Singapore assessing 2019 forecasts with trade war risks in view

SINGAPORE (Nov 5): Singapore may need to review its economic growth projections for next year as a trade spat between the world’s two biggest economies increases uncertainty and crimps business investment, the city state’s finance minister said.

Jokowi roots for private investment as Freeport dispute lingers

JAKARTA (Oct 17): Indonesia will turn to private investors for the hundreds of billions of dollars in investment needed to develop the archipelago’s infrastructure and natural resources, President Joko Widodo said, brushing off claims he was increasingly becoming an economic nationalist.

Australia's AAA rating is back under the microscope

SYDNEY (May 9): Australia’s AAA rating is again under the microscope as the government prepares to deliver a budget Tuesday that appears long on spending pledges and short on savings.

4 bumps the UK will have to face now that May has triggered Article 50

SINGAPORE (March 29): Even with the official commencement of the Brexit process – as finalised by Prime Minister Theresa May’s signature on the letter to trigger Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty today – Bank of Singapore’s (BoS) chief economist Richard Jerram is certain that a deal for the UK to leave the Union is “almost impossible”.

As Southeast Asia Central banks retreat, focus shifts to budgets

(Feb 2): Governments in Southeast Asia are ramping up spending just as central banks are putting away their policy-easing tools.

From Thailand to Malaysia, states are boosting budgets for railways, roads and other infrastructure projects to help bolster growth in a region facing uncertain global markets and the threat of a pullback in trade under U.S. President Donald Trump.

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