SINGAPORE

Bridging the skills gap: Is education the key?

AS the hand-wringing and finger-pointing continue amid a deepening recession and rising joblessness, one underlying issue remains. That is the fact that the local talent pool simply cannot meet...

Rapid Covid tests give hope to organisers of larger events

EVENTS businesses are welcoming the use of Covid-19 rapid tests to enable larger gatherings, such as weddings, conventions and live shows.

Singapore's wired people+tech leadership = edge in recovery

THE pandemic has exerted pressure on every industry across every geography to get digital systems up and running quickly. For vital citizen services such as healthcare, government support services...

News on travel talks between Singapore, Australia welcomed

THE Australian Chamber of Commerce, Singapore (AustCham) welcomed news that Australia is looking at extending a travel bubble to include Singapore, emphasising that travel between the two nations...

The death of globalisation?

THE scenes are familiar around the world, and eerily reminiscent of the dark days of the Great Depression - long lines of workers given their marching orders, chain-bolted gates with "Closed for...

Singapore to allow visitors from Australia, Vietnam from Oct 8

SINGAPORE will lift border restrictions for visitors from Australia - excluding Victoria state - and Vietnam from Oct 8, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) announced on Wednesday....

Singapore insurers extend premium-deferment measures

THE General Insurance Association of Singapore (GIA) and the Life Insurance Association, Singapore (LIA Singapore) on Friday announced the extension of relief measures that will give policyholders...

Employers urged to step up flexi-hours to ease crowding risk

EMPLOYERS are urged to introduce flexi-working hours so that workers can travel during off-peak hours and help reduce the risk of crowding, as Singapore looks into letting more people return...

Price transparency guidelines to fight misleading practices kick in from Nov 1

IN a move to protect shoppers from being misled, the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) has issued a set of guidelines to stamp out fake discounts and free offers as well as...

Singapore issues retail guidelines for price comparisons, discounts and free offers

IN A move to protect shoppers from being misled, the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) has issued guidelines to retailers and other suppliers of goods and services in giving...

An incentive or disincentive?

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: How do you as a business leader see the latest tightening of Employment Pass and S Pass criteria?