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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...

Singapore and Myanmar to start talks on investment treaty

SINGAPORE and Myanmar will commence discussions on a bilateral investment treaty, as well as upgrade the existing avoidance-of-double-taxation agreement.

US's investment appeal intact despite Trump's win: IE Singapore

THE United States will remain an attractive investment destination for Singapore companies, even as the world's largest economy prepares for life under Republican president-elect Donald Trump's...

Singapore-Russia ties are strong and can grow further: Tharman

THE fact that Singapore continues to have a flourishing relationship with Russia on many levels is a plus point in the current dull global environment, said Deputy Prime Minister Tharman...

Singapore and Asia could huddle closer with IE-UOB pact

AMID the slow hum of economic growth, the urgent call for Singapore companies to go regional got another boost on Thursday as IE Singapore and UOB inked a partnership to open up business networks...

Singapore downgrades 2016 Nodx forecast after a 5.4% fall in Q3

SINGAPORE'S 2016 forecast for its non-oil domestic exports (Nodx) has been downgraded to -5.5 to -5.0 per cent, from -4.0 to -3.0 per cent previously, due to a weaker-than-expected performance of...