Source: Financial Horse chillin in the Balkans

As members of the Facebook Group will know, Financial Horse was in Europe for a holiday the past week, which is why there was a slowdown in “The Weekly Horse” posts. Accordingly I will take the opportunity in this article to round up all the top links since the last edition.

Are Singapore companies still competitive?

This week, I wanted to discuss the competitiveness of Singapore companies. In my trip to Europe, I flew Emirates (which I enjoyed almost as much if not more than SIA), I used a GiffGaff SIM Card (with an experience better than that with Singtel or M1), and I bought clothes from high street retail in London (where I greatly appreciated the range, quality, and price).

In particular, I was struck by how competitive global companies are these days. It used to be that Singapore companies (the likes of …