Singapore salaries to rise in 2020 as talent pool is 'shrinking': Mercer survey

SINGAPORE'S economy may be facing headwinds and inflation's muted but companies in the South-east Asian city-state are set to step up salary increases next year in a bid to retain staff, according...

Can Singapore become a second home for Chinese tech?

THE arrival of Chinese tech firms in Singapore is more of a trickle than a flood, based on industry professionals' observations of the scene.

MAS, ESG team up to matchmake startups with regional investors

TO boost regional funding into Singapore's startup scene, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Enterprise Singapore (ESG) have jointly played matchmaker between startups and regional...

It's 'ka-ching' time for payments firms

THE payment services industry in Singapore is upbeat on growth, while three major government reports in the past three months have singled out the sector for its rosy prospects.

Singapore business body calls on firms to take up sustainable employment practices

TO help tackle inequality, the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) is calling on firms to pledge their support for sustainable employment practices.

Business closures up across all sectors, except for transport and storage

A RECENT slump in the growth of business entities here was due in part to weakness by information technology (IT) startups and wholesale trade businesses, a new report indicated.

Singapore firms' R&D spend has lifted productivity: MTI economists

SINGAPORE firms' research and development (R&D) investments are bearing fruit in productivity gains, according to a group of Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) economists.

RedDoorz eyes growth with 2 new leadership appointments

SINGAPORE-BASED hotel booking and management platform RedDoorz on Monday announced two new leadership appointments, as the firm eyes "significant growth" in 2020.

ESG's venture arm SEEDS S$140m in funds over three years

SINGAPORE-BASED venture capital (VC) firm Wavemaker Partners might now be known as one of the handful of VCs specialising in deep tech, but it might have turned out differently had it not taken...

Singapore retail sales down 2.2% in September for 8th straight monthly fall

SINGAPORE'S retail sales fell 2.2 per cent in September, in the eighth straight month of year-on-year decline, according to latest Department of Statistics figures on Tuesday.