Singapore fintech firms joining the dots in Africa's digital frontier

ONE of the world's leading mobile-money markets is farther afield than many might venture - but Kenya, on Africa's east coast, is fertile ground for Singapore firms tapping the digital economy. And...

Company stamps not needed on govt forms from October

FROM October 2018, companies will no longer need to affix their stamps on government forms - including tender-related documents submitted through government portal GeBIZ - unless required by...

Factory-less manufacturers one reason behind output-export gap

THE rise of the "fab-less" semiconductor company was one reason for the recent gap between Singapore's electronics output and exports, official economy watchers confirmed.

Young firms added more to net jobs than maturing, old ones for 2009-2016 period

YOUNG firms contributed more than maturing and old firms to net job creation over the period of 2009-2016, found a study by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI).

Construction looks to turn corner with slower 4.6% Q2 decline

THE tide may be turning for the ailing construction sector, which has been a persistent drag on growth, a government economist has said.

Tighter monetary policy still on the cards as core inflation climbs

TRADE tensions threaten Singapore's growth for the second half of 2018, but some economists still say the door to further monetary policy tightening in October remains open.

Manufacturing sector drives Singapore GDP growth at 'robust' clip in Q2 2018

THE manufacturing sector was once more behind Singapore’s economic growth in the second quarter, according to the latest figures from the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) on Monday.

Singapore's retail takings up in June, buoyed by motor vehicle sales

RETAIL sales in Singapore grew at a faster clip in June, thanks to a lift from motor vehicle sales, according to the latest release by the Department of Statistics.

For Singapore startups, India is a land of fintech opportunities

A HUGE 1.3 billion population, strong government support for going cashless, and an "existential crisis" faced by traditional financial institutions (FIs), are among the factors that make India a...

FastJobs kiosk helps older workers find temporary, part-time jobs

RADIN MAS residents seeking temporary, part-time and contract jobs can now browse and apply for jobs in their neighbourhood via SMS.