Singapore firms feel full force of economic shock more acutely than global peers: HSBC survey

SINGAPORE firms feel the full force of the economic shock more acutely than their global peers, according to survey findings from HSBC released on Tuesday.

More digital trade, financial options for SMEs as financial players join hands

SMALL and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) could see more digital trade and financial options following agreements by financial players, including AMTD Group and CIMB Bank in Singapore, to collaborate...

Singapore adds China to 12-country pledge to keep trade open amid virus crisis

SINGAPORE’S biggest trading partner has become the latest country joining a pledge to keep supply chains open during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Asia's post-Covid-19 re-opening is unleashing a steep recovery

ON June 19, Singapore took a big step forward in its gradual lifting of restrictions to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Singapore, other stakeholders reaffirm plans to sign mega-trade deal this year

SINGAPORE and other stakeholders have reiterated that they plan to sign the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) mega-trade deal this year, even as the deadly novel coronavirus...

MAS: Digital, data connectivity key to cross-border trade

Cross-border trade could benefit from deepening digital and data connectivity, said Singapore's central bank chief yesterday.

Keeping supply chains open is one key global priority in the wake of Covid-19: MAS chief

COUNTRIES should resist the temptation to retreat behind respective borders, even as Covid-19 revealed how dependent – and vulnerable – countries are on global supply chains, said Ravi Menon,...

Singapore retains top spot as world's most competitive economy

Singapore has retained its top spot as the world's most competitive economy, in the latest edition of the IMD World Competitiveness Ranking.

Surviving supply chain shocks caused by Covid-19 pandemic

One of the most striking impacts of the Covid-19 outbreak is the harsh way it has exposed the weaknesses in supply chains for businesses around the world.

Singapore businesses and workers still have opportunities even in a less connected world: Chan Chun Sing

"There are still many opportunities for us, but we must be on our toes," said Mr Chan. "Survival favours not the strong, but the agile."

Getting payment in a cash flow crunch

CASH flow may be the phrase of the moment, but those in the front line call it "collecting". There are good payers, slow payers and nightmares. Good payers pay on time, or even before the due date...