MANUFACTURING

Companies might be smarter with workers in the boardroom

WHEN legendary physicist Richard Feynman was called in to help solve the mystery of the 1986 Challenger space shuttle explosion, he didn't use advanced math. Instead, according to his own account...

Flying into headwinds, firms find silver linings in the trade war

HOMEGROWN furniture company Koda freed up capacity at its factory in Vietnam to serve new customers, and is looking to start manufacturing in Indonesia or another neighbouring country in the next...

Singapore ups the ante in chips industry's future

SINGAPORE will still be a hotspot for the semiconductor industry, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat has said - in spite of a chipmaking decline that saw the economy grind to a halt in the...

Services 'not strong enough' to mitigate Singapore economy's slowdown

WITH manufacturing caught in the doldrums, Singapore's services sector may seem like a lifeline for optimists hoping for economic growth.

Recession looms in Singapore as trade war weighs on economy: Maybank Kim Eng

[SINGAPORE] Singapore's economy will probably experience a "shallow technical recession" in the third quarter as the global trade outlook worsens, according to Maybank Kim Eng Research.

Singapore's factories go no-frills as trade war hits demand

[SINGAPORE] Last year, Singaporean chemicals factory boss Erman Tan took his employees on a cruise to the Malaysian island of Penang.

Hopes dim of growth recovery in H2 as May's PMI falls below 50

SINGAPORE factories face an uphill slog, as a much-longed-for industry turnaround in the second half of the year could fail to materialise.

Singapore factory sentiment cools in April as exports, output slow

GROWTH in Singapore's overall manufacturing sector eased in April, a monthly survey has suggested, while the decline in electronics output has worsened.

John Cheng

YOU MAY WELL be familiar with putu mayam – the traditional Indian snack of white string hoppers that you dip into a pile of red jaggery sugar. But what you may not realise is that the sugar you...

Electronics, precision engineering still dragging down factory output

SINGAPORE'S factory output has inched its way back into positive territory, although economists do not seem too impressed by the rebound.

Singapore factories post modest 0.7% growth in February

SINGAPORE factory output inched up in February, beating fears of a second month of decline.