Ministry of Trade and Industry

Multiple paths to enact EU-Singapore FTA, future Singapore-UK trade ties

THE next steps that Singapore and the European Union (EU) take in ratifying a proposed free-trade agreement (FTA) between them will affect how soon a similar one between Singapore and the United...

Key agencies giving support to joint Chongqing project

A joint project by China and Singapore to drive growth in the former country's less developed western region has taken some major steps forward.

Early gains seen for Singapore in EU court ruling on FTA

SINGAPORE can look to scoring early gains from a top European Union court ruling on a free-trade pact that the city-state has with the regional bloc, observers told The Business Times.

Market decides rents; but govt will step in when necessary

THE government will continue to keep a close eye on business costs, even as it took the stance of letting market forces set the price of rentals.

Singapore inflation up 0.2% on year in Dec, 2016 inflation at -0.5%

SINGAPORE inflation rose to 0.2 per cent on year in December 2016 from 0.0 per cent in November, due to a stronger pickup in the cost of private road transport.

Singapore GDP surprises with 1.8% full-year growth in 2016

THE health of the Singapore economy surprised many - even the government itself - with a full-year growth for 2016 of 1.8 per cent, advance estimates released by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (...

Singapore inflation has troughed, projected to pick up to 0.5-1.5% in 2017: MTI/MAS

INFLATION has troughed in Singapore and is projected to pick up to 0.5-1.5 per cent in 2017, from around -0.5 per cent this year reflecting the rise in private road transport cost.

Inflation slows to 0.1% in Oct, lowest since Dec 2009

SINGAPORE's headline inflation eased to 0.1 per cent in October from 0.6 per cent in September - its lowest since December 2009 - but that only tells one side of the story. At 1.7 per cent, core...