Ban on flavoured tobacco products will hurt business: Retailers

SINGAPORE — Retailers have strongly objected to a proposal ... 99 per cent of the respondents stated that such a prohibition would negatively affect their business, while 97 per cent were concerned that the move could lead adult smokers to turn to ... ( read original story ...)

Singapore's economy grows by 1.1% in Q3

Growth was weighed down primarily by the weak performance of the business services and wholesale and retail trade sectors. The MTI said for the rest of the year, Singapore's GDP growth is expected to remain modest, while for 2017, global growth is ... ( read original story ...)

Electronics, biomedical bright spots amid gloom

Manufacturing, which makes up a fifth of the Singapore economy, was hit hard by the slowdown but has recently been showing signs of bottoming out. Electronics, which makes up about a third of manufacturing output, expanded 24.6 per cent in October compared ... ( read original story ...)

Singapore’s exports forecast to reflect contraction of 5.5%

External demand has remained stubbornly weak, with China, the euro zone and the United States — Singapore’s top three trading partners — importing less from the Republic. Amid fresh uncertainty around global trade sparked by US President-elect Donald ... ( read original story ...)

Shift in electronics production

A shift towards higher-value activities in the electronics sector is helping manufacturing output stay resilient but weighing on Singapore's goods trade. In response to queries from The Straits Times, the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) said the ... ( read original story ...)