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Singapore NODX falls less in Nov, analysts see signs of recovery

SINGAPORE'S non-oil exports contracted at the slowest pace in November after nine straight months of decline, leaving analysts hopeful that the worst may be over.

Modest economic recovery expected for Singapore in 2020

THE coming year is expected to bring a modest economic recovery for Singapore, with trade tensions between the United States and China posing the main risk, say economists.

Employment grew in third quarter this year, but so did unemployment: MOM

[SINGAPORE] Employment grew in the third quarter this year as the economy picked up slightly, even as unemployment, including long-term unemployment, crept up, according to a Manpower Ministry...

Mega sales help, but may not revive Singapore's retail sector

RETAILERS are ending the year with a bang by pulling out all the stops for possibly the last mega sale of the year. The 12.12 sale on Dec 12 comes on the tail of three successful clearance rounds...

Bonuses: Follow the civil service's philosophy, not figures

THE received wisdom is that civil service bonuses serve as a benchmark not just for government agencies and statutory boards, but private sector firms too.

Analysts see clearer signs of a pick-up next year: MAS survey

HOPES of an economic boost from fiscal stimulus have dimmed, even as global trade tensions continue to weigh on the growth outlook, according to the latest quarterly survey of private-sector...

Private-sector economists tighten Singapore's 2020 growth forecast to 1.5-1.9%

PRIVATE-SECTOR economists have bumped up the forecast for Singapore’s 2019 growth by a hair’s breadth, even as they tempered hopes of a bright new year, a poll showed on Wednesday.

PwC's wish list calls for grants to boost green financing

ENVIRONMENTAL protection has made a first appearance in consultancy firm PwC Singapore's wish list for Budget 2020, among calls for the government to enhance the Republic's tax competitiveness...

Enterprise Singapore launches second run of Scale-up SG

ENTERPRISE Singapore (ESG) on Thursday launched the second run of Scale-up SG, bringing 18 new local enterprises on board the accelerated growth programme.

Govt strategy will be to transform, support, sustain, says Indranee

HELPING businesses to innovate, go regional and build capabilities is a priority for the government even as it helps workers to upskill and reskill to seize new opportunities, Second Minister for...