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...

For pharma, volatility and value are two sides of the same coin

FOR the four months to July, Singapore's export-oriented drug industry notched up double-digit yearly growth, while July exports surged a stunning 109 per cent - yet industry players are hard put to...

New body will link players to work on projects

A new organisation launched yesterday will serve as a one-stop platform to bring together different players in the region's fast-developing infrastructure sector.

Easier, safer access to e-govt services with SingPass Mobile

SINGPASS Mobile was launched on Monday to allow individuals to more easily and securely log into digital government services - a development said to be closely watched by countries looking to...

Expect a '3 plus and minus 5%' model of future growth

INSTEAD of the "5 plus and minus 1" per cent growth of yesteryear, Singapore's economy will likely enter a phase of "3 plus and minus 5" per cent growth, arising from technological disruption and...

Skilled workforce key in shaping future of manufacturing in Singapore

SINGAPORE'S approach towards Industry 4.0 is "not simply about technology", said Senior Minister for Trade and Industry Koh Poh Koon on Wednesday.