(June 28): Singapore will focus on regional trade and digital economic agreements to counter the impact of the US-China trade war that’s weighing on the nation’s growth prospects and prompting some economists to warn of a recession risk.

It’s important that Singapore works on different types of regional arrangements to “find new pathways for growth,” S Iswaran, minister for communications and information, said in an interview with Bloomberg Television on Friday. He referred to pacts such as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, or CPTPP, and the EU-Singapore free trade agreement.

Have a premium account? Sign in to continue reading.

Unlimited access to all stories from $99.9/year*

The latest reporting and analysis from business and investments to news and views on social issues.

Bonus:

  • Simultaneous logins across all devices
  • Instant access to past digital issues
  • Unlimited access to The Edge Malaysia
  • *For annual subscription plan only. T&Cs apply

Subscribe

Stay updated with Singapore corporate news stories for FREE

Follow our Telegram | Facebook