The latest business news from the Baltics and Singapore

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

For those who are celebrating the Chinese New Year we wish a prosperous Year of the Rooster! Let this year be full of new inspiration, joy and harmony!

Your Singapore: Chinese New Year

With bright colours, non-stop revelry and sheer exuberance, Chinese New Year is one festival that demands all of your attention – and energy.

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RANKINGS

2017 Bloomberg Innovation Index announced: Singapore takes the 6th place, Lithuania is ahead of its Baltic neighbours

Bloomberg has announced the 2017 Innovation Index of the 50 world’s most innovative economies.

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Forbes has announced the list of the Best Countries for Business 2017

The prestigious business publication Forbes has ranked 139 countries in its annual Best Countries for Business list. Sweden leads the list, and Singapore, Estonia and Lithuania get in TOP 15.

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Singapore Business Review: Singaporeans have the second most powerful passport in the world

Singapore Business Review: Singaporeans have the second most powerful passport in the world.
Lithuania and Latvia get in TOP 10 with the same a Visa-free score of 149. Estonia is one position lower and takes the 11th place with a Visa-free score of 148.

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FINTECH

Fintech Ranking: 10 FinTech Predictions for Asia in 2017

Henri Arslanian for LTP

In 2016, FinTech went mainstream. So what can we expect for 2017?

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FinExtra: Five Key Trends that will see FinTech Enhance its Role and Impact in 2017

Michael Carter

There is no doubt that 2017 is set to be another exciting year for FinTech as 2016 draws to a close, paving the way for more forward thinking and disruptive innovations.

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PUBLICATIONS BY LAW FIRM GLIMSTED

Lithuania eases residency rules for foreign investors

Karolina Baronaitė-Birmontė, Senior Associate, Attorney-at-Law

Amendments to Lithuania‘s residency law have come into force from 1st January, making life much easier for foreigners who have invested or plan to invest in Lithuania.

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New wording of the Lithuanian Construction Law

Daiva Čekanavičienė, Associate

On 1 January 2017, a new wording of the Lithuanian Construction Law has entered into effect, offering some changes in regulation and procedures.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

TechChill 2017, Riga, Latvia

February 9 - 10

Baltic founders meet in Riga

TechChill brings together startup teams, entrepreneurs, challengers and curious minds from the Baltics and beyond.

For two chilly days an energetic crowd of founders, entrepreneurs and techies from across the region will gather in Riga for the most exciting startup event in the Baltics.

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Aviation Festival Asia, Singapore

February 21 - 22

The conference is the stage for the C-suite, the influencers and the game changers to meet and share ideas on the latest and most vital innovations that are changing the way full-service airlines, low cost carriers and airports are doing business.

The exhibition, which runs alongside the conference, will be a showcase of the latest in aviation innovation. From large technology companies down to the latest Asian start ups.

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If you have any questions, suggestions or if you want to see information about your company in this newsletter, please feel free to contact me.
Jurgita Telešienė Project Manager
info@sgpchamber.com
+37061492540

The Baltic-Singapore Chamber of Commerce

Vilniaus str. 31 LT-01402 Vilnius Lithuania
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