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BlueChilli launches healthtech accelerator for South-east Asia

AUSTRALIAN startup accelerator BlueChilli has partnered with Enterprise Singapore (ESG) to launch a Singapore-based healthtech accelerator, as part of efforts to scout for and support startups...

Singapore factory sentiment cools in April as exports, output slow

GROWTH in Singapore's overall manufacturing sector eased in April, a monthly survey has suggested, while the decline in electronics output has worsened.

US job growth surges; unemployment rate falls to 3.6 per cent

[WASHINGTON] US job growth surged in April and the unemployment rate dropped to a more than 49-year low of 3.6 per cent, pointing to solid economic growth.

Bigger S$3.68m scheme launched to boost tech use by Singapore law firms

SINGAPORE law firms, especially small and medium-sized practices, will receive more support to adopt technology, thanks to a new S$3.68 million one-year scheme launched on Thursday by the Ministry...

Time for collective decision-making on the future of work

PREDICTING the future is a fraught mission. But there is a remarkable conformity of response from people of otherwise vastly different experiences when asked to describe what they feel about the...

Singapore, China ink deals on trade, Belt and Road projects

SINGAPORE and China signed five agreements on Monday, drawing closer their collaboration on trade, law enforcement and projects under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

Silver linings in economy amid weak sentiment

THE indicators have not been painting a rosy picture of Singapore's economy, but the worst might soon be over, said economists, expecting some recovery in this year's second half. As Mizuho Bank...

Enterprise Singapore, MAS to match startups with global investors

STARTUPS can expect more matchmaking opportunities with global investors as Enterprise Singapore works with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to catalyse funding.

March output dive dashes hopes of manufacturing recovery

A SHARP plunge in March factory output dashed hopes of a recovery for the lacklustre manufacturing sector, with the gloomy spell set to continue for the rest of the year as global business...

Labour costs to go up faster in 2019: MAS

ULC, which measures the cost of labour for each unit of economic output, is tipped to pick up - despite milder wage growth - as productivity slackens, according to the latest half-yearly economic...