OUTLOOK 2015: MANPOWER

SOME economists are predicting that the clarion call to labour-starved bosses to be more productive will sound louder this new year because there are now fewer housewives and retirees to woo back...

OUTLOOK 2015: SINGAPORE ECONOMY

THE Singapore economy is officially expected to grow 2-4 per cent this year: the exact same forecast as a year ago for 2014. But this range could mean either a pick-up in growth or further...

Singapore's economy grew 2.8 per cent in 2014, and is expected to grow between 2 and 4 per cent in 2015. Here are some of the key factors that could sway growth one way or the other....

OUTLOOK 2015: SME FUNDING

AN American 3D printing company went into crowdfunding platform Indiegogo looking to raise only a few thousand dollars, since it had already obtained seed capital from venture capital outfit Alsop...

OUTLOOK 2015: ENERGY

EVEN as Singapore puts in place the building blocks to become a trading and pricing hub for liquefied natural gas (LNG), current market conditions mean that volumes in the spot market - crucial...

OUTLOOK 2015: COMMODITIES

THE past year has taken its toll on the commodity sector. Triggered by a supply glut, prices for key commodities continued to languish in the second half of 2014, wiping off earlier gains.

OUTLOOK 2015: AVIATION

FRAUGHT with tragedies, 2014 has been a year that the aviation industry will likely close the door on with relief.

OUTLOOK 2015: INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY

A WEAKER manufacturing outlook and continued targeted measures by JTC Corporation to boost supply and cool speculation are likely to keep Singapore's industrial property market soft going...

OUTLOOK 2015: MALAYSIA

IT would be apt to describe this year as annus horribilis for Malaysia, with three tragedies involving Malaysia Airlines' aircraft MH370 and MH17 and AirAsia's QZ8501....

OUTLOOK 2015: INSURANCE INDUSTRY

SINGAPORE insurers have had a rather smooth sailing and profitable year and this promising outlook is expected to continue into the new year even as a perfect storm brews and greater competition...