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"...

Singapore's trade, exports down overall

Singapore's trade and exports slowed down overall last year, though total merchandise trade grew 9.2 per cent year on year to hit a high of $1.1 trillion, crossing the trillion-dollar milestone...

Biggest fall in S'pore exports in over two years

Singapore's exports fell 8.5 per cent last month from a year ago - its largest slide in over two years - dragged down by a drop in electronic and non-electronic shipments.

Singapore exports not very exposed to trade war: MTI analysts

THE world's biggest economies are at loggerheads but Singapore's exposure to the US-China trade war is small, an official analysis has found.

Pacific trade pact a boon to SMEs aiming to grow globally

Some may scoff at Mr Samuel Tan's lofty ambition to break into more competitive overseas markets, when the small Singaporean firm he co-founded is barely two years old.

Trade war impact on S'pore modest so far, says Chan Chun Sing

The net effect on Singapore of the ongoing trade tensions and tit-for-tat tariffs between the United States and China is likely to be modest, based on the tariffs announced so far, Minister for...

Trade-tension risks not hurting regional growth forecasts

AS TRADE tensions between the United States and China continue - more tariffs are due Friday - economists are putting numbers to the downside risks of a global trade war.

Singapore must think like a platform to thrive as a digital hub

Singapore's strategic location has helped the island nation become a hub for global trade. But with digital technologies changing the nature of trade, Singapore's locational and infrastructural...