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F&N building $80m smart, sustainable facility in Tuas that will also boost its R&D capability

SINGAPORE - Food and beverage giant Fraser and Neave (F&N) will be building a new smart and sustainable facility in Singapore which will cost more than $80 million.

Manufacturing downturn may be bottoming out as Singapore factory activity improves in November

SINGAPORE - Manufacturing sentiment remains in the doldrums but a key gauge out on Tuesday (Dec 3) suggests that the seven-month slump at the factory gate may be over.

More help for PMETs and businesses in manufacturing sector

SINGAPORE - Manufacturers will get increased support so they can hire staff to support their business transformation while workers who want to enter the sector can get more help with their career...

Full steam ahead for 5G trials, but factories here still cautious

SMART manufacturing is among Singapore's six strategic clusters for 5G development, with S$40 million in funding set aside for it in June.

Medtech offers booster shot for Singapore's biomed

IT'S been a tough year for the manufacturing sector, but the medical technology sub-sector has had a standout performance so far and is expected to continue to do well on the back of growing...

Growth risks compound on shock factory drop

WHILE Singapore could still escape a technical recession, the risks have gone up, economy watchers warned.

'Future of semi-conductor industry bright' even when chips are down

EUROPEAN chipmaker STMicroelectronics, which makes nearly half of its products here, doubled its capacity for a key semiconductor product with an expanded wafer fab facility in Ang Mo Kio that...

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.