Economists slash Singapore's 2019 growth forecast to 0.6%

PRIVATE-SECTOR economists have sharply lowered their full-year growth forecast for Singapore to 0.6 per cent, down from their 2.1 per cent prediction in June, in the Monetary Authority of...

Singapore, Sichuan deepen cooperation in sectors including medtech

SINGAPORE firms forged 17 partnerships with Sichuan companies on Wednesday in a bid to deepen cooperation in sectors such as medical technology, transport, logistics and lifestyle.

Singapore PMI edges up again in Aug, but still in contraction

SINGAPORE'S manufacturing sentiment edged up marginally in August, though staying in contraction for the fourth straight month. The Purchasing Managers' Index stood at 49.9, up 0.1 point from July...

Diversify, innovate, train to weather global uncertainty: Chan Chun Sing

TO weather ongoing global uncertainty, Singapore's national strategy is to diversify, innovate, and train, said Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing in Parliament on Tuesday.

Tech@SG scheme will require firms to meet venture-capital terms

THE upcoming Tech@SG scheme for fast-growth tech companies, which will facilitate the entry of foreign "core team members" to Singapore, will require qualifying firms...

Wanted: Warm bodies; age no object

EMPLOYERS here expect staff costs to climb with the higher retirement age, as well as Central Provident Fund (CPF) contribution changes.

Singapore bank lending dips in July as home loans shrink further: MAS preliminary data

BANK lending in Singapore dipped in July from a month ago on broad weakness across both business and consumer loans, preliminary data from the Monetary Authority of Singapore showed on Friday.

Six new accreditation programmes ensure quality of businesses

SIX new accreditation programmes have been developed in the past year to ensure that businesses in growth sectors meet quality standards.

New chapter in banking begins as applications open for digital banks

RIDE-HAILING firm Grab is "confident" of meeting the digital banking licence requirements that include "a path towards profitability" on a five-year projection, the unicorn told The Business Times...

Singapore services business receipts up 2.8% in Q2

SINGAPORE'S services industries are still seeing their takings rise year on year, though at a slowing pace, according to second quarter data from the Department of Statistics on Tuesday.


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