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Singapore companies head to fast-growing Philippines

SINGAPORE – A 22-member delegation from Singapore is headed to the Philippines on Tuesday (August 1), as interest grows amongst Singapore companies in one of Asia’s most promising economies. The Singapore Business Federation has teamed up with International Enterprise (IE) Singapore and the Philippine Trade and Investment Centre to organise the business mission from Aug […]

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New scheme to allow Singapore, HK visitors to use automated gates at Bangkok airports

BANGKOK (THE NATION/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – Visitors from Singapore and Hong Kong will soon be breezing through immigration at Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang international airports as authorities implement a new scheme to allow them to use automatic passport scanners currently reserved for Thai nationals. Immigration bureau commissioner Pol Lt-General Nathathorn Prousoontorn said the move would […]

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Uneven growth seems to be new normal for Singapore economy

SINGAPORE – Manufacturing – now the brightest spot in the Singapore economy – turned in yet another outstanding performance last month, thanks largely to electronics makers. This allayed some concerns that factories, which have been a key growth driver this year, might be losing steam. Even if manufacturing continues powering ahead, however, the fact remains […]

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Singapore carrier plans to fly to Cambodia, Laos

Singapore-based airline Scoot, a low-cost carrier, announced its intention to expand its services into Cambodia and Laos, according to a report in Thai newspaper the Nation. Currently, Scoot has scheduled flight services to 65 destinations including Vietnam, Myanmar and Thailand. The company said that it has plans to include flights to Cambodia and Laos over […]

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Over 8,300 SMEs to benefit from industry-led projects: Spring, IE Singapore

SINGAPORE – More than 8,300 local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are expected to benefit from a slew of projects led by trade associations and chambers (TACs) in the year since May 2016. The projects focus on areas such as productivity improvements, access to markets, digitalisation and technology adoption, said Spring Singapore and International Enterprise Singapore. Altogether, […]

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