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Singapore retail sales fall for second month in August with 0.4% dip

SINGAPORE retail sales fell for a second month in August, again on the back of lower vehicle sales, according to figures released by the Department of Statistics on Friday.

Singapore Q3 GDP growth slows less than expected to 2.6% as manufacturing moderates

SINGAPORE'S economic growth grew at a slower pace of 2.6 per cent year on year in the third quarter of 2018 compared to the 4.1 per cent expansion seen in the previous quarter, according to advance...

Singapore, Indonesia ink pact to offer protection, global arbitration access to investors

SINGAPORE and Indonesia on Thursday signed an agreement to promote and protect investments, with the treaty promising Singapore companies operating in Indonesia protection and access to international...

Construction firms challenged as business shrinks, cashflow hit

THE beleaguered oil and gas industry has barely started to climb out of the hole when another major business sector - construction - is headed for dark times, with increasing liquidations and...

MAS puts fintechs on notice against shadow banking

EVEN as the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is welcoming of fintech players, it will draw a clear line to prevent shadow banking from emerging from payment startups.

Logistics sector gearing up to accelerate technology adoption

SINGAPORE'S logistics sector is stepping on the gas pedal in its technology adoption efforts, with a three-year plan outlining ways for various stakeholders to digitalise their processes and...

Logistics sector rolls out plan to accelerate technology adoption

SINGAPORE'S logistics sector is stepping on the gas pedal in its technology adoption efforts, with a three-year plan outlining ways for various stakeholders to digitalise their processes and...

Software suite to speed up development of apps for govt e-services

APP developers across government agencies will be able to create e-services more quickly and cheaply with the introduction of a suite of common software tools to develop apps.

Singapore manufacturing outlook cools in September

SINGAPORE manufacturers’ optimism dimmed slightly in September, after seeing an uptick the previous month, according to data released on Tuesday night.

Asean majors: victims or victors?

By most metrics, Indonesia appears to be worst off. Foreign investor outflow has wreaked havoc on the country's financial markets with the rupiah on free fall - it has lost 9 per cent this year -...