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交流站:成立企业发展局是及时举措

23 Mar 2018

财政部长王瑞杰在发表新财年政府财政预算案时,宣布标新局(SPRING)与新加坡国际企业发展局(IE Singapore)合并为新加坡企业发展局(Enterprise Singapore,简称ESG)。ESG的主要目的是为本地企业提供企业国际化、数码化及生产力提升等的协助,让本地企业在国际上更具竞争力。因此,如果新机构能落实这个意义深长的目标,对本地中小企业主来说,是一件美好的事。

Brazilian students to get 'Singapore-style' education thanks to teacher training deal

22 Mar 2018

More than 50,000 students in Brazil will soon be provided with a more Singaporean-style education.

BP Singapore sponsoring NTU's trading programme

22 Mar 2018

BP Singapore yesterday inked a four-year agreement with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) to sponsor a programme that trains undergraduates for careers in the commodity trading sector.

S'pore firms doing more overseas credit searches

20 Mar 2018

The stronger global trade outlook is reigniting Singapore companies' interest in doing business with - and conducting due diligence on - their overseas counterparts, especially in the region.

Strong outlook draws more Singapore firms to Asean

20 Mar 2018

The stronger global trade outlook is reigniting Singapore companies' interest in doing business with - and conducting due diligence on - their overseas counterparts, especially in the region.

MTI appoints 18 members to Enterprise Singapore board

20 Mar 2018

The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) has appointed 18 people to the board of Enterprise Singapore, the new one-stop government agency which will help Singapore companies go global.

Tech park in Batam opens, aims to be 'digital bridge' between Singapore and Indonesia

20 Mar 2018

Nestled among lush greenery, a multimillion-dollar technology park was officially opened on the Indonesian island of Batam on Tuesday (March 20).

企发局18董事 4月1日走马上任

20 Mar 2018

新加坡企业发展局(Enterprise Singapore,简称ESG)的18名董事会成员名单出炉,将在下月1日走马上任。

Trade ministry names 18 to Enterprise Singapore Board

20 Mar 2018

The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) has appointed 18 people - including prominent members of the business community - to the board of Enterprise Singapore with effect from April 1.

人工智能系统 提高保安效率

16 Mar 2018

Lessons from Singapore companies in Sub-Saharan Africa

15 Mar 2018

Over the past few years, business leaders and investors have become increasingly aware of the economic potential of Sub-Saharan Africa's burgeoning consumer market. Currently, the region is home to one billion people, or almost 14 per cent of the total world population. However, it accounts for a meagre 2.2 per cent of global gross domestic produc...

Certis, Eutech launch IoT facilities management solution, eye overseas markets

13 Mar 2018

Security group Certis and technology SME firm Eutech Cybernetic have partnered to launch an Internet of Things (IoT) facilities management (iFM) solution which they will market both in Singapore and overseas.

Certis and Eutech launch IoT solution for facility owners

13 Mar 2018

Security group Certis and Eutech Cybernetic have teamed up to launch an Internet of Things (IoT) facilities management (iFM) solution that they will market in Singapore and overseas.

Singapore firms urged to look to Bangladesh market

13 Mar 2018

Bangladesh and Singapore complement each other and should do more together, the countries' leaders said yesterday, as they urged companies here to look to the fast-growing market in Bangladesh.

Singapore Bangladesh can complement each other says Hasina

13 Mar 2018

Bangladesh and Singapore are at different levels of development, but can complement each other in their pursuit of economic growth, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Monday.

Singapore firms to get direct access to Bangladeshi infrastructure projects

13 Mar 2018

Singapore companies will be able to capture opportunities in fast-growing Bangladesh as International Enterprise (IE) Singapore partners the country's Public Private Partnership Authority (PPPA) and Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (Bida) to ease the market entry process, the agency said on Monday.

新孟签多项协议 加强双边经济合作

13 Mar 2018

李显龙总理昨天(3月12日)设午宴招待到访我国的孟加拉总理哈西娜并致辞时指出,新孟两国战略性的地理位置促进了两国人员、商品和服务往来,希望新签署的公共私营合作谅解备忘录将推动更多新加坡企业到孟加拉投资。

Bangladesh, Singapore keen to boost links for mutual benefit

13 Mar 2018

Bangladesh and Singapore are at different levels of development, but can complement each other in their pursuit of economic growth, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said yesterday.

Singapore Budget 2018: Infrastructure Office to be launched in October

07 Mar 2018

As a leading financial centre, Singapore is uniquely placed to address the problems involved in financing infrastructure projects in Asia, said Senior Minister of State for Law Indranee Rajah, explaining the role of the Infrastructure Office which will be launched in October 2018.

AI firm Taiger gives clients more bite in slashing costs

06 Mar 2018

Artificial intelligence (AI) is being bandied about as the latest buzzword in almost every sector.

$110m for new grant to fund productivity solutions in industries

02 Mar 2018

An initial $110 million will be set aside in the next three years for the new Productivity Solut...

Infrastructure Office to be launched in October

02 Mar 2018

Singapore

AS A LEADING financial centre, Singapore is uniquely placed to address the probl...

$100m over three years to boost SME tie-ups

02 Mar 2018

Partnerships among small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups will qualify for the ...

How S'pore can gain from Silk Road project

02 Mar 2018

What is the BRI?

Unveiled in late 2013, the Belt and Road Initiative (BR...

Pact scheme to include to tie-ups among SMEs

02 Mar 2018

Singapore

PARTNERSHIPS among small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups will qualif...

Productivity Solutions Grant to cover six sectors first

02 Mar 2018

Singapore

AN INITIAL S$110 million will be set aside over the next three years for the new...

3 in 4 SMEs unfazed by proposed GST hike: DBS survey

01 Mar 2018

Around 75 per cent of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) believe the proposed goods and services tax (GST) hike will have little impact on their businesses, according to a new survey.

Coding simplicity into learning

26 Feb 2018

Coding made so simple that even a non-coder could teach it to primary school students. That is the goal of local coding education startup Code Gakko. Named after the Japanese word for "school", Code Gakko is inspired by the Japanese school culture of independent learning and academic excellence.

Leg-up for Singapore firms to access India's Andhra Pradesh

26 Feb 2018

Entering the fast-growing Indian state of Andhra Pradesh will be easier for Singapore firms with the establishment of a new business council and an innovation corridor for urban solutions.

S'pore firms can pilot solutions in capital of Andhra Pradesh

26 Feb 2018

Singapore companies will be able to pilot innovative urban solutions in the capital city of Andhra Pradesh state, with an eye to expanding them to other parts of India and beyond, under a new initiative launched yesterday.

从企业需求出发 助企业进军海外

26 Feb 2018

我们同意走向国际是企业持续发展并保持竞争力的关键。正如刘先生指出,企业若要把握商机,就必须采取主动。新加坡国际企业发展局(企发局)致力于协助企业迈向国际。我们除了鼓励企业到国外发展,也根据企业的需要,为进军海外、处于不同发展阶段的企业给予实质的支援

企发局和公用事业局 协助机构进军阿布扎比

26 Feb 2018

新加坡国际企业发展局和公用事业局合作,协助我国公司在阿布扎比推展智能公用事业方案和建设业务能力。

Apex to launch Singapore's 3rd derivatives exchange

26 Feb 2018

Asia Pacific Exchange Pte (Apex) has received approval from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to start a third derivatives exchange as well as a clearing house in the city-state.

Bynd Artisan co founders say working together strengthens their marriage

26 Feb 2018

The co-founders of Bynd Artisan, which customises paper and leather goods, have been married for 21 years.

New Silkroutes to acquire two Chinese firms for S$65m

26 Feb 2018

New Silkroutes Group on Friday announced that it is acquiring two Shanghai-based makers of medical consumables for S$65 million, as it seeks to expand its healthcare division and become a major supplier of such consumables in China and South-east Asia.

CapitaLand builds mega sky bridge in China

25 Feb 2018

Raffles City Chongqing's curved accordion-shaped "horizontal skyscraper", which sits atop four 250m-tall towers, can also boast of a world record for a commercial and residential complex, according to its developer.

PSA raises stake in CrimsonLogic to 45%, deepens cooperation

23 Feb 2018

PSA International (PSA) has raised its shareholding in CrimsonLogic from 15 per cent to 45 per cent, by acquiring shares in the digital service provider from Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel) and Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS).

海事与岸外工程业转型蓝图出炉 目标是在2025年取得58亿元增值

23 Feb 2018

产业转型蓝图由经济发展局联合多家机构与组织打造,从三方面着手推动行业转型,包括寻找新增长领域、帮助国人掌握相关技能,以及通过创新和提高生产力,为未来复苏做好准备。

S'pore-based startup SolarHome nets $1.6m funding from investors

23 Feb 2018

A Singapore-based start-up that provides pay-as-you-go ( solar services to off-grid households in South-east Asia has snagged US$1.2 million (S$1.58 million) in new growth capital.

Singapore M&OE remains relevant despite headwinds

22 Feb 2018

Singapore will stay relevant in the global marine and offshore engineering (M&OE) industry despite the recent headwinds from a prolonged sectoral downturn.

Singapore, Abu Dhabi join hands on smart utilities solutions

22 Feb 2018

Nine Singapore organisations have signed agreements to undertake power and water projects in Abu Dhabi.

Singapore, Abu Dhabi to pilot smart utilities solutions in the emirate

22 Feb 2018

Nine Singapore organisations have signed agreements with the Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DOE) to pilot innovative utilities solutions and build capabilities for both power and water in Abu Dhabi, International Enterprise (IE) Singapore and PUB said in a joint statement on Wednesday.

助外国专家把技能传授给本地员工

21 Feb 2018

政府推出新计划帮助本地企业进军东南亚市场,并协助外国专家把专业技能传授给本地员工。

Budget 2018 bets on Asia for good reason

21 Feb 2018

Early on in his Budget speech on Monday, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat identified three "major shifts" in the longer term for which Singapore should better prepare. The first of these, he suggested, was the shift in the global economic centre of gravity towards Asia.

Fostering tie-ups at home and in region

19 Feb 2018

A regionwide enterprise network and a simplified grant scheme for industry tie-ups are in the works to help Singapore companies reap the benefits of innovation.

More support for firms to innovate and go international

19 Feb 2018

Firms will get more government support to help them devise innovative solutions to business challenges.

Infrastructure Office to help S'pore firms tap Asia's growth

19 Feb 2018

An Infrastructure Office will be set up later this year to bring together local and international firms to develop, finance and execute projects in the region.

Boost for food business eyeing overseas markets

19 Feb 2018

New grants and tax deductions to help local firms go international and innovate could have Aussies enjoying Singapore's sizzling flavours of beef rendang and curry chicken while the elderly here could be tucking into tastier and healthier meals.

New scheme to train top execs to tap S-E Asian opportunities

19 Feb 2018

Local business leaders will receive help from a new training scheme to build networks and grow their companies' presence in South-east Asia.

Innovation, R&D to get shot in the arm

19 Feb 2018

Supporting more firms to innovate is a key thrust of the Singapore Budget 2018, as several new measures unveiled by Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat on Monday made it clear that innovation is still a top priority.

New Infrastructure Office for projects in Asia

19 Feb 2018

Singapore

TO HELP firms tap infrastructure opportunities in Asia, such as those created by...

A taste of home abroad

17 Feb 2018

Years ago, when chef Willin Low was a student at University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom, he walked into a Chinese restaurant and ordered Singapore noodles.

Exports off to strong start this year

15 Feb 2018

Singapore's trade got off to a strong start in 2018, with growth in non-electronics exports more than making up for the second straight month of decline in electronics.

Jan exports up 13% despite electronics slide

15 Feb 2018

Singapore's trade got off to a strong start in this year, with growth in non-electronics exports more than making up for the second straight month of decline in electronics exports.

Koda aims to double China outlets by 2020

14 Feb 2018

Furniture maker Koda is teaming up with trade development agency IE Singapore to double the presence of its Commune brand in China and expand into other regional markets.

Singapore non-oil exports up 8.8 per cent in 2017, forecast for 2018 revised upwards

14 Feb 2018

Singapore's trade staged a turnaround in 2017 as growth rates reached a seven-year high, with the Government also upgrading its forecast for 2018.

家具商Commune与企发局合作 拟2020年在华开设超过100家分行

14 Feb 2018

本地家具业者Commune和新加坡国际企业发展局(IE Singapore,简称企发局)合作,希望通过全渠道(omnichannel)策略,到2020年时可在中国开设超过100家分行。

以数码科技对抗经济转型压力 批发贸易业者创“第二春”

12 Feb 2018

松鱼业投资的电脑系统可综合管理人事、会计、生产线等事务,还可预测市场需求、提醒员工及时订货,提升效率。花卉批发商甜甜花卉负责人也正着手推展数码网络平台,料能缩短时间和物流费用。

Wholesalers tap technology to extend market reach

11 Feb 2018

All it took was 10 minutes for business development manager Abbie Chen to put in an order online for threadfin and salmon, and a day for it to reach her doorstep.

Gamechangers in fintech

09 Feb 2018

For every 10 startups, just one survives. These are the odds that Singapore fintechs stare down, but for those who dare and make it in today's winner-take-all market, the gamble offers rich rewards. But what makes a Singapore fintech that can beat the odds, and emerge from the hype?

安世科与企发局联手收购越南企业

09 Feb 2018

安防方案供应商安世科(Ademco)与新加坡国际企业发展局(IE Singapore)携手到越南进行企业收购,要把海外业务营收提高50%以推动整体业务增长。

Ademco Security acquires stake in Vietnamese firm

08 Feb 2018

Security solutions provider Ademco Security Group on Thursday announced its first acquisition in Vietnam, as part of a wider aim to boost its overseas revenue by 50 per cent over the next three years.

Frasers Hospitality invests US$250m in serviced residence in Tokyo's Ginza

07 Feb 2018

Frasers Hospitality, part of Frasers Property Group, is investing US$250 million to develop a new serviced residence in the Ginza district in Tokyo.

Italy and Singapore: 52 years of friendship, and counting

06 Feb 2018

The ties of friendship between Italy and Singapore are strong and long-lasting.

New global trade diploma at NP

04 Feb 2018

Students interested in a career in global trade can now learn and develop skills by taking up Ngee Ann Polytechnic's (NP) new full-time diploma programme.

Vietnam's privatisation drive 'offers potential for S'pore investors'

04 Feb 2018

Big buy-ins by Singapore-listed heavyweights have recently turned the spotlight onto Vietnam's state-owned companies.

Compelling case for investing in Asean region

03 Feb 2018

With Singapore assuming the chairmanship of Asean this year, we can expect increased discussions locally on how Singapore sees the future of the region.

Frasers Property poised for growth

02 Feb 2018

The word "Centrepoint" in property group Frasers Centrepoint's name reflected the group's history as its first project in Singapore in the 1980s was the Orchard Road shopping mall.

OKH enters joint venture with Ping An unit

01 Feb 2018

Singapore

PROPERTY developer OKH Global is tying up with Ping An Industrial and Logistics ...

New scheme to help law firms go global

01 Feb 2018

Singapore has introduced a programme to help local law firms expand abroad by way of overseas mi...

Singapore key for Fung Groups Asia Expansion

29 Jan 2018

Fung Group, the Hong Kong supply chain and logistics conglomerate, wants Singapore to be key in its expansion plans in South-east Asia and South Asia.

Long history of ties between Sri Lanka and Singapore

29 Jan 2018

Sri Lanka and Singapore are more connected historically than many people realise.

Asean and India keen to conclude RCEP this year: PM

26 Jan 2018

The leaders of Asean and India have expressed their intention to conclude the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) by this year - and they will have to work to make it happen, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said yesterday.

Asean, India celebrate 25 years of relations

25 Jan 2018

India rolled out the red carpet for the 10 Asean leaders yesterday, as they gathered in New Delhi to mark 25 years of Asean-India relations.

Tharman: Innovation at the heart of Asean's next phase

25 Jan 2018

Innovation will be at the heart of Asean's next phase of development, Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said on Wednesday, as he outlined several areas of priority, including fintech and e-commerce, for the regional grouping.

SPH inks deal with Samsung to push digital frontiers

25 Jan 2018

Samsung smartphones, tablets and television sets will come with The Straits Times and SPH radio apps already installed, making it easier for customers to get their news and music fix.

Home-grown beauty brand going places

25 Jan 2018

Rose petals, organically grown and procured from France, settle in a tea cup at A DrBrand office...

Countries still keen on trade deals, economic integration: Iswaran

24 Jan 2018

Despite a growing anti-trade rhetoric around the world, there are still countries that wish to cut trade deals and advance economic integration as they see the benefits, said Singapore Minister of Trade and Industry (Industry) S. Iswaran.

There is still appetite for economic integration: Iswaran

24 Jan 2018

Despite growing anti-trade rhetoric around the world, there remain countries that wish to cut trade deals and advance economic integration as they see the benefits in them, said Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) S. Iswaran.

Ninja Van raises additional funds through Series C round

22 Jan 2018

Logistics firm Ninja Van said on Tuesday it has raised additional funding through a Series C fundraising round. No funding amount was disclosed.

Singapore startup 99.co buys Indonesia's property portal

22 Jan 2018

SINGAPORE property search startup 99.co has acquired Indonesia's UrbanIndo, said to be the largest property portal in Indonesia with over 1.2 million active listings,

S'pore firms bullish about Sri Lanka amid news of FTA

22 Jan 2018

Singapore businesses said they are bullish about the Sri Lanka market, and expect to benefit con...

Sibling duo gearing up to take the reins at family kitchenware business

21 Jan 2018

Huilin Quek and her brother Kwan Yi Quek were only six and three when their parents started Q Industries, a company supplying tableware to restaurants and hotels, in 1987.

Singapore to sign free trade agreement with Sri Lanka

21 Jan 2018

Singapore will sign a free trade agreement (FTA) with Sri Lanka this week - its 13th bilateral deal and, significantly, its first since the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) faced a setback last year when the United States withdrew from it.

企发局:八成是中小企业 逾4万5000家企业寻求开拓海外市场

18 Jan 2018

企发局透露,去年,本地企业与当局共同进行超过450项计划,大部分聚焦于中国和东南亚市场。这些计划当中,有18%是以开拓全新的市场为目标。

ITMs not static but adaptable: Iswaran

17 Jan 2018

THE industry transformation maps (ITMs) rolled out by the government are not static plans but need to adjust to changing conditions, Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) S Iswaran said on Wednesday.

Slower December export growth, currency effect mask strong finish to 2017

17 Jan 2018

At first glance, Singapore's December export data seems to show that the trade-driven lift fuelling the economy over the past year has started to fizzle out.

Unlocking growth in Asean's digital economy - the time is now

17 Jan 2018

IN just decades, digital advancement has enabled technology to shift from being a business enabler to being THE business.

Export growth hits 7-year high but outlook more muted

17 Jan 2018

A global electronics boom propelled Singapore's export growth to a seven-year high last year - but an underwhelming showing last month hinted that this pace will be tough to sustain.

Tasty S'pore food in Indonesia

16 Jan 2018

More Singapore firms in the food business are getting onto the shelves in top supermarket chains in Indonesia.

工教局开办“机器人科技与智慧系统”课程

14 Jan 2018

机器人科技如今在不同的行业领域越来越普及,对这项科技感兴趣的O水准毕业生,可考虑报读工艺教育局开办的新课程,掌握不同行业操作机器人的技能。

Jumbo's appetite for Asia sets stage for future growth

11 Jan 2018

JUMBO, it seems, is ready to kick its overseas expansion into high gear in the next few years.

Thumbs-up for head of Enterprise S'pore

10 Jan 2018

Business and industry leaders yesterday gave a strong thumbs-up to the appointment of former Civil Service head Peter Ong as chairman-designate of Enterprise Singapore.

Business leaders laud Enterprise Singapore chairman's appointment

10 Jan 2018

Business and industry leaders on Wednesday gave a strong thumbs up to the appointment of Peter Ong Boon Kwee, former head of Civil Service, as chairman-designate of Enterprise Singapore, the new one-stop agency to drive Singapore Inc's global push.

A more accurate way to diagnose liver diseases

10 Jan 2018

A new imaging system that can automatically scan liver tissue samples to check for diseases - obviating the need for pathologists to do so manually - has been licensed for use in Singapore.

Surbana tapped for Philippine city project

09 Jan 2018

Singapore consulting firm Surbana Jurong is helping the Philippine government prepare detailed design standards and guidelines for a 9,450ha "smart, green city" being developed north of Manila.

Asia-Pac healthcare M&A expected to jump 80% to US$55b in 2018

08 Jan 2018

Healthcare mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the Asia-Pacific are expected to jump by some 80 per cent to US$55.1 billion this year, driven largely by big pharmaceutical companies snapping up manufacturing sites in more affordable markets.

Local tech start-ups can carve niche in China: IE Singapore

08 Jan 2018

As tech giants like Google and Uber can attest, China is a brutal place for global start-ups, but it could be a promising one for ambitious Singapore firms, said IE Singapore.

S'pore tech firms to pilot innovations in India

08 Jan 2018

Singapore tech start-ups will have a much easier ride in India, thanks to an agreement signed yesterday.

MOU opens doors in India for S'pore tech startups

08 Jan 2018

Singapore

SINGAPORE tech startups will now be able to pilot innovations in India and acqui...

企发局与逾55业者合作 70个餐饮品牌开拓海外市场

07 Jan 2018

新加坡国际企新加坡国际企业发展局至今已与至少55间饮食服务公司合作,将约70个餐饮品牌带到海外市场,以东南亚国家和中国为主。

Many areas of collaboration for India and Asean

06 Jan 2018

There are great opportunities for collaboration between India and Asean nations, especially in infrastructure, innovation and the digital economy, that will help forge greater economic integration and closer cooperation.

CapitaLand rejigs China focus with mall disposals

05 Jan 2018

Singapore

CAPITALAND is divesting its stake in 20 China retail malls for 8.37 billion yuan...

China a good place for Singapore's tech startups, says IE Singapore

04 Jan 2018

CHINA may lack the reputation of being a welcoming destination for global startups, but IE Singapore, the government agency that partners Singapore companies in going global, has suggested that it could be one for Singapore's tech startups.

Behold the world's next innovation leader - China

02 Jan 2018

CHINA has achieved much since 1978, when Deng Xiaoping initiated the transition to a market economy. In terms of headline economic progress, the pace of China's transformation over the past 40 years is unprecedented.

Enterprises need to put digital at top of 2018 agenda

28 Dec 2017

As Singapore prepares to enter 2018, one common theme that will spill over to the new year is the increasing pace of technological change, and its far-reaching effect on the enterprise landscape in Singapore.

Brexit is not all doom and gloom from a Singapore perspective

28 Dec 2017

MIXED reviews about "Brexit" remain, following the latest rounds of meetings made by British Prime Minister Theresa May in Brussels earlier this month.

Brighter economic outlook for 2018, but concerns remain

28 Dec 2017

Singapore's economy has staged a dramatic turnaround over the past year, going from the cusp of recession to its fastest pace of growth in almost a half-decade.

Asean, India to celebrate silver jubilee of partnership in 2018

28 Dec 2017

The year 2018 is a significant one for the Association of South-east Asian Nations (Asean) and India. It marks their 25 years of dialogue partnership, 15 years of summit-level interaction and five years of strategic partnership.

Tee International secures US$15m investment from Pierfront Capital

19 Dec 2017

TEE International, an engineering, infrastructure and real estate group, said on Tuesday that it has secured a US$15 million investment from Pierfront Capital Mezzanine Fund, a Temasek group investment company which focuses on growth capital for asset and corporate acquisition, refinancing and project expansion.

Sprint Cass setting up its first stores overseas in HK airport

18 Dec 2017

A homegrown electronics distributor is opening stores in Hong Kong International Airport next year in its maiden overseas retail venture.

Export growth beats forecast even as electronics slows

18 Dec 2017

Singapore's exports continued to expand last month but well under October's sizzling pace as electronics continued its slowdown.

Singapore non-oil domestic exports rose 9.1% in November, easing from October's stellar growth

17 Dec 2017

Singapore’s exports continued to record growth in November, but eased from October’s stellar showing due to high base effects from a year ago.

SS Teo wants to keep the "street fighter" spirit in PIL

17 Dec 2017

TEO Siong Seng, or SS Teo, as he is known in shipping circles, describes Pacific International Lines (PIL), the business he inherits, as "a street fighter".

Ascott adds Africa to portfolio following S America addition in April

17 Dec 2017

THE Ascott is entering Africa. The serviced residence unit of CapitaLand has secured contracts to manage two properties in Accra, the capital of Ghana, in what has been a record year of growth as the company added 18 new cities across nine countries and added over 21,000 units to its portfolio. Following the latest acquisition, it now has 69,464 u...

Dealmaking in key Asean economies at all-time high

12 Dec 2017

DEALMAKING in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia saw a high from December last year to November this year compared to two years ago, with Singapore accounting for the bulk of deal volumes.

Asean-EU Business Summit to be held in Singapore next year

12 Dec 2017

SINGAPORE will host the upcoming annual Asean-EU Business Summit on March 2, 2018, coinciding with the Asean Economic Ministers' meeting with the European Union (EU) trade commissioner, said the EU-Asean Business Council (EU-ABC), the European Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (EuroCham), and the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) in a joint relea...

Powering up governance in Asean with digitallisation

11 Dec 2017

Seeiing a gap in the current growth strategy for Singapore's energy and chemicals (E&C) sector, a group of professionals has banded together to try to attract to the city-state small European companies with specialised chemicals technologies.

Singapore, Shandong to further increase trade and investment

10 Dec 2017

Singapore

SINGAPORE and Shandong have agreed to further increase two-way trade and investm...

S'pore, Shandong to boost cooperation in 3 key areas

10 Dec 2017

Singapore and Shandong have agreed to work towards increasing trade and investments in the three...

Chinese co-working space operator UrWork to open 2nd Singapore branch in Suntec City

08 Dec 2017

Prominent Chinese co-working space operator UrWork is opening a second Singapore location in Suntec City in the first quarter of next year.

S'pore eyes seamless digital transactions to help firms, migrants

05 Dec 2017

Singapore envisions seamless digital transactions across Asean that can help small companies do business more easily and give migrant workers a better deal.

How Singapore SMEs can avoid the pitfalls of social media

04 Dec 2017

People's attention will always follow the quality of content. As business leaders are bombarded with information on how to increase customer engagement and impact via social media, it can be tempting to post content fast, frequently and without rhyme or reason.

Five questions with CashShield

04 Dec 2017

CashShield founder Justin Lie, 35, began dabbling in online business by selling gaming consoles on eBay.

Singapore to deepen business collaboration with Zhejiang: minister

04 Dec 2017

More opportunities are opening up for Singapore companies in Zhejiang, China, in areas of trade, cross-border e-commerce, professional services and innovation, said Sim Ann, Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry, at a council meeting on Friday.

Taking a leap of faith after 18 years in public service

03 Dec 2017

As a veteran civil servant, Mr Jumadi Mohamed Yosope took a leap of faith last year when he decided to look for a second career in a different industry .

涵盖贸易电子商务与创新等 新浙企业合作进军中国与东南亚市场

01 Dec 2017

理事会新方联合主席、文化、社区及青年部兼贸工部高级政务部长沈颖在新加坡—浙江经济贸易理事会第十二次会议上发言时指出,数码经济正带动中国经济发展和提升,浙江在推动跨境电商贸易上发挥重要影响力,而新加坡与东南亚各国的紧密联系,将有助于中国跨境电商企业进军区域市场。

$142m unclaimed in lottery, betting wins over last 3 years

01 Dec 2017

Did you claim your 4-D or Toto prize money? Apparently, many prize winners did not. Singapore Po...

Singapore, Australia ratify upgraded free trade agreement

01 Dec 2017

The upgraded Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement came into force yesterday to herald a new era of bilateral economic relations, the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) said.

Fund manager ShawKwei sees gold as Asian companies grow grey

29 Nov 2017

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Surbana Jurong lifts engineering expertise with Aussie buy

29 Nov 2017

Surbana Jurong has signed a deal to acquire Australian engineering firm Robert Bird Group (RBG) - its fifth major acquisition since 2015 as it sets its sights on becoming an end-to-end engineering consultancy by adding expertise it still lacks.

Five questions with FoodZaps

27 Nov 2017

Home-grown start-up FoodZaps Technology provides restaurants with a subscription-based ordering software that syncs to the cloud and runs on mass-market consumer devices.

Parcel Santa gets delivery into condo residents' hands 24/7

27 Nov 2017

Jim Huang was working in the last-mile delivery business when Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam inspired him to quit his job and start his own venture.

China's innovation buzz creating more opportunities, says Heng

26 Nov 2017

There is a palpable buzz in the innovation scene in China, and opportunities are growing for Singaporeans to learn from and collaborate with their Chinese counterparts, Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat said yesterday.

S'pore-China ties in good stead to meet challenges

25 Nov 2017

The enduring relationship between China and Singapore presents an opportunity for both countries to tackle together key problems of the future, including an ageing worforce and technological disruption.

CapitaLand and UnionPay to launch cashless payment in China

24 Nov 2017

CapitaLand has struck an alliance with China UnionPay to enable cashless payment in China through the former's cardless rewards programme, CapitaStar.

New initiative to connect S'pore and China tech firms

24 Nov 2017

The Singapore Government has launched in China the first overseas initiative under the Global Innovation Alliance (GIA), a network to promote entrepreneurship and innovation with a focus on technology.

Joining global festive online mega-sales gives local retailers' cash registers a merry peal

24 Nov 2017

Although Singapore shoppers are no stranger to retail fever over Black Friday sales in the United States or Singles' Day in China, local retailers are also joining in, with a growing number banking on overseas Web sales to expand their horizons.

New initiative launched to connect Singapore and China tech firms

24 Nov 2017

The Singapore government launched in China on Friday the first overseas initiative under the Global Innovation Alliance (GIA), a network to promote entrepreneurship and innovation with a focus on technology.

Trade, services openings in Jiangsu for Singapore firms

23 Nov 2017

Singapore firms that know the region well stand to gain from the city state's close cooperation with Jiangsu, especially as more Chinese firms go international, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat has said.

S-E Asia urged to plug public works gap

23 Nov 2017

South-east Asia has drawn increasing levels of infrastructure investment in recent years but more can be done to boost public works, a World Bank official said yesterday.

Businesses need to leverage megatrends in Asia-Pacific

22 Nov 2017

Asia-Pacific's home to the world's largest population, and is growing at a rapid rate. Within the next six years, the region will add 440 million people to its emerging middle class. This growing population will migrate to urban centres, creating 22 of the world's 41 "megacities" right here in Asia-Pacific.

Analysts say growth outlook positive on strong prospects for manufacturing, trade

22 Nov 2017

Singapore's economy exceeded expectations to expand 5.2 per cent year-on-year in the third quarter, led once again by the manufacturing sector and other externally-oriented sectors.

BLOCK71 Suzhou opens to boost tech entrepreneurship between Singapore, China

22 Nov 2017

BLOCK71 Suzhou - an incubation space initiative to promote tech innovation and entrepreneurship between Singapore and China - was officially launched on Thursday (Nov 23) by Singapore Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat.

Trafigura's bonds show new financing route for commodity traders

22 Nov 2017

Trafigura on Monday said it has sold US$470 million of bonds to six banks including DBS Bank and OCBC. The bonds, sold from a special purpose vehicle incorporated in Singapore, are backed by a portfolio of crude oil and refined metal inventories.

Heng in Suzhou, Beijing for talks, event launches

22 Nov 2017

Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat is in Suzhou to co-chair the 11th Singapore-Jiangsu Cooperation Council (SJCC) meeting with Jiangsu Governor Wu Zhenglong today.

Delivering the ocean's bounty

21 Nov 2017

Lam Kee Fisheries, an importer, distributor and exporter of frozen seafood, has reeled in a win at this year’s Enterprise 50 (E50) Awards.

Sudima's conservative approach to success

21 Nov 2017

Since its founding in 1994, Sudima has expanded with global business interests in manufacturing, international trading and distribution across four segments - timber, pharmaceuticals, textiles and agro produce.

Dian Xiao Er a hit in Shanghai

21 Nov 2017

Depending on how you see it, a long queue outside a restaurant can mean many things. For the hungry diner, it would be a lengthy wait before tucking into a meal. But to Samuel Yik, founder of restaurant chain Dian Xiao Er, it means he is on to something good, especially when the said restaurant is new to a country.

IE Singapore-Gyeonggi MOU to boost collaboration in technology, trade and logistics

20 Nov 2017

An agreement signed on Tuesday (Nov 21) aims to boost partnerships in technology start-ups and logistics between Singaporean and South Korean firms.

Cash-flow issues 'threatening to stall SME growth'

20 Nov 2017

Positive signs have emerged that small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are shifting from survival mode to growth mode, as more look beyond cost-cutting to revenue generation. But one looming threat that has the potential to derail expansion plans for SMEs is cash flow, as more experienced delayed payments this year, according to findings ...

Planting the Capella flag in Asia, one city at a time

19 Nov 2017

These are exhilarating times for everyone who works at the Capella Hotel Group.

海外融资业市场潜能大 本地非银行业者可觅商机

19 Nov 2017

在柬埔寨金边大街抬头看到辉立银行(PhillipBank)时,不要怀疑,那正是本地公司辉立资本(PhillipCapital)在当地开设的银行。

Rebound in Oct exports signals brighter outlook

17 Nov 2017

The party continues for Singapore exporters as shipments rebounded last month after a disappointing showing in September.

S'pore-Andhra Pradesh city project going well

17 Nov 2017

Singapore and Andhra Pradesh explored projects promoting economic development in the Indian state's upcoming capital city of Amaravati during a two-day visit by Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) S. Iswaran.

Singapore-Sichuan trade meeting: IE Singapore inks MOU with Sichuan govt

17 Nov 2017

International Enterprise (IE) Singapore has inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Sichuan provincial government to help Singapore companies access more opportunities in the Sichuan Free Trade Zone (FTZ).

开通微信平台助商家进军中国

15 Nov 2017

本地商家或零售商要靠自己在中国销售产品,既要经过复杂冗长的注册程序,还要在中国设立公司,既耗时耗力,成本也高。

通过新计划转业熟龄员工占比提高

15 Nov 2017

透过政府推出的专业人士转业计划转行的熟龄员工今年的占比有所提高,反映了薪金补贴提高的成效。

MAS to debut blockchain-based trade network with HK in 2019

14 Nov 2017

Singapore is laying the groundwork to stay on top as a trading hub, with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on Tuesday setting an early-2019 deadline for the roll-out of a global trade connectivity network (GTCN) with its Hong Kong counterpart.

Building quality with innovation

13 Nov 2017

As a building facade specialist, Seiko Architectural Wall Systems completes the look of buildings by providing and installing building facade components. Building facades do not just improve the aesthetics of a building, but also act as a layer of protection to shield the building from the elements.

How Singapore factories can get smart and stay ahead

13 Nov 2017

The past year has been a spectacular one for Singapore's manufacturing sector, having recently capped its 13th recent consecutive month of growth. To maintain such strong growth, it is imperative Singapore manufacturers continue to watch regional trends carefully to ensure that they do not lose their competitive edge and fall behind.

CapitaLand opens its largest mall in Suzhou

13 Nov 2017

Capitaland marked a record year of one million square metres of retail space offering with the opening of its largest mall yet in the Chinese city of Suzhou.

PayNow to rope in businesses; S'pore plans for payment links abroad

13 Nov 2017

Singapore's local and overseas payment systems are getting a big boost with a rollout of initiatives to beef up the Republic's cashless efforts, and plans for payment linkages with neighbouring countries.

Forging new ties in fintech partnerships

12 Nov 2017

Singapore has charged ahead by inking several fintech partnerships, putting it ahead of other fintech hubs in establishing new ties around the world in this developing niche. This comes amid the overall trend of fintech hubs banding together to find new means of collaboration, as digital services are increasingly borderless and universal in ap...

More SMEs banding together to win regional e-commerce projects

09 Nov 2017

Three small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) - Shopmatic, Red Dot Payment, and iCommerce Asia - grouped together to land their first S$100,000 e-commerce deal in Southeast Asia.

3 local e-commerce services firms bag S$100,000 deal under IE Singapore initiative

09 Nov 2017

An alliance of three e-commerce services companies has clinched its first deal in South-east Asia worth S$100,000, as part of a new initiative by IE Singapore to help such companies band together to offer services to the region's e-commerce market.

与日本业者合作 当店打造区域网络拍卖平台

08 Nov 2017

银丰金融开设亚细安首个“企业对企业”(B2B)网上拍卖平台“SG-eAUCTION”,买卖名牌奢侈品和珠宝首饰,并计划以新加坡作为区域中心,放眼东南亚批发市场。

Fast-track to commodities trading

08 Nov 2017

A new apprenticeship scheme unveiled yesterday will give A-level and diploma holders another pathway to the coveted role of commodities trader.

Talks on FTA between Asean and 6 partners at critical stage now

07 Nov 2017

Negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) have reached a critical juncture, and ministers will review their progress on the sidelines of next week's Asean Summit in Manila, Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Koh Poh Koon told Parliament yesterday.

3,200 students benefit from scheme to prepare young for global careers

07 Nov 2017

About 3,200 students have gone on overseas stints in the past three years under a government scheme to help prepare them for global careers.

SMEs still facing 'very big' hurdles in export markets, says WTO director-general

07 Nov 2017

In the digital world, the level playing field for big and small companies is supposed to be flat. In reality, small and medium enterprises are still handicapped as ever and face, according to Roberto Azevedo, director-general of the World Trade Organization, "still very big" hurdles in export markets.

企发局网上资料库 助中小企获出口信息

07 Nov 2017

“Tariff Finder”会列明有关国家的进口货物流程以及需要注意的事项。例如,一家公司若要出口巧克力到印尼,只需输入目的地和产品编号,就能立即查知需要缴付的关税。

Smartkarma raises US$13 million for overseas expansion

06 Nov 2017

Singapore-based Smartkarma, a subscription-based marketplace for investment research, has raised US$13 million (S$17.7 million) to expand its sales and distribution overseas.

Network Courier ramps up services with Rapido

06 Nov 2017

Network Courier is shaking off its image as a traditional courier service provider, with the launch of its new smartphone-based booking and despatch platform, Rapido.

A road worth travelling for Singapore businesses

06 Nov 2017

China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is an ambitious undertaking that has the potential to reshape the global economy and transform world trade.

Singapore plays fintech evangelist on global mission

05 Nov 2017

In two short years, Singapore has zipped into pole position in the fintech space, challenging rivals such as London in drawing intellectual and funding capital into the city-state with its open adoption of new technology and more broadly, innovation.

Singapore kaya brand is market leader in South Korea

04 Nov 2017

A Singapore kaya brand is now the market leader in South Korea, thanks to a Korean man's love for kaya toast, and a 61-year-old home-grown company which produces unique coconut coffee has also found a niche here.

盛裕与两中小企业联手 获广州首个电梯监管项目

03 Nov 2017

三家公司将在广州的私人住宅和政府建筑内设置100个感应器,以监管和分析600座电梯。

Frasers Hospitality to double portfolio in China by 2021

03 Nov 2017

Frasers Hospitality, a division of Frasers Centrepoint, on Friday unveiled its plan to double its operating properties in China to 25 across 15 cities by 2021.

节省成本 数码系统提高批发商管理效率

01 Nov 2017

要做一个好的全球批发商,须要一个好的数码管理系统,如果没有,是很难有效地管理所有业务。”

S'pore is second-largest Asian investor in the US

29 Oct 2017

It might come as a surprise to many but Singapore is a major investor in the US, with investments ranging from banking to agriculture and telecoms.

Yang Kee Logistics to buy NZ peer Fliway for S$52.1m

26 Oct 2017

Singapore's Yang Kee Logistics has entered into an agreement to purchase New Zealand-listed logistics firm Fliway Group for S$52.1 million.

Yang Kee Logistics to acquire NZ company for $52m

26 Oct 2017

Home-grown company Yang Kee Logistics plans to acquire New Zealand-listed Fliway Group for $52.1 million.

Singapore US friendship has never been stronger says trump

25 Oct 2017

US President lauds ties, calling Republic one of America's closest strategic partners in Asia

Energy security concerns rising for South-east Asia: IEA

24 Oct 2017

Energy security will become more of a concern for South-east Asia in the coming decades as the region's oil production falls and its energy imports increase.

IE S'pore, IFC to help S'pore firms break into Africa, Asia markets

24 Oct 2017

International Enterprise (IE) Singapore has signed an agreement with World Bank's International Finance Corporation (IFC) to help more Singapore firms venture into the emerging markets of Africa and Asia.

Keppel Logistics' new brand taps e-commerce market

24 Oct 2017

To tap the fast-growing spheres of e-commerce and urban logistics in the region, Keppel Logistics has rolled out an integrated brand to widen the company's reach and better serve businesses and consumers.

IE Singapore partners IFC to help more Singapore firms venture into Asia and Africa

23 Oct 2017

International Enterprise (IE) Singapore has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), part of the World Bank Group, to help more Singapore companies access in-depth market insights and financing opportunities in the emerging markets of Africa, Southeast Asia and South Asia.

Online shopping boom in SEA sparks demand for customer data

23 Oct 2017

When diaper-maker DSG International (Thailand) wants to know what its customers are thinking, it often turns to Lazada, an e-commerce firm majority-owned by Alibaba Group Holding.

Keppel to unveil new logistics brand

23 Oct 2017

Last year, Keppel Logistics acquired Courex, a third-party logistics solutions provider that uses cloud-based inventory management and a crowdsourcing model for last-mile logistics fulfilment.

Crunching numbers

23 Oct 2017

San SeSan Global, which was established in 2003, is a food marketer, importer and distributor. It may be a relatively unknown name in Singapore, but many of the brands that it imports are instantly recognisable to those who grew up here.

India's digital leap offers multi-trillion-dollar opportunity

17 Oct 2017

There is a multi-trillion-dollar opportunity brewing in India, and the catalyst is digitisation. The Indian government has embarked on formalising the economy on a grand scale. This is being aided by the rapid advancement in technology. This gives increased confidence in India's long-term economic and market growth expectations.

S'pore FTA in Africa a question of 'when', not 'if'

17 Oct 2017

Of the 10 countries that attended the recent BRICS Summit in Xiamen, China - five BRICS members and five guest countries - three were from Africa. The inclusion of three African states is no coincidence. It is now the fastest-growing region after East Asia, and while the commodity downturn has hurt some of these export-oriented economies, ther...

SMEs grapple with rising costs, stiff competition: survey

16 Oct 2017

The recent economic data in Singapore may paint a rosy picture, but a recent report found that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are not out of the woods yet.

Louken looks to digital future

16 Oct 2017

For homegrown company Louken Group, being the first branding and communications company to be presented the Enterprise 50 award is a recognition of its constant effort to innovate and digitalise, as well as testimony of the strength of its relationships with customers.

Accelerating entrepreneurship in the age of disruption

15 Oct 2017

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ awards programme, now in its 16th year, was launched in Singapore in 2002 to honour entrepreneurs who have created and sustained successful business ventures, as well as to coincide with the government's focus on fostering entrepreneurship.

Nanofilm boss has his eye on the horizon

15 Oct 2017

Nanofilm has grown into a multinational technology and manufacturing group with over 1,400 employees and provides unique solutions to many world-renowned industrial partners in various industry sectors, ranging from mobile phone, automobile, camera, photocopy and biomedical industry.

Tharman in Russia to explore more trade, investment ties

15 Oct 2017

Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam will be in Russia for a two-day visit starting today.

The Life Interview: Cheryl Gan grows local aromatherapy brand Hysses

15 Oct 2017

Ms Cheryl Gan, founder and managing director of home-grown aromatherapy company Hysses, does not let anything stand in the way of achieving her dreams.

Digital innovation is not about chasing tech, but the customer

15 Oct 2017

Digital innovation may be one of the most prominent business buzz phrases today, but industry leaders say the trend involves far more than just the digital realm.

When corporates meet startups and mash-ups

15 Oct 2017

Startups have been a growing presence in many economies in recent years, given how they have upended some of the well-known industry incumbents and introduced new ways of serving the market.

Tat Hong positioning itself for future growth

13 Oct 2017

Some 900 guests, led by Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen, gathered to celebrate mainboard-listed Tat Hong Holdings' 60th Anniversary at a gala dinner at Marina Bay Sands last Sunday.

New procurement guide to help SMEs bid for government contracts, gather feedback

13 Oct 2017

A new government procurement guide that outlines steps for businesses to take when tendering for government contracts has been launched to help local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in particular.

Sim Ann on IE-Spring merger: SMEs will not be hit

13 Oct 2017

The upcoming merger of government agencies IE Singapore and Spring Singapore will not leave smaller companies in the lurch, said Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Sim Ann.

Frasers Centrepoint acquires two warehouses in Germany

11 Oct 2017

Frasers Centrepoint Limited (FCL) is entrenching its presence in Germany further with the acquisition of three companies that hold two warehouse facilities in Germany.

Many in finance, accounting 'not future-ready'

11 Oct 2017

Singapore's finance and accounting professionals say they are unprepared for the demands of their jobs amid disruptions in the economy. They add that they lack workplace support to develop the necessary skills, according to a survey by Ernst & Young (EY) and CPA Australia.

Air, land pacts to be signed at 23rd Asean Transport Ministers Meeting

10 Oct 2017

Transport ministers from the Association of South-east Asian Nations (Asean) expect to sign and adopt several agreements to liberalise and improve air travel in the region when they meet in Singapore on Oct 12 and 13, the Singapore Ministry of Transport said on Wednesday.

S-E Asian startup Sea aims to raise US$696 million in US IPO

09 Oct 2017

Sea Ltd, South-east Asia's most valuable startup that's known for its Garena gaming and shopping platform, aims to raise as much as US$696 million in its US initial public offering.

许宝琨妙喻我国市场: 辣椒越小越有劲, 鼓励中小企业 把握3优势冲出海外

08 Oct 2017

“小辣椒味道更浓”,新加坡 市场虽然不大,但只要本地商家把握优势,“辣椒越小越有劲”。

ST Engineering eyes new tech, high-growth sectors

08 Oct 2017

Engineering conglomerate Singapore Technologies Engineering is intensifying its focus on new technologies and high-growth sectors as it seeks to position itself for long-term growth.

Delving into the green heart of Africa

07 Oct 2017

Today, Rwanda has gained international recognition for its efforts in poverty alleviation, environmental conservation (solar panels), cutting-edge technology (the KivuWatt energy plant on Lake Kivu), increased connectivity (fibre-optic cables laid and buses with Wi-Fi) and so much more.

Big push to equip workers with basic digital skills

05 Oct 2017

A major initiative to ensure that Singaporeans keep pace with the digital economy, at work and in everyday life, was launched yesterday.

“匠心”处理重金属 为后人留碧水蓝天

04 Oct 2017

本地企业新循环保科技(Zerowaste Asia),正是处理制造iPhone时所产生废水的幕后英雄。公司董事总经理孙晓龙介绍,iPhone代工厂富士康的深圳和成都工厂,都采用公司提供的技术和药剂,让废水变得无毒无害。

Singapore and Latin America seek to grow together

04 Oct 2017

In a world where protectionism is at the top of the agenda of some governments, Singapore and Latin America have progressively moved towards cooperation and integration.

Shenzhen a good place for S'pore hardware startups: IE Singapore

03 Oct 2017

Opportunities abound for Singapore hardware startups in Shenzhen, a metropolis that has in the past few decades incidentally become Guangdong's most innovative city, said April Oh, regional director for South China at IE Singapore.

Govt making it easier for SMEs to adopt data analytics and AI: Yaacob

03 Oct 2017

The government is addressing barriers to get local companies to adopt technologies such as data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI), said Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim in Parliament on Tuesday.

Tapping growth and changes in Guangdong

03 Oct 2017

The explosive growth of the southern Chinese province of Guangdong offers opportunities for local firms in manufacturing services and technology, said government trade agency International Enterprise (IE) Singapore.

Powering infrastructure projects with data

03 Oct 2017

Disruptive digital technology has potential to unlock productivity improvements at all stages of an infrastructure asset life cycle. Using digital technology more effectively for infrastructure projects, from design to construction and operational and maintenance phases, can reap significant benefits for both governments and industries.

Success hits sweet spot for local firm Aalst Chocolate

02 Oct 2017

Don't be surprised if you see brightly coloured boxes of Singapore-made chocolates on the shelves of local supermarket chains one day. These are manufactured by Aalst Chocolate, the first Singapore-owned and managed chocolate manufacturer.

IE S'pore tech tie-ups pave way into China market

02 Oct 2017

Trade agency International Enterprise (IE) Singapore has signed two memoranda of understanding (MOUs) with tech partners to help Singapore companies gain access to China's innovation ecosystem.

S'pore investments in Latin America, Caribbean growing

29 Sep 2017

Singapore is seizing investment opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean, particularly in sectors such as education, technology and perishable food, said Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) S. Iswaran.

S'pore, Latin-American and Caribbean businesses in tie-ups

29 Sep 2017

More business opportunities in technology and education are being explored by businesses in Singapore and the Latin America & the Caribbean (LAC) region as sectors of growth.

Electronics transformation map can make all manufacturing in Singapore Industry 4.0 ready

28 Sep 2017

Last week's launch of the Electronics Industry Transformation Map (ITM) by Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) S Iswaran has been welcomed by the electronics cluster as a step in the right direction to prepare the sector for the changes that are sweeping through it, thanks to Industry 4.0.

企发局局长: 业者开拓新能源 能化危机为转机

27 Sep 2017

全球石油市场波动起伏,本地公司积极应对挑战。

Four agreements inked to lift Singapore-Hungary economic ties

27 Sep 2017

The "modest" economic relations between Singapore and Hungary may soon see some uplift, thanks to four Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) inked here on Wednesday. Signed in the presence of visiting Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Trade and Industry Minister (Trade) Lim Hng Kiang, they cover cooperation in trade, investment, technology...

New PMET training programme to build talent for Asia's growing infrastructure sector

26 Sep 2017

The Professional Conversion Programme for Global Ready Infrastructure Talent, launched yesterday, is aimed at developing professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs) with deep skills in areas such as financing and engineering for global infrastructure projects. It is spearheaded by IE Singapore in partnership with Workforce Sing...

Enterprise Singapore to replace IE Singapore and Spring Singapore

26 Sep 2017

A brand new entity called Enterprise Singapore is to be formed with the merger of the two key government agencies, IE Singapore and Spring Singapore, under the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

Ireland can be 'post-Brexit' solution for investors, says DPM Fitzgerald

26 Sep 2017

Ireland wants to position itself as a top destination for foreign investors in a post-Brexit world, said the country's Deputy Prime Minister Frances Fitzgerald.

Drive to boost infrastructure talent with mid-career PMETs

26 Sep 2017

International Enterprise (IE) Singapore is launching a new programme to match and train mid-career professionals for the infrastructure sector. The Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) for Global Ready Infrastructure Talent (GRIT) aims to train PMETs (professionals, managers, executives and technicians) with skills in areas such as infrastr...

数码化改革势在必行 批发商进军国际筹码

26 Sep 2017

主要负责代理、分销和销售鞋子与运动产品的星360控股公司(Star 360 Holdings),旗下共分销25个国际知名品牌,在全球有1万1000个批发销售点,其中有650个销售点和75家零售店是由公司所拥有。

Blockchain booster: Singapore eyes commodity fintech firms

25 Sep 2017

Singapore is aiming to position itself as a hub for blockchain development in commodity trading, with start-ups looking to boost access to trade finance and eliminate the opportunity for fraud.

Flying high in a niche business

25 Sep 2017

On the surface, WingsOverAsia Pte Ltd looks like what its managing director Ng Yeow Meng describes as a "country club for aviation enthusiasts". The firm's Seletar Airport site - which it moved into just over a year ago - contains several nicely decorated rooms which are used for social events and meetings.

Turning obstacles into opportunities

25 Sep 2017

Now in its 18th year of operations, Oilfield Services & Supplies Pte Ltd (OSS) is a Singapore company that manufactures, services and provides rental of tools and components for the oil, gas and mining exploration and production industries.

Singapore tech start-up Sea targeting $1.35b in New York IPO

24 Sep 2017

Singapore's first potential billion-dollar technology start-up company is headed for the Big Apple. Gaming and e-commerce firm Sea, formerly Garena, may be on track to be Singapore's first "unicorn" tech start-up, valued by investors at US$1 billion (S$1.35 billion) or more. The whimsical term refers to such firms' rarity.

Advanced robotics at YCH's new facility

22 Sep 2017

Singapore logistics player YCH has given the fast-growing sector a big boost by unveiling what is said to be the region's largest and tallest automated storage retrieval system in Jurong West.

YCH leaping into the future with Supply Chain City

22 Sep 2017

When Robert Yap, executive chairman of Singapore logistics giant YCH Group, received a notice several years ago that his company had to vacate its Tuas premises to make way for an MRT extension, he was so stressed that he couldn't sleep for three nights in a row. Still, Mr Yap decided to make the most of the opportunity to start afresh.

He got inspiration for startup from being girlfriend's courier

21 Sep 2017

It started with him being a courier for his girlfriend's goods. As Cai Li travelled frequently, his friends began to request him to help them purchase products exclusively found in those countries.This sparked off his idea for Airfrov, a C2C Singapore startup that allows buyers to post requests for items found in some countries, and travellers...

Darco, InfraCo Asia team up for projects in Vietnam

21 Sep 2017

Mainboard-listed Darco Water Technologies and InfraCo Asia Development have teamed up for four municipal water-treatment projects in Vietnam on a Design, Build, Own and Operate (DBOO) model.

'Uber of banking' sparks radical changes across industries

20 Sep 2017

Financial technology, or fintech, is forcing a change in many of Singapore's traditional sectors. From financial services to consumer retail and investment, digital disruption is transforming a broad range of businesses.

Ageing populations pose challenges but present business opportunities for Asia: Deloitte

19 Sep 2017

An ageing population may be a concern and a challenge for many nations, but global professional services firm Deloitte says ageing populations will also generate a growth cluster of new business opportunities for this region - and Singapore, in particular.

A-Plus doesn't come easy for this homegrown firm

19 Sep 2017

Carving out a niche in food and e-commerce has helped A-Plus Automation make a name for itself in the materials management industry.

Electronics boom, China rebound lift Aug exports

18 Sep 2017

Defying the sceptics who have warned of slower growth, exports in August surged at their fastest pace in six months. Shipments to China rebounded while electronics sales, which many thought would taper off, continued to boom.

S$25m for 'bold measures' to nurture innovation in Singapore

18 Sep 2017

Over S$25 million will be committed by the government to "bold measures" that will nurture a healthy innovation ecosystem in Singapore. This was announced by Minister Heng Swee Keat at the opening of the Singapore Week of Innovation & TeCHnology (Switch) on Monday.

Castlery plugs a gap in furniture industry

18 Sep 2017

After various attempts at start-ups, Castlery Pte Ltd co-founder Declan Ee finally found success in the form of e-commerce designer furniture. The idea of starting a designer furniture business came about some years back when Mr Ee and a partner were furnishing their own homes.

Bike-sharing firm gears up for next cycle

17 Sep 2017

Seven months into operations, bicycle-sharing company oBike is looking to expand its fleet size and working on a next-generation product in what it believes would be a "game-changer" in the market.

Singapore Aug exports seen up for 4th straight month, led by electronics: poll

14 Sep 2017

Singapore's non-oil domestic exports in August likely rose for a fourth straight month from a year earlier, buoyed by continued strength in global demand for electronics, a Reuters poll found on Friday.

In the winner's seat

13 Sep 2017

Just gaming chairs? Not at Secretlab. The makers of the premium customisable leather chairs have seen success in their chairs with a diverse range of customers - not exclusively from the gaming community, but also from law firms, clinics and corporate offices.

Singapore to focus on e-commerce, digital economy when it takes over Asean chair

12 Sep 2017

Singapore will focus on e-commerce and the digital economy as well as improve trade facilitation in the region when it takes over the Asean chairmanship in 2018, said Minister for Trade and Industry (Trade) Lim Hng Kiang at the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) Singapore launch of 2018 Asean Business Outlook Survey on Tuesday.

Bosses, workers 'can help grow talent'

11 Sep 2017

Companies, for their part, need to focus on building talent within the organisation, panellists said at a roundtable discussion on human capital development yesterday. The Straits Times-organised session was moderated by the newspaper's manpower correspondent, Mr Toh Yong Chuan.

Boom time for S'pore food firms in China market

10 Sep 2017

Singapore food brands are cooking up a storm in China. Local food firms are riding on the Chinese consumer boom, with people becoming more health conscious and increasingly seeking out high-quality international flavours.

Kendal Industrial Park has drawn US$475m in investments to date

07 Sep 2017

The industrial park jointly developed by Singapore's Sembcorp Development and Indonesia's industrial estate developer PT Jababeka has been doing well since its official opening 10 months ago, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Thursday.

S'pore start-ups see opportunity in Indonesia's digital economy

07 Sep 2017

Yogrt and EV Hive are just two of many Singapore start-ups that have found success in Indonesia, and the two governments now want to see more such collaborations.

Indonesia, S'pore mark 50 years of bilateral ties

07 Sep 2017

Singapore and Indonesia marked 50 years of diplomatic ties at a Leaders' Retreat yesterday by declaring they would remain "trusted partners, RISING together".

Stepping up its game in the halal business

07 Sep 2017

Singapore's biggest up-and-coming halal industry player My Outlets Express Pte Ltd is stepping up its game with expansion activities in Japan, China and Korea, but the heart of its business still lies within the Lion City.

Room for more collaboration with Indonesia: PM Lee

07 Sep 2017

Singapore has long been Indonesia's top investor, and that fruitful collaboration can be strengthened in sectors such as tourism, infrastructure and developing a digital economy, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said yesterday..

Jokowi's infrastructure push 'a boon for Singapore firms'

07 Sep 2017

Indonesian President Joko Widodo's push for infrastructure development offers a wide range of opportunities for Singapore businesses beyond traditional places such as Batam and Jakarta, as well as new industry sectors, said trade agency International Enterprise Singapore (IE Singapore).

Two Singapore firms sign LNG deal with Indonesian company

07 Sep 2017

Singapore's Keppel Offshore & Marine and Pavilion Energy have signed an agreement with Indonesia's state-owned PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) to explore opportunities in the development of small-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) distribution in West Indonesia.

Tech plans to transform S'pore wholesale trade

06 Sep 2017

Singapore stands to gain from the coming Asian consumer boom if it builds up digital platforms and invests in workers, Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) S. Iswaran said yesterday.

Roadmap to vibrant ecosystem for Singapore's wholesale trade sector

06 Sep 2017

Singapore's wholesale industry is shifting gear to create a vibrant ecosystem with clear targets, its own digital marketplaces and robust talent pipeline.

Wholesale trade industry to adopt digital technology to increase productivity

06 Sep 2017

亚洲消费市场机遇处处,政府将着重协助批发贸易业者通过数码平台和人才培训发展业务,抢占区域商机。目标是在2016年至2020年,取得3.3%至3.5%的实际增值复合年均增长率(CAGR),并创造1万份新工作。

S'pore and Indonesia are neighbors by geography, partners by choice: PM Lee and President Jokowi

06 Sep 2017

Singapore and Indonesia are neighbours by geography, but partners by choice, and the breadth and depth of cooperation between them reflect an enduring and maturing partnership, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Thursday (Sept 7), as the two countries marked 50 years of bilateral relations.

New agency to help firms develop capacity, go global

05 Sep 2017

Enterprise Singapore, born by merging International Enterprise Singapore with Spring Singapore, will help local firms bulk up and go global fast in this era of disruption.

More agile entity for local businesses with merger of IE Singapore, Spring

05 Sep 2017

SPRING Singapore and International Enterprise (IE) Singapore have both done good work, but homegrown enterprises will be better supported in this dynamic economic environment through the merger of these two agencies, which can then build on their respective strengths under one banner.

S'pore firms get a bit of German help

05 Sep 2017

With more than 1,800 exhibitors in an area spanning 159,000 sq m, IFA 2017 - Europe's biggest consumer technology trade fair - is a great place for start-ups to show off their wares.

Implementation is key for setup of Enterprise Singapore

05 Sep 2017

The success of the merger of IE Singapore and Spring Singapore hinges on its effective implementation, say observers, while welcoming the newly formed government agency, Enterprise Singapore, as a hoped-for, single authority on startups and SMEs (small and medium enterprises) in Singapore.

Wholesale trade has 'good growth potential'

04 Sep 2017

Despite challenges from increased digitalisation, the wholesale trade industry still has good growth potential, thanks to rising consumerism in Asia and Singapore's robust trading ecosystem.

The recipe of success for no-frills dining

04 Sep 2017

Roasted with a myriad of herbs and spices, Dian Xiao Er's signature dish, the herbal roast duck, is a feast for both the eyes and the mouth. The chain of Chinese restaurants came about 15 years ago when its founder, Samuel Yik, identified a gap in the Chinese casual dining market and set up Dian Xiao Er.

'If you don't already have a BRI plan, you're too slow off the mark'

04 Sep 2017

SINGAPORE did not take China's proposal for the Silk Road Economic Belt seriously at first - until it became clear that Beijing was putting its money where its mouth was.

Singapore, Chongqing explore new frontiers for financial connectivity, innovation

03 Sep 2017

FINANCIAL regulators and private-sector participants from Singapore and Chongqing took discussions on financial collaboration between the two cities to a higher level on Monday at the second Singapore-China (Chongqing) Financial Conference (SCFC) in Chongqing.

S'pore-based firm finds room for growth in HK's co-working space

01 Sep 2017

Kafnu is one of the latest co-working spaces in Hong Kong to be opened next month and the first by Singapore-based company Next Story Group.

Singapore, Chinese firms in tie-ups to boost trade

01 Sep 2017

CHONGQING • Two joint-venture companies set up by Singapore and Chinese firms to boost the flow of trade and services between the two countries were officially inaugurated yesterday.

Singapore cannot afford to slow down

31 Aug 2017

MUCH of the news these days reflects a world facing uncertain and anxious times. There is an increasingly disenchanted middle class questioning the benefits of globalisation.

IPO aspirant Deskera to help SMEs transact more digitally

31 Aug 2017

TO Shashank Dixit, a downturn allows businesses to look at things in a new way. During the Global Financial Crisis in 2008, he saw an opportunity to build his company, which is aiming for an initial public offering (IPO) on the local bourse here in the next year.

Southern Transport Corridor to boost western China-Singapore connectivity

31 Aug 2017

A network of railways linking Chongqing to Guangxi in south-eastern China is set to provide a shorter and more direct trade route between China and South-east Asia.

Best time to unlock value of our workforce

30 Aug 2017

The workplace today has transformed. Employee expectations are changing amid more diverse and globally distributed teams, a rising millenial population entering the workforce and an increasingly complex threat environment.

Start-up focuses on helping robots see and move better

30 Aug 2017

Many robots can already see and identify objects but artificial intelligence start-up Movel AI is looking to make them even "smarter", which could generate greater productivity for companies.

Firms urged to 'act fast to secure first-mover advantage'

29 Aug 2017

Singapore companies keen to tap opportunities in Belt and Road countries "must act fast to secure our first-mover advantage", said Mr Liew Mun Leong, the chairman of Changi Airport Group and Surbana Jurong Group.

Egypt looking to attract more S'pore investors

29 Aug 2017

Egypt is keen to work with Singapore to set up an industrial park in the Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone), said the country's Minister for Investment and International Cooperation.

Brand 'sends clear message on what S'pore has to offer'

25 Aug 2017

The national branding project unveiled yesterday will give the world a clear message about what Singapore has to offer, officials said.

Ong Ye Kung: Potential for Singapore and Guangdong to cooperate in many areas

25 Aug 2017

S'pore startups get leg-up to enter Thai market

25 Aug 2017

Thailand is now increasingly seen as an attractive potential market for Singapore tech companies in sectors such as e-commerce, enterprise services, fintech, agritech and healthtech, according to International Enterprise (IE) Singapore.

Singapore, Thailand sign 2 deals to boost tech links

25 Aug 2017

Singapore and Thailand have inked two deals to deepen links between their technology ecosystems and help Singapore start-ups gain a foothold in the kingdom.

Pavilion Gas inks deal for access rights to Singapore LNG Terminal

25 Aug 2017

A unit of Temasek-backed Pavilion Energy has inked an agreement with Singapore LNG Corporation (SLNG) for access rights to the SLNG Terminal on Jurong Island.

Local firms ink wide-ranging deals in Guangdong

23 Aug 2017

Singapore firms in sectors ranging from logistics to education to jewellery retail inked agreements yesterday to tap consumer and technology-related opportunities in China's Guangdong province.

New Guangzhou centre to help Singapore and China firms co-innovate

22 Aug 2017

Singapore

THE Singapore Manufacturing Innovation Centre (SMIC) - a "one-stop shop" to prom...

New Guangzhou centre to help Singapore and China firms co-innovate

22 Aug 2017

The Singapore Manufacturing Innovation Centre (SMIC) - a "one-stop shop" to promote the co-creation of innovative tech solutions between Singapore and Chinese enterprises - has been launched in Guangzhou.

Third generation grows family business to over S$100m

22 Aug 2017

The third generation now running the family business, Cheng Yew Heng Candy Factory, has taken the annual turnover to more than S$100 million and is working hard to grow the business further despite rising concerns in society about the health risks of excessive sugar consumption.

DBS to invest $20m to transform employees

22 Aug 2017

DBS Bank announced yesterday it is investing $20 million over the next five years in a broad-based programme to train its 10,000 Singapore-based employees in digital banking and emerging technologies.

Turkey, S'pore FTA to take effect in October

22 Aug 2017

A bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) that Singapore and Turkey have ratified will go into forc...

Centre to help S'pore tech solution firms opens in Guangzhou

22 Aug 2017

Singapore companies that provide advanced manufacturing technology solutions are getting a leg-up to enter the China market.

Turkey a promising market for business: Iswaran

22 Aug 2017

Turkey is a promising and dynamic market that presents opportunities for Singapore companies, while SIngapore can serve as a springboard into Asia for Turkish firms, said the Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) yesterday.

Economy and jobs immediate priorities for Govt

21 Aug 2017

Singapore's economy remains strong and growth is expected to reach around 2.5 per cent this year, higher than last year's 2 percent.

The push to go digital

20 Aug 2017

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong candidly told the annual Camp Sequoia tech summit in February that Singapore was not moving as fast as it ought to on digital transformation, of which e-payment is a key part.

Ascendas-Singbridge Group to acquire commercial building in Sydney for A$252m

19 Aug 2017

URBAN development and business space solutions provider Ascendas-Singbridge Group has entered into a contract of sale with GDI Property Group to acquire 66 Goulburn Streeet, an iconic A-grade commercial building in Sydney's central business district for A$252 million.

Building the Singapore brand overseas - the Swan & Maclaren way

19 Aug 2017

Swan & Maclaren, Singapore's oldest architectural firm, is nowadays getting most of its work from overseas, much in the same way as the original founders, who were Scottish engineers and came to this part of the world to build the Malayan Railway in the last decade of the 19th century.

Tech-Link opens new HQ

19 Aug 2017

TECH-LINK Storage Engineering, an industrial storage solutions and logistics automation provider, has opened its new headquarters (HQ) in SIngapore.

Electronics continues to power exports in July

18 Aug 2017

Exporters started the second half of the year on a strong footing, but some economists are warning that the good times might not last.

Singapore SME business sentiment on the rise: survey

17 Aug 2017

BUSINESS sentiment among Singapore SMEs has risen, at least according to this year's Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry's (SCCCI) annual business survey.

Startups get a fillip at one-north Festival

17 Aug 2017

STARTUP activity was kicked up a notch on Wednesday, with the launch of the one-north Festival, a four-day celebration of entrepreneurship, innovation and research co-organised by the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) and JTC.

4 partnerships forged to give Belt & Road a boost

16 Aug 2017

Four partnerships were launched at the Singapore Regional Business Forum on Tuesday to give the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) a boost.

Tapping blockchain technology to improve supply chain network

16 Aug 2017

Pacific International Lines Pte Ltd (PIL), PSA International Pte Ltd and IBM Singapore Pte Ltd on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) during the Singapore Regional Business Forum to explore and trial blockchain-based supply chain business network innovations.

The case for stronger S'pore-India partnership

15 Aug 2017

India is among a handful of countries in the region with favourable demographic dividends. With its young and growing labour force, rising middle class, and relatively low houeshold wages, there is no doubt that India is on a structural rise. All this bodes well for the Singapore-India economic partnership, both on the table and business front.

Full of vigour and opportunity

15 Aug 2017

On Aug 15, 2017, India will celebrate 70 years as an independent country and there is much to celebrate for the world's largest democracy.

Giving hope to traditional businesses

15 Aug 2017

Step into Bynd Artisan's new atelier at Raffles City and what greets you is their signature display of rainbow-coloured paper and customised notebooks, stacked fastidiously alongside well-crafted leather goods. But look further, and you'll notice exhibits that harken back to the brand's rich heritage since the 1940s.

Transforming India into a global hub

15 Aug 2017

WITHIN months of entering office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched his signature "Make in I...

Startup India: Harnessing youth

15 Aug 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has repeatedly exhorted the youth of India to be job creators and not job seekers. That is the fundamental principle behind the Startup India programme.

Food Empire on track for growth

15 Aug 2017

FOR any business, to focus on just cutting costs cannot be the only way to ride through difficult times,

An attractive investment opportunity

15 Aug 2017

A KEY driver of high economic growth rate in India, and a major source of global confidence in India, ...

Startup Carousell is growing up fast

14 Aug 2017

ONLINE classifieds platform Carousell, ubiquitous with the buying and selling of second-hand goo...

Singapore becomes IoT-ready as networks are rolled out

14 Aug 2017

Singapore

VERY soon the humble electricity meter in your house will be having its own tele...

Management concept 'ambidexterity' offers lessons for Singapore firms

12 Aug 2017

For Singapore firms caught in the midst of intense transition, a look at a management concept known as "ambidexterity" offers some pointers on how to survive.

Non-oil exports rise 2.7% in second quarter

12 Aug 2017

Non-oil domestic exports (Nodx) grew 2.7 per cent in the second quarter, coming off the 15.3 per cent expansion in the previous quarter, with increased shipments of electronic products offsetting the decrease in non-electronics.

MTI narrows 2017 growth forecast range to 2-3%

12 Aug 2017

The Singapore economy is on a stronger footing this year with tentative signs emerging that the pick-up trade is lifting more sectors, as the Ministryof Trade and Industry (MTI) yesterday narrowed its forecast for economic growth this year to 2 percent to 3 percent this year, from an earlier estimate of 1 percent to 3 percent.

Retailers on the rebound with the help of enhanced IT

11 Aug 2017

With mobile devices providing the gateway to most Internet access, mobile is certainly revolutionizing consumer retail behavior. To fully recognize the potential that mobile devices have brought to the retail sector, more work needs to be done to overcome the barriers created by rigid legacy technology.

How S'pore's oldest firms stay relevant

10 Aug 2017

Singapore may have just turned 52, but many homegrown businesses have been around for far longer. Greatearth, Boustead, Drew & Napier, Braddell Brothers, Haw Par, Eu Yan Sang and Yeo Hiap Seng - to name a few - have existed for more than a century.

AEM on lookout for innovative firms

09 Aug 2017

Singapore

AEM Holdings is looking to acquire smaller firms with innovation in technology or processes, in the next 18 to 24 months, in its quest to broaden its solutions and increase its capabilities in providing equipment systems solutions and manufacturing services globally.

As Asean turns 50, the bloc must stay relevant or risk being left behind

09 Aug 2017

As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) celebrates its landmark golden jubilee this week, it is also timely for the 10-member bloc to take stock of its status quo and ask itself the tough questions of how it can continue to raise its game in the next 50 years.

More SMEs tap Myanmar's potential

08 Aug 2017

SINGAPORE's small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are increasingly seeing the potential of ...

Scrubbing away that idea about sunset industries

08 Aug 2017

DIVING into a venture without prior expertise is not easy. That said, it is even more challengin...

5 questions with MyDoc

08 Aug 2017

MyDoc is a Singapore-based regional digital health firm that has successfully harnessed the benefits of heathcare technology for business growth, connecting patients, medical professionals and insurers under one online platform.

Deloitte picks Singapore for its first centre of excellence

08 Aug 2017

Singapore

MORE help is now available for companies that face challenges in their business ...

Temasek takes a bite at Impossible Foods

07 Aug 2017

Temasek Holdings has led a US$75 million (S$103 million) investment round in Impossible Foods, a California-based company that found a way to make plant-based burger patties that reportedly sizzle, bleed and taste like beef.

A road map of key challenges ahead

06 Aug 2017

Asean has enjoyed a relatively successful and prosperous first 50 years. A key milestone is the ...

Asean's way or the highway

06 Aug 2017

Try asking college students in the Asean states where the Appalachian Range and the Visayas mountains are situated.

Insurance can help Asia cut economic losses from disasters: MAS chief

04 Aug 2017

Singapore

WITH the increasing frequency and severity of natural catastrophes striking Asia...

Singapore firms upbeat on Philippines

04 Aug 2017

Singapore companies remain upbeat about growth prospects in the Philippines, despite the conflict in the southern city of Marawi and creeping Islamist extremism that has forced President Rodrigo Duterte to place Mindanao island under martial law.

Singapore Designers in Jakarta Fashion Showcase

03 Aug 2017

This month, a fashion pop-up space in Jakarta will feature apparel and accessories from 12 Singaporean and Indonesian labels.

Motherswork works hard to spread wings

02 Aug 2017

Q How did Motherswork, which has four bricks-and-mortar outlets and is also in three department...

Help for S'pore start-ups in Indonesia

29 Jul 2017

Singaporean start-ups eyeing the Indonesian market can now look to a new innovation hub in its c...

IE Singapore sets up network for SMEs to expand overseas quickly

28 Jul 2017

Singapore

INTERNATIONAL Enterprise Singapore (IE Singapore...

Singapore ICT firm's success story in Africa

27 Jul 2017

Singapore is the home of CrimsonLogic, an information and communication technology (ICT) company with a singular history.

28 projects help over 8,300 SMEs

26 Jul 2017

More than 8,300 local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are expected to have benefited f...

R&D helps Trentios stand out

26 Jul 2017

Q How did Trentios' journey begin?

A I founded...

Trade associations, chambers pump up the volume under Lead programme

25 Jul 2017

Trade associations and chambers (TACs) have ramped up productivity and market access projects under the Local Enterprise and Association Development (Lead) programme.

Bold moves forward

20 Jul 2017

SINCE 2011, ZACD has structured and managed 25 real estate projects with a portfolio of over S$2...

Borden Company maps bold expansion plans

20 Jul 2017

BORDEN Company, known for its emerald green Eagle Brand medicated oil, is on the cusp of a new p...

Leading medical tourism in South-east Asia

20 Jul 2017

THE old adage about how it's not where you end up, but how you get there? It is true, especially...

Darco Water: Relaunched

20 Jul 2017

THYE Kim Meng, chief executive and founder of Darco Water Technologies, is one used to rolling u...

Workspace firm JustCo merging with China's naked Hub

19 Jul 2017

HOMEGROWN co-working space operator JustCo is merging with China's naked Hub in a...

Sincerity before profit

19 Jul 2017

Full-time national serviceman Arush Taneja has always wanted to see Australian singer and electr...

Baby bottle-maker growing bigger and healthier day by day

19 Jul 2017

Q What did the road here look like?

Ms Bock We have grown from two peo...

Keppel unit wins contracts for China waste-to-energy plants

18 Jul 2017

A Keppel Corp unit has secured two contracts...

Sirius VC hops on grasshopper food trend

18 Jul 2017

Fancy snacking on some grasshoppers - a high-protein taste sensation some say is a bit like ikan bilis?

Singapore exports rally with 8.2% surge in June

18 Jul 2017

Singapore exports rebounded strongly last month, after lacklustre performances in both April and...

Youth ownership of Asean crucial in a digitised economy

14 Jul 2017

Kuala Lumpur

AS Asean approaches 50, its youth must begin ...

Agrocorp acquires Queensland-based Associated Grain for A$25m

14 Jul 2017

Singapore

SINGAPORE-BASED agricultural commodities trading and processing firm Agrocorp In...

S'pore pledges to work with China on Belt, Road vision

14 Jul 2017

Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean has pledged that Singapore will work with China to realise t...

Guangxi, S'pore tie-ups to open trade route to Asean

13 Jul 2017

Southern China's Guangxi region offers significant trade opportunities, Senior Minister of State...

From Silk Road trade to Belt and Road e-commerce

12 Jul 2017

Between 1200 and 1350, Hangzhou was believed to be the largest city in the world with a populati...

Strengthening partnerships: in the future economy, Belt and Road

12 Jul 2017

SINGAPORE and China enjoy a long and enduring relationship, forged long before formal diplomatic...

Financial firms key to China's clout

12 Jul 2017

MORE than 100 countries and international organisations have given the thumbs up to the Belt and...

3 more ports join LNG bunker focus group

11 Jul 2017

An international focus group on liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering, which Singapore played a ...

Building a corporate culture in SMEs pays off

11 Jul 2017

CORPORATE culture is fundamental to the success of any company. It is the emotional glue that bo...

Frasers Centrepoint unit to buy 76.5% of German logistics player

10 Jul 2017

A UNIT of Frasers Centrepoint Limited has agreed to acquire a 76.5 per cent stake...

Series B deals point to interest in early growth-stage startups

10 Jul 2017

Singapore

MORE than US$70 million in Series B funding has been reportedly raised by Singap...

East Asia's SMEs gearing up to challenges of new economy

08 Jul 2017

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have played a vital role in East Asia's development. A...

PM urges states to make multilateral trade work

08 Jul 2017

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong yesterday called on leaders of the world's 20 biggest economies n...

Can Scoot's long-haul routes be viable?

07 Jul 2017

IN an endeavouring move that has diversified its portfolio, local budget carrier Scoot launched ...

PM Lee meets Xi, Merkel ahead of G-20 summit

07 Jul 2017

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong met Chinese President Xi Jinping and German Chancellor Angela Mer...

Safety, reliability top priorities for AssetCo in KL-S’pore high-speed rail tender

07 Jul 2017

THE ability to deliver a safe and secure high-speed rail system and to meet availability...

PM Lee begins visit to Germany to attend G-20, meet leaders

06 Jul 2017

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong begins a working visit to Germany, where he will attend the Group...

Local labels go regional

06 Jul 2017

Singapore shoppers waltzing into department stores or malls in Asia will spy more and more home-...

Lower density regions to lead consumer growth in Asean

06 Jul 2017

Singapore

IT is not densely populated mega-cities, but les...

Citi eyes expansion in Asian trade corridors to tap region's growth

06 Jul 2017

Singapore

CITI hopes to double its growth into major intra...

Programme helps local firms kick-start businesses in China

05 Jul 2017

A new programme aimed at helping small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) break into the Chines...

Six Singapore firms join hands to vie for high-speed rail contracts

03 Jul 2017

The upcoming Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (KL-SG HSR) project not only promises to bri...

Q&M Dental Group to acquire 20% stake in China's Superline

03 Jul 2017

Singapore

SINGAPORE-LISTED Q&M Dental Group is set to acquire 20 per cent equity through a...

Singapore firms band together for HSR projects

03 Jul 2017

Singapore

SIX Singapore companies are teaming up to participate in high-speed rail project...

S'pore is 'best seaport in Asia' for 29th time

01 Jul 2017

Singapore has been named the best seaport in Asia for the 29th time, beating regional competitor...

Singapore and Nanjing ink logistics partnerships amid rising consumer demand

30 Jun 2017

Two Singapore logistics companies have signed deals in nanjing to provide services in smart logistics management, said International Enterprise (IE) Singapore.

Singapore-China ties to deepen in 5 key areas of finance

30 Jun 2017

Singapore and China are working to step up collaboration in five key areas of the financial sect...

Old workhorses continue to drive economy

30 Jun 2017

PERHAPS due to the nature of the cities, shipping and real estate have both been long-establishe...

SIAEP facility set to serve as regional MRO hub for Embraer's E-Jet family

30 Jun 2017

Singapore

SIA Engineering Philippines Corporation (SIAEP) has been appointed an authorised...

Close Hong Kong-Singapore ties will get stronger

30 Jun 2017

HONG Kong and Singapore have many elements that can complement each other and this is evident in...

BOC launches regional debt capital market centre in S'pore

30 Jun 2017

Singapore

BANK of China launched its Debt Capital Market Centre (Asia) in Singapore on Thu...

Local firm ups game with $6m digital manufacturing facility

29 Jun 2017

Local precision engineering firm Feinmetall Singapore has unveiled a new $6 million digital manu...

S'pore companies well-placed to tap China's halal market

29 Jun 2017

Singapore

SINGAPORE companies are well-positioned to venture into foreign halal markets, p...

IE Singapore inks MOU to help Singapore firms expand presence in Sichuan (Chengdu) Free Trade Zone

29 Jun 2017

International Enterprise (IE) Singapore on Wednesday (June 28) signed a framework agreement with the Commission of Commerce of Chengdu to help Singapore companies expand their presence in Sichuan (Chengdu) Free Trade Zone (FTZ).

S'pore, China chart road map for next stage of bilateral ties

28 Jun 2017

Singapore and China's top leaders have identified three priority areas to focus on for the next ...

Manufacturing growth slows, but long-term trends offer tech support

28 Jun 2017

THE thesis behind the year-long rally in tech stocks remains solid despite slower-than-expected ...

SMEs get multi-agency support

26 Jun 2017

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China co-working space player opens Singapore office

24 Jun 2017

Singapore

URWORK, a Chinese co-working space operator, opened its Singapore office on Frid...

Rich pickings in India for Singapore's education sector

22 Jun 2017

SINGAPORE is poised to become a Smart Nation and is leaving no stone unturned in this journey. V...

UOB signs two MOUs, giving Chinese firms more access to SEA

21 Jun 2017

Local lender United Overseas Bank has signed two agreements to help Chinese companies expand into South-east Asia...

Partnerships key as S'pore firms embark on Belt and Road

20 Jun 2017

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has evolved over the last three years from what seemed like a...

Luxury online retailer Reebonz seeks to raise up to US$150m

19 Jun 2017

Reebonz Pte Ltd, South-east Asia's largest online luxury retailer, is planning to rasie as much as US$150 million to bolster its marketplace business and fund expansion in China, Japan and South Korea.

Major Belt and Road gains for Asean

19 Jun 2017

China is pouring record levels of investment into its Belt and Road Initiative - which calls for...

Asia to see firm growth this year as global trade recovers: economist

17 Jun 2017

Singapore

ASIA'S economic growth is forecast to remain resilient in both 2017 and 2018, su...

Singapore can lead charge to cashless future

16 Jun 2017

ON Nov 8 last year, India's prime minister Narendra Modi shocked many of the 1.3 billion people ...

S'pore firm enters India's industrial and logistics sector

16 Jun 2017

Urban planning and development company Ascendas-Singbridge Group has partnered Indian industrial...

S pore still top in Asia on Global Innovation Index

16 Jun 2017

Singapore retained its No.1 spot for innovation among Asian nations on the annual Global Innovation Index (GII).

Economists raise Singapore's 2017 growth forecast to 2.5%

15 Jun 2017

Private sector economists are more upbeat about Singapore's economy this year as the global grow...

Fintech will be part of Singapore's next wave of growth

15 Jun 2017

IF THERE has been a recurrent theme in recent months, it's been that innovation plays a critical...

India could be bright spot amid cloudy global economic outlook

14 Jun 2017

SOME external events in recent weeks have given cause for concern in terms of how they may impac...

China Belt & Road: S'pore expected to benefit from regional uplift

13 Jun 2017

Singapore

SINGAPORE and China pledged on Monday to cooperate on China's infrastructural "p...

Five customs tips on growing a business beyond Singapore

13 Jun 2017

ONCE businesses have established themselves in Singapore, the next phase of growth is likely to ...

S'pore, China to work together on Belt and Road projects

13 Jun 2017

Singapore's Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said Singapore-China relations are in "good wor...

SC Auto to set up $30m bus factory in Myanmar

13 Jun 2017

Bus manufacturer SC Auto announced yesterday it is setting up a $30 million facility in Yangon, ...

Singapore firms urged to make the most of India's biggest tax reform

12 Jun 2017

Singapore

SINGAPORE businesses should make the most of India's biggest tax reform as the c...

Halimah to S'pore firms: Take closer look at Kazakhstan

12 Jun 2017

Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob urged Singapore businesses to take a closer look at the oppo...

Globalisation a job creator and wage booster for S'pore: PM

11 Jun 2017

In some countries, globalisation is viewed as a monster that wrests jobs from workers.

Bu...

MOU will help S'pore firms looking to Myanmar

09 Jun 2017

Singapore firms will find it easier to team up with partners in fast-emerging Myanmar to explore...

Why South Korea eyes Asean

09 Jun 2017

Having vaulted itself in quick time into the ranks of advanced nations, South Korea is undeniabl...

Private healthcare sector in the pink

08 Jun 2017

Singapore's private healthcare industry faces challenges here but expansion overseas holds the p...

Singapore seeks pipeline of bankable projects in region

08 Jun 2017

Singapore

UNDER its drive to be an infrastructure hub for Asia, Singapore is looking to in...

More IE workshops focusing on S-E Asia

07 Jun 2017

Trade agency IE Singapore has tied up with two new partners to organise more business workshops ...

China's Belt and Road Initiative augurs well for Singapore, Asia

07 Jun 2017

LAST month, I had the privilege of attending the "Belt and Road" forum in Beijing, China's bigge...

Singapore searches for growth in 10 promising African countries

06 Jun 2017

Singapore

KASIVISWANATHAN Muthiah has been working for two years in Kigali, the capital of...

Help for local SMEs to go into e-commerce

06 Jun 2017

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore can now market themselves online at no co...

Doing business in Africa? It's similar to S-E Asia, and English is spoken by many

06 Jun 2017

Singapore

THE common perception of Africa is that it is backward, dirty and politically un...

IE Singapore to offer more overseas workshops to SMEs

06 Jun 2017

IE Singapore has tied up with two new partners to organise more in-market workshops for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)......

Menswear maven

05 Jun 2017

Despite the cool retail climate, it is still possible for a home-grown brand to thrive and be su...

Q&M to deepen China presence through JV partnership strategy with IE Singapore

05 Jun 2017

Dental services provider Q&M said it is looking to deepen its presence in China through a "joint venture partnership" strategy with IE Singapore.

Security and stability 'crucial for Asean trade to flourish'

05 Jun 2017

Singapore

SECURITY and stability are crucial for trade to flourish, said Defence Minister ...

Perennial Real Estate to set up healthcare business in S'pore

05 Jun 2017

Singapore-listed Perennial Real Estate Holdings is tying up with a top traditional Chinese medic...

Singapore's gold hub strategy bears fruit as imports, exports rise

05 Jun 2017

Singapore

SINGAPORE's strategy to develop itself as a gold hub has proven successful, as i...

Singapore's warm ties with China and US

04 Jun 2017

Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen hosted a ministerial roundtable discussion yesterday, on the second ...

One Belt One Road a propeller and ballast for bilateral ties

02 Jun 2017

Singapore is an important member nation of Asean, just as China and Singapore are important econ...

IE Singapore, Spring back S$380m lifeline to battered O&M sector

02 Jun 2017

Singapore

THE Singapore government has backed about S$380 million of loans extended by ban...

Singapore tops new ranking of digital competitiveness

31 May 2017

Singapore has taken top spot in the increasingly crucial area of digital competitiveness in a ma...

Reebonz opens new facility to boost operations

31 May 2017

Singapore

LUXURY e-commerce startup Reebonz has launched an e-commerce hub at Tampines, wh...

Belt and Road Initiative is the main global growth engine over next decade

31 May 2017

PROPOSED by China in 2013, "One Belt One Road", now renamed the "Belt and Road Initiative" (BRI)...

The e-commerce party... is everyone on the guest list?

30 May 2017

E-COMMERCE is now a staple avenue for shoppers in most countries and for many categories. The si...

New network to nurture globally competitive locals

30 May 2017

The labour movement has taken steps to help nurture Singapore talent to take up important busine...

Czech prospects for S'pore businesses

27 May 2017

Faced with an ageing population like Singapore, the Czech Republic is fertile ground for medical...

India to boost ties in Africa after China's Belt and Road push

27 May 2017

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's calls for an Asia-Africa Growth Corridor in partnership wi...

'A successful China is good for Singapore and region'

27 May 2017

The notion that Singapore should align itself more closely to China so that the latter would not...

Manufacturing extends winning streak in April

27 May 2017

Singapore's manufacturing resurgence continued for the ninth straight month last month with anot...

Singapore well-placed to tap Belt and Road opportunities

26 May 2017

The Belt and Road Forum held last week in Beijing has generated wide interest among the business...

S'pore firms, India's Haryana state ink MOUs

24 May 2017

Singapore

THREE Singapore companies have each signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) y...

Poland, Singapore leaders hail strong relations

24 May 2017

Singapore and Poland mark 48 years of diplomatic relations this year, but links between them go ...

EDB, World Bank to build talent for local infrastructure sector

24 May 2017

Singapore's Economic Development Board (EDB) is teaming up with the World Bank to roll out an in...

Commodity traders need new model as transparent market cuts margins

23 May 2017

FOR commodity traders operating in the Information Age, just good old trading doesn't cut it anymore. Unlike the stock market in which transactions are typically based on information that's public, firms that buy and sell raw materials thrived for decades in an opaque world where their metier relied on knowledge privy only to a few.

Filling the gap in world-wide education

23 May 2017

AFTER six years of debating, Walter Yeo tried to find work as a debate coach, but was surprised ...

S'pore's business community ready for Belt and Road projects

23 May 2017

THE Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, held from May 14-15 in Beijing, was a res...

TPP nations to push trade deal forward without US

22 May 2017

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has got a new lease of life after the remaining 11 signatori...

Cut from a different cloth

22 May 2017

FAMILY-OWNED businesses in Singapore don't usually have a reputation for being cutting edge or i...

MOUs to spur tie-ups with Polish, Czech firms

21 May 2017

Singapore companies keen on manufacturing or technology partnerships in Poland or the Czech Repu...

The future of advanced manufacturing is here

20 May 2017

Manufacturing has been the topic of discussion at the World Economic Forum (WEF) for the past tw...

S'pore useful to Silk Road plan

20 May 2017

At first glance, there appears to be little in the Belt and Road initiative for Singapore. For t...

S'pore 'can be world's biggest commodity trading hub'

19 May 2017

Commodities sector looks set to grow

Singapore has the potential to become the world's ...

Commodity trading sector resilient despite challenges: Iswaran

19 May 2017

Singapore

SINGAPORE'S commodity trading sector has remained resilient despite a challengin...

Key agencies giving support to joint Chongqing project

18 May 2017

A joint project by China and Singapore to drive growth in the former country's less developed we...

Mapletree to boost presence in China

17 May 2017

Real estate developer Mapletree will look to ramp up its logistics presence in China in the next...

Mapletree partners IE Singapore to strengthen presence in China

17 May 2017

顺应一带一路计划和电子商务崛起带动更大物流需求的趋势,丰树集团跟新加坡国际企业发展局(IE Singapore)将合作加强它在中国二三线城市的业务。

Food Empire opens instant coffee plant in India

17 May 2017

Singapore

FOOD Empire Holdings officially opened its state-of-the-art instant coffee manuf...

Expanding beyond Singapore

16 May 2017

THERE has been a clarion call for more Singapore businesses to internationalise, expandi...

China's initiative promises new route to open trade

16 May 2017

China's ambitious Belt and Road Forum drew to a close yesterday with a slew of deals and the pro...

S'pore consortium named master developer for India city

16 May 2017

Singapore

A SINGAPORE consortium was given the master development rights to build the new ...

Singapore consortium appointed master developer for Andhra Pradesh's new capital city

15 May 2017

A Singapore consortium, comprising of Ascendas-Singbridge and Sembcorp Development, has been chosen to develop the commercial core of Andhra Pradesh's new capital city Amaravati.

Singapore can help finance projects, says Lawrence Wong

15 May 2017

BEIJING • Singapore can play a complementary role in financing projects in the Belt and Road ini...

China pledges $174b for mega Silk Road project

15 May 2017

Chinese President Xi Jinping has pledged US$124 billion (S$174 billion) to boost his hugely ambi...

Fujian gears up to boost trade links with S-E Asia

12 May 2017

Call it the frozen seafood express delivery.

Previously, seafood imports from South-east ...

DPM Teo caps off 5-day visit to Ethiopia

12 May 2017

Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean capped off a visit to Ethiopia yesterday, where he held meet...

How US can work with China on Belt-and-Road

12 May 2017

When Chinese President Xi Jinping met US President Donald Trump in Florida last month, the issue...

One Belt summit a top diplomatic event for Beijing

12 May 2017

Beijing

BEIJING is hosting its first "One Belt, One Road" summit on Sunday and Monday, in ...

Belt and Road Initiative - a project worth more than the sum of its parts

12 May 2017

ANNOUNCED by President Xi Jinping in Davos in January, China's inaugural Belt and Road Forum on ...

Local e-commerce start-up Anchanto bags funding and deals

11 May 2017

Rising home-grown e-commerce and logistics platform Anchanto has won fresh funding and partnersh...

Exchanging trade documents across borders GeTS easier

10 May 2017

A new trade services platform has been launched to facilitate the electronic exchange of trade d...

More national oil companies may set up in Singapore

10 May 2017

Singapore

MORE national oil companies (NOCs) could set up shop in Singapore as they look t...

MTI to Singapore firms: Tap markets in Central Asia

09 May 2017

Local firms have great opportunities to expand into markets in Central Asia, said a senior Minis...

80% of firms given help to venture overseas are SMEs

09 May 2017

Trade agency International Enterprise (IE) Singapore has assisted Singapore companies seeking to...

MAS a strong supporter of fintech: Ong Ye Kung

09 May 2017

Singapore

THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) does not have to choose between financ...

Singapore tech startups shift gear to tap region's exploding e-commerce

09 May 2017

Singapore

SINGAPORE tech startups are pursuing regional expansion more aggressively than e...

HP Enterprise to invest US$140m in Singapore

09 May 2017

Singapore

AS PART of an upgrade to its more than 40-year-old relationship with Singapore, ...

Digital trading platform for spot LNG starts up in Singapore

08 May 2017

Singapore

THE strong cluster of liquefied natural gas (LNG) players in Singapore has attra...

S'pore to gain importance as trading hub as LNG becomes commoditised

08 May 2017

Singapore

SINGAPORE will have a greater role to play in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) tr...

Singapore a talent hub for Japanese companies

08 May 2017

Brand-name Japanese companies which have operations in Singapore are rolling out programmes to g...

DPM Teo visiting Ethiopia, South Africa

07 May 2017

Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean will visit Ethiopia and South Africa for a week from today, ...

Close ties will help Asia in economic crisis: Report

05 May 2017

The 1997 Asian financial crisis led to closer economic ties that will put the region in good ste...

Wanted: Gazelle startups, not zombies

05 May 2017

Singapore

SINGAPORE'S tech startup ecosystem has become more dynamic over the last 10 year...

Investment, infrastructure, digital economy to drive Asean prospects: EY

05 May 2017

Singapore

A NEW report has given an upbeat reading of Asean's prospects: investment intere...

S'pore to lead e-commerce push in region as Asean chair

05 May 2017

Singapore plans to drive e-commerce and other wings of the digital economy within the region, wh...

Watsons goes for retail omnipresence

04 May 2017

Singapore

WITH decreasing brand loyalty among today's consumers and an increasing number o...

Sharing a vision - UK and Singapore support science and innovation to drive growth

04 May 2017

THE translation of science and technology in all its diverse forms has been and will remain pivo...

JKM index will be favourite LNG benchmark in 5 years: poll

04 May 2017

Singapore

THE Japan/Korea Marker (JKM) by S&P Global Platts will become the most widely ad...

IE Singapore paves way for SMEs to break into India market

03 May 2017

Singapore

WHEN local food manufacturer Tong Garden wanted to build a manufacturing plant i...

Mapletree partners IE Singapore to strengthen presence in China

30 Apr 2017

顺应一带一路计划和电子商务崛起带动更大物流需求的趋势,丰树集团跟新加坡国际企业发展局(IE Singapore)将合作加强它在中国二三线城市的业务。

S'pore brands feed Filipinos' growing love for eating out

29 Apr 2017

At Bonifacio Global City (BGC), a sprawling financial district east of central Manila, dozens of...

Singapore launches LNG bunkering standard

28 Apr 2017

Singapore has launched its first standard for liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering operations.<...

IE Singapore, Guangxi ink pact to develop 'Southern Transport Corridor'

28 Apr 2017

INTERNATIONAL Enterprise (IE) Singapore signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Government on Friday to jointly improve connectivity between Western China and South-east Asia via Guangxi.

$1b fund to help innovators turn ideas into assets

27 Apr 2017

A billion-dollar fund has been launched to help promising companies with strong intellectual pro...

More steel companies use Singapore as gateway to market to S-E Asia

27 Apr 2017

Singapore

WITH trading volumes of iron ore derivatives on the Singapore Exchange (SGX) hav...

Iswaran in Indonesia for 3-day visit

25 Apr 2017

Singapore

INDUSTRY minister S Iswaran is now in Indonesia for a three-day visit that will ...

IE Singapore schemes to build talent pool keen on region

22 Apr 2017

Local university students who wish to get a taste of working in other parts of South-east Asia o...

IE Singapore building bigger talent pool to help firms go regional

22 Apr 2017

Singapore

INTERNATIONAL Enterprise Singapore unveiled two initiatives on Friday to build a...

Local firms urged to venture abroad, embrace automation

20 Apr 2017

Local firms have been encouraged to change their business models to take advantage of opportunities presented by economic restructuring and technological disruption...

China Construction Bank opens new offices in S'pore

19 Apr 2017

Another banking giant from China has expanded its presence here to take advantage of Singapore's...

March exports power ahead to score fifth straight monthly gain

18 Apr 2017

Singapore's exports appear to be firmly back on the growth path, with non-oil domestic

'Disruption is creation', a mantra for business leaders

18 Apr 2017

Jobseekers here will get help in finding jobs from two new placement companies appointed by Work...

With SATS Coolport, New Zealand meats headed for EU can now tranship through Singapore

18 Apr 2017

Meats from New Zealand destined for the European Union (EU) markets can now transit through Singapore....

Leading through turbulent times

18 Apr 2017

In recent years, Singapore has shown a slowdown in economic growth and this ...

Non-oil exports see 5th month of growth

18 Apr 2017

The export recovery continued to gain steam last month, beating economists' ...

Cost savings with Sats' air-sea shipments of NZ meat to EU

18 Apr 2017

The green light from Brussels means meat shipments from New Zealand are transiting through Singapore ...

IE S'pore helping local firms build infrastructure value chain potential

17 Apr 2017

Singapore

SINGAPORE'S construction and infrastructure companies need to change their busin...

Willingness to embrace an international mindset

17 Apr 2017

When Mr Ho Chee Haw started his job as a cashier at a Sheng Siong supermart, he never expected t...

Firms need to gear up to benefit from Industry 4.0

17 Apr 2017

A new wave of technological change is sweeping across the global manufacturing sector, and facto...

Helping SMEs tap Asia's boom in infrastructure

15 Apr 2017

Asia is in dire need of more roads, railways and utility plants, and that means opportunities fo...

New strategy to help firms take the leap overseas

14 Apr 2017

Trade-promotion agency IE Singapore is embarking on a new strategy to help Singaporean companies...

China bank opens branch in Singapore

13 Apr 2017

Shanghai Pudong Development Bank will use the new branch it opened in Singapore yesterday as a b...

IE Singapore ups funding to help more firms to venture abroad

12 Apr 2017

Singapore

HEMISFAIR, a small local company selling organic children's wear, took part in a...

Singapore SMEs going places

11 Apr 2017

SINGAPORE's small and medium enterprises are going places, and popping up in glitzy shopping cen...

Pavilion Energy teams up with Total for LNG bunkering

05 Apr 2017

Temasek-backed Pavilion Energy is set to secure its first customer for liquefied natural gas (LN...

Going global: Many Singapore businesses do get it, says IE

04 Apr 2017

Singapore

THERE doesn't seem to be a shortage of Singapore companies - both the bigger boy...

IE S'pore chief: The job is about securing deals for companies

04 Apr 2017

Singapore

ASK Lee Ark Boon what he enjoys most about leading the government agency spearhe...

Vietnam: Soya bean cafe rides on growing consumer boom

02 Apr 2017

A leafy tree grows outside the bright orange Ho Chi Minh City storefront with a name familiar to...

Indonesia: Getting a head start in pre-school sector

02 Apr 2017

When education consultant Josephine Tan moved to Jakarta 12 years ago to work at a Singapore-run...

Cambodia: Striking out on his own to open an eatery... or two

02 Apr 2017

When Mr B. Pannirselvam left Singapore for Cambodia in 1999, it was to help out a friend whose P...

Myanmar: A learning journey, from car batteries to cyclones

02 Apr 2017

The year was 1997 when Mr Argus Ang stocked up on palm leaf fans to get himself though Yangon's ...

Reaching out to the neighbours

02 Apr 2017

As Singapore goes through economic restructuring, a key strategy for growth is for its people an...

Singapore SMEs slightly more optimistic: index

31 Mar 2017

Singapore

THE sentiment of Singapore small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs) has improved slig...

Frasers expands in Mid-East and Africa

31 Mar 2017

Frasers Hospitality Group, the hospitality arm of real estate company Frasers Centrepoint, is ex...

Keppel Land's new Myanmar office tower ready for tenants

31 Mar 2017

New office space, partly owned by Singapore's Keppel Land, is ready for tenants in Yangon, Myanm...

Growth opportunities for SMEs still exist despite challenges, say firms

31 Mar 2017

Singapore

MARKET conditions may be challenging, but there are still growth opportunities o...

China firms' going global gives Singapore major hub role

31 Mar 2017

2016 was the year that Chinese companies truly went global. Collectively, they announced over US...

For investments into India, focus on five states: Pillai

31 Mar 2017

Singapore

COMPANIES looking to invest in India should focus on five promising states: Andh...

S'pore explores tie-ups with Ivory Coast, Ghana

29 Mar 2017

Dr Koh Poh Koon, Minister of State for Trade and Industry, is visiting two West African nations ...

Singapore, Vietnam ink 6 deals to expand economic ties

24 Mar 2017

Singapore and Vietnam signed six agreements yesterday to expand economic cooperation, underscori...

Sembcorp unit eyeing an 8th industrial park in Vietnam

24 Mar 2017

WITH seven industrial parks successfully up and running across Vietnam, the senior management at Sembcorp Development believes that the time is right to consider building an eighth.

Firms need to learn to cope with change and failure, say experts

23 Mar 2017

Disruption has become a buzzword in almost every sector, with companies and governments fighting...

Riding the online shopping wave

22 Mar 2017

Online marketplaces are becoming an increasingly popular option for Singapore retailers looking ...

Jumbo to open first Beijing restaurant in Q3 of this year

21 Mar 2017

Singapore

JUMBO Group announced on Monday that it has entered into a joint venture agreeme...

Vietnam a viable market for overseas expansion: IE S'pore

20 Mar 2017

Singapore

THE strong numbers are proof that Vietnam remains one of the key South-east Asia...

Yang Kee completes deal to buy Aussie firm

18 Mar 2017

Singapore's Yang Kee Logistics has completed its $34 million acquisition of Axima, an Australian...

Yang Kee Logistics buys Aussie firm Axima for S$34m

18 Mar 2017

Singapore

YANG Kee Logistics Pte Ltd has bought Australian company Axima Pty Ltd for S$34 ...

PIL ready to move up to become 'B-division' player

16 Mar 2017

Home-grown shipping line Pacific International Lines (PIL) is ready to sail into exciting new wa...

Zalora, the startup all grown up, hones its operations at Klang hub

14 Mar 2017

Kuala Lumpur

PACKAGES are plucked from shelves and transferred to conveyor belts, where th...

Start-ups partnering large corporates

14 Mar 2017

The disruption economy is often portrayed as a fight by the old guard against up-and-coming star...

S'pore aims to be a hub to develop bankable projects

10 Mar 2017

Singapore aims to become Asia's hub for structuring and financing large­scale infrastructure projects such as...

Partnership the key to open doors for lock developer

08 Mar 2017

Collaboration is seen as the key to propelling tech companies to greater heights. 

Singapore gives fiscal boost to firms and workers to go further

04 Mar 2017

Singapore

SINGAPORE is doubling down on efforts to tap into external markets and beefing u...

Parliament: Deepen links with provinces, states and cities to help companies tap overseas opportunities

03 Mar 2017

SINGAPORE - An initiative to deepen international links not just with countries but also provinces, states and cities will make it easier for local companies to tap on overseas opportunities, said Minister for Trade and Industry (Trade) Lim Hng Kiang on Friday (Mar 3).

Helping firms enter emerging markets

03 Mar 2017

More businesses are venturing to emerging markets such as sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America, ...

SMEs are 'a central focus in transforming our economy'

01 Mar 2017

After the Committee on the Future Economy (CFE) report and last week's Budget statement, there h...

Record 57 firms out to tickle tastebuds at Dubai food fair

01 Mar 2017

Food company bosses from Singapore have donned aprons at the world's largest food and beverage s...

Government will help firms seize opportunities: S. Iswaran

01 Mar 2017

Amid the challenges they face in a slowing economy - and a changing world - small and medium-siz...

S'pore, China ink pacts to deepen cooperation in bilateral projects

28 Feb 2017

Singapore and China have signed four cooperation pacts, including one for each of the three government-led projects, a day after inking 15 agreements on mainly commercial deals.

Singapore, China ink pacts on Suzhou Industrial Park, Tianjin Eco-city and other bilateral projects

27 Feb 2017

BEIJING - Singapore and China signed cooperation pacts for three government-led projects and one between intellectual property rights agencies of the two countries on Monday (Feb 27), a day after inking 15 agreements on mainly commercial deals.

Chongqing free trade zone offers possibilities for new tie-ups: Chun Sing

27 Feb 2017

Singapore and Chongqing can take advantage of the Chinese city's free trade zone (FTZ) and explo...

Singapore, Chongqing boost transport, logistics collaboration

27 Feb 2017

Singapore

SINGAPORE and Chongqing have deepened efforts to drive transport and logistics c...

Singapore and Chongqing can cooperate in new areas beyond connectivity: Chan Chun Sing

26 Feb 2017

BEIJING - Singapore and Chongqing can explore cooperating in new areas beyond connectivity, taking advantage of the city's free trade zone, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Chan Chun Sing on Sunday (Feb 26).

Singapore and China deepen cooperation to expand Chongqing's transport connectivity

26 Feb 2017

BEIJING - Singapore and China have launched two new projects to expand Chongqing's transport links to Southeast Asia and Central Asia.

IPF scheme in right direction, but SMEs must not be passed over: industry watchers

23 Feb 2017

Singapore

INDUSTRY watchers expressed concern that the International Partnership Fund (IPF...

Innovating to serve medical sector better

22 Feb 2017

Q How did the company start?

A It started 35 y...

The right global fit for local firms

22 Feb 2017

Budget 2017 was a clarion call for local companies to go forth and conquer overseas markets.

...

Fund to help businesses scale up globally

21 Feb 2017

A generous $600 million of government money is being ploughed into a new fund to help local busi...

New co-investment fund to help businesses go overseas

21 Feb 2017

Singapore

UP to S$600 million in government capital will be co-invested with Singapore-bas...

Funds to spur innovation, groom leaders

21 Feb 2017

More than $100 million will be set aside to groom workers and help companies here better seize g...

More help for SMEs to go digital

21 Feb 2017

Small and medium-sized enterprises are getting an over $80 million nudge to go digital with a ne...

Trade war? S'pore companies urged to look to S-E Asia

20 Feb 2017

As President Donald Trump sets his sights on the United States' trade deficit with China, Singap...

Infrastructure demand and consumerism will boost Asean's investment appeal: IE Singapore

20 Feb 2017

Singapore

THE bustling South-east Asian market and its heavy demand for infrastructure and...

Popiah firm seeks help putting automation on the menu

19 Feb 2017

When Madam Li Li Hong went to Germany in 2015 for her first international food fair, she unwrapp...

Overseas push brings rich dividends for local firms

17 Feb 2017

Expanding into markets abroad has paid off for companies here, with overseas revenue growing at ...

IE S'pore: Internationalisation 'core' to sustaining country's growth

17 Feb 2017

Singapore

LOCAL e-commerce Shopback is busy spreading its wings across the Asia-Pacific, w...

Overseas revenue key growth driver for local companies last year: IE Singapore

16 Feb 2017

Companies saw overseas revenue grow at a faster rate last year as they looked abroad for opportunities, according to International Enterprise (IE) Singapore.

S'pore firms eye Indonesia for growth

16 Feb 2017

Indonesia has jumped to top spot as the most attractive overseas destination for Singapore compa...

Internationalisation key engine of growth for local firms: IE Singapore

16 Feb 2017

INTERNATIONALISATION has become the key engine of growth and transformation for Singapore companies, International Enterprise (IE) Singapore said on Thursday.

Help create recipe for SMEs venturing overseas

15 Feb 2017

Home-grown restaurant chain Gratify Group has been looking to take its Seoul Yummy brand oversea...

Mexico looks East in face of Trump's protectionist policies

13 Feb 2017

Singapore

US President Donald Trump's protectionist policies have spurred Mexico to look E...

Singapore must deepen global links, press on with open trade

10 Feb 2017

Strategy 1: Deepen and diversify our international connections

Singapore must remain pl...

More support for 'high-growth' enterprises to scale up

10 Feb 2017

Strengthening the capabilities of enterprises to innovate and scale up was a major theme in the Committee on the Future Economy (CFE) report, which sets out Singapore's economic direction for the next five to 10 years.

Meinhardt partners IE Singapore to expand into Africa, Middle East

08 Feb 2017

Singapore

INVESTMENT commitments in Singapore last year were on target - though they fell ...

IE Singapore partners Meinhardt Group in firm's push into Africa, Middle East

08 Feb 2017

SINGAPORE - Meinhardt Group - a global engineering, planning and management firm - is working closely with International Enterprise (IE) Singapore as it expands into Africa and the Middle East..

Biometrics startup aims for touché in Japan market

07 Feb 2017

SAHBA Saint-Claire gets people telling him every day that the startup he quit his Standard Chart...

Fintech accelerator at Lattice80

07 Feb 2017

Fintech accelerator at Lattice80...

Upgrading lessons from Woh Hup

06 Feb 2017

Singapore

LEARNING takes time, whether it is for a company to internationalise or to adopt...

Opportunities for growth as companies look beyond home

05 Feb 2017

Expansion overseas likely to be high on an agenda in search of new growth areas.

Some h...

Asean firms should look to South Asia for more growth

02 Feb 2017

For about three decades, much of Asean has experienced strong growth driven by exports, demograp...

New LNG index for Mid-East, India markets

24 Jan 2017

The Singapore Exchange (SGX) is developing a spot pricing index for the Middle East's and India'...

Positive charge for electronics industry

23 Jan 2017

Singapore's semiconductor industry has been stuck in a rut over the past few years but prospects...

2017 may turn out better than expected: Deloitte report

21 Jan 2017

Singapore

THE year 2017 may be better than expected, despite gloomy forecasts elsewhere du...

Singapore SMEs beat global average in export value per firm

19 Jan 2017

FedEx Express study says these SMEs' average export revenue is US$2.21m a year; the global average is US$1.5m...

Small businesses here looking to hire despite economic challenges

19 Jan 2017

Singapore

SMALL businesses in the Asia-Pacific region say they are going to grow their bus...

Marking 50 years of S’pore-Indonesia ties

18 Jan 2017

Marking 50 years of S’pore-Indonesia ties

Start-up helps online sellers scale up across multiple sites

17 Jan 2017

Retailers looking to ramp up their online presence now have an easier way to sell on e-marketplaces such as Lazada.

Ce La Vi seeks greater heights as it expands abroad

17 Jan 2017

Luxury nightlife and dining establishment Ce La Vi, which sits atop Marina Bay Sands, is taking its brand of glitz to breathtaking heights in other cities.

S’pore retains No. 2 spot in global talent index

17 Jan 2017

Singapore has held its spot as one of the world leaders in talent, as its Government stays united around the central importance of talent in national development, according to a new report.

Local skincare firm sets its sights high

16 Jan 2017

In the highly competitive skincare industry, new brands and products pop up almost every other day, so moving quickly is vital for a new entrant, said Mr Wilson Goh, managing partner of The Face Inc.

Local firms heading abroad for growth

04 Jan 2017

Home-grown firms spread their wings abroad in bold ways last year as they went beyond Singapore's shores to search for elusive growth.

Jumbo Group expands brand into Vietnam through maiden franchise pact

02 Jan 2017

JUMBO Group on Tuesday said it has, through its unit, entered into its first franchise agreement that would bring its brand to Vietnam.