Tech on tap to help local food manufacturers

LOCAL food manufacturers can now extend the shelf-life of their food products by using the advanced technology available at a shared facility, which saves them from having to spend huge sums to invest in equipment of their own.

Just what the patient ordered

IMAGINE seeing a doctor via a video call, getting an electronic medical certification (e-MC) sent to your inbox, and your medication delivered to your doorstep - all without having to leave your home.

MAS tightens policy slightly; trade tension risks remain

SINGAPORE'S central bank moved to tighten monetary policy for the first time in six years, in a measured show of confidence that the economy will continue to grow in 2018 even as trade tensions loom...

Quick takes: Trade tensions a factor in Singapore's monetary policy decision

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) earlier on Friday announced it would tighten monetary policy, slightly increasing the slope of the Singdollar nominal effective exchange rate (S$NEER) policy band to allow for "modest and gradual" appreciation of the currency...

MAS tightens Singdollar policy for first time in 6 years

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said on Friday that it is slightly increasing the slope of the Singdollar nominal effective exchange rate (S$NEER) policy band to allow for "modest and gradual" appreciation, moving away from the neutral stance it has held since April 2016...

Singapore Prestige Brand Awards 2018 launched

THE Singapore Prestige Brand Award (SPBA) 2018 was officially launched on Thursday, now in its 17th year of honouring the best of local brands.

UOB JV accelerator to give seven SMEs digital makeovers

SEVEN small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will each get a digital makeover under a business transformation programme, the organiser of which says is the first such programme targeted at SMEs in Singapore.

7 local businesses selected for SME accelerator programme in Singapore

SEVEN local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will undergo a digital makeover as part of a business transformation programme by accelerator The FinLab, which organisers claim is the first such programme catering to SMEs in Singapore.
COMPANY OF GOOD

Advancing CSR as a way of life

ONE can be sceptical about the purpose of corporations and their need to maximise profits, but there are firms out there that choose not only to do good work, but to do good.

Singapore, China sign Belt and Road MOU on greater collaboration

SINGAPORE and China signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Beijing on Sunday to promote greater collaboration between Singapore and Chinese companies in third-party markets along the Belt and Road.

Sinopipe seeks 2-month extension to hold AGM

SINOPIPE Holdings announced late on Friday that it has applied to the Singapore Exchange (SGX) for an extension of two months to hold its annual general meeting (AGM) for the financial year ended Dec 31, 2017 (FY2017), from April 30 to June 30, 2018.

Perennial unit clinches deal for eldercare health facility in Fengxian

SHANGHAI RST Chinese Medicine Co (Renshoutang), which is 49.9 per cent owned by Perennial Real Estate Holdings, was awarded the contract to operate an integrated eldercare, medical care and rehabilitation care facility in Fengxian District, Shanghai.

Singapore, China sign MOU on third-party markets along Belt and Road

SINGAPORE and China signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Beijing on Sunday to promote greater collaboration between Singapore and Chinese companies in third-party markets along the Belt and Road.

Perennial unit wins contract for eldercare health facility in Fengxian

SHANGHAI RST Chinese Medicine Co (Renshoutang), which is 49.9 per cent owned by Perennial Real Estate Holdings, was awarded the contract to operate an integrated eldercare, medical care and rehabilitation care facility in Fengxian District, Shanghai.

Sinopipe applies for extension of two months to hold AGM

Sinopipe Holdings Limited announced late last Friday that it has applied to the Singapore Exchange (SGX) for an extension of two months to hold its annual general meeting (AGM) for FY2017, from 30 April 2018 to 30 June 2018. It also applied to the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority of...
CUBICLE FILES

Here's to the oddballs at work

THE next time someone calls you an oddball at work, consider it a badge of honour. As Dr Seuss puts it: "Why fit in when you were born to stand out?"...
BT EXCLUSIVE

French giant Vinci buys majority stake in Singapore engineering firm for S$250m

HOMEGROWN mechanical and electrical (M&E) engineering solutions provider Wah Loon Engineering has sold its majority stake for an undisclosed sum to Vinci Energies Asia Pacific, a subsidiary of Euronext Paris-listed infrastructure and construction giant Vinci SA.

Innovate or perish, say business leaders

"INNOVATE or perish" was the general consensus by panellists during a discussion at the launch of this year's Enterprise 50 (E50) Awards on Thursday...

Nominations for E50 Awards 2018 now open

NOMINATIONS are now open for the 2018 Enterprise 50 (E50) Awards, which honours the 50 most enterprising, privately held local companies in Singapore across all industry sectors.

Applications now open for award to celebrate emerging enterprises

WHAT do some of Singapore's most notable brands such as Benjamin Barker, Secretlab and The Golden Duck have in common?...

Singapore manufacturing grows for 19th straight month

Singapore's manufacturing sector saw its 19th straight month of improved conditions in March, as its Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) edged up to 53.0 from an earlier 52.7...

Singapore's manufacturing activity grows for 19th straight month in March

SINGAPORE'S manufacturing sector saw its 19th straight month of improved conditions in March, as its Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) edged up to 53.0 from an earlier 52.7...
TOPLINE

Scanteak going beyond teak furniture

FAMILY businesses with multiple members running the company successfully in Singapore are increasingly rare, but furniture retailer Scanteak seems to be bucking the trend.

SMEs more upbeat about business prospects in Q2, Q3

OPTIMISM seems to be on the rise for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), with expectations of strong sales and profit performance in the next two quarters.
GRAB-UBER MERGER

Recruiters pounce on Uber employees

IN THE fast-paced world of tech, you lose if you snooze.