Singapore is best place to do business

Singapore tops the ease of doing business chart for the ninth consecutive year. The ranking is featured in the Doing Business report, published annually by the World Bank Group which measures regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it.

The top 10 economies with the most business-friendly regulatory environments are Singapore, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Denmark, South Korea, Norway, USA, UK, Finland and Australia.

My country Malaysia is ranked at 18th, not bad at all. Economic powerhouse China is ranked at 90th.

Jun Ji-hyun illi commercial

Korean commercial and promotional images for cosmetics brand illi (by AmorePacific), featuring actress Jun Ji-hyun. The illi skin care products are based on oriental medicines; it’s a bit of a trend these days to integrate old wisdom (of traditional oriental medicines) in modern products.

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A Tale of Two Koreas

An infographic by The World Weekly which shows some differences between North Korea and South Korea. The peninsular was divided into two after World War II as a result of the Cold War. The two countries are still in confrontation these days.

North Korea vs South Korea infographic