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  • 17
    Sep

    Trade tensions, weather are key concerns in week ahead

    The Business Times by LEILA LAI

    IN THE trade spat between the US and China, the only certainty seems to be uncertainty, as the US sent conflicting messages over the past week about its plans to resolve the conflict. Global markets picked up towards the end of last week when news broke… More

  • 14
    Sep

    Impact of startup fundraising on property

    The Business Times by CATHERINE HE, DYLAN CHUA

    SINGAPORE'S startup ecosystem has come a long way to emerge on the global stage since the first startup cluster was incepted at Block 71 in Ayer Rajah. In 2017, Singapore was ranked first in the world for startup talent by Startup Genome, and number… More

  • 13
    Sep

    Decentralisation to dominate office market in next decade

    The Business Times by JUNE CHUA, CHRISTINE LI

    ANOTHER development cycle has passed and all the metrics show Singapore's office market is on another upward cycle. Historically, the Singapore Grade A office market runs on a two-to-three year range rental cycle. This is very much to do with the short-run… More

  • 12
    Sep

    Singapore still the top choice for US investments in Asia

    The Business Times by CHUANG PECK MING

    Singapore SINGAPORE remains the biggest catchment area for American direct investments in Asia. Some US$15 billion were poured into factories and offices in the city state last year, raising the level of investments from the United States to a book… More

  • 05
    Sep

    The digital future of procurement

    The Business Times by IRVING LOW

    TECHNOLOGY and digitalisation are dramatically changing customer experiences and expectations. As organisations seek to future-proof themselves, they also seek to be more responsive to their customers. The procurement function, whether in the private… More

  • 05
    Sep

    SMEs lauded for tech adoption at brand award contest

    The Business Times by ANNABETH LEOW

    Singapore THIRTY Singapore companies bagged prizes at the 17th Singapore Prestige Brand Award, amid calls for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to embrace technology. The contest, which is co-organised by the Association of Small and Medium… More

  • 03
    Sep

    GDP still vital tool, but new ways needed to take Singapore's pulse

    The Business Times by VIVIEN SHIAO

    Singapore THE gross domestic product (GDP) may be a country's most closely-watched key performance indicator, but economists said it might be time to start paying more attention to other ways of measuring the well-being of Singaporeans. The suggestion… More

  • 31
    Aug

    Mega-trade deals can pave way for bigger pacts: Heng Swee Keat

    The Business Times by ANNABETH LEOW

    Singapore GLOBALISATION needs its defenders, said Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat on Thursday, while calling on countries to embrace broader trade pacts and international mechanisms. Mega-trade deals like the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership… More

  • 30
    Aug

    Asean service providers, exporters to gain from new agreements

    The Business Times by JANICE HENG

    Singapore ASEAN service providers will gain greater market access, and exporters will enjoy more convenience under two agreements signed at the 50th Asean Economic Ministers Meeting on Wednesday evening. One of these was the protocol to implement the… More

  • 29
    Aug

    ASEAN SMEs yield big business for PayPal

    The Business Times by ANNABETH LEOW

    SMALL, digitally plugged-in businesses give Rahul Shinghal, PayPal's Singapore-based regional managing director, plenty of cause for cheer. The Nasdaq-listed payments firm has picked out three key business verticals in South-east Asia: travel, freelance… More