Proportion of private homes grows to 27%

THE number and proportion of private properties in Singapore grew in the decade between 2006 and last year, Parliament was told on Monday.

MAS a strong supporter of fintech: Ong Ye Kung

THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) does not have to choose between financial institutions (FIs) and new players in the financial technology (fintech) industry, a board member of the central bank said on Monday.

Tapping the appeal of sports to grow brand awareness

THE sporting calendar in Singapore is chock-full of world-class events from now until the end of the year.

Boss fight on Emirates pitch

WHENEVER Arsenal and Manchester United lock horns on a football pitch, there's often very little need to hype the match up...

IE Singapore paves way for SMEs to break into India market

WHEN local food manufacturer Tong Garden wanted to build a manufacturing plant in the Indian state of Gujarat, the company turned to SKP Business Consulting, an Indian professional services firm, for guidance to register the land there.

GDP growth in 2017 may exceed 2%: PM Lee

SINGAPORE'S economy expanded by a better-than-expected 2 per cent in 2016, and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong thinks there's a "good chance" that growth this year can exceed that figure...

NTUC raises S$25m for education, training fund

THE National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) has raised S$25 million for its Education and Training Fund to help workers in Singapore upgrade their skills and pick up new ones.

Swee Keat named chairman of Future Economy Council

FINANCE Minister Heng Swee Keat has been named the new chairman of a national tripartite council to drive Singapore's ongoing efforts to boost skills and innovation...

SIM's international school ready for September opening

THE Singapore Institute of Management (SIM), one of the most established private education providers here, will soon open its doors to its first international school for teenagers from the region and beyond.

Unemployment could rise further, Swee Say warns

THE Singapore economy is in transition, and the challenges ahead are "no less daunting" than those the country faced in the downturns of the last 20 years, said Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say on Friday...

Josephine Teo, Desmond Lee promoted to full ministers from May 1

SINGAPORE will soon have two women full ministers in the Cabinet for the first time, after Senior Minister of State Josephine Teo was promoted in the latest round of Cabinet changes announced on Thursday.

StanChart renews marathon sponsorship until 2019

FOR the last 15 years, Standard Chartered Bank and Singapore's most famous and established annual running event have been inextricably linked...

NTUC to accredit career coaches with eye on lifting competencies

THE labour movement is rolling out a structured system to accredit career coaches in Singapore, and it has set up a new framework to improve and recognise the competencies of this group of people.

DBS Marina Regatta returns on June 1-4

SINGAPORE'S largest watersports festival, the DBS Marina Regatta, returns to the Marina Bay area this June for what will be the event's sixth edition to date...

Iswaran in Indonesia for 3-day visit

INDUSTRY minister S Iswaran is now in Indonesia for a three-day visit that will first take him to the capital Jakarta, and then to Medan in the province of North Sumatra.

RWS staff spread cheer in Clementi

RESORTS World Sentosa (RWS) has successfully held its first volunteers' day, an event that involved 240 senior management and employees in the integrated resort's largest community outreach effort to date...

Clubs still milking millions from jackpot cash cows

IT IS a quiet Saturday afternoon and the Automobile Association of Singapore's office at Kallang Bahru, just adjacent to the Jalan Besar Town Council, is already closed for the day...

Heartlanders firmly in sight

FITNESS First, the UK-based chain of gym clubs, is slowly but surely expanding its footprint in Singapore, with ambitious plans to launch new gyms across the island at a rate of two to three per year.

Commitment to multiracialism a 'golden thread' in Othman Wok's life: PM Lee

THE late former Cabinet minister Othman Wok led a "full and illustrious life", contributing in different capacities as a journalist, writer, unionist, politician and diplomat...

Lions to face Argentina in Kallang on June 13

THE National Stadium in Kallang will play host to some of the world's most famous footballers when Argentina - two-time winners of the Fifa World Cup - jet into town for a friendly match against Singapore on June 13...

A nation bids final farewell to a pioneer

THE skies opened up on Tuesday just as the coffin bearing the late pioneer Cabinet minister Othman Wok was about to make its final journey, as Singapore bade farewell to one of its founding fathers.

Othman Wok, member of Singapore's first Cabinet and founding father, dies at 92

A FOUNDING father. A strong leader. A Singapore son. A dear friend. These epithets were in the tributes that poured in on Monday afternoon, soon after news broke that Othman Wok, a key member of Singapore's first Cabinet more than half a century ago, had died at the age of 92...

United Airlines, Public Enemy Number One

The last few days were certainly rather eventful. Domestically, the long-running City Harvest Church saga is still running. The Attorney-General's Chambers on Monday said it would take the case to the Court of Appeal, aiming to restore the six church leaders' original convictions which...

IE Singapore ups funding to help more firms to venture abroad

HEMISFAIR, a small local company selling organic children's wear, took part in an international trade fair in Singapore last year and came away with deals from Taiwan and Indonesia, sending its sales up by 25 per cent...

Pliskova, Wozniacki on course for Singapore

THERE are still 194 days to go until the start of this year's BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global tournament, but the race to snatch one of the eight available spots at the US$7 million event is already fast heating up...