Government

Singapore Q2 growth below expectations at 3.8%

SINGAPORE'S economy expanded 3.8 per cent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2018, lower than economist expectations of 4.1 per cent and down from the first quarter's 4.3 per cent growth,...

Singapore flash Q2 GDP growth misses forecasts at 3.8% but economists stick to full-year estimates

SINGAPORE'S economy expanded 3.8 per cent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2018, lower than economist expectations of 4.1 per cent growth, according to Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI)...

MOUs between Singapore and S. Korea to promote trade and collaboration

SINGAPORE and South Korea on Thursday signed a raft of partnerships aimed at strengthening bilateral trade and investment, as well as promoting collaborations between companies and government...

Singapore, South Korea sign pacts to help SMEs, startups collaborate and go global

SINGAPORE and South Korea on Thursday signed partnerships aimed at strengthening bilateral trade and investment as well as promoting collaboration between companies from the two countries, especially...

Wage growth outpaced productivity growth in recent years

REAL wages rose faster than productivity in recent years, even though real wage growth should track productivity growth over the long run to be sustainable.

Inflation data for different Singapore demographic groups could be in the works

IN THE not-so-distant future, Singapore could be unveiling inflation data to track price changes for various demographic groups such as retiree households or families with school-going children,...

Eight steps to help tackle worries over cost of living

Prices of goods and services in Singapore may be rising at a slower pace, but Singaporeans still feel the squeeze, convinced that the cost of living is rising faster.

Portfolios of GIC, Temasek have grown over the years: Indranee Rajah in Parliament

SECOND Minister for Finance Indranee Rajah said in Parliament on Tuesday that Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC and state investor Temasek Holdings have “made money over the long term” as their...

No single measure to express 'cost of living' pressures fully: Chan Chun Sing in Parliament

COST-OF-LIVING pressures can be an expression of the gap between one’s aspirations and one’s anticipated means to fulfil them, said Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing in Parliament on...

Singapore warns of 'significant' impact should trade war escalate

AN escalation of the trade conflict between the US and China will "significantly impact" Singapore's open economy, Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing has warned.

US, China trade war to impact Singapore’s economy in three ways: Chan Chun Sing in Parliament

THE ongoing trade conflict between the US and China – the two largest economies in the world – will impact Singapore in three main ways, said Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing in...