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
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.

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...

Headline inflation down in January, but core inflation edges up

SINGAPORE'S headline inflation fell to zero in the first month of 2018, on account of a steeper decline in accommodation cost and lower private road transport inflation...

Singapore consumer prices stay flat in January

OVERALL consumer prices in Singapore remained flat in the first month of 2018, even though the cost of key items such as healthcare and education went up.
BUSINESS SUPPORT

Singapore Budget 2018: Innovation, R&D to get shot in the arm

SUPPORTING more firms to innovate is a key thrust of the Singapore Budget 2018, as several new measures unveiled by Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat on Monday made it clear that innovation is still a top priority.
BUSINESS SUPPORT

Singapore Budget 2018: Businesses to get S$1.8b boost over next 3 years

THE Wage Credit Scheme (WCS) will be extended for an additional three years till 2020, but with gradually reduced levels of co-funding by the government, said Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat at his Singapore Budget 2018 speech.

Hyflux's offer for HyfluxShop entirely voluntary, says firm

HYFLUX'S chief executive officer, Olivia Lum, was not required to make an offer for shares in its consumer business, HyfluxShop, the firm said in a clarification of an earlier statement made on Feb 1...

Signs of manufacturing moderating, but services expected to step up

THE manufacturing sector - the breakout performer last year - is showing clear signs of moderating growth after consecutive quarters of accelerated expansion since the electronics boom took off at the end of 2016.