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Cautious Budget spending necessary for long-term planning: Heng Swee Keat

SINGAPORE (Mar 4): Singapore may have accumulated huge surpluses during the current term of government, but that does not indicate an upcoming spending spree.

Sticking to tactical cost savings could hurt APAC companies’ growth: Deloitte

SINGAPORE (July 25): Companies in Asia Pacific (APAC) region are expecting to focus on cost reduction over the next 24 months, especially in Singapore, China and India, according to a new report pu

Global Markets

Gloom for retailers as Chinese tourists spend less on shopping

SHANGHAI (July 11): They’re still coming in droves -- but no longer buying in spades.


Asia Pacific spending on robotics set to double by 2020

SINGAPORE (Jan 16): Investment in robotics and related services are expected to double from the current $60 billion to more than $133 billion in the Asia Pacific region by 2020.


Global Markets

Japan core machinery orders fall as demand uncertainty sets in

TOKYO (Jan 16): Japan's core machinery orders fell in November at the fastest pace in seven months in a sign that some companies may be turning cautious about capital expenditure because of uncerta

Shoppers’ wallets stay shut in 3Q16 and possibly beyond

SINGAPORE (Oct 5): Singapore’s retail environment continues to be challenging in 3Q, and weaker-than-expected economic growth and the soft job market is likely to affect spending for the rest of th

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