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Firms adapting to trade wars, but there's more pain ahead

WHILE business performance continued to worsen in the first quarter of 2019, firms are no more pessimistic over business prospects in the next six months than they were a quarter ago.

No respite for Singapore exports; trade recovery unlikely in 2019

THE escalating US-China trade war is likely to further hurt Singapore's exports for the rest of 2019, as hopes fade for a sustained trade recovery in the near future, said economists.

Singapore firms scramble to mitigate trade war fallout as orders dive

SINGAPORE businesses across various sectors from manufacturing to trading to services are feeling the heat from the extended US-China trade war as new orders dive - with some bracing for a decline...

Businesses need to prepare themselves for US-China trade war fallout: Minister Chan

SINGAPORE is not immune to the fallout from the US-China trade war, although it is still too early for the government to assess its economic impact, said Minister of Trade and Industry Chan Chun...

MAS signs pact to bolster S'pore-China fintech collaboration

Academic exchanges and research cooperation in the fast-growing area of fintech received a boost yesterday with the signing of a new agreement.

Singapore retail sales fall broadly again in March, but decline eases

SINGAPORE retail sales dipped in March, with the decline broadly across the board, according to figures from the Department of Statistics (SingStat) on Friday.

'We can't live life based on what Trump tweets'

US TARIFFS on billions of dollars in Chinese goods might go up on Friday, as American President Donald Trump has threatened, casting doubt over the outcome of trade talks.

Financial services, healthcare among sectors to see strongest job growth in 2019: report

FINANCIAL services and healthcare are among sectors poised to see the strongest job growth in Singapore this year, the latest research by recruitment agency Kelly Services shows.

Economic outlook a little subdued - but keep calm and carry on

LATELY, each fresh release of economic figures for Singapore has seemed to give cause for dismay, although this expected slowdown remains a far cry from an actual recession - as long as we do not...

Planes, toys and tourism: What is US-China trade made of?

[WASHINGTON] The United States and China last year exchanged US$737.1 billion in goods and services. Below is a breakdown on trade between the world's top two economies.