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Retail sales grew by 1.9% in November 2021 on a year-on-year basis, compared to the 7.5% increase in October 2021. Excluding motor vehicles, retail sales rose 4.1%, compared to the 11.5% growth in October 2021. The larger year-on-year increase in October 2021 was partly attributed to the Computer & Telecommunications Equipment industry recording higher mobile… View Article
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The updated advisory for Retail & Lifestyle can be found here, with effect from 22 November 2021. Please see below updated infographics for your ref. Key things to note: From 1 Jan 2022, voluntarily unvaccinated individuals can no longer use a negative Pre-Event Test (PET) for Vaccinated-Differentiated settings (e.g. dining-in, entry into shopping malls etc. From 1… View Article
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Retail sales increased 7.5% in October 2021 on a year-on-year basis, compared to the 6.8% increase in September 2021. Excluding motor vehicles, retail sales rose 11.4%, compared to the 8.5% growth in September 2021. The year-on-year increase in October 2021 was partly attributed to the Computer & Telecommunications Equipment industry which recorded higher mobile phone… View Article
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As announced by MTF on Saturday, Singapore will be exiting the Stabilisation Phase into the Transition Phase. The full list of community measures can be found here.   In particular, enterprises should take note of the following from 22 Nov 2021: Increase in social gathering group size to 5 persons Dining groups of up to… View Article
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Retail sales increased 6.6% in September 2021 on a year-on-year basis, a reversal from the 2.8% decline in August 2021. Excluding motor vehicles, retail sales rose 8.3%, compared to the flat growth in August 2021. The year-on-year increase in September 2021 was partly attributed to the Computer & Telecommunications industry, which recorded higher sales of… View Article
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With the extension of the Stabilisation Phase to 21 November, the Government will continue to provide targeted support to affected businesses and workers. These measures, amounting to $640m, include: 25% Jobs Support Scheme (JSS) Support for affected sectors Rental waivers for qualifying tenants and cooked food and market stallholders in centres managed by NEA/NEA-appointed operators… View Article
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