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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...

Singapore must think like a platform to thrive as a digital hub

Singapore's strategic location has helped the island nation become a hub for global trade. But with digital technologies changing the nature of trade, Singapore's locational and infrastructural...

Anchanto: Choosing the right markets for global success

Homegrown e-commerce start-up Anchanto has had quite the impressive year. In 2016 alone, the company expanded into nine countries, including India, Australia and China. CEO Mr Vaibhav Dabhade says...

Preparing Singapore SMEs for the digital transformation journey

SINGAPORE is one of the most technologically-advanced nations in the world. We took pole position in the World Economic Forum’s 2016 Networked Readiness Index, which measures how well an economy...

VIEWS: Singapore's manpower conundrum

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: Should Singapore's foreign manpower curbs be relaxed for certain sectors? How might businesses raise the productivity of their staff?

MyRepublic: being small in size need not hinder overseas expansion

A "lean and mean" business model enabled fibre broadband operator MyRepublic to innovate and disrupt, but when the homegrown start-up...