Wealthy city-state Singapore has once again topped a ranking of the best places in the world to do business.
The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) ranked Singapore as number one out of 82 countries for its “efficient [and] open economy”.
The tiny Asian island nation has been at the top of the rankings for seven consecutive years.
Other countries ranked in the top five included Switzerland, Australia, Hong Kong and Sweden respectively.
The rankings were based on the attractiveness of a country’s business environment by looking criteria such as political climate, openness to foreign investment, taxes, the labour market and infrastructure.
Last month, Singapore also topped the World Bank’s ease of doing business report, which looked at 189 countries.
Stapleton International EMEA, the specialist engineering and construction management consultancy, announces exciting expansion plans under new ownership.
The company is delighted to be working in collaboration with the University of Sunderland to provide short courses in Project Management, Shutdown and Turnaround Management, specifically designed for requirements of the Oil & Gas and Process Sectors. Located near the University’s London Campus in Canary Wharf, Stapleton International EMEA will be responsible for developing and delivering innovative training packages from early 2015.
As well as expanding the training arm of the business, Stapleton International’s new leadership board has established a business strategy that leverages the firm’s unique strengths and qualities in the competitive sectors in which it operates.
Based on client feedback and demand, the company will focus future services in the area of Contract and Commercial support, with an expansion of Audit and Inspection activities, as well as the introduction of a dedicated training division. With offices in the UK, Singapore, Australia, and the USA, Stapleton International is perfectly placed to provide reliable, coordinated support to the world’s most complex engineering projects.