Malaysia's latest curbs to have limited impact on Singapore: economists

SINGAPORE may not be too greatly affected by Malaysia's state of emergency and its reintroduced Movement Control Order (MCO) curbs amid the Covid-19 pandemic, with the most significant impact...

Business opportunities aplenty in Africa: SBF

AFRICA is a vast continent that is often deemed too distant and unfamiliar to many companies in Singapore, with the sense that venturing there is only suitable for the larger players with more...

Economists look to growth in Singapore retail sales by Q1 2021

SINGAPORE'S retail sales could return to positive growth as early as the first quarter of this year, said economists encouraged by the slowing decline seen in November's data.

Singapore retail sales decline eases to 1.9% in Nov, boosted by mega sales like Singles' Day

THE decline in Singapore's retail sales eased in November, falling 1.9 per cent year on year, due mainly to multiple mega sales events held during the month, according to the Department of...

Economists maintain outlook despite better-than-expected 2020 GDP data

IT'S the worst recession on record, but Singapore's 2020 economic contraction has turned out to be slightly milder than expected at 5.8 per cent year on year - just a notch lower than the official...

Singapore PMI still rising, but factory growth momentum expected to ease in 2021

SINGAPORE'S factory sector continued its growth in December, as sentiment picked up on the month before, a survey on Monday showed.

EY's wish list for Budget 2021 includes boosting funding for training, hiring

FUNDING for training, hiring and other staff issues could be boosted with some policy tweaks, according to Budget 2021 proposals from one professional services firm.

Singapore manufacturing sentiment leans toward growth in December as PMI inches up by 0.1 point to 50.5

SINGAPORE'S factory sector continued its growth in December, as manufacturing sentiment picked up again from the month before, a survey on Monday showed.

Economists expect smaller but more calibrated Budget in 2021

BUDGET 2021 is likely to remain expansionary as Singapore's economy moves into the next phase of recovery from its worst-ever recession, although the scale of support is likely to be smaller than...

Singapore's core, headline inflation at -0.1% in November

SINGAPORE'S deflation eased in November, with both core and headline inflation at -0.1 per cent year on year, compared to -0.2 per cent in October, showed Department of Statistics (Singstat)...