Trade chambers plan to fly the Singapore flag abroad

FROM the Tokyo Modest Fashion Show for Islamic couture, to workshops on Singapore's network of free trade agreements, trade bodies here have been ramping up their participation in international...

Singapore startup rings up GST refunds on mobile

PAPER receipts may soon become relics when it comes to tax-free shopping. Homegrown startup Tourego got the ball rolling with the world's first fully-mobile tax refund solution last December,...

Views From The Top: Doing business abroad in a geo-protectionist environment

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: How might Singapore companies combat rising economic nationalist tendencies when seeking to expand abroad?

Keystone Cable focuses on regional growth

THE cable manufacturing industry is generally not where you would find a former high school teacher but Josephine Wang bucks the trend.

WeWork to open offices in four regional cities as part of Asian push

US-BASED co-working space provider WeWork plans to open offices in Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Manila by end-2018, as part of a US$500 million effort started in August last year to grow in...

Restaurateur behind The Naked Finn launches new dining pop-up to groom next generation of chefs

​Call it a homecoming for restaurateur Tan Ken Loon of seafood restaurant The Naked Finn and Nekkid bar.

Uber agrees to sell Southeast Asia business to Grab after costly battle

[SINGAPORE] Ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies has agreed to sell its Southeast Asian business to bigger regional rival Grab, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Sunday, in what...

How Singapore's tighter manpower policy is playing out for businesses

From more locals in workforce to higher productivity, the benefits are evident; but businesses in some sectors are finding it hard to cope.

Firm moves away from being 'foreigner-centric'

Three years ago, when Mr Edwin Sudhakar, 38, came here to head Virtusa Singapore's human resources (HR) department, only about one in 10 staff was a local.

Getting creative to attract young locals

Instead of working as a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) therapist, how about being a rehabilitation technologist instead?


Emerging Enterprise award

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