Singapore economy

Majority of Singapore SMEs not ready for impending GST increase, says UOB survey

SINGAPORE (Jan 7): Only four in 10 small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore have made plans to manage a planned increase in goods and services tax (GST) to 9%, according to a survey


Changing mindsets to meet needs of the ageing population

SINGAPORE (Nov 12): When it comes to keeping older workers employed, Singapore has scored well among developed nations. But more can be done, says London Business School Professor Andrew Scott.

Global Economy

Growing talent mismatch & productivity issues taking a toll on global labour market: Hays

SINGAPORE (Sept 25): The global labour market is coming under increasing pressure even with expectations of economic growth to maintain its momentum over the next 12 months, finds the latest and se


Robots still missing from the largest part of Japan’s economy

TOKYO (June 22): Japan is famous as a land of robots, but most of those machines haven’t made their way off of factory floors.

Management & Corporate Governance

How management accountants of today can avoid being replaced by tomorrow's technology: IMA

SINGAPORE (May 7): With technology evolving faster than many organisations can adapt, it is unsurprising that an increasing proportion of traditional accounting roles may soon be replaced by automa

Singapore economy

Singapore to enjoy stable and steady growth picture for 2018: OCBC

SINGAPORE (Dec 20): OCBC is projecting for Singapore’s full year gross domestic product (GDP) to grow by 2-4% in 2018 – a slightly more sanguine estimation compared to the anticipated 3.4% y-o-y gr

Broker's Calls

OCBC is top banking stock on cost efficiencies: UOB

SINGAPORE (Dec 14): UOB Kay Hian says Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC) leads local banks in cost efficiency with the lowest staff cost per employee at $83,333 and lean other non-wage expe


Prudential Singapore takes market share as innovation boosts productivity

(Nov 13): Last month’s launch of Prudential Singapore’s Fintegrate Partnership, which seeks to collaborate with fintech startups in Singapore and globally, and co-develop digital solutions for cust

Singapore economy

How much is pain costing Singapore’s economy?

SINGAPORE (June 20): Pain conditions are costing Southeast Asian economies about US$44.6 billion ($61.9 billion) in productivity losses on an annual basis – out of which Singapore’s estimated produ

Global Economy

Lost sleep is costing Japan's economy billions

TOKYO (Feb 16): Sleep deprivation is doing more harm in Japan than just making people grumpy and unhealthy. It is also holding back the world’s third-largest economy.

Be informed of the stories that matter