The latest business news from the Baltics and Singapore

Dear , you are reading the very first newsletter of the Baltic-Singapore Chamber of Commerce. We hope this information will be interesting for you. Enjoy reading!

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UPDATES BY LEGAL EXPERT RIMANTAS DAUJOTAS

Singapore ratifies the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements 2005

The Convention is designed to reduce the time and expense courts and businesses face when dealing with international jurisdictional issues, and the enforcement of decisions.
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The EU-Singapore FTA – good news for the Baltic States’ economies

The EU-Singapore FTA is the first bilateral agreement concluded between the EU and the Association of Southeast Nations’ (ASEAN) country. It is a comprehensive agreement that will allow both Singapore and Baltic firms to enjoy greater market access and business opportunities.
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START-UP

Invest Lithuania: Lithuania to boost talent attraction through start-up visa

Lithuania’s Parliament, the Seimas, has this week approved amendments to the Law on the Legal Status of Aliens enabling the creation of so-called ‘start-up visas.’
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Future Ready Singapore: Asian start-ups’ time to shine

There’s never been a better time for Asian entrepreneurs to create their own start-ups: advances in technology, growing Asian markets and changing demographics will create many challenges.
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Invest Lithuania: Hot US start-up Cujo setting up development team in Lithuania

Cujo, which was featured as one of the hottest up-and-coming start-ups at this year’s TechCrunch Disrupt conference, is setting up operations in Lithuania.
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BUSINESS

Singapore Business Review: Singapore vs Hong Kong vs Shanghai: Where should entrepreneurs base their business?

Chris Reed, marketing specialist, having 25 years of experience in working with clients and agencies in the UK and now in Asia Pacific, conducted a research. The author considered various factors which the entrepreneurs look at when deciding on where to place their hub in Asia Pacific and choosing the best place between Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai.
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RANKINGS

In the “Good Country” index Singapore holds the 24th position, and the Baltic States occupy positions in the thirties and forties of the Index

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Singapore Business Review: Singapore is Asia’s best city for women entrepreneurs, reveals survey

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Invest Lithuania: Lithuania still leading CEE in per capita FDI

Lithuania still leads the Central and Eastern Europe region for per capita foreign direct investment (FDI) according to the latest data from fDi Markets, a database run by the Financial Times.
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The Straits Times: Singapore is safest country to do business: new Pinkerton index

Singapore is the safest nation to do business, according to global risk management company Pinkerton’s new tool to help corporate clients assess threats on a country-by-country basis.

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SPECIAL OFFER

If you participate in a project, you can receive a complimentary 14 days free access to The Lithuania Tribune’s, the nation’s leading news portal in English, daily news service. This service will give everything you need to know to be successful in Lithuania and ease your transition into this booming Baltic market.
For more information please contact info@sgpchamber.com.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Going Global with Innovation, Singapore

Join for the Going Global with Innovation seminar to gain a global understanding on innovation from a series of experts that include MasterCard, LinkedIn, Netflix, SapientNitro and more.

Date: July 28 @ 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Venue: One Farrer Hotel & Spa, Singapore

iAdvisory Workshop: Export your business successfully, Singapore

The iAdvisory Workshop: Export your business successfully is a four-days hands-on workshop (3-4, 10-11 Aug 2016), which will equip participants with the toolkit to successfully venture overseas.

Date: August 3-4, 10-11 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Venue: IE Singapore, Transit Lounge

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Jurgita Telešienė Project Manager
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