Media sentiment can provide useful gauge of economy's health: MTI

MEASURING economic sentiment in local news articles can be a handy gauge of Singapore's overall economic health, according to a study released by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) on...

Singapore GDP up 4.4% in Q1, full-year growth forecast at 2.5-3.5%

SINGAPORE'S GDP grew 4.4 per cent in the first three months of 2018, with full-year growth expected to come in at "2.5 to 3.5 per cent" this year, said the Ministry of Trade and Industry on Thursday.

Malaysia to decide on Singapore-KL high-speed rail very soon: Mahathir

PUTRAJAYA - A decision on mega-projects like the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur high-speed rail (HSR) will be made "very soon", said Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Wednesday (May 23).

How will political changes in Malaysia impact business, investment from Singapore?

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: How do you see the political changes in Malaysia impacting business and investment from Singapore?

US, China tariffs have had 'limited' direct effect on Singapore economy so far: Chan Chun Sing

THE tariffs imposed by the United States and China on products such as steel and aluminium imports, and vehicles and aircraft, have had a limited direct impact on the Singapore economy so far.

Commodity trading hits new high of S$28b in 2017

COMMODITY trading hit a new high of S$28 billion in local business spending and hired more than 15,000 professionals last year, representing a 2.7 per cent compounded annual growth rate over the past...

Moderate-growth forecast not cause for worry: PM

ALTHOUGH Singapore's growth has moderated from the highs of earlier decades, today's forecast of 2 to 4 per cent is "quite good for a mature economy", Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in...

Data analytics and e-platforms changing the commodity sector

THE use of data analytics and electronic platforms is transforming the Singapore commodity-trading sector, says a senior officer of Enterprise Singapore (ESG).

Sales, new orders in expansion mode for first time in over 6 years

BUSINESS conditions finally turned expansionary in the first quarter of the year, the latest Business Times-Singapore University of Social Sciences (BT-SUSS) Business Climate Survey has found.

What Singapore needs to do to remain effective and attractive

Singapore's principled position on geopolitical issues and its neutrality are among the reasons why it was chosen to host historic meetings like the upcoming summit between United States President...