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Manufacturing sentiment positive in December

SINGAPORE'S manufacturing sentiment entered positive territory for the first time in eight months in December - prompting economists to suggest that the worst may be over for the sector that has...

Decade-low growth in 2019 clouds 2020 forecasts for Singapore GDP

WHILE Singapore's 2019 economic growth was in line with economists' expectations, it is the worst showing in 10 years, leaving economists divided on the extent of recovery that 2020 would bring...

Singapore's GDP grows 0.7% in 2019 following 0.8% rise in Q4

SINGAPORE'S economy expanded 0.8 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to advance estimates from the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) on Thursday, in line with private sector...

PM Lee: Singapore must stay open, connected

SINGAPORE must resist anti-globalisation sentiments, and instead stay open and connected to the world, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in his New Year Message on Tuesday, as he promised...

Election Budget = goodies galore? Don't hold your breath

WITH Singapore's next General Election expected just round the corner, Budget 2020 has been widely tagged as an "Election Budget".

Singapore cuts industrial land supply again for first half of 2020

THE government has once again trimmed industrial land supply for the first half of 2020 under its Industrial Government Land Sales (IGLS) programme.

Money FM podcast: A better 2020 for the Singaporean economy?

Hopes are that the local economy, fresh from recession scares this year, will fare better in 2020.

Rocky road to recovery for factories

SHATTERING fantasies of an immediate turnaround, Singapore's factory output fell in November at the steepest pace in nearly four years, according to an estimate out on Thursday.

Singapore factory output posts 9.3% shock drop in November

SINGAPORE'S factory output in November saw a plunge steeper than private-sector economists had feared, according to preliminary numbers out on Thursday.

UK companies fear hit from Brexit migration rules: CBI

[LONDON] Britain's plans to introduce a new system for immigration after Brexit risk being too complicated and causing a shortage of skilled workers, a leading employers group said on Thursday....