economy

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

SE Asian economies

Jokowi declared winner a month after Indonesia presidential vote

(May 21): Indonesian President Joko Widodo won last month’s bitterly contested election by a double-digit margin, official results showed Tuesday, putting the former furniture exporter in charge of

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

Disruption and Digitalisation

After all the talk about digitisation Asia Pacific businesses are still lagging behind, finds survey

SINGAPORE (May 2): Despite acknowledging the significance of digital transformation as a stepping stone to achieve their business goals, Asia Pacific businesses are still suffering from a lack of d

Malaysia

Malaysia's stock market is Asia's only loser of 2019

KUALA LUMPUR/SINGAPORE (Mar 12): The euphoria following Malaysia’s historic election last May has faded, leaving its stock market as Asia’s only one in the red this year.

Singapore economy

Singapore among few Asian countries forecast to enjoy real wage growth this year

SINGAPORE (Jan 31): Singapore’s workforce is due for an average salary increase of 4% this year compared to 3.7% predicted in 2018, according to a forecast issued today by consulting firm Korn Ferr

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