Press Release

VIEW PRESS RELEASE FROM

25 March 2019
DESPITE LOWER TURNOVER AND PROFITABILITY EXPECTATIONS IN NEXT SIX MONTHS, SINGAPORE SMES RESPOND TO CALLS FOR BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION

Latest survey of 3,600 Singapore-based SMEs by SBF and DP Info shows general sentiments turning neutral at 50.4, with softer Turnover and Profitability Expectation


25 March SBF Media Release_SBF-DP SME Index 2Q19 - 3Q19 FNL
18 March 2019
DEBT PAYMENTS STABLE AMONG SINGAPORE SMES, BUT IMPACTED BY WEAKNESS IN THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR

The findings on SME payment behaviour were revealed in a report released today by DP Information Group (DP Info), part of Experian, reflected that debt payments in 4Q18 remained generally stable across SMEs in Singapore, but were impacted by a significant number of delinquent debts stemming from the Construction sector. 


223_Media Release Trade Payment 4Q2018 20190318 FNL
29 January 2019
SINGAPORE'S TOP 1000 COMPANIES GENERATE HIGHEST-EVER TURNOVER OF $3.15 TRILLION IN 2019 RANKING

Latest ranking finds Singapore 1000 companies also enjoyed a second consecutive year of double-digit profit growth and set a new combined profit record of S$210.7 billion. 


Media Release
14 January 2019
SMEs STILL LOOK TO EXPAND IN THE FIRST HALF OF 2019 DESPITE THE UNCERTAIN MACRO-ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT

Latest survey of 3,600 Singapore SMEs by SBF and DP Info shows SMEs to be mildly optimistic in their business outlook for the next six months




Press Release - SBF-DP SME Index 2018 1Q19 - 2Q19
05 December 2018
SINGAPORE SMEs RESPONDING TO CALLS FOR TRANSFORMATION TO DRIVE BUSINESS SUSTAINABILITY

Digitalisation, manpower optimisation, and process innovation are the key strategies being adopted to drive greater productivity and sustain growth

Challenging business environment expected, with SMEs anticipating lower turnover and facing finance related challenges

Calls for more assistance to help strengthen financial capability and workforce & training development; with SMEs looking to Industry Transformation Maps for assistance and direction


Media Release
08 November 2018
INCREASED TRADE TENSIONS POSSIBLY CONTRIBUTING TO SLOWER DEBT PAYMENTS IN KEY SECTORS

Varying impact, with commerce-wholesale and transport/storage sectors most affected; Trade payment trends across all SME sectors are generally stable


Media Release
08 October 2018
SMEs STAY POSITIVE ON MARKET OUTLOOK AS REGIONAL OPPORTUNITIES OUTWEIGH TRADE TENSIONS

Business expansion and investment still positive amid reduced turnover and profitability outlook 


Media Release
20 September 2018
INNOVATION AND FINANCIAL PRUDENCE KEY TO GROWTH FOR EXPERIENCED COMPANIES IN SINGAPORE’S FASTEST GROWING 50 LIST

DP Information Group’s 17th Annual Study of Singapore-registered companies shows increase in high-growth companies aged 10 years and above


Press Release
17 July 2018
MANUFACTURING COMPANIES THE MOST IMPROVED BILL PAYERS IN SINGAPORE

150% increase in time retail companies take to settle a debt


Press Release
19 June 2018
SMES EXPECT STEADY GROWTH FOR REMAINDER OF 2018

Business Services remain the most optimistic, Retail/F&B on the rise


Press Release
03 May 2018
SME DEBT PAYMENT BEHAVIOUR CONTINUES TO IMPROVE

Service companies now the fastest debt payers in Singapore


Press Release
28 March 2018
OPTIMISM ON THE RISE AS SMES EXPECT THEIR BEST SALES AND PROFIT RESULT IN THREE YEARS

Signs that the SME recovery is gaining speed


Press Release
08 March 2018
01 February 2018
FEWER SMEs HAVE SEVERELY DELINQUENT DEBT ISSUES

Drop in the proportion of debts unpaid 90 days after falling due shows SME financial health is improving


Press Release
27 December 2017
SMEs EXPECT STRONG START TO 2018 WITH INCREASED SALES AND PROFITS

Outlook improves across all six industry sectors


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

Payment problems leading to cash flow concerns


Press Release
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


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

Weak profit outlook continues to trouble SMEs


Press Release
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


Press Release
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


Press Release
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


Press Release
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


Press Release