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  • 13
    Aug

    PayNow Corporate launched today

    The Business Times by JANICE HENG

    Singapore THE NEW PayNow Corporate e-payment service, launched on Monday morning, allows businesses and the Singapore government to instantly make and receive payments by using their respective Unique Entity Numbers. It is an extension of peer-to-peer… More

  • 08
    Aug

    Bookkeeping jobs slashed, more disruption on the way

    The Business Times by WONG KAI YI

    Singapore JOB functions that are labour intensive and require little human judgment are at "immediate risk" of displacement due to technological advances and global competition, says National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) assistant secretary-general… More

  • 08
    Aug

    Digitise services to meet client's expectations

    The Business Times by JACQUELYN CHEOK

    BUSINESS-to-business (B2B) customers are increasingly expecting a business-to-consumer (B2C) experience, said Lincoln Lincoln, vice-president for the Asia-Pacific and Japan at cloud commerce platform CloudBlue. Mr Lincoln told The Business Times that… More

  • 08
    Aug

    MAS must set right tone in CG committee set-up

    The Business Times by MICHELLE QUAH

    IT IS perhaps fitting that, in a week that celebrates Singapore's nation-building, the city-state has also unveiled substantial changes to its corporate governance landscape - with Monday's release of the newly revised Code of Corporate Governance (Code)… More

  • 07
    Aug

    How Next Gens are dealing with disruption

    The Business Times by NG SIEW QUAN, PETER ENGLISCH

    DISRUPTION is either going to happen to you or because of you. Too often there is the expectation that Next Gens are to be stewards of the family legacy and protect that which has been built up over several generations. But contrary to what many may… More

  • 06
    Aug

    ESG to help new SMEs go digital from birth

    The Business Times by JANICE HENG

    Singapore NEW small and medium enterprises (SMEs) here will be encouraged to be "digital at birth", with digital solutions offered to them upon registration with the Accounting And Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA). Enterprise Singapore (ESG) hopes… More

  • 06
    Aug

    Singapore firms urged to see innovation, going global as a single process

    The Business Times by JANICE HENG

    Singapore JUST as two government agencies merged to form Enterprise Singapore (ESG) in April, local firms should think of innovation and internationalisation as "a single conversation" instead of two separate journeys, said ESG chairman Peter Ong. "Innovation… More

  • 03
    Aug

    Things still hunky-dory for co-working operators, but test will come during a business downturn

    The Business Times by KALPANA RASHIWALA

    LAST year, some watchers of the office-space market were predicting consolidation in the co-working space sector here. Today, the mood is more buoyant and the possibilities for their expansion in Singapore seem boundless. Co-working space operators… More

  • 01
    Aug

    Navigating a challenging landscape of disrupted global trade flows

    The Business Times by MELVIN YONG

    WHILE the risks have increased significantly for businesses due to the US-China trade spat, economists believe that Singapore companies can still benefit from potential trade flows into the Asean region. They say countries and companies have already… More

  • 31
    Jul

    Thinking beyond Singapore: why business expansion is easier than you think

    The Business Times by RICK HAMMELL

    WHEN it comes to small businesses and startups, Singapore is booming. With benefits such as reduced corporate tax rates and myriad deductions, attractive trade agreements, government-sponsored grants and a startup scheme that assists entrepreneurs in… More