Economy Commentaries

6 Jul 2017
BY Antonio Acunzo
In mid-December 2016, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte visited Singapore on a state visit, and Singapore President Tony Tan highlighted during a state banquet that an increasing number of Singapore companies is eager to invest in the Philippines.
28 Feb 2017
BY Chris Reed
The Singapore Budget unveiled a raft of new measures aimed at getting Singapore's reluctant SMEs/SMBs (small media enterprises/businesses) to go digital and use technology in their businesses.
16 Feb 2017
BY Chai Wai Fook & Chia Seng Chye
Following the recommendations by the Committee on the Future Economy (CFE), the Monetary Authority of Singapore recently announced that it will relax some of its rules on finance companies to make it easier for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to obtain financing.
31 Jan 2017
BY Chai Wai Fook
2016 was a tough year for Singapore’s economy.
25 Jan 2017
BY Antonio Acunzo
On 20 January 2017 Mr Donald J.
27 Dec 2016
BY Lee Tiong Heng & Eugene Penafort
As the clock runs down on 2016 and with people in a reflective mood, it is perhaps the perfect time to take stock of how the Singapore Government’s PIC-R&D tax incentive has performed as the PIC scheme itself draws to a close after the end of 2017.
5 Dec 2016
BY Adrian Tan
For any business owner in Singapore, you would have heard of the Productivity & Innovation Credit (PIC) Scheme.
1 Dec 2016
BY Vivek Kumar
An ability to innovate is often the critical success factor for any global city.
25 Nov 2016
BY Adrian Tan
As we have all come to accept, change is inevitable.
24 Nov 2016
BY Mark Kidd
Much has been said about the cost of getting married in Singapore, which can range from S$35,000 to S$75,0001, depending on the scale.
14 Nov 2016
BY Antonio Acunzo
With the new US President-elect, Mr.
14 Nov 2016
BY Derren Joseph
Right after it became clear that Mr Donald J.
2 Nov 2016
BY Vincent Low
In recent years, the role of corporations has increased in importance due to growing awareness and societal expectations.
24 Oct 2016
BY Chris Reed
I am a true global business citizen.
12 Oct 2016
BY Marcus Loh
Singapore’s ability to navigate the challenges of disruption rests on becoming a Learning Nation, and ensuring industry-readiness and re-employability among millennials and mid-career professionals.
11 Oct 2016
BY Chris Reed
Although my HQ is in Singapore I spend most of working life traveling across Asia Pacific doing talks or meeting fellow entrepreneurs and potential clients.
23 Sep 2016
BY Kim Iskyan
Billionaire US presidential candidate Donald Trump last year called the Trans- Pacific Partnership (TPP) a "horrible deal." Trump doesn’t like the TPP, of which Singapore is a founding signatory.
9 Sep 2016
BY Andrew Chung
Singapore is well underway in its quest to be a Smart Nation, through the deployment of technology and innovative solutions to old problems.
31 Aug 2016
BY Adrian Tan
I think if there is one thing business owners need to take away from this year’s national day rally, it is to take care of your health.
15 Aug 2016
BY Andrew Chung
The on-demand economy—built around cheap and easy services we can use from the convenience of our smartphones—is enjoying fresh success across Asia.
28 Jul 2016
BY Kim Iskyan
What do Brexit, the recent shootings in the state of Florida in the US, and US presidential candidate Donald Trump's proposed wall separating the US and Mexico have in common?
25 Jul 2016
BY Andrew Chung
The result is official.
23 Jun 2016
BY June Ho
The recent news of NOL and Otto Marine's planned delisting from the SGX should come as no great surprise.
26 May 2016
BY Chris Reed
Here are five other factors that entrepreneurs should look at when deciding on where to place their hub in Asia Pacific.
19 May 2016
BY Jeetu Mahtani
It's time for companies in Singapore to expand globally, according to the recent Budget 2016 announcement.
19 May 2016
BY Chris Reed
I live in Singapore but I also love spending time in Hong Kong and Shanghai.
11 May 2016
BY Istvan Loh
Real estate prices rose by almost 80 percent in Singapore between 2008 and 2013.
6 May 2016
BY Lee Seng Chee & Tan Ching Ne
The objective of Singapore's quest to be the world's first smart nation is to make a positive difference to people's lives and reinforce Singapore as a leading city state to attract investment, develop talent and innovation.
6 May 2016
BY Isaac Zhang
Singaporeans are known to be pragmatic.
29 Apr 2016
BY Adrian Tan
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was borne out of a belief that free trade benefits the participating countries' economies.
20 Apr 2016
BY Shirley Tay
Now is the time to inspire people to pursue rainbows and rally around ideas – big and small.
18 Apr 2016
BY Antonio Acunzo
Singapore represents the only case of a nation that did gain independence against its will when it was expelled back in 1965 from the then Federation of Malaysia.
14 Apr 2016
BY Jeremy Han
This is a season where much focus is placed on SMEs again.
13 Apr 2016
BY Marcus Loh
More help for small and medium businesses (SMBs) – that was a ringing hymn from the chorus of trade associations and chambers (TACs), as each offered their own stanza of suggestions to steer Singapore through a more uncertain future, since the national Budget was unveiled in March.
12 Apr 2016
BY Vivek Kumar
Would the functional manager/director of today be ready to become a C-suite leader of tomorrow?
11 Mar 2016
BY JY Pook
"I believe in the notion of a trampoline." That metaphor was all it took for Singapore’s deputy prime minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam to encapsulate Singapore’s approach toward fostering socio-economic resilience in her population.
29 Feb 2016
BY Leas Bachatene
In a time of universal deceit, according to Orwell, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
29 Feb 2016
BY Shaun Wang
Most Singaporeans can expect to live longer than their previous generations, thanks to continuing improvements of standards of living over the years.
5 Feb 2016
BY Istvan Loh
Most analysts are bearish on the short-term prospects of the Singapore dollar.