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SMEs' optimism improves again, but profit outlook stays weak

SMALL and medium enterprises (SMEs) are slightly more optimistic about business prospects for the next six months, marking the second consecutive quarter that the outlook has improved. The SBF-DP SME Index - a joint initiative by the Singapore Business Federation and DP Information Group - increased marginally by half a point to 50.9. A reading above 50 indicates that SMEs expect growth in the coming two quarters, while a reading below 50...


Machine toolmaker to boost productivity with smart-factory tech

Japanese machine toolmaker Yamazaki Mazak has expanded its production facilities here and is implementing a new smart-factory technology that will boost its manufacturing productivity. The Mazak iSmart Factory - a digital manufacturing concept used at its headquarters in Oguchi, Japan - will be rolled out in phases here, the firm said yesterday. "One of the most crucial issues for the manufacturing industry is to keep increasing productivity by...


Singapore M&A up 10.4% in Q2

AS the second quarter of 2017 draws to a close, the value of announced mergers & acquisitions (M&A) involving Singaporean companies has has increased 10.4 per cent from Q1, despite a 16.3 per cent drop in the number of announced deals, according to data from Thomson Reuters. This brings overall Singapore M&A activity for the first half of 2017 to US$22.4 billion, down 20.3 per cent from H1 of 2016, as the number of deals...


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