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Steering OCBC through a complex world

IN today's complex environment, the company's board must embrace a culture of openness to debate to ensure the trade-offs in decisions are thought through and managed, said OCBC's chairman Ooi Sang Kuang. The bank is also looking long-term at its ability to offer empathy to clients struggling in a volatile environment brought on by the dramatic plunge in oil prices, and have that empathy extend t...

Firm starts afresh and tastes success

A painful and expensive experience expanding in China meant that Select Group had to return home and rethink its strategy and ambitions overseas. Xin Yun finds out how it picked itself up and intensified market research to enter new markets again. More than a decade ago, Select Group attempted to break into the Chinese market - and failed. But it simply dusted itself off and embarked on a fresh s...

DBS, Singtel launch suite of resources to help SMEs

DBS Bank and Singtel have unveiled a suite of resources to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with marketing, e-commerce and cashless payments. This is part of a campaign called 99% SME, which is now into its second year. It aims to rally consumers to shop with SMEs. The name of the campaign comes from the fact that SMEs make up 99 per cent of registered companies in Singapore. More...

Credit-smart SMEs improve average debt settlement time

SINGAPORE'S small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have become more "credit" smart with a growing number tightening their terms and conducting more due diligence before extending credit to their clients. This has helped with the average time taken by an SME to settle a debt as it has fallen substantially in the last 12 months. Based on the days turned cash (DTC) national average for the last four qu...

2.2% growth in Q2 but cautious outlook prevails

It has been slow going for Singapore's economy and the second quarter was not much better. The economy grew 2.2 per cent from April to June, according to Ministry of Trade and Industry data out yesterday, in line with economists' expectations. The estimates reflect only April and May. The final data will be released next month. But economists were unwilling to pop the champagne yet, citing broa...

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Manufacturing Solutions Expo 2016

Manufacturing Solutions Expo (MSE) 2016 is an annual one-stop exhibition for products and solutions providers to showcase innovative solutions, cost-effective technologies and products to improve business productivity and efficiency within and beyond manufacturing industries.

Organised by Singapore Manufacturing Federation and Sphere Exhibits Pte Ltd, this premier trade exhibition provides abundant opportunities to meet, network and explore business opportunities through the various activities at the exhibition.

The exhibition will showcase a diverse range of effective solutions and presenting global leading brands from four profiles; Digital Factory, Industrial Automation, Sustainable Environment and Supply Chain.


HKTDC Hong Kong International Building and Hardware Fair 2016

Capping a decade of successful service to the building and construction industry, the HKTDC Hong Kong International Building and Hardware Fair is one of the most effective trading platforms in the world for building materials, hardware and related technology.  Once again the Green Building Materials zone is a highlight for 2016; Building Technology zone will focus on smart living technology, whileBuilding Performance and BIM zone will cover a range of topics about Building Information Modelling objects, software and consultancy services.  Please click here for pre-registration and get a FREE admission badge by mail.
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