GE2020: PSP team will go further in the next election, says Tan Cheng Bock

THE Progress Singapore Party (PSP) will go further in the next election, said the party's secretary general Tan Cheng Bock, adding that he was proud of the party's performance.


Rolls-Royce to cut quarter of Singapore workforce

BRITISH engine-maker Rolls-Royce will shed 24 per cent of its workforce in Singapore amid expectations that demand for civil aerospace engines and aftermarket services will take several years to recover from the effects of the pandemic.

Rolls-Royce to cut 240 roles in Singapore due to Covid-19 impact

UK-based jet engine-maker Rolls-Royce will cut 24 per cent of its workforce in Singapore as the commercial aerospace market reels from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. 


Singapore's productivity and median wage have grown by a third in the last 10 years: Tharman

CONTRARY to the "urban myth" that Singapore has failed in its quest to raise productivity, the nation's productivity and median wage have grown by about a third over the last decade, Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam has said.

PAP has significantly stepped up strategies for inclusivity: Tharman

SENIOR Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam outlined the People's Action Party's (PAP) strategies for building a more inclusive society in a speech, highlighting that the Covid-19 pandemic makes inclusivity a more important issue.


Creating good jobs for Singaporeans, population growth and foreign labour dominate first week of campaigning

ENSURING good jobs for Singaporeans, population growth and the dependence on foreign labour to drive economic growth are some of the key issues that were raised in the first four days of campaigning.

WP supports broad-based, inclusive economic growth: Sylvia Lim

THE Workers' Party (WP) supports economic growth that is broad-based and inclusive, chairperson Sylvia Lim emphasised in the party's latest episode of Hammer Show, which was streamed Thursday night on Facebook.


SIA group mothballs four more planes in Australia, taking total tally to 22

WITH international travel still largely on hold, the Singapore Airlines (SIA) group has stored four more aircraft Down Under, taking the number of planes parked in Australia to 22.

GE2020: Workers' Party takes on incumbent PAP in fight for Marine Parade GRC

The People’s Action Party (PAP) and The Workers’ Party (WP) will once again go head to head in the battle for the five-seat Marine Parade GRC, in a repeat of the 2015 elections.


Hotel sector needs to get creative as travellers take a break

AGAINST a backdrop of unprecedented border restrictions, local hotel operators will need to come up with some new and better revenue generation ideas if they hope to improve their dismal numbers for the year.

Mass to mid-tier properties draw interest as showflats reopen after 10-week halt

SALES for new private homes got off to an encouraging start for developers as showflats reopened their doors over the weekend after a 10-week hiatus.

DBS wins Digital Transformation Award

DBS has been named the inaugural winner of the Digital Transformation Award in the Hackett Group’s Digital Awards 2020, marking the first time a Singapore company has been recognised in the Hackett Group’s awards.

UOB reopens seven more branches on Monday; HSBC moves to new location at MBFC

UNITED Overseas Bank (UOB) will reopen seven additional branches in shopping malls and retail areas on June 22 after Singapore commenced the second phase of reopening on Friday, adding to the 48 UOB branches that are already open islandwide.

Real estate agency industry urged to press on with digitalisation

EVEN as the real estate agency industry grappled with some technical issues as it re-started most property transaction activities under Phase 2, the industry was encouraged to press on with its digitalisation transformation.

Real-estate agency industry urged to tap technology for greater productivity

THE real estate agency industry should continue with digitalisation efforts and leverage technology for greater productivity, said Minister of State for National Development and for Manpower, Zaqy Mohamad.


Showflat reopening a relief for developers, but new launches unlikely till July

DEVELOPERS will get some reprieve this week after getting the green light to reopen sales galleries for residential projects starting Friday, although new launches aren't expected to make their debut just yet.


Testing for all entering Singapore; more long-term pass holders can return

SINGAPORE will make changes to its border measures this week, which will require testing of all incoming travellers and will see the return of more long-term pass holders in the coming weeks.

Incoming travellers to Singapore will have to take swab tests, bear costs of test

SINGAPORE will make changes to its border measures from this week, including testing of all incoming travellers.


Covid-19 puts the brakes on this year's F1 Singapore Grand Prix

THE Formula One Singapore Grand Prix will not flag off this year after all, with race promoter Singapore GP and Formula 1 announcing the cancellation on Friday after restrictions were implemented in recent months to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

Singapore Grand Prix taken off the grid this year

SINGAPORE'S Formula One race this year will be cancelled, after the Covid-19 pandemic put the brakes on construction activity and prompted restrictions on crowds.


Fresh liquidity strengthens SIA's financial standing in crisis

HAVING successfully landed some S$10 billion in funding, Singapore Airlines (SIA) is on better financial footing as it awaits a recovery in air travel.


Urban plans, business practices will have to change: Lawrence Wong

WITH Covid-19 transforming the way people live and work, Singapore's urban plans and building designs will need to change, and companies will have to find new, safer ways to deliver products and services, Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong has said.

Office, building designs will have to change to lower risk of Covid-19 spread: Lawrence Wong

WITH Covid-19 transforming the way people live and work, Singapore’s urban plans and building designs will need to change, and companies will have to find new, safer ways to deliver products and services, said Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong on Tuesday.


Businesses welcome Singapore-China 'fast lane'

THE fast lane arrangement between Singapore and China is seen by the business community as a positive move, although they say the inconvenience and costs incurred could be a deterrent for some companies.


Singapore-China business travel starts from June 8 with strict curbs

TOUGH conditions set for Singapore- China travel to resume will likely see only the most essential trips being taken.