As part of the ongoing review of the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (PDPA), Singapore intends to introduce a data portabilityrequirement. As data portability is a recent global development, a Data Portability Discussion Paperhas been issued to provide greater clarity of its benefits in support of a...
In the latest edition of the Global Connectedness Index (GCI) released by international express services provider DHL, Singapore has ranked second in the world for trade connectivity, the result of policies that leverage global connectedness as a cornerstone of its economic development strategy. Singapore is also one of the five...
Good news for SMEs in Singapore. The government has set aside an additional S$100 million (US$74 million) for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). This was announced by finance minister Heng Swee Keat in Parliament during his annual budget speech. The fund, dubbed SME Co-Investment Fund III, will...
A dipstick poll conducted by financial services group DBS has revealed that SMEs in Singapore are looking to the government to give them a leg-up in supporting their business growth this year. Eight in 10 said they are expecting more business incentives to be announced at the...
Singapore’s Central Bank, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), has warned members of the public not to be misled by fraudulent websites that solicit investments in cryptocurrencies using fabricated information attributed to the Singapore Government. These websites falsely claim that Singapore is adopting a...
Design Orchard, an initiative by Enterprise Singapore, JTC and Singapore Tourism Board (STB) will bring over 60 local brands together on Orchard Road and enhance the precinct. Located at the junction of Orchard Road and Cairnhill Road, the 2.5-storey development comprises a retail showcase on the first level, incubation...
The Singapore Business Federation (SBF) SME Committee (SMEC) submitted its recommendations for the Singapore Budget 2019 to the government earlier this month.In 2018, the Singapore economy grew 3.3%, in line with the Ministry of Trade and Industry’s (MTI’s) forecast of 3.0% to 3.5%. Moving forward, MTI forecasts...
According to a recent survey, businesses in Singapore are pursuing innovation to keep pace with a fast-changing economy despite ongoing economic uncertainties. The Singapore Business Federation’s (SBF) latest National Business Survey 2018/2019 has indicated that close to two in three large companies (64%) have implemented...
The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), Singtel and DBS recently rolled out a new 99%SME e-commerce platform (99sme.sg) that aims to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore easily adopt digital technologies and provide their customers with omni-channel experiences. The new platform was launched by Sim...
SEEDS Capital, the investment arm of Enterprise Singapore, has appointed seven co-investment partners under Startup SG Equity. This will catalyse more than S$90 million worth of investments to develop Singapore-based startups in the Agrifood tech sector. This was announced by Senior Minister of State for Trade and...