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Nexia Pulse Quarter 1 2016 issue

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Investment Outlook: A monthly round-up of global markets and trends

Looking back over an eventful 2015, a cocktail of global concerns has been served up to the markets. Lower economic growth and low inflation have persisted and market volatility has ramped up, with only a handful of markets and asset classes delivering a positive return over the last 12 months.

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Mergers & Acquisitions: Outlook in Asia

The year 2015 did not end well for equities markets in Asia with their stock indices plummeting, especially in the last quarter of 2015. Despite this, dealmakers were celebrating a record high in M&A transactions in the same year. Learn more about the driving factors behind this.

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Payment Card Industry: Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS): Does your business have to comply?

Credit card fraud is one of the most common data security breaches around the world. Find out more about the background, requirements and ways to comply with data security standards (PCI-DSS).

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Key Legislative Amendments to the Companies Act - Phase 2

The second and final phase of legislative changes to the Companies Act was effected on 3 January 2016. Key legislative changes are highlighted in this section to provide you with an overview.

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Outsourcing

Outsourcing is a cost-saving strategy where companies engage external parties to perform specific work requirements based on their expertise, and the scope of work outsourced will determine the fees companies are required to pay. Employee-related expenses will be reduced as the company will not need to factor in additional employee benefits like bonus, commission, and CPF etc.

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