Forward-looking Budget for the long term

From doing away with streaming in schools to having more schemes that support young companies, this year's Budget came up with a range of new policies and initiatives that will keep Singapore...

Employees should come first in Singapore's new digital economy

SINGAPORE has an exceptional enabling environment for innovation and digital transformation. It is a magnet for innovation centres and a testbed for imaginative people working on some of the most...

Digitalisation: Start small but think big

IN WORKING with small and medium enterprises (SMEs), micro enterprises and startups, I have had the privilege of meeting many enterprising minds.

Call for govts to cut red tape, spur private sector to innovate

GOVERNMENTS need to be agile and flexible in order to encourage innovation. This includes doing away with archaic regulations and nudging the private sector into action by taking on investment risks...

Electronics, precision engineering still dragging down factory output

SINGAPORE'S factory output has inched its way back into positive territory, although economists do not seem too impressed by the rebound.

Singapore factories post modest 0.7% growth in February

SINGAPORE factory output inched up in February, beating fears of a second month of decline.

Singapore's February headline inflation meets expectations at 0.5%

THERE were no surprises from Singapore’s headline inflation in February, with consumer prices up by 0.5 per cent year on year - a tick above the 0.4 per cent growth notched the month before.

Australia's jobless rate falls to near 8-year low

AUSTRALIA'S jobless rate fell to a near eight-year low in February as a bumper run in employment extended, sending the local dollar sharply higher on expectations the country's central bank won't cut...

Asian business sentiment near 3-year low as trade war drags

CONFIDENCE among Asian companies held near three-year lows in the first quarter as a US-China trade dispute dragged on, pulling down a global economy that is already on a downward path, a Thomson...

MAS out to identify cases of tardy corporate disclosure

THE Monetary Authority of Singapore's (MAS) enforcement department is taking a closer look into whether listed companies here have been tardy in disclosing corporate information in recent times.