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Singapore factory output continues downward trend; growth eases to 3.3% in August

SINGAPORE’S factory output continued its downward trajectory in August, coming in below economist expectations as the impact of Sino-US trade conflict, slowing demand from China, and high base...

Singapore's inflation steady in August at 0.7%, in line with expectations

SINGAPORE’S headline inflation held steady in August with prices up 0.7 per cent year on year, mostly due to a more gradual decline in accommodation costs.

Safe as houses? The property investment story so far

IT is in the collective consciousness of Singaporeans that owning property is a big part of being - and getting - rich. For many families in Singapore, investing in property has proven to be a good...

Singapore needs foreign tech talent: Ong Ye Kung

[SINGAPORE] Singapore, grappling with an aging population and a shortage of high-tech workers, says it needs to bring in foreign talent in areas including software programming while the country...

7 in 10 retrenched workers helped by taskforce found jobs within 6 months

SEVEN in 10 retrenched workers who were helped by a dedicated taskforce last year were able to find jobs within six months.

Singapore, France call for proposals on joint innovation projects

ENTERPRISE Singapore and its French counterpart, Bpifrance, are calling for proposals on joint innovation projects in technological and application areas such as advanced manufacturing, clean...

Machines to handle half of work tasks by 2025: WEF study

MACHINES and automated software will be handling fully half of all workplace tasks within seven years, a new report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) forecasts. But the group said that...

More Singaporeans find jobs, but long-term unemployment rate rises: MOM

MORE Singaporeans found jobs in the first half of this year than in the first six months of 2017, with local employment growth 1.5 times higher.

Singapore retail sales fall 2.6% in July as car sales slump

RETAIL sales in Singapore fell in July, weighed down by motor vehicles, according to the latest figures from the Department of Statistics on Wednesday.

Enterprise Singapore's investment arm seeks co-investors in agrifood startups

ENTERPRISE Singapore (ESG) investment arm Seeds Capital is seeking co-investment partners for agrifood startups, under a call for partnership which was launched on Tuesday and closes on Oct 5, 2018.