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Singapore retail sales inch up in September after two months of decline

SINGAPORE retail sales finally returned to expansionary territory in September after two consecutive months of decline, according to the latest figures released by the Department of Statistics on...

Singapore can achieve steady, sustained growth: PM

SINGAPORE'S economy must continue to grow, and that is why the government is pressing on with its economic transformation plans, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday.

From cell to table: the evolution of food

"We've passed that phase," Mr Mehra says. "Now we're hearing more about how to change what's on the table. Especially in Singapore, I'm hearing a lot of innovations geared to consumer products. I...

Trade tensions may have led to slower payments by local SMEs: DP Info

THE ongoing Sino-US trade conflict may be starting to make its impact felt on Singapore's small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that are most exposed to global trade, according to a study of...

New initiative to help infocomm media start-ups

SINGAPORE - Promising infocomm media start-ups looking for help to grow can now benefit from a new government programme.

Singapore assessing 2019 forecasts as trade war risks loom: Heng Swee Keat

[SINGAPORE] Singapore may need to review its economic growth projections for next year as a trade spat between the world's two biggest economies increases uncertainty and crimps business investment,...

Outlook sours in key sectors; economists warn of 2019 slowdown

FIRMS here are gloomier about the business outlook for the six months to next March, according to official quarterly polls out on Wednesday.

Singapore Q4 business sentiment worsens for both services and manufacturing

GLOBAL trade tensions and property cooling measures in Singapore have taken their toll on fourth-quarter business sentiment in the manufacturing and services sectors, according to separate updates...

Minimum wage vs Progressive Wage Model: Debate over best way to lift pay of low-wage workers

Some have called for a minimum wage, but the Government has said its Progressive Wage Model works better.

Sino-US trade war impact could be felt by year end; Singapore economy to grow at slower pace: MAS

The US-China trade war has had a limited impact on the Singapore economy so far, but the negative spillovers could become more pronounced in the latter half of 2018 and next year, the Monetary...

Asean key to Singapore's future amid US-China tensions, say economists

THE Asean market is crucial for Singapore's future growth, not least against the backdrop of United States-China trade tensions, said panellists at the 11th Singapore Economic Policy Forum on...