covid-19

S$370m in excess JSS payouts wrongly credited to 5,400 businesses last Oct

PROCESSING errors caused S$370 million in excess Jobs Support Scheme (JSS) payouts to be credited to 5,400 businesses last October, the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI), Ministry of Finance (...

S$370m in excess JSS payouts mistakenly made to 5,400 businesses in Oct

PROCESSING errors caused S$370 million in excess Jobs Support Scheme (JSS) payouts to be credited to 5,400 businesses last October, the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI), Ministry of Finance (...

M&A, in the midst of a crisis, can be deployed to boost growth

MEASURES put in place to contain the spread of Covid-19 have resulted in significant operational disruptions for many companies. Staff under quarantine, interruptions in supply chains around the...

Connectivity, digitalisation crucial to Asean+3 growth

THE post-pandemic world calls for more globalisation, not less, as a means to tackle the vulnerabilities of global value chains (GVCs) exposed by Covid-19 and the ensuing lockdowns around the...

FairPrice backs national efforts to help community

A MASSIVE order of household objects, with some items required in quantities of up to 5,000 pieces. Less than 48 hours to deliver them all. And on top of that, nationwide Covid-19 measures which...

1970s-style inflation highly unlikely

THE prospect of inflation returning has been haunting the markets since the beginning of this year. Focused on the deflationary impact of the pandemic, the fiscal and monetary stimulus response by...

Over 2,000 RWS staff put skills to good use

MANAGING facilities with a total of 11,000 beds was not too daunting a task for Resorts World Sentosa (RWS), whose duties as the managing agent for two community care facilities (CCFs) covered...

At NCS, thinking out of the box to deploy tech solutions

ALTHOUGH NCS was approached to help with computing needs, its role at the Singapore Expo's community care facility (CCF) involved not just technology, but everyday resourcefulness too - in the...

SME business sentiment hits highest reading since start of pandemic

BUSINESS sentiment among small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) for the next six months is now just a notch below expansionary sentiments, the highest reading since Covid-19 pandemic began last...

Legislation for alternative arrangements for meetings to extend beyond June 2021: MinLaw

THE Ministry of Law (MinLaw) has announced that the duration of legislation that enables entities to hold meetings such as annual general meetings via electronic means will be further extended to...