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20 November 2017
SME DEVELOPMENT SURVEY 2017: MANPOWER CONCERNS DROP AS SMEs FOCUS ON GROWTH

Payment problems leading to cash flow concerns


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Speech by Mr Dev Dhiman, Managing Director, SEA & Emerging Markets, Experian
Speech by Mr Ho Meng Kit, CEO, Singapore Business Federation
09 October 2017
YOUNG GUNS FIRE IN FASTEST GROWING 50 RANKINGS

More than half of Singapore's fastest growing companies are less than 10 years' old


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29 September 2017
SMEs’ SENTIMENT REMAINS FLAT NOTWITHSTANDING NASCENT SIGNS OF IMPROVEMENT IN THE ECONOMY

Weak profit outlook continues to trouble SMEs


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26 July 2017
ONLY 37% OF SME DEBTS PAID ON TIME IN Q2 – THE LOWEST LEVEL IN TWO YEARS

SMEs holding on to cash to fund growth and inventory expansion


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21 June 2017
SMES EXPECT A MARGINAL LIFT IN SALES IN THE 2ND HALF OF THE YEAR

SME optimism improves slightly though the outlook for profits remains weak


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30 March 2017
SMEs’ SENTIMENT LIFTS SLIGHTLY, MODEST BUSINESS GROWTH EXPECTED IN THE NEXT SIX MONTHS

More companies planning capital investments as access to funding improves


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16 February 2017
FINANCE COMPANIES LARGE AND SMALL STAR IN SINGAPORE 1000 RANKINGS

Growth of private wealth and insurance in the region cementing Singapore as the region's premier financial centre


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21 December 2016
OUTLOOK FOR SINGAPORE SMES FALLS TO A NEW LOW IN SEVEN YEARS

SBF-DP SME Index falls below 50 for the first time in seven years
Turnover and profitability expectations at record lows, with the Business Services sector moderately optimistic in maintaining their sales 


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07 December 2016
SME TRADE CREDIT TERMS CONTINUE TO TIGHTEN

Demands for faster payment lead to a drop in delinquent debts


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03 November 2016
MORE THAN 8 IN 10 SMES STRUGGLE TO UPGRADE STAFF SKILLS

TWO THIRDS OF SMES DO STAFF TRAINING BUT MOST SPEND LESS THAN $500 PER EMPLOYEE A YEAR
FINANCE AND CASH FLOW EMERGE AS MAJOR NEW CHALLENGES


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Statement by Mr Lincoln Teo, Chief Operating Officer, DP Info
Statement by Mr Ho Meng Kit, CEO, Singapore Business Federation
Statement by Ms Leung Wai Ling, Assistant Chief Executive (Corporate Development & SPRING Investment), SPRING Singapore
22 September 2016
LOWEST PROFIT EXPECTATIONS IN SEVEN YEARS AND MUTED SME SENTIMENT REFLECT CHALLENGING BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

Five of six sectors expect their profits to shrink in the next six months;
SBF-DP Index at its second lowest reading in seven years


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20 September 2016
FASTEST GROWING 50 COMPANIES LIST REVEALS GREATER DIVERSITY IN SINGAPORE’S ECONOMY

Manufacturing & wholesale companies displaced by service & infocomm companies


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14 July 2016
SMEs GET SMARTER AT MANAGING TRADE CREDIT

Tighter terms and more checks lead to faster payment of debt


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16 June 2016
SME SENTIMENT EDGES UP FOR FIRST TIME IN SEVEN CONSECUTIVE QUARTERS

Turnover and profits expected to rise in second half of the year; 
Transport/Storage sector records biggest improvement in sentiment


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09 May 2016
RETAIL SECTOR’S CASH FLOW TIGHTENS AS CREDITORS DEMAND PROMPT PAYMENT

Only 25 per cent of F&B companies paying bills on time


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17 March 2016
SME OPTIMISM DIPS AMID ECONOMIC HEADWINDS

Slow global growth sees 18 months of declining SME sentiment, with the lowest Index score since 2010


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25 February 2016
27 August 2015
SINGAPORE'S NEW BREED - YOUNGER COMPANIES DOMINATE THE FASTEST GROWING 50

22 of this year’s winners are less than 10 years old;

Semiconductor company Lattice is Singapore’s fastest growing company


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29 January 2015
S1000 COMPANIES ADD 1.23 TRILLION IN REVENUE SINCE THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS

Wholesale and Infocomm – Singapore’s Best Performing Sectors of the Last Five Years;

SMEs get a boost from E-Commerce


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