Singapore Business Federation

SBF, trade bodies lead way on fair employment

THE pledge made by the 29 trade associations and chambers (TACs) to support fair hiring and employment practices is as much a commitment to the Singapore core as it is a commitment to hiring based...

Business opportunities aplenty in Africa: SBF

AFRICA is a vast continent that is often deemed too distant and unfamiliar to many companies in Singapore, with the sense that venturing there is only suitable for the larger players with more...

SMEs in Singapore wary of expanding and investing, even as sentiment improves: poll

BUSINESS sentiment among small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore has eased off its record low, but firms are still expected to hold off expansion and capital investments for the...

SMEs in Singapore wary of expanding and investing, even as sentiment improves: poll

BUSINESS sentiment among small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore has eased off its record low, but firms are still expected to hold off expansion and capital investments for the...

More Covid-19 support for businesses on Budget wish list

UNUSUAL times call for unusual tax measures, judging from proposals for the national Budget put out by the private sector on Wednesday.

Budget wish-list: Singapore Business Federation calls for Covid-19 support schemes to be extended till end-2021

THE Singapore Business Federation (SBF) has called for some Covid-19 support measures to be extended into end-2021 and beyond, citing the impact of the pandemic.

SBF will keep pushing for more financing for SMEs: Ho Meng Kit

THE Singapore Business Federation (SBF) will continue to advocate for more financing for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), even as it encourages firms to go abroad and transform, said chief...

Teething problems in job-matching sorted: minister

SOME kinks emerged early in the drive to match job-seekers with opportunities, but these have since been ironed out, said Manpower Minister Josephine Teo in Parliament on Wednesday.

'Cautious optimism' in retail, F&B, but SMEs' outlook at record low

BUSINESS sentiment among small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore have dipped to a record low, but those in the retail and food and beverage (F&B) sectors appear encouraged by...

'Cautious optimism' in retail, F&B even as SMEs' business outlook dips to all-time low

BUSINESS sentiment among small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore have dipped to a record low, but those in the retail and food and beverage (F&B) sectors appear encouraged by the...

'Covid catalyst' spurs firms to transform and thrive: Chan

THE Covid-19 crisis has been a "Covid catalyst" for digital transformation, showing that it will allow firms to not only survive but thrive in a crisis, said Minister for Trade and Industry Chan...