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Nine in 10 Singapore SMEs successful in securing debt financing: survey

ABOUT 13 per cent of Singapore's small and medium enterprises (SMEs) sought external financing in the past year and a bulk or 90 per cent of them were successful in their applications for debt...

IE Singapore chief to join Mapletree next year

THE chief executive officer of International Enterprise (IE) Singapore, Lee Ark Boon, is joining Mapletree Investments in a senior position that will have him stationed in China from January.

Singapore to deepen business collaboration with Zhejiang: minister

MORE opportunities are opening up for Singapore companies in Zhejiang, China, in areas of trade, cross-border e-commerce, professional services and innovation, said Sim Ann, Senior Minister of State...

IE Singapore CEO Lee Ark Boon to step down on Dec 31

THE chief executive officer of International Enterprise (IE) Singapore Lee Ark Boon is leaving on Dec 31 and joining the private sector, the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) announced on...

Singapore services business receipts grow 6.3% in Q3

BUSINESS receipts for the services sector in Singapore grew 6.3 per cent in the third quarter of 2017 compared to a year ago, reflecting an improved global outlook and a strengthening economy.

New initiative launched to connect Singapore and China tech firms

THE Singapore government launched in China on Friday the first overseas initiative under the Global Innovation Alliance (GIA), a network to promote entrepreneurship and innovation with a focus on...

IE Singapore ties up with South Korea's Gyeonggi province in tech start-ups, wholesale trade, logistics

MORE partnerships in technology startups, wholesale distribution and logistics between Singapore companies and South Korean firms is the target of a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) inked on...

Singapore-Sichuan trade meeting: IE Singapore inks MOU with Sichuan govt

International Enterprise (IE) Singapore has inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Sichuan provincial government to help Singapore companies access more opportunities in the Sichuan Free...

Singapore embraces fintech to stay ahead

LET it be known that Singapore knows how to get things done.

3 local e-commerce services firms bag S$100,000 deal under IE Singapore initiative

AN alliance of three e-commerce services companies has clinched its first deal in South-east Asia worth S$100,000, as part of a new initiative by IE Singapore to help such companies band together...

SMEs still facing 'very big' hurdles in export markets, says WTO director-general

IN the digital world, the level playing field for big and small companies is supposed to be flat. In reality, small and medium enterprises are still handicapped as ever and face, according to Roberto...