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F&B staff crunch returns along with business pickup

AS business activity picks up, the food and beverage (F&B) industry is facing a manpower crunch - an aftermath of shrinking their workforce at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Firms not surprised by S$10b cut in forecast for construction demand

CONSTRUCTION firms say they are not surprised that the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) has lowered its forecast for this year's projected construction demand by S$10 billion, given the...

Firms to improve credit assessment as more consumers struggle with credit card bills

ABOUT seven out of 10 consumer-facing businesses in Singapore plan to step up their digital capabilities for assessing customer creditworthiness in the next 12 months as more consumers face...

CEOs more confident about country, company prospects than global economy: KPMG poll

BUSINESS leaders in Singapore have become more confident in the medium-term future of their firms and the Singapore economy, despite a bleak global outlook, according to a KPMG snapshot survey of 25...

BCA cuts 2020 forecast for projected construction demand by S$10b

THE Building and Construction Authority (BCA) on Thursday said it has reduced its forecast for this year's projected construction demand by S$10 billion from its earlier January forecast.

GovTech licenses smart thermal scanner software to SMEs, non-profit organisation

THE Government Technology Agency (GovTech) has licensed the software for SPOTON, a smart thermal scanner for mass temperature screening, to four Singapore-based distributors, it said on Thursday...

Singapore exports rise by 7.7% in August as electronics recover from year-ago low base

SINGAPORE exports kept up their growth momentum in August, with both electronics and non-electronics shipments rising on a low base effect.

Lightspeed swoops in on bright spots in S-E Asian startups

DESPITE the gloomy skies, US-headquartered Lightspeed Venture Partners is bullish on South-east Asian startups that can fill key "infrastructure gaps" amid the Covid-19 outbreak, the venture firm'...

MedTech Innovator seeks to spotlight Asia-Pacific startups to investors

MEDTECH Innovator, a US nonprofit accelerator, is bullish on Asia-Pacific's young ecosystem of medtech startups. And it wants to highlight their vast potential, even as investors have turned...

Wilmar gets final registration nod for China unit's IPO, eyes listing by mid-Oct

YIHAI Kerry Arawana (YKA), the Chinese unit of Wilmar International, has received final registration approval from the China Securities Regulatory Commission for its listing on the Shenzhen Stock...

 

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