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Singapore’s trade expands for third straight quarter

Total trade in the Republic grew for a third straight quarter, with an increase of 2.9 per cent in the second quarter compared with the same period last year, International Enterprise (IE) Singapore s...

Date: 2014-08-12

China says local, foreign firms treated the same in probes

China has said that its Anti-Monopoly Law does not discriminate between foreign and domestic companies, as big name overseas enterprises have come under a series of high-profile investigations.BEIJING...

Date: 2014-08-11

Wilmar continues to support sustainable practices in palm oil production

Commodities firm Wilmar International said on Thursday (Aug 7) that it has continued to focus on engaging stakeholders with regard to its "No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation Policy". SINGAPORE...

Date: 2014-08-08

Facebook Ads Become 'Costlier' Choice for Small Businesses

When it comes to advertising on Facebook these days, small-business owners are competing for more limited ad space—and paying more for ads even if they don't result in sales.During Facebook In...

Date: 2014-08-07

Australia's Treasury Wines Estates is bid target

US private equity giant KKR has launched a renewed $3.4bn Australian dollar (£1.88bn; $3.17bn) takeover bid for Australian winemaker Treasury Wines Estates.TWE, which owns brands such as Wolf Bl...

Date: 2014-08-06

McDonald's warns of big hit from China meat scandal

McDonald's said on Monday (August 4) that a recent scandal over expired meat from a Chinese food supplier has had a "significant negative impact" on sales in China, Japan and some other markets.NEW Y...

Date: 2014-08-05

Manufacturers upbeat for second half of 2014

Singapore manufacturers expect business conditions to remain positive in the second half of this year.SINGAPORE: In the latest survey by the Economic Development Board (EDB), a weighted 9 per cent of ...

Date: 2014-08-01

Honey company looks for free trade sweetener with South Korea

Honey is enjoying some sweet success in South Korea. Soft-serve ice-creams with large pieces of sticky honeycomb on top are all the rage in the capital Seoul – so much so that some stores have h...

Date: 2014-07-31