Harnessing technology to stay in pole position

TODAY, Singapore is a hotbed for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), thanks to its growing population of ambitious, entrepreneurial people, surge in mobile usage and the conducive environment...

Data management crucial as data becomes critical asset for SMEs

THE move towards the digital economy is not easy, especially for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) given the complexity and knowledge required. In a recent study by UOB on SMEs in Asean, local...

How Hope Technik went from free-spirited start-up to rigorous engineering firm

TRANSFORMATION is often seen - if erroneously - as an exercise meant for traditional firms which have not yet made the leap from old methods to future-ready approaches.

From machinist to production team leader

SHORTLY after Yeo Kain Thiong joined Hope Technik, he went from controlling shopfloor tools to building flying machines. Now, years later, he helps their new products take flight.

SGX mulls new rule to protect minority shareholders in delistings

SINGAPORE Exchange Regulation (SGX RegCo) is mulling changes to its listing rules, which - if they come to pass - could curtail the role of controlling shareholders in a voluntary delisting, when the...

No swan song for Singapore semiconductors

AS ELECTRONICS growth tapers from its recent highs, some analysts see a need to cushion Singapore's economy against the global semiconductor cycle's ups and downs.

Slower growth expected for S'pore in 2018 as export momentum eases: report

THE Singapore economy is expected to expand at a more sedate pace this year compared with last year, on the back of slower manufacturing demand and easing trade momentum, according to a new report.

Pitch perfect

AMBITION can look very different from one person to the next - particularly among startup founders. But when on a stage competing for the "Top Startup" award and prize money, founders can be equally...

China turns granary, cement factory into tech hubs

HANGZHOU • When Canadian Nikk Mitchell wanted to start his virtual reality (VR) company in June last year, he headed not for tech hub Silicon Valley in the United States, but Hangzhou in China....

Has Singapore lost its listings competitiveness?

When Singapore gaming tech company Razer chose to list in Hong Kong in 2017, the news made headlines


Emerging Enterprise award

Closes August 28, 2020