GE2020: PAP defeats SDP in Marsiling-Yew Tee with 63.18% of votes

THE People’s Action Party (PAP) retained its seats in Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC in the 2020 General Election, defeating the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) with 63.18 per cent of valid votes.

GE2020: PAP's Henry Kwek wins Kebun Baru SMC with 63% of votes

RESIDENTS of the newly carved-out Kebun Baru SMC elected the People’s Action Party’s Henry Kwek as their Member of Parliament in the 2020 General Election, giving him 62.97 per cent of the vote share.

VIRUS OUTBREAK

No plans to go back to Phase 1 after GE; rise in cases will be monitored

THERE are no plans to revert to Phase 1 or a lockdown immediately after the General Election, despite a recent uptick in the number of new community cases reported daily, the multi-ministry taskforce on Covid-19 said on Tuesday.

More Covid-19 cases linked to workplace transmissions in Phase 2

WHILE the total number of daily new Covid-19 cases in Singapore has declined since the circuit-breaker period, the proportion of community cases transmitted in workplace settings has risen in the first two phases of Singapore's phased reopening, the multi-ministry taskforce on Covid-19 said on...

Fighting Covid-19 with local innovations

AS the Covid-19 pandemic continues to rage around the globe, local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are meeting demand for diagnosis, treatment and protection solutions with homegrown innovations.

IMDA to roll out parcel locker network by end-2021

A NATIONWIDE network of parcel lockers slated to be fully rolled out by end-2022 will be ready one year ahead of schedule, the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) announced on Friday.

IMDA to roll out full parcel locker network by end-2021

A NATIONWIDE network of parcel lockers slated to be fully rolled out by end-2022 will be ready one year ahead of schedule, the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) announced on Friday.

GE2020: Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC sees PAP, SDP face-off; Kebun Baru SMC to host PAP and PSP

The Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC will see the People’s Action Party (PAP) face off against the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) in the upcoming General Election.

UOB's The FinLab launches digital platform for SMEs, startups in Asean

UNITED Overseas Bank's (UOB) innovation accelerator The FinLab on Tuesday launched an online platform to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and startups across Asean to digitalise.

VIRUS OUTBREAK

Suburban malls trump Orchard shops as shoppers return

SHOPPERS ventured back out on Friday cautiously but purposefully, as Singapore began the second phase of its plan to reopen the economy.

Businesses scramble to meet earlier reopening date

THE earlier-than-expected Phase Two of Singapore's reopening, though a pleasant surprise, may see some frontline businesses scramble to prepare to reopen.

More chances for ICT SMEs to snag government contracts in FY2020

THE Singapore government's plan to increase spending on information and communication technology (ICT) and make more use of bulk tenders and dynamic contracting is welcome news to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the sector, especially as the virus outbreak dampens private sector...

TOPLINE

Union Gas conserving funds for expansion

STEADY growth in two of its three business segments over the past three years has put fuel retailer Union Gas Holdings in a strong position to weather the Covid-19 pandemic, and given it room to think about continued expansion and what its next big venture will be.

ASME, SBF launch funds to support migrant workers, SMEs and employees

SINGAPORE'S Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (ASME) on Friday launched a fundraising initiative to raise a total of S$500,000 for the migrant worker community, in partnership with the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) Foundation.

Singapore in talks with Malaysia about resuming cross-border work travel

SINGAPORE and Malaysia are in active discussions to allow Malaysians to resume travel into Singapore for work, Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong said in a press conference called on Monday by the multi-ministry task force for Covid-19.

Omnisense Systems keeps its cool as fever scanner market heats up

BUSINESS has been brisk for companies selling thermal fever scanners during the Covid-19 pandemic, and Omnisense Systems is no exception, seeing a "manifold" increase in sales of its Sentry MK IV Mass Fever Screening System (MFSS) in recent months.

Construction, marine and process sectors identified for Covid-19 surveillance testing

MORE regional screening centres (RSCs) will be set up across the country to conduct Covid-19 surveillance testing for targeted groups, as infections are expected to rise with the reopening of the economy, the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced on Monday.

FORTITUDE BUDGET

Economic transformation must speed up for Singapore's survival beyond Covid-19 crisis

DESPITE Singapore's best efforts to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of unemployed residents here could rise from about 73,000 in 2019 to more than 100,000 in 2020, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said on Friday.

Fortitude Budget: Singapore's fiscal strategy keeps longer-term needs in view

EVEN as it battles the Covid-19 crisis, Singapore continues to plan ahead for "significant fiscal outlay" to meet its longer-term structural needs, said Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said on Friday.

ConnecTechAsia 2020 converted to virtual event

THE 2020 edition of infocomm media and technology event ConnecTechAsia will be hosted on a virtual platform as pandemic-related measures continue to restrict travel and physical gatherings globally, organiser Informa Markets said on Wednesday.

VIRUS OUTBREAK

SICCI sets up Covid-19 task force to provide crisis support for SMEs

THE board of the Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI), which began a new two-year term in the middle of a global pandemic, is prioritising aid for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to help them survive the crisis.

BEYOND COVID-19: MANUFACTURING

Pandemic prompts manufacturers to rejig supply chains, operations

AS BUSINESS gradually resumes in the recovery phase of Singapore's pandemic response, manufacturers here are making major changes to their supply chains and operations in facilities both locally and abroad. This is both to comply with regulations and to ensure they are well-prepared for similar...

StaffAny launches app to help SMEs manage reopening measures

AS companies resume limited operations in Singapore's phased lifting of the circuit breaker, careful tracking of their staff's attendance, temperatures and health declarations will be a top priority for employers, to ensure they will be allowed to stay open.

Beyond the 3 Rs: How can Singapore move forward on sustainability?

GETTING people to care about the environment is an uphill battle that advocates around the world have been fighting for a long time. The fight is especially pertinent in Singapore, a country under direct threat from rising sea levels, and where the tropical heat is a constant reminder of how...

Goldbell, Oddle join hands to offer cash advances to F&B firms

ONLINE food ordering platform Oddle and Goldbell Financial Services (GBFS) have partnered to offer cash advances of up to S$30,000 to help Oddle's food and beverage (F&B) merchant partners get through the Covid-19 crisis.