Sentiment tanks, services firms less upbeat in H2: surveys

BUSINESS sentiment for the second half of 2019 sank among manufacturers and services firms in Singapore on the back of global trade tensions, according to two surveys released on Wednesday.

New pilot scheme to help high-growth tech firms bring in EP talent

UNDER a new pilot, qualifying technology firms will have the Employment Pass applications of "core team members" facilitated, to help them get the talent needed to set up new teams here, the...

Rates softening, but firms not biting

THE widely-expected quarter-point cut in US Federal Reserve interest rates - which is likely to come at the Fed's end-July meeting - should filter into the Singapore capital market as well,...

Singapore must 'step up' to global rivalry for talent: Chan Chun Sing

SINGAPORE must do more to attract global talent, in the face of other markets' moves such as fast-track visa schemes, Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing said on Monday at the annual A*...

Singapore June factory output down 6.9%, less than expected

SINGAPORE'S industrial output fell 6.9 per cent in June, deepening from May's 2 per cent fall and marking the fourth straight month of year-on-year decline, according to preliminary estimates from...

Approaching the economic slowdown with equanimity

ONE might expect a quarter of dismally low growth to fan recession fears. Yet perhaps it might be seen as simply the latest in a stream of weak data - a trend that has made for a well-telegraphed...

Services 'not strong enough' to mitigate Singapore economy's slowdown

WITH manufacturing caught in the doldrums, Singapore's services sector may seem like a lifeline for optimists hoping for economic growth.

Tag-team tack keeps Singapore businesses sustainable, fighting fit

AS companies recognise the need to innovate and transform their businesses to remain sustainable and competitive, partnerships between traditional enterprises and innovative tech startups are...

Business leaders call on govt to help firms help themselves in slowdown

AS THE economic slowdown deepens, some business leaders in Singapore are calling on the government to look at immediate relief measures to help firms rise to the challenge, even as it stays...

Singapore's economic slowdown gives impetus for greater transformation: Labour chief

Mr Ng urged companies and workers to seize the opportunities offered by disruptive technologies, and transform themselves to stay competitive.


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