FROM THE EDITOR
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!