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“Because we pre-select the PRs, it would not be surprising that in some sectors, the PR performance is just slightly better than Singaporeans.”Minister for Trade and Industry, Chan Chun Sing, explaining why permanent residents took up about 17% of the 60,000 new jobs created between 2015 and 2018 – higher than their overall share of the total workforce.

Indonesia to become Southeast Asia’s biggest stock market


Singapore businesses bank on China's Belt and Road amid slowdown

SINGAPORE (July 30): Nearly one in three multinational corporations are currently involved in projects related to China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), according to preliminary findings from a joint survey by the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) and accounting firm PwC.

Close to half of the 50 companies surveyed also report having plans to embark on BRI-related projects in the next three years.

$1 bil innovation fund to drive growth in IP-strong companies

SINGAPORE (April 26): Innovators and companies in Singapore with strong Intellectual Property (IP) will soon benefit from a slew of new initiatives that will help them translate their ideas into assets.

This includes the launch of a one-billion dollar Makara Innovation Fund (MIF) by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) and homegrown private equity firm, Makara Capital.


SMEs expect more decline in 2017; want near-term govt help: SBF survey

SINGAPORE (Dec 29): Nearly two-thirds (63%) of businesses say that the economic climate in Singapore has worsened in 2016 while nearly half (48%) of businesses expect the situation to deteriorate in 2017, according to the latest National Business Survey 2016/2017.

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