ASEAN

Singapore hopes to develop consensus on an overall approach to Asean's challenges: PM Lee

[SINGAPORE] Singapore does not expect all regional issues to be resolved during its chairmanship of Asean, but it hopes to develop consensus on an overall approach to them, said Prime Minister Lee...

Southeast Asian leaders to rally against protectionism at Singapore summit

[SINGAPORE] Southeast Asian leaders are expected to rally against protectionism at a summit in Singapore this weekend amid fears that tit-for-tat tariffs between the US and China could escalate into...

Southeast Asian leaders to vow to fight protectionism

[SINGAPORE] Southeast Asian leaders are expected to rally against protectionism at a summit in Singapore this weekend amid fears that tit-for-tat tariffs between the US and China could escalate into...

Better ways to help SMEs break into the region

In the mid-1980s, when the former World Bank economist Teh Kok Peng was working at the Monetary Authority of Singapore, he recalls being summoned to a meeting with then Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew...

Connecting with the vibrant Asean region

There is a persuasive economic argument for Singapore to utilise its location in South-east Asia to better advantage. Seeing the lever it should use as a cultural proposition - as did academic...

5 pitfalls to avoid for FMCG brands in developing Asia

WITH their huge and expanding consumer population and rising incomes, Asia's developing markets may be the most promising place on Earth to sell fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG). But for too many...

Focus on business links in South-east Asia, says prof

Singapore's economic destiny lies in South-east Asia but Singaporeans are not sufficiently equipped for this future, a visiting international business expert said yesterday.

Cash and mobile banking can be sound proposition in emerging markets

IT WOULD seem odd to put the two together: cash and mobile banking. But the strange bedfellows make a good business model for expanding into banking in emerging markets.

New Infrastructure Office for projects in Asia

TO HELP firms tap infrastructure opportunities in Asia, such as those created by China's Belt and Road Initiative, Singapore will set up an Infrastructure Office this year.

SMEs prioritising tech investments over other assets: survey

SMALL and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore and across the region are prioritising tech investments over assets such as factories and machinery, according to a new survey.