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Workers' rights gaining ground

AT A results briefing last month, DBS Bank chief executive Piyush Gupta startled the roomful of reporters when he raised his voice to say "Don't say we cut!" to a question on the group's staffing...

Local firm rolls out online translation service for multiple Asian languages

While Sim Lim Square is a key retail hub of information technology (IT) products, the lesser-known Sim Lim Tower is a hotchpotch of shops and offices making a real mark on the online world.

Help SMEs tap financial resources, manage manpower issues

It is great that the issue of helping small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) develop, succeed and expand has been widely discussed in the Budget debate (...

Market decides rents; but govt will step in when necessary

THE government will continue to keep a close eye on business costs, even as it took the stance of letting market forces set the price of rentals.

Sakae to cut 6 more eateries as it gets set to roll abroad

Rising business costs have taken their toll on Sakae Holdings, operator of the Sakae Sushi chain, which has shuttered 10 of its 46 restaurants in the past few months.

Trade associations can do more as intermediaries: Chun Sing

SINGAPORE - Trade associations can do more to help direct Government resources to support the small and medium-sized enterprises in need.

PME jobs, gig economy top of the list

THE pressure on jobs for professionals, managers and executives (PMEs) and the corresponding rise of the gig economy - where full-time, conventional jobs are replaced by contracts - were some of the...

Catering to SMEs

Providers of services – from technology to higher education and training to bank loans – have been jostling to offer competitive packages and product offerings for businesses that can take them to...

Government not in the business of picking winners: Iswaran

THE impact of Budget 2017 and the Committee on the Future Economy report on small and medium enterprises (SMEs) was one of the most intensely discussed topics in Parliament on Tuesday.

 

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