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Wholesale, retail sectors cling to hope in 2020

SMALL- and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) in the wholesale and retail sectors may have been among the most affected by the US-China trade war and slowing global economy, but they still see bright...

Retail sales not all sparkling at Jewel Changi Airport despite the crowds

Jewel Changi Airport may often be crowded but this has not translated into strong sales for all tenants.

Singapore's digibank aspirants may find the going tough

The rush for a digital banking presence here has so far attracted 21 bids for five licences on offer, but those who get the licences may find the going rather tough.

Protect Singaporeans against pitfalls of digital banking

When so much commercial interest is generated for Singapore's digital bank licences, it simply means there is vast potential for profit involved - with commensurate risk for the end consumer (...

Wirecard chairman quits as accounting controversy lingers

SAN FRANCISCO • Wirecard chairman Wulf Matthias has resigned after months of controversy over the digital payments company's accounting practices involving its Singapore operations.

Move to raise private-hire firms' service, safety standards

Private-hire cars with deep dents, broken lights, mismatched tyres or which look like they have had a good few years on them are on the way out. But young drivers will remain, for now.

From Golden Dragon to RedDoorz  @  Geylang: One of Singapore's worst-rated hotels gets makeover

The former Golden Dragon Hotel, which has been rebranded as RedDoorz@ Geylang, now welcomes families and budget travellers with bright, clean rooms.

Making the most of data

IN the past, the use of data was often viewed as a "nice-to-have" rather than a "must-have" in corporate decision-making.

Uniqlo parent cuts profit outlook as Asia strife batters sales

TOKYO • Political flare-ups in Asia are putting the brakes on Fast Retailing's overseas momentum, as the Uniqlo operator posted its worst quarterly revenue fall in a decade for its global segment...

Retail sales fall for 10th straight month

Even huge shopping events like Singles' Day and Black Friday that had consumers shelling out left, right, and centre failed to lift retail sales in Singapore last November - the 10th straight...

 

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