Time is ripe to produce new generation of MNCs: Chan

SINGAPORE has a "historic opportunity" to turn more local companies into global champions, said Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing.

Now's the time for Singapore to grow the next crop of homegrown MNCs: Chan

SINGAPORE has a "historic opportunity" to grow more local companies into global champions, said Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing on Tuesday.

BT EXCLUSIVE

Crossing the PMET divide: Can every job be a good job?

MORE PMETs (professionals, managers, executives and technicians) are getting retrenched, while non-PMET jobs continue to be shunned by Singaporeans.

On a mission to tackle food and packaging waste

WHAT does one do with large amounts of food that are still safe for consumption, but end up being thrown away just because they are slightly blemished or nearing their expiry dates?

Three ways Singapore, EU can work together to unlock Asean's potential: Chan

IT is in Asean and the European Union's (EU) shared interest to collaborate on greater integration for growth, said Minister of Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing on Thursday. "This will avoid us having to repeat the lessons of the past, when the centrifugal forces of autarky and 'beggar-thy-...

Singapore is looking to sign a digital economy agreement with the EU: Chan

SINGAPORE is proposing a digital economy agreement with the European Union (EU), said Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing on Thursday. Such an agreement would allow EU businesses to adopt Singapore as a base to expand its operations to the rest of Asia and Asean, according to Mr Chan...

FINE PRINT

Letters from an old guard

FORMER deputy prime minister S Jayakumar, now 81, last week released his fifth book. Titled Governing: A Singapore Perspective, the volume comes in six parts. The first two parts contain vignettes from his political and diplomatic career. He offers anecdotes of working life with former prime...

SIM launches new centre for systems leadership

THE Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) has launched a new Centre for Systems Leadership, to train youths, professionals and organisational leaders to lead more successfully through systems thinking.

TECH TALENT

Movers and shakers of the tech world: Singapore wants you

THE Economic Development Board (EDB) on Thursday launched a new Tech.Pass to draw up to 500 top foreign tech talents to Singapore.

Singapore Institute of Management launches centre for systems leadership

THE Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) has launched a Centre for Systems Leadership to train youths, professionals and organisational leaders to lead more successfully through systems thinking.

Singapore unveils Tech.Pass scheme to woo top global tech talents

SINGAPORE's Economic Development Board (EDB) is rolling out a new "Tech.Pass" to support the entry of up to 500 proven founders, leaders and experts from top tech companies into Singapore.

If crisis persists, PM Lee should consider staying on to lead PAP at next GE: Jayakumar

FORMER senior minister S Jayakumar is glad that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has given himself flexibility on when he will hand over the reins to his successor, given the uncertainty of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on Singapore.

'We should not change horses in midstream': Jayakumar says in latest book

FORMER senior minister S Jayakumar is glad that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has given himself flexibility on the leadership succession timeline for the People's Action Party (PAP) - even if it means staying beyond the next General Election (GE), due by 2025.

Labour market recovery likely to be weak, uneven, gradual: MAS

SINGAPORE's labour market should gradually rebound as the economy re-opens - but recovery is likely to be weak, uneven and long-drawn, with unemployment expected to decline more gradually than it did following the Global Financial Crisis.

Second Chance Properties posts 66% fall in H2 profits to $914,000

SECOND Chance Properties saw a fall in net profit of 66 per cent year on year (yoy) for the six months ended Aug 31, to S$914,000.

Labour market expected to rebound amid weak, uneven recovery: MAS

SINGAPORE'S reopening of the economy should result in labour market improvements before the year's end. But recovery is likely to be weak, long-drawn and uneven, with elevated levels of resident unemployment lasting into 2021.

Inward-looking policies will have great long-term harm: Iswaran

FREE trade agreements (FTAs) took the spotlight on Thursday, as 600 business leaders gathered for the Singapore Business Federation's (SBF) FTA Day 2020.

'Inward-looking policies' will do great harm: Iswaran on free trade agreements

FREE trade agreements (FTAs) were in the spotlight on Thursday, as 600 business leaders gathered for the Singapore Business Federation's (SBF) FTA Day 2020. The half-day virtual event saw business and government leaders converge on the importance of preserving trade connectivity and resilient...

VIRUS OUTBREAK: JOBS IMPACT

Agencies 'firing on all cylinders' to create jobs; capabilities can be acquired over time

SINGAPORE's trade ministry and economic agencies are "firing on all cylinders" to create more jobs and keep the local labour market tight, said Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing on Monday.

VIRUS OUTBREAK: JOBS IMPACT

A 'great pity' if more Singaporeans do not take up good jobs in electronics: Minister

THE electronics industry has "tremendous growth potential", said Manpower Minister Josephine Teo as the segment was the only one within the manufacturing sector to see an increase in total employment - 1,000 jobs - in the second quarter of this year.

Singapore 'firing on all cylinders' to attract MNCs; capabilities can be acquired over time: Chan

ATTRACTING global heavyweights remains a key prong of Singapore's strategy to create more jobs and keep the labour market tight, even where the Republic currently does not have all the capabilities required, said Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing on Monday.

ASEAN BUSINESS

Thai state of emergency: analysts, firms remain bullish

IT'S still mostly business as usual for Singapore companies in Thailand, despite tightening emergency regulations amid mass demonstrations.

Digital economy holds a large chunk of new opportunities: Chan

THE global economy faces a fundamental choice between integration or fragmentation, said Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing on Wednesday.

The world needs integration, inclusive growth, and to seize the digital economy: Chan

THE global economy faces a fundamental choice between integration or fragmentation, said Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing on Wednesday. But, he added, whether nations can continue to pursue the growth trajectory offered by globalisation, depends on their respective abilities to...

Harvard Business School, LSE grads to mentor 350 students

ABOUT 350 students in Singapore - from all five polytechnics, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) - will be mentored by over 100 graduates of Harvard Business School and the London School of Economics and Political Science.