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Enterprise Singapore, energy firms launch innovation challenge for SMEs, startups

ENTERPRISE Singapore (ESG) on Thursday launched its inaugural Energy Open Innovation Challenge (EOIC) 2020, in partnership with energy companies Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil and Shell, to...

Global companies still keen on Singapore despite pandemic

FOREIGN investors are still keen on Singapore, despite the "depressed economic climate", Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Wednesday.

Singapore's visitor arrivals, hotel bookings pick up in July

SINGAPORE'S international visitor arrivals and hotel occupancy picked up in July from the month before, fuelling hopes that the Covid-19 slump in inbound travel has bottomed out.

Silent majority must speak out: Anti-foreign sentiment is detrimental to the economy

TEN years ago, Singapore saw its first outbreak of anti-foreign sentiment, or xenophobia, since independence in the run-up to, during and after General Election 2011. Then, the issue was rapid...

Singapore arrivals more than triple month-on-month to 6,840 visitors in July

SINGAPORE'S international arrivals more than tripled in July from the month before, driven by a month-on-month surge in visitors from South-east Asia and the Greater China region.

A job offers best welfare, but there's need to adapt social safety nets: DPM

THE government "will keep an open mind" to various ideas for strengthening Singapore's safety nets, such as a minimum wage, universal basic income, and unemployment insurance, said Deputy Prime...

70% of firms think they can ride out next 12 months: SBF poll

MORE than three in five businesses (62 per cent) see the prevailing dicey business condition persisting, with economic activities continuing at the present pace for the next 12 months, according...

Singapore businesses alarmed by growing protectionist calls

BUSINESSES are growing wary of what may seem like protectionist suggestions to keep the Singaporean core in professionals, managers and executives (PMEs) jobs, which some say could backfire in the...

Singapore remains open, but firms should focus on Singaporean core: Tan See Leng

WHILE Singapore remains open to global talent and investment, companies operating here should put more effort into strengthening their Singaporean core, new political office-holder Tan See Leng said...

Singapore's economy must adapt with greater integration, new connections: Heng

SINGAPORE must adapt its economy to the post-Covid world by taking a more integrated approach to transformation; developing human potential, starting even at pregnancy; getting better at spotting...