SPOTLIGHT

Going digital has improved efficiency of Ademco staff

WHEN Maung Maung Ye Htut started working for Ademco in 2007, it was much more of an "analog" world...

Too early to say US-China trade war over: analysts

THE easing of trade tensions between the United States and China over the weekend is a welcome development, but it is unclear if the truce will last, say economists.
SPOTLIGHT

Transforming for a more secure future

OVER the last four decades, Ademco Security Group has been a pioneer in Singapore's security sector in many ways...

SMEs should take do-it-yourself approach: Inderjit Singh

INSTEAD of holding out for government policies to change in their favour, firms should do what they can on their own, said former member of parliament and co-president of the World Entrepreneurship Forum Inderjit Singh.

Firms should take initiative instead of relying on government: Inderjit Singh

INSTEAD of holding out for government policies to change in their favour, firms should do what they can on their own, said former member of parliament and co-president of the World Entrepreneurship Forum Inderjit Singh, at the Mitigating Business Uncertainties seminar on Thursday morning.
PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS DEBATE

Moderate-growth forecast not cause for worry: PM

ALTHOUGH Singapore's growth has moderated from the highs of earlier decades, today's forecast of 2 to 4 per cent is "quite good for a mature economy", Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in Parliament on Thursday...

PM Lee to meet Mahathir on Saturday

PRIME MINISTER Lee Hsien Loong said that "regardless of political cycles or election outcomes", Singapore will work hard on its relations with neighbouring countries...
PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS DEBATE

Social stratification is starting to become entrenched: Ye Kung

THOUGH Singapore's progress has created new problems and inequalities, universal welfare is not the solution, said Education Minister Ong Ye Kung during the debate on the President's Address on Tuesday...

A family business takes the road less travelled

FAMILY businesses have a reputation - deserved or not - for being slow to change. And Singapore's entire tyre industry is, in a sense, a "family business"...
BT EXCLUSIVE

Sales, new orders in expansion mode for first time in over 6 years

BUSINESS conditions finally turned expansionary in the first quarter of the year, the latest Business Times-Singapore University of Social Sciences (BT-SUSS) Business Climate Survey has found.

See tech disruption as enabling, rather than taking away jobs: Heng

RATHER than seeing technological disruption as a threat to jobs, we should think about how technology enables us to do more than would otherwise be possible, said Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat at the opening of PwC Singapore's new office at Marina One East Tower yesterday...
MALAYSIA POST-ELECTION

Singapore businesses unfazed; await new KL government's plans

SINGAPORE'S business community is surprised but unworried by Pakatan Harapan's (PH) shock victory in Malaysia's general election, with industry associations waiting to see what the new government's plans are...
MALAYSIA POST-ELECTION

Singapore businesses unfazed; await new KL government's plans

SINGAPORE'S business community is surprised but unworried by Pakatan Harapan's (PH) shock victory in Malaysia's general election, with industry associations waiting to see what the new government's plans are...

Countries must stand against anti-trade sentiment: Iswaran

AGAINST a backdrop of anti-globalisation rhetoric and trade tensions, like-minded nations must persevere with efforts to deepen economic connectivity and embrace free trade, Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations S Iswaran said yesterday morning.

Countries should take stand against anti-globalisation sentiment amid trade tensions: Iswaran

AGAINST a backdrop of anti-globalisation rhetoric and trade tensions, like-minded nations must persevere with efforts to deepen economic connectivity and embrace free trade, Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations S Iswaran said on Tuesday morning.

Startup aims to take the blues out of retail logistics

YOU might expect a start-up that rides on the e-commerce wave to be run by tech-savvy, code-fluent computer wizards with obscure engineering backgrounds.

Openness, connectivity remain key to success: Chan Chun Sing

IN his first public speech as Minister for Trade and Industry, former labour chief Chan Chun Sing stressed Singapore's commitment to free trade and connectivity, highlighted its pro-business stance and openness to talent, and reiterated the hope for an eventual trade pact between the European...

Openness, connectivity remain key to success: Chan Chun Sing

IN his first public speech as Minister for Trade and Industry, former labour chief Chan Chun Sing stressed Singapore's commitment to free trade and connectivity, highlighted its pro-business stance and openness to talent, and reiterated the hope for an eventual trade pact between the European...

Singapore's manufacturing expands for 20th straight month

SINGAPORE'S manufacturing sector saw its 20th straight month of expansion in April, though the rate of growth has steadied over the last six months, according to figures out on Wednesday...
MAY DAY RALLY

Growth of over 2.5% expected despite global risks: PM Lee

NOTWITHSTANDING global risks stemming from trade tensions, Singapore is likely to have "another good year" ahead, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong yesterday...
BT EXCLUSIVE

Singapore union membership bucks sliding global trend

AS INDUSTRIES and labour markets transform, union membership is falling across the developed world - but in Singapore, the situation appears to be going in the opposite direction.

New union for logistics and supply chain management sector

A NEW union has been formed for the logistics and supply chain management sector in Singapore, the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) announced yesterday.

Furnishing flexibility with e-commerce

A TYPICAL furniture showroom has space for about 200 to 300 products. Yet imagine one which can house thousands or even tens of thousands of items.

FortyTwo makes room for ideas from staff

WHEN Fadzly Othman joined FortyTwo as a web developer in 2012, he was looking forward to being part of a dynamic startup, not a traditional office environment.

New union formed for supply chain employees; ST Logistics is first firm onboard

A NEW union has been formed for the logistics and supply chain management sector in Singapore, the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) announced on Monday.