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Enterprises' expected value-add to economy and number of skilled jobs goes up

FEWER enterprises undertook capability-development projects in 2016 than the year before, but what they embarked on added more value to the economy and created more skilled jobs, Spring Singapore has...

Report on the future of Singapore's economy will focus on doing more with less: Ong Ye Kung

[SINGAPORE] Singapore's economic growth cannot be achieved through manpower growth, but should be pursued based on productivity and innovation, Education Minister (Higher Education and Skills) Ong Ye...

Singapore inflation up 0.2% on year in Dec, 2016 inflation at -0.5%

SINGAPORE inflation rose to 0.2 per cent on year in December 2016 from 0.0 per cent in November, due to a stronger pickup in the cost of private road transport.

Govt urged to lead in fairer procurement

THE labour movement has issued a call for the government to take the lead in improving procurement practices, in its bid to stamp out irresponsible outsourcing by businesses.

Singapore GDP surprises with 1.8% full-year growth in 2016

THE health of the Singapore economy surprised many - even the government itself - with a full-year growth for 2016 of 1.8 per cent, advance estimates released by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (...

Singapore's Nov inflation creeps up to 0% - first non-negative reading in 2 years

SINGAPORE'S November headline inflation was flat at 0 per cent in year-on-year terms - exactly in line with the market's expectation, and the first non-negative reading in two years.

An eventful year for Singapore politics

AFTER the high of the general election and Singapore's golden jubilee celebrations in 2015, few could have expected that the following year in Singapore politics would turn out as eventful as it did.

'Great potential' to boost S'pore-Philippines trade, investment

THE Philippines is both one of Asia's fastest growing economies and a newly industrialised country, and there is "great potential" for Singapore to further two-way trade and investment in the coming...

Bad debt among SMEs falls in Q3 due to tightening credit terms: DP Info

THE level of bad debts among small and medium enterprises (SMEs) fell in the third quarter of 2016, as credit terms between SMEs and their customers continue to tighten, said DP Information Group on...

Singapore must stay open, even if others turn inward: PM Lee

THERE is a worrying trend of developed countries around the world turning inward and adopting a more protectionist stance, and this will have significant consequences for small and open countries...