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Factory figures get bio-med booster shot

A surge in biomedical manufacturing helped cushion the fall in factory output last month, raising hopes that economic growth could be lifted for the first three months of the year. Factory output slid 0.5 per cent last month from March last year, performing better than the 2 per cent fall analysts had earlier forecasted. Contractions in the transport engineering, precision engineering and chemic...

Temasek Holdings reorganises to prioritise investment team

TEMASEK Holdings has reorganised its senior management to refocus its investment team to cope with volatile markets. The reorganisation which sees the promotion of six investment professionals is a move by Temasek International (TI) chief executive Lee Theng Kiat to refine roles and set priorities. Mr Lee was promoted to his current post last September. Temasek on Tuesday said its organisation st...

A*Star surpasses 5-year targets; industry R&D spend exceeds S$1.6b

THE Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) on Monday unveiled an impressive report card for RIE2015 (research, innovation and enterprise 2015), the five-year plan to boost innovation which ended on March 31, 2016. A*Star, the nodal agency for research and development (R&D) in Singapore, had been involved in 8,965 industry projects over the five-year period, almost six times that of...

SME internationalisation: S'pore, EU working together

NOT only do Singapore and the European Union share similarities in the structure of their economies - with services accounting for around 75 per cent of GDP - but small and medium enterprises (SMEs) constitute the backbone of our respective private sectors, delivering economic growth, innovation, job creation and social integration. In the EU, SMEs represent 99 per cent of all businesses, provide...

Opportunities still available amid slow growth: BDO conference

WHILE global growth is very slow in the short term, there are still opportunities out there. But companies need to reinvent themselves to avoid becoming obsolete, said a number of speakers at a corporate finance conference organised by audit and advisory network BDO. Former Member of Parliament (MP) Inderjit Singh, who is also CEO of consumer electronics company Solstar International, said the mo...

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