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Philippines health program deteriorating, says Binay

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19-Jan-16 Philippines Vice President Jejomar Binay has criticized the government’s health program, saying its health policies had been an additional burden to the poor instead of helping them. Citing a report from IBON Foundation, a spokesman said PhilHealth members were still shelling out money for confinement, medicine and other medical needs, defeating the purpose of PhilHealth membership. [image: The Standard]

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Logistics industry sees emerging markets uptick but braces for volatility

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18-Jan-16 Supply chain executives in the Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index survey expect an uptick in emerging markets growth in 2016, despite concerns about China, fluctuations in oil prices, and the possibility of the US economy weakening. For the first time, supply chain professionals surveyed see India – rather than China – as the emerging market with the most growth potential. [image: Agility]

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Biomedicine sector looks promising after Taiwan election

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18-Jan-16 With policy support and a local talent pool, biomedicine may be the next big thing in Taiwan as President-elect Tsai Ing-wen takes office in May. Biotech is one of the five focus industries to be cultivated by the the new government, which will also invested in the development of drugs, medical instruments and materials. [image: University of Melbourne]

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Scope for Singapore firms in China's healthcare

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16-Jan-16 China's policy reforms, ageing population and more affluent and sophisticated consumers have created increased opportunities for Singapore firms, not just the healthcare sector, but the entire eco-system. More have entered other areas, such as healthcare infrastructure, healthcare systems and healthcare solutions like diagnostics devices and data analytics. [image: The Straits Times]

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Singapore's Perennial plans healthcare hubs in 40 Chinese cities

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16-Jan-16 Less than a year after making its first foray into China's healthcare sector, Singapore developer Perennial Real Estate has set an ambitious goal to create integrated healthcare hubs in 20 to 40 Chinese cities. They will be similar to the Perennial hub being constructed in Chengdu, and will mainly be in Western provincial capitals, the company said. [image: Kor Kian Beng / Perennial Real Estate Holdings]

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