News

  • 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

  • 27
    Jul

    Singapore June factory output beats forecasts with biomed boost

    The Business Times by ANNABETH LEOW

    Singapore SINGAPORE'S factory output came in ahead of forecast in June, but that has not lifted fears over manufacturing cooling down from recent highs. Industrial production was up by 7.4 per cent on the previous year, according to Economic Development… More

  • 27
    Jul

    CDL, Unilever crowned overall winners

    The Business Times

    PROPERTY giant City Developments Limited (CDL) has long championed sustainability in its business, as has consumer titan Unilever, which set out a vision where growth does not have to come with a larger environmental footprint. For their efforts, both… More

  • 24
    Jul

    Tech-friendly Singapore 'a good city for urban trials'

    The Business Times by ANNABETH LEOW

    Singapore SINGAPORE's tech-friendly climate has made it attractive for urban trials, said Katsumi Emura, chief technology officer of Japan's NEC Corp. But he also cautioned that technical developments cannot replace value creation, as solutions must… More

  • 28
    Jun

    3M opens new headquarters in Singapore

    The Business Times by ELYSSA TAN

    Singapore GLOBAL science company 3M officially opened its new Singapore headquarters in Ang Mo Kio on Wednesday. The facility houses a S$1.3 million Customer Technical Centre (CTC) showcasing the American multinational's technologies, including virtual-reality… More

  • 20
    Jun

    Kantar opens first Asia R&D hub in Singapore

    The Business Times by LISAYANI KRIWANGKO

    Singapore KANTAR, a WPP-owned global insights consultancy, is collaborating with Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) to launch its first research and development hub in Asia. Kantar Brand Growth Lab will focus on advanced analytics and use big… More

  • 20
    Jun

    SMEs upbeat about rest of year, but wary of trade tensions

    The Straits Times

    Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) remain upbeat about their prospects for the second half of this year, but caution has crept in as a result of United States-China trade tensions. The Singapore Business Federation-DP (SBF-DP) SME Index dipped… More

  • 19
    Jun

    Singapore export growth surges in May

    The Straits Times

    Pharmaceutical shipments can be highly volatile but they did the trick last month, driving Singapore export growth to a seven-month high. Non-oil domestic exports jumped 15.5 per cent over the same month last year, easily trumping economist expectations… More