FROM THE ED­I­TOR

Singapore Business Review - - NEWS - Tim Charl­ton

Wel­come to Sin­ga­pore Busi­ness Re­view’s an­nual Salary Sur­vey. Our chan­nel checks with ex­perts in the hir­ing and re­cruit­ment scene re­vealed that Sin­ga­pore has a gap­ing num­ber of job va­can­cies es­ti­mated at around 48,800 in 2017.

As a con­se­quence, a grow­ing num­ber of in­dus­tries, par­tic­u­larly in the hos­pi­tal­ity sec­tor, have been turn­ing to tech­no­log­i­cal advancements like AI and ro­bot­ics to fill the se­vere man­power gap. Aside from tal­ent short­age, we also pro­vide you with the lat­est up­date on salaries and bonuses. Flip the pages to know how much you’re worth in tal­ent-hun­gry Sin­ga­pore.

Our reg­u­lar Fi­nan­cial In­sight col­umn also re­vealed that ven­ture cap­i­tal ac­tiv­ity in Sin­ga­pore will main­tain its solid mo­men­tum for the rest of 2018 due to an in­flux in growth-stage funds, a stronger cor­po­rate ex­pan­sion drive into South­east Asia, and an ex­pected boom in at­trac­tive exit deals. But funds will likely have to fight tooth-and-nail for tal­ent and deals amidst strong com­pe­ti­tion and a grow­ing in­ter­est in ini­tial coin of­fer­ings as an al­ter­na­tive fundrais­ing path.

Mean­while, Sin­ga­pore’s brick and mor­tars are turn­ing to ex­pe­ri­en­tial shop­ping to sur­vive. We’ve rounded up the lat­est

DIY trends that hit the mar­ket, and we’ve reached out to an­a­lysts who shared how brick and mor­tars can fight for life in Sin­ga­pore’s cut­throat re­tail scene.

Flip the pages and en­joy the is­sue!

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