Cosco Shipping unit awards contract to SH Design & Build for Jurong Island Chemical Logistics facility

COGENT Jurong Island, owned by Cosco Shipping International, has awarded a contract to SH Design & Build to design and erect the Jurong Island Chemical Logistics Facility for S$94.9 million.

Singapore's retail sales drop 8.4% in January on Chinese New Year effect

RETAIL sales in the first month of 2018 got off to a poor start, but this was attributed to the Chinese New Year effect.
CUBICLE FILES

Like it or not, the interview process is changing

FOR those of you ensconced in your current job for a long time and are now thinking of venturing out to greener pastures, I have four words: Welcome to the jungle.

Gap between large firms and SMEs continues to widen: study

THE gap between Singapore's small and medium-sized enterprises and bigger firms widened further as SMEs continued to struggle while earnings at their more established counterparts reached for the stars. ...

Singapore's top firms enjoyed record profits, but revenues flat: study

SINGAPORE'S top companies enjoyed their most profitable year yet, with double-digit increases that took their combined profits to a record high...

More female leaders, but tokenism a concern

MORE businesses in Singapore are ticking the "diversity" box to avoid an all-male management team, but concerns mount on whether there is real progress made on gender diversity...
TOWKAYS

Moving with the times

A father-and-son team grew Yang Kee Logistics to a respectable size from its modest beginnings, but the company reached a turning point when the two leaders had different paths in mind.
BUDDING ENTREPRENEURS

Managing people problems with technology

HR tech startup Peoplewave was started out of a deep frustration that good employees sometimes become victims of corporate restructures, biased decision-making or have been unfairly treated, says founder and CEO Damien Cummings.
EDITOR’S LETTER

Putting people first

WE ALL know that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) need to transform themselves to compete in today's economy. ...
TOP STORY

Skilling up for success

SMEs need a pool of skilled talent to develop and execute innovative strategies to reach new heights

Singapore to pursue deeper ties with EU as Asean chair

THE time is right for Asean and the European Union (EU) to pursue greater region-to-region integration, said Minister for Trade and Industry (Trade) Lim Hng Kiang on Friday.

Singapore to pursue deeper ties with EU as Asean chair

THE time is right for Asean and the European Union (EU) to pursue greater region-to-region integration, said Minister for Trade and Industry (Trade) Lim Hng Kiang on Friday.

'Time is right' for Asean and the EU to pursue greater integration: Singapore trade minister

THE time is right for Asean and the European Union (EU) to pursue greater region-to-region integration, said Minister for Trade and Industry (Trade) Lim Hng Kiang, in his opening remarks at the 16th Asean Economic Ministers - European Union (EU) Trade Commissioner consultations on Friday.

Deepening Asean connectivity a key economic objective for Singapore, says trade minister

A KEY economic objective for Singapore this year, as it takes over the Asean chairmanship, is to deepen regional connectivity to position Asean for seamless economic activity and growing opportunities, said Minister for Trade and Industry (Trade) Lim Hng Kiang on Thursday.
SINGAPORE BUDGET 2018

Singapore Budget 2018: 3 in 4 SMEs unfazed by proposed GST hike: DBS survey

A SURVEY by DBS Bank has found that three in four small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore believe that the proposed goods and services tax (GST) hike would have no impact or at most, only moderate impact on their businesses.

Deepening Asean connectivity a key economic objective for Singapore, says trade minister

A KEY economic objective for Singapore this year, as it takes over the Asean chairmanship, is to deepen regional connectivity to position Asean for seamless economic activity and growing opportunities, said Minister for Trade and Industry (Trade) Lim Hng Kiang on Thursday.

3 in 4 SMEs say proposed GST hikes not an issue: DBS poll

THREE in four small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore believe that the proposed goods and services tax (GST) hike announced during Budget 2018 would only have moderate to no impact on their businesses, in a survey by DBS Bank.

Innovation, digital economy key areas for Singapore's Asean chairmanship: Hng Kiang

SINGAPORE'S economic objectives for 2018 are to deepen regional connectivity to position Asean as the region for increasingly seamless economic activity and growing opportunities, said Minister for Trade and Industry (Trade) Lim Hng Kiang...
SINGAPORE BUDGET 2018

Singapore Budget 2018: Help SMEs scale to compete globally, MPs urge

MEMBERS of Parliament on Wednesday pitched a number of ideas to help small local firms scale up and compete with established global players.
SINGAPORE BUDGET 2018

Singapore Budget 2018: Leave no one behind, MPs urge government

MORE must be done to ensure that workers are not left behind as Singapore seeks to transform its economy, said Members of Parliament on the first day of the Budget 2018 debate.

Service sector ends on a strong note in Q4 2017

SINGAPORE'S service sector ended last year on a strong note, with overall takings up by 8.6 per cent in the last quarter of 2017 over the same period a year earlier. This was higher than the revised 7.3 per cent year-on-year seen in Q3, as well as the fastest rate of quarterly growth this year...

Singapore service sector takings up 8.6% in Q4

SINGAPORE'S service sector ended last year on a strong note, with overall takings up by 8.6 per cent in the last quarter of 2017 over the same period a year earlier...

Nominations open for the Entrepreneur of the Year

NOMINATIONS are now open for the 17th annual EY Entrepreneur of the Year (EOY) 2018 awards in Singapore.
SINGAPORE BUDGET 2018

'Pro-R&D measures good, but won't help SMEs much'

BUSINESSES and industry players have lauded the measures unveiled on Monday to spur innovation, saying they are much needed to maintain Singapore's global competitiveness as a research and development (R&D) hub. ...
CUBICLE FILES

Why we feel it's a dog's life

IT'S the Year of the Dog. Chinese New Year gatherings here are always an occasion for relatives to behave like newshounds, sniffing out the latest scoops and yapping at you until you cave in...