SMEs remake themselves amid cost pressures

COST and manpower pressures are forcing small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to rethink how they do business, with the majority shying away from simply introducing new products and instead re-examining what they do, and doing more of what they can do well...

Government & Economy

CHINA'S third-quarter economic growth ground to its slowest pace in five years as the country continues to struggle with a downturn in the property sector, overcapacity and weak export demand. Analysts, however, remained cautiously upbeat as they...


THE ride continues for Singapore taxi-booking app GrabTaxi as it announced on Tuesday its third and biggest round of funding, and its ambition to build the largest taxi network here in the next six months.

Government & Economy

HONG KONG'S tycoons could play a part in ending the stand-off with pro-democracy activists. The city's business leaders have an outsize influence over local politics. Relaxing their grip on special corporate votes could ease divisions over...

Energy & Commodities

THE Republic is still a good place to invest in, said a senior executive of ExxonMobil, as the firm broke ground for two plants that would make Singapore its largest specialty chemicals manufacturing site in the world.


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