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Apprenticeships: It's an image problem

Apprenticeships: It's an image problem

Apprenticeships are a proven means of equipping individuals with vocational skills and ensuring that industries have a steady supply of skilled workers to meet their long-term needs. -ST
Relook HDB-CPF system of loans and fund usage

Relook HDB-CPF system of loans and fund usage

The Government should review the entire HDB-CPF ecosystem of loans and usage of funds to see if some tweaks are needed. -ST
HDB coffeeshops are not District 10 bungalows

HDB coffeeshops are not District 10 bungalows

They were built by the HDB to serve residents on state land acquired for a public purpose - ST
Onus on workers to prove hunger for jobs

Onus on workers to prove hunger for jobs

If firms give Singaporeans a fair chance yet still find them lacking - what then? Balancing citizen aspirations and economic openness is only possible to a certain extent, Janice Heng says. -Singapolitics
SME Clinic: Are there government schemes to finance exclusive distributorship deals?

SME Clinic: Are there government schemes to finance exclusive distributorship deals?

Are there any government schemes to help SMEs finance the exclusive distributorship of a branded product? -ST

Don't just help the poor - eradicate inequality first

Income inequality is a pressing issue in Asia, and should be solved to build a new global economy. - The Business Times

Bond investing getting stressful

Woes faced by issuers amid challenging markets drive home the need for investors to do their homework. - The Business Times

Excitement and jitters over AEC

Others hope that eventually the AEC will bolster ASEAN's identity and ability to hold its own in a multi-polar world. -ST

Quarterly reporting hurts firms

Down the line, a short-term mindset starts to manifest - such as placing emphasis on sales to boost the top line and a loss of focus on product and service delivery. -ST

What happens when you can't fulfil your option to buy?

More buyers are failing to complete private home purchases. What legal consequences do they face? -BT

Suburban condos may still be good buys

OCR homes are becoming more attractive due to the lower price quantum. -BT

Big luxury condos: A rare species

Despite falling supply, prices have slipped but their market fundamentals remain sound. -BT
To launch or not to launch, that is the question

To launch or not to launch, that is the question

It's fair that developers want to test the market. But how long and how many times are they going to do so? -Property Soul
SMEs can survive by staying relevant

SMEs can survive by staying relevant

SMEs need to innovate, improve themselves as well as expand and boost their productivity. -ST
What's being done to spur entrepreneurship

What's being done to spur entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is a crucial component of any economy and entrepreneurship development has came a long way in Singapore. -ST
Cash-strapped entrepreneurs need help, not punishment

Cash-strapped entrepreneurs need help, not punishment

There are times when small businesses are confined by their cash flow and are unable to pay their staff on time. -ST
Continue letting HDB flat owners buy private property

Continue letting HDB flat owners buy private property

We should not deprive HDB flat owners who have fulfilled the minimum occupation period of the opportunity to buy a second property. -ST

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