Global Business Reports


Irina Negoita, Sarah Crompton Donnelly, Julian Issa, Emma Johannes

Singapore Chemicals 2018

August 27, 2018

There has hardly been a more enthralling time to conduct an in-depth analysis into Singapore’s ever-changing chemicals industry. 2018 marks Singapore’s Year of Climate Action, a testament to the island state’s commitment to the Paris agreement and pledge for sustainability.  Now home to over one hundred chemical manufacturers, and one of the world’s top 10 exporters of chemicals, Singapore is an undisputed powerhouse in the industry. Having to tread carefully in an uncertain geopolitical climate, the city-state continues to invest in its strengths – talent, research and development capabilities, and technological advancements. Singapore will be the destination for the first ITAP (Industrial Transformation Asia Pacific) event later this year, which will bring together Industry 4.0 leaders from across the globe. Leveraging government support and a growing base of solution partners, the chemicals industry is increasingly adopting advanced manufacturing practices whilst exponential growth, a shifting regulatory framework and growing consumption in APAC pose a coveted opportunity for Singapore. 


Bertschi Singapore will to continue the rapid expansion of its capacity and services on Jurong Island.
The Singapore Chemical Industry Council (SCIC) discusses its objectives for the year.
“Rather than seeing the market adoption of sustainable products as a challenge, I view it as a process of educating the entire value chain; a matter of technological proliferation […]”
“With the formation of Enterprise Singapore, our role is to grow stronger Singapore enterprises. Building on the foundation of the two previous organizations, we now have increased and improved resources to be more effective on both the domestic and international fronts.”


Peru Mining 2024 Pre-Release II

As the second half of 2024 approaches, Peru stands at a crossroads. According to the latest figures, the Democratic Republic of Congo has surpassed Peru as the second-largest copper producer. Cabinet changes under Boluarte's administration and ongoing corruption cases have taken a toll on investor confidence, and illegal mining remains a pressing issue. However, not everything is lost for the Andean country, and the mining sector presents growth opportunities.



"We plan to double our copper production by the end of the decade. There remains significant upside potential in the gold industry, and the copper operations are strategic and additive to that."