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Tech skills, adaptive mindset critical in digital economy

THERE is plenty of talk about the potential mass displacement of jobs to automation and technology in the digital future. Clearly, the world is experiencing unprecedented change which is touching...

Disruption: How to deal with it and is it really that disruptive?

The Business Times posed four questions on disruption - a phenomenon through which new technologies can create economic displacement or opportunities for new economic sectors to emerge - to five...

Insurtech firm targets SMEs with its retrenchment benefits scheme

Peer-to-peer insurance firm Bandboo, which is launching unemployment benefits and retrenchment benefits this month, is one of a small but growing group of insurance tech startups in Singapore...

Start@SG May 2: Singularity | TransferWise| SeedPlus

Singularity launches Singapore chapter | TransferWise to open Asia-Pac HQ in Singapore | SeedPlus closes S$25 million debut fund

Poh Kim Video won't bow out: 21 outlets, going bigger online

The rise of online movie streaming has led to the demise of former giants in home-video retailing: HMV, Laserflair, VideoEzy and TS Video. But last survivor Poh Kim Video refuses to give up the...

Bookbinding boss starts a new chapter for a new age

Bookbinding company Grandluxe's 75-year history dates back to when Ms Winnie Chan's grandmother sewed account sheets into books by hand in a workshop.

More firms in fashion industry turning to tech

More firms in the local fashion business are turning to technology in a bid to fend off the challenges of shorter product cycles and rising competition.

8 highlights from PM Lee Hsien Loong's May Day Rally

SINGAPORE - Singapore's economy is doing better than it did last year, but Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong maintains a "cautiously optimistic" outlook, he said in his May Day Rally speech on Labour...

Creating jobs, placing and upgrading workers key to Singapore's prosperity, says PM Lee

Singapore needs to do three things on the jobs front in order to continue to prosper as the economy matures, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in his annual May Day Rally speech. These are: help...

May Day Rally: Heng Swee Keat to head Future Economy Council on skills, innovation efforts

SINGAPORE - Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat will take over the reins of a national council overseeing skills and innovation efforts from Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam.

 

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