SINGAPORE (Dec 12): Trade protectionism is cited as the top risk among local economists, as suggested by the latest findings of the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s (MAS) Dec 2018 survey of professional forecasters, which reflect the views of 23 economists and analysts who closely monitor the Singapore economy.

Based on the latest survey’s findings, 100% of respondents cited an intensification of US-China trade tensions as a downside risk – up from 89% in the previous survey for Sept 2018.

See: Trade protectionism, China economy seen as increasingly risky to Singapore's GDP growth

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