Government

No need for a 'super agency' to help SMEs: Spring Singapore

SPRING Singapore dismissed the SME Committee's recommendation for a single SME authority on Friday, saying the focus should instead be on coordination and collaboration. The proof is in the pudding...

Singapore's headline inflation edges up slightly to -0.2% in December

SINGAPORE's headline inflation remained in negative territory at -0.2 per cent in December, from -0.3 per cent in November.

Singapore's inflation expectations at lowest levels in 3 years: SMU survey

SLIDING oil prices and uncertain global growth have sent inflation expectations plummeting in Singapore to their lowest levels in three years.

Inflation slows to 0.1% in Oct, lowest since Dec 2009

SINGAPORE's headline inflation eased to 0.1 per cent in October from 0.6 per cent in September - its lowest since December 2009 - but that only tells one side of the story. At 1.7 per cent, core...

Yi Shyan: What it takes to be a world-class outfit

THE issue of what it means to be a "world-class Singapore enterprise" was debated in Parliament on Tuesday. Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Lee Yi Shyan listed two distinguishing...

New corporate governance rating framework for SMEs (Amended)

SOME 79 per cent of listed small and medium enterprises (SMEs) do not have independent directors who are experienced in their industry, and 65 per cent lack the presence of unrelated substantial...

New panel to review appeals by SMEs for Spring S'pore grant

SMALL and medium enterprises (SMEs) that were turned down in their application for Spring Singapore's capability development grant will now be able to turn to a panel for help. The pilot panel starts...

Spring Singapore sets up appeals panel to review failed applications for development grant

SPRING Singapore has set up an appeals panel to review rejected applications for a financial assistance programme designed for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).