THE government has accepted recommendations calling for higher monthly wages and shorter working hours for security officers.

SOUTH-EAST ASIA has drawn increasing levels of investments into infrastructure development in recent years, but more still can be done to boost it, a World Bank official said on Thursday.

SINGAPORE firms that know the region well stand to gain from the city state's close cooperation with Jiangsu, especially as more Chinese firms are going international, Finance Minister Heng Swee...

SINGAPORE ECONOMY - COMMENTARY

SINGAPORE'S economy is finally taking a turn for the better, which is welcome news for companies which have been struggling with slow growth and poor sentiment...

SINGAPORE ECONOMY

UNDERPINNED by the rising demand for digital goods and services from both individuals and companies, the nominal value-added (VA) of Singapore's infocomm media (I-CM) sector grew at a compound...

SINGAPORE ECONOMY

THE manufacturing and services sectors have served as the twin engines fuelling Singapore's economic growth, but the development of the services sector has typically been more reliant on the...

INVESTORS taking a bet on the Malaysian ringgit need to first guess when Prime Minister Najib Razak will call a general election.

A MAJORITY of US central bankers favour raising benchmark interest rates in the near term, signalling the Federal Reserve is likely to tighten monetary policy next month, minutes from their last...

EUROZONE business growth is roaring ahead as the year draws to a close, surveys showed on Thursday, supporting the European Central Bank's (ECB) move last month to announce a throttling back of...

A GRIM Brexit budget that slashed growth forecasts but gave young voters a tax break on buying their first property may have placated critics of British finance minister Philip Hammond, at least for...