Singapore outperforms the rest of the world in the OECD’s latest PISA survey, which evaluates the quality, equity and efficiency of school systems.
Singapore, Hong Kong SAR, Korea, Chinese Taipei, and Japan continue outperforming all participating countries in mathematics at the fourth and eighth grades, maintaining a 20 year edge according to results released today from TIMSS, the longest running, large scale international assessment of mathematics and science education in the world.
Singapore has maintained its position as the world’s most attractive market for infrastructure investment. Ranking consistently high across business, risk, infrastructure and financial indicators, and despite a slightly lower score for economic factors, it maintains a strong economic environment.
Like Hang Seng and Norinchukin, Singapore’s strongest banks are targeting markets they know well. That’s helping them curb bad debts and build a strong capital base, says Jean-Charles Sambor, Asia-Pacific director at the Institute of International Finance. The Tier 1 capital ratio at Oversea-Chinese Banking and the other Singapore banks exceeded the Basel III guideline at the end of 2014.
Based on the Baseline Profitability Index (BPI), Singapore took the 4th spot among the 110 countries covered in this exercise.