Singapore non-oil exports down 8.9% in August, better than expected

SINGAPORE'S non-oil domestic exports (NODX) fell 8.9 per cent year on year in August, performing better than economists' expectations of a 10.6 per cent fall and breaking a five-month streak of...

Singapore retail sales down by 1.8% to S$3.6b in July

SINGAPORE retail sales, which have been in decline since February, fell again for the sixth month in July - though not by as much as some private economists had feared.

New scheme offers funding, professional help for services companies to transform, boost productivity

SERVICES sector companies in Singapore can now get more help to transform their businesses as they adapt to changing manpower needs and consumer demands.

Promote awareness of EUSFTA to realise its potential: Iswaran

PROMOTING awareness of the European Union-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA) will help it fulfil its potential, not least for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), said Minister-in-charge of...

New popup initiative helps local retail and food companies test out Asian markets

MORE local retail and food companies will be expanding into new markets in Asia, as part of a new pop-up initiative by Enterprise Singapore that allows them to set up dedicated retail spaces in...

Robots displacing jobs means 120m workers need retraining: poll

[NEW YORK] More than 120 million workers globally will need retraining in the next three years due to artificial intelligence's (AI) impact on jobs, according to an IBM survey.

Economists slash Singapore's 2019 growth forecast to 0.6%

PRIVATE-SECTOR economists have sharply lowered their full-year growth forecast for Singapore to 0.6 per cent, down from their 2.1 per cent prediction in June, in the Monetary Authority of...

Singapore, Sichuan deepen cooperation in sectors including medtech

SINGAPORE firms forged 17 partnerships with Sichuan companies on Wednesday in a bid to deepen cooperation in sectors such as medical technology, transport, logistics and lifestyle.

Singapore PMI edges up again in Aug, but still in contraction

SINGAPORE'S manufacturing sentiment edged up marginally in August, though staying in contraction for the fourth straight month. The Purchasing Managers' Index stood at 49.9, up 0.1 point from July...

Diversify, innovate, train to weather global uncertainty: Chan Chun Sing

TO weather ongoing global uncertainty, Singapore's national strategy is to diversify, innovate, and train, said Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing in Parliament on Tuesday.

Tech@SG scheme will require firms to meet venture-capital terms

THE upcoming Tech@SG scheme for fast-growth tech companies, which will facilitate the entry of foreign "core team members" to Singapore, will require qualifying firms...


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