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  • 24
    May

    Focusing on innovation can help SMEs get ahead

    The Straits Times

    As Singapore's economy matures, slower growth will be a reality. I agree that a fundamental survival skill for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is their ability to quickly step up to fill the shoes of multinational corporations (MNCs) that… More

  • 24
    May

    Singapore keeps 3rd spot in global ranking of competitiveness

    The Business Times by CHUANG PECK MING

    Singapore SINGAPORE has stayed in third place in an annual world competitiveness ranking of 63 economies topped this year by the United States, which made its first return to pole position since 2015. In the ranking by Swiss business school IMD, Hong… More

  • 22
    May

    Going digital a necessity, not a choice, for SMEs

    The Business Times

    Roundtable participants: Christie Chu, head of Emerging Business, Global Commercial Banking, OCBC Bank Chew Mok Lee, assistant chief executive officer, ICM and Digitalisation, Enterprise Services and New Industries, Enterprise Singapore Moderator: Janice… More

  • 22
    May

    Iswaran in Paris to deepen France, Singapore innovation and tech links

    The Business Times by CHIA YAN MIN

    Singapore MINISTER-IN-CHARGE of Trade Relations S Iswaran is visiting Paris this week as part of the France-Singapore Year of Innovation 2018, which aims to ramp up innovation and research linkages between the two countries. The minister will be in… More

  • 22
    May

    Singapore adopts national e-invoice system

    The Straits Times by LESTER HIO

    Singapore has adopted a national e-invoice system based on a widely used European standard, as the Government continues to equip local businesses with capabilities for the digital economy. The authorities will use the Pan European Public Procurement… More

  • 22
    May

    Strong prospects in Asean, but firms face hurdles to regional expansion: survey

    The Business Times by CHIA YAN MIN

    Singapore COMPANIES are keen to tap the growth prospects in Asean, but find it tough to overcome regulatory barriers, identify suitable business partners and hire the right talent to support growth, a new survey has found. Four in five respondents to… More

  • 21
    May

    An ecosystem to boost innovation and revolutionise business

    The Business Times by VIVIEN SHIAO

    HOMEGROWN robotics and automation specialist PBA Group wants to be the platform of choice for businesses - be it large multinationals or start-ups - to collaborate and work together using its own products and technology. To create such an ecosystem,… More

  • 17
    May

    More than 100 SMEs gain from group-based upgrading solutions

    The Business Times by VIVIEN SHIAO

    Singapore OVER 100 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have benefited from 22 group-based upgrading projects implemented by SME Centres in the past year, said Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Chee Hong Tat on Tuesday. The centres… More

  • 16
    May

    SMEs seeing productivity gains after tech, innovation push

    The Business Times by VIVIEN SHIAO

    Singapore SMALL and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are stepping up their investments in innovation and technology as part of their business transformation efforts - and they are reaping the fruits of their labour. More than 1,300 enterprises have adopted… More

  • 15
    May

    Singapore must venture out to achieve sustained, quality growth: Chun Sing

    The Business Times by VIVIEN SHIAO

    Singapore AS THE economy matures, Singapore must venture out instead of simply attracting activities here to achieve "sustained and quality economic growth", said Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing on Monday. Beyond looking at gross domestic… More