SINGAPORE ECONOMY

Tokyo-Seoul dispute will add to S'pore exporters' woes

SINGAPORE’S already-embattled trade-reliant industries face a new war front, as South Korea and Japan ramp up a tech-related trade dispute.

Singapore exports post 4th month of double-digit decline with 17.3% plunge in June

SINGAPORE’S exports, already in double-digit decline for three straight months, fell again in June, according to Enterprise Singapore data released on Wednesday morning.

NEWS ANALYSIS

Will it be one, two or three for 5G?

SINGAPORE telecom operators are divided on the regulator's plans for a 5G network model, though industry analysts largely stuck with the structure put forth by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA).

SINGAPORE ECONOMY

How low can GDP numbers go? DPM Heng rebuffs recession fears

SINGAPORE'S economy may have ground to a halt in the second quarter, with gross domestic product (GDP) growth almost nil in flash data.

NEWS ANALYSIS: SINGAPORE ECONOMY

No consensus on whether immediate pain relief is needed

AS Singapore's economy ground to a halt in the second quarter, a recession - technical or otherwise - looks likelier than before, analysts say, while adding that the chance remains low.

Singapore growth forecast risks sharper downgrade as Q2 GDP scrapes in at 0.1%

SINGAPORE’S full-year economic forecast could be cut again, amid market fears of a looming recession, as second-quarter flash data out on Friday showed a much deeper slowdown than was feared.

Iswaran repeats call for SMEs to go digital

RENEWED efforts aimed at brand-new companies have boosted a government campaign to match small businesses with digital tools.

Singapore's 5G network to get expert security team as cyberthreats widen

SINGAPORE will get a cybersecurity crack team for its telecom industry ahead of next year’s 5G network rollout, in a bid to have the new mobile technology secure from the outset.

Iswaran calls on SMEs in domestic sector to get help going digital

SINGAPORE’S small businesses may be held back by limited resources amid the push to digitalise, Minister for Communications and Information S Iswaran noted on Wednesday.

Dyson's Singapore electric dream is all about personal cars

HOME appliance maker Dyson's bid for the electric vehicle market involves a bet on personal cars, chief executive James "Jim" Rowan has said.

Dyson CEO shrugs off S'pore factory downturn, bullish on job growth

THE ongoing factory slump in Singapore has actually been a blessing for consumer electronics giant Dyson, its chief executive told the press.

Without peer

BARONESS Valerie Amos, 65, has worn many hats in a varied career. The former United Nations under-secretary-general's latest posting has, since 2015, been as director of the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).

Temasek's Certis invests in AI security

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Temasek’s Certis taps AI for security solutions

SECURITY provider Certis Group is gunning for strategic tie-ups in artificial intelligence (AI) applications, with a research facility opened on Wednesday.

Businesses must share data: Janil

SHARING data has become a must for businesses - and regulators have to keep up, said Senior Minister of State for Communications and Information Janil Puthucheary.

The sound of music goes high-tech

TINKLING the ivories never came with so many bells and whistles.

INNOVFEST UNBOUND 2019

Singapore sets sights on being 5G innovation hub

SINGAPORE cannot be happy just building towers when it comes to fifth-generation - or 5G - mobile technology, said Minister for Communications and Information S Iswaran.

Singtel, M1 bag public 5G trial projects

MOBILE network operators Singtel and M1 will take part in public trials on industrial 5G uses, with two pilot projects awards made on Thursday.

Singtel JV launches new telco brand

THE latest mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) in town leases frequency from an indirect parent.

Property deals, smart estates stand to gain from tech

UP-TO-DATE laws for Singapore's digital economy may include the use of blockchain and smart contracts.

Government to invest S$40m in 5G innovation as a start: Iswaran

SINGAPORE has made its first funding commitment for 5G mobile networks - a technology that it is banking on, to support the Republic’s digital economy.

Property deals in Singapore could go fully digital, under planned law tweaks

SEVEN in 10 property transaction documents in Singapore are handled with hard copies, but paperwork could soon be a thing of the past.

Singtel CEO's pay nearly halved to S$3.5m

SINGTEL'S group chief has seen her pay cheque hit a decade low, with Chua Sock Koong's earnings nearly halved, after the mainboard-listed telco suffered an annus horribilis.

TRADE WAR

No light at the end of manufacturing tunnel

THE fate of the Singapore economy hangs on US-China trade outcomes, analysts warned on Wednesday, after more gloomy factory numbers.

Singapore factory output worse than expected, down by 2.4% in May

SINGAPORE factory output fell again in May, after a brief reprieve the month before.