More Singapore jobseekers keen to join startups: poll

AN increasing number of Singapore jobseekers are expressing interest in working for a startup, according to results from recruitment firm CareerBuilder Singapore’s Employer of Choice Survey 2018.

Enhancements to SkillsFuture scheme expected in Budget 2019: UOB economist

IN the upcoming Budget 2019, there could be an enhancement to the SkillsFuture initiative, given Singapore’s need to train and reskill workers to stay relevant in the future, according to a report by...

Govt could shoulder more risk for SME loans in Budget 2019: DBS economist

IN the upcoming Singapore Budget 2019, more help could be given to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to access policy assistance schemes and to support those firms venturing into the Asean...

Board changes at EDB

THE Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) on Tuesday announced board changes at the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), effective Feb 1.

Budget 2019 expected to support vulnerable PMETs: DBS economist

MORE “forceful policy measures” are expected to tackle the rising vulnerability of professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs) in the upcoming Singapore Budget 2019, according to a...

Singapore's factory output ends on a weak note

SINGAPORE'S factory output ended the year on a dismal note as it failed to meet economist expectations in the last month of 2018 - a signal that the manufacturing sector is fast losing its momentum...

Singapore factory output misses forecasts for December with 2.7% growth

AFTER a faster-than-expected surge in November, Singapore’s factory output for the last month of 2018 failed to meet economists' expectations, buttressing talk that the manufacturing sector is set to...

Singapore's headline, core inflation pick up in December; prices expected to rise faster in 2019

SINGAPORE saw both its headline and core inflation pick up in December, according to the latest Department of Statistics consumer price index (CPI) released on Wednesday.

Singapore Budget 2019 could see public works and other moves to prop up economy: report

FITCH Solutions analysts are looking at looser fiscal policy from the Singapore government in February's Budget, according to a short commentary out on Monday.

Engaging workers as business transforms is a must: panellists

EVEN as businesses continue to transform themselves, many have focused on technology alone - neglecting the need to engage with their people to cope with the changes, noted panellists at a human...