Singaporeans' inflation expectations stand pat at end-2018: poll

SINGAPOREANS don't expect overall consumer costs to budge much in the next 12 months, but think that core inflation - that is, price hikes outside of housing and private transport - could still inch...

Look to India for growth, ESG urges Singapore consumer firms

THE size and structure of India's economy make it an attractive market for Singapore's consumer players, even amid fears of a global downturn.

NODX down a surprise 8.5% in December

SINGAPORE'S exports ended 2018 on a surprisingly weak note, with non-oil domestic exports (NODX) falling for the second straight month in December and dashing economists' expectations of a 2 per cent...

ESG, partners to pump over S$90m into agri-food tech

ENTERPRISE Singapore (ESG) investment arm Seeds Capital has appointed seven co-investment partners to pump more than S$90 million into Singapore agri-food tech startups.

SME business sentiment slides for third straight quarter

BUSINESS sentiment among Singapore small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) eased again for the third straight quarter, even as they remained marginally optimistic about the outlook for the first...

Singapore-backed technology firms make waves at CES

THOSE who are familiar with Creative Technology's Super X-Fi headphone holography may have felt a pinch of déjà vu when Sony unveiled a new "360 Reality Audio" concept at CES in Las Vegas to much...

The property merry-go-round: anomalies in the market

IT used to be that properties in Good Class Bungalow (GCB) Areas - the most prestigious form of landed housing in Singapore - were bought by Singapore's captains of industry, tycoons and well-heeled...

Black Friday sales fail to keep Singapore retail growth positive in November 2018

SINGAPORE retailers' performance turned negative in November 2018, despite some uplift from Black Friday shopping, according to figures from the Department of Statistics (SingStat) on Friday.

SMEs can take up digital solutions free for six months

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can now get help in going digital in areas such as accounting and human resource management, with costs partially paid for by the Government.

Singapore SMEs get help going digital from the get-go with new initiative

NEWLY incorporated businesses in Singapore will have access to subsidised digital solutions provided by industry players, under an initiative launched by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (...