(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.

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