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  • 18
    Jun

    Clearing up the issues over withdrawal of Sias awards

    The Straits Times by R. SIVANITHY

    The Securities and Investors Association of Singapore (Sias) recently withdrew its 2012-2016 transparency awards for China-based rail manufacturer Midas Holdings. This followed an announcement by Midas' external auditors that the company's accounts… More

  • 14
    Jun

    Can Grab get its hands on more money?

    The Business Times by JACQUELYN CHEOK

    Singapore WHAT'S with Grab? Already South-east Asia's most valuable startup, it announced on Wednesday that Toyota has agreed to pump in an additional US$1 billion into the ride-hailing company. The investment - said to be the largest by an automaker… More

  • 06
    Jun

    Quarterly survey finds business sentiment at three-year high

    The Business Times by JANICE HENG

    Singapore BUSINESS sentiment in Singapore is at its most upbeat in three years, with the service and manufacturing sectors showing the most optimism about the coming third quarter, according to the latest Singapore Commercial Credit Bureau (SCCB) Business… More

  • 06
    Jun

    S'pore one of most tech-ready economies

    The Straits Times

    Singapore is poised to be one of the most technologically ready economies over the next few years, alongside Australia and Sweden, a new study by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has found. Titled Preparing For Disruption: Technological Readiness… More

  • 01
    Jun

    Mapletree's full-year earnings rise by 39%

    The Straits Times

    Mapletree Investments lifted full-year earnings by 39 per cent to $1.96 billion, it announced yesterday. Revenue for the 12 months to March 31 rose 37 per cent to $3.19 billion. The firm also recorded a higher return on equity of 15.7 per cent compared… More

  • 01
    Jun

    S'pore companies ink MOUs with Nanjing

    The Straits Times by DANSON CHEONG CHINA CORRESPONDENT IN NANJING

    Singapore and Nanjing have agreed to deepen collaboration, with seven Singapore companies and an educational institution inking deals in such areas as clean technology, logistics and innovation yesterday. The memorandums of understanding (MOUs), which… More

  • 28
    May

    Singapore start-ups look to a changing France for growth

    The Business Times by CHIA YAN MIN

    Singapore FRANCE is already well-known among food lovers and culture buffs, but the country is increasingly attracting attention from a different group - Singapore start-ups keen on partnerships and overseas expansion. A growing number of Singapore… More

  • 25
    May

    Accounting advisory services to grow amid tech disruption

    The Business Times by MICHELLE QUAH

    Singapore ACCOUNTANTS need not fret. A key finding from a new survey has it that automation and technological development may threaten many jobs, but demand for advisory services is expected to grow in the coming years, as businesses battle to manage… More

  • 25
    May

    Govt SME loan schemes have positive impact on firms' topline: MTI study

    The Business Times by VIVIEN SHIAO

    Singapore ENTERPRISE Singapore's loans to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) had a positive impact on their revenue, possibly by helping with their working capital needs to increase sales, according to a study from the Ministry of Trade and Industry… More

  • 25
    May

    Services expand at fastest pace in 3 years, but manufacturing still powers economy

    The Business Times by VIVIEN SHIAO

    Singapore ALL EYES are now on the services sector, which registered its fastest growth pace in three years, but manufacturing continued to be the key driver of Singapore's economy in the first quarter. With manufacturing likely to moderate for the rest… More