2018 Media Coverage

 

Rising cost of business hurting margins, but SMEs look to new growth markets, innovation
SCCCI President Roland Ng revealed the preliminary results of the SCCCI Annual Business Survey at the opening of the Chamber's SMEICC 2018.

The Business Times, 16 August 2018

 

Strong, capable SAF needed to safeguard sovereignty: Eng Hen
On 2 July 2018, Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen attended the SAF Day Combined Rededication Ceremony West Zone hosted by the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCCI).

The Straits Times, 3 July 2018

 

Transforming Family Businesses: Ensuring your Legacy is built to Last
|The SCCCI-PwC-UBS 2017 Family Business Study, launched on 25th May 2018, surveyed closed to 120 family businesses in Singapore to find out how they are dealing with transformation amidst the rapidly changing business environment today.

New Fortune Times, 1 June 2018

 

Adoption of digital solutions slows among family businesses: survey
The SCCCI-PwC-UBS 2017 Family Business Study, launched on 25th May 2018, has found that although family businesses have generally accepted digitalisation and innovation as being key to the effective transformation of businesses, some family firms are struggling with the shift towards digital.

The Business Times, 26 May 2018

 

Thomas Chua on collaboration to achieve economic transformation
SCCCI Immediate Past President and NMP Thomas Chua called for a collaborative relationship between the Government and businesses, based on mutual trust and learning, to bring about breakthroughs in transforming the economy.

Channel NewsAsia, 14 May 2018

 

Singapore Budget 2018: SMEs laud new scheme to put global skills in local hands
After the government announced the details of the Capability Transfer Programme in the Budget debate on the Ministry of Manpower, SCCCI commented that Singapore companies could leverage on the CTP to train their workers in specialised skills which Singapore lacks.

The Business Times, 6 March 2018

 

Singapore Budget 2018: Not much time left for firms' digital transformation: Swee Keat
At a post-Budget forum organised by Chinese daily Lianhe Zaobao, SCCCI President Roland Ng highlighted the importance of encouraging companies to collaborate in sharing resources or investing abroad.

The Business Times, 6 March 2018

 

Firms have small window for digital transformation: Heng
At a post-Budget forum organised by Chinese daily Lianhe Zaobao, SCCCI President Roland Ng said that trade associations can play a key role in facilitating collaboration between companies to share resources or invest abroad.

The Straits Times, 6 March 2018

 

Employers to get more flexi-work help: Josephine Teo
At the “She Is Global” International Women’s Day Celebratory Conference-cum-Dinner 2018 organised by the SCCCI Career Women's Group, Minister Josephine Teo announced that employers will be getting more flexi-work help through the updated and extended Work-Life Grant.

The Business Times, 5 March 2018

 

Flexi-work scheme for firms extended and enhanced
Minister Josephine Teo attended the “She Is Global” International Women’s Day Celebratory Conference-cum-Dinner 2018 organised by the SCCCI Career Women's Group. At the event, she announced that the Work-Life Grant, which funds companies so that they can help groups such as mothers get back to work, will be enhanced and extended beyond its expiry date in March 2018.

The Straits Times, 5 March 2018

 

Scheme to help women with flexi-work to be extended and enchanced
At the “She Is Global” International Women’s Day Celebratory Conference-cum-Dinner 2018 organised by the SCCCI Career Women's Group, Minister Josephine Teo announced the extension and enhancement of the Work-Life Grant, which is due to expire in March.

The New Paper, 5 March 2018

 

Scheme to encourage flexible work arrangements enhanced
At the “She Is Global” International Women’s Day Celebratory Conference-cum-Dinner 2018 organised by the SCCCI Career Women's Group, Minister Josephine Teo announced that the government will be extending and enhancing the Work-Life Grant.

Channel NewsAsia, 4 March 2018

 

MPs: More can be done to prepare economy for future
At the Budget debate, SCCCI Immediate Past President and NMP Thomas Chua raised a concern that the GST hike, coupled with other factors, would lure consumers across the Causeway.

The Straits Times, 28 February 2018

 

MPs want burden of GST hike to be eased for vulnerable groups
SCCCI Immediate Past President and NMP Thomas Chua expressed his concern about the GST impact on businesses at the Budget debate.

The Straits Times, 28 February 2018

 

Singapore Budget 2018 GST hike: MPs voice concerns, suggest alternatives
SCCCI Immediate Past President and NMP Thomas Chua addressed the introduction of GST on imported services from 2020 at the Budget debate.

The Business Times, 28 February 2018

 

Explore other revenue streams, hold off GST hike as far as possible, MPs propose 
At the Budget debate, SCCCI Immediate Past President and NMP Thomas Chua commented on the impact of the GST hike on local businesses.

TODAY, 28 February 2018

 

Government’s borrowing plan for infrastructure projects gets thumbs-up from MPs
SCCCI Immediate Past President and NMP Thomas Chua commented on the Government’s plan to consider providing guarantees for long-term borrowings for critical national infrastructure at the Budget debate.

Channel NewsAsia, 27 February 2018

 

Budget 2018 debate: MPs question if alternatives explored ahead of proposed GST hike
At the budget debate, SCCCI Immediate Past President and NMP Thomas Chua pointed out that some smaller retailers are concerned that following the GST hike more consumers would head across the Causeway to shop for daily necessities.

Channel NewsAsia, 27 February 2018

 

Sharper Budget 2018 policies ‘pack more punch’ to help businesses grow: Experts
In response to Budget 2018, President Roland Ng noted that this year’s Budget laid the foundation to strengthen Singapore’s economy and companies over the longer run.

Channel NewsAsia, 20 February 2018

 

Govt to support firms in their innovation efforts with grant, skills acquisition 
In response to Budget 2018, President Roland Ng said that he is heartened that the Government has responded to the association’s recommendations with measures to incentivise larger companies to partner with SMEs on collaborative projects.

TODAY, 20 February 2018

 

Singapore Budget 2018: Organisations and businesses react to the Budget speech
President Roland Ng said that he is heartened to see measures to help businesses transform and upgrade through productivity improvement and innovation in this year's Budget.

The Straits Times, 20 February 2018

 

Budget 2018: What the analysts are saying
President Roland Ng’s comments on Budget 2018 regarding a greater need for government support for businesses affected by the carbon tax.

TODAY, 19 February 2018

 

Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry launches scholars network
SCCCI has launched its SCCCI Scholars Network at the 2018 Lunar New Year Gathering, jointly hosted by the Chamber and Business China. The SCCCI Scholars Network provides a platform for its scholars to share their experiences and contribute to society.

The Straits Times, 16 February 2018

 

War memorial service pays tribute to civilian victims
The 51st War Memorial Service in Commemoration of the Civilian Victims of the Japanese Occupation and Total Defence Day Commemoration Event was held on 15 February 2018. The event is co-organised by the Chamber and Nexus, and President Halimah Yacob attended the event as the Guest of Honour.

The Straits Times, 16 February 2018

 

Treasure multiculturalism and total defence, urges President Halimah Yacob
President Halimah Yacob attended the 51st War Memorial Service in Commemoration of the Civilian Victims of the Japanese Occupation and Total Defence Day Commemoration Event as the Guest of Honour, which was co-organised by the Chamber and Nexus.

Channel NewsAsia, 15 February 2018

 

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: Should Singapore's foreign manpower curbs be relaxed for certain sectors? How might businesses raise the productivity of their staff?
President Roland Ng’s comments on Singapore's manpower conundrum for The Business Times’ “Views From The Top” Column.

The Business Times, 12 February 2018

 

Rolling out the ITMs is only the first step of the slog
An article published in the Opinion Column of The Business Times talks about the SCCCI Pre-2018 Budget Wishlist recommendation for the government to provide more financial support to implement ITM initiatives.

The Business Times, 16 January 2018

 

Investor residency scheme created 6,000 jobs from 2011-2016
Investments brought in under the Global Investor Programme (GIP) generated S$1.8 billion in total business expenditure and created over 6,000 job opportunities here from 2011 to 2016, in industries such as infocomm media, engineering and financial services.

The Business Times, 10 January 2018

 

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