Singapore to KL in 90 minutes: High-speed rail targets 2026 start date

THE first trains for the planned high-speed rail (HSR) linking Singapore and Kuala Lumpur are expected to be up and running by around 2026, with travellers able to make the 350km journey in just 90...

Stress tests for banks becoming more crucial: Hng Kiang

GIVEN the fragility of global markets in a low-growth, low-rate environment, stress tests on banks will become an increasingly important and integral part of risk management in the financial sector,...

Singapore, Myanmar citizens to enjoy visa-free travel from Dec 1

SINGAPORE and Myanmar have agreed to lift visa requirements for each other's citizens from Dec 1 this year.

OCBC optimistic about growing loans to SMEs

OCBC sees pockets of loan growth even as economic expansion in Singapore and globally moderates, with its head of emerging business expecting a boost from government-led projects in the areas of...

'Creative destruction' the next step for companies to survive and thrive

BUSINESSES should sit up and take a good, hard look at the "disruption" coming to their industries - or risk becoming obsolete and having no part to play in Singapore's future economy.

Singapore inflation eases to -0.5% in 2015, from 1% in 2014

SINGAPORE inflation eased to -0.5 per cent in 2015, from one per cent in 2014, said the Department of Statistics on Monday.

China's panda-monium, Singapore's problem

With mounting fears over China's slowdown, BT looks at how mainland wobbles could affect Singapore's prospects.

54% of companies in Singapore 'adversely affected' by economic climate: SBF survey

JUST over half of the businesses in Singapore have said they are "adversely affected" by the current economic climate, according to the findings of the latest National Business Survey released by the...

SMEs turning even less bullish

SENTIMENT among small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) has fallen for the fifth straight quarter, to hit lows last seen in 2012, according to the latest SBF-DP SME Index.

'Engaging industry' a key priority in boosting S'pore as an R&D hub: NRF

MORE can be done to boost industry R&D (research and development), and translate technologies into innovations for economic and societal benefit, Low Teck Seng, chief executive of the National...


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