07 Apr '11, 10pm

Singapore seeking to be a philanthropy hub for Asia: (via @andyho)

SINGAPORE - With its strong financial infrastructure, excellent international transport and communications connectivity and governance supported by a strong regulatory framework, the Republic is well-placed as a philanthropy hub, said Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong yesterday. In his keynote address at the opening of the inaugural Credit Suisse Philanthropists Forum , Mr Goh said Singapore can become a hub for philanthropic causes for the region and make it easier for international donors to fund charitable causes in Asia. "As a leading international financial centre, Singapore can provide a full suite of wealth advisory services ranging from fund management to philanthropic advisory," said Mr Goh. Philanthropy plays an important role in dealing with global financial crises and natural disasters by bringing relief to communities. More importantly, giving back to society help...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC110408-0000386/Sp...

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