Singapore retail sales up 5.3% y-o-y in November, reversing slump in October

RETAIL sales surged in November, reversing course from the slump in October.

Industry transformation maps 'disconnected from needs of businesses'

NOT all businesses have benefited from the industry transformation maps (ITMs) that have been widely touted as the government's strategy to propel the economy into the future, said panellists at a pre-Budget roundtable on Tuesday...

End goal is to create good jobs, says Liang Eng Hwa at Pre-Budget Roundtable

IN developed economies of today, economic growth and activities are just a means to an end, which is to create good jobs, said Liang Eng Hwa, chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee for Finance, Trade & Industry, on Tuesday.
BT OUTLOOK 2018

SMEs hope for pickings in 2018, but are still dogged by challenges

The Singapore economy may have performed much better than expected last year, but many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are still waiting to reap the gains from that.
TOP STORY

Cookie-cutter won't cut it anymore

In the constant fight to keep up with ever-changing tastes of consumers, differentiation is no longer a luxury but a necessity for SMEs.
TOWKAYS

Facing the future

Novu Medical Aesthetics' Jennifer Loh wants ordinary, working-class folks to be able to enjoy beauty and wellness treatments without burning a hole in their pockets...
BUDDING ENTREPRENEURS

Maximising human potential with chatbots

Enterprise chatbot solution Botbot.AI’s founder and chief executive officer aims to combat under-employment by moving people from repetitive, menial tasks to higher-value-added work through technology.

Singapore Budget 2018 to be delivered on Feb 19

THE Singapore 2018 Budget Statement is set for Monday, Feb 19, to be delivered by Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat in Parliament.

The Straits Trading Company appoints two new directors

THE Straits Trading Company made some changes to its board, with the appointment of two new independent and non-executive directors Tan Chian Khong and Chua Tian Chu, with effect from Jan 1.

Chip Eng Seng Corp unit to invest in Ho Chi Minh real estate development

CHIP Eng Seng Corporation announced a proposed investment in a real estate development project in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam which will be carried out through a loan agreement and a share purchase agreement.

Oxley Holdings responds to SGX queries on its investment in Australian firm

PROPERTY developer Oxley Holdings provided further details of its recent investment in Australian firm Pindan Capital Mermaid Beach (PC Mermaid Beach), in response to queries from the Singapore Exchange (SGX).

Singapore 2018 Budget Statement set on 19 February

The Singapore 2018 Budget Statement is set on Monday, Feb 19 to be delivered by Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat in Parliament.

The other side of the economy

WHEN Bernard Cruz, an HR veteran with more than 20 years of experience under his belt, left his job in March 2015 to take a break, it was always with the belief that he would return to the corporate world in the future. Since then, he has spent time travelling with family, in addition to taking on...
CUBICLE FILES

A year of beer, fear and tears

WHEN I started this column about two years ago, I thought it would be nice to round off each year with my own reflections on workplace lessons learnt. Sort of like a time-out to do my own annual review.

SMEs see brighter skies in the new year

SMALL and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore are increasingly optimistic about future business prospects, as more of them anticipate improvements in the wider economy to filter through to them in the coming year.

NetLink Trust fined S$150,000 for failure to meet standards

THE Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) has slapped a S$150,000 fine on fibre broadband network builder NetLink Trust for failing to meet standards.

Allied Tech CEO resigns; new appointments made

ALLIED Technologies announced after trading hours on Wednesday that its chief executive and group managing director Hsu Ching Yuh has resigned to pursue his own interests, amid a slew of management changes in the company.

Best World International increases equity interest in subsidiary for RM1.13m

BEST World International announced after trading hours on Wednesday that it has acquired a 22.5 per cent equity interest in Best World Lifestyle, a company incorporated in Malaysia, for a cash consideration of RM1.13 million (S$369,700).

Allied Technologies' CEO resigns; new appointments announced

ALLIED Technologies announced after trading hours on Wednesday that its chief executive and group managing director Hsu Ching Yuh has resigned to pursue his own interests, amid a slew of management changes in the company.

Financial penalty of S$150,000 imposed on NetLink Trust for failure to meet standards

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) has slapped a S$150,000 fine on fibre broadband network builder NetLink Trust for failing to meet standards.

SMEs expect strong start to 2018

SMALL and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore are increasingly optimistic about future business prospects, as more anticipate improvements in the wider economy to filter through to them in the coming year.

Singapore consumer prices rise 0.6% in November

SINGAPORE'S inflation continued to remain subdued in November, even as consumer prices for several items such as healthcare, transport and education went up...

Keppel unit bags deal for HK's first integrated waste management facility

KEPPEL Infrastructure Holdings' wholly-owned subsidiary Keppel Seghers Hong Kong, together with Zhen Hua Engineering Co, have signed a HK$31 billion (S$5 billion) contract with the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to...

Allied Technologies to divest unit for S$25m

ALLIED Technologies announced after trading hours on Wednesday that it will be disposing of its unit Allied Technologies (Suzhou) Co (ATSU) for a total purchase consideration of S$25 million.

OUE Lippo Healthcare to appeal judgment by Shanghai courts on Weixin claim

OUE Lippo Healthcare announced after trading hours that the Shanghai courts had rendered a first instance judgment in favour of Weixin Hospital Investment Management (Shanghai) Co regarding a previous claim.