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BT-UniSIM Business Climate Survey

The Business Times of Singapore launched a quarterly business activity survey in January 1996 to track Singapore business cycles and to ascertain any variation in performance by size and ownership of companies. Currently into its 19th year, the firms included in this survey are drawn from a wide spectrum of business activities. Since the third quarter of 2006, it is jointly conducted with SIM University (UniSIM) and thereafter known as the BT-UniSIM Business Climate Survey.

The survey captures the performance of Singapore firms in terms of sales, profits and orders in the past quarter and the firms’ perceptions on business prospects for the next six months. It is the first in Singapore that provides expectations data for the whole economy and, to date, has been successful in tracking turning points in the business cycles at least one quarter ahead of the occurrence. The data has been used to forecast GDP growth in the next quarter.

The Business Times features the survey results each quarter on its front page.

Click the relevant links for a summary of the reports.

For more information or to subscribe to the detailed results, please contact:

Sharon Ong
Centre for Applied Research (CFAR)
Tel: (65) 6248 5280
Fax: (65) 6462 4377

SIM Management Monitor

The SIM Management Monitor (SMM) is Singapore’s first and most comprehensive management survey that aims to identify key trends in management and to better understand the issues, concerns and challenges that Singapore managers uniquely face.

The inaugural survey was launched in April 2009 and covered survey respondents from all levels of management from C-suite executives to middle managers from institutions and corporations in the private and public sector. In 2011, the objectives of the Singapore Management Monitor will change. Instead of one landscape survey, the SMM will be made up of a variety of research related projects ranging from a Management Capability Index to case studies.

SIM will be guided by this and future surveys to assist organisations and their managers with relevant programmes and upgrading pathways that meet their specific needs. Click here to view the press release or the key highlights of the 2009 survey.

If you need more information or have any queries regarding the SIM Management Monitor, please contact:

Yvonne Ong OR Serene Oh
Strategic Plans and Research
Tel: (65) 6248 9612 or (65) 6248 9613

Last Modified Date :20 Feb 2014

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