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Singapore's GDP plunged in 2020, household wealth increased instead, says Credit Suisse - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

Singapore economy

Singapore's GDP plunged in 2020, household wealth increased instead, says Credit Suisse

The sharp economic recessions caused by the pandemic last year did not hurt household wealth in countries including Singapore, contrary to common perceptions. 

KGI remains neutral on Soilbuild as it poses good recovery - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

Broker's Calls

KGI remains neutral on Soilbuild as it poses good recovery

KGI Securities' Joel Ng is maintaining his ‘neutral’ stance and target price of 48 cents on SoilBuild Business Space REIT (SBREIT).

Investors better off sleeping through US presidential debates, says UBS economist - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

Broker's Calls

Investors better off sleeping through US presidential debates, says UBS economist

It was all heat and no light at the first US Presidential debates between President Donald Trump and former Vice-President Joe Biden today, as the proceedings quickly descended into a farce.

Singapore economy

Singapore goes to the polls: Economy, not votes, key to where STI is heading

SINGAPORE (June 26): An oft-heard quip about Singapore politics is that the winner of the elections is a foregone conclusion, but that the date of the win, and the vote shares garnered, are not.

Global Economy

Singapore retains top spot in annual IMD ranking of economic competitiveness

SINGAPORE (June 16): Singapore has retained its number one position as the world’s most competitive economy for the second year in a row, according to a long-running ranking. 

China Focus

As Covid spreads, global eyes are on China

SINGAPORE (April 13): A couple of weeks ago, Lily, a Shanghainese contact of mine who is in the fashion manufacturing industry, asked if I needed masks.

Hong Kong protests

Jeers force Hong Kong leader to abandon address with no olive branch on offer

HONG KONG (Oct 16): Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam had to abandon her policy speech because of jeering lawmakers on Wednesday but later offered no direct olive branch to pro-democracy protesters, hopi

Singapore-Malaysia ties

Growth in Malaysia creates opportunities for Singapore

(Sept 2): Singapore and Malaysia are two countries with two systems — unlike China and Hong Kong, which are one country with two systems.

Commentary

The economy cannot function without giving and goodwill

SINGAPORE (May 20): As a French citizen, I was deeply affected by the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, and was happy and surprised that many people contributed generously to its reconstructio

Malaysia

Malaysia sees trade diversion cushioning impact of tariff wars

(July 18): Malaysia’s central bank, which has already downgraded its economic growth outlook for this year amid an escalating trade war, sees a partial offset as companies shift operations from Chi

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