Going Global

Shenzhen a good place for Singapore hardware startups: IE Singapore

OPPORTUNITIES abound for Singapore hardware startups in Shenzhen, a metropolis that has in the past few decades incidentally become Guangdong's most innovative city, said April Oh, regional...

Singapore industrial parks abroad help local SMEs in global drive

SOME 240 Singapore companies, 70 per cent of them small and medium enterprises, have invested in Singapore industrial parks set up in emerging growth economies like China, India and Vietnam.

More help for local start-ups to access China's innovation ecosystem

SINGAPORE - National trade agency International Enterprise (IE) Singapore signed two memoranda of understanding (MOUs) with tech partners last week to help more Singapore companies gain access to...

Singapore, Latin-American and Caribbean businesses in tie-ups

MORE business opportunities in technology and education are being explored by businesses in Singapore and the Latin America & the Caribbean (LAC) region as sectors of growth.

Former MP's paper offers ways to help SMEs go global

Singapore has relied too heavily on multinational companies to grow its economy at the expense of nurturing home-grown firms, according to former People's Action Party MP Inderjit Singh.

Singapore, Hungarian companies can partner in manufacturing, transport and logistics, wholesale trade, ICT: Lim Hng Kiang

SINGAPORE - There are opportunities for companies from Hungary and Singapore with complementary strengths to work together in the manufacturing, transport and logistics, wholesale trade and...

How Pacific International Lines is sailing through the storm

The shipping industry is undergoing a sea change, as it struggles with record-low growth globally and many once-powerful firms struggle to survive. But homegrown shipping company PIL said it...

How Banyan Tree became the first Asian brand to enter the Cuban market in a big way

Since opening its first property in the 1990s, the Singapore-based Banyan Tree has grown into one of the world's leading luxury hotel brands. But for all its experience and expertise, the company...

How Wong Fong Engineering broke into the China market

From the humble workshop that it was in 1969, Wong Fong Engineering Works has grown into a 200-strong global engineering company with presence in Singapore, Malaysia, and China. Wong Fong's...

PastaMania: Breaking into new markets with a well-oiled franchising system

Concerted efforts to bring PastaMania overseas only roared to life in 2013, about a decade after Commonwealth Capital bought over the brand. Those ten years served as an incubation period, during...

Building ties in pharma industry 'just like courtship'

Small and medium-sized enterprises are planting the Singapore flag in distant markets around the world. In the last instalment of a four-part series, Chia Yan Min speaks to Dr Gideon Ho, co-...