Asia-based executives most optimistic about Asean for revenue growth

FORGET China and India; South-east Asia is emerging as the Asian region where corporates can expect the most revenue growth this year, a survey has found.
WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM

CDL, StarHub, Singtel among world's 100 most sustainable companies

THREE Singapore companies have been ranked among the world's 100 most sustainable corporations this year, with real estate company City Developments Ltd (CDL) emerging as the top local company...

Samurai 2K Aerosol shares soar in Catalist debut

THE stock of spray paint maker Samurai 2K Aerosol jumped as much as 40 per cent above its initial public offering (IPO) price on the first day of trading on the Singapore Exchange's (SGX) Catalist board on Monday...

Vallianz to get S$7m cash injection from Greatwill Asset

BELEAGUERED offshore marine solutions provider Vallianz Holdings is getting a S$7-million cash injection even as it seeks to streamline its operations.

Vallianz enters into S$7m subscription agreement for issuance of 350m new shares

OFFSHORE marine solutions provider Vallianz Holdings said that investment holding company Greatwill Asset Global Limited has agreed to subscribe to 350 million of its newly-issued shares for S$7 million.

High Court places Oriental Group under interim judicial management

THE Singapore High Court has placed steel trader and manufacturer Oriental Group under interim judicial management.

Sinwa issues profit warning for full-year and Q4 2016

MARINE supplies and logistics services provider Sinwa Limited is expecting to incur a loss in its full-year and final-quarter financials for 2016 as a result of an impairment loss.

Samurai 2K Aerosol up by as much as 37.5% in debut trading

SHARES of aerosol coating specialist Samurai 2K Aerosol jumped by as much as 37.5 per cent above its initial public offering price on the first day of trading on the Catalist on Monday.
THE BROAD VIEW

The definitive, absolutely insightful 'Places You Must Visit' list for 2017

IT'S that time of the year again. Early January can only mean one thing - travel lists (like this one). ...

Chua Hak Bin joins Maybank Kim Eng, sees S'pore 2017 growth at 2.5%

PROMINENT economist Chua Hak Bin has joined Maybank Kim Eng after leaving Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) last year, and after a short stint at Singapore's sovereign wealth fund GIC...

ST Electronics secures S$695m worth of contracts for Q4 2016, S$2.33b for 2016

THE electronics arm of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) had secured about S$695 million worth of contracts for the fourth quarter of 2016, bringing the total value of new orders for the year to S$2.33 billion.

Construction trade body hands government its first-ever Budget wish list

WARY of intensifying pressures on the construction sector in the near future, the sector's representative trade body has submitted its Budget wish list for the first time to the Finance Ministry (MOF). ...

Disruption, not anti-trade, should be S'pore's main concern: StanChart

FORGET anti-globalisation. What Singapore should really keep its eyes on is the coming of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Standard Chartered economists have said.
SINGAPORE'S FUTURE ECONOMY

Total rethink needed for S'pore economy to stay relevant: business leaders

IT will not be business as usual any more for Singapore's economy in the future, and this requires good foresight and preparation on all fronts for whatever changes that may come, business leaders have told The Business Times (BT)...
INSIDE VIEW

S'pore gets a new year surprise from 2016

It's a new year filled with new hopes and beginnings, but some things just serve to remind us that our fears and worries may continue to weigh on our mood...

Govt urged to lead in fairer procurement

THE labour movement has issued a call for the government to take the lead in improving procurement practices, in its bid to stamp out irresponsible outsourcing by businesses.
SINGAPORE ECONOMY

Q4 growth beats forecasts, but fails to stir economists

SINGAPORE'S strong growth data for the last quarter of 2016 would have been a nice way to end off what would have been a gloomy year. But economists, in a rare show of unison, are saying that celebrations can wait, while the economy continues to search for growth drivers and looks to the...

Quick takes: Singapore economy dodges tech recession but still in slow motion

THE Singapore economy grew by 1.8 per cent for the whole of 2016. It averted a technical recession with a 9.1 per cent quarter-on-quarter growth in the fourth quarter. Q4 year-on-year growth was at 1.8 per cent.

Singapore GDP surprises with 1.8% full-year growth in 2016

THE health of the Singapore economy surprised many - even the government itself - with a full-year growth for 2016 of 1.8 per cent, advance estimates released by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) on Tuesday morning show.
TOPLINE

Making inroads into new markets

SINGAPORE-BASED logistics technology solutions provider Y3 Technologies took quite a few gambles in December 2015, starting with a decision by its current chief executive officer, Marc Dragon, 44, to uproot himself and his family from here and relocate to Shanghai.
OUTLOOK 2017

Rising global economic tide may not lift Singapore's boat

THE global outlook is forecast to improve in the coming year but Singapore may not be riding that wave.

Companies ambivalent about govt's transformation push

AT a time when the Singapore government is gearing up for a major reconfiguration of the country's economy, companies in the private sector - in particular, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) - seem to be reluctant to heed its call to adapt to these changes...

Companies downbeat about 2017 prospects: SBF survey

A SURVEY has found that there is a noticeable disconnect between the government's push for firms to transform as the economy restructures, and how firms are responding to, and implementing these efforts...

PwC submits Budget proposals on digital economy

EASE employment rules for work visas in the technology startup space. Give angel investors more tax breaks to boost funding for startups. Allow firms to deduct expenses from new ventures against profits from existing businesses.