SMEs still upbeat about rest of the year, but trade tensions weigh on sentiment

SINGAPORE'S small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) remain upbeat about their prospects for the second half of this year, but caution has crept in as a result of the ongoing US-China trade tensions...

Singapore relinquishes top spot in digital-competitiveness ranking

SINGAPORE has slid from first to second place in a digital competitiveness ranking of 63 economies, losing its pole position to the United States, which moved to the top from third position last year.

SMEs still upbeat for rest of 2018, but caution has crept in due to trade tensions: index

SINGAPORE'S SMEs remain upbeat about their prospects for the second half of this year, but caution has crept in as a result of the ongoing US-China trade disputes...

Singapore slips to 2nd spot in global ranking of digital competiveness

SINGAPORE lost the top spot and dropped to second place in a digital competitiveness ranking of 63 economies, pipped by the US  in a move up from third place last year.

Astrea IV Class A-1 bonds close first trading day at 103.7

TEMASEK-LINKED Astrea IV's Class A-1 bonds closed at 103.7 on their first trading day, translating to a yield of 3.53 per cent...

No Signboard to acquire remaining 20% stake in Danish Breweries for S$400,000

NO Signboard Holdings announced that it has acquired the remaining 20 per cent stake in Danish Breweries for S$400,000.

Envictus International proposes rights cum warrants issue of up to 113.5m new shares

ENVICTUS International Holdings announced that the company is undertaking a rights cum warrants issue of up to 113.5 million new shares at an issue price of S$0.16 for each rights share with up to 113.5 million free detachable warrants.

More execs from Raffles United provide bonds to CAD over potential breaches

RAFFLES United Holdings provided further updates on Monday that several of its top executives have  provided a bond to report back to the Commercial Affairs Department (CAD), regarding potential breaches of the Securities and Futures Act.

Tharman concludes meetings with Kenya, Rwanda amid deepening ties in Africa

DEPUTY Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam has returned to Singapore after a four-day visit to Kenya and Rwanda to deepen Singapore's engagement in the growing Sub-Saharan Africa region...

Grab secures S$500m facility from HSBC for vehicle fleet financing

RIDEHAILING unicorn Grab announced on Sunday that it has secured a S$500 million five-year asset-backed syndicated facility from HSBC Singapore to finance the growth of its vehicle fleet here.

SGX's Nifty gets trading extension beyond August

THE Singapore Exchange (SGX) has been granted a licence extension by a court-appointed arbitrator to continue the listing and trading of SGX Nifty contracts beyond the August deadline.

Ho Bee Land acquires freehold Grade A London property with £650m investment

PROPERTY group Ho Bee Land announced on Sunday that it has acquired a freehold 21-storey Grade A office building in London, by purchasing its owner Frasia Properties Sàrl for £650 million (approximately S$1.16 billion).

Grab secures S$500m syndicated facility for vehicle fleet financing

RIDEHAILING unicorn Grab announced on Sunday that it has secured a S$500 million five-year asset-backed syndicated facility from HSBC Singapore to finance the growth of its vehicle fleet here.

Trading of SGX's Nifty contracts to continue beyond August: court arbitrator

THE Singapore Exchange (SGX) was granted a licence extension by a court-appointed arbitrator to continue the listing and trading of SGX Nifty contracts beyond the previous August deadline.

DPM Tharman concludes visit to Kenya, Rwanda to deepen engagements in Africa

DEPUTY Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam recently concluded meetings with government leaders in Kenya and Rwanda from June 12-15, as part of Singapore’s deepening engagements in the growing Sub-Saharan Africa region.

Ho Bee Land acquires Grade A office building in London

PROPERTY group Ho Bee Land announced on Sunday that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Grandeur Property Investments, has completed its acquisition of Frasia Properties S.à.r.l for £650 million (approximately S$1.16 billion) in London.
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Trust me, I'm your boss

OBSERVERS from all around the world were understandably sceptical about the outcome of the Trump-Kim show that took place earlier this week, never mind that both parties hailed it as an unprecedented achievement.

New award launched to recognise firms that reinvent, innovate

A NEW award was launched on Wednesday to recognise businesses which managed to transform themselves to become innovative and future-ready.

Singapore is the 9th most expensive Asian city for expats

SINGAPORE is now the ninth most expensive Asian city for expatriates, coming behind Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

Singapore back in the top 20 list of world's priciest cities for expats

SINGAPORE swung back into the top 20 list of the most expensive cities in the world, due in part to a strengthening currency.

Singapore retail sales a mixed bag; inches up 0.4% in April

RETAIL sales continued its lacklustre streak in April, ticking up marginally by 0.4 per cent compared to a year ago, dragged down by a sharp dip in computer and telecommunications equipment.

The future of factory jobs

PEOPLE are usually surprised when they find out that 49-year-old Azizul Syed is an assistant robotics engineer.

Singapore’s PMI eases a notch in May, but still in expansionary mode

Manufacturing activity in Singapore dialled back a notch in May, in line with economist expectations that the sector’s growth pace will gradually ease from last year’s highs, according to the latest purchasing managers’ index (PMI).
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Bend the rules, so that workers don't break

DURING yoga class, I tend to ignore all the platitudes that my teacher spouts, especially when I'm trying to make it out alive. One of my very few takeaways from her class (aside from aches and pains) was a rather offhand remark she made as she watched us struggle...

Mapletree Investments' Patmi up 39% at S$1.96b for FY17/18

MAPLETREE Investments announced a profit after tax and minority interests (Patmi) of S$1.96 billion for the financial year ended March 31, 2018, up 39 per cent from a year ago.