TRADE

Too soon to pop the bubbly for Singapore economy

LONG in the making, the Phase One trade deal between the United States and China can now put an end to some of the uncertainty that has dogged the global economy of late.

New Zealand, Singapore ratify upgraded economic agreement

Singaporeans can look forward to a possible drop in prices of New Zealand wines, kiwifruit and cans of abalone in the new year as trade relations with the nation continue to improve.

East Asian powerhouses pledge to uphold free trade

Three East Asian powerhouses brought early cheer to their Christmas Eve summit yesterday, strongly championing the free trade regime that has been hit by global tensions.

Suzhou project a name card for Singapore firms in China

The listing of the joint venture firm behind Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) last Friday showed that Singapore and China's first flagship cooperation project has answered the twin challenges issued...

China cuts tariffs to spur growth, plug key shortages

Beijing will lower tariffs on over 850 goods and products coming into the country from Jan 1, including frozen pork, medicine and some high-tech components.

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...

Singapore in world's top 20 for trade growth potential: StanChart study

SINGAPORE continues to show substantial potential for trade growth, according to new research from Standard Chartered Bank (StanChart).

Flying into headwinds, firms find silver linings in the trade war

HOMEGROWN furniture company Koda freed up capacity at its factory in Vietnam to serve new customers, and is looking to start manufacturing in Indonesia or another neighbouring country in the next...

Services 'not strong enough' to mitigate Singapore economy's slowdown

WITH manufacturing caught in the doldrums, Singapore's services sector may seem like a lifeline for optimists hoping for economic growth.

'We can't live life based on what Trump tweets'

US TARIFFS on billions of dollars in Chinese goods might go up on Friday, as American President Donald Trump has threatened, casting doubt over the outcome of trade talks.

Former CEO-designate of Temasek upbeat on Singapore

These are uncertain times for global trade but if Singapore stays the course and continues to make itself an attractive business centre, it will prevail in the long run, says Mr Charles "Chip"...