In the past year, Enterprise Singapore (ESG) and the Singapore Standards Council (SSC) have developed and reviewed over 168 Singapore Standards and Technical References, impacting 13,000 organisations. 91 of these standards were new, with close to 70% focused on emerging areas most of which...
The Data Protection Excellence (DPEX) Centre, the autonomous research and education arm of Straits Interactive, announced in September that the number of organisations breaching Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) has reached record levels and have already surpassed the total number of enforcement cases in 2018. 
The government is amending rules to make it cheaper and easier for small and medium businesses (SMEs) to start bidding for government projects. Since June 2018, companies with yearly revenues below $5 million no longer have to produce audited financial statements to take part in government tenders. This makes the process of bidding...
In the first edition of Xero Community, organised by accounting software company Xero, small and medium businesses in Singapore got together to decode the 2019 Budget. The Xero Community is a quarterly series of events to provide a platform for local SMEs to learn, connect and take...
Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations S Iswaran has announced the launch of the SUNRISE programme, a programme that sets in motion bilateral trade activities and establishes institutions of  commerce between Singapore and the state of Andhra Pradesh, India.The Singapore Business Federation (SBF) is...
Singapore has taken several measures to beef up cybersecurity after attacks in recent years.  A new multi-year roadmap is underway to identify next generation cyber-threats and develop the solutions and capabilities needed to secure Singapore’s connectivity infrastructure. This was announced by...
Singapore’s Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) has downgraded the Singapore’s GDP growth for 2019 at 1.5 to 2.5 per cent. In the last Economic Survey of Singapore published in February, MTI highlighted that growth in most of the key advanced and regional economies...
Enterprise Singapore (ESG) rolled out the Food Delivery Booster Package on 4 April 2020. This supports F&B businesses in transforming their business models and meet the needs of digitally-connected consumers. The package will help to reduce the business costs of selling on three key...
The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) will offer a pilot programme to accelerate grants of patent applications in all technology fields to just six months, starting from 4 May 2020. The programme – the SG Patent Fast Track - is the world’s fastest application-to-grant process of...
The first Singapore-China (Shenzhen) Smart City Initiative (SCI) Joint Implementation Committee (JIC) meeting was held on 17 June, helmed by the Ministry of Communications and Information’s Permanent Secretary, Yong Ying-I, and Shenzhen Mayor, Chen Rugui. Eight Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) were also inked at...