September NODX stuns economists with reversal into contraction

AFTER four months of solid expansion, Singapore's exports stunned economists with a 1.1 per cent contraction in September, led by erstwhile star performer electronics.

Services for SMEs to remain amid Spring, IE Singapore merger: Sim Ann

THE SINGAPORE government will ensure that services provided to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) remain when it merges Spring Singapore and IE Singapore into a single business-focused agency called...

BCA to give advance notice on building projects that need high level of prefabrication

SINGAPORE - From Tuesday (Oct 3), the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) will give advance notice about upcoming projects requiring higher levels of prefabrication.

IE Singapore inks MOUs to help tech firms break into China

INTERNATIONAL Enterprise (IE) Singapore signed two memoranda of understanding (MOUs) with Chinese tech partners last week to help more Singapore companies gain access to the market and the innovation...

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.

Singapore investments in Latin America, the Caribbean still growing

SINGAPORE is seizing investment opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) beyond traditional sectors of commodities, oil and gas, and infrastructure.

Singapore's competitiveness: The good, the bad and the ugly

SINGAPORE remains one of the world's most competitive economies across the board. Period. But if you prefer to nitpick, let's do that (too).

MoneyMax, Japan firm to set up live e-auction site

PAWNBROKER, retailer and trader in pre-owned jewellery, watches and branded goods MoneyMax Financial Services is jointly developing Singapore's first online live business-to-business (B2B) auction...

Darco-InfraCo Asia tie-up clinches S$50m of projects in Vietnam

MAINBOARD-LISTED water treatment company Darco Water Technologies said on Thursday that it will partner InfraCo Asia Development on a design, build, own, operate (DBOO) model for four municipal water...

Commentary: A merger to better serve Singapore Inc

UP until around the turn of the century, the conventional wisdom about corporate evolution was that companies should establish themselves in their domestic market first, and then venture overseas...

Implementation is key for setup of Enterprise Singapore

THE success of the merger of IE Singapore and Spring Singapore hinges on its effective implementation, say observers, while welcoming the newly formed government agency, Enterprise Singapore, as a...