Government

Keeping pace with today's economy

There are many government initiatives that help SMEs by educating and providing tools for companies to scale up their capabilities.

Government not in the business of picking winners: Iswaran

THE impact of Budget 2017 and the Committee on the Future Economy report on small and medium enterprises (SMEs) was one of the most intensely discussed topics in Parliament on Tuesday.

S'pore manufacturing may show the way for future economy

TAKE a look at the underdog manufacturing sector and you may see what Singapore's economic restructuring can turn out to be, observers told The Business Times.

Singapore, Chongqing boost transport, logistics collaboration

SINGAPORE and Chongqing have deepened efforts to drive transport and logistics collaboration between the two cities, International Enterprise (IE) Singapore said on Sunday.

S'pore can do more through tech: PM

THE Republic - including the government - can do more in using technology to improve the lives of Singaporeans, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Friday.

SBF urges Asean members of WTO to join the Trade Facilitation Agreement

THE Singapore Business Federation (SBF) has urged all World Trade Organisation (WTO) members, especially the Asean members, to come on board the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), which came into...

IPF scheme in right direction, but SMEs must not be passed over: industry watchers

INDUSTRY watchers expressed concern that the International Partnership Fund (IPF) announced in Singapore Budget 2017 may not benefit smaller enterprises, even though further support to help companies...

New co-investment fund to help businesses go overseas

UP to S$600 million in government capital will be co-invested with Singapore-based enterprises in a new International Partnership Fund (IPF) to help them scale up and internationalise.

Infrastructure demand and consumerism will boost Asean's investment appeal: IE Singapore

THE bustling South-east Asian market and its heavy demand for infrastructure and consumerism will likely ensure the region remains appealing to Singapore firms that want to invest abroad, said a...