The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Bank of Ghana (BOG) have commenced discussions to adopt the Business sans Borders (BSB) open hub of platforms between Singapore and Ghana. These discussions on close cooperation will benefit the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and...
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Global Centre for Technology, Innovation and Sustainable Development and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) have signed a partnership agreement to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) leverage technology to better access global value chains. The partnership will...
The Singapore Business Federation (SBF) welcomed the recent signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement and looks forward to helping Singapore businesses leverage this agreement to achieve commercial benefits.The 15-member RCEP agreement will create the world’s largest free trade area, accounting for US$21 trillion, or...
Given the uncertainties faced by businesses during the on-going Phase Two of the post-Circuit Breaker period, the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) launched a survey in August to garner business sentiments and to better understand the support businesses may require during this phase. Conducted over...
Xero has released two new reports highlighting the economic and emotional impact of the pandemic on small businesses across multiple countries. The Xero Small Business Insights (SBI) Special Report, “Pandemic Insights: Small Business Experience”, produced with AlphaBeta (part of Accenture), is based on anonymised...
Facebook has announced its allocation of about S$4.75 million to support more than 800 small businesses in Singapore through a new grant programme. In a media statement, Facebook said that each eligible business could receive a grant amounting to S$5,500 comprising S$3,500 in cash...
As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the globe, companies are decidedly more pessimistic about the global economy than their own prospects, according to a new study released by the Economist Intelligence Unit on 24 April 2020. This study, the Global Business Barometer (GBB), supported by...
Against the global backdrop of rising market and geopolitical volatility, companies in Singapore are taking concrete actions to make the best of potential uncertainties despite mixed sentiments, as reflected in a recent survey conducted by TMF Group, a leading provider of international business administration support services.
Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing, New Zealand’s Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker and Chile’s Vice Minister for Trade Rodrigo Yanez jointly announced the substantial conclusion of the negotiations for the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA) in Singapore on 21 January 2020....
In the Allianz Risk Barometer 2020,their 9th annual survey on top business risks, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), a global corporate insurance carrier and a key business unit of Allianz Group, attracted a record participation of  2718 experts from over 100 countries, including CEOs, risk managers,...