Tag: Ministry of Trade and Industry

Singapore sees biggest half-year decrease in total employment

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Singapore—The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) announced on Monday (Sept 14) that the reduction in employment for the first half of 2020 is the largest on record for Singapore. The country’s total employment for the second quarter of the year contracted by 129,100, a...

Improved reusable face masks: Some questions for Chan Chun Sing

In a Facebook post on Thursday (May 21), Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing announced that the public can collect their improved reusable face masks from Tuesday (May 26) to Monday (June 1). The masks can be collected from Community Clubs and Residents' Committee...

Singapore re-assessing stockpiling policies, will produce locally if necessary

Minister of Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing has said that Singapore is re-assessing its stockpiling policies in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak and its global implications. According to straitstimes.com, Mr Chan disclosed this on Saturday (March 7) after a visit to NTUC FairPrice's Benoi Distribution...

Yishun retailer selling 20 masks for S$138, MP visits shop after receiving complaints

Singapore – There have been more complaints about shops profiteering from the sale of surgical face masks amid the spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) here. Following reports of earlier cases, the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) released an advisory stating that it was looking...

Five out of six jobs new jobs went to Singaporeans from 2015 to 2018

Singapore—Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing shared data on the proportion of jobs for Singaporeans and permanent residents (PR) from 2015 to 2018. "Pre-selected" permanent residents took up 17 percent or 9,000 new jobs compared to the 83 percent or 50,000 jobs which went...

Minister Chan: Singapore must be open to skilled foreign talent in tech

Singapore — In his speech in Parliament on Monday (Sept 2), Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing expressed the need for Singapore to be open to accommodating highly skilled tech professionals in the fields of artificial intelligence and cyber security. Singapore cannot afford...

Breathing new life to Singapore: 4th tower added to Marina Bay Sands

Singapore – Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing announced on April 3 (Wednesday) that Singapore’s two Integrated Resorts (IRs) will be investing around S$9 billion “to expand and refresh their non-gaming components” in the country. Marina Bay Sands (MBS) will be creating a...

Tourism experts deliver bold, innovative ideas to MTI to elevate Singapore tourism and eye the Greater Southern Waterfront and Pulau Brani as locations

The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) has some impressive intentions to elevate Singapore's tourism sector. At a tourism industry event on Wednesday, October 17, tourism specialists gave their recommendations to the MTI on how Singapore can distinguish itself from competing nations' tourism offers. The...