Yishun, first dementia-friendly town
Yishun is set to be Singapore's first dementia-friendly town, with over 3,000 students, front-line service staff and residents trained to spot people with dementia and to interact with and assist them.
Health Minister Gan Kim Yong had said last year that tackling dementia needs to go beyond "hardware" to fostering community support. Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and Lien Foundation are spearheading the efforts in Yishun.
World Economic Forum starts in Davos
The World Economic Forum will begin today in Davos, Switzerland, bringing together political and business leaders to discuss the world's most pressing problems. Foremost among their concerns this year may be whether problems in China, whose rapidly slowing economy has rattled stock and commodity markets worldwide, could cause a relapse into global financial instability just as Europe and the United States are recovering from the last crisis.
Findings of SME growth survey
Results of the inaugural SME Growth and Financing Survey by StanChart and Singapore Business Federation will be unveiled today at a press conference. The briefing will cover trends around small and medium-sized enterprises' growth outlook for 2016, their plans for Asia expansion and financing needs to grow their business in the region.