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Asian business sentiment near 3-year low as trade war drags

CONFIDENCE among Asian companies held near three-year lows in the first quarter as a US-China trade dispute dragged on, pulling down a global economy that is already on a downward path, a Thomson...

MAS out to identify cases of tardy corporate disclosure

THE Monetary Authority of Singapore's (MAS) enforcement department is taking a closer look into whether listed companies here have been tardy in disclosing corporate information in recent times.

Fines totalling S$16.8m slapped on 42 financial firms in Singapore in 18 mths ended December '18

A TOTAL of S$16.8 million in financial penalties and settlements was slapped on 42 financial institutions here as part of enforcement actions taken by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)...

Singapore economy 3rd most vulnerable to sustained China trade slowdown

SINGAPORE is the third most vulnerable economy to a sustained trade slowdown in China after Hong Kong and Mongolia, according to a Moody's Investors Service report released on Tuesday.

Singapore GDP growth to slow to 2.4% in 2019: report

SINGAPORE'S gross domestic product (GDP) growth in 2019 is expected to slow to 2.4 per cent "against a more challenging environment for exports and the manufacturing sector", down from 3.2 per cent...

Singapore exports rebound in Feb, but economists not cheering yet

ECONOMISTS cautioned on Monday that Singapore's exports are not out of the woods yet, even as shipments defied expectations to rebound in February after three straight months of decline.

Singapore GDP growth to slow to 2.4% in 2019: ICAEW report

SINGAPORE'S gross domestic product (GDP) growth in 2019 is expected to drop to 2.4 per cent "against a more challenging environment for exports and the manufacturing sector", according to a report on...

Singapore non-oil exports back in the black in February, defying economists' expectations

SINGAPORE’S export sector swung back into the black in February, buoyed by a rise in non-electronic shipments and surprising economists on the upside as most had expected a fourth consecutive month...

SMEs to be given help to digitalise and venture abroad earlier

ENTERPRISE Singapore (ESG) said on Thursday that it will embark on a new strategy to grow and develop local businesses, with an emphasis on helping a broader base of small and medium-sized...

Retrenchments at a 7-year low last year

THE labour market improved on several fronts over the whole of last year, with retrenchments down to the lowest level since 2011.