54% of companies in Singapore 'adversely affected' by economic climate: SBF survey

JUST over half of the businesses in Singapore have said they are "adversely affected" by the current economic climate, according to the findings of the latest National Business Survey released by the...

SMEs turning even less bullish

SENTIMENT among small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) has fallen for the fifth straight quarter, to hit lows last seen in 2012, according to the latest SBF-DP SME Index.

'Engaging industry' a key priority in boosting S'pore as an R&D hub: NRF

MORE can be done to boost industry R&D (research and development), and translate technologies into innovations for economic and societal benefit, Low Teck Seng, chief executive of the National...

Eye on the guy: Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat

The Business Times takes a look at Singapore's new Finance Minister, Heng Swee Keat - the man tasked with leading the country's economic transformation.

Teo Eng Cheong leaving IE S'pore for Surbana Jurong

AFTER leading International Enterprise (IE) Singapore for five years, Teo Eng Cheong will step down as the trade agency's chief executive officer on Dec 31.

2 firms, 2 govt bodies models of business excellence

TWO homegrown companies and two government agencies have clinched this year's top honours in Spring Singapore's Business Excellence Awards.

Singapore now Asia's most important commodities trading hub: IE Singapore

SINGAPORE'S total offshore trade turnover for commodities hit US$1.3 trillion in 2014, said International Enterprise (IE) Singapore on Tuesday.

Singapore's SME outlook hits three-year low: survey

THE outlook for small and medium-sized enterprises in Singapore has fallen to a three-year low with weaker sales and profit forecasts over the next six months across all industries, according to a...

People and mindset change the way forward

AS Singapore works on its way forward, the very same challenges it has faced since Day One - land and labour constraints - will still be there.

Beyond 50: Singapore's growth strategy shifts

SINGAPORE may have achieved an economic miracle in the five decades since independence, but its growth matrix for the next 50 years will be very different - and far more complex.