Global Economy

The road to restarting economies and social life

SINGAPORE (Apr 30): The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a near total shutdown of social and economic activity in all corners of the world.


Wuhan coronavirus could be worse for economy than SARS, Singapore among most vulnerable: Nomura

SINGAPORE (Jan 29): The deadly conoravirus that has infected thousands and killed dozens so far may hit the Chinese economy harder than the spread of SARS in 2003, according to research analysts fr


Singapore fintech firms grabs more than half of funding in Asean: Report

SINGAPORE (Nov 12): Financial technology firms in Singapore continue to grab the lion’s share of funding in Asean, according to a report by United Overseas Bank (UOB), PwC and the Singapore FinTech


Asean can benefit from a prosperous China, says former minister George Yeo

SINGAPORE (Oct 22): If precedents are anything to go by, China’s meteoric rise as an economic and political superpower can be a boon to Southeast Asia, according to former foreign minister George Y


A gloomy world, but don’t forget the silver linings for Asean

SINGAPORE (Sept 30): Asean economies certainly face growing challenges in maintaining robust economic growth in the next year.


Singapore pushes for trade corridor with China to reach 'full potential'

SINGAPORE (Sept 23): Singapore is working with China to develop the New International Land-Sea Trade Corridor (ILSTC), which is envisioned to become “the most efficient trade route between Western

US-China trade war

Can Asean thrive amid a US-China trade war that is not just about trade?

SINGAPORE (Sept 23): Not unlike during the Cold War, the world today is about to be split into two trading blocs with deeply rooted opposing ideologies: one faction led by the US and the other cont


Southeast Asia lags in sustainability efforts, experts say

SINGAPORE (Sept 23): Southeast Asia is lagging behind in sustainability efforts despite being most vulnerable to climate change, say experts at the BNP Paribas Sustainable Future Forum on Sept 18.

Singapore economy

Economists expect easing of exchange rates as Singapore fights off technical recession

SINGAPORE (Sept 19): Singapore is forecast to dip into a technical recession in the current quarter ending Sept 30, say economists at Oxford Economics.

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