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Ady103/02/2012 12:45:42
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Their biggest overseas jet engine startup ever

Rolls-Royce gears up for Singapore production

Terryd03/02/2012 13:36:14
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So The jobs are now off to Singapore! Poor old Derby . First Bombardier now the beginning of the end of RR there?
John Stevenson03/02/2012 15:49:55
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We only have our selves to blame, old working practises, more attention to shareholders than investment into the future.
John S.
Cross Slide03/02/2012 16:05:37
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You have hit the nail on the head - could also add shortage of people with the required skills which is related to lack of investment in the future.
Cross Slide
tractionengine4203/02/2012 16:54:06
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For the last 3 years I have been working in Singapore (needs must) so have some direct experience in this area.
The Singapore government wants to modernise and increase their manufacturing base by attracting high end foreign manufacturing companies; they also want to improve the skills of Singaporeans so more of these jobs go to local residents thus less dependent on foreign workers.
To this end the government is investing heavily providing very attractive training and startup grants.
Their economy is not dependent upon credit, is very stable and has fared as one of the best during the current recession; also they are well located for the growing Asian market.
With all the European economy problems and growing markets moving east I think you can expect to see more of this happening.
Steve Wan10/02/2012 16:55:24
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Hi all and buddy Nigel
It's not all that bad! After all it's the return of the British experience here in Singapore. The company is stationed at former Seletar Camp which was once an airbase for the RAF during the war. So there's some linking with England. Infact, many roads in that area are named after England. The first familiar road name when one enters the main gate is Piccadilly Circus! Pity after the restructure for aero-space centre, many beautiful colonial houses were pull down as well as many army barracks.

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