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  • 20
    Nov

    Internet economy in South-east Asia to top US$240b by 2025: study

    The Business Times by MINDY TAN

    Singapore SOUTH-EAST Asia's Internet economy is expected to exceed US$240 billion by 2025, beating the previous estimate of US$200 billion put up just a year ago, as lower costs enable more consumers to go online using their mobile phones. This year,… More

  • 19
    Nov

    Apec can set the global direction on trade: PM Lee

    The Straits Times by ROYSTON SIM & DEPUTY NEWS EDITOR (POLITICS) IN PORT MORESBY

    Leadership from a regional forum of Asia-Pacific economies is needed more than ever, given mounting pressures against multilateralism and free trade, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. "We can set the global direction and encourage others to follow… More

  • 16
    Nov

    PM Lee confident RCEP deal can be inked in 2019

    The Business Times by LEE U-WEN

    Singapore AS negotiations to create the world's largest free-trade area drag on into the new year and beyond, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he is confident that a deal for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) can be… More

  • 15
    Nov

    New skills framework for wholesale trade sector

    The Straits Times

    A new skills framework to help employers and employees in the wholesale trade sector in their career advancement was launched yesterday by Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Koh Poh Koon. Developed by Enterprise Singapore, SkillsFuture… More

  • 14
    Nov

    Chinese leader thanks S'pore, its businesses for support

    The Straits Times by YUEN SIN

    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang yesterday thanked Singapore and its businesses for taking part in China's reform and opening up in the 40 years that have passed since Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping's first official visit here in 1978. "Our countries have stood… More

  • 14
    Nov

    PM: Asean nations must work together amid global challenges

    The Straits Times by ROYSTON SIM

    Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong yesterday underlined Asean's strong belief that multilateralism and working together are key to the region's growth and stability. This comes against the backdrop of a shifting geopolitical landscape that has seen some… More

  • 14
    Nov

    Asean should take advantage of opportunities in trade war

    The Business Times by MINDY TAN

    Singapore THE trade war between the US and China presents opportunities for Asean as companies look to diversify their risk and look for new places to plant their productions. Meanwhile, the onus is on Asean members to continue to build up their capabilities… More

  • 13
    Nov

    Businesses should do their part for economic cooperation: PM Lee

    The Straits Times by RACHEL AU-YONG,ARLINA ARSHAD

    As Asean governments pursue economic cooperation, businesses should do their part and accept more competition at home, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the two-day Asean Business and Investment Summit yesterday,… More

  • 12
    Nov

    Singapore can achieve steady, sustained growth: PM

    The Business Times by LEE U-WEN

    Singapore SINGAPORE'S economy must continue to grow, and that is why the government is pressing on with its economic transformation plans, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday. Speaking at the biennial People's Action Party conference at the… More

  • 05
    Nov

    Grab seizes big deals ahead of Go-Jek's arrival

    The Business Times by JACQUELYN CHEOK

    Singapore GRAB is putting the pedal to the metal to become South-east Asia's prodigious Super App, unveiling two partnerships with two leading global companies in just one week. The first is with global payments processor Mastercard to issue prepaid… More