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WSQ training helped raise wages for workers: study

After taking into account selection bias, the study by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) and SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) found that the real wages of workers who went for WSQ training were 0...

Services productivity lagging wage growth

And the costs could keep going up this year, researchers from the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) economics division have now said.

MTI: 2019 growth could slow to below mid-point of forecast range

THE Singapore economy slowed last year - and will likely only cool further, according to the latest news from the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI).

Singapore's full-year growth slows to 3.2% as fourth quarter misses mark

SINGAPORE'S fourth-quarter economic growth missed estimates in the last stretch of 2018, shaving a fraction off its performance for the full year.

Growth in manufacturing, services slowed in 2018, trend expected to continue this year: MTI

GROWTH of both the manufacturing and services sectors slowed down in 2018, but construction appears to have bottomed out, according to the latest figures from the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI...

EDB expects Singapore to attract S$8b to S$10b in fixed asset investment in 2019

DESPITE slowing global growth, the Republic is expected to attract S$8 billion to S$10 billion in fixed asset investments (FAI) in 2019, in line with previous years, the Singapore Economic...

Growth in Singapore household per capita income slows in 2018

GROWTH in household income per head slowed last year, despite a shrinking number of people under each roof.

After 3 record years, tourism may lose some steam in 2019

AFTER three years of record highs in visitor arrivals and tourism spending, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) is now "cautiously optimistic" about 2019, due to the volatility of the external...

Annual retail sales fall for the first time in five years

RETAIL sales this year could stay sluggish, analysts warned, after full-year figures were released by the Department of Statistics on Tuesday.

Singapore retail sales slide 6% in December for full-year 0.7% drop

WHITHER the festive spirit? Retail sales in Singapore fell in December 2018, although eateries did better, according to the latest data from the Department of Statistics (SingStat) on Tuesday.