SMEs

Trade deal not changing Singapore firms' outlook yet

THE initial trade deal signed on Wednesday in Washington may spark hope of improved Sino-US relations, but Singapore companies across sectors are unlikely to change their outlook just yet, with...

Shift priorities from short to long-term issues: SBF chief to firms

A SHORT-TERM view may be leading businesses to overlook more significant, long-term issues, Singapore Business Federation (SBF) chief Ho Meng Kit lamented on Tuesday.

Singapore firms want Budget to address rising business costs, wages: SBF

FACED with rising business costs and wages in a challenging operating environment, companies want those issues addressed in this year's Budget.

Africa, Central Asia par for the course when Singapore firms go abroad

SOUTH-EAST Asia, the traditional market for outward-looking Singapore businesses, is no longer the only market for firms venturing overseas.

Singapore SMEs scaling back expansion plans for H1 2020: poll

EXPECTATIONS of business expansion among Singapore small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have sunk to their lowest since 2009, according to a quarterly survey by the Singapore Business...

Home-Fix finds itself in a financial fix

HOME-Fix is pulling the shutters down on all its retail stores in Singapore by the end of this week, marking the end of the brick-and-mortar presence of one of Singapore's well-known consumer...

After the storm, calmer waters now

RASEL Catering generates millions in turnover these days, but it has had its share of bad bets and low periods. In 2003, the homegrown caterer tried its hand at operating restaurants and opened...

Waste management company 800 Super unveils S$130m integrated facility in Tuas

LOCAL waste management company 800 Super officially opened its new, S$130-million integrated energy and resource recovery facility in Tuas South on Monday.

Singapore fintech Osome raises US$3m to expand to UK, Hong Kong

DIGITAL business services startup Osome on Tuesday said it has raised US$3 million from venture capital firms led by existing investor Berlin-based Target Global, with participation from Phystech...

Foreign workers, GST hike keeping SMEs up at night

CONCERNS over coping with foreign manpower cuts and an impending hike in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) remain top of mind for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), with representatives...

MAS, IMDA to pilot real trades on cross-border SME digital platform

BUSINESS sans Borders (BSB), a cross-border digital trade platform experiment for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), will be ramped up in the first half of next year, having completed its...