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Economists maintain Singapore 2018 growth forecast at 3.2%; trade war threat remains

THE services sector is set to become a stronger economic growth engine this year amid concerns that activity in manufacturing could taper, according to a new survey of private-sector economists.

Singapore retrenchments fall to 5-year low in Q1 as job vacancies rise

[SINGAPORE] The labour market continued to show slight improvements in the first quarter of 2018, with retrenchment figures falling to a five-year low and the number of job openings on the rise...

Toyota to invest US$1b in Grab, taking lead in latest financing round

TOYOTA Motor Corp will invest US$1 billion in Singapore-based Grab, in what is said to be the largest-ever investment by an automotive manufacturer in the global ride-hailing sector.

Singapore is the 9th most expensive Asian city for expats

SINGAPORE is now the ninth most expensive Asian city for expatriates, coming behind Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

Docusign helps customers to digitise their workflows

IN this era of digital disruption, paper is being edged out as more companies look towards digitising their workflows. After all, paperwork can be time consuming and costly. Going the digital route...

5 market observers weigh in on Trump-Kim summit conclusion

THE on-off-on North Korea-United States summit finally took place on Tuesday in Singapore.

Both US President Donald Trump and North Korean...

Singapore's first talent incubator Antler announces cohort of 55 founders

SINGAPORE - Antler, Singapore's first home-grown talent incubator and start-up generator, on Tuesday (June 12) announced it has selected 55 founders for its inaugural programme starting on July 2...

Singapore retail sales a mixed bag; inches up 0.4% in April

RETAIL sales continued its lacklustre streak in April, ticking up marginally by 0.4 per cent compared to a year ago, dragged down by a sharp dip in computer and telecommunications equipment.

Singapore Business Federation and Enterprise Singapore leading mission to East Africa

THE Singapore Business Federation (SBF) and Enterprise Singapore (ESG) have set off on a business mission to East Africa till June 16, in conjunction with Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam...

Youth is no guarantee of your startup's success

SO you're young and want to start a fintech or your own business

 

Emerging Enterprise award

Closes August 28, 2020