Productivity up, more jobseekers helped: public sector report

PRODUCTIVITY is up, more jobseekers are landing jobs, and businesses now enjoy more convenience, said the Ministry of Finance in the latest Singapore Public Sector Outcomes Review on Thursday.

Singapore November exports' slide sounds caution on trade

NON-OIL domestic exports (NODX) in November slipped 2.6 per cent from a high base a year ago - a surprise drop which underscores the market's cautious outlook for trade in the months ahead.

Singapore's November non-oil exports fall 2.6% after October spurt

SINGAPORE'S non-oil domestic exports (NODX) fell 2.6 per cent in November from a high base a year ago, and after an 8.2 per cent spurt in October, according to the latest trade figures released by...

Housing demand could still fuel 2019 growth in Singapore

THE local housing market could still support Singapore's growth in 2019, despite the curbs unveiled this year, bank analysts said this week.

Economy watchers trim Singapore 2019 GDP forecasts

SINGAPORE is headed for a slowdown, private-sector analysts said, while agreeing that the US-China trade war is the top risk to the economy.

Singapore retail sales inch up by 0.1% in October as growth tapers off

RETAIL receipts in Singapore inched up in October on the previous year, in a sharp slowdown from the previous month’s growth, according to data from the Department of Statistics on Wednesday.

Economists fret over trade tensions, shave forecast for Singapore growth in 2019

PRIVATE economists unanimously fingered higher US-China trade tensions as a downside risk to Singapore’s growth, as they dialled down their forecast for 2019 in a recent industry poll.

SMEs expect lower turnover in 2018; sentiment weighed down by trade war: survey

MORE small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore are expecting a decline in turnover this year, citing the challenging business environment as the main culprit for the dampened outlook,...

Singapore bank lending returns to growth in Oct: MAS preliminary data

BANK lending in Singapore rose in October from a month ago, reversing from a slight contraction in September, preliminary data from the Monetary Authority of Singapore showed on Friday.

More Singaporeans employed; saw faster pay gains in 2018

A GREATER share of younger and older Singapore residents were employed in 2018, and the average full-time worker enjoyed faster income growth, with the labour market improving as economic growth...