Economists expect smaller but more calibrated Budget in 2021

BUDGET 2021 is likely to remain expansionary as Singapore's economy moves into the next phase of recovery from its worst-ever recession, although the scale of support is likely to be smaller than...

Singapore's core, headline inflation at -0.1% in November

SINGAPORE'S deflation eased in November, with both core and headline inflation at -0.1 per cent year on year, compared to -0.2 per cent in October, showed Department of Statistics (Singstat)...

Jobs, businesses unlikely to fall off cliff when government aid ends

GOVERNMENT support and relief schemes have seen companies big and small through the worst of the pandemic's impact for much of this year.

Covid's lost generation?: What this year's disruptions will cost Singapore's young adults, and what lies ahead for them

MARK Yeow is in his third year in university, but rather than make a dash towards graduation, he's mulling over whether he should take a leave of absence for one semester.

Labour market recovery could be slow in playing catch-up

SINGAPORE'S resident employment numbers surged 43,200 in the third quarter of this year, signalling that a recovery of the labour market might be in sight.

Key exports for November down 4.9% in second monthly drop

SINGAPORE'S key exports shrank by 4.9 per cent in November, the second straight month of decline.

Slight uptick in business confidence for another quarter: SCCB

BUSINESS confidence among Singapore firms saw a slight uptick in the first quarter of 2021 but remained in the contractionary zone, according to the business optimism index study released by the...

Workplace arrangements under review with Phase 3 reopening

THE multi-ministry task force is reviewing workplace arrangements, following Monday's announcement on the move to Phase 3 reopening on Dec 28, said Manpower Minister Josephine Teo on Tuesday.

More than 4,700 SGUnited traineeships filled as at early-December: Josephine Teo

MORE than 4,700 opportunities under the SGUnited Traineeships Programme (SGUT) have been taken up as at early-December, with about 430 mid-career jobseekers placed into attachments across some 170...

Vaccination plan a boost for growth in 2021, but border reopening remains key

WITH Covid-19 vaccination set to be available to all long-term residents by end-2021, Singapore's growth may gain a boost late in the year, said economists - though much hinges on the extent of...