global economy

Commentary

The state as insurer of last resort

SINGAPORE (May 8): The world is now facing a pandemic of catastrophic health and economic consequences.

Commentary

Suspend emerging and developing economies' debt payments

(May 11): As the Covid-19 virus spreads globally, economic paralysis and unemployment follow in its wake.

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.

Global Economy

Briefs

Quoteworthy: "We are not living in the final phase of the pandemic, but still at the beginning." Chancellor Angela Merkel, as Germany cautiously started to lift

Global Economy

When US$8 tril global fiscal stimulus still is not enough

(Apr 24): As governments dedicate more than US$8 trillion ($11.39 trillion) to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, a further widening in the gap between rich and poor countries threatens to exacerbate the

CoVid-19

What lessons should Singapore learn from the Covid-19 crisis?

SINGAPORE (Apr 17): The International Monetary Fund (IMF) just released shockingly downbeat forecasts showing the world economy contracting nastily this year.

Global Economy

Covid-19 to cause the world's worst recession since the 1929 Great Depression: IMF

SINGAPORE (Apr 15): The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has slashed its 2020 global growth forecast to -3% from its previous prediction of 3.3% announced in January.

CoVid-19

World economy working from home gets a glimpse of the virtual future

(Apr 15): The lockdown gripping much of the world economy has spurred a real-time stress test of the long-heralded digital future.

Global Economy

After Covid-19, things will never be the same again

(Apr 9): Every economic shock leaves a legacy. The deadly coronavirus will be no different.

CoVid-19

The priority for the social-distancing period

(Apr 9): The coronavirus has a chokehold on the global economy. Like many friends and colleagues in China, I, too, have been locked down, along with the rest of Italy.

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