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

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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.

Optimism on the rise for Singapore SMEs; turnover, profit expectations at 3-year high

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.
COMMENTARY

For a merger to succeed, don't forget the people

IN the exhilaration that comes with a merger and acquisition (M&A), especially one as significant as the recent Grab-Uber deal, it is easy for companies to focus on the headline numbers - the value, stake involved, costs, and the new market share.

Singapore factory output beats expectations; grows 8.9% in Feb

SINGAPORE'S factory output continued to put up a laudable performance in February, dispelling economists' concerns about the Chinese New Year effect and gloomy export numbers earlier in the month...

Singapore's February factory output beats expectations despite CNY effect

SINGAPORE'S factory output continued its winning streak in February, beating expectations from economists despite concerns about the Chinese New Year (CNY) effect...

Emas Offshore sinks further into the red for H2 2017, FY2017

THE Oslo Stock Exchange had notified Emas Offshore that it had resolved to uphold its resolution for the delisting of the company.
CUBICLE FILES

Stuck in a loveless relationship with your job

THERE comes a time in your relationship when the spark fizzles out and you are left nitpicking at details that never bothered you before. What used to fulfil you has become a daily chore and you start seeing better options elsewhere. You wonder: Should I move on?

Rowsley shareholders vote in favour of healthcare acquisition; to be renamed Thomson Medical Group Limited

ROWSLEY announced on Friday that its shareholders have voted in favour of of the proposed healthcare acquisition from "remisier king" Peter Lim, the controlling shareholder of Rowsley...

Roxy Pacific announces changes in management team

ROXY-PACIFIC Holdings announced after trading hours on Friday a slew of changes in roles and designations of its management team to "meet ongoing changes and demands in the property industry"...

BreadTalk to partner PT Pura Indah Berkat to expand Toast Box chain in Indonesia

BREADTALK Group's wholly-owned subsidiary, BreadTalk International, entered into a joint venture (JV) agreement with PT Pura Indah Berkat (PIB) to operate the Toast Box chain of outlets in Indonesia...

EC World Reit appoints Goh Toh Sim as CEO

EC World Reit announced the appointment of current acting CEO and executive director of EC World Asset Management, Goh Toh Sim, as CEO and executive director.

F&N bumps up shares in Vietnam's Vinamilk

FRASER and Neave (F&N) may acquire up to 14.5 million additional shares in Vietnam's Vinamilk, representing approximately one per cent of the issued share capital of Vinamilk...

Gaylin Holdings warns of net loss for FY2018

GAYLIN Holdings announced after trading hours on Friday that it is expecting a net loss for FY 2018, based on the preliminary review of its draft unaudited financial results for Q4 and the full year.

Hiap Seng Engineering secures two contracts worth S$53m

HIAP Seng Engineering, a specialist integrated engineering group for the oil-and-gas, petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries, announced on Friday that it has secured two contracts worth approximately S$53 million in Singapore.

Noble Group provides reason for founder Richard Elman's resignation

NOBLE Group said late on Friday that the reason for founder Richard Elman's resignation as non-executive director was due to his "amicable differences of opinion with the board and the ad hoc group of creditors"...

Emas Offshore's net loss deepens for 2H 2017

The Oslo Stock Exchange had notified Emas Offshore that it had resolved to uphold its resolution for the delisting of the company.

Yuuzoo claims tight time frame by SGX was mission 'impossible'

YUUZOO Corporation, whose shares were suspended on Monday by the Singapore Exchange (SGX) for missing a disclosure deadline, said on Thursday that it had been given an "impossible" time frame to put together material required by auditors RT LLP...

Raffles Education to issue rights issue of up to 318.6m new shares for S$0.14 each

RAFFLES Education Corporation announced after trading hours on Thursday that it is proposing to undertake a renounceable non-underwritten rights issue of up to 318.6 million new ordinary shares in the company at an issue price of S$0.140 each in order to raise gross proceeds of up to approximately...

Patrick Chew resigns as Midas Holdings CEO due to health issues and litigation matters

PATRICK Chew Hwa Kwang has resigned as the executive director and CEO of Midas Holdings, as well as the director of its subsidiaries and associated companies, effective on March 22.