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  • 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

  • 29
    Aug

    Beyond the buzz for better business

    The Business Times by ILIAN MIHOV

    BLOCKCHAIN. AI. The Internet of things. Sustainability. ESG. Long termism. Diversity and inclusion. This is the buzz influencing today's business decisions - emerging trends that open opportunity for businesses large and small. These trends hold potential… More

  • 27
    Aug

    Starhub, UOB to launch digital marketplace for SMEs

    The Business Times by ANNABETH LEOW

    Singapore STARHUB will launch a digital marketplace for small businesses in October, with United Overseas Bank (UOB) named its first partner on Sunday. The two firms have tied up to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) here adopt digital business… More

  • 24
    Aug

    New A*Star facility enables firms to test advanced manufacturing technologies

    The Business Times by CLAUDIA CHONG

    Singapore THE Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) has launched a facility that will be a test-bed for companies to develop advanced manufacturing technologies. Called the Model Factory located at the Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology… More

  • 23
    Aug

    Business comes first, then tech

    The Business Times by WONG KAI YI

    Singapore MANUFACTURERS in Singapore have adopted digital manufacturing techniques to a much higher degree than their regional counterparts, but companies should not be going digital for the sake of doing so, said Surya Tumuluri, Siemens Singapore's… More

  • 21
    Aug

    Lifting productivity in Singapore's retail, F&B

    The Business Times by TOH MUN HENG

    IN RECENT years, there has been increased recognition among policymakers for the need to build up Singapore's indigenous productive capabilities - especially those of its SMEs. In a report released in 2010, the Economic Strategies Committee (ESC) -… More

  • 20
    Aug

    ST Engineering positions its aerospace sector for future growth

    The Business Times by NISHA RAMCHANDANI

    Singapore ST ENGINEERING'S aerospace sector is leveraging new technologies and growth areas to maintain its edge amid intensifying competition and a more challenging operating environment. While the long-term outlook for the aerospace sector remains… More

  • 17
    Aug

    Smaller suppliers can use unaudited financials to bid for govt tenders

    The Business Times by JANICE HENG

    Singapore FROM October 2018, companies will no longer need to affix their company stamps on government forms - including tender-related documents submitted through the GeBIZ portal - unless required by legislation. "When technology changes, we also… More