Technology key to solving manpower crunch: Swee Say

SINGAPORE — While there are legitimate concerns in countries about technology putting workers out of jobs, such a worry would be largely unfounded in Singapore, said Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say yesterday, as he assured undergraduates who had the job ... ( read original story ...)

Singapore Stock Market May Extend Tuesday's Losses

( - The Singapore stock market on Tuesday ended the modest two-day winning streak in which it gathered almost 30 points or 0.9 percent. The Straits Times Index now rests just below the 3,145-point plateau, and the market may take further damage ... ( read original story ...)

Singapore Singtel ties up with polytechnics to help SMEs

SINGAPORE: Singtel has partnered Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) – Singapore Institute of Retail Studies (SIRS) and Singapore Polytechnic (SP) to empower SMEs in the retail and food and beverage sectors to be digitally savvy. The partnerships augment the 99% ... ( read original story ...)

Siemens Bank approved to operate as merchant bank in Singapore

SINGAPORE: The financing arm of Germany’s Siemens has received approval to operate as a merchant bank in Singapore, from where it plans to offer project and structured finance lending for businesses and governments in Asia and Australia. Siemens said on ... ( read original story ...)

Singapore keeps curbs in place on Fukushima ag imports

Singapore is keeping in place curbs on food imports from Fukushima, which six years ago on Saturday (March 11) was hit by an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) has told The Straits Times. ( read original story ...)

China seen importing 3 mln T of pork in 2017

SINGAPORE, March 14 China is likely to import about three million tonnes of pork in 2017, similar to last year's level despite rising domestic production, a senior industry official said on Tuesday. "Global prices are still attractive for importing pork ... ( read original story ...)

Huone Singapore takes meetings out of boardrooms

The concept originated from Finland and has now opened its doors in Clarke Quay. Huone Singapore offers 11 differently themed inspirational meeting rooms for 5 to 150 people such as Igloo Room, Sandbox Room, and Forest Room. “No two rooms in Huone are ... ( read original story ...)