Forum Letter: Grants to SMEs could harm, more than help

In recent years the Government has been providing grants to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to encourage more people to start their own business.

NUS entrepreneurial arm opens start-up hub in Jakarta to boost S'pore, Indonesia innovation

JAKARTA - NUS Enterprise start-hub Block71 Jakarta officially opened its doors in the Indonesian capital on Friday (July 28).

Convenience store Cheers opens first unmanned, cashless outlet

The Cheers outlet at Nanyang Polytechnic looks like its normal store - with shelves and fridges stocked with food and drinks - except there is no cashier or assistant in sight.

IE Singapore sets up network for SMEs to expand overseas quickly

INTERNATIONAL Enterprise Singapore (IE Singapore) aims to ease market entry for Singapore SMEs with the launch of its new Plug and Play Network.

Singapore firms dip toes into blockchain tech for property

AT LEAST two Singapore "proptech" companies are using blockchain platforms to "tokenise" property - that is, to create tokens backed by real estate which investors can buy.

Supermarket stocks battered as orders flood Amazon Prime Now

GIANT e-commerce player Amazon's launch of Prime Now is shaking up the local e-commerce landscape, even as many orders on Thursday failed to meet the promised two-hour delivery window due to...

More clarity sought over data privacy concession

Experts are seeking greater clarity over a proposed concession that allows businesses to collect and use the personal data of consumers without their consent, if it is impractical to secure such...

Data privacy laws changing in tune with digital economy

The law on personal data may soon be revised to keep it in step with the rapidly changing digital landscape.

Magnus Bocker, ex-SGX CEO, dead at 55

Magnus Bocker, who led the Singapore Exchange (SGX) after the global financial crisis, has died from cancer in the United States, the Business Times has learned.

AVA to take over Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre management from 2018

SINGAPORE -From the first quarter of next year, Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre will be managed by the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority(AVA).


Emerging Enterprise award

Closes June 1, 2019