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Is venture money masking an untenable on-demand delivery gig?

SINCE end-2015, food-delivery platform foodpanda has grown its base of delivery persons more than six times to over 6,000, the company's Singapore managing director Luc Andreani said.

Silver linings and dark sides of the cloud

THE usage of cloud services has become more common in recent years. Some of the typical cloud offerings familiar to SMEs include Microsoft Office Online, Salesforce CRM, SAP Cloud, DropBox and...

To build an international business, it's about growing better, not faster

STARTING a business has never been easier, but scaling one has never been harder. For those that do succeed in their home markets, formulating plans to expand overseas is often the next step in...

See each Budget as a building block towards national priorities

EVERY year, after the Singapore Budget is unveiled, no matter how broad its scope and reach, inevitably some quarters come away disappointed. This year is no different, even as the Budget debate...

Building for the future - from the ground up

SINGAPORE got the expansionary Budget it needed with big-ticket items aimed at driving domestic spending in areas like social services, health and infrastructure.

Forging tomorrow's new global enterprise

UNCERTAINTY in the global economy continues to amplify as ongoing trade conflicts and technology disruptions upend global supply chains. Given such uncertainty, Budget 2019 is forward-looking as...

When it's renovation time, some hawkers move or quit

Six days a week, from 6am to 9pm, hawker Lick Su, 74, is on his feet preparing and serving bowls of Teochew fish soup and porridge at Chin Chau Lou stall in Chinatown Complex food centre in Smith...

Digital-first mindset key to small firms maximising Budget 2019

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) play an essential role in the health of Singapore's economy, accounting for half of the country's gross domestic product and employing 65 per cent of its...

SMEs need more guidance to go digital: KPMG panel

SINGAPORE - Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) need more help to get past the initial hurdle of embarking on digital transformation, said panellists at the "KPMG Insights from the Inside:...

Budget 2019: What's in store for businesses, individuals

AFTER embarking on a tax career more than three decades ago, I have been following the annual Budget speeches intently and have witnessed a slew of popular (as well as unpopular) tax and non-tax...