Heng Swee Keat

Election will give new government fresh mandate to deal with pandemic fallout

PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he is calling the General Election now to seek a new mandate, as Singaporeans and the government must work closely together to overcome the challenges presented...

Holding GE in the middle of pandemic not an easy decision: DPM Heng

IT is important for Singapore to hold its General Election now when the situation is relatively stable, given the profound uncertainties and challenges ahead, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat...

Singapore's actions in next five to 10 years will chart nation's course 'for decades to come': DPM Heng

Singapore needs a stronger economy, one that is dynamic and inclusive, resilient and innovative, and connected to new global nodes in Asia and the world.

95,000 employers to get $450m in wage credit payouts

More than 95,000 employers will receive over $450 million in payouts this month under the Wage Credit Scheme (WCS).

Firms know rethinking business models needed; government support isn't forever

ALTHOUGH the government is spending billions to preserve jobs for Singaporeans amid the Covid-19 crisis, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat said business leaders here acknowledge that the...

Singapore has to adapt to vast changes from Covid-19

SINGAPORE faces an "unprecedented level" of uncertainty today, far more than what the country experienced during the Global Financial Crisis or Asian Financial Crisis, said Deputy Prime Minister...

Firms to rethink business models because govt can't support them forever: DPM Heng

ALTHOUGH the government is spending billions to preserve jobs for Singaporeans amid the Covid-19 crisis, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat said business leaders here acknowledge that the...

Covid-19 to accelerate structural changes and the future of work, says DPM Heng

COVID-19 already has and will continue to accelerate a series of structural changes around the world, radically changing the shape of globalisation, trade and the future of work. And while it is...

Rethinking jobs for Covid-19 and beyond

As countries around the world emerge from lockdown, a second wave of job cuts looms, this time among white-collar workers.

Employers seeking levy rebates must let MOM deploy foreign workers

Employers here will have to let the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) move their foreign workers to different dormitories or work at another company in need of manpower, in order to get the foreign...

Singapore's financial position weaker in coming years: Heng

WITH almost S$100 billion set aside to combat Covid-19, Singapore's financial position will be "a lot weaker" in the coming years, and it will need to find ways to manage this "difficult financial...