Singapore SMEs

MasterCard, IBM to offer big data analytics to smaller merchants

MASTERCARD and IBM on Wednesday said they will partner to offer smaller merchants with big data analytics.

Protecting SMEs against risk

SMALL and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) make up 99 per cent of all businesses in Singapore, employ 70 per cent of the country's total workforce and contribute to nearly half of its Gross Domestic...

SMEs turning even less bullish

SENTIMENT among small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) has fallen for the fifth straight quarter, to hit lows last seen in 2012, according to the latest SBF-DP SME Index.

What to expect at SME Outlook 2016

AS challenging as this year has been, 2016's outlook remains muted. But far from despairing, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can use the opportunity to shift gears from value-adding to value-...

Singapore's SME outlook hits three-year low: survey

THE outlook for small and medium-sized enterprises in Singapore has fallen to a three-year low with weaker sales and profit forecasts over the next six months across all industries, according to a...

Beyond 50: Singapore's growth strategy shifts

SINGAPORE may have achieved an economic miracle in the five decades since independence, but its growth matrix for the next 50 years will be very different - and far more complex.

Government announces new collaborative industry projects for SMEs

MORE than 400 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across multiple industries in Singapore will benefit from better access to technology innovations and new digital marketing channels, thanks to...

No need for a 'super agency' to help SMEs: Spring Singapore

SPRING Singapore dismissed the SME Committee's recommendation for a single SME authority on Friday, saying the focus should instead be on coordination and collaboration. The proof is in the pudding...

Yi Shyan: What it takes to be a world-class outfit

THE issue of what it means to be a "world-class Singapore enterprise" was debated in Parliament on Tuesday. Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Lee Yi Shyan listed two distinguishing...

New corporate governance rating framework for SMEs (Amended)

SOME 79 per cent of listed small and medium enterprises (SMEs) do not have independent directors who are experienced in their industry, and 65 per cent lack the presence of unrelated substantial...