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Budget 2018: 10 changes that will affect SMEs

To help you get up to speed with what's new, here's our (non-exhaustive) list of 10 things from Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat's Budget speech that are likely to affect small and medium...

Trentios: Building a "Made in Singapore" air-con brand

In a market dominated by Japanese, Korean, and Chinese brands, Trentios carved out a niche for itself with its line of energy-efficient air...

Measures to bolster R&D and IP tax regime are heartening

FINANCE Minister Heng Swee Keat stressed early in his Budget 2018 speech on the importance of encouraging pervasive innovation throughout the economy, as well as the key role intellectual property...

Calibrated approach to future-proof Singapore's plan for sustainable future

BUDGET 2018 espouses the values of thrift, self-reliance, caring for the young, old and needy and planning for the future.

Working together for the collective good

BUDGET 2018 is aptly themed "Together, a better future".

Tackling challenges of next decade

WITH real GDP growing 3.6 per cent in 2017, and property prices beginning to stir anew, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat was able to report a revenue bonanza that gave him enormous fiscal headroom...

Motherswork: From small hobby to huge international brand

20 years ago, Ms Sharon Wong, never imagined her room full of baby goods would blossom into an international brand. Today, through engaging IE Singapore,...

Transforming labour for the future economy

ONE of Singapore's strengths has always been the quality of its manpower. At the same time, it is among one of the fastest ageing societies in the world. Research by the Institute of Policy...

'Digitalise and upskill' employees for modern workplace with technology

ONE of the ways for Singapore's small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to differentiate and upgrade themselves in a competitive business climate is to keep their employees at the forefront of...

Technology critical to driving change in work culture

WHO are our firstline workforce? Numbering two billion worldwide, they are the people behind the counter, on the phone, in the clinics, on the shop floor, and in the field. They embody three...