Could political risks derail the recovery?

The global economy continues on its long, painful rehabilitation from the pandemic. While the worst is clearly over, economic data in recent days shows that the current recovery is fragile.


A Brexit-proof REIT?

SINGAPORE (Feb 17):  Victor Song was all smiles after Elite Commercial REIT (Elite REIT) got off to a flying start in its trading debut on Feb 6.

Global Markets

Top 10 questions amid the geopolitical uncertainty in 2020: Natixis

SINGAPORE (Jan 8): “Uncertainty” looks to be the key word in 2020.


Three new year's wishes for Britain and the EU

(Dec 31): The end of the year is a time for closure and new beginnings. As 2019 winds down, that is certainly the case with Brexit.


Making the best of a bad Brexit

(Dec 30): The United Kingdom’s general election this month not only settled the question of Brexit, but also put paid to Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s extreme vision of socialism.

Global Economy

Global Scene

SINGAPORE (DEC 27): Here are the international events that made the headlines this year.

Hong Kong extradition bill protests 


The UK's electoral system has failed

(Dec 17): On the most important issue in the United Kingdom’s modern history – whether to leave the European Union or remain – the UK’s electoral system produced an absurd result.


Boris Johnson's next Brexit steps: Get it done, then define it

(Dec 13): Boris Johnson’s election victory will allow him to get Brexit done. He now has to decide what it means in practice.

Global Economy

As central banks cut rates, beware of liquidity traps, says OCBC's Lee

(Nov 18): A decade of playing vigorous sports, coupled with poor sleeping and working habits, slowly resulted in a slip-disc problem for Howie Lee that required surgery.


Johnson suffers surprise blow to campaign as Morgan quits ahead of UK election battle

(Oct 31): Boris Johnson suffered a surprise blow to his election campaign on day one of the contest when senior Cabinet minister Nicky Morgan announced she was quitting politics.