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Businesses hail Singapore-Malaysia 'green lane', but worry about costs

SINGAPORE companies have welcomed news of the official "green lane" arrangements confirmed on Saturday for business travel between Singapore and Malaysia.

SMEs appear ill-prepared for greater risks of cyberattacks as online workforce rises

SMALL and medium-sized enterprises face greater risks of cyber attacks and data breaches than they realise, as more of their employees work from home during the pandemic.

Doctor's in, but prognosis is for a slow recovery amid weak medical tourism

THE resumption of more healthcare services has been a shot in the arm for hospital and clinic operators, as domestic demand picks up. But a recovery will be gradual due to the loss of earnings...

New roles for laid-off Singapore workers may not be perfect fit

A HOST of opportunities are being created to help the swelling ranks of the retrenched.

Air freight rates ease, but yet to come back down to earth

AIR freight rates have eased somewhat from the heights scaled in recent months, but remain elevated owing to the ongoing capacity crunch in the air cargo market.

An Apprentice takedown for One Championship?

ITS live-audience events have had to take a four-month hiatus amid the Covid-19 pandemic, so mixed martial arts (MMA) promoter and sports media company One Championship has been teasing followers...

Positive outlook for infrastructure demand as countries try to boost economies

CONSTRUCTION companies have been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, but analysts and market players said demand for infrastructure is expected to remain strong and will drive the recovery of...

SCCCI adapts to new virtual normal amid pandemic; says China is still key market

IN THE face of the inconveniences wrought by Covid-19, the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCCI) has gone virtual. The business organisation now offers its members online...

Digibank aspirants have viable path ahead, despite Covid-19 challenge: analysts

DIGITAL bank aspirants in Singapore still have a viable path ahead despite the uncertainties wrought by the pandemic, for the simple reason that there is a flexible timeline for them to set up...

Koufu focuses on homeground expansion amid Covid-19 pressures

FOOD and beverage (F&B) company Koufu Group plans to focus its energy on homeground expansion this year, now that its planned overseas expansion will have to take a backseat amid the Covid-19...

Scientists warn of premature optimism as drugmakers rally

THERE is big money to be made in producing a vaccine for Covid-19, and investors' interest in which pharmaceutical and biotech company will cross the finish line first is causing a global rally in...