spire Research and Consulting organized a seminar with the Yamada Consulting Group (YCG) and Uzabase Inc (owners of the SPEEDA platform). The target audience was Japanese companies in... mehr

05.09.18 - Spire Research and Consulting

FIFA World Cup 2018 holds lessons for successful team building

The FIFA World Cup 2018 is widely seen as one of the best World Cups in recent memory, with many surprises and goals aplenty. One talking point was the role of teamwork as opposed to just superstar ta... mehr

03.09.18 - Spire Research and Consulting

Is a Korean peace treaty on the cards?

The historical and unprecedented meeting between the two leaders of Korea is a monumental development. Can both leaders use this opportunity enhance geo-political stability and open up new economic de... mehr

29.08.18 - Spire Research and Consulting

Microsoft supports Asia’s renewable energy industry


Microsoft has signed its first solar power agreement with Atria Power in India to purchase 3 megawatts (MW) of solar-powered electricity at its new office in Bangalore, India. This ensures that 80% o... mehr

23.08.18 - Spire Research and Consulting

Africa’s aviation sector opens up


When the African Union (AU) launched the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) in January this year, it finally opened up Africa’s skies. 23 signatories on board, though another 32 AU members ... mehr

20.08.18 - Spire Research and Consulting

Spire talks about retail trends at International Franchise Conference 2018


Spire Research and Consulting group’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Bahar was honored to be a guest speaker at the International Franchise Conference 2018. The conference was held on 21 Apr... mehr

17.08.18 - Spire Research and Consulting

India among the world’s top compact SUV markets


India overtook Japan in 2017 as the third largest manufacturer of compact SUVs. Big players such as Renault, Mahindra & Mahindra, Ford Motor, Hyundai Motor, Maruti Suzuki and other SUV manufacturers ... mehr

16.08.18 - Spire Research and Consulting

Eqyptian Israeli gas deal to boost bilateral trade


A USD15 billion deal has been announced between Israel and Egypt to export natural gas. Israel’s Delek Group has signed an agreement to supply 64 billion cubic meters of gas in a span of ten years t... mehr

08.08.18 - Spire Research and Consulting

Singapore signs a freetrade pact with Sri Lanka


Singapore and Sri Lanka signed the first modern and comprehensive free trade agreement (FTA) earlier this year. This is expected to boost commerce, trade and investments between the two island nations... mehr

07.08.18 - Spire Research and Consulting

Free acess to vending machines for the homeless


The 1,190 fjords along Norway’s coast take travel time to a new level, with several ferry crossings and a tiring 21 hour ride. Therefore, the Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPRA) proposed t... mehr

02.08.18 - Spire Research and Consulting

China’s measured reaction to US trade tariffs

The recent US trade tariff announcement will impact Chinese imports worth USD60 billion. Will China’s reaction and the prospect of continuing tit-for-tat tariff hikes cause more panic across global ... mehr

31.07.18 - Spire Research and Consulting

The pet economy boom in Asia


With the increase in pet ownership, healthcare and spending, Asia’s pet industry is expected to grow at 14.3 per cent annually from 2016 to 2021. Pet ownership as well as expenditure per pet is incr... mehr

30.07.18 - Spire Research and Consulting

Bangladesh – A journey from poverty to development


Equivalent to the combined population of the Netherlands, Germany and France, Bangladesh is home to 160 million people. Although it is ranked as one of the world’s poorest of the 10 most populous co... mehr

25.07.18 - Spire Research and Consulting

Japan’s appetite for mergers and acquisitions abroad


The overall Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) activity of Japanese firms continues to grow and overseas M&A deals are in the spotlight. In 2016, Japan’s outbound M&A activity exceeded USD100 billion, the... mehr

24.07.18 - Spire Research and Consulting

Spire discusses e-commerce strategies suited to the Indonesia market


Spire was honoured to participate at the GATES Indonesia ICT Reseller Channel Summit 2018. The Summit was held on 1-3 May, 2018 in Bali. Jeffrey Bahar, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Spire Rese... mehr

20.07.18 - Spire Research and Consulting

Chinese consumers prefer mobile devices for online transactions

As 44 million Internet users are added each year in China, cash transactions might become obsolete. Consumers are increasingly using third party mobile payment apps for online transactions. Leon Perer... mehr

19.07.18 - Spire Research and Consulting

Halal market continues to grow in the Gulf region

A boom in Halal tourism and a conscious effort to eat healthier has helped to lift Halal product revenues. The appeal of Halal products is broadening to some groups of non-Muslim consumers. Will the H... mehr

18.07.18 - Spire Research and Consulting

Trade war looms after U.S.’s tariff announcement

The announcement of President Trump’s recent tariff hikes sparked speculation across the globe. Is a global trade war on the cards? Leon Perera, CEO of Spire Research and Consulting, shared his thou... mehr

12.07.18 - Spire Research and Consulting

Singapore to roll out automated tray return systems at hawker centers

As Singapore continues its drive to promote cashlessness, automated tray return systems might soon become a regular sight at hawker centers. Customers will be asked to make cash deposits which are ref... mehr

09.07.18 - Spire Research and Consulting

China all set for good growth in 2018

As China aims to shift from quantity to quality economic growth in 2018, it aims to foster high-quality job creation in fields like robotics and artificial intelligence (AI), while forestalling global... mehr

05.07.18 - Spire Research and Consulting

Singapore gears towards a cashless society in 2018

As a new year dawns, Singapore continues to focus on becoming a cashless society. Despite several unsuccessful attempts in the past, many nationwide initiatives are set to launch soon. Will this be th... mehr

03.07.18 - Spire Research and Consulting

Spire Client Entertainment Night April 2018


Spire Singapore hosted its first Client Entertainment Night of the year. Clients, business associates and partners joined the Spire team for a dinner reception followed by the movie screening of “Ma... mehr

02.07.18 - Spire Research and Consulting

Spire talks about retail trends at International Franchise Conference 2018


Spire Research and Consulting group’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Bahar was honored to be a guest speaker at the International Franchise Conference 2018. The conference was held on 21 Apr... mehr

27.06.18 - Spire Research and Consulting

Spire presents DiverseCity KLIAF 2017 impact report


Spire Research and Consulting was invited to join the ‘Meet The Beneficiaries’ event organized by Yayasan myNADI with Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Haji Mohammad Najib bin Abdul Razak as the guest of... mehr

26.06.18 - Spire Research and Consulting

Spire and YCG hold seminar on partnering Vietnamese firms


On 15 March, Spire and Yamada Consulting Group (YCG) jointly organized a breakfast seminar in Singapore for Japanese speakers, to share insights on Mergers & Acquisition (M&A) deals in Vietnam and inv... mehr

22.06.18 - Spire Research and Consulting

Spire chairs session on Indonesia’s online grocery market at Internet Retailing EXPO Indonesia 2018


Spire Research and Consulting group’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Bahar was honored to be appointed as moderator at the Internet Retailing EXPO Indonesia 2018, organized by Clarion Events... mehr

21.06.18 - Spire Research and Consulting

Spire addresses cross-border e-commerce challenges across SEA at GSCC’s webinar series

Spire was honored to participate in the second webinar series organized by Global Supply Chain Council (GSCC) as a guest speaker. The webinar was held on 20 December, 2017 in Hong Kong. Jeffrey Bahar,... mehr

20.06.18 - Spire Research and Consulting

India and Japan’s strategic alliance


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed to work on an open Indo-Pacific region strategy with cooperation in infrastructure development and maritime sec... mehr

19.06.18 - Spire Research and Consulting

Biodynamic farming in India


India is probably one of the places where the principles of biodynamic farming, which began in Germany over 90 years ago, are still socially accepted and in practice. Biodynamic practices focus on pl... mehr

15.06.18 - Spire Research and Consulting

New transport systems in Asian cities to curb traffic congestion


Traffic congestion in densely population Asian cities is nothing new. To address this growing menace, emerging Asian economies continue to invest heavily in new transport infrastructure in cities like... mehr

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