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Industry 4.0 and S'pore manufacturing

In the not-too-distant future, different car models will be manufactured on a single, flexible production line "manned" by smarter, nimbler, autonomous robots that collaborate with humans and each other. Car parts will be able to recognise each other. Car components, meanwhile, make their own way down the assembly line and are re-ordered when needed, maximising just-in-time logistics. Once on the...


Singapore stays 2nd freest economy in world after HK

SINGAPORE has retained its position as the second freest economy in the world after Hong Kong in the 2016 Index of Economic Freedom. Hong Kong also remained in top spot this year despite a one point dip in its score to 88.6, on the back of its open markets, robust property rights and highly competitive fiscal policies, the report said. Singapore had a score of 87.8, down 1.6 points. The gap betwe...


Economists see S'pore manufacturing activity picking up by Q2

SINGAPORE'S manufacturing sector, already morose from a seven-month contraction that mirrors a regional trend, is in for a few more moribund months ahead, say economists. But as the global economy shifts, some of them are forecasting a pick-up in Singapore's manufacturing activity by the second quarter of this year. Informing economists in their predictions was the release on Tuesday of January's...


Dividend trend shows strength of S'pore companies

A LOT of conversations out there nowadays are about how terrible the stock market is - followed by, say, "I'll buy Keppel Corp (which has fallen some 50 per cent from its April high) and leave it for my children". Others moan how they must "cut off their fingers", which is a Cantonese saying translating roughly to "never venture into stocks or mahjong" - which kind of indicates how investment is...


Accounting Big Four gear up to support family businesses

IN THE increasingly competitive arena of support services aimed at small and medium enterprises (SMEs), the Big Four accounting firms here are flexing their muscles, with dedicated teams and expanded services. Just this month, PwC beefed up its firepower with the acquisition of homegrown brand strategy consultancy StrategiCom, which will make it the biggest practice in the field. "We have almost...


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