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Singapore's 2019 income gap improves, but could widen in 2020 due to Covid-19

ALTHOUGH Singapore's Gini coefficient, a measure of income inequality, dipped below 0.4 for the first time in at least a decade in 2019, economists caution that the income gap could again widen...

Foreigners still needed in clean energy manual roles

EVEN with a change in the energy sector's skill needs and job scopes, the reliance on foreign workers to fill low-wage, manual roles is unlikely to change in the near term.

Wider shared framework will cut quarantine

MORE countries should put in place a shared framework for safe travel amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing said on Wednesday.

SingapoRediscovers vouchers can help make domestic tourism a habit

THE year-end festive season and school holidays usually see an exodus of well-travelled Singaporeans flying off to spend their holidays - and money - abroad. With the Covid-19 pandemic having...

More business travel on the cards: Chan Chun Sing

SINGAPORE now has the resources to reopen its borders further, Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing said on Monday, outlining plans for more travel.

Enterprise Singapore upgrades 2020 forecast for trade, non-oil domestic exports

SINGAPORE'S authorities on Monday upgraded their full-year projection for total merchandise trade and non-oil domestic exports (NODX), as the Republic's third-quarter total merchandise trade...

Singapore GDP forecast to contract 6-6.5% for 2020; rebound expected next year: MTI

SINGAPORE'S official economic outlook has been cut again, as the gross domestic product (GDP) print for the third quarter was revised upwards by less than expected.

Celebrating the passion behind local brands

WHAT do Eu Yan Sang, Bynd Artisan, Scene Shang and Prima Taste have in common?

Singapore cannot keep borders closed forever: PM Lee

ALTHOUGH the Covid-19 situation in Singapore has stabilised, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the government's outlook for the economy remains "very guarded".

Singapore's Emerging Stronger Taskforce forming new coalition to focus on medtech

A NEW industry-led coalition focusing on medtech could create 4,000 new jobs, mostly in the areas of in-vitro diagnostics for disease preparedness, containment and control.