THE Covid-19 circuit-breaker measures have effectively kicked in, placing an even greater strain on businesses that are already finding it extremely difficult to survive in today's climate of...

[WASHINGTON] US private payrolls dropped in March for the first time in 2-1/2 years, likely as businesses shut down in compliance with strict measures by authorities to contain the coronavirus...

SEVEN months of unrest have taken a heavy toll on many Hong Kong businesses, but pro-democracy protesters are now seeking to reward shops and restaurants that support their cause by building a "...

CONSUMER lending is expected to propel profits for big US banks when they unveil fourth-quarter results this week, though stress in corporate lending and uneven capital markets may cast a shadow...

THE US-China trade war has failed to force businesses back to the US from China, as most of them have found ways to avoid or endure the cost of tariffs amid the protracted spat, according to...

LATER this year, when analysts and commentators start writing about the trends and events that shaped 2019, they will have a long list to cover. Stories of socio-political upheavals are playing...

THE BOTTOM LINE

IT IS ironic that in a progressive, technologically advanced nation like Singapore, so many people seem fairly worried about technology and its impact on their future job security.

OCBC SPOTLIGHT

THERE are generally three growth phases in a small and medium-sized enterprise's (SME) life cycle - start-up, growth and maturity. Challenges faced by a business in the 'growth' stage, such as...

[HONG KONG] As Hong Kong seethes with protests against China's rule, Beijing is increasingly pressuring the business world to take its side. Businesses, both global and local, are falling in line...

[HONG KONG] John Mr Lam's safety equipment shop has been spared the global downdraft shaking Hong Kong's economy. In times of crisis, businesses providing basic necessities tend to fare better....