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Tourist arrivals from China have exceeded arrivals from Indonesia. Visitor arrivals from China to Singapore contributed a total of 18.2% to tourist arrivals, which made China the largest contributor for tourism. However, the usual main source for tourism in the Lion City was Indonesia which contributed…


According to various sources, China is urging foreign payment card companies to create local joint ventures for onshore operations. This move would counter a pledge on market access which Beijing made to US President, Donald Trump. The drive for encouraging equity tie-ups with Chinese companies, rather…


According to the Chinese Embassy in France, a Chinese tour group was attacked and robbed in Paris by four assailants who were armed with tear gas in the early evening on Thursday. The newspaper, Le Parisien, states that the 40 tourists had just returned from a shopping trip and were crowding around…


The number of bombs placed under cars and outside homes in Cyprus is rapidly increasing. This is in light of the recent car bomb which killed Daphne Caruana Galizia, a 53-year-old investigative journalist, in Malta two weeks ago. According to Deputy Police Spokesman, Stelios Stylianou, the bombs in…


New Bill aims at reducing Red Tape in Cyprus

On Friday the 3rd of November, Interior Minister, Constantinos Petrides unveiled a new bill that is anticipated to make it easier for larger developments to obtain permits. The initiation of the strategy depends on the approval of another piece of legislation which would provide for the establishment…


The Parliament in Cyprus has recently approved a bill which will impose 19% VAT on the sale of construction land. This bill now complies with an EU condition; 10 years after the original deadline. The new legislation will come into effect as of the 2nd of January 2018. The law should have come into…


The 10 years of stagnation that followed the 2007-2008 global financial crisis has led UK government officials and decision makers to the realisation that the economy needs a new strategic direction. After the crisis, a so-called productivity crisis has unraveled as productivity rates have also plummeted.…


UK: big supermarket giants? Not anymore!

While sales of Vegetarian meals, strawberries and berries used to be the forerunners of popular consumption in the UK, these food items are constantly decreasing. Long opening hours allows more than the half the British public to visit supermarkets daily while one in ten are buying the necessities for…



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