services sector

Would you pay to date them? Company rents companions from $60

Lonely or afraid of rejection? Local dating company Maybe Asia is offering dates for hire. ST highlights three of them.

Rent a date from new home-grown company

Maybe Asia, which started in February, has about 25 women and five men - aged 18 to 31 - as dates.

Foreign worker quota cuts: Will they finally nudge services?

Six years since the foreign manpower tap was last tightened in the service sector, businesses are being told they need to do more.

Foreign workers quota cut for services sector

Singapore

IN A surprise move, the government will tighten the foreign workforce quota for the services sector by reducing the dependency...

Construction looks to turn corner with slower 4.6% Q2 decline

THE tide may be turning for the ailing construction sector, which has been a persistent drag on growth, a government economist has said.

Concierge services see more demand from Singaporeans

An increasing number of busy Singaporeans are paying for concierge services that can help them with an assortment of tasks.

More services sector firms upbeat about business environment in H2

More companies in the services sector expect a better business environment in the second half of 2017 than in the first half of the year, figures released by the Department of Statistics Singapore on...

Service sector continues to adapt amid uncertainty

The outlook for the service sector - a crucial powerhouse of the local economy - remains uncertain in the second half of the year.

OPINION: Get rid of poor service staff, let only the fittest survive

Imagine you are hosting an important business lunch at a fine-dining restaurant but end up having to raise your hand repeatedly to ask the waiters for service.

Singapore services sector's business sentiment improves for next 6 months

BUSINESS sentiment in Singapore's services sector for the next six months has improved, based on data from the Department of Statistics Singapore.