Protecting SMEs against risk

SMALL and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) make up 99 per cent of all businesses in Singapore, employ 70 per cent of the country's total workforce and contribute to nearly half of its Gross Domestic...

Startup lessons about artificial intelligence

IN 2010, Kris Hammond, an experienced artificial intelligence researcher, and a few partners founded Narrative Science. The Chicago startup's software ingests and interprets numbers for things such...

'Creative destruction' the next step for companies to survive and thrive

BUSINESSES should sit up and take a good, hard look at the "disruption" coming to their industries - or risk becoming obsolete and having no part to play in Singapore's future economy.

India's central bank plans to ease rules for start-ups to access funds

[MUMBAI] India's central bank said on Tuesday it would ease rules for deals involving start-ups and was also considering whether to allow the fledgling companies to access offshore rupee loans.

GrabTaxi rebrands as Grab to reflect services

SINGAPORE-BASED ride-booking platform GrabTaxi on Thursday rebranded as Grab and asserted its market dominance in South-east Asia, where it is focused - prompting some concern from rival Uber and...

Singapore inflation eases to -0.5% in 2015, from 1% in 2014

SINGAPORE inflation eased to -0.5 per cent in 2015, from one per cent in 2014, said the Department of Statistics on Monday.

Accounting Big Four gear up to support family businesses

IN THE increasingly competitive arena of support services aimed at small and medium enterprises (SMEs), the Big Four accounting firms here are flexing their muscles, with dedicated teams and expanded...

S'pore needs more entrepreneurs to stay competitive in next 50 yrs

TO stay competitive in the next 50 years, Singapore will need more entrepreneurs, even if a staggering 95 per cent of them will fail, said former NUS (National University of Singapore) president Shih...

China's panda-monium, Singapore's problem

With mounting fears over China's slowdown, BT looks at how mainland wobbles could affect Singapore's prospects.

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...


Emerging Enterprise award

Closes June 1, 2019