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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...

Entrepreneurs and SMEs to assume greater importance in S'pore's economy: Iswaran

[SINGAPORE] Singapore's entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are set to play an even more important role in Singapore's future economy, said Minister for Trade and Industry (...

Singapore inflation has troughed, projected to pick up to 0.5-1.5% in 2017: MTI/MAS

INFLATION has troughed in Singapore and is projected to pick up to 0.5-1.5 per cent in 2017, from around -0.5 per cent this year reflecting the rise in private road transport cost.

Singapore targets 2,000 new PMET jobs in food manufacturing industry transformation

THE Singapore government on Friday launched its food manufacturing industry transformation map, hoping to cook up a 4.5 per cent annual productivity improvement and 2,000 new skilled jobs by 2020.