CUBICLE FILES

When workers check out, check your workplace culture

WE have all been there. That sensation when your body is present in the office, but your heart and mind have left the building a long time ago.
ASEAN SUMMIT 2018

RCEP conclusion delayed due to 'unique challenges': PM Lee

THE much-awaited finalisation of the Asean-led Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will not materialise by the end of 2018 as initially hoped, confirmed Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in his opening remarks at the 2nd RCEP Summit on Wednesday.

RCEP fails to conclude by year-end as hoped; timeline extended to 2019

THE much-awaited finalisation of the Asean-led Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will not materialise by the end of 2018 as initially hoped, confirmed Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in his opening remarks at the 2nd RCEP Summit on Wednesday.

All eyes on RCEP pact to light the way for global trade

THE multilateral trading system is facing mounting challenges in recent times as countries grow increasingly inward-looking and protectionist, with some blaming free trade for exacerbating domestic problems.

Singapore, China deepen ties with upgraded FTA, other pacts

SINGAPORE and China deepened bilateral relations further on Monday with several agreements signed in the city-state, including an upgraded free trade agreement between the two countries that would allow Singapore businesses better market access into the world's second-largest economy...

China, Singapore deepen bilateral relations with slew of agreements signed

CHINA and Singapore deepened bilateral relations further on Monday with a slew of agreements signed in the city-state, including an upgraded free trade agreement between the two countries that would allow Singapore businesses better market access into the world’s second-largest economy.

Singapore retail sales inch up in September after two months of decline

SINGAPORE retail sales finally returned to expansionary territory in September after two consecutive months of decline, according to the latest figures released by the Department of Statistics on Monday.

Trade tensions 'may impact debt payments among SMEs'

THE ongoing Sino-US trade conflict may be making its impact felt on Singapore small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that are most exposed to global trade, according to a study of payment data from more than 120,000 firms in Singapore.

Trade tensions may have led to slower payments by local SMEs: DP Info

THE ongoing Sino-US trade conflict may be starting to make its impact felt on Singapore's small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that are most exposed to global trade, according to a study of payment data of more than 120,000 firms in the country...

Issues behind trade war are the real problem: Tharman

THE biggest problem the world will face in 2019 is not simply the impact of the US-Sino trade war, but the failure to address the domestic issues that underpin them, said Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam on Wednesday at the Bloomberg New Economy Forum.
TOP STORY

Standing on the shoulders of giants

E-commerce platforms offer opportunities for SME retailers to catch the e-commerce wave and even help them build capabilities in order to scale up.
BUDDING ENTREPRENEURS

Helping retailers grow

Wendy Chen, CEO and founder of Omnistream, shares how its technology services for retailers can help them grow.
TOWKAYS

In his shoes

"GOOD shoes take you good places” is an apt description of the life journey of Tom Ng, founder and director of women’s shoe label Pazzion. ...

Venture Corp's Q3 net profit down 27.5%

ELECTRONICS manufacturing services provider Venture Corporation on Friday posted a net profit of S$80.8 million for the third quarter ended Sept 30, down 27.5 per cent from a year ago, missing street estimates.

Why we fail at grading our workers

"LOOKING forward to the year-end performance review," said no one ever. For most employees, the annual workplace ritual tends to elicit the same kind of reaction that students get when they receive their year-end report card – either cold sweat or casual indifference, depending on how...

POSH posts net loss of US$5.3m in Q3

PACC Offshore Services Holdings (POSH) on Friday posted a net loss of US$5.3 million for the third quarter ended Sept 30, narrowing its loss of US$5.8 million a year ago by 8.6 per cent.
CUBICLE FILES

The Scandinavian key to workplace happiness

SCANDINAVIAN workplaces have been extolled to the skies by envious employees all around the world - and I suppose it's not without good reason...

French court approves buyer of YuuZoo Networks unit

YUUZOO Networks Group Corp, formerly known as YuuZoo Corp, announced on Friday that its French subsidiary YuuLog France has received a judgement from the French Commercial Court on Oct 29.

Hyflux applies for super priority for rescue financing

HYFLUX announced after trading hours on Friday that the company has applied to the Singapore High Court for super priority for rescue financing on Nov 1.

PACC Offshore Services posts Q3 net loss of US$5.3m

PACC Offshore Services Holdings (POSH) on Friday posted a net loss of US$5.3 million for the third quarter ended Sept 30, narrowing 8 per cent from its loss of US$5.8 million a year ago.

M&C Q3 profit before tax falls 36%

MILLENNIUM & Copthorne Hotels (M&C) posted a profit before tax of £34 million (S$60.7 million) for the third quarter ended Sept 30, down 35.8 per cent from a year ago in constant currency terms.

SPH unit to subscribe for 30% stake in sgCarMart Financial Services

SINGAPORE Press Holdings' wholly-owned subsidiary Quotz has subscribed for 1.5 million shares from sgCarMart Financial Services for S$1.5 million...

Challenger Tech Q3 net profit up 44%

IT products and services provider Challenger Technologies on Friday posted a net profit of S$4.5 million for the third quarter ended Sept 30, up 44 per cent from a year ago, on the back of improved trade show and corporate sales performance, as well as lower operating expenses from cost-control...

Arbitration proceeds, injunctions commenced against Sunvic unit

SUNVIC Chemical Holdings on Friday announced that arbitration proceedings and injunctions have commenced against its wholly-owned subsidiary Taixing Jurong Chemical for a sum amounting to 404 million yuan (S$80.5 million) by Taixing Sunke Chemicals on Aug 27, 2018.

Venture Corp Q3 net profit falls 27.5%, misses street estimates

VENTURE Corporation on Friday posted a net profit of S$80.8 million for the third quarter ended Sept 30, down 27.5 per cent from a year ago, missing street estimates.