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OCBC Bank: Retiree households least hit by inflation

Retiree households enjoyed the largest decline in consumer prices last year, compared with other income groups in Singapore, thanks in part to healthcare subsidies.

Consumer prices for retiree households - those with only non- working persons aged 60 years and above - fell by 2 per cent, said the Department of Statistics Singapore (Singstat) yesterday.

This was mainly due to lower accommodation and healthcare services costs, which make up a bigger share of their spending.

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Korn Ferry Study: Poor Working Relationship with CEO Top Reason CFOs Would Voluntarily or Involuntarily Leave Company

A new Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), survey of 321 Chief Financial Officers (CFOs)/heads of finance shows that a strong working relationship with their company’s CEO and board of directors is critical to achievement and career longevity. When asked why a CFO would voluntarily leave his or her position, more than half (52 percent) of respondents said the top reason is a poor working relationship with the CEO, and 41 percent said not working well with the board and CEO is the top reason a company would ask a CFO to leave.

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WWD Names Arent Fox a Top Retail Practice

Arent Fox’s Fashion Law group was recommended as one of the best retail practices in the country by WWD, which encouraged retailers to call on the firm’s attorneys when faced with issues that threaten their bottom line.

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Webinar "Expandindo negócios: como estabelecer contratos de parceria nos EUA" by Drummond Advisors.

When: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 3 PM (Brasilia time) - 2 PM (EDT). Read Full Article

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Curtis strengthens Middle East offering with the addition of Counsel Ali Naveed Arshad

Curtis deepens its Middle East offering as it welcomes experienced counsel Ali Naveed Arshad to its Dubai office.

He has worked in Oman since 2011, having most recently been a practice head at a highly regarded local Omani firm. He brings considerable Middle East experience across sectors that include corporate, banking, energy, power and water projects. He will cover both Oman and UAE from the firm’s Dubai office.

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Núcleo de Inovação Tecnológica é aberto em parceria com BTG Pactual

Projeto do Departamento de Informática da PUC-Rio, em parceria com o banco, tem como objetivo desenvolver soluções inovadoras para problemas tecnológicos do mercado financeiro. O presidente do BTG, Roberto Sallouti, e o Reitor da PUC, padre Josafá Carlos de Siqueira, inauguraram o espaço.

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PwC: Key findings from the communications industry - 20th CEO Survey

This year, our 20th CEO survey highlights areas of growth, talent, trust, and globalisation within the communications industry. We surveyed 43 CEOs in 28 countries who, for the most part, are relatively optimistic for their organisations as well as the industry’s future.

Be sure to view our highlight video with Alex Arena, group managing director at HKT Ltd. We appreciate his insights and reflections on this year’s study.

Communications CEOs are some of the most confident about future revenue growth:

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Chambers Global 2017 Recognizes King & Spalding in 52 Practice Area Categories

King & Spalding has been recognized as one of the leading international firms in the latest Chambers Global guide. The 2017 guide ranked the firm’s practice areas in 52 categories, and King & Spalding lawyers earned 139 individual rankings.

Projects and energy (Band 4)
Mehdi Haroun (Band 3)

Corporate/Commercial (Desk Based Abroad)
Nora Djeraba (Expert Based Abroad in France)
Mehdi Haroun (Expert Based Abroad in France)

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Debevoise Advises VIG in its $600 Million Fund

The Hong Kong and New York offices of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP have advised VIG Partners (“VIG”) on the formation of VIG Partners Fund III (“Fund III”). The fund has reached final closing, raising $600 million, exceeding the original target of US$500 million with strong support from both existing and new investors.

VIG secured commitments from a globally diversified investor base of investors from Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific. Fund III is composed of leading banks, family offices, insurance companies, fund of funds, and pensions

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Experienced Valuation Specialist Aditya Darbari Joins Baker McKenzie

Aditya Darbari has recently joined Baker McKenzie as a Director of Economics in New York, bringing more than a decade of experience in conducting valuations for tax and financial reporting purposes.

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