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Singapore factory output eases again in July, posting 6% growth in line with expectations

SINGAPORE'S factory output matched economist forecasts with easing growth in July, even as pharmaceuticals continued to support industrial production.

Singapore real estate will endure as popular asset class

SINGAPORE property is likely to retain its lustre as a preferred choice for long-term wealth creation due to the city-state's regional hub status, solid growth prospects and Asians' deep-seated...

Africa's a growth market, but it's a long-term play

INVESTING in Africa is a long-term play, various experts have cautioned, even as one national strategist has identified the continent's digital economy as a brand-new growth area for Singapore.

National Day Rally: PM Lee explains 99-year leases of public and private housing

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong addressed home owners' concerns of their flat leases running down to zero at Sunday's National Day Rally, saying that in fact "99 years is a very long time".

National Day Rally: PM Lee announces estate rejuvenation plans

The government will expand its Home Improvement Programme (HIP) to upgrade 230,000 additional flats built between 1987 and 1997. This will happen when the flats are about 30 years old, which will...

National Day Rally: New healthcare package for Singaporeans born in the 1950s

A NEW healthcare package will help Singaporeans born in the 1950s with their medical expenses, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced in Sunday night’s National Day Rally. The Merdeka Generation...

National Day Rally: Government addressing cost of living but cannot fix electricity prices

THOUGH the government is working to alleviate concerns over costs of living, some price increases are hard to avoid. In his Chinese speech in Sunday night's National Day Rally, Prime Minister Lee...

Upcoming GST hike: 'Businesses should focus on value, not just price'

THE impending goods and services tax (GST) hike is any time between three and seven years away, but it pays for businesses to start thinking about it now, said Jochen Krauss, managing partner at...

Pharma holds up July exports but trade war a threat

THE seasonally volatile pharmaceutical sector supported Singapore's non-oil domestic exports (NODX) in July, but economists warned that a US-China trade war could soon bite.

About those chips and dips...

CHANGES in inventory did not drive the gap between electronics output and exports in the first six months of the year, the Ministry of Trade and Industry reiterated.